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July 30
1:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Keble College – University of Oxford
United Kingdom

UIDP Academy: Academic-Corporate Collaborations and the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

July 30 @ 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Here’s your opportunity to attend two UIDP Academy Workshops at the University of Oxford. You can explore the campus, stay overnight at historic Keble College, dine in the magnificent Victorian Gothic Dining Hall – all for one fee. See details below.

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This workshop takes place immediately prior to the Oxford UIDP Summit and
requires its own registration. To attend the Oxford UIDP Summit, you must apply to register separately.

Academic-Corporate Collaborations and the Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

Ramtin Attar, Autodesk
Georgia Chao, National Science Foundation (US)
Brad Fenwick, Elsevier
Pramod Khargonekar, University of California-Irvine
Grace Wang, State University of New York

Workshop Overview

Much attention is being paid to the Future of Work and its broad impact on people, how they work and live, how companies employ individuals, the role of government in supporting scholarship in this arena and developing programs to ameliorate negative consequences while proactively launching initiatives to produce positive outcomes. In response, the US-based National Science Foundation (NSF) launched its Big Ideas initiatives and one priority, Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF), seeks to provide a greater understanding of how constantly evolving technologies are actively shaping the lives of workers and how people, in turn, can shape those technologies, especially in the world of work.

This session will explore the role that academic-corporate collaborations can play in supporting FW-HTF initiative and add key insights into the future of work.

Among the questions to be considered:

I. How will instruction be affected
II. What is the role of the private sector in preparing current students and re-skilling current workers
III. What can government do to support FW-HTF efforts through strategic university-industry partnerships


This highly participatory workshop will incorporate presentations and breakout/tabletop discussions while leaving significant time for Q&A.  Participants will be asked to share information on how their organization is preparing for a future with a different work model based on significant technology advancements.

Current Agenda

I. Future of Work – Current R&D Landscape
II. The Government’s Role in Supporting Academic-Corporate FW-HTF Efforts
III. Industry FW Efforts/Perspectives
IV. Focused Tabletop Topical Discussions
V. Wrap-up/Debrief

Who Should Attend

This workshop is targeted academic, corporate, government and nonprofit representatives who wish to learn more about current FW-HTF efforts or who possess responsibility for identifying, sponsoring, or managing FW-HTF research programs



Keble College
University of Oxford
OX1 3PG, United Kingdom

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Cost includes two workshops, lodging at Keble College for one night (Tues., July 30), all meals and receptions on July 30 and breakfast and lunch July 31.

This UIDP Academy Workshop takes place immediately prior to The Oxford – UIDP Summit

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