About the Event

Philadelphia is home to an enormous life science sector: over 2,000 medical technology companies are in Philadelphia, 80% of all pharmaceutical companies and biotech companies in the United States have offices in Greater Philadelphia, and there are over 100 colleges and universities within 50 miles of the city. It is ever more important to ensure that the city has a diverse and capable workforce to meet the needs of the region.

Especially as we continue to emerge from the pandemic, which has shed light on challenges and vulnerabilities that both employers and employees experience—at home in Philadelphia and around the country and world—it is ever more important that workers have the necessary skills, education, and training for a technologically and medically advanced future.

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia at B.PHL Innovation Fest as we explore the importance of workforce development so that workers are prepared to address tomorrow’s challenges, particularly in life sciences—a growing sector in the Philadelphia region and an important one for our country and the world.

About the Moderator

  • Lauren Swartz, President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

About the Speakers

  • Phil Brooks, Director, STEM Workforce Partnerships, Science Center
  • Kevin Cassidy, Director and Representative to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations, ILO Office for the United States
  • Other panelist to be announced…

To Register

To register for this panel, you can purchase a B.PHL Innovation Fest pass for 1-day (September 9 only) or 2-day (September 9 & 10) attendance. Tickets to B.PHL Innovation Fest include all panels and activities for the day.

Members of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia will receive a discount to receive 50% off passes. Please contact Stefanie Yeung, Membership Manager, at syeung@wacphila.org or 215-561-4700 x221 if you have not received your discount code but would like to register.

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