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Thursday, April 13 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The UX of Unemployment FILLING

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It’s bad enough to be out of work, but try filing for unemployment benefits, finding job openings that fit your skill sets, navigating public transit to get to job interviews, going through training that may or may not result in a job, and getting bumped off benefits for taking gigs that could lead to full-time employment. This is the “UX” of unemployment, and it’s broken. The good news is that cities, communities, and employers have the power to revolutionize the unemployment experience--and at a relatively low cost--by making use of a more user-driven mindset.

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Alex Johnston

Founder, Cities Reimagined
Alex Johnston is the founder of Cities Reimagined, a civic engagement firm that equips mayors and city leaders with low-cost, data driven solutions to urban challenges like income inequality, workforce gaps, and rising poverty rates.

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Ed Boyd

Chief Strategy Officer/Board Chair, iNvictus Group Holdings, LLC./iNvictus Forward Outreach
Edward R. Boyd, Jr. is a lifelong serial entrepreneur, educator and executive. He has owned childcare facilities, taught in public and charter schools and served in the non­-profit sector primarily working with urban adolescents, focusing on national and neighborhood gang prevention, intervention and sustaining. Ed co-­founded the Durham H.A.W.K.S. (Helping All Willing Kids Succeed). While remaining very active mentoring entrepreneurs and... Read More →

Daniel Cowen

Daniel Cowen is the Deputy Director of Economic Inclusion at CenterState CEO and is responsible for helping shape the mission, vision and goals of the portfolio. Daniel also works with staff in implementing, sustaining, and scaling the portfolio’s successful programs: Work Train, Up Start and Northside UP. In addition to his role as Deputy Director, Daniel serves as the Program Director for CenterState CEO’s Up Start business development... Read More →
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Elizabeth Linos

VP, Head of Research and Evaluation, Behavioral Insights Team, North America
Elizabeth is Vice President and Head of Research and Evaluation at BIT North America. Her research centers on how to improve government performance, with a specific focus on recruiting, retaining and motivating public servants. She has led a series of projects on city-level innovation, as part of the “What Works Cities” initiative, as well as organizational behavior projects with the police, teachers, social workers and other civil... Read More →


Kirtana Pathak

Scribe, Volunteer

Thursday April 13, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Room J125 Jefferson School City Center 1st Floor Jefferson School City Center 233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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