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Jess Von Bank  Head of Marketing  Leapgen

Jess Von Bank
Head of Marketing Leapgen

Kyle Lagunas   Director of Strategy  Beamery

Kyle Lagunas
Director of Strategy Beamery



Josh Zywien   Vice President of Marketing   Smashfly

Josh Zywien
Vice President of Marketing
Smashfly

Heather Bussing  Employment Attorney  HRExaminer  Analyst, Writer and Editor

Heather Bussing Employment Attorney HRExaminer Analyst, Writer and Editor

 
Patrick Rooney  Founder & CEO Seventh Echo

Patrick Rooney Founder & CEO Seventh Echo

Deb Andrychuk     Vice President of Client Strategy   Shaker Recruitment Marketing

Deb Andrychuk
Vice President of Client Strategy
Shaker Recruitment Marketing



Jason Seiden   HR Tech Advisor and Strategist

Jason Seiden
HR Tech Advisor and Strategist

Tim Sackett   President of HRU Technical Resources and author of    The Talent Fix

Tim Sackett
President of HRU Technical Resources and author of
The Talent Fix



Jean Achille   Chair, Women in Tech

Jean Achille
Chair, Women in Tech

Craig Fisher   Head of Recruiting Innovation Allegis Global Solutions

Craig Fisher
Head of Recruiting Innovation
Allegis Global Solutions


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First of all, what’s your work uniform? You know, the thing you put on every day to “show up” and look like you, feel like you, put you in the zone, right in your element? Because you will be in your zone! If you have skin in the game of Workforce Experience, HR technology, Employee Engagement, Digital Transformation, the Future of Work, you will be immersed in your element at the world’s leading independent conference and exposition for HR technology. So wear what you wear to change the game, because this is where it will happen.   Unless it’s heels. If you require heels to transform workforce experience, I’d also pack flats-in-a-bag, Bodyglide for your blisters, and an I-told-you-so for the road. And if heels ARE required (I get it), wedges or chunky heels. No pegs.

First of all, what’s your work uniform? You know, the thing you put on every day to “show up” and look like you, feel like you, put you in the zone, right in your element? Because you will be in your zone! If you have skin in the game of Workforce Experience, HR technology, Employee Engagement, Digital Transformation, the Future of Work, you will be immersed in your element at the world’s leading independent conference and exposition for HR technology. So wear what you wear to change the game, because this is where it will happen.


Unless it’s heels. If you require heels to transform workforce experience, I’d also pack flats-in-a-bag, Bodyglide for your blisters, and an I-told-you-so for the road. And if heels ARE required (I get it), wedges or chunky heels. No pegs.

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Listen, there are practical survival tips for logging long hours and thousands of steps, fielding dozens of conversations, adapting your routine, and making the most of a valuable business conference. But a true survival kit depends on how much this scene (and it is a scene) suits you or doesn’t. If you’re an introvert, you face a unique set of challenges gleaning all the value you can through means of subterfuge. If you’re an extrovert and this is your stage, someone will need to remind you to sleep. Let’s see where you line up:

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The largest and longest-running independent conference for HR and technology ALSO hosts Women in Tech as its pre-conference. Consider a premium pass to participate in game-changing conversation with women and men. Don’t miss opening and closing keynotes by Workday (In Data We Trust) and Walmart (Leading Hiring Innovation for Women in Tech) plus a couple of our FAVORITE BREAKOUTS: 

  1. Heather Bussing with Kate Bischoff on Practical Strategies for Gender Equity

  2. Jess Von Bank, Kyle Lagunas and Tim Sackett discussing the role of Mothers, Sons and Daughters in shaping the future of work. 

  3. What challenges does industry analyst Josh Bersin tell us are in store for the future of HR Tech? Read it all here before you go

  4. Gah, there’s so much more…check out the full Women in Tech agenda here.

  5. And now for more #protips from the Conference Pros.

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“Be brave and put yourself out there if you are fresh to the industry and looking to build your circle of contacts and your knowledge base. Introduce yourself to people and let them know you are new to HR Tech. Our industry is pretty welcoming. Follow the greats in our space on social.

Click Here for a great list of HRTech thought leaders.

“Introvert like me? Be an enthusiasm vampire. Draft on the extroverts’ energy. When I start to run out of juice at a big conference, I go searching for people giving off a lot of great energy and just absorb it. Salespeople are the best source of a quick hit of enthusiasm and excitement. But you can also get it from the speaker and the crowd during a great session or from the group at a party. This trick takes a little practice because it is completely counterintuitive to an introvert’s desire to shut down and hide.”

 

“Read the speaker list to see who’s coming and outline talking points relevant to them.”

“I believe in doing well by doing good, so I try to focus each year on the people I serve, including buyers and end users of my products as well as people in the industry I think are doing good work to whom I can pay forward all the help I’ve received over the years. It’s less about following personalities than about serving actual people.”


 
 
 

P.S. Did You Know?

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