Tic toc… tic toc… we are getting oh so close to SocialHRcamp Vancouver 2015 at Hootsuite. Oh yes siiirrrrreeee… the speaker line-up is set (btw a new version of the agenda will be posted very VERY soon), sponsor group is set, venue is set and all the other details are ready to go. However, we still need to introduce the remaining group of speakers, and they’re all awesome ones, and they’re new to SocialHRCamp, which is a common theme with all of our Camps.
This Camp will be the 2nd to participate in raising money for the SocialHRCamp – Free The Children project. If you haven’t already read the specific details please do so here. The end of 2015 can’t come faster enough when we WILL hit our goal of raising money to support the worthy communities of Mondaña and Bellavista in the Napo province of Ecuador. Andrew Chan, Manager of Donor Engagement and Development for the Western Canada office of Free The Children will join us at the Camp to educate attendees on the organization and the specific project we are connected to.
Dave Savory (Co-Founder & COO) and Richard Tuck (CEO) of Vancouver start-up Riipen will be joining us this year. We’re ecstatic to have them with us as we love to showcase Canadian HR Tech start-ups. We’re excited about Riipen because we believe it’s filling a need in the market — connecting students to organizations via short-term, flexible, relevant and skill-specific projects while replacing the “dead resume”. With the upswing in the economy organizations will (already have started) increase their hiring, particularly within the young professional category. Instead of dealing with hundreds upon hundreds of resumes that all look the same they can leverage Riipen to connect and engage with young talent earlier in the process, providing them with invaluable experience while satisfying their own business requirements, both short and long-term. One interesting thing about Riipen is that it started as a business school project. Want to hear the full story? Register for SocialHRCamp Vancouver and you’ll hear all about it.
Registrations continue to go strong, and as we near our 100 attendee cap it becomes more important for you to reserve your spot now. Tickets are only $99, of which $60 gets donated to the Free The Children Project to support development of a school in the Amazon Region of Ecuador. Click on the register button below.