On September 16-17, the all-new, all-virtual Cornerstone Convergence Unbound will bring together the brightest minds in HR, Learning and Development to explore how to revisit and replace yesterday's thinking with fresh perspectives needed for our new world of work. Attendees from across the globe will share an all-free virtual experience around the theme of unbound thinking.
"We're proud to adapt our annual Convergence event and bring all the innovation and fresh perspectives to a virtual space," said Phil Saunders, CEO, Cornerstone. "Free from any venue, city, or schedule, this year's event will help business leaders around the globe unlock the secret to thriving in this new world of work and creating an unmatched experience for their people."
This special event features two half-days of inspirational keynotes and informative breakout sessions, as well as fun and engaging networking activities. Attendees will be able to build a personalized Convergence experience from nearly 50 sessions, across two time zones. And as the first virtual Convergence, attendees can join the conference from anywhere. Below are some highlights from the conference agenda!
Two days of dynamic keynotes to inspire you to think differently about people development
We're excited to share this amazing lineup of keynote speakers who will offer fresh perspectives on managing change, people development and how to approach our new world of work.
Each day of Convergence will kick off at 9 a.m. PT / noon ET with keynotes from Cornerstone's leaders, including CEO Phil Saunders, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer Heidi Spirgi and Chief Executive, EMEA Vincent Belliveau.
On day one, Saunders will share updates about the company and shed light on how Cornerstone is transforming its customer-centric approach. On day two, Spirgi (for North American attendees) and Belliveau (for EMEA attendees) will discuss the importance of adaptability and creating sustainable, positive change to deliver extraordinary results.
An incredible line-up of guest keynote speakers
Join us for an intimate conversation with Academy Award-winning actor, producer and philanthropist, @ViolaDavis, as she shares how everyone can rise to be extraordinary. Don't miss this session - register now for our all-global, all-free #CSODConf20! https://t.co/D465h2IqzV pic.twitter.com/MyZUKnJkkT- CSOD Convergence (@CsodConvergence) August 19, 2020
Fox Sports Analyst & Author @EmmanuelAcho is bringing his new video series, "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man," to #CSODConf20 to tackle your questions about race, social injustice and building a more inclusive society. Reserve your spot today! https://t.co/aJT9msmRIo pic.twitter.com/MhQmuNgFaa- CSOD Convergence (@CsodConvergence) August 18, 2020
We are thrilled to announce @AdamMGrant as a featured keynote speaker at Cornerstone Convergence 🎉 Don't miss your chance to hear from Adam and other industry leaders on Sept. 16-17, 2020. Register now for our all-global, all-free #CSODConf20! https://t.co/FIa0ODyjiz pic.twitter.com/I2YLDuZ0tQ- CSOD Convergence (@CsodConvergence) August 12, 2020
Curate your own virtual conference experience
To make the most of your virtual Convergence experience, we're putting you behind the steering wheel of your conference agenda this year. In addition to the keynotes, you'll be able to personalize your Convergence experience by curating your own schedule of sessions across five tracks. We'll share more details on how to create your own personal agenda within the next few weeks!
In these sessions, Cornerstone leaders will be joined by industry experts, such as Josh Bersin, Industry Analyst, Liggy Webb, Founding Director and CEO of The Learning Architect, and Joe Burton, Founder and CEO of Whil, to discuss the alignment of people development strategies with evolving business needs. Covering the latest research and the boldest concepts shaping the future of work, these talks are designed to inspire new ideas, fresh thinking and important conversations.
Here's Liggy Webb, bestselling author and human resilience thought leader, on what she'll be sharing in the Bold Thinkers panel session, Identifying the Right Skills and Content Strategies to Navigate Unprecedented Change :
"Cornerstone's own Summer Salomonsen and myself are going to be having some lively discussion about the kind of skills that people need within organizations to be able to thrive in these very challenging, unprecedented and rapidly changing times. Cornerstone Convergence is one of my favorite events of the year-and believe me, you don't want to miss this year's program. And the best thing about it is it's free for everyone to attend!"
Attendees will hear directly from other Cornerstone clients, including Hyatt, VMWare, BCG, Hulu, Kraft Heinz, Sodexo, Davenport University, Spectrum, DaVita and The Bancorp. Bringing together Cornerstone's customer community, these sessions will highlight success stories and cover a wide range of topics, from navigating the new normal of work with modern learning content, to elevating managers into growth coaches, to creating a virtual and automated hiring strategy, and more. Here's Sari Daisey, Director of Talent Management with The Bancorp, on what she'll be sharing at Convergence this year:
"I'm excited to be part of Cornerstone Convergence participating in a panel on Day Two to discuss how to engage learners in a rapidly changing world and we'll be sharing some of our lessons learned. There's so many great sessions with speakers sharing their tips that you can leverage right away, and the great news is there is no cost to attend this year."
Product Training Labs
With guidance from Cornerstone's training experts, the labs will explore a variety of practical use cases as experts provide tips and tricks for better administering current solutions, developing a sharper understanding of current products and expanding proficiency in managing them for particular organizations.
Product experts will explore the latest and greatest innovations available today–and preview what's coming soon-to illustrate how customers can leverage it to drive business results. Additionally, attendees will learn tips and tricks to make the most of their investment, hidden gem insights from other customers and how to deliver great experiences for their people with the tools and resources available today.
Talent management leaders and IT experts, alike, will benefit from hearing Cornerstone's technology team talk about the latest platform advancement and technology direction, from cloud and products to data and privacy.
We know one of the most important aspects of attending an industry conference is the connections you make and the conversations you have. The interactive format of Convergence will enable you to network and engage with fellow attendees and speakers via live chat functionality, as well as hot topic threads (think "birds of a feather" collaborative discussions) and of course, book one-on-one time with the Cornerstone team. And if you're on social media, don't forget to join the conversation online by following the #CSODConf20 hashtag on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
Will We See You at #CSODConf20?
With so many engaging topics delivered by industry subject matter experts, you won't want to miss this amazing opportunity to learn, network and discover innovative strategies to help you and your people navigate the new world of work.
The best part is that even after the virtual event concludes, Convergence sessions will be available to watch on-demand so you can continue your learning post-conference. Register now if you haven't already - it's free!
We'll be sharing more about the conference agenda in the coming weeks-stay tuned for more details on our speakers, sessions and tips for making the most of this virtual event!
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