HIGHRE U DAY
The First ever Online Conference
for Disruptors in Higher Ed & Career Ed
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26TH, 2019REGISTER NOW
9:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM BDT
LET'S COME TOGETHER AND EXPLORE THE FUTURE OF TALENT!
The Highre U Day Online Conference is designed for the disrupters in the higher education and the career education space. We are bringing the most important topics of the industry to the frontline of the conversation so that we can start exploring how we can build the future of talent together! It is open to everyone from around the world who wants to move ahead.
We are calling all the players in the higher education and career education space to join from wherever you are in the world!
1) Gain multi-angled perspectives on the future of talent from the leaders of higher ed, the higher ed challengers and industry
2) Be a part of the industry leading discussions
3) Connect with fellow disruptors in the space
Connect with the leading speakers from the higher ed & career ed space!
9:00-9:45 AM PDT: The New Pathway for Career Services
Hassan Akmal, Author/Executive Director @Columbia University Career Design Lab
Hassan is the executive director of Columbia University School of Professional Studies' Career Design Lab and the author of CareerMastermind. He is introducing the new pathway for the career services utilizing the methods from CareerMastermind and the new technologies.
9:45AM - 10:15AM PDT: The Future of Work at Enterprises
Matt Mottola, PM Future of Work @Microsoft
Matt is leading user experience for the on-demand/freelance economy at Microsoft. He is driving a number of key initiatives including product strategy and enterprise execution of freelance programs. He shares his insights and ideas on how enterprises are preparing for the changing landscape of work.
10:15-10:45 AM PDT: The Career-centric Education
Siya Raj Purohit, Head of Strategic Partnerships @Springboard
Siya is the Head of Strategic Partnerships at Springboard, the leading online education company that is preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow by bridging the jobs-skills gap. She will talk about mega-trends in the Future of Work, and discuss how universities can take a bigger role in transforming the workforce.
10:45 - 11:15 AM PDT: How Edtech is changing Higher Education
Jag Singh, Managing Partner @Techstars
Jag is Managing Partner at Techstars, one of the world's top startup accelerators/investors in the world. They have invested in thousands of startups including the ones of edtech. Jag is sharing insights on how technology and startups are tackling higher education and skill gap now and where they are headed.
11:15-11:45 AM PDT: The Future of Work for International Students
Tasha Choi, Founder @Highre
Tasha is the founder of Highre and has a huge passion for connecting opportunities and talent, no matter where they are. With her own experience of being an international students and having worked with 100s of students, she's sharing how the technology can open up the new ways to support international students.
11:45AM - 12:15PM PDT: Enabling the Gig Economy
Sophia Deng, Director of Operations @Gigster
Sophia is the Director of Talent Network Operations at Gigster. The Gigster Talent Network is a private network of top independent global talent that delivers high-impact applications for enterprises like Canon and GSK. Sophia will talk about how tapping into the gig economy is crucial for digital transformation.
Frequently asked questions
Q: How can I access the event?
A: Once you register, we are sending out the instruction to the email that you used for the registration. Also, you will gain the access to the conference page with your credentials upon registration.
Q: Which devices do you recommend?
A: The speaker sessions will be available via any device. Although, we highly recommend you to use your laptop with high-speed internet for the seamless experience.
Q: Do I have to work in the higher education or career education space?
A: Not really! While our primary goal is to bring professionals in higher education and career education space together, Highre U Day is open to anyone who is interested in learning about how the future of talent, career education and higher education is shaping up.
Q: Do I need to stay throughout the entire event?
A: It's your choice! The beauty of an online conference is that you can come in and out of the event or select the sessions you want completely around your schedule without wasting time on traveling or waiting. We hope you to maximize the opportunity by choosing what you want!
Q: Can I connect & network with the speakers or other attendees?
A: Absolutely! You are more than encouraged to interact with speakers during the Q&A sessions and the breakout sessions. Also, we are creating the post-event closed networking group with the speakers and other attendees who choose to opt in.
Q: Are the sessions going to be available online later?
A: We will be sharing the short summary version of the sessions few weeks after the event on our Youtube channel. The full sessions are available during the live event.