A run-down of the top digital workplace conferences to attend in 2019. Whether you're in HR, Internal Comms, IT or Digital Workplace management - these events can help you network with like-minded people and see what thought leaders are saying about digital transformation and the future of work.
If the calendar of upcoming conferences is anything to go by - excitement around the #futureofwork is reaching fever pitch.
HR, Comms, and Digital Workplace professionals from all over the world are joining forces in an attempt to understand, leverage and shape the technologies and processes driving workplace transformation.
So - get out your calendar, book your flights and join them!
As well as witnessing thought leaders in action, you may get a chance to hob-nob with celebrity keynoters like Oprah, Martha Stewart and Garry Kasparov.
These 15 conferences from around the globe will challenge you, inspire you and drag you (kicking and screaming?) into the new world of work.
WHEN: Feb 6-8
WHERE: West Palm Beach, Florida
TechKnowledge is a learning technologies conference for talent development professionals that delivers practical how-to’s, advanced strategy and solutions, and everything in between.
Dean Kamen - inventor of the Segway Human Transporter
Shaili Chopra- Founder of SheThePeople TV and Award-Winning Journalist
Ben Nemtin - Number 1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Star of MTV's The Buried Life
WHEN: Feb 13
WHERE: Melbourne, Australia
The Digital Workplace Summit gathers leaders of Digital Workplace and Employee Experience to explore the latest thinking around collaboration, UX, technology and the future of work.
Keynote speakers include:
Tim Palmer - General Manager Workplace Technology for NAB
Maciej Markowski - CEO and Co-founder of spaceOS
Miranda Kovacic - Domain Lead Employee Experience ANZ Bank
Cameron Amling - Head of Corporate Systems, Coles
WHEN: Feb 26-27
Digital Workplace 24 is a unique digital workplace insight event, broadcasting from around the world over 24 hours. Hosts from Europe, North America and Asia Pacific take you live into the digital workplaces of the world’s leading organizations, with live tours, demos and guest interviews (including one with US presidential Candidate fo 2020, Andrew Yang)
George Muir - Futurist, Evangelist and Keynote Speake
Mike Klein - Principal at Change the Terms
Kevin Werbach - Wharton Professor and author
Andrea Brant - Group Manager, Digital Communication Channels at Adobe
WHEN: March 6-8
This conference focuses on how to keep employees engaged and build a culture that withstands any upheaval. It looks at ways to revamp outdated channels, break into new platforms, improve executive communications and demonstrate ROI.
WHEN: April 04 – 05
Intra.NET Reloaded Boston provides organizations with insights into new developments in the digital workplace landscape and covers strategic and technical aspects of employee communication, as well as change management strategies.
Yuri Aguiar - Director of Innovation and Transformation Ogilvy Group
Brooke Buchanan - Former SVP of Communications and Government Affairs, Whole Foods Market
WHEN: May 19-22
WHERE: Washington, D.C.
The ATD International Conference & Exposition is the largest event for talent development professionals worldwide.
It focuses on the knowledge, strategies, and solutions organizations need to effectively attract, develop, and retain top talent.
WHEN: 29-30 May
WHERE: Orlando, Florida
A conference focused on the technologies people use to get work done in today’s modern work environment.
Matt Cain - Vice President Gartner
Jeffrey Mann - Research Vice President for collaboration and social software at Gartner Research.
Helen Poitevin - Research Director with a focus on HCM technologies
WHEN: 9-12 June
The 2019 International Association of Business Communicators World Conference explores challenges and opportunities facing the communication profession. The event draws over 1300 attendees from around the world.
Soledad O’Brien - broadcast journalist and executive producer
Celeste Headlee - radio host, author and public speaker
WHEN: 12-13 June
WHERE: Olympia London
The CIPD Festival of Work brings together business leaders, technologists, people professionals and learning and development experts to explore, debate and celebrate why the future of work is human after all.
It explores ways of leading, harnessing technology and equipping employees with the skills to succeed in the future of work.
Garry Kasparov - Former World Chess Champion, Chair of the Human Rights Foundation, Best-Selling Author
Neil Harbisson - World’s first Cyborg Artist and Co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation
WHEN: 17 June
WHERE: The British Academy, London
Hosted at the British Academy in London, the Enterprise Digital Workplace Summit is a European event which brings together professionals to discuss the future of work with the digital workplace. The summit includes keynotes, lessons learned, case studies and workshops.
Emanuele Quintarelli - Digital Transformation Practice Leader, Ernst & Young
Jon Ingham - Executive Consultant, Social Advantage
Sarah Moffatt - Internal Communications – Channel Manager, ACCA
WHEN: 17–19 June
WHERE: Chicago, USA
Digital Workplace Experience (DWX) is an interactive event for the global community of intranet and digital workplace professionals that is a collaboration between Digital Workplace Group and SMG/CMSWire.
Discover how organizations like NASA, H&R Block, The Scottish Government, Walmart and Southwest Airlines run their digital workplaces.
Kate Matsudaira Director of Engineering Google
Nick Allen Global Director of Design & User Experience GE Healthcare
Josh Simons Kennedy Scholar Harvard University
Stacey Blissett-Saavedra CIO New York Commission on Human Rights
WHEN: 23-26 June
WHERE: Las Vegas
This year's Society for Human Resource Managers Conference focuses on creating better workplaces. It delves into technology, innovation and the changing landscape of work.
Blake Mycoskie - Founder and Chief Shoe Giver, TOMS
Vineet Nayar - Founder Chairman of Sampark Foundation
Brené Brown - Author and Researcher, University of Houston
Martha Stewart - Emmy Award-Winning Television Show Host, Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author
WHEN: 23-25 July
Discover innovative ways to engage employees, align your communications, gain leadership buy-in, and achieve bottom-line results.
WHEN: 18-20 September
WHERE: Sydney, Australia
Digital employee experience (#DEX) considers every touchpoint between staff and their employer. This conference brings together intranet teams, digital teams, internal comms, IT and HR to explore what great DEX looks like.
WHEN: 1-4 October
WHERE: Las Vegas
A conference focused on the HR technology market - with this year's theme being Women in Technology. It looks at the ways HR and IT executives can leverage technology and secure their pivotal roles in overall company success.
Barbara Cocoran - Star of ABCs Shark Tank
Josh Bersin - Industry Analyst
Ravin Jesuthasan - Global Expert on The Future of Work
WHEN: Nov 4- 7
WHERE: Aarhus, Denmark
This digital leadership conference is a blend of keynotes, workshops, sprints, customer stories and analyst talks.
Anke Maibach (DE) - Director Communications Central Europe at Tata Consultancy Services
Carsten Lucassen (DE) - Head of Digital Communications Projects at Viessmann
Christina Mumm (DK) - Business relations and growth strategist at Reload
Max Bailey (FR) - Chief of Existential Query & Organizational Alchemist at The Tea Makers