It’s almost September, and if you’re in the HR Technology market you know what that means – it’s nearly time for the annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition (September 29 – October 1, 2010). In its 13th year, the conference is shaping up to be the best one yet. With a packed agenda, top notch keynote speakers, and more panel discussions than ever before, the conference has grown to draw not just HR technology participants but HR executives, talent management leaders, HR generalists and more. Conference Co-Chair Bill Kutik is constantly looking to tweak the show to make it better year after year – and this year is looking to be a blockbuster.
I’ve had the pleasure of attending 6 of these conferences in the past and am looking forward to my 7th this year. In addition to attending more than half of these conferences I have also had the good fortune of speaking twice before, in 2006 alongside then Vurv COO Amy McGeorge (now CEO of staffing firm Talagy) and then participating in a panel discussion on talent management hosted by Knowledge Infusion CEO Jason Averbook in 2007. I’m pleased to share that I will be again make an appearance at the conference, as a panelist alongside a host of other very talented HR bloggers. The panel, moderated by Kris Dunn (The HR Capitalist) will include well known bloggers such as Trish McFarlane (HR Ringleader), Laurie Ruettimann (Formerly of Punk Rock HR, now co-founder of New Media Services), Michael Krupa (Infobox), and myself. We’ll be discussing all sorts of HR issues including technology and social media. The session is scheduled for Thursday, September 30th at 11:00 AM.
I can tell you all about how great the show is, but that’s been done to death by countless others here, here, here, and here. All I can say is that if you are in HR or support HR in any capacity, don’t let the name fool you, this conference is for you. Do I have your interest now? If so and you want to come, save $500 off the on-site registration fee just by being a reader of my blog by registering here and entering BRYON10 (all CAPS please) as the discount code.
See you there…..