The procrastinator's guide to HR Technology Conference 2019
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If you’re that rare HR conference-goer who already nailed down which sessions to attend, scheduled one-on-one meetings with vendors, and filled your evenings with networking events and dinners—we salute you. If you’re among the rest (er, most) who tend to tackle these items on the plane ride there, don’t stress. There’s still time to make the most of HR Technology Conference 2019 with our tips:
Tip #1: Drink all the beer, make all the friends
Never got to make dinner plans for the first night? That’s a good thing because the pub crawl on Tuesday is not to be missed. If not only for the free beer, it’s the best opportunity to make new connections as everyone is feeling fresh and full of energy at this point.
The PeopleDoc team will continue the pub crawl fun on Wednesday, 3:00 - 5:30pm. Come by booth 2922 for a refreshing Lagunitas, Fat Tire, or Mirror Pond.
Tip #2: Seriously, schedule those vendor meetings ASAP
It’s not too late to set up one-on-one time with any of the HR tech vendors you’ve been eyeing. Scheduling a meeting in advance ensures you won’t be waiting around to talk to someone in the expo hall during peak traffic. Not only that, you’ll get more personalized info if a vendor knows your interests and industry beforehand.
Looking to evaluate HR Service Delivery technology at HR Tech? Set up a private demo with a PeopleDoc representative.
Tip #3: Attend a live demo theater
Many vendors have pre-scheduled times for demos that walk you through real-life workplace scenarios. Sign up for these ahead of time because not only do these demos tend to be more immersive, but you could win a sweet prize.
There’s still time to register for one of PeopleDoc’s demo theater sessions and be entered to win a regulation-size Cornhole set or a Yeti Roadie 20 Cooler. Here’s the schedule:
Wednesday, October 2nd
Thursday, October 3rd
Tip #4: Rub elbows with the HR stars
If you didn’t have time to plan which sessions to attend, rest assured—you can’t go wrong with any of them. The speakers this year are some of the most forward-thinking leaders in the industry. There’s even the chance to meet one of our favorites, Cecile Alper-Leroux, VP of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software, who’s speaking on the panel, New Technologies to Manage Workplace Diversity.
Pick up a free copy of her book, From Dissonance to Resonance: Bringing Your People and Organization Into Sync, at PeopleDoc booth 2922 on Tuesday from 5:00 - 7:00pm. Then, take it over to Ultimate Software booth 1906 where Cecile will be there to sign copies.
Tip #5: Take a breather at PeopleDoc’s Backyard Bash
Las Vegas is all about glitz and glamour, but if you want a more chill vibe then visit PeopleDoc’s Backyard Bash at booth 2922 any time during expo hall hours. We’ll be playing your favorite outdoor games on the grass with hops in hand. Plus, there’s a chance to win everything you need for your next summer gathering.
Tip #6: Nab a backup battery charger
Nothing is worse than your phone dying midway through the day, especially when you’re trying to find your colleagues or swap contact info with a new connection. If you raced out of the house without packing your backup charger, grab one at PeopleDoc booth 2922 along with some other fun swag.
The beauty of HR tech is that there’s so much going on that even if you don’t plan ahead, you’ll be sure to walk away with fresh ideas, new contacts and fond memories. We can’t wait to see you there!
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About Jolene Nicotina
Jolene Nicotina is the Content Marketing Manager for North America at PeopleDoc, Inc. She works on making sure HR professionals have all the latest information they need related to HR service delivery, HR technology, and PeopleDoc, Inc. Prior to PeopleDoc, Jolene worked in marketing communications for the healthcare technology industry.