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Speakers


Thinkers. Leaders. Innovators. 
Learn from leaders across industries and help shape the Future of Work.

 

Join the conversation!

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Speakers


Thinkers. Leaders. Innovators. 
Learn from leaders across industries and help shape the Future of Work.

 

Join the conversation!

 

In addition to an incredible line-up of speakers from a wide array of industries, Responsive Conference strives to create an experience like no other. Through a combination of interactive group formats, immersive workshops, and open forum discussions, attendees will explore the Future of Work together.

Join industry peers in facilitated “un-conferences.” Collaborate with fellow attendees through a stunning series of experiences that model a civilization in the future. Participate in talks and interviews with some of the brightest minds and thought leaders currently shaping organizational design in the 21st century.

 
 
 
 
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Featured Speakers


Featured Presenters
Bringing to light new ways of thriving in a changing world.

 

Learn more insights from our presenters!

Featured Speakers


Featured Presenters
Bringing to light new ways of thriving in a changing world.

 

Learn more insights from our presenters!

2018 Featured Presenters

 

Andrea Robb & Kate Shaw

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Andrea Robb (Director of Talent and Talent Operations) and Kate Shaw (Director of Learning) led a memorable workshop last year on “Belonging @Airbnb.”

This year, they’ll be presenting on some of the struggles and opportunities associated with rapid organizational growth that they’ve experienced firsthand at Airbnb. They’ll discuss best practices they’ve learned, including how to focus on people amidst change and the best way to foster an environment of learning and continual improvement.

 
 
 
 
 

Julie Clow

 
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Julie Clow (Head of Global People Development) has been a part of overseeing Chanel Global’s shift from traditional norms to project-based work.

She’ll be leading an interactive workshop focused on taking a more traditionally structured global organization and setting up experiments to improve the way that individuals work—both on their own and as a part of a broader team. She will share some of the insights from her own experiences and interface directly with the audience to gather ideas from what other companies are currently doing.

In this session, we will work together to answer questions like:

  • How can individuals hold regular responsibilities AND participate on project teams without feeling overwhelmed?

  • When others don’t understand responsive working in your organization, how do you cope?

  • How do you ensure that the move to project-based work helps individuals, rather than overwhelming employees and adding to the problem?

 
 
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Aubrey Blanche

 
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At Atlassian, Aubrey Blanche (Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion) collaborates with teams across the business in order to provide greater opportunities for employees to do the best work of their lives and grow as individuals. Her work spans the talent lifecycle—from increasing access to technical education for underrepresented minorities, to recruiting, to retention, and to overall career advancement for all Atlassians.

In her role, she’s relied heavily on empirical social science 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.

She is also heavily involved in multiple industry groups that seek to define new stands for company transparency, reporting, and investment in diversity and inclusion. She is an advisor to SheStarts—a Sydney-based accelerator focused exclusively on supporting female founders—as well as Be Visible and Joonko. She is also the co-founder of Sycamore, a community aimed at fixing the VC funding gap for underrepresented founders.
 

We’re thrilled to have Aubrey join us at this year’s Responsive Conference, where she will lead an immersive experience designed to teach attendees some of the principles of diversity and inclusion that she spearheads at Atlassian.

 
 
 
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Claude Silver

 
 
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Claude Silver (Chief Heart Officer) believes in unlocking employee potential by forging human-to-human connection, creating cultures of belonging, empowering teams to be purpose-driven, efficient, and strong, and infusing the agency with empathy, humanity, and joy.

As VanyerMedia’s first Chief Heart Officer, Claude brings a unique perspective on corporate leadership and team-building, as well as a background in Transpersonal Psychology and Human Development. She’s worked 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 and 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 and purpose in their work lives. Her focus on strengths and 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.

 
 
 
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Jesse Abing

 
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Through his work with Lingo Live, Jesse (Chief Learning Officer) brings an understanding of learning and development as a social and cultural process. He emphasizes breaking down communication challenges and issues in order to ensure that organizations become more cohesive and productive.

Jesse has found that a growing number of tech companies are attempting to bolster their Diversity and Inclusion efforts, but believes most will fall short at inclusion. Based on his experience, he will explain to attendees how achieving both diversity and inclusion necessitates understanding the 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.

At this year’s Responsive Conference, Jesse will lead a hands-on workshop that is focused on applying socially-situated models of learning in order to address critical communication-related issues that professionals in the tech industry currently face.  

 
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Lindsay McGregor

 
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Lindsay (CEO and Co-founder) is an expert in human capital and organizational culture, and 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. Alongside her husband Neel Doshi, she is also the cofounder of Vega Factor, a company building technology to help organizations of all sizes and across sectors create high performing cultures.

