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On Tuesday, August 26th, from 5:30PM - 7:30PM, we will be hosting an optional Preconference Happy Hour and Innovation Showcase for conference attendees to make early connections and hear presentations from innovative companies that are inspiring a better world of work. This event will take place inside our conference venue at The Madison Concourse Hotel.

Schedule Day 1

Wednesday, August 27th, 2025

Times are listed in Central Standard Time (CST)

*Denotes Live Stream presentations

Aug 27

9:00AM

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Registration & Networking

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Madison/Wisconsin Ballroom

Aug 27

10:00AM

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Welcome Message*

Zach Blumenfeld and Nick Lombardino

Madison/Wisconsin Ballroom

Aug 27

10:30AM

Keynote

Opening Keynote*

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Madison/Wisconsin Ballroom

Aug 27

11:30AM

Activity

Lunch

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Madison/Wisconsin Ballroom

Aug 27

Breakout

Bryetta Calloway, MassChallenge

Madison/Wisconsin Ballroom

Aug 27

Breakout

Jasmine Bellamy, Love 101 Ministries

Capitol Ballroom A

Aug 27

Breakout

Hattie Roche, Fauna

Capitol Ballroom B

Aug 27

1:30PM

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Session Break

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The Innovation Hall 

Aug 27

Breakout

Bob Lavigna, UKG

Madison/Wisconsin Ballroom

Aug 27

2:00PM

Breakout

Panel: Employee Recognition Strategies for the Modern Workforce

Beth Ridley (Moderator), Gianna DriverWill Scott, and Matt Robb

Capitol Ballroom A

Aug 27

3:00PM

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Session Break

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The Innovation Hall

Aug 27

Breakout

Jeff Lindeman, WD-40

Madison/Wisconsin Ballroom

Aug 27

Breakout

Dr. Ann Newman, Goodwill Industries & Beth Ridley, Ridley Consulting Group

Capitol Ballroom A

Aug 27

Breakout

Amy Bayer, Duck Creek Technologies

Capitol Ballroom B

Aug 27

4:30PM

Activity

Networking Social

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The University Room

Aug 27

?? PM

Activity

Mystery Trip

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More details forthcoming...maybe.

Schedule Day 2

Thursday, August 29th, 2024

Times are listed in Central Standard Time (CST)

*Denotes Live Stream presentations

Aug 29

8:30AM

Activity

Breakfast

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Madison/Wisconsin Ballroom

Aug 29

Keynote

Orlando Ashford, Fanatics

Madison/Wisconsin Ballroom

Aug 29

10:00AM

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Session Break

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The Innovation Hall 

Aug 29

Breakout

Gianna Driver, Exabeam

Madison/Wisconsin Ballroom

Aug 29

Breakout

Cathleen Cooke, Human Synergistics Inc. & Andie Hopkins, Andie Hopkins Coaching LLC

Capitol Ballroom A

Aug 29

Breakout

Jennifer Bowen, Activision

Capitol Ballroom B

Aug 29

11:30AM

Activity

Lunch

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Food Trucks!

Aug 29

Breakout

Mark Cruth, Atlassian

Madison/Wisconsin Ballroom

Aug 29

1:00PM

Breakout

Breakout

Home

Capitol Ballroom A

Aug 29

Breakout

April Wu, InSphere Consulting

Capitol Ballroom B

Aug 29

2:00PM

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Session Break

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The Innovation Hall

Aug 29

2:30PM

Breakout

Breakout*

Speaker announcement coming soon!

Madison/Wisconsin Ballroom

Aug 29

Breakout

Vibhas Ratanjee, Gallup

Capitol Ballroom A

Aug 29

Breakout

Colin Mincy, Going Beyond the Work, LLC

Capitol Ballroom B

Aug 29

3:30PM

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Session Break

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The Innovation Hall

Aug 29

3:45PM

Activity

Final Remarks*

Zach Blumenfeld and Nick Lombardino

Madison/Wisconsin Ballroom

Aug 29

4:15PM

Activity

Closing Celebration

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The University Room

Aug 29

8:00PM

Activity

VIP After Party

REQUIRES SEPARATE TICKET PURCHASE

The Coopers Tavern

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