WorkHuman, in its fourth year, is unlike any other HR conference, and this year’s event has even more for attendees. With more speakers, content tracks, and breakout activities, the power of WorkHuman will continue to galvanize leaders in 2018, and harness the transformative power of people for the next generation of HR.
As we get closer to April, we’re sharing our top 8 reasons to attend (and a tool to help get your manager on board):
1. An all-star lineup of keynote speakers.
We’re thrilled to host high-profile speakers like Amal Clooney, Salma Hayek Pinault, Simon Sinek, Brené Brown, Tarana Burke, Adam Grant, Dr. David Rock, and Shawn Achor – with even more to be announced soon. The keynote lineup is comprised of activists, celebrities, New York Times best-selling authors, and some of the most inspiring thought leaders in the business. Among them are some rising stars attending to deliver impactful talks like Catherine Flavin, who will discuss how smart leaders can lead smarter; Pandit Dasa, who’s joining to talk about mindful leadership; and Norm Laviolette, who, as Improv Asylum’s co-founder will teach attendees to train themselves to think on their feet.
2. A historic #MeToo panel will discuss respect, equality, and harassment in the workplace.
Featuring Tarana Burke, Ronan Farrow, Ashley Judd, and other figures in the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the panel discussion is the first-of-its-kind at WorkHuman. We hope to encourage and inspire much larger conversations on equality and discrimination, promoting greater transparency and equity in the workplace. The discussion will be moderated by Adam Grant, a Wharton professor and longtime advocate of greater equality in the workplace.
3. Eight content tracks covering the latest megatrends.
More than 60 speakers in the eight content tracks include leaders ranging from data scientists to diversity and inclusion thought leaders. Topics focus on the latest in HR like crowdsourcing performance strategies, creating a culture of inclusion and belonging, making the business case for social recognition, humanizing your employer brand, and much more.
4. The chance to connect and collaborate with your peers.
Key industry thought leaders from organizations such as JetBlue, Bank of America, and Microsoft will be in attendance. Throughout the conference, you’ll have several opportunities to engage with leaders, speakers, and peers, making new connections, facilitating collaborations, and creating strong takeaways for your own organization.
5. Earning 17 HRCI, 17 HRPA, 17 SHRM, and 17 WorldatWork PDCs.
Attending WorkHuman 2018 will provide nearly a third of what you need to get recertified for each organization.
6. Experiencing the vibrant city of Austin.
We’ll be bringing in elements of the Austin’s famed “weird” culture into WorkHuman 2018 to allow all attendees – no matter where they’re based – to experience what the city has to offer, including the art, food, and music. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, Austin has a Southern charm, brilliant music, and an unforgettable culinary scene.
7. Wellness activities including morning yoga.
Enter WorkHuman relaxed and rejuvenated through morning yoga sessions and meditation. This year, we’re also including sessions devoted to mindfulness in the workplace, like Jacqueline Carter’s “Training the Mind to Enhance Individual and Organizational Performance, Creativity, and Wellbeing.”
8. WorkHuman Radio will be airing live onsite.
In addition to hearing our incredible lineup of keynote speakers onstage, Mike Wood – host of WorkHuman Radio, Globoforce’s weekly podcast – will be interviewing guests live on-air throughout conference in Austin. Check out some of our past interviews, and say hello at the booth by the bookstore!
Need more reasons to register now? We’ve even created a Justify Your Trip template – a customizable letter that includes all the right details and bottom-line benefits of attending WorkHuman 2018 for your manager.