Are you planning to attend the 2019 HR Technology Conference? With over 450 vendors and a jam-packed schedule of educational talks, product demos, and networking opportunities, getting prepared before you arrive is smart to ensure that you make the most of your time at the event. Keep reading for five tips that will help you maximize your time at HR Tech Conference 2019.
1. Get Ready to Network
The HR Tech Conference is a great place to connect with other industry professionals from around the world. Get ready to speak to anyone and everyone—you never know what will trigger the next wave of inspiration for your own business.
Join the opening night pub crawl to get to know other attendees in a relaxed environment, get chatting with exhibitors in the main hall, or try starting conversations during refreshment breaks. Make a list of people you’re keen to speak to and set up meetings beforehand if you can.
2. Build a Custom Agenda
Check out the conference agenda ahead of time and favorite the events you’re interested in to build your own custom schedule and avoid missing anything important. With talks on everything from AI to analytics, talent management to technical success, there’s plenty to choose from. Don’t be afraid to bookmark a few things you wouldn’t normally check out—this conference is a great place to get outside of your comfort zone and expand your knowledge.
3. Look For Interesting Live Product Demos
Is there a product you’ve been considering investing in? Now is a great time to see it in action with a private product demo. These hour-long, quiet demos can be arranged on the spot, but it’s a good idea to check what’s available before arriving so you can block out time. Almost 100 new products are announced at the event each year, so you’ll also get a first look at the most cutting-edge new solutions.
4. Check Out The Vendors in the Expo Hall
Take a look at the exhibitor list and highlight the vendors you know you’re interested in checking out. You can then make a beeline for them on the appointed day—and take in the rest on your way around the hall. This is a great time to compare similar products that you’re on the fence about.
The expo is the size of seven football fields, so give yourself plenty of time to look around and keep a copy of the floor plan handy. You might stumble across something really innovative that you’d never considered before, so don’t skip past companies just because you haven’t heard of them.
5. Join the Conversation Using #HRTechConf
Just been inspired by an amazing talk at the Women in HR Tech Summit? Discovered a mind-blowing new startup at Pitchfest? Share the moment using #HRTechConf on social media to connect with other attendees and make your voice heard.
Make sure you follow the hashtag and the @HRTechConf Twitter account ahead of time to get live updates on what’s going on. If someone you’d like to network with is using the hashtag, don’t be afraid to drop them a message and arrange a face-to-face meeting—it’s what the conference is all about.
The 2019 HR Tech Conference is set to be one of the biggest events of the year, with valuable opportunities to network, discover innovative new products, and learn from top industry professionals. Make the most of your visit by following the five tips above—and don’t forget to stop by CareerArc booth 606 to learn about our social recruiting and outplacement solutions.