I will be attending the Tennessee SHRM State Conference in Sevierville, TN on September 17th. Boy am I excited to attend – do you know why? The reason is this – because I only know about 10 people that are going to be there. Yep, I will hardly know anyone there and I am stoked to attend.
HR conference are about learning and networking – I kind of view them as the mosh pit of HR. Meeting new people, talking HR and getting to see a few old friends is a formula for a good time for me. (Perhaps I need to check in with my own EAP – maybe after TNSHRM,)
My role at the event is simple. Come to the conference and be part of the Social Media Team. We are the folks who descend upon the event and bring our skills of sharing things on Blog sites, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube. LinkedIn and Instagram with the conference attendees and to the whole rest of the world. Not to be arrogant, but I have played this role many times and it is not unusual for tweets from one of these events to reach 20 countries. I might also mention that sponsors often enjoy having us on site as well as we help them amplify their message to the attendees and the rest of the world – usually in a soft sell non-offensive manner (see this post I wrote last year from TNSHRM13).
As part of the team I like all of my other team mates have put together a short video piece introducing myself and sharing a little bit about my home town. Please take a look and introduce yourself at the conference. I love networking!