The Talent Optimization Conference

Reinvent the
world of work.

Learn to design winning teams, hire top talent, and manage them to greatness.

Featured Speakers


James Clear

#1 Bestselling Author, Atomic Habits


Aiko Bethea

Equity Champion, Consultant, Coach, DEI&B for Brené Brown


J.R. Martinez

Army Veteran, Actor in ABC's All My Children, Dancing with the Stars Champion, NYT Best-Selling Author


Featuring billboard chart-topping pop band

Fitz and The Tantrums

Food, drinks, entertainment! You’re invited to the exclusive OPTIMA Party with our special guest, Fitz and The Tantrums.  

OPTIMA breakout tracks

Learn about hiring top talent, inspiring leaders, employee engagement, and strategically designing the right team for the job. If you’re a consultant, there’s also a special track to help you build your consulting business with talent optimization.


Employee Experience


Management Consulting

The Predictive Index


Your Team's Secret Weapon: The Rebels & Eccentrics​

Create better outcomes and options for employees who decide to leave the company. Remove the taboo of employee departures and preserve the employee/employer relationship beyond the exit. Learn to create a company culture based on authenticity, trust and quality communication, so your employees become healthier, happier and more receptive to making the two weeks notice a relic of the past

Carmen Medina

Former Deputy Director, Intel, CIA (Retired Senior Federal Executive)


End the 2-Week Notice, Begin with Trust

Teams that homogenize members to meet somewhat arbitrary performance and corporate standards dilute the unique human talents essential for innovation and excellence. We can fix that by adopting protocols and practices that encourage employees—even your Rebels at Work—to share their unique ideas and capabilities within a productive team environment.

Bob Glazer

Founder & CEO of Acceleration Partners


It's Not a Robot Apocalypse: How AI Can Make Your Hiring More Human ​

The use of AI within HR is on the rise, and these rapid changes are impacting the opportunities of millions of people around the world. In this session, you’ll discover the future of hiring and the importance of people data to recruit high-performing teams.

Dr. Ali Siminovsky

Director of Product Science, The Predictive Index

"Most conferences are either about business or people strategy. OPTIMA is about the integration of your business strategy and people strategy."

Gene Hammett
Host of the ‘Growth Think Tank’ podcast


Where people and business strategy meet

A team is only as strong as its people. You might have a cutting-edge business strategy, but what good is it if your people aren’t in tune with each other or the strategy they’re pursuing?

The essence of talent optimization is aligning people strategy with business strategy—and that begins with taking an intentional and data-driven approach to getting the people part right.

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2022 Sponsors

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Get Tickets

We are closely monitoring and following the guidelines set in place by the CDC and Boston. Should we need to shift to a fully-virtual event, your in-person ticket will be refunded.

2-Day Pass

April 13-14, 2022 - In Person
$ 1,214
  • Keynotes + Breakouts
  • OPTIMA Party + Networking
  • In-person + On-demand
Limited Time

3-Day Pass + Certification

April 12-14, 2022 - In Person
$ 1,513
  • Keynotes + Breakouts
  • OPTIMA Party + Networking
  • In-person + On-demand
  • Hands-on Certification [$299]

3-Day Pass - PI Partner

April 12-14, 2022 - In Person
$ 1,214
  • All Keynotes + Breakouts
  • OPTIMA Party + Networking
  • In-person + On-demand
  • Partner Day + Awards Dinner

Virtual Pass

April 26, 2022 - Virtual
$ 420
  • Keynotes + Breakouts
  • Networking
  • On-demand access

COVID-19 Safety Plan

The team at OPTIMA is excited to gather again in person, and we are keeping health & safety top of mind.

Vaccines: At this time, OPTIMA22 is a fully vaccinated event. Starting on January 15, 2022, the City of Boston will require people to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter certain indoor spaces in Boston that offer:

  • Indoor dining, including bars and nightclubs
  • Indoor fitness
  • Indoor entertainment

For added safety, we recommend testing prior to attending OPTIMA22. Learn more about ​​B Together, Boston’s vaccine requirement for certain indoor spaces.

Masks: At this time, masks are required in indoor spaces unless actively eating or drinking per the City of Boston. 

Sessions: We will be monitoring and limiting attendance in sessions to ensure each person has the appropriate space and to avoid accidental crowding.

Refunds related to Covid-19: should we need to cancel our in-person event (April 12-14, 2022), we will change all tickets to virtual and refund the difference. Please reach out to our team at if you encounter Covid-19 related travel restrictions.

As new recommendations from the city of Boston and CDC evolve over the coming months we will continue to keep you informed as we update our safety protocols. Please bookmark this page and check back for our most up-to-date safety plan.

Hotel Information

The Sheraton Boston is now accepting hotel reservations for OPTIMA22. Rooms are available between April 12 and 14th. Access the room block.


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