THE WORLD OF WORK HAS CHANGED.
IT’S TIME FOR A NEW WAY FORWARD.


2020 has been nothing short of unprecedented. From a global pandemic to acts of racial injustice, these events have the potential to leave behind a trail of disruption.
At the same time, they have elevated the importance of people and culture within companies as never before.

 

HR leaders no longer need to fight for a seat at the table. Instead, leadership is now coming to them on a daily basis for guidance. From making remote work, work to holding space for difficult conversations, companies and organizations are relying on their HR leaders more than ever to forge a new way forward.

 

If you are in the HR, culture, or people space, this is your moment. And we’re here to help.

 

Culture Summit is a cross-functional, cross-industry conference that brings together founders, thought leaders, and culture champions from all over the world to share insights and best practices on building and transforming culture in the workplace.  Our speakers and workshops empower you with the data, strategies, and frameworks you need to drive actual change in this new world we are living in.


WHAT TO EXPECT AT CULTURE SUMMIT VIRTUAL:

ACTIONABLE CONTENT

Culture champions all over the world return to Culture Summit for one reason: The Content.

 

We work with all of our speakers to ensure every session is full of useful takeaways and tangible materials you can bring back to work.

 

Our theme for 2021 is A New Way Forward and the content will be split amongst three tracks:

 

  • The Future of Work
  • Modern Leadership
  • Re-Imagining HR

WORLD CLASS WORKSHOPS

Need to get more hands on?  Purchase a workshop ticket and attend a world-class workshop taught by some of the best facilitators in the culture space.

 

Our workshops are all about interaction.  If the idea of sharpies and colorful post-it notes get you up in the morning, then our workshops were made for you.

 

Not only will you work in small intimate groups and meet other culture champions, but you’ll also leave with templates, workbooks, toolkits, and more.

INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY SESSIONS

Unlike other events where you sit in one place all day, Culture Summit has dedicated sessions that help you interact and connect with other culture champions.

 

You’ll have opportunities for structured networking and facilitated group sharing sessions where you can share best practices and learn from each other.

 

Tap into the collective wisdom of our community and get help with your culture building initiatives.


WHY ATTEND CULTURE SUMMIT?

Culture isn’t an HR strategy anymore, it’s an everyone strategy.


WHY CULTURE CHAMPIONS LOVE CULTURE SUMMIT

Hear from attendees on why they love coming to Culture Summit and what keeps them coming back

Culture Summit energized me to keep pushing for inclusive, diverse and open workplace through the killer speaker keynotes and discussions. Culture is so important both to employee engagement and bottom line, I need to be that much more vocal and intentional. Thank you Culture Summit - I’ll be back next year with my peers!
Jully Kim - Director of Engineering Programs at Zendesk

I came in with no expectations and I went home with a fresh new plan. I felt the energy of the room and I soaked in it. I am glad I found you guys.
Matteo Trisolini - Culture Revolutionary at South Side Pediatrics

Culture Summit is like a magnet for mission-based companies who care about designing a fulfilling employee experience. It's the first time I've walked away from a conference with true genuine connections and not just business cards.
Elizabeth Rose - Founder of ZerModus

After attending a couple of years, I am beginning to build a small community with people I am meeting at Culture Summit and we're able to stay connected long afterward. It is incredible to find your people all in one place!
Sarah Schoolcraft - Employee Experience Manager at phData

It was truly one of the best conferences I've attended. It was well organized and thoughtfully executed.
Jaclyn Lindsey - CEO at kindness.org

2021 SPEAKERS

Check back often as we continue to add more speakers.

Ellen Leanse
Chief People Officer at Lucidworks

Ellen has catalyzed organizational innovation for nearly 40 years. An alum of Apple, Google, entrepreneurship, and strategic work with more than 40 technology companies, Ellen blends proven impact with a lifelong passion for understanding people. Her knowledge of neuroscience and anthropology informs her view of “Rehumanizing Work” through brain-aware, human-centric cultural outlooks.

Ellen Leanse
Chief People Officer at Lucidworks
Tiffany Stevenson
Chief Talent & Inclusion Officer, Global Head of Communities at Box

Tiffany Stevenson
Chief Talent & Inclusion Officer, Global Head of Communities at Box
Jevan Soo Lenox
Chief People and Culture Officer at Stitch Fix

Jevan Soo Lenox is the Chief People & Culture Officer for Stitch Fix, a personal styling platform leveraging data science and human stylists to help 3M+ clients look and feel their best. He previously held leadership roles at Square, Blue Bottle Coffee, and McKinsey & Company. Jevan received his MBA, Masters in Public Policy, and Bachelors from Harvard University.

