PeopleScout NEXT Talent Summit 2018-03-06T11:50:06+00:00

June 12-13, 2018 | Chicago


The Crossroads of Talent and Technology

PeopleScout’s NEXT talent summit is designed to empower connections at the crossroads of talent and technology, enhance talent intelligence and help you take your talent strategy from today into tomorrow.

This year’s event will kick off on Tuesday, June 12 with a welcome reception and networking event. On Wednesday, June 13, we’ll hear from an engaging mix of speakers and participate in interactive sessions and networking opportunities.

We will wrap up the summit with a fun-filled evening event at the awe-inspiring Adler Planetarium that you won’t want to miss! Accommodations will be provided by PeopleScout at the Marriott Marquis hotel, located in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.



Linda Sharkey, Ph.D.
Author of
The Future-Proof Workplace

Former Fortune 10 executive, trusted transformational expert, executive coach and author Linda Sharkey shares stories of exceptional leaders assessing, retooling and reshaping their organizations for tomorrow’s challenges.

Seth Mattison
Author of
The War at Work

Engaging speaker and workforce strategist Seth Mattison shares insights from his work with category-leading brands on the key shifts happening around talent management, leadership, innovation and the power of relationships.

2018 PeopleScout NEXT
Talent Summit Agenda

4:00pm 6:00pm

Welcome & Registration

6:00pm 9:00pm

Networking Reception & Dinner

7:30am 8:30am


8:30am 9:00am

Opening Remarks

9:00am 10:00am

Keynote – Seth Mattison

10:00am 10:45am

Morning Roundtable Sessions

10:45am 11:15am

Networking Break

11:15am 12:00pm

Trends Talk

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Networking Lunch

1:30pm – 2:15pm

Afternoon Roundtable Sessions

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Networking Break

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Keynote – Linda Sharkey, Ph.D.

3:45pm – 4:00pm

Closing Remarks

4:00pm – 5:45pm

Recover & Refresh

5:45pm – 6:15pm

Charter Pickup in Lobby

6:15pm – 10:00pm

Dinner and Evening Entertainment

This agenda is subject to minor changes.


Venue + Excursion

The Marriott Marquis Chicago
2121 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60616

Transcend the ordinary at the all-new, four-star Marriott Marquis Chicago. Making its grand debut, the hotel spans 40 stories overlooking the world-class setting of Lake Michigan, downtown Chicago and South Loop. Located just two blocks from the Green Line ‘L’ stop, the hotel offers easy access to major airports and Chicago attractions, including Millennium Park and Soldier Field.

Adler Planetarium
1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

The Adler Planetarium was founded in 1930 and is located on the northeast tip of Northerly Island at the shore of Lake Michigan. The Adler is America’s first planetarium and part of Chicago’s Museum Campus, which includes the John G. Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum. The Adler is home to three full size theaters, extensive space science exhibitions, and a significant collection of antique scientific instruments and print materials. In addition, the Adler boasts the Doane Observatory, one of the only research-active, public urban observatories. This lakeside observatory is the only place in Chicago where the public can see planets, stars, and galaxies up-close and in person.