We Take the Work out of Networking

Total Rewards’24 features an enriching interactive experience where every attendee can engage in an intimate experience—from participating in collaborative roundtables to immersing in experiential activities and entertainment. 

Special Events and Networking Activities

Connection Zone

One-stop shop for all things Total Rewards. Meet the WorldatWork team at the WorldatWork Booth, build your skills in the Empowerment Zone and visit a selection of 100+ top solution providers to see the latest and greatest and help answer, "what’s next?" Learn more about the Connection Zone Experience.


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Join fellow participants for dynamic one-on-one or group discussions on topics that pique your interest. Dive into an engaging, attendee-led session for collaborative exchanges, facilitated networking and the forging lasting connections. Don't miss this exclusive chance to elevate your experience and make meaningful encounters at Total Rewards'24. Details and sign ups launching in the WorldatWork Total Rewards app in May. 

Welcome Tailgate Party

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Kick off the conference on Sunday by tailgating with your fellow TR professionals in the iconic Fountain Square in the center of downtown Cincinnati. Get into the tailgate spirit by wearing your favorite team's gear and showing your hometown or alumni pride.

Social Hour in the Connection Zone

After a full day of learning you’ll be eager to compare notes with your peers. So, come to the Connection Zone to have a refreshment, grab a bite, and let the conversation flow. 

Take Me Out to the Ballpark

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The After Party has moved to Monday night this year as Total Rewards takes over the Great American Ballpark. Join us for an unforgettable night of nostalgia, games, and ballpark fare at the Cincinnati Reds stadium.

Pre-Conference Social Activities

Get to know our host city and a group of your like-minded fellow Total Rewards professionals by arriving in Cincinnati on Sunday morning and adding an optional social activity to your conference registration. Whether you are a nature lover, a history buff or a food connoisseur, we have an activity for you! Learn more about the pre-conference social activities.

First-Timer Onboarding

Are you a Total Rewards conference rookie? Join us for an onboarding session on Sunday afternoon before the Welcome Tailgate to get to know some fellow participants and put some words of wisdom from our experienced Conference Coaches to use. We’ll end the session by walking over to the Welcome Tailgate together.