So SocialHRCamp Los Angeles 2017 came and went in a blur. It was our first evening event, and we think it’s safe to say that it was a success. The WeWork Culver City venue was fantastic, speakers were top-notch, sponsors were highly supportive and the audience appeared to be engaged. As we normally do, we evaluate the activity on social media, specifically Twitter, and as you can see from the visual below we had a pretty good social media presence. We didn’t end up trending in the Culver City area but it was a decent showing to say the least. Here is what happened with #SHRC17 on May 11, 2017.
We will be posting the Camp presentations and photos on the L.A. Camp page in the very near future. We’ll also publish a photo album on our Facebook page for those that are actively engaged on Facebook. Once again we would like to thank our awesome sponsors, WeWork, HR Cloud, Dovetail Software and Recruiting Social.
Austin Here We Come…
We now turn our attention to another first-time city, Austin, Texas. It’s going to be another adventure for us as we meet the HR/Recruitment Community from the heart of Texas. This Camp came to be because of 2 things. First, the awesome Autumn Manning (one of our speakers), CEO of YouEarnedIt (our first Austin sponsor) expertly persuaded me to bring the event to Austin. Second, we will be fundraising for industry peer Marianthe Verver who is courageously battling breast cancer. We encourage you to read a blog post from Camp Founder, Jeff Waldman’s, personal blog. It was posted in June 2016 when he became aware of Marianthe’s illness. At the time we were looking to run a Camp in Dallas. It never materialized and Austin became the better option for us.
What’s Different About SocialHRCamp Austin
First, we will be uncapping the number of sponsors for this event. We typically run each Camp with 3-5 sponsors — this number usually is enough to cover our costs and we want to ensure our sponsors maximize their experience. However, this decision leads us to our second differentiating point, which is that every single penny of profits generated from ticket sales and sponsorship will go to Marianthe. Our goal is to raise $10,000 for Marianthe, and we can only achiever this goal by having more than the typical number of sponsors on board. So, if you’re a Recruitment/HR tech or services company, and you emulate with the hands-on learning concept of SocialHRCamp we want to hear from you… ASAP.
Please email Jeff Waldman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in learning what sponsoring SocialHRCamp means for you.
We have already had a number of people asking us if they can donate to this cause without attending the Camp or sponsoring. The answer is, “absolutely yes”. We have set up a Tilt campaign (see below for details). You can donate as much as you are able to give, and anything is greatly appreciated.