HR Uncubed Conference Returns With Focus on Diversity and Inclusion Solutions


Our goal is to truly focus on solutions, not just conversation.

Uncubed’s annual HR leadership conference returns with a high-profile, diverse lineup of content, a new location, and additional professional development accreditation.

HR Uncubed takes place on June 10th and 11th, in Brooklyn’s Industry City, the multi-purpose creative complex overlooking the waterfront. The 2019 conference will focus on the largest challenges and opportunities in modern talent acquisition: diversity, equity, & inclusion, building employer brand, remote work, and new tools and tech for hiring.

Uncubed has invested heavily in building the diversity and inclusion content, which will include talent practitioners from top companies.

“Diversity and inclusion is by far the leading topic of interest across this community of talent professionals,” said Tarek Pertew, Chief Creative Officer of Uncubed, adding “but our goal is to truly focus on solutions with this content, not just conversation.”

Featured speakers will include: Bo Young Lee, Chief Diversity Officer at Uber; Shaun King, writer, activist, and CEO of the North Star; Sarah Nahm, Founder and CEO of Lever; Ramcess Jean-Louis, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Verizon Media; Lauren Lopez, Global Senior Director of Human Resources at the NBA; and Lisa Lee, VP of Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at DoorDash, among others.

“Our speakers will come from the full spectrum of organizations,” said Pertew, emphasizing the educational, networking, and takeaway-rich value for attendees, which include talent leaders at tech startups, non-profits, publishers, and the Fortune 500. “We think it’s one of the things that makes our content so applicable to so many HR and talent professionals.”

Uncubed is projecting 50% growth in attendance over the 2018 conference, continuing HR Uncubed’s ascent as a must-attend HR leadership conference both in New York and in the US.

In addition to the diversity and inclusion content, employer brand strategies and case studies feature prominently in the content, including sessions on developing employer brand video, designing and launching a new careers site.

Other speakers include:

  • Maria Molland, CEO, THINX
  • Dr. Onyema Osuagwu, CTO, BlocPower
  • Tina Roth Eisenberg, CEO, CreativeMornings
  • Kristina Deighan, Global Manager, Talent Attraction, ZX Ventures
  • Jess Scott, Head of People, VTS
  • Jamie (Hooker) Sterratt, Director of Talent, SeatGeak
  • Rafael Marcus, Head of Employer Branding, UIPath
  • Dr. LeeAnn Renninger, Co-Founder, LifeLabs Learning

Uncubed now maintains both SHRM and HRCI accreditation and attendees will be eligible for qualifying professional development credits in accordance with their standards.Participants can expect to increase their understanding of how to build and maintain world-class teams in an environment where AI and data, remote work, candidate experience, employer brand, and diversity, equity, inclusion all represent both today’s biggest opportunities and challenges.

Uncubed encourages anyone who plays a significant part in the hiring, recruiting, or employer branding process for their company to attend HR Uncubed.

Conference passes start at $649 per attendee and include access to two days of content including keynote addresses, along with food and other refreshments. Prices go up on May 1st.

The headline sponsor partner for HR Uncubed 2019 is GoCoach. Supporting sponsors include League, CultureAmp, Lever, Yello, Lumity, Peakon, Workable, Blueboard, Bravely, Reflektive, Managed by Q, Snappy, DailyPay, Arrow Promotional, The New York City Economic Development Corporation, Speakfully, Lucky Strike Entertainment, Speakizi, and others. To view the full speaker list and conference schedule, or to purchase conference passes, please visit

For bulk ticket rates (3 or more), or to inquire about conference sponsorship, please reach out to


Uncubed is a talent marketing and recruitment marketing platform based in New York. A community of diverse, tech-driven professionals trusts Uncubed as a one-stop resource for career advancement, through its innovative job board, matching technology, editorial content, and engaging events. For employers, the Uncubed platform delivers recruitment marketing technology and services including employer branding video services, customized recruiting programs, and more. Uncubed works with fast-growing startups and innovative Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Peloton, Letgo, United Technologies, Guardian, AB InBev, Vistar Media, and more. To learn more about Uncubed, please visit

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