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agenda AT A GLANCE

All events will take place at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge Hotel


SHRM has approved the C2HR CON for 5.75 CE credits and 3.75 HRCI credits. 
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Networking Reception



Registration Open

Networking Breakfast



Opening Session: Future of HR


Networking Break & Exhibits


Breakout Session #1:

  • Leveraging AI while Keeping the Human in HR

  • Widening the Lens on Employee Wellbeing


Networking Break & Exhibits


Breakout Session #2:

  • Eyes Wide Open: Pay Transparency

  • The Big Picture: Future of Work Trends & Impact


HR Game Changers Awards Luncheon


Breakout Session #3:

  • Hybrid, Remote, Flex. Oh My! Navigating a Blended Workforce

  • View from the Front Lines: Next Gen Learning


Networking Break & Exhibits


Keynote Address: Reinventing the Future of Work featuring Futurist Ravin Jesuthasan



SHRM has approved the C2HR CON for 5.75 CE credits. HRCI CE credits are pending. 

Future of HR

9:15 AM

The Human Resources profession has experienced remarkable transformation over the past few years, adapting to the evolving needs of the workforce and the organizations they support. Through this dynamic period, HR has solidified its seat at the table with C-suite executives, helping to inform strategic decisions that shape the future of organizations. A panel of industry HR leaders will kick off the conference with a panel discussion on what is top of mind for C-suite executives and what skills and capabilities are most crucial for HR professionals to harness as they navigate the next set of changes while maintaining their influential role as strategic partners.


breakout session #1


10:45 AM

AI is a hot topic in talent acquisition. Lots of people are talking about it, but what does it all really mean when it comes to choosing and implementing hiring solutions that will deliver what they promise? Join thought leaders in artificial intelligence (AI) and talent acquisition to explore how human-centered AI technology is transforming hiring and business outcomes. This panel of experts will discuss how traditional best practices in hiring can be merged with leading-edge and ethical applications of AI to create a new AI-human hybrid approach that produces superior results.


Key Takeaways:

  • Discover how AI can make hiring faster, fairer, more candidate friendly, and, above all, highly predictive of new-hire success.

  • Understand why ethical applications of AI matter and how to make sure yours are.

  • Learn how an industry employer is using leading-edge HR technology and AI-powered tools to improve the hiring process and make better hiring decisions.

  • Identify emerging AI legislation and key considerations to remain compliant.


Featured Speakers:

Laura Fields, Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition OperationsCharter CommunicationsV

Madeline Laurano, Founder & Chief Analyst, Aptitude Research

Eric Sydell,  AI & Compliance Expert

10:45 AM

With mental health as a priority, it’s often a challenge to identify how to support employees in meaningful and impactful ways. Recognizing that one size does not fit all, our experts will take a look at mental health through the lens of holistic wellbeing and discuss its four pillars: physical health, financial wellness, family support and social wellbeing. In addition, speakers will share ways to integrate diversity and inclusion into wellness programming and create wellness champions out of leaders and employees outside of HR.


Key Takeaways:

  • Assess the importance of employee mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and its impact on retention and performance.

  • Understand the components and benefits of holistic wellbeing support for employees.

  • Identify ways to get leaders to own and prioritize wellbeing.

  • Gain strategies for engaging employees on the topic of wellness on a broader perspective.


Featured Speakers:

Dr. Russell Morfitt, Chief Clinical Officer, Learn to Live                                                      

Sharon Koenig, Director, Total Rewards & HR Operations, Midco

Erika Wasserman, CEO, Your Financial Therapist

Lorna Borenstein, CEO, Grokker

breakout session #2


11:45 AM

Variations in pay transparency laws across the U.S. have created a complex challenge for employers. In this highly interactive session, participants will dissect real-world pay transparency scenarios and share responses using the Poll Everywhere app. In addition, our experts will identify recent developments, assess the operational impact and share projections on the ever-evolving topic of pay transparency.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain insight from legal counsel and industry colleagues on how they are handling pay transparency.

  • Identify unanticipated ways in which pay transparency impacts the day-to-day operations of HR departments and organizations as a whole.

  • Increase awareness of decisions that the C-suite will need to make over the coming months and years as a result of pay transparency.

  • Anticipated changes in each of these areas over the next 12 months.


Featured Speakers:

Mark Konkel, Partner, Kelley Drye

Brenda Dodson, VP, Strategic HR Solutions, Cox Communications

Harth Goulette, VP, HR, Charter Communications

11:45 AM

This past year has seen unprecedented change in the workforce, with organizations having to not only adapt to these uncertain times but become leaders at the forefront of promoting these changes. Innovative employers have developed initiatives to promote positivity, aid talent acquisition and boost retention. The panelists will share insight into solutions-oriented approaches their organizations have taken to these concerns such as employee engagement, reverse mentoring and returnship programs.


Key Takeaways:

  • Identify the different dynamics that need to be considered when managing a multigenerational workforce.

  • Explore how companies are leveraging the gig economy to fill talent gaps and diversify their workforce.

  • Understand how returnships and reverse mentoring programs can help onboard and engage employees.

Featured Speakers:

Ethan Wieselthier, Associate Director, Talent Development, R/GA
Bill Williams, Senior Director, L&D, Warner Bros. Discovery
Melanie Hannasch, SVP,
Customer  Experience, Vyve Broadband

Madelyn Marino, Group VP, HR Customer Operations, Midco

breakout session #3


2:15 PM

In today’s world, there are many iterations of flexible work. Our panel of experts will share best practices on managing everything from tax law and cultural considerations to equity concerns. Attendees will walk away with practical knowledge to implement immediately and ideas to optimize their workplace culture whether employees are 5 days/week in-office or completely remote.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the current/changing tax laws to ensure compliance.

  • Gain Ideas to optimize hybrid work talent acquisition.

  • Explore the cultural impacts of hybrid work, how to manage the challenges and leverage the best aspects to create a thriving culture.

  • Identify effective ways to provide equitable opportunities no matter where employees are located.


Featured Speakers:

Lorraine Hack, Senior Client Partner, Korn Ferry       

Grissel Seijo, Senior Director, Counsel, Warner Bros Discovery        

Natalie Weaver, SVP, Chief HR Officer, Liberty Bank


2:15 PM


The last few years have taught us the criticality of having effective and responsive learning strategies to support unpredictable business events. With advancements in technology and the growing impact of data at our fingertips, this session will explore innovative L&D strategies including reskilling, outskilling, internal mobility, succession planning, career equity, the talent marketplace and more!


Key Take Aways:

  • Discover how L&D practices are supporting broader talent strategies such as internal mobility and succession planning.   

  • Understand the importance of effectively marketing learning content and leveraging data to help show the impact of developing talent.    

  • Learn about career equity and internal career mobility using career pathing and other strategies for pipelining.   

  • Explore how technology is shaping the talent management space.

Featured Speakers:

Grey Baker, Senior Management Consultant, E. Rogers Associates
Dr. Timo Sandritter, Rainmaker, Rippleworx

Tom Thornton, Senior Director, Talent & Learning, Comcast 

Brenda Victoria SVP, Talent Management, TelevisaUnivision

Keynote Address: Reinventing the Future of Work featuring Futurist Ravin Jesuthasan
3:15 PM

The fourth industrial revolution has arrived, heralding a transformative change in work with widespread consequences for companies and individuals. The right question isn’t which jobs are going to be replaced, but rather, what work will be redefined, and how. Futurist Ravin Jesuthasan will separate AI fact from fiction and provide attendees with a clear-eyed way to think about how technology will affect their organizations.


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