WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Eric Gertler, Co-Chairman of U.S. News & World Report and CEO of Ulysses Ventures, will be one of the keynote speakers at the Innovate + Educate CLOSE IT Summit at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

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This year’s summit focuses on the role emerging technologies play in creating pathways to social and economic mobility. Gertler’s remarks will spotlight the media’s role in helping individuals navigate how to learn, work and thrive in a new, technology-driven era.

Gertler, who previously served as Executive Vice President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation and as Managing Director of the Center for Economic Transformation under both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayor Bill de Blasio, will also appear on a panel exploring how to establish economic opportunities for a stronger workforce. His co-panelists include:

  • Karin Norington-Reaves, CEO, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
  • Beverly Riddick, Executive Director, Ready to Work Business Collaborative
  • Paula Sammons, Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Lisa Schumacher, Director of Education Strategies, McDonald’s Corporation

U.S. News, the global authority in education rankings and consumer advice, covers America’s evolving education, job training and workforce needs daily on its site. The company hosts an annual national conference on better aligning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education with workforce needs. In its seventh year, Workforce of Tomorrow: Skills, Jobs & the New Collar Economy will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC from April 4-6, 2018.

U.S. News is also a media partner for SHIFT Happens: Work + Learn Futures, taking place in Brooklyn in 2018.

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