2019 SilkRoad Connections Features Insightful Keynote Speakers, Industry Case Studies & Unique Learning Opportunities

Published On: April 10, 2019
  • Keynotes by thought leaders Polly LaBarre, Ben Eubanks & Carla Howard will discuss strategies to tackle future workforce and HR issues facing organizations today
  • 40+ sessions from industry leaders on Recruiting, Learning, Onboarding and Performance for learnings and insights into better employee experiences and engagement

Chicago, IL – SilkRoad Technology (www.silkroad.com), a global leader in strategic onboarding for workforce transformation, is holding its ninth annual SilkRoad Connections on May 5-8, 2019 in San Diego, Calif. at Paradise Point Resort. All sessions center around the theme, Talent Activation Starts with You, and will feature industry leaders and SilkRoad clients with unique expertise, insights and experience in improving employee engagement, productivity and retention with SilkRoad solutions and best practices.

WHAT: Four days of sessions on recruiting, learning, onboarding and performance as well as a thought leadership track featuring prominent keynote speakers.

WHY: Attendees will gain first-hand guidance on talent strategies for navigating the impact of digital transformation on their workforces while engaging employees for sustainable success and positive business outcomes.  There are also opportunities to bring the employee experience to the next level through trainings, 1:1 support, small-group interactive sessions, social events and hands-on demos in the event’s Knowledge Lab.

WHO: Sessions feature SilkRoad product trainers and solutions architects as well as clients, analysts and industry experts, including Brandon Hall Group, Origin Bank, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Gilbane, ITM Group, Meharry Medical College, MPW Industrial Services, NCSOFT, Blue Earth Network, KeCoe LLP and Newlink America LLC. Featured thought leaders include:

Polly LaBarre, Co-author, Mavericks at Work and Co-Founder, Management Lab Founding Writer, Fast Company: A renowned writer and award-winning author, Polly LaBarre brings an inspiring voice on business and innovation. With experience writing for some of the top business publications and expertise in changing the way large organizations run, Polly brings an inspiring, provocative outlook in her session “The Human Edge: Unleashing the most powerful force in business.”

Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory: As an HR Industry expert and influencer, Ben brings a passion for leadership and culture, and believes that HR needs to evolve to influence an organization and focus on hard, measurable results. In his session, “Artificial Intelligence for HR: Making Work More Human, Not Less” Ben will explore the most impressive uses of technology in HR and investigate the dangers of over-automating human processes.

Carla Howard, The Professional Woman’s Mentor: With a background leading transformational change and coaching professionals to achieve goals, Carla’s focus is on helping women become more influencer and promotable. During her session, “Change Leadership: Your Key to Business Results and Professional Differentiation,” she’ll dive into how some of the most leaders implement change, while staying grounded in respect for people.

WHEN: May 5-8, 2019

WHERE: Paradise Point Resort & Spot, 1404 Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109

To register or book travel and hotel accommodations visit connections.silkroad.com.

About SilkRoad

SilkRoad Technology is the world’s leader in strategic onboarding for global workforce readiness and transformation. We help organizations prepare their people for change by designing intentional, personalized journeys to increase retention and maximize agility throughout their careers. SilkRoad combines our leading strategic onboarding capabilities with world-class consulting services to deliver highly scalable, personalized experiences that engage employees and drive long-term business performance such as productivity, profitability, growth and agility.


For more information, visit www.silkroad.com, follow on Twitter @SilkRoadTweets or call 866–329–3363 (U.S. toll free) or +1–312–574–3700.


John Westby

Vice President, Corporate Marketing