I love speaking at conferences--mostly because it means a free pass. And I get to hear some super fab people and really listen and learn. Take MediaBistro's Career Circus earlier this year. Before and after my musings, there were stars like Richard Cho from Facebook, Saul Colt from FreshBooks and Laurie Ruettimann, the Cynical Girl.One thing I've been working on (feedback from my Brand Experiment, more on that later) is listening. Not just hearing people, but listening. And conferences are a great place to do that. You're unencumbered by the daily stresses that follow you around your local office and you can think beyond yourself, your role, and your organization.
So here's a deal--three conferences that can help you get your learnin' on with a contest and a few discounts too! I'll be sharing some wisdom at each but check out the rest of the line-ups. They're super. Oh, and let me know if I'll see you there!
October 24, 2011: I'm hosting ERE's Recruiting Innovation Summit at Facebook HQ with a speaker line-up that includes Zappos and Intuit..
November 16, 2011: We're talking social media and talent at Social Media Plus in my hometown of Motown Philly.
Suggest any other great events in the comments...