Bridging the Needs of Owners and Occupiers

October 22, 2018

Town Hall of the Future

In the age of remote work and dispersed teams, internal communication and employee trust are more important than ever. Town hall meetings play an important role by allowing for open dialogue between executives and other members of a company. In the modern workplace, corporate town halls parallel a tradition established in New England’s early colonial period; but, just because these events are rooted in history does not mean they should be stale. 

Join Convene, Slido, and our community of experts to learn how town halls can aid in building a high-trust culture without feeling dated. 


Friday, December 7, 10:00am – 3:00pm
75 Rockefeller Plaza

10:00am – 10:45am

Check-In and Refreshments

10:45am – 11:15am

Welcome Remarks: The C-Suite Perspective

We’ll discuss the role of internal communications and HR as critical partners for executives in the new age of the workplace. 


Meredith Haberfeld CEO, ThinkHuman



Peter Komornik Co-Founder and CEO, Slido

Chris Kelly Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Convene


11:15am – 12:00pm

Town Halls: Communicating to Build Trust

Trust is predicated not only on what we communicate but how. Our panel of seasoned experts will explore practical ways to ensure — and measure — diverse participation in town hall meetings, whether you work for a company of 20 or 20,000. 


Jim McPartlin  Executive Trainer, Forbes



Veronika Shiroka Director of Human Resources, Clinton Foundation

Tylar Dykman Customer Success, Slack

Hannah Lawrence  Internal Communications, Zendesk

12:00pm - 12:45pm

Lunch & Networking


12:45pm – 1:30pm

Using Technology to Engage Distributed Teams

Today’s workforces are increasingly distributed across geographic locations and time zones, which can create confusion among team members who struggle to maintain cohesion. Our panel will share concrete tactics for engaging remote employees and distributed teams, with an important focus on the role of technology.


Juraj Pal Head of Strategic Partnerships, Slido



Diane Chang Head of Growth for North America at Workplace, Facebook

Payton Shubrick Innovation & Design Thinking, Mass Mutual

Priscilla Barolo Communications, Zoom

1:30pm – 2:15pm

2019 Objective Setting



Siobhan O’Leary SVP People and Culture, Convene

2:15pm – 2:30pm


About Convene

Convene is the fastest-growing network of full-service, tech-enabled meeting, event, and flexible workspaces. Founded in 2009, Convene has locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Chicago, with plans to expand globally. The company has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes, one of LinkedIn’s Most In-Demand Startups, one of America’s fastest growing companies and Best Workplaces of 2018 by Inc. Magazine, and the #11 Best Workplace in New York by Fortune Magazine.


About Slido

Slido is an audience interaction platform for meetings and events. It allows meeting and event organizers to crowdsource top questions to drive meaningful conversations, engage participants with live polls and capture valuable event data.  Slido’s focus is on simplicity, allowing organizers to create an event in less than a minute, while participants can join from any device with just one simple code. Since its foundation in 2012, Slido has helped to transform over 160,000 events across more than 100 countries by engaging millions of participants. Slido has been adopted by a number of renowned conferences, including SXSW, Web Summit and Money20/20 and has worked with high-profile clients including Spotify, Lufthansa, BBC and Oracle. Headquartered in Bratislava, Slovakia, Slido has a team of more than 120 people, with offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Sydney.

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