It happens every November in Alexandrea, VA. It is the SHRM Leadership Conference. This annual event is put on by the mothership to help spread the word about the SHRM mission and message. If you attend you will find: many first time attendees, many veterans of 10 or more conferences, and many of the SHRM staffers. The event usually offers up the annual Pinnacle Awards which are awarded at a luncheon, it also includes a trip over to SHRM Headquarters with some excellent food and drink.
It is also a great place to network and meet other people. But over the years some folks have become concerned about sharing their contact information with other attendees. Those of us active in the social media are internet extroverts, we want to share and meet new people make new connections, and meet-up in real life (IRL) with people we have met on line.
So having said that at Illinois SHRM we would like to coordinate sharing of contact information for those who wish to do so. You do not have to participate, but if you do you will be given access to all of the others who sign up to share thier contact information. This is somewhat of an experiment in using Google Docs integrated into the blog post.
If this works like we plan, we will share with anyone who is interested how to very easily gather data as we are doing here. If you would like to be included simply fill out this form. Via email you will then be given access to view the spreadsheet so you may see who all wished to network in somewhat of an open fashion.
Thanks for joining in our networking efforts.
-Dave Ryan Director of Social Media ISC SHRM