Chicago is Hosting the 2019 Best and Brightest National Summit!

Expanding the awards gala you know and love with 3 days of exceptional speakers, best practices, and networking opportunities.

Join Corporate Leaders, Culture and Workforce Enthusiast and Human Resource Professionals from across the nation for Illuminate 2019! We’ll explore leadership, creativity, and innovation through renowned speakers and the years of knowledge of the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For.

See Chicago’s 2019
Best and Brightest WInners

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 6

Chicago Special
  • Monday Morning Only
  • Chicago Awards Gala
  • Ignite Keynote Speaker Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Earn 1.45 Continuing Education Credits
  • Keynote Address
  • Opening Social Reception
  • Extensive Networking Opportunities
  • Illuminate Breakout Sessions
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General Admission
  • Keynote Address by Patrick Lencioni
  • Ignite Keynote Speaker Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky
  • National Awards Gala
  • Chicago Awards Gala
  • All Illuminate Breakout Sessions
  • 3 Days of Extensive Networking
  • Opening Night Social Reception
  • Monday's Social Evening Activities
  • Earn 8 Continuing Education Credits
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Keynote speakers

John O’Leary

Radiate Keynote Speaker

National #1 bestselling author and speaker

Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky

Ignite Keynote Speaker

Author of "Culture Trumps Everything: The Unexpected Truth about the Ways Environment Changes Biology, Psychology, and Behavi

    Patrick Lencioni

    Featured Illuminate 2019 Keynote Speaker

    The author of eleven best-selling books with over five million copies sold, including "The Age of HR Has (Finally) Arrived".


      For Special Chicago Tickets Only
      View the Full Summit Schedule

      7:00 - 8:00 AM

      Attendees Registration and Welcome Packet Pick-up

      8:00 - 8:30 AM

      Illuminate 2019 Kickoff Celebration

      Be prepared to be invigorated and engaged to take on the day and get the most out of the Illuminate 2019 experience!

      8:30 - 9:30 AM

      Breakfast and Presentation

      A Deep Dive into the Best Practices of the Best and Brightest Companies To Work For

      9:30 - 10:15 AM

      Ignite Keynote Speaker - Dr. Gustavo Grodnitzky

      10:15 - 10:30 AM

      Networking Break

      10:30 - 11:30 AM

      Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies To Work For Awards Gala

      Chicago Special Tickets

      For the full summit experience, register here.

      Chicago Sponsors & Supporters

      these awesome companies embrace Chicago’s Best and Brightest