a new future of learning
It’s impossible for us to know what the future of work will look like, but as People Innovators, it’s up to us to imagine the possibilities and bring them to life. We’re excited to bring the People Innovators Summit to London to embark on a journey to discover what programs, technologies, and initiatives innovative leaders like yourself are doing to propel organisations successfully into the future. Join us to imagine the future of work and how you can make your bold new ideas into reality.
The People Innovators Summit is hosted by Udemy, the world’s largest online learning marketplace. Udemy for Business supports organizations as a strategic learning partner to upskill their workforce and move skills forward.
In the past, the Summit has brought learning leaders from organizations like PayPal, Facebook, Charles Schwab and Adobe to the stage.
Build meaningful connections with L&D, HR and People leaders at the world’s leading organizations.
Social Impact Director
Belinda Bowling is the Social Impact Director of technology investment giant Naspers, and the co-founder of Naspers Labs, a disruptive 21st century solution to South Africa’s youth unemployment crisis. More of a brindle than a pure-bred, her career started with a foray into the private sector in law and investment banking, followed by 15 years in international development in Asia and Africa, working for the UN, nonprofits and social businesses. One of only 3 foreign woman ever to be awarded a Presidential Medal by the Government of Afghanistan (where she worked for 7 years), Belinda’s academic background is law, and she holds a BA LLB LLM.
Head of L&D
Shelley Osborne is Head of L&D at Udemy. She has 14 years of experience in the education sector and in corporate learning and development. Previously, she was VP of Learning & Development at Farside HR Solutions, specializing in talent leadership, management training, and soft skills development for startups. At Udemy, Shelley leads and executes the learning strategy for Udemy employees. She has a master’s degree in Education from the University of Calgary and a bachelor of education from the University of Alberta.
Darren Shimkus has nearly two decades of experience building and growing high-performing sales, marketing, and product management teams. Darren currently serves as President of Udemy for Business at Udemy. Darren began his career in corporate education at the Corporate Executive Board (CEB) in Washington D.C. and London and has built and grown several technology companies, where he served in various product development, sales, and general management roles. He received his BA from William & Mary and his MBA from Stanford University.
Additional speakers coming soon. Nominate a learning leader to speak at the Summit here.
Check out some of the most memorable sessions from the 2018 Summit.
Approaching Unconscious Bias with Authenticity
Molly Hill, VP of Global Talent at Starbucks
What Is Learning Anyway?!
Uli Heitzlhofer, Director People Learning & Development at Lyft
Learning to "UNLearn"
Dean Griess, Managing Director - Learning Delivery at Charles Schwab
Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and In Life
Francesca Gino, Professor at Harvard Business School
Where is the People Innovators Summit Europe?
The People Innovators Summit Europe will take place at The Brewery in Central London. The address is 52 Chiswell St, London EC1Y 4SD, UK.
Where should I stay?
While there is not a People Innovators Summit Europe special room block, we recommend 2 nearby hotels: Montcalm (on-site at The Brewery) and The Moorgate (9 minute walk to The Brewery). We are happy to make additional recommendations in the city, just drop us an email.
What is the conference schedule?
The Summit will take place on Wednesday 13 November, 2019. We’ll kick things off with breakfast at 8 AM, followed by a jam-packed day of speakers, sessions and networking. Content will wrap at 4 PM, followed by a reception at The Brewery.
What does the ticket price include?
The ticket price includes your admission to the conference, plus breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks and heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the reception.
Does registration include travel?
No. All travel costs – including airfare, transportation and hotel accommodations – are the responsibility of the attendee.
Is there a group discount?
Absolutely! And we welcome teams. You’re eligible for a group discount if you register three or more people from your company. Email us for more details.
What’s the cancellation policy?
Cancellations received on or before October 16, 2019 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after September 17, 2019 will result in forfeiture of your entire ticket fee. You may, however, still transfer your registration to a colleague until November 4, 2019. For more information or assistance, just shoot us an email.