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Seth Mattison will keynote on The War At Work at the Ben Franklin iXchange.

On-Line registration for the May 21st iXchange is open.

We have the most diverse workforce in U.S. history, with five generations at work. While workers of different ages are pretty much looking for the same things – meaningful contribution, advancement opportunities, and compensation for a job well done – they can have very different ideas of what those rewards should be.

We live in a half-changed world, where everything from communication and etiquette, policies and procedures, where and when work happens, to “paying your dues” are still influenced by a long list of unwritten rules established by the Hierarchy, the world that preceded the Network. So how do we win this War at Work? Keynote speaker Seth Mattison will address that question at the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania iXchange. beginning at an earlier time this year, at 4:30 PM on Tuesday, May 21.

The iXchange will be held at the Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem. Registration is now available at

The Ben Franklin iXchange is a premier business networking opportunity in northeastern Pennsylvania. Last year, more than 450 technology entrepreneurs, business people, economic developers, venture capitalists, political leaders, educators, students, bankers, lawyers, and accountants from Ben Franklin’s 21-county service area attended.

Seth Mattison is an internationally renowned expert on workforce trends, generational dynamics, and business strategy. As Co-Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, Mattison advises many of the world’s leading organizations on key shifts in talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work.

His ideas have been featured in publications including The Wall St. Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail. He is the author of The War At Work: A Tale of Navigating the Unwritten Rules of the Hierarchy in a Half-Changed World (2017) along with Joshua Medcalf.  Named to the Editors’ Picks for Speakers to Watch in 2017, Mattison has shared his insights with thousands of business leaders internationally and has received accolades from many of the world’s best brands.

The iXchange will include two executive networking sessions, the keynote address by Seth Mattison, and the presentation of Ben Franklin’s annual Innovation Awards. These six awards recognize and salute outstanding individual and company accomplishment in business and technology:

  • Entrepreneurial Achievement – Dynalene Inc., Whitehall; Dr. Satish Mohapatra, President & CEO and David Arcury, COO
  • Incubator Graduate – Forge3, Ltd., Bethlehem; Jeff Teschke, Founder & CEO
  • Product Innovation – Gilson Snow, Inc., Winfield; Nicholas Gilson, CEO
  • Innovative Application of Technology – TruCapSol, LLC., Bethlehem; David A. Brand, CEO and Jiten Dihora, CTO
  • Manufacturing Achievement – Galaxy Mfg. Company, Moosic; Lee Batzel, President and CEO
  • Frederick J. Beste III Partnership – Penn State Berks, Reading; Dr. R. Keith Hillkirk, Chancellor

Early registration to the Ben Franklin iXchange is $75, and it is $95 after May 7. Hot hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served; a cash bar will be available. Register on-line at, or contact the Ben Franklin Technology Partners at 610-758-5200 or