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Tuesday, October 9
 

7:45am PDT

Registration | Continental Breakfast & Networking
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and breakfast as you meet your workshop leader and fellow attendees.

Tuesday October 9, 2018 7:45am - 8:00am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

8:00am PDT

Workshop A: Return to The Office Prepared to Increase Readership, Engagement and ROI Across Your Organization - led by Trident Communications LLC
Internal communications and HR teams struggle with low readership. Multiple studies conducted by global firms have confirmed the direct relationship between poor communications and poor corporate performance. More than 50 percent of all internal communication isn’t read. Why is this happening and what can you do to increase readership, demonstrate the value of a strong internal communications program and support better corporate performance?

In this workshop, you'll identify the causes of low readership and provide solutions that will increase readership by 35 percent, including how to:
 
  • Identify the main causes of low internal communications readership
  • Understand and analyze employee behavior and preferences on current readership trends
  • Gain support of senior management for new and innovative approaches
  • Increase internal communications impact, readership, and effectiveness today

Rob Drasin, President
Trident Communications LLC 

Speakers
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Rob Drasin

President, Trident Communications, LLC
Rob Drasin is President of an internal communications agency, Trident Communications, LLC. Rob brings broad internal, corporate and B2B experience to the panel. Innovation has been the hallmark of Rob’s career and he has co-founded several online and traditional communications companies. Rob... Read More →



Tuesday October 9, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

10:00am PDT

Morning Refreshments & Networking Break
Grab a bite to eat, refresh your coffee, and mingle with your peers as we switch over to the next workshop.

Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

10:15am PDT

Workshop B: The Art & Science of Driving Action: Behavioral Economics to Enhance the Effectiveness of Your Internal Communications - led by Benz Communications
Are your Human Resources and Internal Communications driving the level of engagement you’re seeking as an organization? If the answer is “no,” then maybe it’s time to apply some simple techniques from behavioral economics to enhance the effectiveness of your communications.
 
Drawing on research from leading behavioral scientists, you’ll discover how to overcome the barriers to engagement by applying several behavioral principles to your communications. Leave this workshop with a blueprint for incorporating these principles into your overall strategy, so employees will be compelled to take actions that are in their best interest.
 
This hands-on workshop will guide you through key steps behind behavioral economics, including ways to:
 
  • Review key behavioral-economics principles on what motivates people to take actions
  • Provide actionable insights for driving employee engagement
  • Identify simple ways these principles can be applied to your internal communications
  • Examine real-world stories on how these principles are being applied
  • Gain the skills to convert concepts into practical solutions for your company
 
Lindsay Kohler, Senior Consultant
Benz Communications

Speakers
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Lindsay Kohler

Senior Consultant, Benz Communications
Lindsay has been in benefits communications for more than a decade and is currently pursuing a MSc in Behavioral Science from the London School of Economics. Since joining Benz Communications in early 2013, she has supported employee engagement efforts for some of Silicon Valley's... Read More →



Tuesday October 9, 2018 10:15am - 12:15pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

12:15pm PDT

Lunch On Your Own, But Not Alone
Stop by the registration table for nearby suggestions for lunch recommendations. Feel free to dine with a group or go out on your own. **Lunch cost is on your own.

Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

1:45pm PDT

Workshop C: Transform Your Employee Experience by Learning How to Create an Employee Experience Map - led by Future Work Design
Companies are using design thinking principles to create more dynamic and easier to use products. However, the techniques of design thinking can also be applied to creating an amazing employee experience. Companies such as Pixar, Apple, Airbnb and others are using these principles to transform the way they engage with employees and help create a workplace that meets the needs of a diverse workforce.
 
This hands-on-workshop will teach you the principles of design thinking and how to apply them to re-imaging the employee lifecycle.
 
You will leave the workshop know how to:
 
  • Use design thinking to transform the employee experience
  • Understand an employee experience map
  • Create an employee experience map

Katie Augsburger, Partner
Future Work Design


Speakers
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Katie Augsburger

Partner, Future Work Design
Katie has over 15 years of experience creating and implementing successful human resources programs. She specializes in company-wide compensation programs, leadership development, equity and inclusion work, performance management and on-boarding programs. Most recently Katie was... Read More →


Tuesday October 9, 2018 1:45pm - 3:45pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

3:45pm PDT

Close of Workshop Day & Evening Reception
Immediately following your workshop join us in the hotel lobby bar. Keep the conversation going and continue to build connections prior to tomorrow's sessions.

