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Speakers


Thinkers. Leaders. Innovators. 
Learn from leaders across industries embracing the Future of Work

 

Join the conversation!

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Speakers


Thinkers. Leaders. Innovators. 
Learn from leaders across industries embracing the Future of Work

 

Join the conversation!

 

Each year, we have an incredible line-up of speakers, but it is our interactive formats, small group formats, and immersive workshops that make Responsive Conference unique.

Join your fellow attendees in facilitated un-conferences on the Future of Work, be guided through a stunning series of experiences that will model a civilization in the future, or enjoy talks and interviews with some of the brightest minds shaping the 21st century.

 
 
 
 
 
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Featured Speakers


Featured Presenters
New ways of working  |  Belonging  |  Individual & team development

Featured Speakers


Featured Presenters
New ways of working  |  Belonging  |  Individual & team development

Featured Presenters

 

Andrea Robb & Kate Shaw

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We are pleased to welcome back to the Responsive Conference Andrea Robb (Director of Talent Design and Talent Operations) and Kate Shaw (Director of Learning) at AirBNB.

Last year, Andrea and Kate led an incredible workshop on "Belonging @ AirBNB." 

This year they will be presenting on the main stage about the struggles and opportunities of rapid growth, focusing on people amidst change, and how they foster an environment of learning.

 
 

Aubrey Blanche

Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Atlassian

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Aubrey Blanche is the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Atlasssian.  She works with teams across the business to provide greater opportunities for everyone to join Atlassian and do the best work of their lives there. Her work spans the talent lifecycle from increasing access to technical education for underrepresented minorities through recruiting, retention, and advancement of all Atlassians. She relies heavily on empirical social science in her work, and has developed a new team-level paradigm for external diversity reporting. She believes that leading with empathy is the key to driving meaningful, sustainable change and creating highly effective teams.

In all areas of her work, she seeks to design effective interventions, programs, and talent practices that create equal opportunities for all Atlassians, and for the global tech industry. She is heavily involved in multiple industry groups seeking to define new standards for company transparency, reporting, and investment in diversity & inclusion. She is an advisor to SheStarts, a Sydney-based accelerator focused exclusively on supporting female founders, BeVisible, and Joonko. She is the co-founder of Sycamore, a community aiming to fix the VC funding gap for underrepresented founders.

Join us for Responsive Conference 2018, where Aubrey will lead an experience teaching some of the principles of diversity and inclusion that she implements at Atlassians.

 
 
 

Claude Silver

Chief Heart Officer, VaynerMedia

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As VaynerMedia’s first Chief Heart Officer, Claude Silver unlocks employees' potential by forging human-to-human connection, creating cultures of belonging, empowers teams to be purpose-driven, efficient, and strong, and infuses the agency with empathy, humanity, and joy. Claude’s unique perspective on corporate leadership and team-building comes both from her training in Transpersonal Psychology & Human Development and her experience in talent management, leadership development, coaching, employee retention, workplace culture, and people operations for over 750 employees.

Prior to VaynerMedia, Claude held leadership positions at J.Walter Thompson (London & San Francisco), SAYMedia, and Publicis London after founding and running an outdoor adventure & surfing company for women in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mentoring and personal coaching are deeply satisfying to Claude, as she loves facilitating growth in others enabling them to find meaning & purpose in their work lives. Her focus on strengths & wellness, active listening, and nurturing a workplace that embraces inclusivity, collaboration, and candor allows her to build deep trust and respect from those who work around her.

 
 

Jesse Abing

Chief Learning Officer, Lingo Live

 
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Understanding learning and development as a social and cultural process is critical for business, especially as we begin to recognize just how communication challenges make -or-break an organization’s cohesion and productivity.

In addition, it is critical to understand how these communication issues also affect an individual’s and teams’ sense of legitimacy and belonging within that organization. 

For these reasons, a growing number of tech companies are attempting to bolster their Diversity and Inclusion efforts, but most fall short at inclusion. To achieve both diversity and inclusion, it’s necessary for those efforts to have components of learning and development as they relate to language, communication and culture. These experiential awareness models of learning  help us understand how behavior change happens, and how that can inform personal development.

In this workshop, we will engage in discussion and hands-on activities to apply socially-situated models of learning that address critical communication-related issues professionals in the tech industry currently face.

