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
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.
Michelle Kim
CEO and Co-Founder at Awaken

Michelle Kim
CEO and Co-Founder at Awaken
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
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
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
Nariman Gathers
Program Manager at Slack | Lecturer at Stanford d.School

Nariman Gathers
Program Manager at Slack | Lecturer at Stanford d.School
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
Lars Schmidt
Founder of Amplify and Host of Redefining HR podcast

Lars Schmidt
Founder of Amplify and Host of Redefining HR podcast
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Smiley Poswolsky
Author and Milliennial Workplace Expert

Smiley Poswolsky
Author and Milliennial Workplace Expert
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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.

 


AGENDA

Our 2021 agenda will be launched when tickets are announced.

SPONSORS

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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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