We’re excited to share that Dean Erika James, of the Wharton School, will be giving the keynote address at the Innovation in Safety Symposium on June 29, 2022. The 2022 Innovation in Safety Symposium will feature dynamic speakers like Dean James, panel discussions, TEDs-like presentations, short case studies, and workshops. Over the course of two days, you will engage in discussion and networking that supports Initiative #8, which focuses on the future of technology in the fire service. Our vendor showcase will provide networking opportunities and highlight companies and organizations that are leading the way in advancing fire service technology.
Dean Erika James – Wharton School
Dean James became the dean of the Wharton School on July 1, 2020. Trained as an organizational psychologist, Dean James is a leading expert on crisis leadership, workplace diversity and management strategy. Prior to her appointment at Wharton, Dean James was the John H. Harland Dean at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School from 2014 to 2020.
An award-winning educator, accomplished consultant, and researcher, she is the first woman and first person of color to be appointed dean in Wharton’s 141-year history. As such she has paved the way for women in leadership both in education and corporate America. Dean James has been instrumental in developing groundbreaking executive education programs, including the Women’s Leadership program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School.
Dean James serves on the boards of Morgan Stanley, SurveyMonkey, and nonprofits Save the Children and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Extend Your Trip with an After-the-Symposium Opportunity
UL’s Fire Safety Research Institute Tour
Reserve your spot to attend UL’s facility and structures tour on June 30, 2022, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. During this optional field trip, UL will be conducting an experiment to examine the impact of ventilation. Check out this recently released video on a Search & Rescue study. The tour will include the facility and structures where these experiments were conducted. Space is limited – registration is first come, first served.