Emerging Issues

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on emerging issues and related topics. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

Fast Forward Summit 2020

On September 29 and 30, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host a two-day, future-looking summit to highlight the people, ideas, and innovations that are shaping our lives and businesses.

Expanding on the Foundation’s FAST FORWARD series, this Summit will educate the public about private-sector innovations across various industries that are redefining the future and driving us forward. 

2019 Civics Forward Summit

On September 27, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted CIVICS FORWARD to discuss the future of civic education, civic engagement, and civil discourse in America. We brought together leaders in business, education, and government to discuss how we can prepare the next generation for the awesome responsibilities they bear in a democracy.

America Working Forward

On June 11, U.S. Chamber Foundation launched America Working Forward: Hidden Workforce, a new project exploring employer-led programs that give inmates and ex-offenders training and support as they re-enter the workforce and hosted America Working Forward Live, an event featuring business leaders, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs building pathways for inmates and ex-offenders to join the workforce. 

TRAVEL FORWARD

The U.S. Chamber Foundation's TRAVEL FORWARD summit is a future-looking platform to explore the people, ideas, and innovations moving the travel industry forward. On May 9, the summit brought together entrepreneurs, business leaders, and tech experts who discussed the innovations and emerging technologies that are making travel more efficient, personalized, accessible, interactive, affordable, and safe. TRAVEL FORWARD covered topics such as high-tech transportation, space tourism, micro hotels, customer service robots, AI, personalized travel, and more.

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