Reception: Building the Workforce of the Future

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 5:30pm
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062
United States

To tell the story of how employers are partnering with education to help develop the talent needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has launched a new art installation called Building the Workforce of the Future and a companion storytelling website,

The initiatives highlighted in this installation are driven by employers, powered by private/public partnerships, and produce impressive results. Participating employers include ExxonMobil, the Greater Houston Partnership, The Home Depot, IBM, Microsoft, Novelis, PNC, and Wyoming Machine.

We welcome you to join us for an exclusive, open press reception to debut this installation and to celebrate the employers driving the featured initiatives.

This is a rare opportunity for in-person discussions with the employers featured in this installation, who will be in attendance. Learn about their commitment to these initiatives and dedication to developing solutions to today's education and workforce challenges.

Reception Schedule

5:30 PM: Welcome & Registration

Virtual Reality Demonstrations
Throughout the evening, experience demonstrations provided by Honeywell and Toyota to highlight how each company is leveraging virtual reality to make upskilling, onboarding, and other skill building processes more efficient and effective in the workplace.

6:00 PM: Featured Remarks
Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Corporate Sponsors, IBM & Microsoft
Carolyn Cawley, President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

6:30 PM: Guided Tour 
Join U.S. Chamber Foundation leadership for a guided tour of the art installation to walk attendees through the purpose of this project, the incredible initiatives on display, and the mission moving forward as this project continues to scale.