Conference Attendance 101

China Gorman

This was originally published on August 31, 2010 — it’s still valid today. Especially if you’re joining me at the HRTech Conference next week. You took advice from my last blog post and decided which conference to attend. Conferences generally have 3 types of content sessions: General Sessions : these are sessions that are intended for the full complement of attendees. Attending a conference and getting your money’s worth isn’t hard.

Conference Attendance 301

China Gorman

In 2010 I wrote Conference Attendance 101 , a post on my blog, Data Point Tuesday. Attending HR conferences successfully – getting the most out of the experience – really has taken careful planning and tons of time management. Some HR conferences are so big and have so much going on, that it can really feel like work to make sure you’re achieving an appropriate ROI for your employer. But conferences have changed over the last 7 years.

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George Clooney: Actor, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur, and WorkHuman Speaker

WorkHuman

The WorkHuman conference is becoming a bit of a family affair in the Clooney household. In 2010, George, along with the United Nations, Harvard University, and Google, launched the Satellite Sentinel Project , which allows private satellites to take photographs of potential threats to civilians, detect bombs, observe the movement of troops, and note any other evidence of possible mass violence in North and South Sudan. Sarah is managing editor at Globoforce.

Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust at Total Rewards

WorkHuman

One of my favorite quotes from WorldatWork’s Total Rewards conference this week in Washington, D.C., Speaking on a panel with three other Globoforce customers titled, “Slicing Up the Total Rewards Pie to Deliver Stronger ROI,” Burgess told the audience that the key to building a great culture comes down to, “Faith, trust, and a little bit of pixie dust.”. Establishing a sense of trust at work through fairness and transparency was an idea carried throughout the three-day conference.