Lindsay’s work—which is supported by decades of research across hundreds of organizations and individuals— revolves around a fundamental principle: that why we work determines how well we work. She’ll explore the idea of “total motivation” and how it affects employee performance, and discuss tactics that companies can use to better align their employees’ motives with the organization’s mission statement.

Lindsay will be giving a keynote at this year’s Responsive Conference on human and organizational development, backed by research into iconic brands like Apple, Starbucks, and Southwest Airlines and her own experience working with Fortune 500 companies around the world.

 
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Brands On Stage


Some Companies You Might Know

Brands On Stage


Some Companies You Might Know

Brands Participating at Responsive Conference

We bring some of the most recognizable brands to Responsive Conference to share their discoveries and ideas with you.

 
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Presenters


2018 Presenters

Presenters


2018 Presenters

2018 Presenters

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Interactive Event


An Immersive, 2-Day Experience

This is not your typical industry "conference"

 

 

Be a part of Responsive Conference 2018

Interactive Event


An Immersive, 2-Day Experience

This is not your typical industry "conference"

 

 

Be a part of Responsive Conference 2018

 

Interactive Experience

Responsive Conference is about interactive participation, and not just passive learning.

By attending the conference, you’ll participate in experiences that represent the best of what the Responsive movement embodies—creative thinking, collaboration, and responding to real-world organizational challenges quickly and effectively.

 
 

Session: Creating Forgiveness

 

Whether it is parents punishment of children, punishment in the workplace, or harsh sentences for non violent crimes, America has a overly punitive idea of justice. Rather than finding more opportunities for empathy and forgiveness we punish. With an aim to heal ties between neighbors, this panel will stress ideas for restoration and forgiveness, not punishment. 

Closing the day on September 24th, Marcus Glover will lead a discussion with a handful of activities and entrepreneurs to explore theme of forgiveness - in business, criminal justice, and beyond.

Marcus Glover is a partner at the VC firm Southbox Ventures. He also holds a deep commitment to social justice and criminal justice reform serving as a board member of New York Tri State Board of Directors for DefyVentures.org and LiberationPrisonYoga.org. Through his work with these organizations, Marcus has become a dedicated mentor to incarcerated men, women and youth and also volunteers as a yoga and meditation instructor leading juvenile programs at Rikers Island Prison.

 
 
 

Daily Small Group Huddles

Community-based events often spark the kind of creativity that is less readily apparent in online meetings, and encourage innovative thinking around how to approach the ever-increasing unpredictability in the workplace and beyond. By tapping into this “human economy,” Responsive Conference allows attendees to think big and redefine the Future of Work.

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This year, we will be incorporating Small Group Huddles into each day of the conference, providing a chance for attendees to interact with one another outside the context of the conference agenda.

Each Small Group Huddle is led by a facilitator, and will tackle a different relevant issue about organizational and workplace challenges. This is a chance to come away with tactics and ideas to take back to your own company, and to form connections with a new group of colleagues that you can turn to for advice in the future.

 
 

Immersive Art Throughout

 

In addition to a carefully-curated conference agenda, we’ve also crafted an interactive artistic experience that is embedded throughout the conference. We’ve selected works from artists who create in a space parallel to the Future of Work, and are also attempting to bring equitable attention to contemporary issues.

Each of the artists we chose is committed to questioning the ways in which we as a society 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, both literally and figuratively. They show us that while we live in a society plagued by separation and partisan appeals, being responsive and open can provide new avenues for us to join together for common causes.

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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?

Now that you’re a part of the Responsive movement, how do you secure leadership buy-in at your own organization for new Future of Work initiatives? How do you drive adoption of new collaboration technologies? How can you overcome the cultural inertia inside your own organization so that your company and its employees can become faster, more agile, and truly responsive to customers?

These are tough questions we’re constantly striving to address. At the response of Simon Lowdon (CEO of Pepsi Global Snacks), we’re bringing together a Responsive Mastermind aimed at solving these organizational challenges within large enterprise companies. Responsive Mastermind will include Simon and his colleagues at Pepsi, along leaders from Google, Yammer, Chanel, Facebook, and other innovative enterprise companies that are currently in the midst of cultural change initiatives.

Responsive Mastermind takes place in parallel with Responsive Conference, and brings together an exclusive group of change-makers to learn, collaborate, and network with one another on a monthly basis. Participants hold leadership 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

 

Some of the topics we’ll explore on a monthly basis include:

  • 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:

 
 

Interested in joining the Mastermind to help shape the Future of Work along with other enterprise-level peers?

Say hello: Hello@ResponsiveConference.com