Top Leadership & Innovation Events in 2021

It’s time for our annual listing of top leadership conferences and events! This year, the list obviously includes online and hybrid events. Thematically, we have also put in a stronger emphasis on innovation leadership to stay tuned to these disruptive times.

2020 also saw an explosion in online content and a lot of it was free of charge. That in itself is a fine thing, but a lot of people we know have felt an overload in the content available – and a lot of event organisers struggle with the number of no-shows and people popping in and out of events. So while that is the reality of the virtual world, why not make a stand to commit to some key learning opportunities this year – and pay for it if it’s worth it?

If you are an event organiser and think your event would fit on this list, please get in touch! And p.s. Please check up to date plans (especially of any face to face events) from the organisers’ websites.

Let’s go!

Innovation@Work Virtual Week

February 1st – 5th 2021
Reimagining leadership, collaboration and productivity, Innovation@Work is a bold new event tightly centred on the future of work.
Open event site…

The Presencing Institute: Meet Theory U

Multiple dates incl Feb 2nd and May 4th, 2021
Based on Systems Thinking and Organisational Learning, this 2-hour introductory ‘taster’ session gives insight and a firsthand experience of Theory U – Leading from the Emerging Future.
Open event site…

Innov8 Work – a Conference on The Future of Work

21 April 2021
Innov8 Work is a global community focusing on the future of work. Here you will learn about the best solutions that will enable your business to stay relevant. Meet the leading people & companies in remote work, digital communications, project management, HR tech, gig economy and corporate innovation.
Open event site…

Online Bootcamp: Leadership and Innovation in Changing Times

22 April 2021
Organised by the Nordic Business Forum, this online bootcamp is a deep dive into leadership and innovation with Gary Hamel, Seth Godin and Lisa Bodell.
Open event site…

Presidents Summit | Connecting the Leaders of Tomorrow

7th and 8th of June 2021
Presidents Summit is a leading business conference, hosting 3000+ leaders in Copenhagen. This year, speakers include Alexander Osterwalder, Don Tapscott and Ryan Holiday.
Open event site…

SU Global Summit – Tech Conference

Aug 23-25, 2021
The Singularity University’s Global Summit explores the exciting convergence of exponential technologies, connecting new people & ideas and co-creating a better world together.
Open event site…

Barcelona – Innov8rs

8-9 September 2021
Join the #1 glocal community for corporate innovators next in Barcelona. No pitches, no panels, no pointless powerpoints. Only actionable insights, meaningful conversations and hands on learning.
Open event site…

Future Festival

Multiple dates
Join 12,000 of the world’s brightest insight leaders, from Starbucks & Samsung, to Google & NASA, who’ve relied on Future Festival to step back, think big, and spot opportunity with fresh, data-driven insight from the #1 trend firm.
Open event site…

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