May 10
Palais Brongniart Paris, France

At Next, the CrossKnowledge conference 2017, be part of a renewed and immersive experience along with over 600 worldwide HR & Learning professionals! During this client conference, you’ll be inspired by renowned thought leaders and benefit from in-depth discussions with your peers. You’ll also reflect on ways to improve future learning practices.

Need another reason? You’ll also discover the latest innovations from our learning labs and access our experts!

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Learning Channels

600 attendees

L&D and HR experts

CrossKnowledge Learning Channels discussion

20 nationalities

From all around the world

Blended learning content

1 day

To network and to get inspiration

Meet our keynote speakers

10:00 am – Ben Casnocha
Author and Entrepreneur

Ben Casnocha is an award winning entrepreneur and author in Silicon Valley. He has spoken to tens of thousands of people around the world about entrepreneurship, innovation, career strategy, and HR strategy. BusinessWeek named Ben “one of America’s top young entrepreneurs.” HR Magazine named Ben one of the top trendsetters in the human resources industry. And dozens of outlets have covered his work including CNN, Charlie Rose, and The Economist.

4:30 pm – Tammy Hughes
Expert in diversity in the workplace

Tammy Hughes is a member of the CrossKnowledge Faculty. Tammy delivers dynamic speeches and workshops throughout the world on intergenerational issues as well as the male / female balance in workplace. Tammy has previously had a successful career at Xerox in sales and marketing. Among her renowned clients, we find McDonalds, Procter & Gamble, GE, BP, Sony Pictures Entertainment and many more.

The detailed agenda

Get inspiration and share vision.

8:45 am – Registration and breakfast
9:30 am – Open Remarks by Steve Fiehl, Chief Innovation Officer, CrossKnowledge

10:00 am – “The Alliance: How to Manage Talent in the Networked Age” by Ben Casnocha, Author and Entrepreneur
The employer-employee relationship is broken. Managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: You can’t afford to offer lifetime employment. But you can’t build a lasting, innovative business when everyone acts like a free agent. The solution: Stop thinking of employees as family or free agents and start thinking of them as allies on a tour of duty. In this keynote Ben explains how to recruit, manage, and retain the entrepreneurial employees your business needs to succeed in the networked age.

10:40 am – “L&D disrupted: How to keep value in the age of “Learning Consumerization” by Steve Fiehl, Chief Innovation Officer, CrossKnowledge

11:00 am – Coffee break

11:30 am – “Unveiling the CrossKnowledge roadmap: live demos” by Jason Hathaway, Content & Learning Solutions Director, CrossKnowledge

12:30 pm – Lunch break

Discover the speakers

Create your own agenda.

2:00 pm – Workshop sessions
Make your choice among a wide range of various workshops with brand new formats! To select in advance your favorite workshops and register for them, please use the dedicated web app.

  • Client testimonials (30 minute each): 10 testimonials to share our clients’ learning journeys through good practices, strategy and KPIs
  • Creative sessions (1 hour each): give your thoughts and inputs regarding a topic that impacts digital learning
  • Product workshops (1 hour):  CrossKnowledge representatives share with you their expertise
  • Speed Business Dating (all afternoon – 30 minute sessions)


4:00 pm – Coffee break

4:30 pm – Keynote by Tammy Hughes, Expert in diversity and inter-generational issues in the workplace

“Minimizing Unconscious Bias”
In recent years, a wealth of credible research has emerged linking diversity with organizational success. For example, one report from McKinsey & Company concludes that companies in the top quartile for diversity are thirty-five percent more likely to financially outperform competitors in their industry. But major obstacles can make it difficult to get the most out of the diversity mix. Unconscious bias impedes advancement. Work cultures force people to operate outside their natural strengths. Unawareness about the preferences of colleagues who differ interferes with productivity. Tammy explores various dimensions of diversity, particularly in terms of age and gender and explains how unconscious bias impacts our decision-making. She examines how gender can affect our perception of success and failure. And she also delves into the generational blend in today’s workplace. 

5:15 pm – Conclusion by CrossKnowledge

5:30 pm – End of the conference

Our latest innovation at your fingertips.

Enjoy talking and testing our latest innovation through dedicated stands. Discover our new products and solutions. Ask for demos to our experts who will answer all of your questions. Open from 12:45 pm and all afternoon long.

Reserve your spot. Get updated info. Interact.

Once your registration request to attend the conference is validated. you receive a login and password via email to access the app of the event.


  • Reserve your spot for the Workshops and the Speed Business Dating session
  • Interact live with the keynote speakers during the plenary sessions
  • Get all the practical info: agenda, speakers’ biographies, venue and accommodation

They share their learning experience at Next 2017

Venue and Accommodation

The Palais Brongniart is located 28 place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris. This conference is a private event. Attendance is reserved to registered invitees.


    • By Metro: station Bourse (line 3) or station Grands Boulevards (lines 8 & 9)
    • By Bus: lines n°20, 39, 48, 67, 74, 85 (bus stop Bourse)

Hotel Accommodation for registered clients

There are numerous 3 and 4 star hotels in close proximity. We offer a negotiated rate with the Millennium Hotel Opera Paris ****
12, Boulevard Haussmann 75009, Paris, France
+33 (0)1 49 49 16 00

To book your room, please download this authorization and send it back to the hotel. We can’t guarantee your room (depending on the demand).