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ACE 2019 Agenda


ACE Day One: Tuesday, September 10

  • 7:​30 AM – 8:​30 AM – Registration and Breakfast

  • 8:​30 AM – 10:​30 AM – Welcome & Achievers Opening Keynote

  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Achievers Roadmap
    Listen Up: How To Effectively Listen To Your Workforce And Take Action

  • 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Lunch and CHRO & Executive Leadership Panel
    The New Digital Workforce and the Future of Employee Engagement

  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Achievers Ecosystem: Integrating Employee Engagement Tools Across The Business
    Attention Managers: The Roadmap To Becoming Champions (Zurich, CDK Global, Discover)
    Innovating in HR: Thinking Beyond Today’s Challenges

  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    The Future of HR Data: Achievers Smart Platform & How To Leverage Data Science For Optimal HR
    On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! It’s Time For Launch
    Building a Resilient Workplace: Adapting to a Rapidly Changing World

  • 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
    Keynote Session with Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO of Girls Who Code How to Fail Fast, Fail Hard, Fail Often

  • 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    ACE Social Night, Marshall’s Landing (Badge Required)

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ACE Day Two: Wednesday, September 11

  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Registration & Breakfast

  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Fireside Chat: Abby Wambach, Soccer Legend

  • 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

    Impact of Technology on Employee Engagement and Employee Experience

    Diversity & Inclusion Moves To The Forefront: How To Get It Right (ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Blue Shield of CA, Shop Direct)

  • 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

    Create Your Dream Employee Engagement Program

    Level Up: Steps To Transform Your Recognition Program Into An Employee Engagement Hub (Meijer, Ericsson, Telstra)

    The Science of Emotional Intelligence: The Missing Ingredient Behind Building A Highly Engaged Organizational Culture

  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Lunch & Keynote Session with James Clear, Entrepreneur Atomic Habits – Get 1% Better Every Day

  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Achievers Innovation Power Hour

    Sized for Success: How To Engage Workforces of All Sizes (Medxcel, SmileDirect Club, Power Design)

    Creating Real Employee Engagement Without Spending A Dime

  • 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

    Keynote Session with Luvvie Ajayi, Speak Truth To Power

  • 4:15 PM – 4:30 PM

    Achievers Closing Remarks


The New Digital Workforce and the Future of Employee Engagement

Arielle Meloul-Wechsler

Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Senior Vice President, People, Culture and Communications, Air Canada

Vanessa Thurston

Vanessa Thurston, Interim Vice President & Head of Talent Management, Samsung Electronics America

Michael Argir

CEO & President, Medxcel

Cecilia McKenney

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Quest Diagnostics

Ace Session Tracks

Spark creative ideas with HR Innovators


Thought Leadership Track

Join some of the foremost HR Innovators as they shed light on emerging workforce and employee engagement trends and offer expert advice to challenge everyday thinking.

Become empowered with a network of HR Innovators


Customer Success Track

Learn about the tools and strategies used by some of Achievers’ most successful customers to elevate their programs and achieve desired business outcomes, including reduced attrition, increased sales and unrivaled customer satisfaction.

Accelerate organizational change with innovative technologies


Product Track

Take a deep dive into the capabilities of the Achievers Platform and how it is accelerating change in the way we work. Collaborate with and learn from Achievers product experts who will share how to get the most out of the platform and accelerate program ROI.

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