Friday, November 12, 2021

MakerspaceCT, Hartford, CT

In-Person with Virtual Option

9 A - registration
10 A - speakers with Q&A
4 P - cocktail hour

Industry 4.0
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]
Additive Manufacturing

How do we bring inclusivity & diversity to education, manufacturing and the workplace?

Featured Speakers

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

KEYNOTES

Ripi Singh

Chief Innovation & Strategy Coach, Inspiring Next

Fostering Purposeful Innovation Through Industry 4.0

Chris Allen

Chief Executive Officer, iCleanse

Employee Retention for Industry 4.0

11:30 AM - 12:00 pM

MAKERSPACECT'S ANSWER TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Devra Sisitsky

Executive Director, MakerspaceCT

Mark Colbert

Director of Operations, MakerspaceCT

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch, Expo, MakerspaceCT Tours + Demos

1:00 pM - 1:30 PM

FOCAL POINT : WORKFORCE & GOVERNMENT

Kelli-Marie Vallieres

Chair, Governor’s
Workforce Council

Chris
DiPentima

President & CEO
CBIA

1:45 pM - 2:45 PM

CHOOSE FROM 2 AFTERNOON TRACKS

TRACK 1:
Innovation in Manufacturing

Barry Alexander

CEO & Founder, Aquiline Drones, LLC

Leading the evolution from automation to autonomy and incubating this technology, deployment strategies and business concepts

Niasia Williams

Founder, Legacy Development Services

TRACK 2:
Inclusivity in STEM education

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

Gloria Ortiz-Rivera

Director of Early College & Career Pathways at ReadyCT

Flora Padro

Principal at Hartford Public High School

3:00 pM - 3:45 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION : BRINGING WOMEN BACK INTO THE WORKFORCE

Candace Freedenberg

Chairwoman & Founder, Untapped Potential Inc.

Dr. Jacquelynn (Jackie) Garofano

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology

Beatriz Gutierrez

President & CEO, CONNSTEP

Dennis Williams

AVP, Client Partner, Cognizant

4:00 pM - 5:00 PM

Cocktail Hour

Admission Includes:

  • 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. Refreshments provided by City Steam Brewery and Hartford Flavor Company.

Registration & Pricing:

All Access
In-Person

$45

Includes Welcome Continental Breakfast & Coffee, Lunch by the Rockin Chicken and Cocktail Reception

Virtual
Experience

$35

Digital-Only Access

Sponsored by:

Mark Summers

Cocktail Hour Sponsor:

Lunch provided by:

Happy hour refreshments by:

Our Location

MakerspaceCT is located in the G. Fox Building on Main Street in Downtown Hartford. PLEASE NOTE: our building entrance is located at 36 Talcott Street. The Main Street entrance is not accessible at this time.

Health & Safety:

COVID-19 Protocols

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.