Wednesday, June 02, 2010

A look at The Ideas Economy: Human Potential

Today, humanity is on track to advance mentally, physically and economically more than ever before. But there are still serious challenges ahead.

For instance, how do we educate billions of new people in the coming decades—and manage their successful entry into the global economy—in an age of high unemployment and aging demographics?

It is this kind of global challenge that can only be resolved by bringing together the smartest minds from government, academia and business—including education, human resources, healthcare, design, policy, science and technology—to debate tough issues and collaborate on practical solutions.

With a new workforce that will be unlike any ever seen—a generation of young workers demanding entirely new work environments, and an aging population that requires heavy resources—the nature of work and talent development must evolve dramatically.

It is against this backdrop that The Economist is sponsoring its event, "Ideas Economy: Human Potential," which will take place September 15-16 in New York City.

The "Ideas Economy: Human Potential" event is an opportunity to understand these important issues from every perspective—and meet the leaders who can help optimize human potential, for individuals, companies, and society at large in the decades to come.

I’m especially intrigued by the section on “Healthcare for an aging world.”
  • What are the human resource implications of an aging workforce?
  • Will Social Security go bankrupt?
  • Will ObamaCare save or ruin healthcare?

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