• 2018 Recap

    2018 Recap

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    2018 Recap

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    2018 Recap

2018 Speakers

R.C. Buford

General Manager/President of Sports Franchises, San Antonio Spurs

Patty McCord

Principal, Patty McCord Consulting

Tamara Fields

Managing Director - Health and Public Service, Accenture

Dean Carter

Vice President HR and Shared Services, Patagonia, Inc.

Jason Fried

Co-founder & CEO, Basecamp

Joe DeLoss

‎Founder, Hot Chicken Takeover

Julie Rice

Co-Founder, SoulCycle and Chief Brand Officer, WeWork

Spencer Rice

Former Chief Marketing Officer, SoulCycle and Co-Founder, LifeShop

Kyle Stapleton

Manager of Culture & Experience, Turner

Wailin Wong

Co-Producer/Host, The Rework Podcast

David Simas

CEO, Obama Foundation

Erin Essenmacher

Chief Programming Officer, National Association of Corporate Directors

Leonard N. Moore, Ph.D.

Vice President Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, The University of Texas at Austin

Muna Hussaini

Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, PayPal

Dan Hesse

Retired CEO, Sprint

Ian Burk

Senior Vice President of Integration, Upland Software


Professor Neurology, Dell Medical School; Senior Fellow KHE at The University of Texas at Austin

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Assistant Vice President, MetLife Foundation


Executive Director, Jolt


SVP Talent and Culture, Dell

Doug Ulman

President & CEO, Pelotonia

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CEO & President - Favor

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Customer Sucess Manager, Box.org Local Chair, Box


Founder and CEO, Civitas Learning, Inc.


Senior Vice President, People, RetailMeNot, Inc.


Associate Director, RAD Office Tour and Co-founder, Native Color

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Director, Talent Strategy, MailChimp

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Vice President, Humanim, Inc.


Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, Seminary of the Southwest

Andy Tryba

CEO, Crossover, RideAustin, Engine Yard, and DNN


Founder, Sabah

Shelley Clifford Brophy

Team Lead, People Operations, Google


U.S. Army Retired, President, P2 Consulting Services, LLC

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Executive Chairman & Founder, Drillinginfo Inc.

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Founder, Soko


Founder & CEO, RetailMeNot, Inc.


CEO, Verb


Editor in Chief & CEO, NewCo


CEO, Know Your Company

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Executive Vice President, Recruiting & Onboarding, Texas Capital Bank

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Founder & CEO, Hello World

Leslie Heisz

Board of Directors, Edwards, Kaiser, and Public Storage

Chris Shipley

Author and Consultant, Work to Learn

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Founder/Skipper, LiquidSpace

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VP of Global Philanthropy and Sustainability, Fossil Group

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CEO, Entrepreneurs Foundation

Culture is a collection of subcultures. A subculture is a place where we get to do R&D as a society.” - Matt Mason

Special Thanks To Our 2018 Sponsors

"Leadership is action.... it is not defined by position” - Heather Brunner