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HR Tech Conference 2021: Highlights of the ‘Sneak Peek’ webinar

Steve Boese, HR Tech Conference chair
Steve Boese
Steve Boese is HRE's Inside HR Tech columnist and chair of HRE’s HR Technology Conference®. He also writes a blog and hosts the HR Happy Hour Show, a radio program and podcast.

Last week I presented a webinar titled “HR Tech 2021: Sneak Peek” that provided an overview of the conference, shared some highlights of the program and Expo, and gave some tips and recommendations for both the event and for visiting Las Vegas. The webinar was extremely well-attended (thank you to all who registered!), but I also realize that all of us are awfully busy. So for folks who were not able to attend, here are just a few of the important points covered last week.

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Logistics—The conference will be held Sept. 28—Oct. 1 at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center. It is a top-notch conference facility as well as a resort and hotel. Many former attendees will remember that the conference has been held many times at Mandalay Bay and it is great to return this year. You can still register here.

Health and Safety Protocols—We discussed these on the webinar, but since this is a rapidly changing environment, we encourage everyone to review our most current health and safety measures on the conference website: hrtechnologyconference.com/health-safety. New since the webinar: COVID-19 vaccines will be required for everyone attending HR Tech.

Facts and Figures—We plan to feature six keynote sessions, 50+ “mega” and breakout sessions combined, and the formal announcement and launch of about 75 new HR tech products. Plus, we will have hundreds of HR tech solution providers exhibiting in our world-famous HR Tech Expo. Here’s the full agenda.

Key Themes—I have covered some of these in recent weeks in this space, but be sure to know that the leading issues facing HR leaders in 2021 and forward are going to be featured at HR Tech. The return to work and the future of work; diversity, equity and inclusion; and employee wellbeing are just a few of the important topics and themes of HR Tech in 2021.

Women in HR Tech—This popular annual feature of HR Tech is back in 2021 with two fantastic HR technology leaders, Rebecca Henderson of Randstad, and Emily He of Oracle set to keynote. The summit includes six more important sessions covering essential topics around women in technology. See the Women in HR Tech Summit agenda here.

HR Tech Expo—Not only will we have hundreds of exhibiting HR tech companies present, but there are also dozens of Tech Talks, Solution Provider Sessions, and Demo Sessions scheduled. Add the popular Pitchfest competition, the Pub Crawl, and two live HR Happy Hour podcasts to your Expo plans.

Recommendations—I covered quite a few of my conference recommendations and Las Vegas tips on the webinar, but I will close with one of each here. For the conference, my top recommendation is to plan your time at HR Tech. With so many great sessions, so many exhibitors to see, and so many people to meet and network with, it pays to plan in advance so you don’t miss out on something of true importance to you. And my top Las Vegas tip? Besides drink plenty of water, maybe carve out a little time to visit the Neon Museum for a great walk down memory lane of Las Vegas’ past, and some prime Instagram-worthy photo opportunities!

That was a quick recap. I hope to see many of you at HR Tech in September!