It’s been my experience (and others, I’m sure) that community colleges are often at the leading edge of change. They need to be innovative to survive. So, I’m not surprised that Lone Star-Montgomery CC is hosting a one day event to explore Texas’ High Technology ecosystem, as well as related trends and issues to prepare the organization and students for the emerging future.
I am very pleased to be able to contribute a keynote on “A Dozen Surprises about the Future of Work” which will help set the stage for the rest of the day by suggesting some structural and other changes taking place in how we work, where we work, and who’ll be doing the work. The point of talking about surprises, of course, is to prepare the audience so they are not surprises. So if I’m successful, my “surprises” wouldn’t be surprising — the audience will see these emerging changes coming. As futurists, one of our goals is to demystify the future – it doesn’t have to be a scary place. By thinking about how work will change, and then by exploring the specific changes going on in the high tech arena for the rest of the day, participants should come away feeling confident about the future. They’ll know what’s coming and have time to prepare!
And here’s some really good news. The event is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Pre-register by emailing email@example.com for information. Also visit the symposium’s facebook page: Star Tech Symposium_Lone Star College-Montgomery. Hope to see you there! Andy Hines