I attended HREvolution in Chicago last weekend. Dubbed as a Unconference, it takes all things traditional, and turns them upside down, and inside out. From the moment I arrived, and met my fellow 130 twitter avatars in person, I felt welcomed. Since I did not attend the first HRevolution, I arrived with an open mind and no pre-unconference expectations. The agenda offered the attendee to move about and participate in insightful, thought-provoking conversations about everything from Branding to Blogging.
There were great sidebar conversations, networking, and new friendships being formed. It was a wonderful mix of HR practitioners, consultants, generalists, recruiters, sourcers. Also, there were many stellar job-seekers who contributed. To me, the Unconference experience is really not much different from a Conference. You only get out of it, what you put into it. My initial ROI from the event was watching how the stories played out, the friendships being formed, and having conversations that really mattered.
I want to thank the entire HRevolution Planning Committee. You really did a great job! Mark Stelzner, Jason Seiden, Trish Mcfarlane,Crystal Peterson, Steve Bose, Ben Eubanks, and Joan Ginsberg I also want to thank Beth Carvin of Nobscot Corporation for awarding me a scholarship opportunity to attend. Words can not express the gratitude I am feeling. So blessed.
I am looking forward to seeing how the next HRevolution evolves. Until we meet again…………….