The Atlantic’s Work Summit Attracts Sec. Arne Duncan, Sen. Mark Warner and AOL’s Steve Case

The Atlantic‘s New Work Era Summit on Tuesday is bringing in government and business leaders to discuss challenges facing American workers today and how to best prepare for future workforce trends.

Featured speakers: Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education; Senator Mark Warner (D-VA); and Steve Case, founder of AOL and a member of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

The event takes place at the Newseum from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

To coincide with tomorrow’s summit, The Atlantic and McKinsey & Company are joining forces for “The Great Jobs Debate,” a two-week special report on Beginning Tuesday, July 12, says a release, experts in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors will weigh in on one crucial question: what single thing should the government do to create jobs? Contributors include: Michelle Rhee, former D.C. schools chief; Siemens CEO Eric Spiegel; Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio; Carl Schramm, CEO of the Kauffman Foundation; Matthew Yglesias of Think Progress, and The Atlantic‘s Megan McArdle, among others.

More logistical details about the Work Summit after the jump…

The agenda for July 19th’s New Work Era Summit follows. The event will be live streamed at You can also follow the conversation on Twitter @Atlantic_Live, #AtlanticNWE. Media wishing to attend may contact Natalie Raabe at The Atlantic ( or 202-266-7533.

10:30 am Guest Arrival and Registration

10:45 am Welcome Remarks by Elizabeth Baker Keffer, The Atlantic

10:50 am Keynote Speech: The Honorable Mark Warner (D-VA), United States Senate

11:10 am: 5 top CEOS discuss the state of today’s workforce and how their respective companies seek to approach the “New Work Era” Panelists: Frits Van Paasschen (Starwood Hotels and Resorts), Jeff Joerres (ManpowerGroup), Nick Pinchuk (Snap-On Incorporated), Michael Morris (American Electric Power Company, Inc.), Byron Auguste (McKinsey & Co.) Moderator: Steve Clemons, Editor In Chief, AtlanticLIVE

12:00 pm LUNCH BREAK

12:30 pm Headline Interview: The Honorable Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education. Interviewer: Amanda Ripley, correspondent, The Atlantic

1:00 pm Educating for Employment Panel: panelists will discuss how to best prepare today’s students for 21st century jobs, from both an educator and an employer’s perspective. Panelists: John Sexton (New York University), Laszlo Bock (Google), Emily Stover DeRocco (Manufacturing Institute), Robert Templin (Northern Virginia Community College), Bob Courteau (SAP North America)
Moderator: Amanda Ripley, Correspondent, The Atlantic

2:00 pm Headline Interview: Steve Case, Revolution LLC and Startup America Partnership, member of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. Interviewer: Clive Crook, senior editor, The Atlantic

2:30 pm Closing Remarks: Elizabeth Baker Keffer, The Atlantic