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.
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.
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.
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.
Director of Learning
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).
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.
These hotels are in the heart of SoMa in San Francisco and walking distance to Terra Gallery.
Additional hotels near the Terra Gallery and Event Venue include:
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?
The People Innovators Summit will take place at Terra Gallery and Event Venue in the SoMa district of San Francisco. The address is 511 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Where should I stay?
While there is not a People Innovators Summit special room block, we recommend 2 hotels within walking distance of the venue: Courtyard by Marriott San Francisco Downtown and the Palace Hotel San Francisco. We are happy to make additional recommendations in the city, just drop us an email!
What is the conference schedule?
The People Innovators Summit will take place on Thursday, October 17, 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 Terra Gallery.
What does the ticket price include?
The ticket price includes your admission to the conference and the party, plus breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks and heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at the party!
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 September 19, 2019 will receive a full refund. Cancellations received after September 20, 2019 will result in forfeiture of your entire ticket fee. You may, however, still transfer your registration to a colleague until October 4, 2019. For more information or assistance, just shoot us an email.