Jevan Soo Lenox
Chief People and Culture Officer at Stitch Fix
Michelle Kim
CEO and Co-Founder at Awaken

Michelle Kim
CEO and Co-Founder at Awaken
Katelin Holloway
Former VP of People & Culture at Reddit.

First introduced to the notion of intentional cultural development at Pixar, Katelin has studied alongside some of the most brilliant creative business minds of this generation. From there, she spent a decade building teams as a senior executive at some of the internet’s most influential startups, including Klout and Reddit. In early 2020, Katelin made the leap from operator to investor, supporting a new generation of leaders.

Katelin Holloway
Former VP of People & Culture at Reddit.
Iliana Quinonez
Sr. Director, Solutions Engineering at Salesforce

Iliana is a passionate advocate and ambassador for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. Her career in the high tech industry spans over 25 years in more than 10 countries, working at both enterprise and startup companies. At Salesforce, Iliana currently leads the Solutions Engineering team for the West. She is also an Advisor to Latinoforce, the company's Latinx Employee Resource Group.

Iliana Quinonez
Sr. Director, Solutions Engineering at Salesforce
Claude Silver
Chief Heart Officer at Vaynermedia

Claude Silver
Chief Heart Officer at Vaynermedia
Shane Metcalf
Chief Culture Officer at 15Five

Shane Metcalf
Chief Culture Officer at 15Five
Heather Doshay
VP of People at Weblow

Heather Doshay
VP of People at Weblow
Dave Landa
CEO at Kintone

Dave Landa
CEO at Kintone
Madhavi Bhasin
Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Okta

At Okta, Madhavi is responsible for crafting the company's diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB) strategy. Her efforts are focused on driving a diverse talent strategy and initiatives to ensure all Okta employees are empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. Madhavi loves to meditate, spend time with family and continuously learn about human nature.

Madhavi Bhasin
Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Okta
Nariman Gathers
Program Manager at Slack | Lecturer at Stanford d.School

Nariman Gathers
Program Manager at Slack | Lecturer at Stanford d.School
Darren Murph
Head of Remote at Gitlab

Darren works at the intersection of culture, operations, people, talent branding, marketing, and communication. He’s spent his career leading remote teams and charting remote transformations. He authored GitLab’s Remote Playbook and “Living the Remote Dream: A Guide To Seeing the World, Setting Records, and Advancing Your Career.”

Darren Murph
Head of Remote at Gitlab
Denise Umubyeyi
Co-Founder and COO of Five to Nine

Denise is the co-founder of Five to Nine, a woman and Black-owned workplace program and event discovery software. Five to Nine integrates into existing tools allowing companies to use event and program data to make better decisions around their employee experience. As a venture-backed startup, Five to Nine has been featured in VICE, Business Insider, Forbes, and TedX.

Denise Umubyeyi
Co-Founder and COO of Five to Nine
Torian Richardson
Founder of Guanxi Universal

Torian is an investor, culture scientist, and global executive coach who draws from 20+ years of vast experience to inspire the genius in others to live valiantly, so their potential grows into impact.

Torian Richardson
Founder of Guanxi Universal
Jully Kim
Sr. Director, Engineering Programs at Zendesk

Jully is the Sr. Director of Engineering Programs at Zendesk and chief of staff to the EVP of Engineering. She champions the organizational efficiency of the scaling Engineering organization. Previously, she led PMOs focusing on Agile transformations for companies like BigCommerce, Fastly and Turnitin. She has served as the co-lead of the SF chapter of the Culture Collective.

Jully Kim
Sr. Director, Engineering Programs at Zendesk
Todd Donahue
Visual Storyteller at LinkedIn and Advocate for Conscious Creativity, Mindfulness, & Compassion

Todd is a lifelong artist and helps internal collaborators craft transformative business communications/stories via embodied design. Todd created/co-leads an ongoing passion project called the Conscious Creativity Community, with Peter McFadden of Microsoft.

Todd Donahue
Visual Storyteller at LinkedIn and Advocate for Conscious Creativity, Mindfulness, & Compassion
Tom Freeman
Manager, Global Engagement at Headspace for Work

Tom has dedicated his career to making companies happy places to work. He is the Manager of Global Engagement at Headspace, a global leader in meditation and mindfulness. His role involves working with Headspace’s ‘Headspace for Work’ clients globally to support them in building a culture of using Headspace in their workplaces.

