Upcoming Speaker Series with Fred Kofman and Reid Hoffman
Friday, May 4th at 11:00AM PT

Join us as LinkedIn’s Co-Founder, Reid Hoffman sits down with Fred Kofman, Advisor on Leadership Development, to learn more about Fred’s new book, The Meaning Revolution. Bringing together economics and business theory, communications and conflict resolution, family counseling and mindfulness meditation, Kofman argues that our most deep-seated, unspoken, and universal anxiety stems from our fear that our life is being wasted - that the end of life will overtake us when our song is still unsung.

Material incentives like salary and benefits only drive a small portion of employees’ motivation. What really drives engagement is the meaning, a feeling that what we do day in and day out makes a difference, that how we spend our time on earth serves a larger purpose beyond just ourselves.

Join the conversation to learn:
- How to “die before you die,” thinking about the legacy you are leaving behind while you still have an opportunity to shape it
- How to assume a truly “response-able” mantle of leadership, in a step-by-step, practical way
- How to move past your deepest fears and anxieties to fashion a truly heroic life
- How organizations, and the people within them, can make a difference in the world

Fostering Productivity and Success

The LinkedIn Speaker Series is one of our favorite ways to support our mission of making professionals more productive and successful. We do this by exposing our employees and members to inspiring ideas and innovative thinkers from around the globe. The program also reinforces one of our core company values – that relationships matter.

Relationships Matter

Through our employees’ relationships, we’ve been fortunate and proud to host some of the world’s most interesting and ground-breaking speakers. Our guests join us as a way to support our mission and to influence LinkedIn members worldwide.

Local Impact

So far, we’re thrilled at our reach. The LinkedIn Speaker Series is open to our 10,000 LinkedIn employees in 30 offices around the world. Most of our events are hosted at our headquarters in Mountain View, CA where approximately 300 employees attend in person. We also stream the event in real-time to employees who can’t be in the room, and record it to play back later. We’ve also hosted speaking events in our offices around the world, including New York, Singapore, Dublin and Sydney.

We've hosted speakers from diverse backgrounds

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    How else does the speaker series help professionals be productive and successful? We also invite our 400 million members to participate in the speaking event via a live stream. Recordings are available on our SlideShare and YouTube channels. Looking for more? Check out the podcast recordings and blog.

What employees are saying about the LinkedIn Speaker Series

  • "Thanks to the LinkedIn Speaker Series we hear directly from successful and inspiring people who we admire. Their stories reinforce the importance of hard work, dedication and always challenging yourself to learn and improve."
    Keith Dsouza's Picture Keith Dsouza Senior Software Engineer, New York
  • "The speaker series always leaves me feeling more energized, inspired and thoughtful. I’m grateful that we host such incredible speakers and that I can take advantage of the recordings."
     Julijana Gugucevski's Picture  Julijana Gugucevski Regional Sales Analyst, Sydney, Australia
  • "The LinkedIn Speaker Series helps me understand conversations, causes, and ideologies beyond my own world, and most importantly, opens my mind to possibilities."
    Deepa Jacob Deepa Jacob Senior Technical Writer, Mountain View, CA
  • "The LinkedIn Speaker Series offers unique speaker events with leading figures in technology, business, and culture. Each event provides inspiring and thought provoking perspectives about ideas and values, and how we think about the world we live in."
    James Woodwell James Woodwell Senior Manager, Sunnyvale, CA

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To talk to someone about speaking at Linkedin, please send an email to speakers@linkedin.com