Connect with the people and ideas inspiring your future

Join us at Springboard Rise 2023 Saturday, November 4: In-Person at LinkedIn's Mountain View campus + Virtual attendance available

Future Forum's Brian Elliott now a keynote speaker!

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15+ Sessions

100s of Connections

Rise 2023 Keynote: How the Future Works, 10:00-10:45am PST. By Brian Elliott, Future Forum Co-founder, Best-selling Author

Best-selling author Brian Elliott now Rise keynote speaker!

Brian Elliott is the co-founder and executive leader of Future Forum, an organization dedicated to helping people become more flexible to do the best work of their lives. He has spent three decades leading teams at Slack, Google, and his own startups. Now he’s bringing his ideas to you at Rise —all in a keynote and fireside chat with Springboard CEO Gautam Tambay. It’s the insight you need to chart the next steps for your future-forward career.

Learn firsthand from mentors, alumni, and experts across the industry

Join us for the 4th annual Springboard Rise summit on Saturday, 11/4/23, for panel discussions, speaker sessions, and networking events. Connect with the people, stories, and ideas shaping tomorrow’s careers—and do it all with a welcoming community of industry experts, mentors, and alumni.

Rise 2023 Keynote: Social Capital in Tech, 4:30-5:15 PST. By Dr. Mary Jo Madda, Senior Google Leader

Google’s Dr. MJ Madda speaks about actively building your network

As one of the most inspirational people bridging modern education with tech innovation, Dr. Madda is a renaissance woman. She leads social impact initiatives, including Code with Google and was featured on Forbes 30 under 30. This session, she'll be speaking about going beyond your tech skills to actively build your network of power players. It’s the social capital you need to advance in today’s workforce.

View the Rise 2023 agenda

This is your place for exciting Rise updates on keynote speakers, sessions, and workshops! The full agenda has been released and you can download it below.

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Keynote Speakers

Get insights from inspirational leaders in the world of tech.

  • How the Future Works by Brian Elliott

    10:00-10:45am PST — The era of traditional work is over as many people look for flexibility.  But flexibility is about when, not just where, you work—and you want choice. Learn the necessary steps to empower yourself toward high performance in this new world of work. Lead with purpose, to manage and measure differently, and to recognize that by letting go, you’ll get more back than you thought possible.

    Brian Elliott is the executive leader of Future Forum and has spent three decades leading teams at Slack, Google and his startup companies. His work has been published in Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and the Economist.

  • Social Capital in Tech by Dr. Mary Jo Madda

    4:30-5:15pm PST — With each passing year, the world becomes increasingly automated, meaning it's not just about digital skills anymore. We live in a world where who you know matters, and those with "social capital" advance their career more effectively. Learn how to take an active approach in developing your social capital and why it matters now more than ever. 

    Dr. Mary Jo Madda (@MJMadda) is Senior Program Manager on the Education for Social Impact team at Google and was featured on the Forbes "30 Under 30" list in 2016.

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Make AI your advantage with these AI Workshops exclusively at Rise 2023

I'm an AI entrepreneur, advisor, published author, and recognized thought leader in AI with 55,000+ followers on social media, 3,000+ newsletter readers, and 3 years in the game of running my own AI business.

Tobias Zwingmann

  • Teaching the 5 key AI archetypes for analytics

  • Showing how to craft SMART problem statements and issue trees with ChatGPT

  • Demonstrating unstructured text data for analytics with NLP technology

Rise Alumni Panel: My Job Offer Success

Successful alumni are giving out the best career advice

If you've been concentrating on that next job, learn firsthand from alumni who have gotten there. With the “My Job Offer Success” alumni panel, you’ll learn from their successes and how they overcame adversity, from applying and interviewing to evaluating that super sweet job offer.

Featured speakers for Springboard Rise 2023

Inspiring Speakers

All it takes is one impactful story, one meaningful voice, to inspire something new inside you. Get a sneak peek of our speaker slate for 2023 below. Attendees have raved about our past speaker line-ups, which have included influencers and experts from Netflix, IDEO, LinkedIn, Spotify, Google, Disney, Cisco, AirBnB and more.

Career Sessions

Want to learn how to advance your career and discover what’s next for your industry? These roundtable groups will help you dive into the most impactful topics in data, coding, design, cybersecurity, analytics, and more.

Networking Events

1:1, Small Group, Large Group

Work with a team that has you back from day 1
Your next opportunity is out there, and one of the best ways to find it is to connect with others in the industry. Here you’ll have the chance to meet new people, share perspectives, and build productive relationships.

Reserve your spot at Springboard Rise

Register for tickets today and bring your learning to life!

General Admission


General admission tickets are $99. Virtual tickets also available for $30. Act now — limited tickets available. Go to our tickets page for more info.

What you’ll get with your Springboard Rise registration:

  • An exciting lineup of speaker sessions and panel discussions to inspire something new inside you

  • Career sessions where you can learn how to advance and discover what’s next in your industry

  • Networking events to meet new people and forge productive relationships 1:1 or in groups

  • Access to a welcoming community of alumni, mentors, and experts in the industry from data, design, coding, cybersecurity and more

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Talking with people in the field was a first for me and it was really great, very relating and encouraging!

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