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Tuesday, August 2 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Pathways to Equitable Opportunities: Open Badges and the Journey to Jobs

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Open badges play a critical role in empowering people to progress on equitable pathways to career opportunities. In life learning journeys, each of us needs to design, own, combine, curate, and share badges that transparently and verifiably show what we know and can do. In this section, the panelists from across the sector will discuss the systematic biases to equitable opportunities in our systems and structures, showing how uncovering them, creating on-ramps, open standards, and inclusive design are all essential to support human fulfillment to life sustaining careers.

*Following the panel, join us for Table Talk sessions to take a deeper dive, as well as a virtual discussion on August 9th for a continuation of the conversation

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Rick Goldgar

Associate Partner, Digital Credentials, IBM
Dr. Rick Goldgar, Ph.D. is the IBM Associate Partner for Digital Credentials in the IBM Talent Transformation Service Line. He was responsible for the original architecture of what is now the IBM Digital Credentials product and currently leads efforts for the Learning and Employment... Read More →
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Rita Fennelly-Atkinson

Director Micro-Credentials, Digital Promise
Dr. Rita Fennelly-Atkinson is the Director of Micro-credentials at Digital Promise. She has worked at the intersection of education and technology to create inclusive and accessible learning environments for learners for the past 20 years. As a first-generation LatinX college graduate... Read More →
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Kelly Page

Founder and CEO, LWYL Studio LLC
Kelly uses the pronouns She/Her. As a social-design ethnographer, Kelly has an obsession with social leadership, learning as a lived experience, and story-centered codesign for the development of learning and employment innovations. She is committed to developing ethical, entrepreneurial... Read More →
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Meena Naik

Director, Skills First Design, JFFLabs
Meena Naik is an advocate for actualizing a radical future centering a skills-first approach to economic mobility, and partners with organizations and education providers to support the implementation of best practices in skills-first learning and credentialing efforts and associated... Read More →
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Brent Capriotti

Sr Consultant, Credentialing Technology & Innovation, WGU
As a member of WGU's innovative Workforce Intelligence & Credential Integrity (WICI) team, I support and advance skill/competency-based education, digital credentialing solutions, learning and employment records, practical interoperability of educational and employment data standards... Read More →

Tuesday August 2, 2022 8:45am - 9:45am MDT