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Sunday, July 14

Talent Generation and the Future of Work

Sarah Sladek

Author and CEO of XYZ University

Sarah Sladek

Sarah Sladek is the leading researcher and foremost authority on Generations X, Y and Z. Her life's work has been dedicated to helping organizations engage future generations of members and talent. As the founder and CEO of XYZ University, Sarah has grown a future-focused company comprised of generational researchers, presenters, and strategists. Sarah is committed to helping organizations engage every generation to thrive and prosper in the new economy and XYZ U has helped hundreds of organizations grow membership and reduce turnover among younger generations. Sarah has authored five books, her latest, Talent Generation (2017), identifies the core strategies essential to engaging today’s talent.

Josh Miller

Director of Gen Z Studies, XYZ University

 
Josh Miller

Josh Miller is a passionate and informed advocate for his generation - Gen Z. He started speaking on national stages at the age of 13. Now, at the age of 16, he’s an award-winning entrepreneur and thought-leader who has met and been mentored by several notable business leaders to become a leading advocate for his generation in the business world. Josh is co-author of XYZ University’s research paper Ready or Not – Here Comes Z, and he’s the host of The Gen Z Podcast. In addition to his role at XYZ University, Josh sits on the Innovation Incubator Design Team for Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest and serves as a student ambassador for Student Voice, a student-led nonprofit based in Washington D.C.

 
Monday, July 15

A View from Washington

Clarence Page

Pulitzer Prize Winning Columnist, Chicago Tribune

Clarence Page

Clarence Page, the 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner for Commentary, is a columnist syndicated nationally by Tribune Media Services and a member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board. Page is a regular contributor of essays to The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and has been a regular on The McLaughlin Group, The Chris Matthews Show, Nightline and Lead Story news panel programs. Page's awards include a 1980 Illinois UPI awards for community service for an investigative series titled "The Black Tax" and the Edward Scott Beck Award for overseas reporting in 1976. He also received lifetime achievement awards from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, the Chicago Headline Club, and the National Association of Black Journalists. In 1992, he was inducted into the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.

 
Tuesday, July 16

Forewarned is Forearmed: Where Are the Markets Headed?

Guy Adami

One of the Original “Fast Money Five” on CNBC’s Fast Money and Veteran Financial Services Leader

Guy Adami

If there is a Pro Investors Hall of Fame, then Guy Adami would be donning a gold jacket by now. From Goldman Sachs, where he was once head gold trader, to ascending the media ranks to become one of the "Fast Money Five" on CNBC's "Fast Money", Adami is the quintessential "Wall Street Warrior," as described by The New York Times. Adami is currently managing director of Drakon Capital and an analyst with optionMONSTER, where he is one of the most popular speakers at the "Invest Like a Monster" conference series. He is also managing director of stockMONSTER.com, which delivers customized market analysis, portfolio strategy, and idea generation for active traders.

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