If you're a historical reader of this blog, you know of my fondness for the HR Technology Conference. Since this blog's inception, I've written about it many times because it truly was a turning point in my HR career.
When I attended in 2009, I was amazed by its size, struck by its boundary-pushing mentality, and seduced by its overall flair. In 2010 and 2011, I luckily was able to attend the show as a blogger and the experiences have continued to be worthy of my time and energy. Moreover, as I was quoted in this year's brochure as saying, "Each time, I walk away with more ideas and leading practices than I can implement in one year's time. As an HR practitioner (and non-techie), I am always amazed by the quality of the conference presentations, the depth of knowledge behind them, and the relevance to my everyday HR work-life."
"Relevance to my everyday HR work-life" sounds like I'm describing the SHRM Annual Conference. But the intent of SHRM Annual is to do that. At HR Tech, it happens inadvertently.
Going to HR Tech as a non-techie HR practitioner, generalist, manager, professional, etc., you will be exposed to a specific niche of HR that touches all aspects of everyday HR life. You will witness the progressive thinking of HR and the future prospects of HR work.
But I cannot promise any of this.
I cannot promise that it will set your HR world on fire, or open any doors of HR perception. I cannot promise you that a conference will change your life, or that it will fill in space where once there was a void. I cannot promise this because I don't know your needs.
Heck, with all the chaos in my life right now, I can't even promise that I will attend this year. But I suspect, if I don't go, I will miss something valuable. I will miss the redesigned Social Media panel speaking about collaboration tools. I will miss the CHRO panel speaking about the future of health benefits. I will miss Pricewaterhouse Cooper and Oracle's presentation on the deployment of a cloud-based HCM system. I will also miss the demonstrations of new and upcoming HR software products.
That's what I will miss. To see what you'll miss, you can click here to see the brochure of the entire program.
But like I said, I'm making no promises. All I know is what I know. It's a great conference presented by smart folks with the intent of making HR and HR professionals smarter. I also know when you decide to go, use the promotional code PASMUZ12 to get $500 off the registration. That I can promise you.