When my blog posts slow down this time of year you can rest assured it’s because of one thing…
HRevolution is happening at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on October 6th.
I love planning this event in my free time. It takes away from my writing time for a bit, but it’s well worth it. Since it’s start four years ago, this event has been one of the best networking events in the HR space. We’ve partnered, learned, shared, laughed and even cried. But, a wedding? What could that mean?
If you’ve never attended HRevolution before, I need to back-track and explain. Back in 2009 when this event was a mere string of tweets taking shape into a gathering, we said the real purpose was networking in person with other smart business pros. That first night in Louisville, KY, fifty people gathered. At this point, none of us had met. Not even the planning committee. Any relationships we had were purely virtual.
It was at this event that we all first met Frank Zupan and Tammy Colson. I distinctly remember meeting them both separately. Frank was living in Ohio, Tammy was on the east coast. Well, that first event came and went and many friendships were started. The next year at HRevolution, Frank and Tammy attended separately again. But this time, romance must have been in the air. By the third year of HRevolution, they were a couple. Now here we are, four years in, and since we’ll be in Las Vegas, there will be a wedding. The first wedding of a couple that met at HRevolution. We couldn’t be happier for them!
Will you find love at HRevolution? Maybe.
What I know you WILL definitely find:
New colleagues who may be CEOs, COOs, HR practitioners, consultants, recruiters, people who work in HR technology, and more.
Sessions where YOU are part of the discussion.
Debate on issues impacting our field.
Trish-Thanks for the kind works and the short walk down the #HRevolution “memory lane”. Being engaged with such a diverse, smart group of people from around the world has created tremendous value for me both personally and professionally. Having found my best friend and partner, @tlcolson, in this same community makes me incredibly grateful towards you and all the others that devote time, effort and such incredible energy towards building true social communities.
We plan on sending some information to community members that would like to join us for a fun, open sharing of our commitment to each other, so be on the lookout for that. Spoiler Alert: Sat., Oct 5th, 4:30 PM local time @MGM. Otherwise, we can’t wait to see you in Vegas!
Thats a really amazing story to share Trish, thank you. Usually I read blogs to gain some insight, or reflect on my own understandings in comparison to the content of the post. What a wonderful outcome from an HR networking event, two people meeting and having their futures changed in such a beautiful and amazing way.