The Future of Work

Philadelphia Urban Land Institute (ULI) has invited Avi Telyas, founder of, to be a speaker at its Future of Work conference coming to Philadelphia, PA. February 14, 2019. Avi’s session entitled “The Implications in Philadelphia” will address how the advancement of technology disrupts how we plan, build and move throughout our region. Future of Work will explore how technology like automation, A.I., robotics, precision medicine and advancement in eCommerce and logistics will impact our region and our use of industrial land. We’ll learn from the leaders driving change and explore how the market is responding. How will the future of work shape our landscape and how should we respond in order to stay competitive nationally and globally.

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Additional show highlights include:

The Agenda

8:00-8:30: Registration & Networking

8:35-9:00: Keynote Speaker

9:00-9:50: Panel 1– The Innovators

9:50-10:40: Panel 2 – The Implications in Philadelphia

  • Brian Cohen, Vice President & City Manager, Liberty Property Trust

  • Brett Fusco, Manager, Long-Range Planning, Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

  • Kahiga Tiagha, Founder + Lead Partner, The ITEM Ventures

  • Avi Telyas, Founder,

  • Ed Klimek, Partner, KSS

Panels Moderated by: Anne Bovaird Nevins, Chief Strategy and Communications Officer, PIDC

10:40-11:00: Conclusion & Networking

Future of Work will be held February 14, 2019 at the Free Library of Philadelphia Skyline Room located at 1901 Vine Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States. For more information or to register, visit

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