The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's FUTURE STATE SERIES is a forward-looking platform to explore the people, ideas, and innovations that are shaping our lives and our businesses. 

Please explore this page to learn about our upcoming events and related content. 

For information on programming and sponsorship opportunities at our FUTURE STATE SERIES events, please contact Hilary Crow at


WORK FORWARD - July 11, 2016


Our first Future State Series event, WORK FORWARD, took place on July 11.


Featuring topics such as:

Augmented Reality in the Workplace • The "No Vacation Nation" • Where the Jobs Are • Digital Hiring • The Cost of Bad Meetings   

Speakers included representatives of HireVue, Project: Time Off, McKinsey & Co., LinkedIn, Pwnie Express, and DAQRI.

Check out our YouTube playlist for highlights, or watch a replay of the full webcast now.




HEALTH FORWARD - October 18, 2016

The U.S. Chamber and U.S. Chamber Foundation will host the 5th Annual Health Care Summit: HEALTH FORWARD – a fast-paced program where we’ll examine the future of health care and the people, ideas, and innovations that are leading the way.  

This half-day summit will explore topics such as:

  • Using incentives to encourage employees to make health care decisions based on value. 
  • Increasing connectivity among health care providers, health systems, insurance companies, and patients.
  • The growing role of data in personalizing the health care experience. 

This program will be fast-paced, with diverse speakers, multiple formats, and multimedia videos and demos.

Confirmed Speakers Include: 

  • Carl Amato, President and CEO of Novant Health
  • Jorge Soto, Co-founder and chief technology officer, Miroculus
  • Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director, Cyber-Physical Systems, NIST
  • Philip Blake, President of Bayer Corporation
  • Jesse Cureton, Chief Consumer Officer of Novant Health
  • Dr. Louis J. DeGennaro, President and CEO of Leukemia & Lymphoma
  • Dr. George Isham, Chief Officer & Plan Medical Director of HealthPartners
  • Katie Mahoney, Executive Director of Health Policy, Labor, Immigration & Employee Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • David Morales, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Steward Health Care System
  • Dr. Glenn Pomerantz, Chief Medical Officer of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Dr. Sokwoo Rhee, Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems at National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Jorge Soto, Co-Founder and CTO of Miroculous