Employee Experience Symposium 2023

May 17 - 18, 2023  |  San Francisco

A 2-day conference for top leaders and innovators to connect, learn, and share knowledge on employee engagement and experience for our new way of work.


Featured panelists and speakers

...and fellow Employee Experience enthusiasts from the best places to work!

Corey Williams

Global Engagement Lead, Workplace Experience

Jeffrey Huang

Director, Employee Engagement & Events

Jamie Lancaster

Programs Lead, Employee Experience

Joey Randazzo

Employee Engagement Specialist

Kyle Ewalt

Hybrid Workplace Experience Lead

Michelle Lozzi

Senior Director of Experience

Nikko Blodgett

Senior Manager, Global Workplace Operations

Omar Ramirez


Shaina Poulard

Head of Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Nathan Manuel

Director, Workplace Experience

Ains Hill

Director, Global Workplace Experience

Luiz Whitney

Senior Principal, Business Communications

Mira Shane

Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager

Jade Choy

CEO & Co-founder

Keith Choy

COO & Co-founder


Insights and discussion topics

Employee experience trends

Learn insights on where the industry is headed and current market trends.

Optimizing hybrid workplace

How to best engage employees in both virtual and in-person work environments.

Employee engagement strategies

Learn strategies on increasing engagement metrics for your events and programs.

Diversity and inclusion programs

Industry best practices for DEI and how to evolve programs tailored to employees.

Tackling the great resignation

How to manage employee satisfaction and fulfillment to increase retention.


Symposium agenda

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Check-in & Breakfast ☕
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Opening Remarks

Jade Choy, Co-founder & CEO of Epoch.

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM
Speed Networking 🤝
10:15 AM – 10:55 AM
Keynote: Evolution of Workplace and Experience with Q&A

Michelle Lozzi, Senior Director of Experience at Reddit.

10:55 AM – 11:10 AM
Break & Networking 🍩
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
Workshop: Empowering & Enabling Employee Resource Groups

Hosted by Joey Randazzo at Stack Overflow and Mira Shane at Justworks. Learn about how to organize, enable and empower ERGs, along with metrics for success.

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM
Remarks & Food for Thought 🤔

Reflect on the first half of the day and share prompts for lunch discussion.

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Lunch & Conversations 🥗

Reflect on the first half of the day and share prompts for lunch discussion.

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Panel with Q&A: Evolution of Employee Programs

Moderated by Keith Choy, Co-founder & COO of Epoch. Topics include employee programs, DEI initiatives, and internal event strategy.

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Break & Networking 🍩
4:30 PM – 5:15 PM
Humanest Presents: Wellness Workshop for Employee Experience Professionals
5:15 PM – 5:25 PM
Closing Remarks

Jade Choy, Co-founder & CEO of Epoch.

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Confetti Presents: Stretch & Sketch

Optional evening activity.

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Check-in & Breakfast ☕
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Opening Remarks

Jade Choy, Co-founder & CEO of Epoch.

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Panel with Q&A: Scaling the New Workplace

Moderated by Jade Choy, Co-founder & CEO of Epoch. Topics include remote-first, RTO, hybrid work and how workplaces have changed to adapt to the new normal.

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Break & Networking 🍩
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Remarks & Food for Thought 🤔
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch & Conversations 🥗

Reflect on the first half of the day and share prompts for lunch discussion.

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Keynote: Beyond the Office Walls: Building a Connected and Motivated Workforce in a Changing World

Luiz Whitney, Senior Principal, Business Communications at Workday.

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Break & Debrief 🍩
2:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Workshop: Choose Your Own Adventure

Workshop A: Building Buy-in for Experience Efforts

Hosted by Omar Ramirez. Themes include fostering cross-functional communication and collaboration, as well as how to build leadership buy-in for employee programs.

Workshop B: Building Your Dream Data Dashboard

Hosted by Epoch Experts Keith Choy and Meg Dietrich. Brainstorm and share industry insights in an interactive workshop on key metrics, reporting, and storytelling.

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Break & Debrief Workshop 🍩
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks

Jade Choy, Co-founder & CEO of Epoch.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Conference Wrap-up Cocktail Hour 🍸
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Optional: Evening Activity

A surprise fun night out!


Highlights from Employee Experience Symposium 2022

9 speakers

We were lucky enough to be joined by 9 thought leaders across the employee experience space, including Jeffrey Huang from Salesforce and Kate McCoubrey Judson from Adobe.

50+ attendees

Our registered guests were employee experience experts from all over the country, joining together for a full day of panels, workshops, and networking.

All the goodies

Our team shared a ton of different resources, from the book The Art of Gathering with summary notes, key takeaways and insights handbook, and a fresh bouquet to take home.

Want to dive deeper into last year’s event? Find out more on our Employee Experience Symposium 2022 page.


Frequently asked questions

I'm not from the city. Where can I stay?

We recommend staying at Hotel Kabuki, where we'll be hosting the event. Use our discount code 128309 to get 15% off!

How much will it cost to attend?

Discounted tickets will be available to early registrants. If you’re part of Epoch’s Employee Experts community, you’ll get complimentary tickets on us!

I can’t make it! Will the sessions be recorded?

The keynotes and panels will be recorded. To keep this a safe space for attendees to share information and thoughts freely, workshops won’t be recorded.

We’ll be sure to share high-level takeaways to the Epoch community after the symposium.

I need to take 2 days off. How can I convince my boss? 

We know it can be tough to get buy-in from your team. That’s why we’ve prepared this customizable letter for you to showcase the value of this experience. Let us know if you need help strategizing and we’re here to support!


Interested in participating?

Be a speaker

Join our esteemed group of keynote speakers and panelists. Share your insights on some of the hottest industry topics, like what's next for employee experience and how to evolve company culture.

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Be a participant

Join Employee Experience Symposium 2023 with other industry leaders and innovators. Early bird tickets are now available at a discounted price. Grab your spot before they run out!

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Be a sponsor

Get your company right in front of an engaged audience. Our sponsorship packages include exclusive spotlights, complimentary tickets, access to recruiting resources, and more.

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