Evidence-based decision making to help people and organizations thrive

Storms may rage but Thursday & Friday in Philadelphia will be beautiful.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the Conference!


Registration will now open at 10:30am on Thursday March 22nd.
The Research and Startup Competitions have been moved to 11:30am.
The Main Stage Program will begin at 1:30pm as planned.

March 22-23, 2018

Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia, PA

How are you leveraging people analytics to become a truly data-driven organization?

The Annual Wharton People Analytics Conference brings together industry leaders and academic experts at the forefront of people analytics. Throughout the program, we will hear from innovative leaders dedicated to creating social and economic progress for both organizations and society. This year’s program explores topics including the power of virtual communication to enable workforces; the relationships between people and their workspaces and workplaces; and the role that data plays in accurately forecasting the future.

The conference will be held from Thursday morning, March 22 to Friday afternoon, March 23, 2018 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. Additional discounted tickets priced specifically for students, academics, and nonprofits are now available, while supplies last. Email info@peopleanalyticsconference.com for more information.

2017 people analytics conference


Mary Barra

Chairman and CEO of General Motors Company

Stewart Butterfield

Co-Founder and CEO of Slack

Jonathan McBride

Managing Director and Global Head of Inclusion and Diversity at BlackRock

DJ Patil

Former Chief Data Scientist of the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy

Daniel Pink

Author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

Howie Roseman

Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Philadelphia Eagles

For a mobile version of the program, download the conference app here.


As an interdisciplinary initiative, Wharton People Analytics draws on numerous areas of study, from psychology to management, to fuel our work with organizations and drive innovation. Our competitions are an annual opportunity for us to learn from new voices in the field and celebrate the innovation that is occurring all around us – by academic researchers, student teams, and startup companies alike.

Research Paper Competition

The fourth annual research paper competition showcases the latest, unpublished research in people analytics. Submissions this year involved a diverse set of research topics including advanced analytics around compensation, attitude measurement, diversity, and hiring.

Student Case Competition

We are thrilled to partner with Global Health Corps (GHC) for our fifth annual Case Competition. GHC is a nonprofit organization with the mission to build the movement for health equality by placing Fellows at high-impact health organizations and training them to be global leaders. Student teams analyzed real data from the Fellow selection process at GHC to recommend strategies to optimize their application review process.

Startup Competition

The second annual startup competition showcases cutting edge startups working in the field of people analytics, from predictive hiring to employee retention. Startups have the opportunity to win one of three awards: Most Impactful, Best User Experience, and Most Innovative Use of Data.


We have a room block available at the conference venue: Hyatt at the Bellevue. Click here for booking on a first come first serve basis.
For more travel information, visit our FAQs.


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Check out our Wharton People Analytics content feed for everything from academic papers and popular press articles to full conference videos and radio shows from Wharton People Analytics’ faculty, staff and friends.

In the meantime, check out the 2017 Conference content:


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Keynote speech from Facebook’s Global Director of Diversity, Maxine Williams

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