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The 2020 North American Employee Engagement Conference
  • June 11, 2020 8:00 am

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


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


2019 Finalist Story


2019 Finalist Story


2019 Finalist Story


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 Fufillment


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.

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.

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Tribeca360°is a newly built 30,000sqf loft-like venue space located in the trendy downtown neighborhood of Tribeca, New York City.

360°’s modern and minimalistic interior boasts oversized windows that offer spectacular views of the city.