UPDATE: Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone Envoy’s Global Talent Symposium scheduled for June 9th in San Francisco until further notice.

Tickets already purchased will be honored when the event is rescheduled. If a refund is needed, please contact us.

What is the Global Talent Symposium?

Join business, public policy, and human resources experts for engaging presentations and discussions on the topics of global talent strategy and immigration policy. The event will feature a late-afternoon ~3 hour conference program, in which participants will engage with industry and government leaders, as well as network with peers and learn best practices for how to acquire, retain, and mobilize the world’s top talent.


Why Global Talent Now?

According to a study by the non-partisan National Foundation for American Policy, international students made up 79% of all computer science majors and grad students at American universities in 2017. Immigrant talent now accounts for one in every 3.5 inventions in America, a dramatic growth from the 1970s, when foreigners contributed one in twelve patents. Korn Ferry estimates that by 2030, the U.S. could experience unrealized revenue of $1.748 trillion due to labor shortages, equivalent to 6% of its entire economy. In addition to this, global talent is no longer just about US inbound migration and recruiting. In fact, 71% of millennials in the American workforce are interested in—and expecting—international work assignments, per a recent PwC study.

Understanding and harnessing global talent in our organizations and communities is critical to competitiveness in the 21st Century. We are bringing together the best minds and practitioners to engage in thoughtful discourse, as well as lay out practical strategies for building high-impact global teams that can lead our businesses and economy into the future of work.

Global Talent Symposium 2020
San Francisco Speakers

Janet Napolitano

Janet Napolitano

President of the University of California; Fmr. Secretary of Homeland Security &
Fmr. Governor of Arizona
Bill Boulding

Bill Boulding

Dean of Fuqua School of Business
Duke University
Chair, GMAC
Alexandria Chu Bautista

Alexandria Chu Bautista

Strategy & Operations Program Manager
Google Maps
Jennifer Clinton

Jennifer Clinton

President & CEO
Cultural Vistas
Zoe Harte

Zoe Harte

SVP of Human Resources and Talent Innovation at Upwork
Ray Kirby

Ray Kirby

Talent Mobility Lead
Nordstrom, Inc.
Karen Mills, Former Administrator of the Small Business Administrator and Obama Administration Cabinet Member

Karen Mills

Fmr. Leader of the Small Business Administration & Obama Administration Cabinet Member, Senior Fellow at Harvard Business School
Chris Richardson

Chris Richardson

Immigration Policy Adviser, COO and General Counsel
BDV Solutions

Who Should Attend?

HR Strategists & Talent Acquisition Leaders:

Network and learn how to leverage the latest trends in HR technology to attract and retain top talent.


CHROs and CPOs:

Hear from peers and discuss high-impact strategies and policies affecting your industry.


Global Mobility Professionals

Catch up on the state of Global Immigration and discuss the latest technologies and strategies leveraged by best-in-class corporate programs.



Coming soon…


The Pearl

601 19th STREET

Harvard Business School Professor William Kerr and Envoy Global CEO Dick Burke discuss the immigration challenges companies across the country face on the latest episode of the Managing the Future of Work podcast.


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