EVOLVE: The Science of Culture, Leadership and High Performance

October 29 & 30, 2024 | Virtual & International


4 Distinctive Tracks. 22+ Sessions. Endless Opportunities for Insight.

Join the brightest in business and neuroscience to transform work.

Change is guaranteed. Adaptation is not.  The extent to which we thrive through change depends on how well we EVOLVE. At this year's conference, you'll connect with thousands of leaders and neuroscientists from around the world to create the future of work.

Together, we’ll explore questions like:

    • How can we leverage the upsides of AI to shave costs, accelerate performance and drive efficiency, while maintaining a sense of humanity in the workplace?
    • What are the keys to driving culture change when everyone is dispersed?
    • What are the keys to innovating and adapting at higher speeds?
    • How can we better measure the effectiveness of leadership, change and learning initiatives?
Explore these key issues and more. Register for the Summit today.

Meet Your Presenters

At the Summit, the world's leader in driving behavioral change at scale welcomes luminaries from leading businesses, research institutions and culture to exchange insights not found anywhere else.

New speakers announced regularly.

Dr. David Rock

Co-Founder & CEO

NeuroLeadership Institute

Dr. Emma Sarro

Senior Director, Research

NeuroLeadership Institute

Dr. Julie Loosbrock

SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Blue Cross Minnesota

Dr. Misty D. Freedman


Mocha Sprout

George C. Demos

Partner and Chief Operating Officer

O'Melveny & Myers, LLP

Erneshia Pinder

VP, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

CVS Health

Suzanne Dikker

Dr. Suzanne Dikker

Research Associate Professor

Department of Psychology, New York University

Caroline Turcotte

Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Fiera Capital

Khalil Smith

Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement

Akamai Technologies

Matt Summers

Matt Summers

Global Head of Culture & Leadership

NeuroLeadership Institute

Janet M. Stovall

Global Head of DEI

NeuroLeadership Institute

Rachel Cardero

Vice President, Product & Advisory

NeuroLeadership Institute

Davie Floyd

Davie Floyd

Master Facilitator

NeuroLeadership Institute

Kyle Olsen


NeuroLeadership Institute

Danish Kurani


Danish Kurani

Event Schedule

New sessions added regularly.

Foundations of Safety: The SCARF® Model & Psych Safety

Leveraging brain science to create an intrinsically motivating work environment is a huge task. But the payoff includes improved interaction, “good friction” and collaboration—all essential for sparking insight and consistently generating category-busting innovation. To that end, we'll explore the SCARF® Model,  NLI’s most-cited tool. Grounded in the science of threat and reward,  mastering SCARF® is fundamental to achieving a climate of psychological safety.

SCARF® in 2024: A dive into the latest data

It’s been nearly 16 years since NLI launched its SCARF® model, a tool that leverages our five most important psychological drivers. Since then, thousands of individuals have taken the assessment and used the information to optimize their performance and interactions with others. In a recent collaborative research study, NLI explored the connection between SCARF profiles and personality. Join this session to hear our results and learn how to leverage them to enhance employee engagement, leadership effectiveness, and organizational resilience.

Trends in DEI: The Impact Case

The idea that simply having a diverse workforce guarantees success is a myth. According to NLI's research and experience, real results derive from actively utilizing diversity to enhance decision-making, innovation, and other critical business areas. DEI is a business asset and as such, it’s instrumental in driving business outcomes. This session will explore the latest data on progress in DEI and the ongoing work needed. Hear from experts and scientists on transforming DEI from an abstract aspiration into an actionable strategy that delivers measurable results.

Foundations of Bias: The SEEDS® Model

If you have a brain, you have bias. We’d all like to think that our decisions at work are equitable, but the data indicates they’re actually not. In almost every human organization, unconscious bias gets in the way—unless it’s identified and neutralized.  This session will present the research used to create the SEEDS® model and explore why it matters to the long-term success of any business.

DEI Case Studies: Tales from the Field

In an era of economic fluctuations and socio-political upheavals, maintaining a commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is crucial yet challenging. This session explores strategies for sustaining and advancing DEI initiatives when they are most at risk but also most needed. Hear from leaders who are fulfilling their DEI commitments, ensuring these policies adapt to the current landscape. Discover how to turn challenges into opportunities and reaffirm your organization's dedication to an inclusive and equitable environment.

Trends in Culture & Leadership: Accelerate Leadership Skills

Today’s leaders face an exceptionally steep learning curve. Fully half the skills needed are totally new (like motivating overwhelmed employees, wrangling more stakeholders than ever, planning for AI transformation, etc.). But where’s the time for training on new skills? And did the old way of upskilling ever really work for leaders? This session will explore the science of accelerating the adoption of today’s essential leadership skills.

Start Your Summit Journey

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Standard Pricing

$ 495
  • Two-Day Virtual Summit Pass
  • Six Months of Access to Recordings
  • Virtual Learning and Networking

Early Bird Pricing

$ 400 Until July 31, 2024
  • Access to All Live Summit Sessions
  • Two Days of Virtual Learning and Networking
  • Six Months of Access to Recordings
  • Additional Learning Resources

Membership Pricing

$ 300 Until July 31, 2024
  • Preferred Pricing for Corporate Members
  • Unlimited Access to Recordings and Slides
  • VIP Networking and Learning Opportunities

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About the NeuroLeadership Institute

The NeuroLeadership Institute (NLI) is a global cognitive science consulting firm that was the first to apply neuroscience to leadership. Our purpose is to make organizations better for humans through science.

Our mission is to be the world leader in science-based, data-driven behavior change at scale. Since its inception over 25 years ago, the Institute has united the world's foremost neuroscientists, leadership researchers, and organizational practitioners with the purpose of transforming how we think, develop, and perform.

With operations throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific, NLI is a strategic advisor to hundreds of leading global organizations, including over 65% of Fortune 100 companies.