Way back in April, I had the pleasure of gathering with some of the brightest people I know in Atlanta for HRevolution. It was my first time in attendance, and exceeded my every expectation. Great sessions, great networking, great location, great cupcakes. No swag, no dead zones in the agenda, no wasted time in this one day event. I returned energized, ready to dive into new projects, and with a pocket full of new connections.
That’s not to say, of course, that I had no regrets. I had one. A big one. It ended.
I’m not sure HRevolution would work as a two or three day event. I’m not sure you could keep up that level of energy and intensity for more than a day. But the event left me wanting more, as great events do. And I was resigned to the idea that I would have to wait a full year or more to get another dose of the good stuff. That’s not meant as a slight toward the other events on the calendar. They are great, but different. You’d have to be there to understand.
When the announcement came that there would be a second HRevolution, I was excited. When I heard it would be connected to the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas, I offered to buy my ticket on the spot. Then I started calling people who missed the first one.
The agenda has been posted for HRevolution and for HR Tech. They are both ridiculously good. I am already starting to struggle with how to divide my time. But not attending? Not an option. If you haven’t gotten your ticket yet, or if you aren’t sure you should go, think about this:
- We are far enough out that airfare will be affordable. But not for much longer.
- Vegas is famous of providing affordable hotel rooms at the last minute. They hate for their rooms to be empty. You can make it happen for less than you think.
- You can probably make your investment back at the roulette table. And by “probably” I mean “some probability greater than zero.” But still, how often do you get that chance at other events?
- You know somebody who can save you some scratch. (That would be me. Get over to the HR Tech site and use LEAN11 as your coupon code to save $500. You don’t even have to give me a cut. But you could. If you want. No pressure.)
These are two of my favorite events, and I get to enjoy them back to back. I may never be the same again. I hope to see you there!