2018 Employee Engagement Conference

Chicago - June 07, 2018

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About the conference

Driving the world of work to improve the employee experience & business performance

It gives us great pleasure to announce our fourth annual North American Employee Engagement Conference & Awards. We return to the great city of Chicago with some of our 2017 event winners ready to present updated award-winning case studies along with a host of experts, sessions & thought-provoking ideas. You will be inspired in unique ways personal to you. Past attendees have commented that the conference challenged them to think differently, gave them proof to convince a CEO to invest more, convinced them to stop a program that just wasn’t working, and just allowed them to bounce ideas off like-minded professionals.

We also return to one of the best new venues in Chicago – Morgan MFG – in the West Loop next to Google, Glassdoor, McDonald’s and other iconic businesses.

This is the only event that is able to combine award-winning programs & experts for your benefit before announcing the next generation of excellence at the 2018 North American Employee Engagement Awards later in the day.

You will learn from best-in-class engagement programs across a wide range of companies and sectors and learn what pitfalls to avoid along the way. Speak with our esteemed judges, respected industry experts for inspiration and, most importantly, network with hundreds of your fellow professionals.

With more than 30 speakers, whether you are responsible for creating an entire engagement program or are a manager looking to motivate your team, this event gives practical and real-life advice that can be implemented to help employees feel involved and enthusiastic about their work, personal performance and the performance of your business. It might even inspire you to win one of our awards in the future.

Our ticket price offers sensational value compared to other conferences around the world.

 

Tickets & value from the day

The ticket also gives you unrivalled access to the full day Employee Engagement Conference, as well as the, awards ceremony & networking party that follows.

CHECK OUT LAST YEAR’S EVENT. THIS YEAR WE ARE GOING EVEN BIGGER & BETTER

Conference agenda

8.00

Breakfast & Registration

08.45am

Welcome Note – 2018 The Year of the Employee

08.55

Case Study
2017 Winner – Chili’s Bar & Grill
Speaker: Chris Ebbeller

09.20

Case Study
2017 Winner – Cisco
Speaker: Carmen Collins

09.40

A PeopleScience Table Talk: Want to Spark More Innovation? Give Employees the Gift of Time

Speaker: Darren Levine, Manager, Innovation and Research Unit, Commissioner’s Office, Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario, Canada

Speaker: Ashley Whillans, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

Speaker: Charlotte Blank, Chief Behavioral Officer, Maritz

Chaired by: Jeff Kreisler, Editor, PeopleScience

10.00

Thought Leader
Temkin Group
Speaker: Aimee Lucas
Title: Connecting the Dots Between Employee Engagement and Customer Experience – By The Numbers

10.20

Break & Refreshments

10.40

Thought Leader
Starr Conspiracy
Speaker: Steve Smith, The Starr Conspiracy
Title: Insurgents vs. Incumbents: Will Employee Engagement Overtake Talent Management?

11.00

Case Study
2017 Winner – Boeing
Speaker: Jamal Madni
Title: Driving the Business with the Voice of Employee

11.20

Case Studies & Thought Provokers
Speaker: Debra Corey, Author of The Rebel Playbook
Title: How to be a Rebel

11.40

Breaks & Refreshments

12.00pm

Thought Leader
Title: 2018 Employee Engagement Entry Themes & Research
Speaker: Jason Lauritsen

12.20

2018 EE Awards Ceremony
Host: Matt Manners, Founder, EE Awards

1.00

Lunch

1.45

Panel Debate & Collaboration Session:
Driving Culture in the workplace powered by CultureLab X
Chaired by: Josh Levine & Lindsay Wolff Logsdon
Panellist – Ruth Dance, EEA
Panellist – Julie Ann Sullivan, Business Culture Expert
Panellist – Nicole Dessain, Talent Imperative
Panellist – Jody Ordioni, AchievEE
Panellist – David Lahey, Fond
Panelist – Ann Ratcliff, Fuel50

Leading into a…

Conference wide Culture Collaboration Session
Driven by Crystal Interactive, this session will aim to solve real world issues and involved everyone. It will be developed into a white paper that will be available to all attendees for free before being published worldwide.

2.15
2.45

Break & Refreshments

3.00

Case Study
Limeade
Speaker: Henry Albrecht, CEO, Limeade
Title:

3.20

Case Study
Caterpillar
Speaker: Tim Crane
Title:

3.40pm

Break & Refreshments

4.00pm

Thought Leader
Speaker: Jamie Colvin, SimplyConnect Consulting
Title: Want Better Engagement? Starting Thinking Like the CMO

4.20

Closing keynote
Speaker:
Jeffrey Hayzlett, Keynote Speaker & Author
Title: Think Big, Act Bigger, The Rewards for Being Relentless

5.00 - 7.30

Cocktail Hour & Live Entertainment

8.00

Close & After Party

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Case Studies from

Speakers

ASHLEY WILLIAMS

Assistant Professor - Harvard Business School

Jeffrey Hayzlett

TV Host - C Suite TV

CARMEN COLLINS

‎Social Media Lead, Talent Brand - ‎Cisco

CHRIS EBBELER

Director, Workplace Community - Chili's

JAMAL MADNI

Enterprise Technology Chief Strategist - Boeing

CHARLOTTE BLANK

Chief Behavioral Officer, Maritz

TIM CRANE

General Manager - Caterpillar

HENRY ALBRECHT

CEO - Limeade

JULIE ANN SULLIVAN

Author, Speaker - Blueprint for Employee Engagement

JAMIE COLVIN

Founder - SimplyConnect Consulting

Jason Lauritsen

American EE Awards Advisor & www.JasonLauritsen.com

Aimee Lucas

Customer Experience Transformist & Vice President, The Temkin Group

JODY ORDIONI

Chief Brand Officer, Brandemix

Steve Smith

Partner, The Starr Conspiracy

Nicole Dessain

Co-Founder & President, Disrupt HR Chicago and Founder, talent.imperative

Lindsay Wolff Logsdon

Co-Founder Culture Lab X

Josh Levine

Culture Lab X

Matt Manners

CEO & Founder, The Employee Engagement Awards

Venue

The Conference & Awards will be hosted once again at the inspiring Morgan MFG Innovation Lab.

This is our third and last year in Chicago. Don’t miss out experiencing this venue in Chicago’s West Loop.

Address & Contact Details:  401 North Morgan – Chicago, 60642 – Ph. 312 763 3317

Public parking is not available on-site. Please plan to either use a taxi, Uber or Lyft. It is 10 minutes from downtown Chicago.

 

Post Conference Entertainment - The Legendary Lurrie Bell

We can’t think of a better way to finish off the Conference in Chicago with grammy nominated Blues musician, Lurrie Bell.

Whilst we are reflecting on the day, networking and enjoying a 2.5 hour long “Cocktail Hour” we will be able to listen the amazing soulful tones of a great American musician.

An experience in itself not to be missed. Let alone at the end of an educational and inspiring day.