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The Future of Work: 2018 Conference on Business, Technology, & Human Rights

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Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Cheit Lane

Berkeley, CA 94720

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The Future of Work: 2018 Conference on Business, Technology, and Human Rights

Please join UC Berkeley’s Center for Responsible Business, the Human Rights Center, and the Microsoft Technology and Human Rights Center for their second Annual Conference on Business, Technology, and Human Rights.

Building on last year’s conference on "Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: The Human Rights Dimension for Business," the 2018 conference will be a full-day event of engaging dialogue focused on the Future of Work, an emerging area in the field of business and human rights that is relevant to virtually all industries and highlights the role of technology as both a source of risk and opportunity as labor markets evolve.

Human rights and technology experts from business, academia, civil society, and government will explore questions on the Future of Work, such as:

  • How will automation impact the creation and nature of jobs and change demand for certain skills.
  • How will technology mitigate risks and maximize opportunities related to the expected disruptions of labor markets.
  • How can private and public sector interventions begin to address the adverse impacts of these expected disruptions of labor markets.

The Future of Work theme aligns with a key research priority of UC Berkeley’s Institute for Business and Social Impact, the institute that houses the Center for Responsible Business. The theme is also a key priority of the World Economic Forum’s San Francisco-based center.

Draft Agenda:

8:30 am – Light Breakfast and Registration

9:00 am – Welcome and Opening

9:15 am – The Future of Work: Boom or Bust?

9:45 am – Deep Dive: Understanding Expected Adverse Human Rights Impacts

10:45 am – Networking Break

11:00 am – Opportunities for Positive Impact

11:30 am – The Role of Technology in Mitigating Risks and Maximizing Opportunity

12:30 pm – Networking Lunch

1:15 pm – The Role of Public Policy in Shaping the Future of Work

2:15 pm – Networking Break

2:45 pm – The Role of the Employer

3:45 pm – The Impact of Automation on Jobs

4:45 pm – The Way Forward: Multi-stakeholder Approaches as a Key to Success

5:00 pm – Networking Reception



Most up to date information will be posted on the conference website.

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Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

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