#tru. The Recruiting Unconference is teaming up with NPA Worldwide to host a unique event in Denver, prior to the NPA worldwide global summit. #tru is often copied, but rarely matched when it comes to open conversations on the topics that are really important in and around recruiting.
#tru is the The Recruiting Unconference, a global series of events hosted for recruiters and those who work around the recruiting space. We are not trying to build an event company, selling speaker slots or charging high end ticket prices, the content and conversations come from the participants. Whilst NPA mebers benefit from a special discount, admission is open to all.
For Denver, track topics and track leaders will come from anyone who has a topic they want to discuss including many of the speakers from the summit. You have expertise in an area, or a burning topic you want to discuss, book a ticket, mail us the topic and we will book you in. If you are wanting to support the event as a sponsor, donate what you think it is worth to you, we will be glad to reconise your contribution.
What is an Unconference?
An unconference is a gathering of minds, experiences and opinions where the attendees (or active participants) lead the conversation. There are 4 simple rules:
1: No Presentations
2: No PowerPoint
3: No Name Badges
4: No Pitching
Apart from that, anything goes. We don’t have presentations because the best knowledge is in the room. By bringing together participants from all kinds of backgrounds with a shared interest. Job Boards, Recruiters (Corporate and Agency), Technologists, Mobile Specialists, Branding Companies and more, all with a shared interest in talent attraction from a different perspective. No talking heads to listen to and nod or nod off.
No PowerPoint because we want the eyes to meet in the middle and everyone to have the floor. Each track, (session), has track leaders with a background in the topic, but their job is to start the conversation, be available for reference and sum things up. The stars always come from the participants. (We select track-leaders from participants at previous events.)
No name badges because we believe that if you don’t know who someone is you should introduce yourself and start talking. No need stare at their chest to work out if they are worth it.
No pitching because we don’t have exhibitions or stands. Any give aways have to be creative and relevant and any product pitching gets shut down by the other participants. People will buy from you if they respect what you say, not what you pitch.
Each track lasts an hour, with 2 or 3 tracks running at the same time. Thanks to NPA Worldwide for making everything possible.
Look forward to seeing you in Denver.
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