What Does the Perfect Conference Look Like to You?

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What if you and I could design a conference together?

How do you think that would look? For one thing, I know it would be a fresh take on human resources and culture and leadership in the organization.

It would probably also feature some of the amazing speakers and academics and authors we’ve discussed here on the blog. People talking about gratitude and giving, happiness and flow, positive psychology and creating an amazing place to work with a magnetic employer brand.  It would show, beyond a shadow of a doubt, how recognition and appreciation create fertile ground for culture to thrive. It would be a lively and impassioned conversation for people who want to learn from one another and who care deeply about building a better place to work.

Well, I am so excited to tell you that we have actually built that conference!

Most of you received a note from me, or from Globoforce, in the last few days introducing WorkHuman. An entirely new approach to the traditional HR conference, it will be happening from June 8-10 at the Hyatt Grand Regency in Orlando.

The speakers we’ve already announced are Arianna Huffington, Adam Grant from the Wharton School, Eric Mosley and Derek Irvine from Globoforce, and Shawn Achor, who is a TED Speaker and bestselling author on the topic of employee happiness and motivation.  I can tell you that the rest of the to-be-announced list of guests is equally compelling.

I was fortunate to be included in designing the agenda for WorkHuman, and we have really seized the opportunity to expand the conversation we’ve already been having with you here on the blog and in books like The Power of Thanks.

WorkHuman is going to feature sessions and talks with experts on well-being and company culture —many of whom we’ve introduced here on the pages of this blog—covering topics like worker happiness, gratitude, building trust, developing engagement, affective commitment and building a best place to work. We also have academics and business leaders who are bringing provocative ideas to the table around things like analytics and technology, generational differences and how we measure and manage culture.

WorkHuman is also going to be a networking event… bringing you together with your peers at leading companies in every industry, so you can share ideas, best practices and inspiration on how to develop your own culture.

More than anything, it is the people who come that are going to make this event so spectacular, because we all share a passion for creating humanity in the workplace. So having you there will elevate the conversation and make this conference even better. I hope you will come!

Over the next couple of months I’ll be sharing updates on this event here on the blog, including announcements about new speakers, content tracks and activities.

Register before March 8 for our early bird price of $795 (the full conference price is $1495), and be sure to use our special blog promo code of BLOG100 when you check out for another $100 off!

I hope to see you there!


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