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The 2020 North American Employee Engagement Conference

New York City – 29 September 2020

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We will be returning to New York alongside some of our 2019 winners ready to present updated award-winning case studies along with a host of experts, sessions & thought-provoking ideas. Learn from inspiring stories that highlight success and failures along the way.

You will be inspired in unique ways personal to you. Past attendees have commented that the conference challenged them to think differently, gave them proof to convince a CEO to invest more, convinced them to stop a program that just wasn’t working, and just allowed them to bounce ideas off like-minded professionals.

We will be hosting our conference at the illustrious Tribeca 360 in the Lower Westside of Manhattan

This is the only event that is able to combine award-winning programs & experts for your benefit before announcing the next generation of excellence at the 2018 North American Employee Engagement Awards later in the day.

Speak with our esteemed judges, respected industry experts for inspiration and, most importantly, network with hundreds of your fellow professionals.

Whether you are responsible for creating an entire engagement program or are a manager looking to motivate your team, this event gives practical and real-life advice that can be implemented to help employees feel involved and enthusiastic about their work, personal performance and the performance of your business. It might even inspire you to win one of our awards in the future.


What our attendees have to say

Strategic Partner


Charlie Judy – President, Workforce, QuestionPro

Charlie Judy is the President of Workforce – a burgeoning survey-based analytics platform and product line for QuestionPro. After spending 25 years as a Human Resources Executive with some of the world’s most prominent professional services firms – including Deloitte, Navigant, and Baker Tilly – Charlie took a radical career detour into technology entrepreneurship. He built WorkXO®, the workforce culture management platform that’s helped organizations across the planet measure, analyze, and then activate their cultures toward differentiated success.

QuestionPro acquired the WorkXO platform and Charlie’s company in 2018; since then, his team has been focused on building the next generation of workforce analytics that give enterprises the data they need to turn employee experience into operational excellence.

Conference Agenda


Registration & Networking Breakfast


Welcome by Matt Manners


2019 Winner Company of the Year – TCG

Dan Turner
Founder & President, TCG


2018 Winner



The Human Experience

Aimee Lucas
Senior Principal Analyst, XM Institute


Coffee & Networking



Daniel Riley
Partner, Culture & Engagement Practice Leader

Ken Oehler
Culture & Engagement Global Practice Leader



Chester Elton – #1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Teamwork Expert


2019 Welbeing Winner

Denise Reed Lamoreaux

Women Development


2020 Employee Engagement Trends

Jason Lauritsen


Lunch & Networking


Panel Debate
It all starts with Psychological safety?


Coffee & Networking


Russell Robinson & Brad Shuck


Case Study


Closing Keynote
Aaron Hurst – From Engagement to Fulfilment


Drinks & Networking
Live Entertainment

Conference Speakers

Aaron Hurst

Aaron Hurst is the foremost expert on the science of purpose and fulfillment at work. In 2014, he brought global awareness to the rise of the fourth economic era in history, the Purpose Economy. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of Imperative, the platform that connects and supports employees as peer career coaches. Imperative enables video-based peer coaching conversations across organizations that drive mindset and behavior changes that increase leadership abilities, productivity, and fulfillment. Previously, as the founder of the Taproot Foundation, Aaron catalyzed the $15 billion pro bono service market. He has written for or been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, Fast Company and was named a LinkedIn Influencer. He is a third-generation graduate of the University of Michigan.

Dan Turner

Dan Turner founded TCG in 1994 by happy accident because he was looking for a job when NIH needed a contractor to build one of government’s first web applications. Despite the surprise start, he threw himself into building TCG because he believes government can do extraordinary things when supported by the right knowledge and technologies. Today’s TCG is a product of the company’s Core Values, which reflect Dan’s own. Under his leadership, the company is recognized by customers and employees as a Federal IT advisory services industry leader, with a culture focused on delivering smart solutions for programs of national importance. He enjoys his 4-hour one-on-one orientation with every new employee, a task that enables him to inculcate new employees with the core values and also to get TCG to pay for his lunch.

