New York, NY — From Day One (FD1), the corporate values conference series and media outlet, is unveiling its ambitious national expansion plan following packed, well-reviewed events in Chicago and San Francisco. Arriving in Boston, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, and Seattle, FD1 is building off the success of its April 9th, 2019 San Francisco event, which attracted over 300 leaders from the worlds of HR, talent, and employee engagement to sound off on hot-button issues of diversity, "how companies can foster bold ideas—and dissenting ones" (particularly in Silicon Valley), and more.
Speakers included executives from Salesforce, Everlane, MGM Resorts, and Gap. Attendees praised the conference's hands-on and practical approach as a welcome change, with Crunchbase reporting "executives’ ideas about improving diversity in their own workforces were, for once, concrete" andWIRED's Head of Content Operation lauding the actionable advice that was presented in contrast to more vague, buzzword-laden discussions on the issues.
Speaking to ABC7 News, From Day One co-founder Nick Baily described the reasoning behind the conference: "A social responsibility program isn't enough ... You have to have your values and ethics be a part of every single thing you do as a company."
Watch a recap of FD1 San Francisco at ABC7 News HERE.
Read a recap of the "How companies can foster bold ideas—and dissenting ones" discussion HERE.
FD1's expansion will bring it to five new cities (Boston, Denver, Dallas, LA, and Seattle) for the 2019-2020 season. In addition, it will return to Chicago, San Francisco, and Brooklyn for its one-day gatherings that seek to answer the question: "how can we build stronger, more purposeful relationships with our employees, customers and community members–starting today?"
FROM DAY ONE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 2019 - 2020
Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 Brooklyn, NY
Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 Boston, MA
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 Denver, CO
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 Dallas, TX
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 Los Angeles, CA
January 2020 Seattle, WA
March 2020 Chicago, IL
April 2020 San Francisco, CA
** Please note, the fall 2019 dates are subject to change.
ABOUT FROM DAY ONE:
From Day One is a Brooklyn-based conference series and journalism platform focused on innovative ways for companies to forge stronger relationships with their employees, customers, and community. At a time when society holds businesses to a rising level of accountability, From Day One explores how companies can build well-grounded values into their business — diversity, responsibility, transparency — and stick with them in an economy driven by disruption. What's unique about From Day One is its cross-disciplinary approach, bringing together executives from the fields of corporate social responsibility, human resources, marketing, and communications. From Day One was founded as a partnership between three entrepreneurs: veteran events executive Erin Sauter, digital strategist Nick Baily, and journalist and former Fortune, TIME Magazine editor Steve Koepp.