The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business and Undergraduate Women in Business student organization host the Innovation and the Future of Work Conference from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, February 16. Sponsored by Ameritas along with the Lincoln Community Foundation and Talent Plus, the conference will be held at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center. Students, young professionals and members of the business community who are “inspired by tomorrow” can gain valuable knowledge through presentations and workshops from local business professionals, a luncheon and a panel discussion on the future of work.
“This conference is a great opportunity for students and professionals to connect with each other and be inspired for the future. They can also hear about some of the ways in which the workplace is being transformed by technology, innovation, cross-cultural collaboration and legislation," said Dr. Samantha Fairclough, associate director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and the faculty advisor of the Undergraduate Women in Business student organization. "Experts will present at speaker sessions, workshops and panels to help attendees better understand the depth and breadth of issues which are set to change the way we work in the near future.”
This year’s keynote speaker is Suji Park, a highly respected entrepreneur and restaurateur who founded the companies Suji’s Cuisine USA and Food Made Dreams Real. Park now resides in Omaha, Nebraska, and works diligently to bring authentic and delicious cross-cultural flavors to today’s consumers on both sides of the Pacific. She operates restaurants in Omaha, Seoul, South Korea, and Tokyo. In 2016, she won the Silver Stevie Entrepreneur of the Year Award, recognizing her as one of the top female entrepreneurs in the world.
“Innovation and the Future of Work is a conference designed to discuss and address the rapidly changing, fast-paced world we live in. Our goal is to provide attendees with the knowledge to learn how to adapt to these changes through sessions on coding, creating, communicating, leading, and balancing work and life," said Libby Schwemmer, Undergraduate Women in Business president and actuarial science and finance major from New Berlin, Wisconsin. "Each year our organization works with the College of Business to host a beneficial conference, and after years of focusing on women in business, we wanted to broaden the scope to proactively examine topics and trends facing us all.”
The Undergraduate Women in Business organization is open to all undergraduate students at Nebraska and strives to elevate student potential, service and life. The club actively partners with women’s groups on campus and in the community, many of whom will be participating or attending this conference.
Registration is $20 for students and $60 for professionals. For a full schedule and to register, visit: http://business.unl.edu/innovate