Denise Reed Lamoreaux

Denise Reed Lamoreaux is the Global Chief Diversity Officer at Atos with a proven track record of producing extraordinary results. In her role, Denise strives to :

• Drive efforts to increase diversity of staff members through education programming, coaching, mentoring and recruitment/retention strategies, while fostering an inclusive workplace that values, and is sensitive to, the diversity of our staff

• Interface with legal, communications, marketing, and HR teams to directly impact employee perceptions and corporate culture

• Facilitate, moderate, and evaluate corporate programs to provide transformational experiences

• Liaise with recruiting and internal first to hire, promote, and retain key talent from all representative groups

Based in Rochester, New York, Denise has been involved in diversity and learning-related endeavors for 30 + years. Her career has encompassed Secondary Education, Professional Leadership Coaching, Leadership, and Instructing at both the University of Rochester’s Simon Business School and Monroe Community College’s Corporate College program.

Daniel Riley

Dan Riley has more than 20 years of experience in the HR and technology industry.  Dan co-founded Modern Survey in 1999 until 2016 when the company was sold to Aon and served as its Chief Operating Officer. He was responsible for the innovative and disruptive vision and strategy.

Dan now serves as Partner and Culture & Engagement Practice Leader at Kincentric.

Dan has an extensive understanding of how technology and people strategy can be successfully applied to common business problems and will help organizations achieve the benefits of such strategies while maximizing the value of their people to transform company culture and create a better working world.

Ken Oehler

Ken Oehler is a Senior Partner in Kincentric’s New York office. He is responsible for the strategic direction, thought leadership, technology roadmap, and operations of Kincentric’s Global Culture & Engagement Practice. Ken specializes in developing culture, leadership, measurement, technology, and rewards interventions that accelerate business performance.

Ken is the author of multiple Kincentric reports, including the Global Trends in Employee Engagement Report that draws on research from Kincentric’s employee survey database with responses from over 25 million global employees. Most of this research has been covered in outlets such as Fortune, Fox Business, Human Resource Executive, Market Watch and World at Work. He has also published in outlets such as Harvard Business Manager, Harvard Business Review, Workforce Solutions Review, and Workspan.

Jason Lauritsen

Jason Lauritsen is a keynote speaker and employee engagement expert. His passionate, engaging and thought-provoking style will challenge you to think differently. Jason has been described as “a corporate executive gone rogue.” For nearly a decade, he spent his days as a corporate Human Resources executive where he developed a reputation for driving business results through talent.
Most recently, he led the research team for Quantum Workplace’s Best Places to Work program where he has studied the employee experience at thousands of companies to understand what the best workplaces in the world do differently than the rest. Classically impatient, curious, and ambitious, Jason’s early career was a rapid progression of sales and management roles including launching, leading, and ultimately selling a small business in his mid-twenties. He’s a leader, sales guy, entrepreneur, and corporate executive — all rolled up into one.

Russell Robinson

Russell Robinson is an Experienced Director Organizational Development with a demonstrated history of working in the government administration industry. He is skilled in Employee Engagement, Empowerment, Change Management and Communications Strong healthcare services professional with a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) focused in Human Organizational Learning from The George Washington University.

Chester Elton

One of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends, Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values.

He has been called the “apostle of appreciation” by Canada’s Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN. Elton is co-author of the multiple award-winning New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership book, All In, The Carrot Principle, and The Best Team Wins. His books have been translated in more than 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Elton is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes.

Elton serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, AT&T, Avis Budget Group and Procter & Gamble.

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Cancellation Policy
Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  1. Within 90 days of the event – full refund
  2. Within 60 days of the event – 75% refund
  3. Within 30 days of the event there will be no refunds but we will provide a 50% discount on next year’s conference
  4. Within 15 days of the event there will be no refunds but we will provide a 25% discount on next year’s conference