Lindsay McGregor

CEO & Co-Founder, Vega Factor
Best-selling author, Primed to Perform

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Lindsay McGregor is an expert in human capital and organizational culture. She has worked with everyone from Fortune 500 companies to schools to help them create and hone legendary cultures.

Lindsay McGregor is the co-author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation. She, alongside her husband Neel Doshi, is also the co-founder of Vega Factor, a company building technology to help organizations of all sizes and across sectors create high performing cultures. 

Why we work determines how well we work: this is the fundamental principle behind Primed to Perform and Vega Factor, supported by decades of research across hundreds of organizations and individuals. Lindsay McGregor’s work illuminates the reasons for why we work (collectively called “total motivation”), how they affect our performance, and how companies can better align their employees’ motives with their mission statement in order to create a high-performing culture. These principles can be used to predict everything from athlete resilience to high school drop-out rates to customer satisfaction.

 
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Brands On Stage


Some Brands You Know

We bring companies to stage that you might recognize.

 

Brands On Stage


Some Brands You Know

We bring companies to stage that you might recognize.

 

Some of the Most Cutting-Edge Companies

Share Their Discoveries

 
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Presenters


2018 Presenters

Presenters


2018 Presenters

2018 Presenters

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Interactive Event


An Immersive Event

This is not your typical "conference" experience

Interactive Event


An Immersive Event

This is not your typical "conference" experience

 

Interactive Experience

Responsive Conference is about interactive participation.

Our goal is to  create experiences that represent the best of what the Responsive movement stands for— creative thinking to solve real-world organization challenges through meaningful collaboration.

 
 

Small Group Breakouts

 

Community-based events inherently capture many benefits of the “human economy” that Responsive companies aim for. They spark a kind of creativity less available in online meetings, encouraging innovations in how to approach the ever-increasing unpredictability of business: to rethink the role of purpose, networks, individual empowerment, organizational experimentation, and transparency in organizations.

Learn more about what makes an incredible conference and other un-conference formats.

 
 

Immersive Art Throughout

 

We have crafted an interactive artistic experience which is embedded throughout the conference. These artists work in a space parallel to the Future of Work in an effort to bring equitable attention to contemporary issues. Each of these artists are committed to questioning the ways in which we choose to participate and engage, in our cities, workplaces, relationships, and culture. These exhibits and performances critique while balancing a great deal of care and generosity inside of this commentary. 

In the work of the artists invited to present at Responsive, conference participants can expect to see the ways experimentalism and risk can live alongside structure and networks. These performers embody this practice, literally and figuratively, and show us that, in a society plagued by separation and partisan appeals, being responsive provides many ways in which we can join together for a common cause.

 
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Responsive Mastermind


Responsive Mastermind

An exclusive gathering for enterprise companies

Responsive Mastermind


Responsive Mastermind

An exclusive gathering for enterprise companies

 

What is the Responsive Mastermind?

How do you get leadership buy-in for new Future of Work initiatives? How do you drive adoption of new collaboration technologies? How do you get over the cultural inertia inside organizations so your company can become faster, more agile, and truly responsive to your customers?

These are tough questions — and so, at the request of Simon Lowden, the CMO of Pepsi Global Snacks, we’ve started a Responsive Mastermind to solve them. In addition to Simon and his colleagues at Pepsi, we’ve brought together leaders from Google, Yammer, Chanel, Facebook and other innovative enterprise companies who are in the midst of cultural change initiatives to connect with one another regularly via monthly video conference calls.

Taking place in parallel with the Responsive Conference, this Mastermind is exclusively for a small, select group of change-makers so they may learn, collaborate, and network with one another on a monthly basis. Participants hold roles such as:

  • CMO

  • Director of HR

  • Head of Learning and Development

  • Head of Digital Workplace

  • VP of Team Development

  • Head of People

  • Head of Org Design

 

We’ll be exploring topics such as:

  • What does it mean to create a TEAL organization?

  • What are the best techniques for rolling out new Future of Work initiatives, and how do you get leadership buy-in for those initiatives?

  • Do Team of Team approaches always work? Are there places where they aren’t appropriate?

 

Companies participating include:

 
 

Are you or your company are appropriate to join the Mastermind?

Say hello: Hello@ResponsiveConference.com