Tuesday October 9, 2018 3:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
 
Wednesday, October 10
 

TBA

GENERAL SESSION, DAY 1
Wednesday October 10, 2018 TBA
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

8:00am PDT

Registration | Badges, Breakfast & Beverages
Sign-in, pick up your materials and enjoy a continental breakfast before we start the day.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

8:30am PDT

Chairperson's Welcome & Speed Networking -- Get to Know Your Fellow Attendees - led by Vignette
Get to know your fellow peers, share your challenges in internal communications & HR and discover a few tips to help you deliver a successful employee experience.

Mike Lepis, Founder and Creative Director
Vignette

Speakers
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Mike Lepis

Founder and Creative Director, Vignette
As a Creative Director, Mike is responsible for developing insights and mapping them to the creative solutions that drive employee engagement for Vignette’s clients. Early in his career, Mike worked for both consumer marketing and internal communication divisions at Nike. In event... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

9:15am PDT

Techniques for Reaching a Dispersed, Diverse Workforce by Creating Culture Ambassadors - Columbia Distributing
How do you engage 3,500 employees when they’re spread across 13 branches and only 40 percent receive company email? Hear first-hand how Columbia Distributing drove culture and communication through their front line (not the corner office!) and new technologies that can be adopted by anyone…millennial or not!
 
This session will offer tips on engaging a dispersed, diverse workforce, including how to:
 
  • Create an engaging, thriving culture even in the most geographically dispersed corporate structures
  • Learn why there are more benefits to creating Culture Ambassadors on your front line versus your executive team
  • Launch a new communication method designed for a nomadic and millennial-dense workforce…and why posters still get the job done, too.
 
Hannah Nishimoto, Manager of Employee Engagement & Culture
Columbia Distributing 
 
Lindsi Taylor, Director of Corporate Communications
Columbia Distributing  

Speakers
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Hannah Nishimoto

Manager of Employee Experience & Culture, Columbia Distributing
Hannah Nishimoto is Manager of Employee Engagement & Culture at Columbia Distributing, the largest beverage distributor in the Pacific Northwest and the fourth largest in the nation. Hannah joined Columbia in 2013 and describes her role as “corporate cheerleader”. She has formed... Read More →
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Lindsi Taylor

Director of Corporate Communications, Columbia Distributing
  Lindsi Taylor is Director of Corporate Communications at Columbia Distributing, the largest beverage distributor in the Pacific Northwest and the fourth largest in the U.S. Lindsi joined Columbia in 2014 and has spent a total of 17 years in strategic communications roles throughout... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 9:15am - 9:50am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

9:50am PDT

Unite Departments to Create a Culture Shift Surrounding a New Employee Giving Campaign - Exeter Health Resources
As a non-profit organization, Exeter Hospital in Exeter, New Hampshire, depends on donations to help offer valuable programs and services to patients. But opposition to requesting giving from employees limited opportunities to expand fundraising goals.
 
Learn how Exeter’s Human Resources, Internal Communications and Advancement Office joined forces to create a new employee giving campaign – “United in Wellness” -- that not only exceeded its fundraising goal but shifted culture and won executive buy-in from senior leadership – including its CEO.
 
Discover strategies to inspire leaders and motivate employees, including how to:
 
  • Create win-win partnerships among different departments within your organization
  • Understand the importance of powerful storytelling to create culture change
  • Find innovative ways to partner with departments to reach a common goal
  • Engage your workforce in a company-wide campaign
 
Lisa Karakostas, Manager of Employee Communication
Exeter Health Resources

Speakers
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Lisa Karakostas

Manager, Employee Communication, Exeter Health Resources
Manager, Employee Communication, Exeter Health ResourcesLisa Karakostas is the Manager of Employee Communication for Exeter Health Resources, a health care system on the New Hampshire Seacoast. Last May, Exeter Health Resources announced plans to affiliate with Massachusetts General... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 9:50am - 10:25am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

10:25am PDT

Morning Refreshments + Networking Break - Stop by and Say "Hello" to Your Sponsors
Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, and other refreshments as you network with your peers and stop by your conference sponsors.

Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:25am - 10:45am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

10:45am PDT

The Heart of Hiring Employees to Help Nurture Your Organization's Culture - Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines has successfully built an award-winning reputation in its culture to build a dynamic workforce that creatively serves its customers. Values encouraged for employees include striving to be the best, treating others with respect and being a passionate team player. These character traits translate into the Southwest Way or Warrior Spirit, Servant’s Heart and a FUN-LUVing attitude.
 
So, what does that mean and how to find it in others? Learn how your employees can help to nurture your organization’s culture and help it to grow and how it all begins with hiring the right person, including how to:
 
  • Take your time hiring to make sure you hire the right person
  • Start developing strong values through engaged employees
  • Be a fanatic about hiring for culture
  • Use storytelling and technology to be more transparent about roles to potential candidates
 
Greg Muccio, Director, Talent Acquisition
Southwest Airlines

Speakers
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Greg Muccio

Director, Talent Acquisition, Southwest Airlines
Greg Muccio is the Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition for Southwest Airlines. He is responsible for leading Southwest's Talent Acquisition Teams, employment branding and hiring strategy. This includes 14 Teams consisting of more than 100 leaders, recruiters, specialists, analysts... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:45am - 11:20am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

11:20am PDT

Interactive Session: HR & Employee Communications Mini Hackathon - led by Brilliant Ink
Armed with the strategies and ideas discussed throughout the conference, we’ll launch into an exciting mini “hackathon.” Participants will be divided into small teams, each with a specific employee engagement challenge. Each team will have 20 minutes to discuss their challenge statement and design a solution.

When time’s up, each team will have 3 minutes to present their concept, and we’ll select a winner – but everyone’s a winner because they’ll walk away with tools and ideas to bring back to their work, and we’ll share a summary of the solutions with all participants as a follow-up.

Sara Forner Howland, Senior Client Strategist 
Brilliant Ink 

Moderators
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Sara Forner Howland

Senior Client Strategist, Brilliant Ink
Sara Forner Howland, PHR, is a Senior Client Strategist with Brilliant Ink. For 10+ years, she’s worked with clients from coast to coast to help bridge the gap between human resources and communications to improve key moments in the employee experience. She loves her work because it gives her the chance to help organizations evolve and create environme... Read More →

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:20am - 12:00pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

12:00pm PDT

Lunch On Your Own, But Not Alone | Reservations are Booked!
Reservations have been made at a number of local restaurants. Don't miss this opportunity to have lunch with your peers at a local New York hot spot!


**Everyone is financially responsible for their own lunch.

Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

1:30pm PDT

Emerging HR & IC Trends & Tools: Interactive Demos
Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

2:15pm PDT

Why so Serious? How to Make Hr Communications More Engaging and Fun - Fitbit
HR often gets a bad rap for being the enforcer of rules, the policy police and the most “un-fun” department within any company. We all know this isn’t true.
 
Gain some practical ideas as to how you can go about getting more eyes on your HR communications by making them a little more fun in ways that won’t detract from the importance of your message, but rather attract more attention in positive ways and better engage employees—think bright, bold infographics or short, fun videos and having fun with communications whenever possible. Yes, even boring, old insurance-related communications.
 
Find out tips on how to think outside of the box to add a boost to your employee experience through:
 
  • Creating a network of motivated employees wanting to know more about your company
  • Driving powerful storytelling through quick videos with a message
  • Growing a strong culture by making HR communications fun 
 
J.D. Norton, Director, Internal Communications Manager
Fitbit 

Speakers
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J.D. Norton

Director, Internal Communications Manager, Fitbit
During his 15+ year career in employee engagement/internal communications, J.D. has touched all facets of the employee experience. This includes leading employee events and rewards programs for eBay’s North America Support Operations, as well as creating both the employee and community... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:15pm - 2:50pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

2:50pm PDT

Afternoon Refreshments + Networking Break
Take time to connect with your fellow attendees, and be sure to grab some refreshments.

Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:50pm - 3:10pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

3:10pm PDT

Build an Intranet That Works as a Powerful Internal Communications Tool That Bridges the Gap Between Communications, HR, and Senior Leadership - Barton Malow & Habanero Consulting
With employees nationwide and a large remote workforce, Barton Malow’s network needed an innovative internal communications strategy to keep employees empowered and motivated, to reach the company’s goal of doubling efficiency by 2024.
 
