Thomas J. Donohue at Talent Forward 2018
Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, addresses the crowd during his keynote at Talent Forward 2018.


Chris Liddell at Talent Forward 2018
Chris Liddell, Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination, Executive Office of the President, gives the audience at Talent Forward 2018 a view from the Administration.


Adapting to Change Panel at Talent Forward 2018
During Adapting to Change: Technology in the Talent Marketplace, panelists Matt Gee [BrightHive], Todd Sanders [Greater Phoenix Chamber], and Sarah Steinberg [JPMorgan Chase & Co.] were led in discussion by Paul Fain [Inside Higher Ed].


Expanding and Extending Career Pathways at Talent Forward 2018
During Expanding and Extending Career Pathways, panelists Jennifer Carpenter [Delta Air Lines], Lisa Schumacher, Director [McDonald’s], and Jennifer Stredler [] were led in discussion by Elissa Nadworny [NPR Education].


Allen Shaheen at Talent Forward 2018
Allen Shaheen, Executive Vice President, North American Regional Delivery Centers, Cognizant, addresses the crowd at Talent Forward 2018 to talk about Workforce Development as Talent Development.


Lisa Neuberger Fernandez at Talent Forward 2018
Lisa Neuberger Fernandez, Managing Director, Strategy + Innovation for Corporate Citizenship, Accenture delivers a call to action on the Inclusive Future of Work at Talent Forward 2018.


Leah Jewell at Talent Forward 2018
Leah Jewell, Managing Director of Employability Solutions, Pearson presents new research on Employability Strategies in the 21st Century at Talent Forward 2018.


Secretary Terry Gill at Talent Forward 2018
Secretary Terry Gill, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development presents on state leaderships ability to transform workforce development at Talent Forward 2018.


Business Means Business Panel at Talent Forward 2018
During Business Means Business on Upskilling Their Talent, panelists Maggie Koizol [Deloitte LLP], Eric Westphal [Cognizant], and Maria Zazycki [Walmart Inc.] are led in discussion by Andy Chow [Statehouse News Bureau].


Looking Beyond Hope Panel
During Looking Beyond Hope as a Workforce Strategy: Talent Supply Chains at Work, panelists Marcia Black-Watson [Michigan Talent Investment Agency], Dan Malone [Consumers Energy], and Kevin Stotts [Talent 2025] were led in conversation by Beth Davisson [Kentucky Chamber of Commerce].


Building Talent from Scratch at Talent Forward 2018
During Building Talent From Scratch, panelists Christie Gragnani-Woods [Bank of America], Philip Hardin [YouScience], and Chris Winton [FedEx Services] are led in discussion by Lisa Stark [Education Week and PBS NewsHour].

Talent Forward 2018

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 8:00am


The U.S. Chamber Foundation's national workforce conference, Talent Forward 2018, welcomes leaders and change makers in the business and education communities, industry and human resource partners, and other community leaders to discuss the most critical topic in our country today: our workforce. How to grow, recruit, and align talent to economic need impacts everyone—every future and existing employee and every business, whether a mom and pop shop or Fortune 50 company. Ultimately, creating environments where cultivating talent is the focus leads to shared success for individuals, companies, and communities. This year’s conference featured dynamic speakers discussing real pathways to careers, actionable strategies to close the skills gap, and a breakdown of real, employer-led solutions that are driving talent forward.

Full remarks from U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Thomas Donohue.

Speaker Slides

The following slides from Talent Forward 2018 have been approved for distribution: