UPGRADE
YOURSELF

Productivity & Wellbeing @ Work
Better health, performance and life in business

A conference full of practical inspiration and experience, an expo, and a long-term community
dedicated to firming up companies for the future.
Starting in fall 2020.

fall 2020, Prague (t.b.a.)

Exponential times bring ever higher demands on performance

Addressing performance without linking to health and overall quality of life does not make sense any more

60 ➝ 15 years Average company lifespan has been reduced by 75 % over the past 50 years, mainly due to the inability to adequately transform business models.*
86 % of companies failed in their transformation because they were dealing only with structure and behaviors and forgot about mindset and culture.**
49 % of people consider their work to be the main source of long-term stress, which is one of the main causes of many modern-day diseases.***

The pace of change in the way companies operate generates tremendous disruptive pressure. Time spent on digital interactions and mental wandering between various communication tools increases sharply while productivity declines. The solution is no longer based on the deployment of other technology, but on the overall change in approaches to working with people and building corporate culture. Practice-focused lectures and workshops at the experiential conference will help you stretch yourself and your business through a much-needed upgrade. UPGRADE Yourself offers an urgency call and guidance for your business to get in the right shape.

A continuous stream of work-related communications and thoughts, 24 hours a day, takes its toll on the health of your employees. People are never actually relaxed because of being constantly connected to work and can descend into a spiral of physical and mental health problems. The philosophy reflected in UPGRADE Yourself helps companies foster responsible leadership and highlights the key aspects of sustaining high performance in the long run. In the expo-part you will have the opportunity to practically try a wide range of products and services and get to know the solutions of companies that we carefully select for you.

The side effects of the themes raised by UPGRADE Yourself are significant positive impacts on corporate culture, employee satisfaction, and labor market attractiveness. Do not become a relic of industrial times and have your company publicly join in to this way of thinking and working. Become part of the movement by encouraging your leaders and teams to attend the conference and expo and/or by coming on board as a commercial, product or media partner.

We’re bringing an overview of the latest scientific knowledge and proven practical applications to an area full of unsupported pseudo-advice and sketchy products. Our organizing team connects experienced professionals across relevant disciplines. We will introduce top experts among the conference speakers. As curators, we choose for expo the companies whose methodology and integrity we can stand behind. And we want to support the long-term impact of this initiative by facilitating growth of a community, into which the conference presents an exclusive gateway.

Thematic areas of UPGRADE Yourself

The UPGRADE Yourself experiential conference will cover 7 thematic areas in three formats - keynote or panel, practical workshops and products & services expo.

Keynote

  • eHealth platforms
  • Energy management
  • Smart workplace

Workshop

  • [We will start announcing in April 2020]

Expo

  • [We will start announcing in April 2020]

Keynote

  • [We will start announcing in April 2020]

Workshop

  • Practical tips for better sleep
  • Regeneration during the working day

Expo

  • [We will start announcing in April 2020]

Keynote

  • Concentration and mental training
  • Mindfulness and emotional intelligence
  • Adaptability & Future skills

Workshop

  • [We will start announcing in April 2020]

Expo

  • [We will start announcing in April 2020]

Keynote

  • Health emancipation
  • Prevention investment
  • Personalized medicine

Workshop

  • Conscious hardening (Wim Hof method)

Expo

  • [We will start announcing in April 2020]

Keynote

  • Metabolic flexibility
  • Nootropics and other cognitive enhancers
  • Microbiome - the gut brain

Workshop

  • [We will start announcing in April 2020]

Expo

  • Powerlogy

Keynote

  • From stiffness to (neuro) plasticity
  • How not to sit through your health
  • Exercise for the brain

Workshop

  • [We will start announcing in April 2020]

Expo

  • [We will start announcing in April 2020]

Keynote

  • Digital productivity and minimalism
  • Biohacking in practice

Workshop

  • [We will start announcing in April 2020]

Expo

  • [We will start announcing in April 2020]

UPGRADE Yourself is right for you, if YOU as a…

Business owner or CxO

  • understand that adaptability is crucial for the future
  • see the key to a competitive advantage in your people's potential
  • want steadily enthusiastic, not quickly burnt-out people

Team Leader

  • feel responsible for the quality of life of your people
  • know that working smart, not ever harder is crucial for excellent results
  • want to set an example of high performance AND quality of life

HR/EX Manager

  • see excellent employee experience as part of a business strategy
  • view "well-being" as one of the keys to productivity
  • understand that satisfaction and happiness is a by-product, not a goal

Experiential Conference

No parade of long theoretical utterances. Only a handful of carefully selected experts in relevant fields will speak from the stage in the main hall. Then a panel discussion with the pros in practice. But other than that, everything will be set as practically and interactively as possible with experiential workshops and moderated roundtable discussions. The aim is to share real experiences and gather inspiration for how to effectively apply them in the specific environment of your organization.

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We will start announcing the list of speakers in April 2020. Stay tuned!

Expo

An unprecedented array of services and products across the spectrum of Productivity - Health - Well-Being themes gathered in one place and time. In the Expo section, you will be able to try out everything that is worth it, according to the UPGRADE Yourself curatorial team, if you are really serious about your company's well-being program. From nutritional supplements, ergonomics and office workouts, smartwatches and other wearable machines, to platform-based solutions for team energy tuning. And of course, in addition to the well-proven stuff, we will also throw in a few "cutting edge" biohacking toys, which still have a bit of a sci-fi feel to them - and some of them may over time turn out to be the new breakthroughs.

A community for corporate well-being

An one-day event is obviously not enough. But we take it as the starting point for building a wider community, committed to a real shift in the corporate environment. Towards linking focus (pressure) on productivity and performance with care for the quality of life of the people that actually create the business. And whose lives it does not make sense to divide between work versus personal domains - we only have one health and quality of life after all. The UPGRADE Yourself team is glued together by a strong urge to interconnect the (until now) fragmented, like-minded and experimenting groups of entrepreneurs, team leaders, HR/EX-managers and other pros - and also quality well-being products and services providers. We aim to contribute spark a much more intense network development, which will bring about the potential for a qualitative leap.

Expert Network & Mastermind Group

Inter-company Exchange of Experience

Infoservice with News

Proven Suppliers

Program and admission details
coming up from April 2020

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UPGRADE Yourself 2020 Partners

We are still open to interesting partnerships. If you are too, please do get in touch.

Contact person
Martin Ruman, program & partners
info@upgradeyourself.cz

UPGRADE Yourself
curators & organizers

A mix of expertise and experience firmly linked by the belief in the value of human potential and in sharing and cooperation.


* Deloitte, average company lifespan on S&P 500 index
** The Energy project
*** Ptáček, Vňuková, Raboch. (2017) Work-related stress and mental health - can work lead to mental issues?