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Wharton People Analytics will host the first "Future of Work" conference, where industry experts will discuss how to thrive in the workplace.

The event's list of speakers will feature researchers, academics, and industry experts — including Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella, Chief Innovation Officer at the US Department of Labor Chike Aguh, and New York Times bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell, among others

Speakers will explore topics such as hybrid work, burnout, the four-day work week, and the Great Resignation, according to the Wharton People Analytics website.

The conference will be held virtually on April 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will include live question and answer sessions, networking opportunities, and recorded content available for viewing up to two weeks after the event.

“We aim to provide a program that is on the vanguard of practice, based on analytics, and is inclusive, relevant, innovative, and inspiring to our attendees," Future of Work 2022 Conference Chair and second-year Wharton MBA student Brie Groh said. 

Groh added that the conference seeks to promote inclusivity to people of all industries and walks of life, a goal that has become increasingly attainable with the conference’s virtual format that enables attendees from across the world to be able to attend. 

The inaugural Future of Work conference was preceded by the Wharton People Analytics Conference. Twice as many people are scheduled to attend the Future of Work Conference, compared to the Wharton People Analytics Conference, according to the organizers.

Wharton People Analytics is also partnering with the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Human Resources to host a Student Case Competition in conjunction with the conference.

Students will compete for $25,000 in cash prizes as they engage with data to explore the impact of the Great Resignation/Migration on the Penn HR community. Finalists will be invited to present their submissions virtually to a panel of experts from industry, academia, and Penn leadership. The competition is open to post-secondary students from all schools and degree programs.

Individuals can register for the Future of Work Conference on the Wharton People Analytics website.