Hugh Herr is a living inspiration for overcoming
challenges, creating the work environment of the future, and moving together
toward tomorrow. A preeminent expert and an engaging, futuristic
inventor at MIT’s think tank/incubator program, Hugh Herr is a renowned
engineer and biophysicist who lost both legs in a climbing incident more than 30
years ago.He builds future generations
of robotic prosthetics and bionic limbs allowing users to not only move their
high-tech limbs, but to feel them, too.
Coined “Leader of the Bionic Age” by TIME,
Herr and his team are translating tricks the human body uses to move more
efficiently into the science and technology that not only restores function to
those who’ve lost it, but also enhances and extends their capabilities.
Herr’s gripping story
has been told in a National Geographic film, Ascent:
The Story of Hugh Herr, as well as in episodes and articles featured
in CNN, The
Economist, Discover, and Nature. His TED talk, which ended with a standing
ovation and was viewed nearly seven million times, is a shining example of
Herr’s ability to inspire CALPELRA’s audience to overcome challenges, create
the work environment of the future, and move together toward tomorrow.
A popular CALPELRA tradition presented by CALPELRA’s Chief Executive Officer, this session includes
a substantive analysis of 2018’s significant court decisions impacting California’s public agencies and recommendations for navigating future legal challenges. This year’s Legal Strategies session both
honors the past and welcomes the future, as departing CEO M. Carol Stevens and
incoming CEO Janet Cory Sommer present this session together.
What will human resources
and labor relations look like in 2025? Will algorithms identify talent, make hiring and compensation decisions,
decide internal mobility, and ultimately determine career paths? CALPELRA asks a panel of HR and LR Thought
Leaders, academics and practitioners, to make their best predictions.