conference 2018

Scaling Leadership

November 8, 2018
Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia

Early Bird tickets are available for a limited time

(only 25 left!)

Early Bird Conference Ticket $1295

Includes full conference pass to all keynotes, all speaker presentations, breakfast & lunch.

Discover current trends, best practices, and lessons learned in the field of leadership development.

LEADxLIVE is the ultimate leadership scaling event. As your business or startup achieves growth, you’ll face the vital challenge of how to scale leadership in a manner that suits the unique needs of your organization, and quickly. LEADx is at the forefront of leadership scaling innovation with advanced technology, an e-learning academy, AI powered executive coaching, and more. LEADxLIVE is the summit for current and future leaders to engage with these exciting advances and experience the future of leadership technology, together

Approaches to New Manager Training

Getting New Leadership Initiatives to Stick

The Next Level for Middle Managers

Developing Millennial Leaders

New Technology & Leadership Development

Measuring Impact of Leadership Development


Stay tuned, more speakers will be announced as we get closer to the event.

Doug Conant

Former CEO of Campbell Soup Company and author of The New York Times Bestseller, "TouchPoints"

Doug Conant

Douglas R. Conant is a New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker with over 40 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. He is Founder and CEO of ConantLeadership, Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI) at Northwestern University, Chairman of CECP, and Former Chairman of Avon Products.

Doug Conant

former CEO of Campbell Soup Company and author of Touchpoints

Kevin Kruse

New York Times bestselling author and CEO of LEADx

Kevin Kruse

Kevin Kruse is the Founder & CEO of LEADx, a New York Times bestselling author, & Inc 500 CEO. He has founded, built, and sold several multimillion dollar tech companies that have won both “Inc 500” awards for fast growth and “Best Place to Work” awards. Kevin has traveled the globe as a keynote speaker on leadership, productivity, and entrepreneurship.

Kevin Kruse

New York Times bestselling author and CEO of LEADx

Stacy Henry

Global Leader, Talent & Leadership Development at UTC Climate, Controls & Security

Keith Willis

Lead, Cardiovascular Training at Bristol-Myers Squibb

Adam Heide

Program Management Lead, Talent & Leadership at Celgene

Priyanka Gupta

Vice President, People, at AbleTo Inc.

Tim McElderry

Assistant Director, Commercial Field Management Technical Development at Astellas Pharma

Bill Ahern

Head of Leadership Development at Sanofi North America


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