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Why Go to ERE’s Chicago Conference? Part 3
Posted By Todd Raphael On August 20, 2013 @ 12:28 pm In Advice and How-Tos | No Comments
In last week’s post , we talked about speakers. Prior to that, we talked about  this event’s for recruiting leaders. I want to give you another reason to travel to the Windy City . And that has to do with a running start out of the gate.
Let me explain.
I’ve been to a lot of conferences. And I usually walk away having met a lot of new people, mainly because I love meeting a lot of new people. Once in a while, though, you go to an event, and you leave thinking, “I wish I’d met someone to talk to about x.”
We try to prevent that. Quickly. The ERE Recruiting Conference  in Chicago begins with roundtables the first afternoon, September 16, 4:30. The first 90 minutes of the conference, before a lot of people have even put their bags in their rooms, you’ve learned something, and met people who’ll be valuable your whole trip.
You choose a moderator. (If you already know you’d like to moderate, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .) Then you go around the table and throw out your questions, challenges, and concerns in your topic area. The moderator picks a few to tackle, and then the table discusses them for about 45 minutes.
You switch tables and do it again.
The conversations at our recent Spring event were really fascinating. Some, like the “big data” table were standing room only. There were some great discussions about what people were doing to hire veterans.
Perhaps most importantly, 90 minutes into the conference, you leave the room having already met fellow recruiting leaders with whom you can have more conversations like these for the next two days, and for years to come.
As always if there is any other information or questions I can answer about the conference, don’t hesitate to contact me directly. Hopefully one of those recruiting leaders that I meet on the first evening in Chicago will be you!
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