AI and Automation —
Preparing America's Next Frontier
York, PA March 26 - 28, 2019
State of Pennsylvania
Technology & Corporate Responsibility
Deputy Director of Education and Workforce Development
Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing
Koch Disruptive Technologies
Serial entrepreneur and community advocate, LIVE
VP Product Strategy & GM
More BLUEPRINT York Speakers
City of York
Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Founder & CEO
Work to Learn
Chief Games Officer
Seven Peaks Ventures
Founder & CEO
Executive Chairman & CEO of Opportunity Hub
Chief Operating Officer
The Flatiron School
Founder and Executive Director
Center on Rural Innovation
SVP Strategic Projects
Innovation & Entrepreneurship, St. Louis
BLUEPRINT Reno laid the groundwork for accelerating tech prosperity across America with higher paying jobs. BLUEPRINT York will continue this critical conversation with a focus on AI and automation and how the heartland can prepare for these innovations .
Tours of York, PA Vision 2.0 site and more followed by BLUEPRINT kick-off event
Inspirational keynotes, regional innovation stories and panel discussions accompanied by several small-group working sessions with all participants
Bringing together all of Day 2’s work in a Town Hall format, announcements of critical new initiatives, and visionary keynote
Advances in AI and automation are significantly changing our economic landscape. New innovations will replace up to 40 percent of current jobs by 2020 (according to PwC).
Regions such as York, PA are embracing these technologies and growing their economies by supplying the solutions for our modern world. Yet York and others are also grappling with the future of their workforce and the training and skills that will be required to take on these new opportunities.
BLUEPRINT York will discuss the transformative technologies in AI and automation while exploring what it means for the future of the workforce, particularly in heartland communities. The group will continue the conversation around what it will take to take advantage of these opportunities and map out a BLUEPRINT for middle America.
This invite-only event brings together large tech companies with economic development agencies, venture capital players, universities, incubators, accelerators, growth start-ups to build connections needed to accelerate prosperity in the heartland.
THREE AREAS OF FOCUS:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
BLUEPRINT is one of VentureBeat’s intimate events (audience of 250), including:
Why BLUEPRINT York?
Join us in York, PA and get a first-hand look at how York is embracing innovation and transforming its local economy. Learn more about York's 2.0 plan that recently secured $6M in support from the office of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf (a York native) to invest in economic development in the areas of Humans and Robots working together and to prepare York for the 4th Industrial Revolution.
50 N George Street, York, PA 17401
York, Pennsylvania | The Strand Theatre
Select from one of three tour options:
Tour date: 10/9 12 pm - 4 pm
Historic York Tour: Join local history buffs Jim McClure, Mid-Atlantic Regional Editor for the USA Today network and Mayor Michael Helfrich for a stroll through a town that changed the course of American history more than once.
Robotics and Downtown Innovation Tour: Tour York's first robotics company, visit the new Fortress school that is teaching youth skills needed for AI and automation and use virtual reality to experience the vision for the new Innovation District.
United Fiber & Data Building and Expansion Plans: Visit United Fiber's cool office space that includes one of the world's top 5 acoustic studios and stroll to their newest building to see what's in store for York community.