Our most pressing issues – from innovation to ethics – turn out to be connected by the common currencies of human behavior.

Organizations need to double down on what makes humans perform at their best, through learning made more social, cultures made more inclusive, voices made more empowered.

At the NeuroLeadership Summit, you'll find out how.

2019 Summit presenters included

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Adam Alter, Ph.D.

New York University’s Stern School of Business

Associate Professor of Marketing

Pamela Puryear, Ph.D.

Zimmer Biomet

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.

Columbia University


Jamil Zaki, Ph.D.

Stanford University

Director of the Social Neuroscience Lab

Lori Bradley, Ph.D.

United Airlines

Senior Vice President, Global Talent Management

Jay Connolly


Global Chief Talent Officer

Rethink Conferences

Our mission is to create the most brain-friendly conference in the world. In 2016, Inc. Magazine included the Summit in their list of the 10 most innovative of the year.

The Institute has hosted 14 events over 11 years, iterating and experimenting around the question of how to design a conference with participant goals in mind.

We believe a participant’s central goals at conferences are to discover useful new ideas and to create new connections. Because we ground our Summit in the latest neuroscience research, we ensure the format and content is in step with how the brain optimally learns and retains information.

Conference Principles

It turns out that if you apply findings from neuroscience to designing a conference, everyone gets a lot more out of it. Here are four principles of the NeuroLeadership Summit:

  • Ideas are like food – allow time for digestion
  • Social experiences are crucial – let people connect more
  • Do less, but do it really well – less is more sometimes
  • Work with, not against, the natural flow of energy – we have limits that need to be respected

Last year's Summit included

20klive streaming



14years of summit experience



Who Attends

C-Level Executives

Discover how brain research unlocks new possibilities for dramatic organizational improvement, productivity, and innovation.

L & D Professionals

Learn how to create applicable learning experiences that are powered by a deeper understanding of how the human brain functions.

Talent & HR Professionals

Explore the latest HR trends, best practices, and case studies featuring some of the most influential global organizations.


Transform leaders with science-based approaches for driving performance.

Trainers & Facilitators

Apply what you learn to increase the effectiveness of existing learning initiatives or create new ones.

Leaders & Managers

Leverage brain research to regulate your emotions and influence insight to motivate and create sustainable habits in others.

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