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Community Conversation: Future-Proofing the Next Generation

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived.
Are our children ready for it?

“Future-Proofing the Next Generation” brings together industry experts, thought leaders, and top educators to discuss the skills, aptitudes, and mindset our children will need to succeed in a rapidly changing economy — and how we can build a strong, diverse future workforce.

7:00 – 8:00 Experts’ discussion
8:00 – 8:30 Audience questions
8:30 – 9:00 Conversation and networking


Moderator & Speakers

Daniel H. Pink (presenter & moderator): Acclaimed author of six books, including the New York Times best sellers, Drive, A Whole New Mind, To Sell is Human, and his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. Dan’s books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 39 languages.

Kevin Beverly: President & CEO of Social & Scientific Systems, Board Chair of College Tracks and the Community Foundation of Montgomery County, co-chair of Montgomery Moving Forward, and on the boards of Children’s Opportunity Fund and Professional Services Council.

Paul Roehrig: Head of Strategy for Cognizant’s Digital Business, former founder and Global Managing Director of Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, and co-author of the book, What To Do When Machines Do Everything.

Jack Smith: Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools since 2016, as well as a former classroom teacher, principal, curriculum director, and chief academic officer for the Maryland State Department of Education.

Jean Wallace: Vice President, Workforce Solutions & Intelligence (WSI) at Lockheed Martin, responsible for strategic workforce planning, HR systems and technology, talent management and professional development, employee experience and engagement, and talent acquisition.

Registration required.



April 10
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


KID Museum
6400 Democracy Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States


Adults & High Schoolers