The experience

This is not your average conference. Less jargon, more insights. More connection, less distraction. Expect curated activities with local flair, game-changing content, and plenty of focused networking time.

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Workhuman Central

This is the place where the event comes to life. It’s where the human experience is elevated and you are immersed in activities that build community, facilitate recognition, and offer insight into workplace possibilities. 

Experience gratitude like never before

What’s the point in talking about the impact of recognition without experiencing it for yourself? Visit the Gratitude Bar to send appreciation to other attendees – a coworker, staff member, speaker, or someone you just met – and become part of the culture of gratitude in real time. Plus: every moment of recognition is matched with a donation to a local charity. Win‑win.

Activities

Between keynotes, breakouts, and workshops, channel your energy and excitement into our interactive stations throughout Workhuman Central. This is just a sample of experiences from past years – we’re cooking up new creative ideas for Austin.
Headshots
Headshots
Nothing feels better than a fresh headshot (and seeing fellow attendees’ photos light up LinkedIn is pretty fun too). Look good, feel good, do good.
Setting up for a headshot
Smiling as photo is taken
Reviewing photography
Swag-tivations
Swag-tivations
Who doesn’t love a good giveaway? Our swag is designed to be thoughtful and serve as a meaningful reminder of everything you saw, did, and learned at the conference.
Swag Display
Workhuman reusable bottles
Workhuman totes
High-tech interactives
High-tech interactives
There are infinite ways that tech can be put to use to focus on what really matters at work,. We’ll bring the surprise-and-delight factor, you bring an open mind.
Watching a video
Working on award at Gratitude bar
Gratitude Bar at Workhuman Central
Attendee feedback
Attendee feedback
Every Workhuman Live is built on the feedback of the previous conference. So, yes, we really do care what you think. We collect feedback in creative ways and have done everything from a sticky note wall to visual data mapping.
Writing feedback
Working at Workhuman Studio
Writing feedback
Local & creative
Local & creative
It’s important to honor the host city’s culture amidst all the buzz of the conference. Meet local musicians, artists, and chefs for a touch, taste, and sound of the location.
Band playing
Mural art
Stage performers
Headshots
Nothing feels better than a fresh headshot (and seeing fellow attendees’ photos light up LinkedIn is pretty fun too). Look good, feel good, do good.
Swag-tivations
Who doesn’t love a good giveaway? Our swag is designed to be thoughtful and serve as a meaningful reminder of everything you saw, did, and learned at the conference.
High-tech interactives
There are infinite ways that tech can be put to use to focus on what really matters at work,. We’ll bring the surprise-and-delight factor, you bring an open mind.
Attendee feedback
Every Workhuman Live is built on the feedback of the previous conference. So, yes, we really do care what you think. We collect feedback in creative ways and have done everything from a sticky note wall to visual data mapping.
Local & creative
It’s important to honor the host city’s culture amidst all the buzz of the conference. Meet local musicians, artists, and chefs for a touch, taste, and sound of the location.
Attendees talking

Networking

Get excited for fresh opportunities to build lasting relationships with your peers and industry experts. We’re bringing you together in new ways this year with extracurriculars like flash networking (think speed dating for business), after-hours events, and other interactive activities.

Who attends

Who you’ll meet

2,000+
attendees
800+
companies represented
48%
director level or above
43%
from companies with 2,500+ employees
Company Size (# of employees)
Job Title

Top Industries

Biotech
Biotech
Healthcare
Healthcare
Business
Business
Finance
Finance
Government
Government
Education
Education
Source: Aggregate data from Workhuman Live 2022 & 2023

Content that drives change

Keynotes that get your wheels turning. Sessions that inspire real action. Conversations, connections, and insights that leave you armed with new strategies and ready to lead with heart (and data).

    Keynotes

    Keynotes

    50-minute inspirational and actionable talks with world-class thought leaders.

    Breakouts

    Breakouts

    50-minute sessions that get to the heart of our content tracks.

    Workshops

    Workshops

    90-minute interactive sessions that help put insights into action with your fellow attendees.

    Theater

    Theater

    Scheduled product presentations, announcements, and customer case studies.

    Demos

    Demos

    Interactive scenarios to showcase innovative HR solutions in practice.

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Accessibility

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We welcome all participants and make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to enable equitable participation throughout the conference.

If you have any requests, please submit them to registration@workhumanlive.com at least six (6) weeks prior to the conference at the latest. This includes auxiliary aids, sign language interpreters, nursing rooms, and more.

What people are saying

    Navistar

    The experiences and the speakers at the conference are always on the leading edge. When I come to the conference – I feel like I belong.

    Amazon

    I had the time of my life. I learned from amazing speakers, Workhuman’s employees treated me so kindly, and I left feeling inspired to do better for my organization.

    Freeman

    Workhuman [Live] is collaborative, innovative and exciting. It is an excellent reminder to re-imagine the employee experience and cultural norms that impact the modern workplace.

    Exact Science

    I have attended many large conferences over my career. I really appreciated the personal feel of the Workhuman conference. Networking was easy, the speakers were awesome.

    FDIC

    The core values expressed [at Workhuman Live] embody how the workplace should operate.

    The New York Times

    Great speakers! Relevant, thought-provoking, and inspiring content.

    IHG Hotels & Resorts

    A strong business conference with humanity at the center.

    Accenture

    It’s a great opportunity to learn and connect with experts.

    Volvo

    Attending the Workhuman conference is an amazing professional experience.

    Listrak

    [Workhuman Live] is the best place to understand innovative ideas and find actionable insights.

    WNS

    Everyone who works with people at work needs to attend Workhuman Live.

    BP

    Energizing, engaging, excellent.