About Guild

Founded in 2015, Guild began with the idea that everyone benefits when talent is evenly distributed with opportunity, balancing the needs of companies and employees to create clear growth pathways for skilled workers and available roles. 

Guild acts as a bridge between education and employment through the Guild Career Opportunity Platform™. The platform combines a curated marketplace of learning programs, dedicated career coaches, and tools to explore career pathways—the infrastructure to help employees achieve their goals and grow within their company. 

About the Opportunity Summit

The Guild Opportunity Summit was designed to be an immersive experience, combining inspiring content, facilitated connection, and innovative conversation. The event brought together Fortune 500 companies, learning institutions, and skilling academies looking to tackle the biggest challenges facing the workforce, HR, and employers today, and to explore:

  • How to redefine the HR team for the future
  • Ways we can build careers by deploying strategic skilling
  • Making the business case for people investment

The main program featured executive speakers from Target, The Walt Disney Company, Charter Communications, and more, with Tara Westover, author of Uneducated, delivering a powerful keynote presentation to end the day. The presentation of the inaugural Action Awards acknowledged outstanding company leadership in areas such as cultivating culture, accelerating equity, and amplifying impact.

After an insight-packed day of programming, attendees were invited to celebrate with an evening social event at The Belmont, an iconic indoor-outdoor venue in downtown Austin. From a custom leather branding station to vinyl spin art and exciting live-action food stations, the experience leaned into Austin’s music culture, culminating in a performance from PDA Band to dance the night away.