Welcome to the
Expertise Economy

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why attend

It’s time to stop talking about the future of work.
It’s already here.

Now, everyone learns from a diversity of sources for the entirety of our careers. And that changes everything.

Careers last for 60 or 70 years, yet jobs are being automated, outsourced and disrupted every day. Skills have useful lives of just a few years, even though everyone can learn anything, anywhere. And while you’re struggling to engage the talent your business needs right now, your workforce is getting themselves ready for what’s next. Welcome to the expertise economy.

So what are you doing about it? For starters, join us at Degreed LENS. Together with you, and some of the most creative pioneers in learning and talent development, we’ll explore the latest, greatest approaches to building, rebuilding, finding, sharing, and using the expertise that you—and your people—want.


Inspirational and thought leadership sessions on lifelong learning, career development, skills gaps, unconventional paths to expertise, assessments and credentials

Tactical tips, case studies and best practices to highlight how innovators are developing expertise better, faster and more cost efficient

Educational and hands-on professional skills development to help attendees reinvent their own strategies, operations, teams and tool kits

Networking with forward-thinking learning leaders, analysts, consultants, entrepreneurs and investors re-shaping how people and organizations build and use their skills


Never a dull moment

Networking Night: Wednesday, September 27th

6:00 PM
Cocktail Reception

Main Conference: Thursday, September 28th

8:00 AM
Check-In + Breakfast + Networking
9:00 AM
Morning Sessions
12:35 PM
Lunch + Learn
1:30 PM
Afternoon Sessions
5:10 PM
Cocktail Reception + Networking
6:00 PM
Dinner + Science Storms Exhibit



Portrait of Alexandra Cavoulacos Alexandra Cavoulacos
COO and Founder
The Muse
Portrait of Dan Lyons Dan Lyons
Author of Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble,
Writer and Co-Producer of HBO’s Silicon Valley


$399 per attendee

Register for LENS

To implement an engaging learning program requires a strong team. With this belief, we are offering this month a two for one discount.
Purchase a ticket for $399 by August 31st and receive a second FREE ticket for a team member to join you at LENS.
On the registration process, indicate the email address of your team member
and they will receive a confirmation email to attend LENS.

This offer does not apply to additional discount codes. Must purchase at regular ticket price of $399.

Group rate pricing (3 or more) email us at lens@degreed.com to register your team.


Easy to get there. Easy to stay.

5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637
Easily accessible by car, bus, train and bike!

Hyatt Place Chicago-South/University Medical Center
5225 South Harper Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Includes shuttle to and from MSI

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