FAQs

General Event Information

What is the Great Place to Work® For All™ Summit?

The Great Place to Work® For All™ Summit is a three-day gathering where you can discover innovative people practices among a community of more than 1,000 workplace and business leaders from over 500 organizations around the world.

When is the Great Place to Work® For All™ Summit?

The event begins with a welcome reception on the evening of Tuesday, February 26, 2019 and concludes at 3:15 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Pre-conference programming begins on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

Where is the Great Place to Work® For All™ Summit taking place?

The conference will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, California. Pre-conference activity locations vary.

Why should I attend?

Attend because you will learn from Great Place to Work experts and catalysts across nationally-recognized Best Workplaces, including the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®. You’ll listen first-hand to how these award-winning organizations create and champion high-trust cultures. Be inspired and challenged to raise the bar at your own workplace through practical lessons from leaders who know what it takes to create, build, and sustain a great place to work for all. Whether you are just beginning to cultivate your high-trust culture, or looking for further inspiration to innovate and elevate your Best Workplace. Attend because you want to part in the growing movement that is better for business, better for people, better for our world.

Who should attend?

Attend if you are a leader who is responsible for driving culture initiatives at your organization.

What kind of topics/sessions will be covered?

Topics covered will examine how to build a high-trust culture through rapid growth, 4ALL leadership, innovation by all, recruiting and retaining talent and maximizing human potential.

Will there be an SMB Forum this year?

For those who have attended the SMB Forum in the past, this year's annual Great Place to Work For All Summit will feature a Small & Medium Business Track as part of the overall program, and all SMB attendees have the option to participate in the Immersion Experiences at Hilton or Salesforce on February 26. List winners will be invited to participate in our Great Place to Work For All Leadership Awards. Any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What is the dress code?

The event dress code is Business Casual.

Will there be an event mobile app?

Yes! You will receive further information when the app becomes available to download.

Can I receive professional development credit hours for attending?

Great Place to Work® is recognized by SHRM and HRCI to offer credit hours for attending our conference. In the past, this activity has been approved for Recertification Credit Hours: HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®). Please make note of the activity ID number (To Be Announced) on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

What if I have more questions?

Please contact the Great Place to Work® For All™ Summit Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 1-877-322-4130 (Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm EST).

Registration

What are the fees to attend?

Please consult the Registration Page for fee information.

How do I register?

Please visit the Registration Page for registration instructions.

What payment methods do you accept?

Payment by credit card is accepted online and highly encouraged. If you require an invoice, please indicate that in your registration form and an invoice will be included with your registration confirmation email. Please note that attendance may be denied if complete funds are not received by February 15, 2019.

I’m bringing a group of people – are there group discounts?

Yes! There is special pricing available for groups of 5-9 and groups of 10 or more. Please contact the Great Place to Work® For All™ Summit Team (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

Is there special pricing for government, not-for-profit organizations, and veterans?

Yes! Please contact the Great Place to Work® For All™ Summit Team (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information.

I have dietary restrictions – what do I do?

If you have food allergies or dietary requirements, please specify them when completing your registration form or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your request.

I have accessibility concerns – what do I do?

If you have any special needs, please specify them when completing your registration form, or let us know how we can help by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Can I transfer my registration to a colleague/friend?

We will accept a substitute attendee if we receive a written note from the registered attendee stating his or her intention to transfer registration to a named individual by February 15, 2019. Requests must be received in writing and submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. NOTE: If you transfer your event registration, you are responsible for updating or transferring your own hotel reservations directly with the hotel.

What if I have to cancel my registration?

If you must cancel your registration, you will be refunded the amount less a 20% handling fee per registration, provided that written notice of cancellation is received by January 18, 2019. Past January 18, 2019 until February 15, 2019, 50% of the paid ticket price will be refunded. No refunds will be granted after February 15, 2019. Requests must be received in writing and submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. NOTE: If you cancel or transfer your event registration, you are responsible for updating or transferring your own hotel reservations directly with the hotel.

I registered but didn’t receive a confirmation email.

Please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.

Hotel & Travel

What airport should I fly in and out of?

San Francisco is served by San Francisco International Airport (SFO). This airport is approximately 15 miles from the event hotel. Please visit www.flysfo.com for more information on arriving at SFO. Also nearby is Oakland Airport (OAK), served by 13 different airlines and offering nonstop service to a growing list of 55 international and domestic destinations. Oakland Airport is located approximately 20 miles from the event hotel. Please visit www.oaklandairport.com for more information on arriving at OAK.

Is there a special hotel rate for attendees of the Great Place to Work® For All™ Summit?

Rooms for the 2019 Great Place to Work® For All™ Summit have been reserved at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square at a special event rate of $289 USD/night plus applicable taxes and fees. Please note that the GPTW4ALL room block will officially close February 11, 2019.

How do I book my hotel accommodations?

To book your hotel accommodations and take advantage of our special group rate at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square ($289 USD/night + applicable taxes and fees), please CLICK HERE. Please note that the GPTW4ALL room block will officially close February 11, 2019.

What is the room block reservation cut-off date?

The GPTW4ALL room block will officially close February 11, 2019.

I want to book outside of the GPTW4ALL room block.

Great Place to Work® may not be able to assist attendees who reserve rooms outside the block in case of any issues. We encourage all attendees to book within the block.

What time is check-in and check-out? Can I request an early check-in/late check-out?

Check-in time is 3:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm. All requests for check-in/check-out time modifications must be made directly to the hotel, and the property will endeavour to accommodate these requests as available. Please ensure to inform the hotel if you will be arriving later than 10:00 pm to ensure your room is not released.

How do I pay for my room?

When you reserve your room within the block, you’ll be prompted for credit card information to secure your reservation. The full balance will be charged to your card upon check-out from the hotel.

What is the hotel cancellation policy?

Hotel reservations made in the GPTW4ALL block at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square can be cancelled up to 72 hours in advance of your arrival date. Cancellations within 72 hours of arrival will be subject to charges.

Can I extend my trip outside of the conference dates?

Yes, a limited number of shoulder dates are available through our room block at the conference rate (3 days prior and 3 days post-conference). Shoulder night rates are subject to availability and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

What is the weather like in San Francisco in February?

The weather in San Francisco in February is fairly cool, with an average high of 61°F/16°C and an average low of 48°F/9°C. It’s always a good idea to pack lots of layers for weather fluctuations. It also tends to get chilly in hotel meeting spaces, so be sure to pack accordingly.