ABOUT WORLD FUTURE FORUM

Transitioning to Tomorrow: College and Career Readiness for Success

World Future Forum is an international conference that provides a platform for research and discussions of excellence in high school and the transition into higher education and career paths. Situated in Chicago, World Future Forum will bring together a diverse group of secondary and post-secondary educators, administrators, academics, and other professionals to enrich their knowledge of preparing students for today’s job market and workforce.

 

Speakers

World Future Forum 2019 will present high-level speakers, ranging from educators over top business leaders to researchers and policy makers.
*List will be updated as speakers confirm.
Chad Gough
Chad Gough - Illinois, USA
Nivine Megahed, Illinois, USA
Nivine Megahed, Ph. D. - Illinois, USA
Dr. Graeme Atherton, United Kingdom
Dr. Graeme Atherton - United Kingdom

PRESENTATIONS

WORLD FUTURE FORUM 2019

World Future Forum will cover these interdependent areas:

 College Transition and Persistence
 Workforce Skills and Demands
 Next Generation High Schools
 College and Career Outcomes of High Schools
 Academic Preparation for College Readiness
 Post-High School Challenges
 Technology and Innovation in Education

Schedule

*Academic papers will be presented during the breakout sessions.
*Poster presentations will be available throughout the conference.

View full list of attending presenters here.

Topic: Workforce Skills and Demands
Paper: A Mixed-Method Investigation of Problem-Based Learning and Technical Students in General Studies Courses at a Midwest Technical College
Barbara Primm Department Chairperson of General Education at Ranken Technical College – Missouri, USA

Topic: College Transition and Persistence
Paper: The Impact of Learning Communities on the Integrative Learning Practices of Academically At-Risk Students
Richard Gebauer
 Executive Director of the First Year Experience and Student Transitions at Cabrini University – Pennsylvania, USA

 

Topic: Technology and Innovation in Education
Paper: Digital Citizenship and Civics with Digital Natives
Casey Davis 
Instructional Designer for 
Technology Office at Arizona State University’s University – Arizona, USA

 

Topic: Academic Preparation for College Readiness
Paper: The Role of Metacognition in Teaching and Learning
Kwame Attafuah Ampofo
Graduate Student at Jiangsu University – Jiangsu, China

 

Topic: College and Career Outcomes of High Schools
Paper: College and Career Readiness Guidance: Where We are Today and Where We Need to be Tomorrow
Curt Baker 
Graduate Student at University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education – Pennsylvania, USA

Moderator:
John Klatt, Ph.D. Assistant Dean for Student Development in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison – Wisconsin, USA

Topic: Workforce Skills and Demands
Paper: Engaging Professionals in Preparation for the First Professional Experience
Alexander Christoforidis Graduate Architecture Professor at University of Cincinnati – Ohio, USA

 


Topic: College Transition and Persistence
Paper: Student Success as Measured by Retention and Graduation Rates
Bahman Ghorashi, Ph.D. Professor at Tennessee Tech University – Tennessee, USA

 

Topic: Technology and Innovation in Education
Paper: autOObserver UR: An Educational Purpose Web/Mobile Application for Self-Regulated Learning in Higher Education
Rafael Alberto Mendez Romero, Ph.D. Coordinator of the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Program at Universidad del Rosario – Bogota, Colombia

 

Jenniffer Lopera Moreno Assistant Professor and Education Researcher at Universidad del Rosario – Bogota, Colombia

 

 

Miguel Ángel Orjuela Adjunct Lecturer on Probability and Statistics at Universidad Piloto de Colombia

 

 

Topic: College Transition & Persistence 
Best Practice: Remediation or Preparation: A Rose By Any Other Name?
William Speer, Ph.D. Director of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Mathematics Learning Center – Nevada, USA

 

Topic: Workforce Skills and Demands
Paper: Futures Thinking in Organizations and Preparation of Future-Oriented Leaders
Deborah Schreiber, Ed.D. Professor at University of La Verne – Washington DC, USA

 

