• Why did you sign up for HRevolution 2011?

To meet all the peeps. Although writing/ blogging for the last 2 years-ish, work constraints have kept me away from conferences, un-conferences, and all the general HR debauchery, wisdom and insight that follow you all.

  • What do you expect to get out of the event (lessons learned, better connections, etc.)?

I wanna gain more connections outside of my Birmingham home, put more faces with twitter handles, swap more HR tall tales, and gain LOTS o’ material to write about on fistfuloftalent.com, Daxkonation.com and other HR sites.

  • What’s the #1 thing you’re looking forward to (meeting someone, a specific session or two, etc.)?

Sessions:

  1. Any session with the word Slam, Pop, Creepy, or Suck in the title—you had me at hello….
  2. Strategic Sessions always make me a happy pro.
  3. I always need help with HR Tech—so if I am smart I’ll check those out.

People:

Wow—hmmmm so many people I’m looking forward to meeting: China G, Willy Tincup, Laurie Rueittiman, Charlie Judy, Trish McFarlane, Paul Smith….really I could name everyone. There are a lot of FOTers who I haven’t met in person that I am stoked to see. There are too, too many names to mention in one little paragraph. I’m also happy to connect with old pals too—-

  • Any other random comments?

A good time will be had by all…

Connect with Dawn before the event on Twitter @dawnhrrocks

  • Why did you sign up for HRevolution 2011?

I attended the 2010 version of HREvolution as a treat for myself. I had wanted to attend a so-called unconference and see what all the buzz was about. I did so and simply had an amazing time, met some great people, and have built some wonderful friendships from the event. So now going forward the bar has been set. My expectations for this year are exponentially greater than they were for last year.

Since last year, I have met a number of the folks who will be in attendance. I am looking forward to seeing them again, and meeting many folks face to face for the first time.

  • What do you expect to get out of the event (lessons learned, better connections, etc.)?

My expectations are two fold. I always enjoy meeting people and expanding my network. Secondly, I hope to come away from the weekend with new ideas, fresh approaches and innovative ways of attacking matters that are in front of me, or matters that will be put in front of me.

  • What’s the #1 thing you’re looking forward to (meeting someone, a specific session or two, etc.)?

The one thing I am looking forward to from the entire event, is being in the space, where this vibe/energy is being created. When you share space and thoughts with a group of like minded people it creates an atmosphere, a buzz which is palpable. Being there and sharing that experience is invigorating, and I am most excited to share in this.

  • Any other random comments? 🙂

HREvolution 2011 will be a place where old friends meet, new friends are made, and thoughts and ideas are shared, and perhaps someone doing something just a little outrageous, but yet still fun. – Sign me up!

On a personal note I did write a post about attending last year. If you care to look at that you can find it here.

Be sure to connect with Dave before the event on Twitter @davethehrczar.

Beth McDonaldToday I’m continuing to highlight some of our attendees. I’ll be touching base with newbies to HRevolution as well as the grizzled veterans to hear some of their insights and hopes for the coming event.

In this post I reached out to my twitter buddy Beth McDonald about her first HRev. Her excitement for the event is contagious, and I think a lot of people are going to enjoy meeting her for the first time (myself included).

Why did you sign up for HRevolution 2011?

I remember seeing all the tweets about it last year and the whole idea of an “unconference” intrigued me. I wanted to jump in and experience it with some of the amazing folks that I’ve “met” online in the last year or so. I’m hoping some of their brilliance will rub off on me!

  • What do you expect to get out of the event (lessons learned, better connections, etc.)?

I expect to be challenged, to think, to learn and to come away with some great, practical ideas that I can introduce to my team. I also expect to establish some wonderful friendships.

  • What’s the #1 thing you’re looking forward to (meeting someone, a specific session or two, etc.)?

I’m most looking forward to meeting so many of the folks who make my twitter stream so much fun to read.

  • Any other random comments?

Thank you so much to Ben, Trish, Crystal & Steve for all your hard work in putting on this event! I absolutely cannot wait!

Thanks to Beth for her kind words and enthusiasm! You can connect with Beth on Twitter or LinkedIn before the event!

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Today I’m switching gears and starting to highlight some of our attendees. I’ll be touching base with newbies to HRevolution as well as the grizzled veterans to hear some of their insights and hopes for the coming event.

In this post I reached out to my good friend Dr. Daniel Crosby about his first HRev. He’s someone who everyone is going to enjoy meeting. Be warned, he is a practicing psych and an org dev guy with some big ideas for how to make HR/recruiting better (hint: ask him about select, perfect, persuade). He should be on your “gotta meet” list!

  • Why did you sign up for HRevolution 2011?

Because as much fun as I’ve had “getting to know” many of the attendees through social media, there really is no substitute for person-to-person interaction. I’m looking forward to deepening existing relationships and meeting some great new people. Also it’s in my former home of Ay Tee Ell Jawgia (ATL, Georgia, for those without phonetic pronunciation!) and I never miss a chance to make it to “The A.”

•                What do you expect to get out of the event (lessons learned, better connections, etc.)?

I spend most of my time speaking, training, and coaching – I’m really excited to be on the receiving end and learn from some bright, creative people.

•                What’s the #1 thing you’re looking forward to (meeting someone, a specific session or two, etc.)?

First and foremost, I’m looking forward to fried green tomatoes at Flying Biscuit. Oh, you mean the conference? I’m a big influence junkie and am looking forward to Paul Hebert’s presentation on “Designing for Influence.”

  • Any other random comments? 🙂

How cool is that we have trading cards?

Thanks for sharing, Daniel! You can find him on Twitter @incblot, on SlideShare, and on LinkedIn. Go ahead and connect before HRevolution begins so the relationship/networking foundation is there when you arrive at Atlanta!