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Industry’s “best human capital conference” features stellar speaker line-up of industry thought leaders and practitioners.

i4cp’s 2018 Conference, Next Practices Now (March 26 – 29), the exclusive annual event for senior HR and talent leaders, has already exceeded last year’s attendance and is on pace to double attendance vs. previous i4cp conferences. Headlined by keynoters Brené Brown, Dan Pink, Ellyn Shook and other luminaries – and unique due to its ban on vendors and consultants – the conference is considered by many to be the industry’s best human capital conference.

“I’m thrilled with the enthusiasm for this year’s conference,” said Kevin Oakes, CEO of i4cp. “So many senior HR executives tell me it’s their favorite conference of the year, and this year’s conference will only add to that sentiment. With less than three months to go, the tremendous growth over last year means that limited space remains. Also, the venue—the fantastic Fairmont Scottsdale Princess—is reaching room capacity for the event. Those interested in attending should not delay in registering.”

“Whether you’re an HR leader or someone who is simply seeking a new way to think about what drives organizational success, the i4cp conference is one of the best events to understand what the talent practices of the future look like,” added John Boudreau, professor at the Marshall School of Business, USC, and a member of i4cp’s Thought Leader Consortium. “The content is terrific, but for me, it’s even more valuable for what happens outside of the content. It’s a community of people, a family in a way, that comes together to make the profession even better.”

The conference is popular with senior HR executives because of i4cp’s cutting edge research, and the highlight on “next practices” in human capital.  Brand new i4cp research shows that 87% of large organizations see the pace of change accelerating, and most leaders report that business is becoming increasingly unpredictable. As a result, i4cp will distribute its latest report to all attendees on Organizational Agility, and the conference will focus on next practices designed to enhance both leadership and organizational agility.

Next Practice speakers at the i4cp 2018 Conference include:

  • Dr. Brené Brown, four-time #1 New York Times best-selling author
  • Dan Pink, multiple #1 New York Times best-selling author
  • Andrew Razeghi, ranked among Inc. magazine’s top 100 business speakers
  • Ellyn Shook, chief leadership & HR officer at Accenture
  • Candice Morgan, head of inclusion and diversity at Pinterest
  • Sydney Finkelstein, Thinkers50 member and #1 best-selling author
  • Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work
  • John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas
  • Betty Thompson, chief people officer at Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Barbara Whye, chief diversity officer at Intel
  • And many more

Dan Pink will conduct a book signing immediately following his keynotes, and attendees will also receive an autographed copy of Brené Brown's book Daring Leadership. The i4cp 2018 Conference is a “can’t miss event” - learn more about the conference and register now .