Join the Braindate Experience at Total Rewards'24

At Total Rewards'24, our goal is to facilitate an outstanding networking experience for all participants. We believe that building meaningful connections with peers should be easy and centered around your interests and priorities. To achieve this, we partnered with Braindates to maximize your networking experience. Braindates are knowledge-sharing conversations that you can book onsite or online as one-on-one meetings or small groups. They’re the best way to brainstorm, solve challenges, and share expertise and experiences while meeting new (brilliant!) people at Total Rewards’24.

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Braindate will launch to all conference participants through the mobile app on May 6.

How to Have a Meaningful Braindate

Braindates are not presentations but conversations stemming from a shared interest. Whether it’s an individual or group Braindate, keep the following 5 tips in mind to lead a meaningful meeting for everyone involved: 

  • Make sure everyone introduces themselves and contributes to the discussion. 
  • Ask your Braindate(s) what interests them about the topic. 
  • Be transparent and open about your experience related to the topic: you don’t need to be an expert to lead a Braindate. 
  • Remember: everyone has something interesting to contribute to the conversation. Adopt a beginner’s mindset. 
  • Consider exchanging contact information. Many great relationships started with a simple conversation. 

The Braindate platform is continually updated with new topics, be sure to check back for additional topics of interest. If you have any questions or need assistance, reach out to us at

How to Navigate Braindate

Explore the Topic Market: Total Rewards Participants (and you!) post Braindate Topics here related to discussions they’d like to have with others during the celebration. You can send a Braindate invite to anyone to meet based on their topic! 

Create Topics: post Braindate Topics about discussions you’d like to have with other Total Rewards participants. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge, experiences, and expertise! 

Book your Braindates: send invitations to meet other Total Rewards’24 participants to discuss their topics and accept the invitations you receive. Braindates will take place on-site at Total Rewards’24 in the Braindate Lounge located outside of the Connection Zone.  

Braindates can be booked during the following times:

Monday, May 20: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, May 21: 7:00 am – 8:15 am, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Wednesday, May 22: 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

How to Get Started

  1. Login to the Total Rewards’24 conference app.
  2. Navigate to Braindate on the main menu.
  3. Once Braindate launches, you’ll need to “Manage your preferences”. Choose your notifications and privacy settings, and review and commit to the Braindate Code of Conduct. Click confirm to continue. 
  4. Next, click the dark blue circle in the top right corner to navigate to your profile in the drop-down menu.
  5. Click “Edit My Profile” and fill in the desired fields and hit “Save."
  6. To dive into the world of Braindate, simply click on “Market” through the menu navigation. Here, you can explore existing topics, create your own, and connect with fellow participants!

Braindate will launch to all conference participants through the mobile app on May 6.


Need advice on how to create a compelling Braindate topic? Having trouble finding topics that are relevant to you? Have questions about how to use the Braindate platform?

We can help! At Total Rewards’24, Braindate staff will be on call to help you maximize your experience. Don’t hesitate to connect with one of them via the platform in the mobile app or on-site in the Braindate Lounge when it’s open.

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