WORK2017 – Work and Labour in the Digital Future

The programme is subject to small changes.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 (8:30-17:00)

8:00 Registration opens (conference desk is open every day during scientific hours)
8:30-9:30 Session 1 (available for meetings, ad hoc sessions)
9:30-10:00 Coffee to go


Keynote: The Future of Work and Universal Basic Assets
Executive Director Marina Gorbis
Institute for the Future, US

11:30-13:00 Session 2 (parallel tracks)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Keynote:The Platform Economy: W(h)ither Work, Competition, and Social Life?
Professor Martin Kenney
University of California, US
15:00-15:30 Coffee to go
15:30-17:00 Session 3 (parallel tracks)
18:00-19:30 Reception in Turku City Hall


Thursday, 17 August 2017 (8:30-17:30)

8:30-10:00 Session 4   (parallel tracks)                     
10:00-10:30 Coffee to go
10:30-12:00 Session 5 (parallel tracks)
12:00-13:00 Keynote: Using History to Inform the Future of Work.
Professor Jerry A. Jacobs
University of Pennsylvania, US

13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Keynote: A Social Science Agenda for the Technology Economy.
Senior Research Scientist Peter Levin
Intel Corporation, US

Coffee to go

Journal presentation: Work, Employment and Society

15:30-17:30 Session 6 (parallel tracks)
19:30-23:00 Dinner


Friday, 18 August 2017 (8:30-16:00)

8:30-10:00 Session 7 (parallel tracks)
10:00-10:30 Coffee to go
10:30-11:30 Keynote: Migrant Enterprise: Reflections on Research and Practice.
Professor Monder Ram
Birmingham Business School, UK
11:30-12:30 Lunch
12:30-13:30 Semiplenary 1: What’s in the black box?: Automated hiring and labor market stratification.
Postdoctoral Researcher Dan Greene
Microsoft Research New England, USFellow

Assistant Professor Ifeoma Ajunwa
Berkman Klein Center at Harvard, US, Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School (ILR), US

Semiplenary 2: Bridging the gap between university studies and working life:
Practical projects for students at the University of Turku – showcases, demos and discussions

Chair: Vice Rector Riitta Pyykkö

Speakers: Jarna Heinonen, Jyrki Liesivuori and Jouni Isoaho

13.30-14:00 Coffee to go
14:00-15:00 Session 8 (parallel tracks)
15:00-16:00 Session 9 (available for meetings, ad hoc sessions)