Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago
OCTOBER 15-17TH, 2017

This event is co-located with

Renaissance Schaumburg, Chicago IL
October 15-17th, 2017

Key Themes

Leadership & Learning Development
  • Leadership Competencies & Succession Management
  • Coaching for Greater Impact: Linking Learning and Development to Business Results
  • Micro Learning: The Future of Learning and Development?
  • How to Lead during Changing Times and New Administration
  • Blended Learning Strategies for a Distributed Workforce
HR Technology and Analytics
  • Understanding the Power of LinkedIn’s Analytics
  • Social Platforms for Global Employee Connectivity and Feedback
  • Utilizing Employee Demographic Data and Activities: Engagement & Retention Purposes
  • New way to display data
  • Usefulness of AI and Bots
  • Intuitive Technology with Minimal Administrative Burden
Strategic HR and Operations
  • Today’s Business Role for the CHRO
  • Retention is an Outcome Not a Strategy; Unlocking Potential
  • What the New Working Environment Should Look Like for Employees
  • Performance Management Strategies
  • Going Digital; Shared Services Feasibility for HR
  • Building Company Culture: Multi- Generational Workforce
Talent Acquisition & Retention
  • Attracting the Top Talent
  • Social Media Platforms for Talent Acquisition
  • Solving for Unconscious Bias
  • Fair Employment Value Proposition through Recruitment Branding
  • Interviewing for Fit and Culture
  • How to Continually Engage Employees for Retention

2017 Presentations

Keynote Presentation

Solve these 5 Team Challenges and Transform your Business

Keynote Presentation

Keynote Panel: Organizational Culture as a Competitive Advantage

Breakout Presentation

The Evolution of Bank of America's Life Event Services Team

Breakout Presentation

Diversity & Inclusion and the Corporate Bottom-line:


Fall 2017 Speakers

Judy Edge
Corporate Vice President, Human Resources

FedEx Corporation

Shawn Bryant
Vice President, Finance - North American and EMEA Payroll Operations at American Express

American Express

Lori Henkel
SVP, Global Human Resources- GHR Life Event Services Executive

Bank of America

DK Bartley
Vice President, Head of Talent Acquisition

Dentsu Aegis Network


Steering Committee

Laurie Colasanti
Vice President, Human Resources

DHL Express Americas

Doug Harris
SVP, Human Resources

Clean Harbors

Maureen Doran-Houlihan
Vice President, Global Talent Development Learning & Development Solutions


Alastair Procter
Global Chief Human Resources Officer

IPG Mediabrands


Event Schedule

Day 1 Sunday October 15

5:00pm - 7:00pm
Welcome Cocktail Reception/Registration

Day 2 Monday October 16

7:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast Buffet

8:00am - 8:50am
Keynote Presentation

9:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Sessions

9:00am - 1:00pm
One-on-One Research Meetings

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gourmet Lunch

2:00pm - 6:00pm
One-on-One Research Meetings

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Conference Sessions

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Networking Drinks Reception

Networking Dinner

Day 3 Tuesday October 17

7:30am - 9:00am
Breakfast Buffet

8:00am - 8:50am
Keynote Presentation

9:00am - 12:10pm
Conference Sessions

9:00am - 12:10pm
One-on-One Research Meetings

Attending Companies

Air New Zealand Ltd
Magnetrol International
Sunbelt Rentals
Perricone MD
American Heart Association
Genoa Healthcare
Goodwill Industries International, Inc.
Legence Bank
Metal Exchange Corporation
Mindstream Interactive
NewNet Communication Technologies
Pathways Home Health and Hospice
Professional Bull Riders
The Babcock & Wilcox Company
Topaz Lighting Corp