Aspen Ideas Festival 2015 | Markle | Advancing America's Future
Aspen Ideas Festival 2015 | Markle | Advancing America's Future

Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

Type: Conference

Date: Jun 29 2015 - July 1, 2015

Venue: Aspen, Colorado

Monday, June 29, 2015

Restarting Opportunity in the Connected Age | 10:20 am – 11:20 am MDT
As America goes through the biggest economic transformation in a hundred years, millions of Americans are losing faith in the American dream. Technology and globalization are redefining work as we know it, and we need a bold vision for a new way forward. We need to rethink how people learn and train for the jobs of the future, and create paths to expand business opportunities in America. Imagine the possibilities if we put in place a modern, networked labor market that efficiently and transparently matches people who need a job with the right employers and training providers. The defining challenge of our time is making sure all Americans have a meaningful place in the new economy. This is America’s Moment.

Speakers: Zoë Baird, Michael Crow, Allen Blue, Leila Janah, and Joe Garcia

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

How Do We Sustain Economic Growth? | 10:20 am – 11:20 am MDT
Key economic indicators suggest that the US Economy has recovered from the global recession. However, we have seen slow economic growth in the US, while other countries have enjoyed a faster paced financial recovery. What can we do to jump-start our economic engine? What mechanisms do we have to empower our companies to increase employment opportunities and to enable our citizens to pursue sustainable jobs? Are there more targeted fiscal policies we should adopt which would create increased momentum in the marketplace and offer financial relief to both corporations and employees?

Speakers: Tom Fanning, Zoë Baird, Mark Warner, and Gillian Tett

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