October 16–17, 2019

San Francisco, CA


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. Embark on a journey to discover what programs, technologies, and initiatives innovative leaders like yourself are doing to propel organizations successfully into the future.

Join us at this year’s People Innovators Summit to imagine the future of work and how you can turn your bold new ideas into reality.

Learn from
inspiring speakers

In the past, the Summit has brought learning leaders from organizations like PayPal, Facebook, Charles Schwab and Adobe to the stage.

Strengthen your
professional network

Build meaningful connections with L&D, HR and People leaders at the world’s leading organizations.

Attended by leaders at organizations like

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Introducing Summit


Deep dive into your L&D program in hands-on workshops. The half day of “L&D for L&D” will leave you with actionable playbooks and programs that you can implement at your organization right away. You will learn from Udemy instructors and get in depth insights and best practices into topics like ROI and digital transformation.


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Belinda Bowling

Social Impact Director

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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.

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Shelley Osborne

Head of L&D

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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.

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Brandon Carson

Director of Learning

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Brandon is a strategic business leader with over 20 years expertise in learning and development, organizational design, and leadership capability. He is a transformational and forward-looking leader that aligns business and human capital strategies to achieve desired outcomes. Brandon has led learning teams in diverse industries, including technology, retail, and hospitality. As Director of Learning at Delta Air Lines, Brandon is responsible for learning and development for the company’s global airport and cargo agents. Brandon Carson is the author of Learning in the Age of Immediacy: Five Factors for How We Connect, Communicate, and Get Work Done (2017, ATD Press).

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Darren Shimkus


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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.

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Terra Gallery & Event Venue

511 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA

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These hotels are in the heart of SoMa in San Francisco and walking distance to Terra Gallery.

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Courtyard by Marriott

299 2nd Street

San Francisco, CA 94105

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138 King Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

Additional hotels near the Terra Gallery and Event Venue include:

W San Francisco

181 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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The Palace Hotel

2 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105

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Just shoot us an email at summit@udemy.com.

Spotlight on 2018

Check out some of the most memorable sessions from the 2018 Summit.

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Approaching Unconscious Bias with Authenticity

Molly Hill, VP of Global Talent at Starbucks

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What Is Learning Anyway?!

Uli Heitzlhofer, Director People Learning & Development at Lyft

Learning to

Learning to "UNLearn"

Dean Griess, Managing Director - Learning Delivery at Charles Schwab

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Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and In Life

Francesca Gino, Professor at Harvard Business School

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