conference 2018


8:00 - 9:00

Continental Breakfast & Registration

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome – “Scaling Leadership”
Kevin Kruse, Founder+CEO of LEADx and NY Times bestselling author

9:30 - 10:00

Case Study – Elevating Women in Leadership at UTC
Stacy Henry, UTC Climate, Controls & Security

10:00 - 11:00

Panel – “New Manager Training: What’s Working, What’s Not”
Bill Ahern, Sanofi & Adam Heide, Celgene, Tim McElderry, Astellas Pharma

11:00 - 11:30

Networking & Refreshment Break

11:30 -12:30

Keynote – “TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments”
Doug Conant, former CEO of Campbell Soup Company and NY Times bestselling author

12:30 - 1:30


1:30 - 2:00

Demo – “AI, Chatbots, & Leadership Development: The New Age of Conversational Learning”
Kevin Kruse, LEADx

2:00 - 2:30

Case Study – “Advanced Skills: Developing 2nd Line Leaders & Senior Executives”
Priyanka Gupta, AbleTo

2:30 - 2:45

Networking & Refreshment Break

2:45 - 3:45

Panel – “So What? Measuring ROI & Impact of Leadership Development”
Tzviya (Tia) Katz, IBM & Keith Willis, Bristol-Myers Squibb & Allyson Saccomandi, Temple University Health System

3:45 - 4:30

Case Study – “Using AI to Drive a Coaching Culture”
Kevin Murray, Sr. Commercial Learning Manager, Astrazeneca

4:30 - 4:45

Closing Remarks

*Timeline subject to change as we add to the event lineup.

Travel & Accomodations

Philadelphia International Airport

8000 Essington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153

(about 15 minute drive from hotel/venue)

Hotel Accommodations

The Bellevue Hotel

200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

(215) 893-1234

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30th Street Train Station

2955 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(about 10 minute drive from hotel/venue)

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What is included with my ticket?
Attendees will enjoy keynote speeches from industry leaders, audience Q&A panels with real world practitioners, networking, and real-world case studies. Breakfast and lunch are also included with your ticket.

Can I invite a guest?
Absolutely! Tickets are required for every person in attendance. Participants and guests may purchase their tickets here.

Where is LEADxLIVE?
The Hyatt Bellevue Hotel
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The event will take place in the Rose Garden ballroom on 19th Floor of the hotel.

Where can I park?
The Parkway Bellevue garage offers convenient parking for vehicles under 6’4”. Overnight self-parking is $35 per night, & valet parking is $45 per night. Enjoy in-and-out privileges until 5:00 p.m. on your day of departure.

What accessibility features are available at the venue?
The Bellevue has 5 accessible rooms (please call in advance if you require a roll in shower), accessible lobby restrooms and an accessible pool. They offer valet and self park with handicap spaces. Wheelchair access and doorman assistance is available at the Chancellor Court entrance near The Palm Restaurant.

What type of attire is recommended?
Please dress business casual

Are accommodations included with my ticket?
Accommodations are not included. You can book your room here.

What room is the conference in?
It will take place in the Rose Garden ballroom on the 19th floor of The Bellevue Hotel

What else is there to do in Philadelphia?
Philadelphia offers an abundance of historical, cultural, artistic, & culinary experiences for you to enjoy! The conference is convenient to The Kimmel Center, City Hall, Reading Terminal Market, The Franklin Institute, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Liberty Bell, and much more!

What if I have other questions?
We’d be happy to hear from you! Please contact the event organizer with any questions or concerns at