Join us at the Future of Work (FoW) Symposium!


Thursday, April 4, 2024

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Optional Networking Reception to follow.


Registration required. Please refer to your emailed invitation to register.

If you can no longer attend, please email

Please note we are not able to accommodate walk-ins.

Speakers include:

Additional speakers may be added over the coming month!

Session The Future of Work Symposium
Date & Time Thursday, April 4 @ 8:00AM-4:00PM

Optional Networking Reception to follow

Location & Parking Boston University

Arthur G.B. Metcalf Trustees Center

One Silber Way, 9th Floor

Boston MA 02215

Free validated parking is available at the Agganis Arena parking lot at 925 Commonwealth Ave. Please use the QR code included in your confirmation email.

Please be advised that our host, Boston University, has low-level, lawful picketing by graduate student workers occurring on their campuses this week.  This activity will not impact your ability to travel freely anywhere on campus and within the BU community. To ensure minimal disruption, we have been informed that upon arrival at One Silber Way attendees will be escorted to the 9th Floor event location.

 FoW Symposium Agenda (Subject to Change)

Breakfast & Registration ​ Light refreshments and optional networking opportunity 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Setting the Stage & Opening Keynote Opening remarks and a morning keynote on the Future of Work’s implications for higher education 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM​
The Work Plenary and activity to discuss how higher ed can embrace emerging technologies while evaluating its impact on the way we work today and tomorrow 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM​
Break 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
The Workforce Plenary and activity to discuss how higher ed equips leaders and managers to navigate the changing complexity of the current and future workforce 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM​
Lunch & Networking  Participants will have the opportunity to network during lunch 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM​
The Workplace Plenary and activity to discuss how higher ed can build a financially nimble workplace that fosters an inclusive work culture to engage staff whether they are in-person, virtual or hybrid 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Break 2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Bringing It All Together Final activity to support key takeaways, bringing together learnings and discussions from the day 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM​
Closing Keynote & Final Remarks Afternoon keynote to share lessons learned and opportunities for Future of Work 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM​
Optional: Networking


Optional opportunity to attend a post-event networking reception 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM​


Please come ready to enjoy a full-day, interactive Symposium, with opportunities to connect across your function and institution. There is no cost for this full day event; lunch will be provided.

Please contact Audrey Coulter,, for additional information or questions about this event.

We hope to see you there!


Best regards,

Amanda Bailey, VP, Human Resources, Boston University

Eileen Alviti, SVP, Human Resources, Berklee College of Music

Kitty Kennedy, Executive Director, The Boston Consortium for Higher Education

Kim Ryan, VP, Human Resources, Tufts University

Robert Butler, AVP, Finance, Emerson College

George Cangiano, VP, Human Resources, Bentley University

Angel Williams, Assistant VP, Strategic Initiatives, Planning, Real Estate & Facilities, Northeastern University

Manuel Cuevas-Trisán, VP, Human Resources, Harvard University

Deloitte, Higher Education Future of Work Team