Interest in STEM education—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—is on the rise. This interest is driven by the knowledge that most 21st-century innovations in the world economy will be driven by STEM fields. In this fascinating opening keynote, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of the television show Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, will explore how and why STEM is critical not just in the education of young people, but also in impacting the landscape of today’s workplace. You will learn how strong foundations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics can be leveraged in organizational training, and how that foundation can be expanded upon to empower workers to solve business-related problems—even problems they have never before seen. You will explore the role of ever-advancing technology and the challenges and opportunities these advancements represent. You will leave this keynote with a greater understanding of the key roles that learning plays in the uncharted territory that is the future of work.

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