Friday, August 19, 2011

12 Reasons to Attend ILSHRM11

This video below is cool. Although ILSHRM has not authorized or does not necessarily approve the content.  The content is solely that of its author and creator.  None of what you see has been authorized or verified by officials of Illinois SHRM-

- Dave Ryan Director of Social Media ISC SHRM

Thursday, August 18, 2011

ILSHRM All Access - Daily Video Wrap-Up

Here at Illinois SHRM we have been trying to push the envelope, raise the bar, whatever metaphor you want to use, to bring innovation to the 2011 Conference.

Curtis Midkiff
Ryan Seacrest
Today I got some exciting news from an old friend who will be at the conference.  Joining us from the mothership on Duke Street will be Curtis Midkiff a.k.a. @shrmsocmedguy.    Last year upon his arrival it wasn’t 30 minutes before we were at Best Buy.  Curtis is one the edge of the Social Media and technology stuff, and I like hanging with him.

Well this year, Curtis is going to be transformed into ILSHRM’s version of  Ryan Seacrest.  Curtis will be gathering video both days of the show. Then at the end of each day we will post  his video wrap up of  Monday and Tuesday.  No doubt Curtis will go behind the scenes and get the “real story. “

So Check back with us to see ILSHRM All Accessa daily video recap of the conference on Monday and again on Tuesday.  Look at the photos above, and I ask you, who do you think would make a better host? 

-Dave Ryan Director of Social Media ISC SHRM

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Meet Mingle and Tweet

Ok all of you social media types headed to the Illinois State SHRM Conference, I am going to lay out there a goal for our upcoming conference. 100 that is the goal!

One of my goals for this conference is to create 100 #newusers on twitter.

This shouldn’t be too hard, I don’t think as our friend Jessica Merrill-Miller (no @blogging4jobs is not her name) will be instructing a social media boot camp on Sunday leading up to the Mondays keynote session.  While Jessica’s efforts will no doubt give my goal a giant boost, the omni-presence of social media luminaries should help the cause as well.

But we have to be careful… we want to reach out and welcome all of the folks who are new to twitter and other social media outlets that are in attendance. Ya know sometime we hang together… like a gang or something, which intimidates some folks. Or if we are not hanging out, like a pack of social media wolves, we are all standing around looking at our smart phones and not interacting with other folks.  If you really old then you have to hold the phone close to your face and look over the top of you bifocals. So let’s make sure we don’t do this.

Don’t get too caught up in tweeting or blogging while you are in a session. I still have people glare at me like, “how rude.”  If only they new I was complimenting the presenter.

We should have some great content coming out of the conference let’s just make we step outside the echo-chamber and engage the rest of the world; to see what they are thinking and doing at the conference. 

The mantra for the conference is meet, mingle and tweet!

-Dave Ryan Director of Social Media ISC-SHRM

Monday, August 15, 2011

Jake & Elwood Lookout...Here Comes Talent Anarchy

If you don't know these guys Joe and Jason...check this out

Less than a week... See you at #ILSHRM11!
- Dave Ryan Director of Social Media ISC SHRM

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Countdown Begins

It is less than a week away for our big show here in Illinois.  So as we put the final touches on things we are looking over all of the details. 

We have put together an impressive list of sessions offering up a ton of HRCI credits. We have created a TWUBS feed so you can follow or embed the tweet stream. We have created a list of twitter users who we know will be in attendance (and would be happy to add you).  We will be hosting a meetup/tweetup on Monday evening August 22nd.  We will be recognizing our Wellness at Work – WOWWIE winners at a lunch meeting. We will be hosting official from the SHRM .Bookstore – and all that they bring with them to the conference.

List of bloggers from the TWUBS  site.
We will have in attendance two internet Radio sensations (yes I chose that word carefully) Steve Boese host of HR Happy Hour will be in attendance and trying our some new and exciting technology. Also we have the dynamic duo of Bryan Wempen and William Tincup host of the daily internet HR Radio show Drive Thru HR. Bryan and William will be doing two broadcasts from the event.

Also in attendance we will have SHRM’s own Social Media Guru Curtiss Midkiff, who to will be doing something new and different for a state conference.  You will have to follow the event to see what Curtiss has up his sleeve.

How about Google + what are we going to do with that?  We are not sure yet, but it is on the radar and we are going to try to integrate that into the event somehow.

We have over 25 bloggers who will be on site. No doubt that will generate a sizable about of content coming out of the conference.

We will have nearly 60 vendors at our vendor fair showing off some of the latest things for the world of H.R.

If you haven’t signed up it is not too late.  If you are registered, make sure you sign up for the meetup and join our twubs page.   See you soon!

-Dave Ryan Director of Social Media ISC SHRM