Upcoming Conference

Our culture conference convenes industry leaders and accomplished academics jointly concerned with, challenged by, and excited about organizational culture.

With the increasing presence of AI and remote work, as well as continued challenges ensuring diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, there has never been a more important time to be focused on culture in the workplace and how the new ways of working will impact the future of work.

Confirmed Speakers

Yamini Rangan

CEO of HubSpot


President of Lyft

What is the Culture Conference?

Berkeley Center for Workplace Culture and Innovation’s annual conference, held in January at Haas School of Business, convenes industry leaders and top academics studying organizational culture. Participants have the opportunity to connect with senior executives from organizations who are creating cultures that yield competitive advantage and leading academics who are pioneering new ways of conceptualizing, measuring, and utilizing culture.

Conference Goals

Identify Opportunities

Discuss the most promising opportunities for industry leaders who aim to harness culture as a strategic resource.

Deepen Understanding

Strive to understand from leading academics the frontiers of knowledge about organizational culture.

Build Connections

Bring industry and academic thought leaders together to define a shared research agenda.

Past Industry Speakers

Robert Ford

Abbott Laboratories CEO

Susan Desmond-Hellman

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO

Scott Uzzell

Converse CEO

Steve Kerr

Golden State Warriors Head Coach

Marty Chavez

Goldman Sachs CFO and CIO

Jarvis Sam

Nike Chief DEI Officer

Indra Nooyi

Pepsi CEO

Ed Catmull

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Co-Founder and President

Wendy Kopp

Teach for America / Teach for All Founder and CEO

Past Academic Speakers

Nick Bloom

Stanford University

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Harvard Business School

Tsedal Neeley

Harvard Business School

Rakesh Khurana

Harvard Business School

Edgar Schein

MIT Sloan

Herminia Ibarra

London Business School

Call for Abstracts

Academic researchers interested in presenting at the academic conference on January 9th should submit an extended abstract by the deadline: September 30th, 2023.

Submit an Abstract