Compference: The world's best modern compensation event

Compensation is a team sport and we can't wait to discuss strategy with you. Join us for an engaging virtual experience taking place October 19-20, 2022 with pre-event workshops on October 18th.

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Compference is the main event of the year to learn best practices from peers and industry experts on stepping up your compensation game.
From keynotes to breakout sessions, compensation strategy to pay equity, Compference has something for everyone.

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Meet your Compference22 Keynote Speakers

Alexis Ohanian
Lead Founding Investor of Angel City Football Club & Founder of Seven Seven Six
Alexis Ohanian is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and advocate. He is the lead founding investor in Angel City Football Club and has led investments in a wide variety of startups — often at the earliest possible stage — including 39 Unicorn companies worth at least $1B. He launched the 776 Foundation with the mission of fighting inequity worldwide, serves on the board of Ro, and is the co-founder of Reddit, one of the largest websites in the U.S., currently valued at more than $10B. He also co-founded Initialized Capital which now has an estimated $200B in market value. In June 2020 following the murder of George Floyd, Ohanian resigned from the Reddit board in protest and asked that they fill his seat with a black candidate. Shortly after, he left his role at Initialized Capital to launch Seven Seven Six, a new firm built like a technology company that deploys venture capital with over $769M assets under management. When he's not running 776, Ohanian is a Business Dad fighting for paid family leave for all American families.
Kim Scott
NYT Best Selling Author; Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity & Just Work: How To Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Create a Kick-Ass Culture of Inclusivity
Kim Scott is the author of Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity and co-founder of the companies Radical Candor and Just Work. Kim was a CEO coach at Dropbox, Qualtrics, Twitter, and other tech companies. She was also a member of the faculty at Apple University and before that led AdSense, YouTube, and DoubleClick teams at Google. She’s managed a pediatric clinic in Kosovo and started a diamond-cutting factory in Moscow. In addition to Radical Candor, she is the author of three novels and the leadership book Just Work: How To Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Create a Kick-Ass Culture of Inclusivity from St. Martin’s Press.
Marci Rossell
Expert Economic Forecaster, Former CNBC Chief Economist and Co-Host of SQUAWK BOX
Marci Rossell is a world-renowned economist and financial expert who electrifies audiences nationwide, speaking candidly on the nexus of economics, politics, culture, and the media. Marci discusses America’s current and future role in the global economy, factors responsible for recessions, how Washington influences Wall Street and the markets, and the specific forecast for the U.S. economy over the course of the next 18-24 months. Marci earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Southern Methodist University, where she was named one of the Young Alumni of the Year in 2002. She brings a world of experience — from Main Street to Wall Street — when discussing the U.S. economy, international events, and movements in capital markets.
David Buckmaster
Head of Total Rewards at Wildlife Studios and author of Fair Pay: How to Get a Raise, Close the Wage Gap, and Build Stronger Businesses
David Buckmaster has worked with business leaders on pay projects all over the world, at companies like Wildlife Studios, NIKE, Starbucks, and Yum! Brands, in places like Brazil, Mexico, Vietnam, Singapore, the UAE, and all over Europe. In 2018, David was named to the global shortlist of the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company Bracken Bower Prize for emerging business writers. His first book, Fair Pay: How to Get a Raise, Close the Wage Gap, and Build Stronger Businesses, received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly and has been nominated for multiple Best of 2021 awards. Originally from Florida, David now lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, daughter, and labradoodle.
Paul Wolfe
Payscale Board member, Strategic Advisor, and author of Human Beings First - Practices for Empathetic, Expressive Leadership
Paul Wolfe is a board member at Payscale, an HR Venture Advisor for SemperVirens Venture Capital, and author of Human Beings First, scheduled to be released Spring 2023. Paul is focused on helping companies' and HR leaders think about things differently, embrace the unknown, work on becoming better, and strive for more transparency. Prior to his current endeavors, he served as the inaugural SVP/Head of Human Resources for Indeed. Prior to Indeed, he served as Vice President, Senior Vice President, and Chief HR Officer at several well-known companies, including, Ticketmaster, Orbitz and Conde Nast. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University and lives with his husband and their dogs in New York.

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When is the Compference22 virtual event?

The virtual event is October 19-20th, 2022. It is open to everyone, and there is no cost to register. Additionally, there will be some fee-based workshops offered on October 18th.

There is no cost to register for the Compference22 virtual event, October 19-20th 2022. Anyone can register. There will also be some fee-based workshops offered on October 18th. These hands-on, interactive workshops will be longer in length. SHRM and HRCI credits will be offered to workshop participants.

Yes! The event will feature a multitude of opportunities to connect with peers, session leaders, keynote presenters, and colleagues. Among these opportunities, you can message attendees directly, have space to interact with fellow session attendees before, during and after sessions, use break-out and zoom rooms for longer form discussions, and more.

Yes! To view or modify your existing registration, sign into using the event credentials created when you originally registered. Once signed in, you can add and pay to participate in a pre-Compference workshop.

With the ever-changing environment of the global pandemic, it is hard to predict what the state of our world will be next year. However, we will be constantly evaluating opportunities to meet in person and adjusting the Compference event as the situation evolves.

Compference22 is free to attend October 19th-20th. Group pricing for fee-based workshops taking place October 18th is not available. However, there are workshop bundles that offer a discount for purchasing two or more paid workshops.

Yes, there will be product specific workshops available for purchase. The content of this year’s virtual event is still being finalized. But there will also be product-focused sessions as part of the main agenda that will come at no cost.

Compference22 will be offering pre-day workshops that will earn attendees SHRM and HRCI credits. Registration for the paid workshops on October 18th is required in order to receive these credits.


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