Tom Freeman
Manager, Global Engagement at Headspace for Work
Shalyma Cambridge
Associate at The Humphrey Group

Shalyma is a Certified Organizational Coach, passionate about leadership, culture and career development. She believes that when a culture of authentic, inclusive, and bold leadership is encouraged, organizations and their people are inspired to be their best. Shalyma is dedicated to incorporating DEI practices in her work as a leadership development practitioner and as a Culture Collective Chapter Co-Lead.

Shalyma Cambridge
Associate at The Humphrey Group
Lars Schmidt
Founder of Amplify and Host of Redefining HR podcast

Lars Schmidt
Founder of Amplify and Host of Redefining HR podcast
Torin Perez
DEI Consultant, Speaker, and Author

Torin Perez
DEI Consultant, Speaker, and Author
Robert Ellis
Founder and Executive Coach at Futurosity

Robert Ellis
Founder and Executive Coach at Futurosity
Smiley Poswolsky
Author and Milliennial Workplace Expert

Smiley Poswolsky
Author and Milliennial Workplace Expert
Rocky Ozaki
Founder and CEO at NoW of Work Inc.

Inspiring leaders, and then helping to transform their culture and operations is where Rocky finds joy! Leaning on his rich experiences in both large enterprise and scrappy tech startups, he brings a unique view on how modern companies must operate.

Rocky Ozaki
Founder and CEO at NoW of Work Inc.
Luca Rosetti
Chairman and CEO at Beaconforce

Luca is the CEO and Chairman at Beaconforce, a fast-growing start-up with a mission to create work environments that allow people to be the best version of themselves. With a background in management consulting and behavioral sciences, he recognized many years ago that there is a gap between what science knows about human behaviors and what companies implement.

Luca Rosetti
Chairman and CEO at Beaconforce
Julian Lute
Strategic Advisor at Great Place to Work

Julian Lute
Strategic Advisor at Great Place to Work
Parneet Pal
Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs

Parneet the Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs, an SF-based company solving for stress, burnout, and loneliness in the workplace. A Harvard-trained physician, she focuses on the intersection of lifestyle medicine, behavior change and technology and building wiser workplaces using the science of mindfulness, resilience and compassion.

Parneet Pal
Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs
Melissa Sutor
Founder of Dragonfly Healing Center, Inc. and Director of Partnerships at Wisdom 2.0

Melissa lives with meaning and purpose in connecting people, nurturing relationships and bringing awareness to our shared humanity while appreciating and celebrating our differences. Through leadership at Dragonfly Healing Center nonprofit and in collaboration with with Wisdom 2.0, she works to improve lives individually and collectively to help create a better world for us all.

Melissa Sutor
Founder of Dragonfly Healing Center, Inc. and Director of Partnerships at Wisdom 2.0
Mel Rowsell
Coach and Consultant at Wisdom at Work

Mel is focused on bringing the human connection back to the workplace, be it through coaching, consulting or facilitating.

Mel Rowsell
Coach and Consultant at Wisdom at Work
Lisa Paredes
Head of Product Marketing at Beaconforce | Co-founder of The Culture Collective

Originally from Guatemala, Lisa moved to San Francisco and found her passion in the people space. She joined Beaconforce as their first employee to be a part of their mission to create work environments that allow people to be their best self. Her love for community and culture led her to be a co-founder of The Culture Collective, a global community of culture champions with 30 chapters around the world.

Lisa Paredes
Head of Product Marketing at Beaconforce | Co-founder of The Culture Collective
Greg Netzer
Sr. Consultant at XPLANE

Greg Netzer is a Senior Consultant at XPLANE and works with leaders and organizations to clarify their vision and build the strategy and culture that will help them attain it. He has consulted for organizations as varied as Fortune 100 companies and startup nonprofits for 25 years, leading their strategic planning, organizational alignment, communications and business planning, and change management efforts. Greg has recently worked with clients such as AstraZeneca, Intel, Carhartt, Nike, Mozilla, Colgate-Palmolive, and Abbott.

Greg Netzer
Sr. Consultant at XPLANE
Mark Mattek
President of Pi Consulting

Mark Mattek is a certified coach with 15 years of experience in roles leading & developing team members. He currently serves as president of Pi Consulting, working with companies to accelerate leadership & team capabilities during times of rapid change. Mark incorporates his unique lens of a therapist, business leader & coach.

Mark Mattek
President of Pi Consulting
Asiya Hasan-Damen
Founder and CEO of Cultuurloop B.V.

Asiya co-founded Cultuurloop in 2019 with a focus to help change how organisations develop, manage, educate and engage their people. With over 20 years of experience leading teams, She is an advocate of empathy-based leadership and balancing business needs with a positive culture.

