Final Program Announced for Innovative Symposium+PLUS

There is a huge amount of strategic overlap among executives whose success depends on attracting, developing and retaining the kind of top talent needed to compete in an innovation-driven world

Human Capital Media (HCM), publisher of Chief Learning Officer magazine and Talent Economy journal, released final program details today for its upcoming Symposium+PLUS, Oct. 2–3, at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa in California. The unique conference, developed as a joint effort by the editors of both publications, is bringing corporate learning and talent executives together to examine how their roles converge in determining the composition, performance and potential of the workforce.

“There is a huge amount of strategic overlap among executives whose success depends on attracting, developing and retaining the kind of top talent needed to compete in an innovation-driven world,” said Mike Prokopeak, HCM vice president and editor in chief. “For this unique forum, we’ve curated a program of educational sessions and power networking that not only acknowledges this reality but also offers an opportunity to create a whole new way of working together on some of the biggest people-centric challenges facing businesses today.”

The high-level agenda for the conference features spotlight workshops on critical issues, thought-provoking keynotes and fast-paced first-person case studies showcasing new initiatives and solutions. The eclectic line-up of presenters comprises executives representing some of today’s most innovative global enterprises, including Airbus, Chevron, Deloitte, Edelman, Mattel, Pepsico and more. In addition, out-of-the-box thinkers slated to take the podium as keynote speakers include:


  •     Francesca Gino, Harvard Business School professor and author of “Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed and How We Can Stick to the Plan.”
  •     Dr. Tasha Eurich, author of “Insight: Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and in Life.”
  •     Dan Lyons, columnist and author of “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-up Bubble.”
  •     Cal Newport, author of “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World.”

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