The Talent

Reinvent the world of work. Learn to design winning teams, hire top talent, and manage them to greatness. Available from the comfort of your desk.

In-person tickets give you access to on demand at no additional charge.

Featured Speakers

Aaron Dignan

Author, Brave New Work
Consultant to Fortune 100

Aiko Bethea

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

James Clear

#1 Bestselling Author,
Atomic Habits

J.R. Martinez

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

Carmen Medina

Former Dir. Intelligence, CIA

Lars Schmidt

"Redefining HR", Entrepreneur, podcast host

Kirk Arnold

XIR at General Catalyst

Aron Ain


Dr. Hume Johnson

Executive Leadership Coach

Mike Danubio

VP of HR, The Boston Red Sox

40+ speakers and counting

2022 Sponsors

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



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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NEW! 5% of Virtual Ticket Sales Donated to Direct Relief
As we look to further our mission of better work, better world, 5% of each virtual ticket sale will go to Direct Relief to combat the life-altering barriers that marginalized communities face around the world.

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