Asiya Hasan-Damen
Founder and CEO of Cultuurloop B.V.
Raquel Castañeda Sauza
People and Culture Director at Yalo

Raquel has +10 years of experience leading HR and People teams. She is passionate and aware of the power of culture as a fundamental factor in the success of organizations and has focused her work on promoting the creation of high-performance environments, where people can be authentic and successful.

Raquel Castañeda Sauza
People and Culture Director at Yalo
Dr. Emily Anhalt
CoFounder and Chief Clinical Officer of Coa

Dr. Emily Anhalt is a clinical psychologist and the CoFounder and Chief Clinical Officer of Coa, the world’s first gym for mental health. For the past 11 years, Dr. Anhalt has been working clinically with executives, founders, and tech employees, and has conducted extensive research with prominent psychologists and entrepreneurs about how leaders can improve their emotional fitness.

Dr. Emily Anhalt
CoFounder and Chief Clinical Officer of Coa
Steve Wiley
President of CEEK LLC

As Founder and President of CEEK, Steve Wiley is on a mission to rid the world of “zombies in the workforce.” He developed and delivers Intentional Culture Plans for CEEK clients to engage and inspire a workforce in pursuit of shared mission objectives. His book, Navigate Chaos, provides a five step guide to balance work, family, and other life priorities.

Steve Wiley
President of CEEK LLC
Sarah Kim
Co-founder of Culture n Strategy

Positioned at the intersection of business, leadership and technology, Sarah helps growth-minded strategic leaders align with their people, through a synchronized approach to strategy and culture. To be more specific, she inspires and guides business leaders to create effective team vision, strategy and ownership.

Sarah Kim
Co-founder of Culture n Strategy
Kelsey Ley
Lead Facilitator at The Art of Leading People-Centered Teams

Kelsey Ley is a Company Culture Strategist & Leadership Coach. Through organizational development, systems thinking, and the design of collaboration, Kelsey's current work focuses on building people-centered teams through virtual training for individuals and company-wide engagements.

Kelsey Ley
Lead Facilitator at The Art of Leading People-Centered Teams
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CULTURE SUMMIT VIRTUAL WORKSHOPS

Take your culture transformation to the next level 


Purchase a workshop ticket
and attend the workshop day where you choose an intimate interactive virtual workshop to attend.  Connect with culture building experts in intimate, hands-on sessions where you’ll learn a variety of actionable strategies and tactics.

 

At all of our workshops you will gain:

1. Insights from experts in the field with a focus on actionable insights

2. Tools you can take back to work to help you execute your strategy

3. A group of peers who are facing similar challenges to you and can support you after the workshop


Each workshop is limited to 60 attendees.  Once the workshops are full, we will not open up more seats.  Register early and reserve your spot.

 


Workshop: Culture + Design Thinking Hackathon


Facilitator:
Rocky Ozaki, Founder and CEO at NoW of Work Inc.




Click Here to Learn Why You Need This Workshop in Your Organization


AGENDA

Please check back periodically as we continue to update the agenda.

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SUPPORT FOR CULTURE CHAMPIONS EVERYWHERE

Whether you’re a budding culture champion or an experienced team leader, we have the resources and support to help you in your quest to transform culture. Check out some of our videos from past Culture Summit events.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How Has the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impacted Culture Summit?

Please visit our COVID-19 FAQ page for more details

How Can I Speak at the Next Culture Summit?

If you are interested in speaking at Culture Summit, go here to begin the speaker application process. If all speaking slots are filled for this year, feel free to sumbit your application for a future year. Due to a high volume of applicants, we are unable to get back to everyone individually. We do read each submission carefully and will contact you for more information if your submission seems like a good fit. 

How Can I Become a Sponsor?

There are lots of ways for you or your company to sponsor, partner with, or otherwise support the efforts of Culture Summit. Sponsorship benefits include promotion in all conference materials, an invite to the speaker dinner, and much more.

Please visit our sponsorship page if you’re interested in pursuing a sponsorship or partnership with Culture Summit.

How Can I Volunteer at Culture Summit?

You can find the volunteer application here. Please note that Culture Summit volunteer spaces are limited.

How Do I Get a Press Pass to Culture Summit?

You can find the press pass application here. We only offer a few press passes per event, and they’re quite competitive. Please note that press passes only cover the cost of the conference, not lodging or travel.

Are The Tickets Refundable or Transferrable?

The tickets are non-refundable but we’re happy to transfer them to a friend or colleague.  If for some reason you cannot make it, we can save your ticket for the next Culture Summit.

Will You Be Selling Tickets at The Door?

No, we will not be selling tickets at the door.  Purchase a ticket online to guarantee your seat.

CONTACT US

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