Unite 21. The future is here.

Unite isn't just an employee experience conference, it's an experience. The world's leading enterprises unite here to learn, network, get inspired, and have fun. With deep dives into how enterprises level up employee experience, visionary keynotes from the biggest names, and fun that you won't forget. It all happens here.

Live

Streaming live from London and New York. No pre-recorded sessions.

3 half-days

Online immersive experience that pushes virtual event delivery to the MAX.

Interactive Sessions

Live interactive keynotes, breakouts, and roundtables.

Learn

Take your job by storm with employee experience and internal communications deep dives, enterprise success stories, expert panels, and interactive break-out sessions.

Unite

Network

Where employee experience leaders from the world's biggest enterprises unite to exchange ideas and make new connections.

Networking at Unite

Get inspired

Keynotes that will bend your mind, level up your knowledge, and fast track you to career success.

Seth Godin speaking at Unite 19

Have fun

Get into the flow with yoga sculpt with Sky Ting live from New York and take your fitness to the next level with HIIT live from London.

Unite 19 party

Speakers. Get inspired.

Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux

Documentary filmmaker, journalist, broadcaster, and author

Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton

Broadcaster, best-selling author, and podcast host

Tan France

Tan France

Fashion designer, author, and star of Netflix’s Queer Eye

Ping Chao

Ping Chao

Head of Product, People Experience Platform at Johnson & Johnson

Karen Kelly

Karen Kelly

Executive Communications and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager at Crayola

Andrew Willis

Andrew Willis

Solutions Architect at Crayola

Cheryl McKinnon

Cheryl McKinnon

Principal Analyst at Forrester

Suzie Robinson

Suzie Robinson

Reports Consultant at ClearBox Consulting

Edward Taylor

Edward Taylor

Executive Director at Digital Workplace Group

Jennifer Sproul

Jennifer Sproul

Chief Executive at Institute of Internal Communication

Ben Reynolds

Ben Reynolds

Managing Director at Gallagher Communication

Chandler Goodman

Chandler Goodman

Senior Director of Marketing, Thought Leadership and Client Delivery at Gagen MacDonald

Margie Dolch

Margie Dolch

Senior Communications Specialist at Celanese

Travis Gregory

Travis Gregory

Associate Director of IT at Biogen

Nancy Speidel

Nancy Speidel

Founder and CEO at iSAW International

Martin Elliot

Martin Elliot

Chief Strategy Officer and iSAW Foundation Chair

Natalie Orphanos

Natalie Orphanos

Internal Communications Manager at Commonwealth Care Alliance

Dawn Rosenburg

Dawn Rosenburg

Communications Strategist at VCU Health

Brandi Wessel

Brandi Wessel

Internal Communications Manager at Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Daryl Bowdoin

Daryl Bowdoin

Manager of Business Systems – Workforce Technology at Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

Heinz Korten

Heinz Korten

Senior Software Engineer at WACKER Chemie

Josh Bailey

Josh Bailey

Lead Systems Architect at Zaxby's

Will Saville

Will Saville

Founder at Unily

Kaitlin Auriemma

Kaitlin Auriemma

Head of Presales - North America at Unily

Matthew Boyd

Matthew Boyd

Product Evangelist at Unily

Sanika Gentles

Sanika Gentles

Senior Customer Success Manager at Unily

Kaz Hassan

Kaz Hassan

Product Manager at Unily

Agenda. Ignite your imagination.

Unite 21 - Inspire
Day 1, Sep 21

  • Yoga

    11:00 AM

    Yoga Sculpt

    Get into the flow with high-intensity cardio yoga with Sky Ting live from New York.

    with Francesca Valarezo - Sky Ting

  • Louis Theroux

    01:00 PM

    Keynote Human connection in the digital era

    Storytelling, video and new media – how communication has changed and what has stayed fundamental.

    with Louis Theroux

  • 02:15 PM

    Tech Beyond the box: Widget development

    When you buy an intranet product, the opportunities to customize to fit your unique needs are more limited, right? Wrong. In this session, the team will demonstrate innovative examples of custom widget development. See how Zaxby’s are leveraging developer resource to push boundaries and enable new use-cases; and learn best practices to do it yourself.

    with Josh Bailey - Lead Systems Architect at Zaxby's; Martin Blake - Development Team Lead at Unily

    Comms Code, communication, and culture: A new blueprint for intranet ownership

    Who even owns the intranet anymore? With the modern employee experience platform so much more than an internal communications tool, how does this change the culture and dynamics of product ownership? Discover a new vision for cultural ownership of the intranet that leverages the full power of IT and Comms to create a true digital HQ.

    with Heinz Korten - Senior Software Engineer at WACKER Chemie; Kaz Hassan - Product Manager at Unily

  • 03:00 PM

    Keynote Shaping the future of work

    Discover how the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company is shaping the future of work for 150k+ employees based across 90+ countries with an employee experience platform that unites people, tools and knowledge in one place.

    with Ping Chao - Head of Product, People Experience Platform at Johnson & Johnson

  • 04:05 PM

    Roundtable Roundtables

    Are you looking to level up your intranet strategy? Join our subject experts for intimate sessions on topics voted for by you: measuring success, driving engagement and social.

    Keynote Using technology to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

    We all know technology has the power to change our world and redefine our workplaces, but how do we use it to accelerate gender equality in the workplace? Discover how iSAW is using Unily in a novel way to challenge the gender equality timeline by connecting and empowering women and engaging with men in the workplace. Discover best practices for promoting DEI in your own workplace and gain inspiration for using technology to power good and accelerate change.

    with Nancy Speidel - Founder and CEO at iSAW International; Martin Elliot - Chief Strategy Officer and iSAW Foundation Chair

  • 04:50 PM

    Wrap-up

Unite 21 - Engage
Day 2, Sep 22

  • 11:00 AM

    HIIT

    Take your fitness to the next level with high-intensity interval training live from London.

    with Frazer Brent - CrossFit

  • 01:00 PM

    Keynote Fearne's happy workplace

    Finding happiness in our fast-paced, increasingly digital world isn’t always as simple as it should be. We’re joined by television personality, best-selling author and host of the chart topping podcast Happy Place, Fearne Cotton, to discuss wellness in the modern-age, including how technology can both help and hinder our search for happiness in the workplace and beyond.

    with Fearne Cotton

  • 02:15 PM

    Tech Ops, infrastructure, and security

    Get an exclusive behind the scenes look into how Unily is evolving its operations, infrastructure, and security measures to meet the growing demands of the modern enterprise.

    with Hugh Wilkinson - Technical Operations Manager - Infrastructure at Unily; James Heathcote - Technical Operations Manager - Information and Security at Unily; Michéle Johl - Technical Operations Manager - Service Engineering at Unily

    Comms Making data-driven decisions to boost adoption

    How do you turn intranet analytics into actionable insights that inform the on-going evolution of your platform? Learn how Celanese uncovered rich insights that led them to develop a simpler site design. Hear from communications staffer Margie Dolch as she shares the story of how Celanese is making informed decisions to continuously improve user experience and evolve their platform through the adoption of new features.

    with Margie Dolch - Senior Communications Specialist at Celanese

  • 03:00 PM

    Keynote The power of difference

    With his trademark wit, humor, and radical compassion, Tan shares empowering lessons on creativity and innovation, diversity and inclusion, and what it takes to break down barriers to foster human connection and acceptance. He provides a unique perspective on the happiness found in being yourself.

    with Tan France

  • 04:05 PM

    Roundtable Roundtables

    Are you looking to level up your intranet strategy? Join our subject experts for intimate sessions on topics voted for by you: measuring success, driving engagement and social.

    Panel Ask an IC expert

    Seize the opportunity to get your questions answered by the top internal communications consultants and advisors. Come prepared with your trickiest questions and biggest challenges and get the answers you need to supercharge your strategy for the next chapter of work.

    with Jennifer Sproul - Chief Executive at Institute of Internal Communication; Ben Reynolds - Managing Director at Gallagher Communication; Chandler Goodman - Senior Director of Marketing, Thought Leadership and Client Delivery at Gagen MacDonald

  • 04:50 PM

    Keynote Reimagining the employee experience: from in-person to intranet

    Find out how the makers of the world’s best loved crayons and markers are leveraging their creative culture and digital channels to remain agile in a changing workplace. Hear from both an IT and communications perspective, and discover how a major manufacturing and retail enterprise is uniting employees, driving progressive culture, and responding to new challenges with a creative flair that only Crayola can bring.

    with Karen Kelly - Executive Communications and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager at Crayola; Andrew Willis - Solutions Architect at Crayola

  • 05:50 PM

    Wrap-up

Unite 21 - Deep Dive
Day 3, Sep 23

  • Unite 21 with Will Saville

    01:00 PM

    Keynote Unily: The future

    Get up close and personal with Unily's roadmap and discover our vision for the future of employee experience. Where is our product going and how do we see it powering new ways of working?

    with Will Saville - CEO at Unily

  • 02:15 PM

    Tech Beyond the box: Integrations

    An effective intranet strategy places the intranet at the center of the digital workplace. In this whistle-stop integrations masterclass, learn how to leverage Unily’s integrations framework to unite technology and underpin frictionless digital employee experience.

    with Adam Wildash - Development Team Lead at Unily

    Comms Innovation through knowledge sharing

    Effective knowledge sharing is at the heart of enterprise innovation and no one knows this better than Biogen whose 9k employees include some of the world's most notable neuro-scientists. Discover how the leading neuroscience biotech is transforming knowledge sharing across the business with a platform that puts the power of knowledge into that hands of every employee.

    with Travis Gregory - Associate Director of IT at Biogen

  • 03:00 PM

    Panel The future of intranets

    Join our industry experts to discuss the future of intranets and digital connection in the workplace of 2021+. What can you expect from the next decade of digital employee experience innovation? 

    with Edward Taylor - Executive Director at Digital Workplace Group; Cheryl McKinnon - Principal Analyst at Forrester; Suzie Robinson - Reports Consultant at ClearBox

  • 04:05 PM

    Roundtable Roundtables

    Are you looking to level up your intranet strategy? Join our subject experts for intimate sessions on topics voted for by you: measuring success, driving engagement and social.

    Panel Outstanding culture campaigns showcase

    As our conference comes to a close, we leave you with some inspiring examples of how our customers are creating the diverse, inclusive, digital-first cultures. Hear from the comms leaders behind the campaigns.

    with Dawn Rosenberg - Communications Strategist at VCU Health; Natalie Orphanos - Internal Communications Manager at Commonwealth Care Alliance; Brandi Wessel - Internal Communications Manager at Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores; Daryl Bowdoin - Manager of Business Systems – Workforce Technology at Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores

  • 04:50 PM

    Wrap-up & Awards

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