Topic: Post-High School Challenges
Paper: Mental Health Challenges for New Post-secondary Students; Exploring Interventions for Success
Jennifer Laffier, Ph.D. Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology – Ontario, Canada

 

Topic: College Transition and Persistence
Paper: Reimagining Summer Bridge: Integrating Head-start in the IU South Bend’s Early Start Summer Academy
Michelle Rosemond, Ph.D. Executive Director of Retention Initiatives and Campuswide Advising at Indiana University South Bend – Indiana, USA

 

Jann Joseph, Ph.D. Interim Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor at Indiana University-South Bend – Indiana, USA

 

 

Topic: Next Generation High Schools
Best Practice: Tailor Made or Off the Rack
Philip Conrad Principal at Andover High School – Massachusetts, USA

 

*Small Round Table Discussion with industry experts is an optional addition and is $10.00.

(Each session is limited to 25 guests)

Apprenticeships & Work-Based Learning 
Topic: Workforce Skills & Demands
Virginia Rounds, Director of Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT)

 

 

Topic: Technology and Innovation in Education
Dr. Stacey Gonzales, Top 30 Technology Transformers & Trailblazers in 2017 & Director of Curriculum of Orland Park Schools

 

 

Topic: College Transition and Persistence
Elizabeth Houlihan, Director of the Office of First-Year Initiatives at the University of Illinois-Chicago

 

 

Topic: Next Generation High School
Roger Sanders & Living miDream students, Valley Education for Employment System and Living miDream

The cruise tour, dinner, and music on Thursday, April 25, 2019 is an optional addition to the conference and is $30.00.

  • 6:00-6:30 pm ​Trip ​to ​Navy ​Pier ​(Free transportation ​will ​be ​provided.)
  • 6:30-7:00 pm ​Boarding
  • ​7:00-9:30 pm ​Cruise, Full Buffet Dinner, and Music

Moderator:

Virginia Rounds, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest – Illinois, USA

 

 

Panelists:
Chad Gough Partner of 4Discovery Digital Forensics – Illinois, USA

 

 

 

Alderman Joe Moore Alderman of Chicago’s 49th Ward – Illinois, USA

 

 

 

Paul Rimington Emeritus CEO & Safety Officer for Diemasters Manufacturing, Inc. – Illinois, USA

 

 

Thy Nguyen Executive Director, Career Center, University of Illinois at Chicago – Illinois, USA

 

 

Hans Kraus Corporate Director of Manufacturing at Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp. – Illinois, USA

 

Topic: Next Generation High Schools
Paper: Tacoma Health Careers High School Community Collaborative
Mark Pagano, Ph.D. Chancellor of the University of Washington Tacoma – Washington, USA

 

Toni Pace Assistant Superintendent of K-12 Support for Tacoma Public Schools – Washington, USA

 

 

Victoria Bergsagel Founder and President of Architects of Achievement – Washington, USA

 

 

Lois Bernstein Chief Community Executive at MultiCare Health System – Washington, USA

 

 

Topic: College Transition and Persistence
Paper: Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence for Increasing College Aspirations and Enrollment Behaviors
Carol Cutler White, MPA, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Community College Leadership at Mississippi State University – Mississippi , USA

 

Judith L. Meece, Ph.D. Professor of Education Emerita at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – North Carolina, USA

 

 

Topic: Post-High School Challenges
Paper: The Disconnect Between High School and College
Peggy Sherwin, Ed.D. Adjunct Instructor in Psychology at Ranken Technical College – Missouri , USA

 

Topic: College and Career Outcomes of High Schools
Paper: Nigeria National Policy on Education and Career Development of Students in Ondo Town
Ireti Alao, Ph.D. Chief Lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling at Adeyemi College of Education – Ondo, Nigeria

 

Topic: Workforce Skills & Demands
Paper: Compliance throughout Organizational Change Processes
Charlotte Johnson, Ph.D. Adjunct Professor of Business at Strayer University – Arizona, USA

Topic: Workforce Skills and Demands
Paper: ePortfolio: Making the Academic Experience Relevant In the Workplace
Marie Harper, Ph.D., CPC Program Director of Management at American Public University – Delaware, USA

