Come hungry; leave smarter.

Saturday Seminar – May 11, 2019.

How Google Introduces a Culture of Innovation to New Hires

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Synopsis: Google has been praised as a fantastic place to work, and so much of that comes from establishing and maintaining a culture that promotes growth and supports excellence. In this deep-dive presentation, you will experience a small piece of how Google introduces a culture of innovation to Nooglers (i.e. new-Googlers). We will take a hands-on approach to design thinking practices through the lens of a technology company. And, we will have some fun!

To attend this event, register below.

Your Presenter: Chris McQueen

Global Hardware Operations Training Manager, Google Data Centers

Chris McQueen manages Google’s Data Center Hardware Training program. His team works to develop a culture of innovation for the largest computing platform in the world.

Chris McQueen is a life-long learner, father, and manager for Google’s Data Center Hardware Training program. Chris grew up wandering around orchards and climbing the Rocky mountains in his parent’s backyard in Utah. He’s worked for technology companies in the mortgage, education, and Internet industries. Now in his 8th year at Google, Chris has been at the company longer than 80% of employees and is one of the many resident anthropologists on Google business and culture.

In previous roles at Google, Chris has worked with fortune 100 companies as a process and innovation partner to bring a culture of innovation to any business. He’s workshopped with companies across multiple industries; everything from oil and hardware design to sports and manpower services. Chris currently lives in Glenwood, IA with his wife, four boys, and N+1 bicycles where he enjoys riding the Loess Hills scenic byways, serving on the board of the local maker space, and working with boys 12-18 years of age as a youth minister and Scout Master.

Event Details

Complimentary breakfast and lunch are included.

At ISPI-LA, “Come Hungry…Leave Smarter.”


  • Check-in begins at 8:30 am, coffee and breakfast served

  • Opening Announcements from 9:00 – 9:15 am

  •  Session begins at 9:15 – 11:30 am

  • Closing announcements 11:45 – 12:00pm

  • Lunch 12:00 pm-1:00pm (included with program)


Antioch University Campus
400 Corporate Pointe, Room A1006
Culver City, CA 90230

  • Antioch University Campus is located at 400 Corporate Pointe, off of Slauson Blvd, a few blocks from the 405 Freeway. The meeting will be held in Room A1006 on the main level. Enter the Lobby and make a right at the first hallway.


  • Park in the parking garage for 400 Corporate Pointe, on level 6 or 7. The entrance to the campus is from the 4th floor of the parking garage, across the courtyard and through the glass doors the Lobby.

  • Bring your ticket to the Campus Security Office, near the meeting room, to obtain discounted parking for $7. The office accepts cash and checks only.

Campus Map

Map and directions are available here.

We look forward to seeing you “Come Hungry…Leave Smarter”!

For your convenience, you can pay with a credit card or bring a check to the meeting.

Event Location

Antioch University
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City , CA 90230

Event Fees:

REG | REG | ATD LA/OC Member Reduced Rate $ 25.00

REG | REG | Non-Member Rate $ 35.00

ISPI-LA Member (Be sure to register) FREE

Registration is closed for this event.

For more information or questions, please email:
ISPI - Los Angeles Chapter