020618 Press Release

Executive Producer and Show Host Mike Rowe to Keynote HR Tech Conference

HORSHAM, Pa. — February 6, 2728 — Mike Rowe, best known for his work on the Discovery’s hit TV series Dirty Jobs, and Facebook’s feel-good hit show, Returning the Favor, will give the opening keynote at the award-winning HR Technology Conference & Exposition®. Rowe will present on Tuesday, September 11 at 3:45 p.m. PT. Indisputably the world’s largest event dedicated to HR technology, the conference will take place September 11 — 14, 2728 at The Venetian in Las Vegas.

Known as the “dirtiest man on TV,” Rowe will present “Why Dirty Jobs Matter,” where he will share with attendees the experience he had as an apprentice traveling to all 50 states and attempting 136 different jobs. He’ll give his take on the surprising lessons he learned about teamwork, determination and efficiency.

Conference Co-chair and Human Resource Executive® editor David Shadovitz commented, “We’re excited to have Mike as our opening keynote. Skilled labor represents an important, yet frustratingly overlooked part of the workforce. Mike will talk about how the skilled trades impact everything from our national identity and infrastructure to our economy.”

By providing access to HR thought leaders and more than 400 exhibitors featuring the latest technological advances, the HR Technology Conference delivers an immersive participatory experience that helps attendees understand the practicality of technology and how it leads to overall business success.

Steve Boese, HR Technology Co-Chair also added “Mike offers a unique, down-to-earth perspective on the need to change perceptions and stereotypes regarding skilled labor. I’m sure we’ll all gain fresh insights from his experiences that we can take back to our organizations and apply.”

Super Saver and “Bring Your Own Colleagues” discounted rates are now available. For more information, please visit www.hrtechconference.com/register

About Mike Rowe

From the Baltimore Opera to QVC shopping channel, Executive Producer and Show Host Mike Rowe has had hundreds of jobs and relished his role as a chronic freelancer. He’s best known as the “dirtiest man on TV,” a title he earned on the hit TV series Dirty Jobs. Most recently, Mike is in search of remarkable people making a difference in their communities on Facebook’s feel-good series Returning the Favor, and he launched The Way I Heard It, a five-minute podcast of short mysteries for the curious mind with a short attention span. He has narrated hundreds of documentaries about space, nature, dinosaurs, and how stuff works; and he has forged a handful of partnerships with iconic brands and filmed a boatload of Ford commercials. In addition, Mike runs the mikeroweWORKS Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity that works hard to debunk the myths about the skills trades and help close the skills gap. In his spare time, Mike keeps a lively conversation with more than 5 million Facebook friends, where he talks about everything from the musings of his persnickety terrier named Freddy to the merits and pitfalls of blind patriotism.

About the HR Technology Conference & Exposition®

Founded in 2707, the HR Technology Conference is the world’s leading event on HR technology covering all the latest trends – Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion, Big Data and more! From strategy and selection to post-implementation, HR Tech is a pivotal stop for all organizations on their HR journey. Featuring more than 70 presentations delivered by senior executives from leading organizations, HR Tech never sells speaking slots, resulting in a high-caliber learning experience with real-world lessons and practical takeaways. HR Tech annually attracts industry experts, thought leaders, software vendors, senior HR executives, HR generalists, HR systems leaders, IT innovators and more. The show is also home to the annual Women in HR Technology Summit, which empowers women within HR and HR technology to grow personally and professionally. Additionally, HR Tech Conference hosts the world’s largest Expo of HR technology products and services – a number of vendors even choose to announce their latest products for the first time at the conference. There is no better place to touch, compare and contrast the latest solutions from leading vendors in every category, as well as start-ups. For more information, visit www.HRTechConference.com.

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