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Why Attend

Opportunities to Connect

with and learn from other talent development leaders

Eye-opening Keynotes

from the who’s who of today’s thought leaders and innovators in human potential

Insightful Breakout Sessions

to help you propel all of your people, thus your business, to greater heights


In the race to digitally transform, many companies have under invested in their biggest asset: their people. Workers today need every ounce of creativity and energy from their people to compete. Investing in people, in their inner lives, will energize whole organizations and boost their ability to attract and retain the best talent. To do this right, companies need research and science to crack the code on what makes people bring their best selves to work.

At SHIFT, we will explore a “People First” approach to Human Capital Transformation using evidence-based studies with interdisciplinary perspectives on human potential and strategies to drive human flourishing. We will share groundbreaking research and you will walk away with actionable insight to answer these questions and many more at your organization:

  • What are the best practices for enabling a digital first workplace?
  • What trends and factors are shaping the future of work and how can you embrace them?
  • What management approaches are necessary for building a powerful learning culture?
  • What are some innovative ways organizations can source and integrate diverse talent across networks?

Earn SHRM credits at Shift 2018!

BetterUp is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. This program is valid for 9 PDCs for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit https://www.shrm.org

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travel & accommodations

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

We’re excited to host this year’s conference at the first and oldest art museum and art school in the United States, founded in 1805.

128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Hotel Accommodations

Le Meridien is full, please book your room at our overflow hotel, Aloft Philadelphia Downtown (subject to availability) by emailing barbara.sivers@aloftphiladelphiadowntown.com and mention BETTERUP.

Philadelphia International Airport

8000 Essington Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153
(~12 mile drive)

30th Street Train Station

2955 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(~2 mile drive)


What is Shift?

Shift is a two-day event that brings together HR leaders and innovators to explore fresh perspectives on the future of work, the employee experience, and the potential of the human spirit.

What’s included with my registration?

Your registration includes access to all keynotes and breakout sessions, lunch, and evening social events.

How do I book a hotel for Shift?

Click on the “Travel and Accommodations” link in the navigation bar to book a hotel and ensure you get the conference rate.

Is the hotel included with my registration?


Can I bring a guest to the social events?

No. Only registered conference attendees may attend the social events.

What is the suggested attire?

Business casual.

Where can I find the latest information on 2018 speakers and sessions?

The Shift website has the most recent information on 2018 speakers and sessions. Click here for the latest agenda. And before you arrive at the conference, be sure to download the Shift 2018 Mobile App. That way, you can view information – including any last-minute changes – on the full agenda and specific sessions: time, room number, speaker info, and more.

What is the venue’s accessibility?

PAFA’s galleries are wheelchair accessible through the Broad Street entrance of the Hamilton Building. Visitors can access this entrance using the button on the front of the building; staff or security will greet visitors and assist them. Passenger elevators in both buildings move between floors of galleries. Service animals are welcome.

Is there parking at the venue?

PAFA has two lots on and around their city block. The first is the covered structure at 150 North Broad Street, which is located on the north end of the block, at the corner of Broad and Race Streets. The second is an open-air lot located immediately behind the Hamilton Building and is accessible at the 15th and Race Streets entrance points. Please bring your parking ticket to the registration desk to have it validated.

Additional questions?

Don’t hesitate to reach out at shift2018@betterup.co