To achieve results quickly and effectively, Barton Malow chose an intranet platform to turn its old intranet into a powerful internal communications tool to bridge the gap between internal communications, HR and senior leadership.
 
Learn how you too can revamp your existing intranet into a powerful employee collaboration tool, including how to:
 
  • Create a long-term partnership with HR that ensures the teams speak the same language and can effectively collaborate
  • Use employee experience design principles on a tight timeline
  • Develop empathy and understanding of the needs, goals, perspectives, and values of  your organization
  • Ensure the right problems are being solved
  • Encourage co-create across the organization
  • Deliver an intranet that goes beyond news and benefits and includes: social sharing and commenting, a personal directory where remote and diverse workforce can easily connect, ongoing updates and engagement
  • Measures your success through the right metrics
 
 
Anna Cangialosi, Content Manager
Barton Malow Company

Meghan Armstrong, User Experience Consultant
Habanero Consulting

Speakers
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Meghan Armstrong

User Experience Consultant, Habanero Consulting Group
Meghan Armstrong works to create exceptional, intuitive, and engaging user interfaces for Habanero Consulting Group portal solutions. She investigates design strategies and works with project teams to create collaborative sketches that fulfill the goals of stakeholders and end-users. Throughout... Read More →
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Anna Cangialosi

Content Manager, Barton Malow Company
Anna Cangialosi is a Content Manager with Barton Malow Company. She works with various departments, leadership, and communities within Barton Malow to create and implement quality communications and materials using various media applications. Anna engages employees and builds relationships... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:10pm - 3:45pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

3:45pm PDT

Building an Internal Communications and Employee Engagement Strategy to Help a Start-up, Grow Up - Blend
Preparing for a year of rapid growth from 170 employees to more than 300 employees, Blend invested in Internal Communications and Employee Experience to support the growth. By first assessing the needs of the company it was discovered that the overarching goal was to drive engagement, productivity and connection. These were areas that Blend hadn’t focused on yet, so Blend addressed them through the lenses of effective communication, educating its workforce, trust in leadership and building an engaged culture.
 
Learn first-hand how Blend improved their employee experience and find out how to:
 
  • Create one team with the same goals (everyone who touched the employee experience was on the same team -- internal comms, employee experience, facilities)
  • Develop and implement a CEO Engagement Strategy
  • Roll out a scalable monthly all-hands (instead of a weekly Engineering-focused stand-up)
  • Create a recognition program (top-down and peer-to-peer)
  • Measure employee satisfaction (through bi-weekly engagement pulse surveys)
 
Laney Erokan, Employee Experience Manager
Blend 
 

Speakers
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Laney Erokan

Employee Experience Lead, Blend
Laney Erokan is the Employee Experience Lead at Blend. In her role she oversees the Internal Communications, Employee Experience, and Facilities functions. She and her team provide high-level strategy and operational support across the organization, partnering with leadership to set, execute... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:45pm - 4:20pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

4:20pm PDT

Interactive Speaker Panel: HR Professionals Share Insights Into Achieving Results Together
Still have questions? Get them answered now. Dive into topics you want to hear more about and insight from an expert panel of HR pros and communicators.


Mike Lepis, Creative Director & Partner
Vignette

Anthony Witrado, Communications Specialist
Community Medical Centers 

Michelle Wagner, Internal Communications Manager
Delta Dental of California

Moderators
avatar for Mike Lepis

Mike Lepis

Founder and Creative Director, Vignette
As a Creative Director, Mike is responsible for developing insights and mapping them to the creative solutions that drive employee engagement for Vignette’s clients. Early in his career, Mike worked for both consumer marketing and internal communication divisions at Nike. In event... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Wagner

Michelle Wagner

Internal Communications Manager, Delta Dental of California
Michelle's career in communications spans nearly two decades. Most recently, she was the manager of Internal Communications at Delta Dental, where she spent 15 years and several roles. Starting out as the Cultural Linguistic Specialist in the State Government Programs division in... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Witrado

Anthony Witrado

Communications Specialist, Community Medical Centers
Anthony has spent more than 16 years in sports journalism, writing for newspapers, magazines and online, most recently covering Major League Baseball at ESPN. Finding a home as an internal communications specialist at Valley Children’s Healthcare was a drastic career change, but... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:20pm - 5:00pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

5:00pm PDT

Close of Day One | Networking & Cocktails
Enjoy complimentary drinks on us as you continue the conversation with your peers.

