November 12, 2021
9 A - registration
10 A - speakers with Q&A
4 P - cocktail hour
and the next generation of our workforce
We need to tackle major economic trends, impact on traditional education, and what our manufacturing workforce must uphold as we continue to move towards modern innovation.
Inclusivity and Engaging the next generation
The next generation of our workforce...what does it look like?
How will technological improvements affect human-machine interface?
Are we providing the proper training for new-collar technologies like:
AR [augmented reality]
VR [virtual reality]
AI [artificial intelligence]
IoT [internet of things]
How do we bring inclusivity
& diversity to education,
and the workplace?
Chief Innovation & Strategy Coach, Inspiring Next
The global perspective of Industry 4.0 and 5.0, and how it affects our manufacturing culture
Chief Executive Officer, iCleanse
Employee Retention for Industry 4.0
Amy Thompson, PhD
Associate Director, University of Connecticut UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering; Assistant Director, US DOE Industrial Assessment Center @UConn; Director, SmartBuildings CT @UConn
Women in engineering and inclusivity in the innovative workforce
AVP, Client Partner, Cognizant
Innovation and inclusivity
Dr. Jacquelynn (Jackie) Garofano
Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
case study speaker
CEO & Founder, Aquiline Drones, LLC
Leading the evolution from automation to autonomy and incubating this technology, deployment strategies and business concepts
Chairwoman & Founder, Untapped Potential Inc.
Governor’s Workforce Council
President & CEO, CONNSTEP
Choose from 2 Tracks:
More speakers and information on tracks coming soon!
Access to full-day summit schedule, 9 am – 5 pm
Coffee and continental breakfast during registration hour 9 am – 10 am
Boxed lunch by The Rockin Chicken
Cocktail hour with drinks and light fare 4 pm – 5 pm
Registration & Pricing:
For Registration After 10/29
All Access In-Person
Hurry! Sales End 10/29
Health & Safety:
On August 10th, the City of Hartford instituted a mask mandate for all indoor activities. You can read that mandate here.
Face masks will be required during the New England Maker Summit 2021 regardless of vaccination status.
The health and safety of our attendees is our #1 priority. Since June 2020, MakerspaceCT has a SafeShop policy for all on-site activities, including cleaning and sanitation, social distancing and clear signage regarding facility practices. Guidelines are subject to change. An update will be provided to all attendees prior to November 12th.