BraveNewTalent To Speak At The Close It Summit in Washington

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SAN MATEO, CA, USA Nov. 4, 2013

BraveNewTalent, the social learning and talent engagement platform for enterprise, today announced that its founder & chief executive, Lucian Tarnowski, will speak during The Close It Summit in Washington, D.C. on November 7, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time.

Solutions to skills gap between employers and job seekers explored through keynote and panel discussion

Presented by Innovate + Educate, The Close It Summit is designed to explore new talent pathways to close the skills gap between employers and job seekers, and bridge the opportunity divide, and will take place November 5 - 7, 2013 at The Capitol Hilton in Washington, D.C.

"I’m incredibly grateful to be speaking at The Close It Summit", said Tarnowski. "The skills gap is a subject on which I’ve been passionate about since childhood, and around which I’ve launched a social learning technology company [BraveNewTalent] and also run a vocational skills charity in India [Take Heart India]. I believe that if we can get major organizations like GE, Intel, and others involved, we can close the skills gap both in the US and across the globe".

Scheduled for day three of The Close It Summit, Tarnowski will deliver the keynote address, ‘The Human Potential Movement: The Convergence Of Talent & Technology’, where he will outline outlining the convergence of talent and technology, and how businesses can directly bridge the skills gap and develop talent by leveraging technology.

Directly following his keynote, Tarnowski will lead the panel discussion, ‘A Brave New World: The Future Of Technology, Education, And Training’, which will explore how companies and educators are adapting new models for self-paced online training and assessments. The panelists include senior executives from Viridis Learning, Bluedrop Performance Learning, Excelsior College, College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, and Penn Foster.

In addition to BraveNewTalent, The Close It Summit will feature speakers from organizations including Alcoa, Manpower, GE, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, The Huffington Post, and U.S. News & World Report. The Close It Summit attendees are scheduled to include Human Resources professionals, learning and development innovators, and other professionals focused on addressing the skills gap between job seekers and employers.

As was announced in October, BraveNewTalent is also among the sponsors of The Close It Summit along with Oracle Academy, Dell, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and others.


About The Close It Summit

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The Close It Summit will bring together business and education leaders, human resource practitioners, workforce and youth development innovators, social impact organizations, and policy experts actively engaged in creating new talent pathways to close the skills gap and bridge the opportunity divide. To register for the event, or for more information, visit


About Innovate + Educate

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Innovate+Educate is a national "think and do" leader implementing strategies to close the national skills gap and bridge the opportunity divide.  Our vision is that all individuals have multiple pathways to learning and employment that result in economic success.  Our hope with the Close It Summit is to provide a platform to drive collaboration and solutions because the skills gap and opportunity divide are challenges greater than any single organization, conference or project. For more information, visit


About BraveNewTalent

BraveNewTalent is a platform to improve workforce engagement through online learning communities. Online communities are places where members can connect, communicate and collaborate around relevant professional topics - both with fellow colleagues and with professionals outside of the organization. The result is a successful blend of just-in-time social learning and talent engagement across organizations' alumni, present, and future workforce. For more information, visit