community conversation

The Future of Work: How Jobs and America are Changing

September 26, 2018
Wednesday, Sept. 26
The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, FL
VIP Reception and Dinner: $100 Conversation Only: $25

When you think about what’s next in your career, you might turn to LinkedIn to see what job openings are listed or what professionals in your network are posting. Or you could come to our Future of Work event and talk with the co-founder of LinkedIn himself, Allen Blue.

You’ll learn insights like this: more than 50 percent of the current workforce may be unemployed in less than 20 years.

Understanding the future of work—what jobs will become extinct or get created, what skills will be in-demand, how education can address talent shortages—is crucial to positioning yourself for success. Because the future of work reflects our society in bluntly economic terms, it’s a fascinating, thrilling and unsettling topic.

This Future of Work community conversation will focus on possible solutions, based on trends seen in the workplace in the last half-century, and give insights about how to achieve them. Speakers include:

  • Hari Sreenivasan, anchor of ‘PBS Newshour Weekend’ and a senior correspondent for the nightly program
  • Allen Blue, co-founder and vice president of product management at LinkedIn

Join Poynter as we explore the future of work with some of the most forward-looking minds in the business.

The Poynter Institute
801 Third Street South
St. Petersburg, FL

Wednesday, September 26
5:30 p.m.— VIP Reception and Dinner
7:30 p.m. —  Community Conversation

VIP Reception and Dinner: $100 per person
Conversation Only: $25 per person

This community conversation is part of the Poynter's annual speaker series. Join us for the dinner and conversation for $100, or attend only the conversation for $25. All tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sponsorships are available for this event. Please contact Wendy Wallace, director of advancement at Poynter, at (727) 553-4311 or

To purchase a table of 8 for the VIP reception, place an order for 8 tickets and we will seat you together. For priority seating and greater visibility before, during and after the event, show your support for Poynter as an event sponsor.

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The 2018 Poynter Institute Community Conversation series is sponsored by:

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