You don’t go to conferences for the t-shirts and cookies, right?

Stop right there. Don’t admit it if you do. I’ve seen those expense reports and if I were your boss, that would make me cringe.

In all seriousness, we’ve all picked up enough pens to last a lifetime at conferences like these. We’ve dropped our cards in a million baskets to win an iThis or that.

Still don’t know anyone who has actually won one of those, but that’s neither here nor there.

My point? We actually go to these conferences for one specific thing: perspective. We listen to speakers who have lived the challenges we have, analysts who know the tech landscape better than we do. Attendees want a better experience  – better connections, better relationships, and a better understanding of technology that they can’t get from a random demo or one hour webinar.

So before we all head to one of the biggest conferences of the year, I wanted to take the time to point you to a few sessions that will definitely offer perspective and help you have a better experience at one of the largest conferences of the year, HR Tech.

Our Top 4 HR Tech Sessions:

  1. Our booth! In addition to soft t-shirts and a robot (yes, a robot) at our HR Tech booth, we’re hosting conversations we’ll livestream on Facebook from our booth (Number 3041). On Wednesday and Thursday, we’ll have a new speaker on the hour between 10 and 4 for a 10 minute Facebook live presentation on the trends you should know. We’ll answer questions from people passing by and have real conversations about how our space is really changing and what you should be looking out for. Speakers include Matt Charney, Jennifer Payne, Katrina Kibben, Chris Russell, and more.
  2. AI, Blockchain, and VR: Are They Here to Stay?
    Room: Lando Session Number: WH3A
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
    As the work experience — and the workforce — become more quantified, will automation powered by new technologies take over HR service delivery? Are these truly innovations or just the latest fad?
  3. An Introduction to AI for HR Leaders
    Room: Lando Session Number: AI1
    Wednesday, September 12, 2018: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    John Sumser will walk you through the 5 areas in which you should focus your energy when considering the implementation of intelligent software: Data Sources, Privacy/Security, Latency, Ethics and Performance Guarantees. People pay to have this conversation with him. Go.
  4. How AI Technology Can Eliminate or Amplify Bias
    Room: Delfino 4102 Session Number: AI5
    Friday, September 14, 2018: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Kate Bischoff and Heather Bussing will cover how bias can be amplified by technology, how to look at your data for evidence of biased outcomes, how to talk with the C-Suite about bias and technology, and what to do when tech that is supposed to eliminate bias actually makes it worse. They’ll conclude with a summary of key actionable principles for managing HR tech projects to minimize bias.