**Please wear your name badges.

Wednesday October 10, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

7:00pm PDT

Dinner | Reservations Are Booked
Want to keep the conversation going? Join a group of attendees for dinner at a local San Francisco hot spot.

Sign-up with an ALI team member to join a group at tonight's dine-around. Reservations have been made.

**Everyone is on their own financially.

Wednesday October 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
 
Thursday, October 11
 

TBA

GENERAL SESSION, DAY 2
Thursday October 11, 2018 TBA
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

8:00am PDT

Welcome Back - Bagels, Badges, & Beverages
Coffee and continental breakfast will be ready at 8:00 a.m. Stop by the conference registration table to grab some fun name badge flair, check out the lunch options, and turn in your raffle form.

Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

8:30am PDT

Day One Recap + Chairperson's Address: Putting Your People First, Developing Effective Employee Communications - led by Vignette
The workforce is changing. It’s more digital, more global, diverse, and social-savvy. HR & internal communications must become a leader in the digital organization, leading by example to develop digital workplaces and digital workforces. Learn how to identify, select and implement technologies that power employee experiences or transform your business.


Mike Lepis, Creative Director & Partner
Vignette
Conference Facilitator

Speakers
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Mike Lepis

Founder and Creative Director, Vignette
As a Creative Director, Mike is responsible for developing insights and mapping them to the creative solutions that drive employee engagement for Vignette’s clients. Early in his career, Mike worked for both consumer marketing and internal communication divisions at Nike. In event... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:15am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

9:15am PDT

Your Voice, Your Ideas, Your Stories: Allowing Your Employees’ Stories Drive a Culture of Innovation - Northwell Health
Northwell Health is hyper focused on creating world-class experiences for our team members and our patients. In 2016, the organization went through a rebranding that quickly highlighted the need to appropriately describe its internal brand to align with its external brand.
 
Through the development of the employee value proposition, it was apparent that to drive the employee and the patient experience and the internal and external brands, it needed to leverage the ideas of its employees.
 
By highlighting the stories of employees’ solutions via story telling platforms, innovation contests and front-line solution sessions, Northwell Health is more poised to design extraordinary experiences through:
 
  • Reinforcing the need for employees’ voices to be represented throughout all cultural elements
  • Harnessing the power and ideas of employees can quickly drive and sustain organizational results
  • Building a culture of innovation can be done through storytelling
 
David Gill, Assistant Vice President, Employee Experience 
Northwell Health

Speakers
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David Gill

AVP, Employee Experience, Northwell Health
David Gill is the Assistant Vice President, Employee Experience with Northwell Health in the New York Metropolitan area. Within this role, David champions workforce engagement by working to improve employees’ experiences from attraction to retirement. David has responsibility for... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 9:15am - 9:50am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

9:50am PDT

Morning Refreshments & Networking Break
Refuel with a bite to eat and refresh your coffee.

Thursday October 11, 2018 9:50am - 10:10am PDT

10:10am PDT

Peer-to-Peer Benchmarking Panel: Discuss Your Biggest Employee Experience Challenges With Your Peers & Thought-Leaders
In this dynamic and interactive discussion, a panel of leaders will share the benefits and challenges of collaboration between HR and Internal Communications at their organizations. You’ll have the chance to ask your most burning questions of the panel!

Moderator: 

Ann Melinger, CEO
Brilliant Ink

Panelists: 


Merritt Anderson, Vice President, Employee Experience + Engagement
GitHub

Laney Erokan, Employee Experience Manager
Blend

David Gill, Assistant Vice President, Employee Experience
Northwell Health 

Laura Heisman, Vice President, Communications
GitHub


Moderators
avatar for Ann Melinger

Ann Melinger

CEO, Brilliant Ink
I've spent the last 15+ years counseling organizations on improving employee engagement and business results. Employee engagement is my passion and I believe strongly in the role that communications plays in helping people feel good about the work they do every day. I believe my work... Read More →

