Unite 21: Wrapping up the #1 employee experience conference of 2021

Unily’s first ever all-virtual conference is over, but not forgotten! Catch up on the highlights from our most ambitious conference to date.

Unite 21 employee experience conference promotional image with Tan France and Fearne Cotton

The Unite 21 story

For Unite 21, we pivoted around the pandemic and took things completely digital, live streaming 27 speakers, 16 sessions, 2 fitness classes, and multiple roundtables over 3 action-packed days, from 2 continents. There wasn’t a pre-recording in sight!

We were joined by some of the brightest minds in internal communications, HR, and IT to discuss how to take employee experience to the next level. With sessions from Johnson & Johnson, Crayola, Louis Theroux, Tan France, and Fearne Cotton, every topic from D&I to the future of internal comms was covered. Now we’ve wrapped for another year, and we may or may not already be thinking about Unite 22!

Thanks to everyone involved

To all our attendees, we thank you not only for joining us but for matching our energy pound for pound. It was great to see so many of you tuning in and getting involved in the chat and Q&As during the sessions. Your input - be it as interrogators or simply engaged observers - made Unite 21 what it was.

Pulling off a live-streamed conference to almost 3,000+ people is no mean feat, and we want to extend a huge thank you to all our speakers and colleagues who worked tirelessly behind the scenes. Even though we didn’t get to meet in person this time, it felt like everyone was all together – connected by technology. Your input was invaluable, and we couldn’t have done it without every single one of you. Thank you!

Congratulations to the Unite 21 award winners!

Unite 21 also played host to the Unite awards, celebrating the achievements of Unily clients from all over the world. We also announced this year's recipient of the community ambassador award, chosen internally for their contributions to the Universe customer community.

Finalists for the three awards – Best homepage, best crisis response, and most innovative campaign – had their entries showcased during the conference, with finalists for the best homepage award pitching to the audience before a live vote that decided the winner.


Unite 21 intranet awards

Alongside keynotes, roundtables, and much more, Unite 21 highlights the best innovations from Unily clients. On Day 3, we gave attendees the chance to vote live for the best intranet homepage among all Unily clients.

Watch on-demand

Recap the Unite 21 awards on-demand with the link above. Below you can find a summary of the results of the Unite 21 awards. We want to offer our thanks to everyone who helped make these awards possible, especially the clients and CSMs that joined us live.

Best homepage award:

  • Caliber Collision – Winner
  • WACKER Chemie – Finalist
  • Chalhoub Group – Finalist

Best crisis response award:

  • Cognizant – Winner
  • L’Oreal USA – Finalist
  • NATS – Finalist

Most innovative campaign award:

  • ICE Mortgage Technology – Winner
  • Aioi Nissay Dowa Europe – Finalist
  • SCC – Finalist

Community ambassador award:

  • Margie Dolch – Celanese

We want your feedback

We’re keen to hear from you to find out what you enjoyed the most about Unite 21, and what you want to see more of next time. Let us know what you loved, what got you excited, and what topics you found the most engaging. Please fill in the feedback form below to give us your valuable insights, so we can make sure next year’s event is even better.

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Let us know how Unite 21 was for you and how we can level-up the experience at Unite 22!


Catch up on anything you missed

Don’t forget you can still access all the sessions on-demand if you missed anything, or simply want to re-watch.

Unite 21 with Louis Theroux and Tan France


Unite 21

Watch every Unite 21 session on demand now.

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What’s next for Unite?

We’re already thinking about Unite 22, fresh off the come-down from Unite 21! We’re gearing up to make it the biggest and best yet, so watch this space for what we have planned.

Thank you so much for tuning in, see you at Unite 22.

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