The Workplace Inspiration is a free 24-hour non-stop virtual event designed to give you the confidence, tools and options to make 2021 the year you create a truly inspiring workplace.

This unique event spans the globe – uniting us through our shared purpose to change the world by improving the world of work. As the 70+ short presentations move from Auckland to New York (local time), you will receive advice tailored to your specific region and the challenges you are currently facing.

You will leave energized, with clarity and control about your options and freedom to choose your next steps in an uncertain world. Everyone who attends will take away ways to make simple changes that have the power to transform their organisation.

All sessions will be made available On-Demand to attendees after the event.

If you answer YES to one of the below, The Inspirathon is for you:

Other reasons to attend:

Giving back

10% of proceeds go to IW foundation

70+ Presentations

live-streamed direct to you

World Class

speakers from around the world

24 timezones

across 7 locations

On-Demand

content for registered attendees

5 Concerts

in between presentations

Click your region to be taken to the agenda.

Start Times in your region

Auckland 10:30AM

Sydney 8:30AM

Singapore 5:30AM

Dubai 1:30AM

Johannesburg Tue 11:30PM

London Tue 9:30PM

New York Tue 4:30PM

San Francisco Tue 1:30PM

Your Hosts

Matt Manners

Founder & CEO

Inspiring Workplaces

Ruth Dance

Managing Director, IW Academy

Inspiring Workplaces

Crispin Manners

Chairman

Inspiring Workplaces

Music Acts

Brought to you by Global Acts | International Music Agency

Global acts is a UK based music agency, providing unforgettable live entertainment for luxury events worldwide.

They’ve helped their clients book live music in over 20 countries, including the tropical islands of Thailand, villas in the beautiful Italian mountains, a series of outrageously wild events in Chicago, New York City, London, Hong Kong and, of course, the beautiful english countryside.

More information can be found at www.globalacts.co.uk.

Benny Benack III

“A singer and multi instrumentalist with a sly, mature, naturally expressive delivery in the post-Sinatra mold. He performs jazz standards with a thrilling sense of showmanship.”

Adriano Adewele

THE JAZZMANN

“Adewale combines his Brazilian and African roots brilliantly in a captivating synthesis.”  

 

Aurora (acoustic duo)

Exclusively for the Inspirathon, Jason and Val will perform a selection of their favourite tunes, stripped back and in an acoustic setting from their picturesque cotswolds home.

Benny Benack III

“A singer and multi instrumentalist with a sly, mature, naturally expressive delivery in the post-Sinatra mold. He performs jazz standards with a thrilling sense of showmanship.”

Benny’s been showcased in international headliner tours at Jazz at Lincoln Center Shanghai, JALC’s “NY Jazz All-Stars” (Mexico) and extensively all over Asia and Europe.  He has headlined domestic tours around the U.S. including the Vail Jazz Party, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Pittsburgh JazzLive International, the Vancouver Jazz Festival and the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival in East Lansing, MI, to name a few.  Benny’s been featured at Birdland, Mezzrow, Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle and other leading New York venues.

Benny performs widely as a frontman for Postmodern Jukebox, the vintage music collective famed for canny old-school covers of modern pop.

Benny was a 2014 finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition, and winner of the 2011 Carmine Caruso International Trumpet Competition. He is third in a generational line of Pittsburgh jazz notables, Benny follows in the footsteps of his trumpeter/bandleader grandfather, Benny Benack, Sr. (1921-86), and his father Benny Benack, Jr., a saxophonist/clarinetist.

Adriano Adewele

“Adewale combines his Brazilian and African roots brilliantly in a captivating synthesis.”  

THE JAZZMANN 

Brazilian percussionist/composer Adriano Adewale is a versatile musician and performer, known for his unconventional and exploratory approach to music, and for his ability to create magical soundscapes from the seemingly banal.

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he was for many years known as Adriano Pinto, a colonial name he received at birth. It was after his visit to Africa (Nigeria and Benin Republic) searching for his roots that he changed his name to Adriano Adewale Itauna, respectively from the Yoruba-Nigeria and Tupi Guarani-Brazil. Adewale means royal child who come back home and Itauna means black rock.

Music has always been part of Adriano’s life. His father, an amateur percussionist, used to play drums for carnival times, and drumming was also a big feature of family gatherings. Adriano’s maternal grandfather used to play Clarinet, his uncle accordion and every weekend they would meet and play ‘Chorinho music’, a style also known as Brazilian Jazz. Two uncles played a great influence on Adriano’s career; Claudio Silva, who was a virtuoso ‘Pandeiro’ player, and Joao Nicanor, a singer song writer, guitarist and actor.

Aurora (acoustic duo)
 
Typically, Aurora is an energetic 5 piece party band playing back to back floor fillers. This highly in demand band has performed worldwide and is a frequent top pick for weddings, parties and events.
Exclusively for the Inspirathon, Jason and Val will perform a selection of their favourite tunes, stripped back and in an acoustic setting from their picturesque cotswolds home.
More information can be found at: https://www.globalacts.co.uk/aurora

Australasia

The times listed below are in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney)

 

8.30am

Introduction

8.40am

Associate Professor Karl Treacher
Group CEO
Brand Insitute

The Rebel Alliance : ‘The surprising secret behind successful innovation culture’

9.10am

Nicola Lipscombe
Key Note Speaker
Heartwise

HeartWise™ Leadership – Unleashing Insight From the Inside

9.40am

Matt Manners
Founder and CEO
Inspiring Workplaces

Are you an inspiring leader? Know one?

10.10am

Charlotte Lockhart
Chief Executive Officer
4 Day week

The 4 Day Week – an idea whose time has come

10.40

Networking break

11.10am

Daniel Murray
Founder & CEO
Empathic Consulting

Empathy in the Workplace

11.40

Ulrika Brunner
CEO
Inspire Group Asia

Organisations that have inspired during the pandemic

12.10pm

Muneesh Wadhwa
Founder
Humanity in Business

Building Inclusive Teams in Collaboration with Charities

12.40pm

Gig 1 – Aurora

1:30pm

Networking Break