Keynote Speakers Announced for PayScale’s Compference18
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Keynote Speakers Announced for PayScale’s Compference18

Event focused on modern compensation to feature how pay transparency creates more engaged employees and an overall improved culture for talent.

Lake Buena Vista, Florida – March 22, 2018 – Today PayScale, Inc., the world’s leading provider of compensation data and software, announced the keynote speakers for its annual event—Compference18—which provides actionable insights and advice on how to turn compensation into a competitive advantage for attendees’ organizations. PayScale expects more than 500 attendees, including executives, HR leaders and compensation professionals, to gather at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, September 19-20, 2018.

All Compference18 passes Include a ticket to Walt Disney World® Theme Park on September 21, with a pre-event workshop scheduled for September 18. Early bird pricing, available now, is $800, and attendees earn SHRM, HRCI and World at Work credits by participating.

This year’s keynote speakers include:

  • Mike Metzger, CEO, PayScale, will talk about modern compensation and how technology is redefining the way competitive organizations approach pay today and ensure they’re prepared for the talent markets of tomorrow.
  • Kim Scott, co-founder of Candor, Inc and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Radical Candor: Be a Kickass Boss without Losing your Humanity, will share how to build the best relationships of your career while achieving amazing results.
  • Disney Institute will give an introduction to the Disney approach to leadership excellence, provide an overview of how comp drives culture, and examine ways to develop strategies to sustain an organization’s values and vision while discovering your personal path to building your legacy as a leader.
  • Dan Schawbel, New York Times bestselling author and Fortune 500 consultant, will host a panel of industry experts including Vivek Raval, Head of Performance Management at Facebook, Bradford Wilkins, Vice President Human Resources at Altisource, and Sjoerd Gehring, VP Talent Acquisition & People Experience at Johnson&Johnson.

Compference is a must for c-level execs, HR leaders and compensation professionals. It not only explores relevant and challenging topics for today’s compensation professional, it’s an opportunity to network face to face with industry peers, and hear the perspectives of other stakeholders outside of compensation departments. The event serves as an excellent forum to exchange both ideas and challenges that compensation business partners face day-to-day.  Compference provides hands-on compensation guidance for employers and is designed to help them make modern compensation a reality at their organization as the seek to best their competitors in the quest for talent and to retain the employees they want to keep.

“Compference was all I thought it would be and more. All of the keynote speakers were top notch—I couldn’t even pick a favorite—they were all that good. In addition to valuable learning through breakout sessions, I walked away with many one-on-one connections with other comp professionals.”—Compference17 attendee and Compensation Manager, Healthcare

For more information about Compference18, including keynote presentations and breakout sessions, please visit:

About PayScale:

As the industry leader in compensation data and technology, PayScale helps organizations #getpayright. PayScale is the only technology solution for managing compensation that provides multiple streams of fresh, transparently curated, and validated salary data. Combined with modeling engines that learn continuously and generate recommendations and insight, PayScale empowers HR to price jobs and adjust compensation to reflect near real-time changes in the market — all on one trusted data platform. With PayScale’s Adaptive Compensation Advantage, teams operate with efficiency, focused on outcomes rather than manual data management. To learn how companies like The Washington Post, Perry Ellis International, United Healthcare and The New York Times rely on PayScale to attract and retain top talent, engage employees and plan their future workforce, visit

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