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Upwork to host inaugural executive summit to discuss the changing world of work

Upwork’s Work Without Limits Executive Summit brings together Fortune 500 visionaries to map out the future of work 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – March 28, 2017 – Upwork, the world’s largest freelancing website, today announced that it will be hosting its inaugural Work Without Limits™ Executive Summit at the W Hotel in San Francisco, August 22nd and 23rd. At this invite-only event, executive attendees will hear first-hand how progressive companies are implementing innovative, new talent strategies to embrace flexible teams and come away with actionable next steps to prepare their workforce for the future. 

Workplace innovator and former Chief Talent Officer of Netflix, Patty McCord will deliver the keynote presentation and share her insights into how businesses are evolving their talent acquisition and management practices.

The program will feature interactive sessions with HR visionaries, Fortune 500 executives and industry thought-leaders from highly-recognized organizations including Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Cox School of Business, University of Oxford and Institute for the Future, among others.

Session topics include:

  • The Work Revolution: How Technology & Globalization Are Increasing the Pace of Workforce Change
  • The Location vs. Talent Paradox: Where Will Your Next Workforce Be?
  • The Future Workforce: How Today’s Businesses are Building Tomorrow’s Teams
  • Blueprints for Success: Best Practices for Adopting a Digital Workforce
  • The State of Workforce Policy Under the Trump Administration

Following discussions from day one, attendees will have the opportunity to attend strategic workshops and peer-to-peer discussions that will help them develop a framework for acquiring flexible talent, classifying these workers compliantly, and driving innovation across HR and procurement. 

For more information or to request an invitation to the Work Without Limits Executive Summit, visit https://www.upwork.com/s/work-without-limits/

About Upwork
Upwork is the world’s largest freelancing website. Upwork Enterprise combines technology and services, giving companies a single solution that makes it simple, quick and cost effective to access qualified freelance talent.

Twenty percent of Fortune 500 companies and other notable companies utilize Upwork to find and engage freelancers, including organizations such as Airbnb, Dropbox, Pfizer and Juniper Networks. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with offices in San Francisco and Oslo, Norway. For more information, visit our website at www.upwork.com, join us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Katie Evans