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July 30, 2019 @ 1:30 pm EDT
November 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EDT
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Future of Work: UIDP Event Series

July 30, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - November 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EDT

U-I Partnerships and The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier

A listening series sponsored by the National Science Foundation, award #1939612 

UIDP has created a series of events with the aim of gathering academic and corporate input on the topic of the Future of Work. Because of its potential to dramatically affect all aspects of our lives, the Future of Work is receiving significant attention and generating new initiatives, programs, and investments across all sectors.

Participants in this event series will consider research topics and identify areas where collaborations will yield the most impactful results.

This series begins with a kickoff event at the University of Oxford where international academic, corporate and government decisionmakers will identify “wants” for heightened academic-corporate engagement. This will be followed by a series of five Listening Sessions at locations across the U.S. where researchers and practitioners will share their perspectives. The series will conclude with a workshop hosted by Bose and UMass in Framingham, MA on November 13-14, 2019.

Events Schedule

Each event host will focus on two of the research themes noted in the following table.

FW-HTF Research ThemeI.
Building Human-Technology Partnership
II. Augmenting Human PerformanceIII. Illuminating the Socio-Technological LandscapeIV. Fostering Lifelong Learning
University of Oxford
Strategy Session
University of Central Florida and Microsoft9/24/19
Case Western Reserve University10/1/19
Dartmouth College10/10/19
UC San Diego 10/15/19
University of Kansas10/17/19
Bose and UMass 11/13/19


Countries, companies, and universities around the world are exploring the Future of Work and its implications. In recognition of this topic’s importance, the NSF incorporated Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier (FW-HTF) into its 10 Big Ideas. The 10 Big Ideas were developed to answer important societal problems while building a related trans-disciplinary portfolio of research over the next decade. The FW-HTF seeks to increase understanding of how constantly-evolving technologies are shaping the lives of workers and how people can shape those technologies. This event series will support these efforts by bringing together change-agents, leaders, practitioners, and scholars to consider the interaction of humans, society, and technology, and how they will ultimately increase opportunities for productivity.


Participants will evaluate the short-term research and commercialization opportunities associated with these four themes:

  • building the human-technology partnership
  • augmenting human performance
  • illuminating the socio-technological landscape
  • fostering lifelong learning

A deep dive will allow participants to gain a greater understanding of how to research these topics, and transition into practical applications and use. The outcome of this series will be an actionable set of recommendations for the organizations represented at each event.

Who Should Participate?

Academic and corporate researchers and administrators, government representatives, practitioners, technology strategists, and nonprofit officials

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