Speakers
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Merritt Anderson

Vice President, Employee Experience + Engagement, GitHub
avatar for Laney Erokan

Laney Erokan

Employee Experience Lead, Blend
Laney Erokan is the Employee Experience Lead at Blend. In her role she oversees the Internal Communications, Employee Experience, and Facilities functions. She and her team provide high-level strategy and operational support across the organization, partnering with leadership to set, execute... Read More →
avatar for David Gill

David Gill

AVP, Employee Experience, Northwell Health
David Gill is the Assistant Vice President, Employee Experience with Northwell Health in the New York Metropolitan area. Within this role, David champions workforce engagement by working to improve employees’ experiences from attraction to retirement. David has responsibility for... Read More →
avatar for Laura Heisman

Laura Heisman

Vice President, Communications, GitHub


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:10am - 10:50am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

10:50am PDT

Interactive Session : Discussing Your Biggest Internal & HR Challenges




Thursday October 11, 2018 10:50am - 11:25am PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

11:25am PDT

Discuss How to Deliver a Better Employee Experience - led by Intactic
Find out why HR pros and communicators share the responsibility to design and deliver a better employee experience. In this "no-pressure" setting you'll be able to ask your most pressing questions and receive honest feedback.

Preston Lewis, CEO & Founder
Intactic

Moderators
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Preston Lewis

CEO & Founder, Intactic

Thursday October 11, 2018 11:25am - 12:05pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

12:05pm PDT

Afternoon Refreshments + Networking Break
Take time to connect with your fellow attendees, and be sure to grab some refreshments.

Thursday October 11, 2018 12:05pm - 12:20pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

12:20pm PDT

Lessons from a Fortune "100 Best Companies": How to Ensure That Your Employee Experience Supports the Customer Experience - Adobe
You’ve probably heard that happy employees create happy customers. But how does that adage apply across a global company of knowledge workers? And how do you make all those people “happy”?

Adobe employees are changing the world through digital experiences. Delivering on this promise requires a highly engaged global workforce aligned with business and customer objectives.
 
Learn how Adobe has created the world-class employee experience that has landed them on “100 best companies” lists from Fortune, Glassdoor Best Places to Work, LinkedIn 2018 Top Companies and Working Mother through:
 
  • Adobe Work & Life: a holistic approach to physical, emotional and financial wellbeing
  • Adobe For All: a global commitment to inclusion, with innovative programs that support women, families, underrepresented minorities, LGBTQ+ and employees of all backgrounds
  • An integrated global benefits, wellbeing and communication teams, aided by expert external partners
 
Discover how to create employee experiences that support customer experiences, including how to: 
 
  • Find out what employees really want and need to feel supported
  • Connect Employee Experience programs to business objectives
  • Master the corporate matrix critical to the success of your efforts


Marina Gonzalez, Senior Manager, Customer + Employee Experience Communications 
Adobe  

Mary Gilhooly, Senior Global Wellbeing Manager
Adobe

Speakers
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Mary Gilhooly

Senior Global Wellbeing Manager, Adobe
avatar for Marina Gonzalez

Marina Gonzalez

Senior Manager, Customer & Employee Experience Communications, Adobe
Marina has been at Adobe for three years and is responsible for building strong partnerships across Adobe's Customer & Employee Experience organization and delivering strategic counsel to drive unified, compelling communications that support the employee experience. Prior to Adobe... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 12:20pm - 12:55pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

12:55pm PDT

10 Key Takeaways, Champagne Toast, & Final Words
As a group, you will share your 'golden nuggets' and what you plan to do first when you return to your office.

We'll raffle off the final prize, have a champagne toast, and cheers to an information-packed 3 days!

Moderators
avatar for Mike Lepis

Mike Lepis

Founder and Creative Director, Vignette
As a Creative Director, Mike is responsible for developing insights and mapping them to the creative solutions that drive employee engagement for Vignette’s clients. Early in his career, Mike worked for both consumer marketing and internal communication divisions at Nike. In event... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 12:55pm - 1:15pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

1:15pm PDT

Close of Conference
It has been our pleasure to have you join us for Aligning HR & Internal Communications in San Francisco!

You will receive a follow-up email with the link to presentations and a promotion code to join us again at a discounted rate.

Thursday October 11, 2018 1:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
The Marker San Francisco 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA