Agenda

Sunday, January 27, 2019

5:00 PM

Registration and Opening Reception

Location: Silicon Labs - 200 W Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701. Located between Lavaca and Colorado Streets (Complimentary parking available in the Silicon Labs garage. Entrance is on Lavaca & 2nd Streets)

OPENING KEYNOTE: CULTURE FOR THE COMMON GOOD

Speaker: Dr. Steven Tomlinson

Corporations are under mounting pressure to be better citizens. As we renegotiate the social contract between business and the community, what should we be asking for? How can our company cultures help build the world we want to live in? Steven Tomlinson is an award-winning playwright, business school founder, seminary professor and coach to some of the nation’s top executives and executive teams. In this Culturati keynote, Steven explores why we work, how we work together best, and what the purpose of culture may be.

6:30 PM

Depart for Culturati Dinners

7:00 PM

Culturati Dinners with Austin CEOs and Executives

Monday, January 28, 2019

8:30 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Location: Brazos Hall

Blenders and Bowls Coffee Shop, Maudie’s Taco Bar, High Brew Coffee, Shade Tree Lemonade

9:00 – 9:10 AM

  • Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:10 – 10:00 AM

KEYNOTE: ONE YEAR LATER: THE ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE

Location: Brazos Hall

  • Speakers:
  • Tim League, Founder & CEO, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
  • Kelly White, Co-Chief Executive Officer, SAFE
  • Interviewer:
  • Kelli Mason, Head of People, New Knowledge

#MeToo began online in October 2017, only 15 months ago. We are only now beginning to see the first wave of substantive case studies emerge from organizations that have grappled with sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace. The beloved and rapidly expanding Alamo Drafthouse has persevered through a series of well-publicized challenges, but their work is not yet done. In a candid and courageously transparent appearance on our keynote stage, founder and CEO Tim League shares what went wrong, what he and his colleagues have learned so far, and what the Drafthouse is still struggling with today.

10:00 – 10:20 AM

Break & Walk to Capital Factory / Omni Hotel

Network & Choose your Featured Session

10:20 – 11:10 AM

Location: Capital Factory & Omni Hotel

11:10 – 11:30 AM

Break: Network & Choose your Core Conversation

11:30 AM - 12:20 PM

CORE CONVERSATIONS I

Location: Capital Factory / Omni Hotel

12:20 – 12:40 PM

Break & Walk to Brazos Hall Rooftop Terrace

12:40 – 1:40 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH

Location: Brazos Hall Rooftop Terrace

Family Style Lunch provided by Gusto Italian Kitchen

Dessert provided by Amy's Ice Creams

1:40 – 1:50 PM

SNAPSHOT: THE PORTER NOVELLI/CONE PURPOSE STUDY

Location: Brazos Hall

  • Speaker:
  • Rosemary McGillan, Global Purpose Practice Lead, Porter Novelli

The wide-ranging and timely Porter Novelli/Cone study on Purpose inspired us all year long. “Not only do Americans expect companies to lead with purpose, they reward those companies.” Rosy runs the company’s Purpose Practice and presents their findings in a quick interstitial session focused on how consumer attitudes and changing, and what those changes portend for your bottom line.

1:50 - 2:40 PM

KEYNOTE: SYSTEMS OF BIAS: STRAIGHT TALK FROM THE FRONT LINES OF DEI

Location: Brazos Hall

  • Speakers:
  • Candi Castleberry Singleton, VP, Intersectionality, Culture, and Diversity, Twitter
  • Caroline Wanga, Chief Diversity Officer & VP, Human Resources, Target Corporation
  • Interviewer:
  • Josh Jones-Dilworth, Co-Founder, Culturati Summit

We all know that Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) done right can power high performance. Yet many of us have made less progress than we’d like; or haven’t experienced the result we anticipated. In this keynote, we look well beyond standard procurement and advancement issues. We speak candidly about the difficult work of renovating underlying systems and infrastructures. This last year has made clear the profound bias in markets, data, and algorithms. There is equally profound bias in public policy and at every level of formal law. The workplace is of course no different. What are the real problems behind our problems? What feel-good changes are merely cosmetic and which will have multifold, tangible effects for the long haul?

2:40 – 3:00 PM

Break & Walk to Capital Factory / Omni Hotel

Network & Choose your Featured Session or Core Conversation

3:00 – 3:50 PM

3:50 – 4:10 PM

Break & Walk to Brazos Hall

4:10 – 5:00 PM

KEYNOTE: BRANDS TAKING A STAND

  • Speakers:
  • Mayerland Harris, Group VP - HR, H-E-B
  • Elizabeth Owen, Sr. Director of Internal Communication, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Grace Zuncic, SVP, People, Chobani

Culture isn’t limited to what happens inside our own four walls. Each of the brands onstage have taken multi-dimensional positions on social and humanitarian issues, putting their money and their reputations on the line. We look inside these cultures and hear from their leaders how big decisions like these are made. We’ll also learn when their mettle was tested most, and what the true social and financial effects have been.

5:00 – 5:15 PM

CLOSING REMARKS

Eugene Sepulveda & Josh Jones-Dilworth, Co-Founders, Culturati Summit

5:15 – 6:30 PM

CLOSING RECEPTION

Open Bar with bites provided by Ranch 616

Musical entertainment with Bobbie Nelson