Preparing For Tomorrow’s Workforce Today: Problem. Impact. Solution.


Join us for our Innovate Conference to talk about tomorrow's workforce!


Date: August 31, 2022


  • 8:00am - 12:00pm General Session
  • 12:00pm - 1:30 Board/Invite Only Session & Lunch

Location: Crowne Plaza Herndon

Price: $45 Chamber Member | $60 Guest


Hear our featured speakers discuss problem areas in our current systems of healthcare, technology & trades, and STEM, and more!

Welcome Regards:

  • John Boylan, President, Dulles Chamber
  • Al Hamdi, Chairman, Dulles Chamber

Opening Remarks: Victor Hoskins, President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development

Panel - Tech & Trades:

  • Moderator: Dip Chandra, BNI Northern Virginia North
  • Michael Murphy, Vice President, Rosendin Electric
  • Michael Whitlock, General Manager, Sabey Data Centers & Potomac Chapter, AFCOM, President
  • Scott Settar, Academy Administrator, Chantilly High School Academy


Panel - Healthcare:

  • Moderator: Nathan Vooys, CEO, StoneSprings Hospital
  • Dr. Shelly Powers, Provost, NVCC Medical Education Campus
  • Rebecca Kiesling, Executive Director, NAMI Northern Virginia
  • Colleen Gillis, Partner, Cooley LLP


Panel - STEM

  • Moderator: Dr. McNiff, Executive Director, Tomorrows Engineers
  • Liz Gruchacz, Director, Office of Human Resources, NRO
  • Karl Schwarz, Vice President, Parsons Federal Proposal Operations

  • Chris Gregory, Chief Engineer, Hawkeye360


Closing Remarks:

  • Colleen Kardasz, Assistant Director, Loudoun County Economic Development


Sponsorship Opportunities:

$250 - General Sponsor: Includes 1 complimentary event ticket

$500 - Panel Sponsor: Includes 2 complimentary event tickets




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August 31, 2022 @ 8:00 am
August 31, 2022 @ 12:00 pm



2200 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20170