Jeanne Meister is a Partner in Future Workplace, an HR Executive Network and research firm dedicated to the future of learning and working. The firm operates the Future Workplace Network, a consortium of Fortune 500 global organizations who use Future Workplace research and insights to future proof their human capital strategies.

Jeanne is the receipt of the Distinguished Contribution in Workplace Learning Award, an award given by Association for Talent Development to one executive each year honoring their body of work. She is also a contributor to Forbes Magazine.

Jeanne is the co-author of the best-selling book, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today. Jeanne’s newest book, The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules for Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees is now available. Glassdoor named Jeanne to the top 50 Influencers in Corporate Human Resources and Recruiting.

Ms. Meister’s books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Estonian. In addition, Jeanne has written articles in such publications as AACSB, Association of Business Schools, Chronicle of Higher Education, CLO Magazine, Financial Times, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Management Update, HR Executive, Journal of Business Strategy, T&D Magazine, Outlook, a publication of Accenture, People & Strategy Journal and Workforce Management.

Jeanne is on the Corporate Advisory Board of edX, a partnership between Harvard and MIT. Jeanne appears frequently on CNBC Power Lunch, Fox Business, CNN, WPIX, New York, and NPR Market Place sharing best practices on how companies can best prepare for the future of work.Ms. Meister was previously VP, Market Development at Accenture.  
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Donald H. Taylor is a 25 year veteran of the learning, skills and human capital industries, with experience at every level from design and delivery to chairman of the board. He has been chairman of the Learning and Performance Institute since 2010.


A recognised commentator and organiser in the fields of workplace learning and learning technologies, Donald is passionately committed to helping develop the learning and development profession.

His background ranges from training delivery to director and vice-president positions in software companies. Donald has been a company director and shareholder for three companies through start up, growth and acquisition.

He is an influential writer and speaker in the fields of the professional development of L&D and of technology-supported learning. He was the 2007 recipient of the Colin Corder award for services to training and has chaired the Learning Technologies Conference since 2000. He also chairs the Learning and Skills Group, hosting its bi-weekly webinar programme, and edits Inside Learning Technologies Magazine. He is a graduate of Oxford University.  
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2017 New England Area Conference

Closing Keynote

 Jeanne Meister

Opening Keynote 

Donald H. Taylor

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