 

Christine Muncy Associate Vice President of Career Services at American Public University – Virginia, USA

 

 

Christi Smith Faculty Member at American Public University – West Virginia, USA

 

 

 

Wanda Curlee, D.M. Associate Professor at American Public University – West Virginia, USA

 

 

Topic: College Transition and Persistence
Paper: Maximizing Entry Survey Results for Prediction and Support for Academic Success
Paula Hodgson, Ph.D. Senior Education Development Officer at The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Hong Kong, China

 

Josephine Csete, Ph.D. Senior Educational Development Officer at Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Hong Kong, China

 

 

Topic: Technology and Innovation in Education
Paper: Instagram’s Social and Digital Influence in the Classroom
Gunjali Trikha Assistant Professor of Marketing at Marymount Manhattan College – New York, USA

 

Topic: Post-High School Challenges
Best Practice: Universal Design for Learning: Conquering Learning Challenges
Georgieann Bogdan 
Director of Academic Accessibility at Greensboro College – North Carolina, USA

 

Topic: Academic Preparation for College Readiness
Best Practice: Early Colleges: Pathways to Higher Education for Low-Income, First Generation, Under-represented Students
Isabelle Cherney, Ph.D. 
Dean of Education and Social Policy at Merrimack College – Massachusetts, USA

Topic: Workforce Skills and Demands
Paper: A Business Application of Clinical Skills Assessment: A framework to meet workforce skills and demands
Jeb Gorham, Ph.D. Professor of Business at Southern Vermont College – Vermont, USA

Stacey Hills, Ph.D. Chair and Associate Professor at Southern Vermont College – Vermont, USA

 

 

Topic: Academic Preparation for College Readiness
Paper: Non-Cognitive Factors and Academic Performance
Scott Richardson, P.T, Ph.D. Assistant Professor at Franklin Pierce University at Goodyear, Arizona – Arizona, USA

Topic: Post-High School Challenges
Paper: Teaching Labour Unionism in Schools: A Critical Policy Analysis
Sam Oldham Researcher and Ph.D. Candidate at University of Melbourne – Melbourne, Australia

Topic: Technology and Innovation in Education
Paper: The Subject of “Mathematical Ideas” as an Innovation Project for Critical Mathematical Citizens
Rafael Alberto Mendez Romero, Ph.D. Coordinator of the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Program at Universidad del Rosario – Bogota, Colombia

María Angélica Suavita Professor at Universidad del Rosario – Bogota, Colombia

 

 

 

Valérie Gauthier Mathematician at Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia – Bogota, Colombia

 

 

Topic: Workforce Skills and Demands
Best Practice: Preparing a Workforce for Interprofessional Practice
Cynthia Love-Williams, RN, DNS Associate Professor of Nursing at Utica College – New York, USA

 

Lunch

Award Ceremony

  • Best Paper Presentations
  • Best Poster Presentation
  • Best Practice Presentation

Conference Survey Raffle

VENUE

*Special discounted rates have been offered should you choose to stay in Palmer House Hilton Chicago.

MORE INFO

Registration

Regular Pass (November 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019)
$400
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • Mid-morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Admission to exhibit area
  • A printed copy of the conference program
  • $30 Mystic Blue Dinner Cruise (70% discounted rate)
Late Pass (April 1, 2019 - April 15, 2019)
$450
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • Mid-morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Admission to exhibit area
  • A printed copy of the conference program
  • $30 Mystic Blue Dinner Cruise (70% discounted rate)
Discounted Student Registration *verification of student status required
$250
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • Mid-morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Admission to exhibit area
  • A printed copy of the conference program
  • $30 Mystic Blue Dinner Cruise (70% discounted rate)
*Group discounts available

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Contact

For technical support, questions, comments or inquiries,
please contact us at the email address below.

Iara Arai Aldape
Event Coordinator
  • 1336 Basswood Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA
  • info@worldfutureforum.org
  • (847) 227-9861