Virtual HR Tech Conference kicking off today

For the first time ever, the HR Technology Conference & Exposition® kicks off tomorrow in an entirely virtual format.

Free to attend, the event–considered the HR industry’s annual town hall gathering–will feature four days of keynote addresses, breakout sessions and networking events, all focused on the role HR and technology will play in the quickly evolving world of work. Attendees will hear from HR leaders at leading companies, technology experts, industry analysts and more about best practices for HR success amid today’s disruptions.

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The pandemic will take center stage in many of the keynotes. Analyst Josh Bersin will kick the event off Tuesday with “Dealing With Disruption: How the New Normal is Shaking Up the Technology Market.” The following day, RedThread Research’s Stacia Garr explores the power of purpose in tumultuous times at her keynote. On Thursday, hear from Leapgen’s Jason Averbook about HR’s opportunity to write the new “book of work.” Lisa Buckingham of Lincoln Financial Group closes out the keynotes Friday afternoon with a session focused on leading in a crisis. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a live Q&A with the presenters at the end of each session.

On the first day of the HR Technology Conference, hear from experts across the HR space about how the disruptions of 2020 are reshaping the HR industry–and how today’s leaders can keep up with those shifting priorities.

Among the dozens of sessions offered during Tuesday’s opening events are several core sessions, including:

HRE’s Top HR Tech Products will also be unveiled during a keynote session, in which several winners will demo their innovative products.

Dozens of core, solution provider and HR Tech Talk sessions will be held throughout the week, allowing attendees to hear directly from vendors, companies and experts about the challenges they’ve experienced in the past few months and the technology they’re relying on to help solve those challenges. Between sessions, attendees have the opportunity to take part in yoga, stretching sessions and other wellness-centered programs in the Relaxation Lounge.

Networking is also a focus. Attendees can interact with one another through chat and video, with the Swapcard conference platform tapping AI to suggest peer matches based on job roles, industry, conference goals and more. The Networking Lounge is another opportunity to connect with attendees; participants can drop into the online community throughout the conference to take part in lively discussions with peers about their respective work and conference topics.

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Categories for discussions include learning and developing new skills; employee health and wellbeing; creating an inclusive culture; reimagining employee engagement and experience; workplace safety, policy and compliance; and managing a remote workforce.

More than 150 exhibitors with more than 2,000 products will also be on hand for virtual meetings and demos.

For more information or to register for the free event, CLICK HERE.

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Jen Colletta
Jen Colletta is managing editor at HRE. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in writing from La Salle University in Philadelphia and spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter and editor before joining HRE. She can be reached at [email protected].