Why you belong at Workhuman


There’s nothing else like it.

Workhuman® Live is the outlier of HR conferences and the kind of positive environment where transformative ideas can have far-reaching influence. It’s a place where likeminded people can connect, have conversations, contribute ideas, and leave with inspiration and tangible actions to bring home.

What we’re talking about goes beyond HR and delves into the data behind gratitude, implementing human rights in the workplace, and other provocative issues around the future of work. It’s about usable, sharable, actionable content – and a village of experts, thought leaders, researchers, professors, executives, activists, authors, up-and-comers, and changemakers who’ll use their knowledge to propel us to where we want to go.

It’s the most human experience you’ll ever have at an event because while you’re here to learn and grow, you’re also here to have fun and be yourself. We could tell you all the reasons to come – and there’d be a lot – but we’d rather show you.

What is Workhuman?

Workhuman is a movement with an active community, regional conference series, and our marquee annual event where visionaries, innovators, and industry experts come together with HR and business leaders to explore the most compelling issues facing our companies and our work cultures. Here you’ll be educated, challenged, and energized to create a more human workplace that motivates and inspires your team to do the best work of their lives.

Workhuman Central

Workhuman Central is a great place to unwind, recharge, and find some great swag to take home. Grab lunch or a coffee on us, browse the Workhuman bookstore, share ideas with speakers and colleagues.

Book Signings

Check out the agenda for scheduled book signings with select speakers taking place on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20.

Breakout Sessions

With more than 70 breakout sessions across eight content tracks, dive into the most compelling workplace issues of the day.  And you’ll receive credits from SHRM, HRCI, HRPA, and WorldatWork.


Forge deep connections with other leaders from great, forward-leaning companies who share your passion for making work more human!

Workhuman Gives

We want to leave every city we visit better than when we came. Join us Monday for an afternoon of giving, creating, and making new connections as we kick off Workhuman.

Meditation & Yoga

Kick-start the day in a mindfulness meditation workshop. Get energized and inspired with our morning Yoga session. Everyone is welcome!

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Topreasons to attend

The Content

With eight content tracks, more than 70 breakout sessions and 100+ speakers, 2019 attendees dug into the latest learning on topics like creating a culture of community, successful strategies to tackle diversity and equality in the workplace, and much more. In 2020, we’ll continue the dialogue around provocative workplace issues like humanizing performance management, pay equity, unconscious bias, and socially constructed change.

The Inspiration

This year’s keynotes were truly epic and one standout presenter was Kat Cole. Speaking of A-game, our session speakers brought it: experts, thought leaders, researchers, professors, executives, and changemakers opened attendees’ minds to new, purposeful ways of creating a connected and high-performing workplace. Who’ll be next year’s Kat Cole? You’ll just have to come to find out!
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The Credits

With the robust, highly relevant content offerings, attendees earned professional development credits with SHRM, HRCI, HRPA, ATD, and WorldatWork.
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The Community

Workhuman® is all about connecting to big ideas and other forward-leaning leaders from many of the most admired companies around the globe. At Workhuman® Live, there are countless opportunities to meet new people and network with one another during welcome activities, morning yoga, after breakout sessions, and during social breaks in Workhuman® Central.
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The Connection with your team

As a leader, you can bring your team to Workhuman® Live, experience it together, and leave empowered as a group to bring meaningful action back to your organization. In Nashville, more than 100 teams attended with our largest being 50 humans. It’s a place to bond, shake up the status quo, and infuse your team with new ideas and energy. Recharge and reconnect at Workhuman 2020!

Speaker Spotlight

Check out just a sample of the 70+ amazing breakout sessions found at Workhuman Live 2019.

david lapin

David Lapin

ceo, lapin consulting international

With experience working directly with the late Nelson Mandela building an inclusive democratic society, David will share his business framework for integrating diversity and inclusion to deliver change and ROI.

rhonda spencer

Rhonda Spencer

chief people officer, barry-wehmiller

Hear firsthand how a 100-year-old business with 100 locations that’s acquired 100 companies developed a world-renowned, people-first culture featured in Simon Sinek’s best-selling book “Leaders Eat Last.”

robert emmons

Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D.

professor of psychology, university of california, davis

Robert Emmons is the world’s leading scientific expert on the psychology of positivity. He’ll distill two decades of scientific research into the most important lessons you can bring back to your workplace.

aida sabo

Aida Sabo

vp, diversity & inclusion, parexel

The child of Mexican immigrants, Aida moved to the United States when she was three-years-old and will share her experience promoting innovative approaches to diversity and inclusion.

steven rogelberg

Steven Rogelberg, Ph.D.

chancellor’s professor and humboldt award recipient, unc charlotte

Be the hero of your organization and discover how to lead more productive in-person and virtual meetings. Steven will review the meeting science that created an evidence-based path to reduce wasted time.

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