Impact99 – November 7th – Will you be there?
Impact99 is like a fresh new breeze in the HR community. The focus of the event is HR and Social Media, two topics I’m pretty pumped up about. When looking at social media within an HR context, it is often focused on parameters, guidelines, and policies around the use (or abuse) of social media in the workplace. And this conference is focused on looking at social media as something to be embraced by HR and business and as a tool for engaging employees. It is interesting to note that several of the speakers, sponsors, and guest panelists are colleagues I had already connected with on Twitter, so it will also be very nice to meet them and network IRL (in real life)!
There is a fantastic speaker lineup and an impactful and participative day planned including “HR Trailblazer Speed Learning Pods.“ The key note speaker is Sidneyeve Matrix. Besides having a pretty awesome name, Sidneyeve is a Queen’s University professor and eCommunications strategy and design consultant at MatrixMediaFX! I first heard about Sidneyeve from my son who had taken one of her courses. Knowing my involvement with Twitter he recommended that I “follow” her. Then this summer, I went to an orientation session at the university with my daughter, where I had the opportunity to hear Sidneyeve speak. After her motivating address to the students, I had a huge lump in my throat and goosebumps thinking about the wonderful journey my youngest child was about to experience and the knowledge she would gain.
It’s never too late to continue to grow and learn. Whether you are new to social media or not, continue the learning journey by attending Impact99! The event organizers, Christine McLeod and Jeff Waldman, say that Impact99 is for HR Trailblazers. I like the sound of that, don’t you? If you are interested, register soon. I hope to see fellow HR colleagues and business leaders there and I’m looking forward to meeting some of my fellow Twitterers at the event which, by the way, is being held at the beautiful Evergreen Brick Works location in Toronto!
Best regards, Joanne Royce, HR Trailblazer