So, as you can tell by all my posts this week, I’ve been attending the IHRIM HR Technology Conference and Expo in Chicago. I was asked to be a part of the social media press corp and blog LIVE from the conference. I was honored.
Sabrina Baker and I headed out at the crack of someone on Tuesday around 5:30 am to catch a train to the city (It’s about an hour and a half train ride). She and I always have a blast when we hang and try not to get into too much trouble, though I was wondering if we might – when we hopped on the silent train by mistake. That was hell for both of us.
We wanted to make sure we were there for the opening session with Jamie Notter who did an outstanding job as opening keynote. See my post HERE! The conference went on to of course add several break-out sessions in which my cohorts Sabrina Baker, Dwayne Lay and I all headed to so we could tweet, blog and share throughout our extended online presence. My first session was regarding Gamification at Work by Scott Randall of BrandGames and I had it marked on on my schedule on my mobile app. Read more about that HERE!
And while I’m at it may I say that the mobile conference app was the shizzle! (See pic above) In association with TripBuilder app designers – this app was easy to navigate, had amazing features such as notes that you could save in your session files and go back to at a later time, manage your way around the hotel, connect with other attendees, find your vendors in the exhibit hall and the whole shabang! I’m looking into finding out more about TripBuilder for Illinois SHRM State Conference. Easy is good. And when you mix easy with highly functional you have – #Winning.
We had a great time walking around to the exhibitors booths and had fun holding video interviews with a few of them. I also had the privilege of interviewing Marc Miller, the author of Heroic HR. Come on over to YOUTUBE and see those. Oh, and while you’re there – subscribe if you’d like!
Lastly, it’s always great when you can meet your online connections IRL (In Real Life) and take that relationship to another level as I was honored to do with my friend and Twitter connections Deb Maher, Narcisco, and Bonnie Clark, to name a few. These folks are simply superb. #FF (make sure you follow them)
All in all, it was a great conference and I’m glad I was able to be a part!