I enjoy traveling, going new places, or revisiting old favorite haunts. Probably the most exciting thing to me about traveling is the anticipation. The thoughts of what the trip will be, the memories, the new people the new experiences. Well here in the last couple of days an upcoming trip of mine has now come up on my radar. It is my upcoming trip to Atlanta on April 29th, when I will be traveling there to attend the HREvolution.
Version 2.0 o f HREvolution was close to me, about 200 miles and took place in Chicago. At that time I did not know so many of the folks who make up the HR space on twitter and in the blogosphere. The conference fee was $100 –very affordable. So I figured what the heck this could be exciting, fun, and informative and just a chance to meet some new people.
At the event I met many of the celebrities (although they don’t see themselves as such) and they were all really nice, friendly and interesting folks. I met the organizers. The day of the conference great stuff was put forth. Lots of food for thought, contacts and resources were presented. It was a great experience.
In short deciding to attend the conference was one of the best decisions I made last year. Since that time I have met up with many of the same folks at other events. We tweet back and forth; I read their blogs knowing who these people really are. Just the other day, I read post from my friend Steve Browne, and in this post Steve talks about meeting all of his social media frend in real life.
So if you are sitting on the fence and trying to decide if you should buy a ticket and attend HRevolution 2011, you should. If you think it is up your alley, it will be. See you there!