Friday, May 7, 2010 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 4:00 PM (CDT)
What is HRevolution?
HRevolution is an 'Unconference' where HR professionals, recruiters, and CEO’s come together to generate discussion and idea on the future of Human Resources and to learrn how to put social media technologies to use in their daily lives.
No more talking about it, it is all about the “do.”
Sessions are meant to be open and free flowing, session leaders, while being experts, are really just guides and not lecturers. Attendees are challenged and expected to contribute in meaningful ways.
The HRevolution2010 unconference is coming to Chicago on May 7th-8th! HR social media thought leaders and practitioners from around the country will be converging for 24 hours+ of mind-bending, trend-setting discussions on HR, social media, communications, leadership/development in an unconference format that emphasizes interaction over passive listening. The potential is great, but space is limited.
3 reasons why this year's event will rock:
- People. First and foremost, it's the people. And the crew coming together for this year's unconference is fantastic. The planning committee for 2010 has arranged for about twice the capacity of last year's event, meaning HRevolution 2010 will blend old faces with new in an intimate setting where networking relationships can unfold naturally and meaningfully.
- Logistics. HRevolution will take place at Catalyst Ranch, one of Chicago's premier event locations which is perfect for the unconference format. Catalyst Ranch is known for bringing a level of fun and sophistication to events that is unparalleled—they were the only site that used "white boards," "afternoon snack service," "stereo systems," and the "Play-Doh for 110 people" into our planning conversations. Bonus for out-of-towners: it's centrally located with easy access to hotels, restaurants, and nightlife. Preferred hotel accommodations have also been arranged at the very stylish Wit Hotel (deadline for online hotel registration is April 16th!). (Use code HRevolution 2010 when booking.) Rest assured, we want you to leave the unconference loving Chicago hospitality.
- Topics. The beauty of the unconference format is that it is designed to leave you with practical, useful knowledge because you'll be actively engaged in the discussion from start to finish. When you get back to work on Monday, and someone asks you, "What did you get for the money," the answer that flows oh-so-naturally from your lips will blow them away. And you, too, we hope. Especially given the awesome $100 ticket price.
So if you're in HR, if you're a manager who truly believes in the power of your people, or if you're dabbling with this social media "stuff" and thinking "Should I or shouldn't I" or "How do I..." or even "Why would I," then get here on May 7th-8th. You will meet the people and learn the stuff and be in the places that make it all come together.
You have something to say… and that’s not a question. This event is for those with opinions and ideas and question and a thirst for real interaction. People who want to sit quietly and get talked at need not apply.
Because the old model is dead. You know the one: spend thousands of dollars for a conference, show up to sessions hung-over, get blabbed at by an expert while sitting in an audience of several hundred, go to expo hall, swipe in at booths in hopes of winning an iPod, go back home, get personal development budget slashed because everyone knows (including you) that the whole thing was a big boondoggle, convince management to reopen some development budget… repeat.
How’s this for a concept: in one day, you’ll learn practical ways of integrating technology into your job, you’ll meet people who will become actual, in-the-flesh resources for you whom you can reach out to as needed, and you will go home with specific knowledge about how to perform your job at a higher caliber and at less expense than before.
Where is HRevolution?
HRevolution 2010 is being held at the Catalyst Ranch, Chicago IL, USA.
Located in a historic downtown Chicago loft building, Catalyst Ranch provides incomparable creative meeting space that is guaranteed to jump start your event.
Learn and see more about the Catalyst Ranch in this video.
Catalyst Ranch is close to several hotels, shops, restuarants, and bars. It is a perfect location for HRevolution and attendees will surely find the area to be inviting and fun.
When is HRevolution?
HRevolution starts with a Tweetup on Friday, May 7th at 7:00pm at the Wit Hotel, on 201 N. State St.
Then on Saturday, May 8th from 8am - 4pm the 'proper' event will be held at the Catalyst Ranch. Many attendees will likely spend Saturday evening in Chicago as well, and it is certain that many 'unofficial' events will spring up as well.
Preferred lodging for HRevoution 2010 is at the Wit Hotel, on 201 N. State St. A Group Rate of $169 plus tax per night has been negotiated (Cheap!). Just mention you are with the 'HRevolution2010' event.
Oh yeah, did we mention free internet access in the guest rooms? Sweet!
The reservations line for the Wit is 312-467-0200.
Please note, it may be a day or two for the Hotel's reservation system to be updated with this information, we anticipate their systems to recognize our event by Friday, March 5 at the latest.
Who is HRevolution?
It is you! Really, HRevolution is an event for anyone passionate about Human Resources, social networking and media, and for everyone that wants to connect with, share, and learn from some of the brightest and exciting people in the HR and Workforce worlds today. But most importantly, we hope that you will come ready to share your ideas and strategies with the group.
Not sure if you are ready to make the leap and attend HRevolution 2010?
Are you crazy?
Seriously, if you have any questions at all about the event, contact the event organizers at
Hope to see you in May!