3 Must-See Reasons to Attend Transform Next Month in Austin

I’ve written here a lot about the great speakers that will be at the first-ever TLNT Transform conference next month (Feb. 27-28) in sunny Austin, Texas. What I haven’t done, however, is specifically answered the question I get asked — “why should I attend?”

It’s a good question and one I get a lot. And, I’ve answered it in many different and varied ways.

Yes, there are lots of reasons I could give you for why you need to be at Transform in Austin next month, but here are three that jump to the top of my mind:

  • You’ll get lots of forward-thinking insights into what you need to succeed tomorrow in talent management (and HR). I’ve attended a lot of conferences, and I can’t think of many sessions that actually helped me better understand what I needed to do to succeed in the future. That’s what makes Transform so different. Whether it be Jim Knight of Hard Rock International talking about “How to Build a Team of Rock Stars,” or author Jeanne Meister on Preparing NOW for the 2020 Workplace,the speakers at Transform will guide and challenge you as you in what you’ll need to succeed with your workforce tomorrow.
  • You’ll hear Billy Beane of “Moneyball” fame tell you about the lessons of his innovative (and now famous) talent management system. Brad Pitt may get the Academy Award nomination, but it is Billy Beane who built major league baseball’s famous system that allowed his small-market Oakland ball club compete with the big boys in New York and Boston. “The Moneyball Approach to Talent Management” will give you some practical, real life insights and takeaways you can use in your own workforce tomorrow.
  • You’ll spend two days in warm and sunny Austin, Texas (no small deal in the winter) out of the office and engaged with other forward thinking talent management professionals in an environment where you can step back and think a little about your future needs and challenges of tomorrow instead of being focused just on what you need to do to get through today.

Not your typical conference

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: TLNT Transform isn’t your typical talent management or HR conference. It has been carefully designed to prepare you for the challenges and changes you’ll be facing tomorrow and beyond, not just about what you should be doing in the here and now. That’s something you won’t get at most conferences, yet it is something incredibly important if you are going to be ready to succeed in the world we face tomorrow.

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If you go to Transform, you’ll hear all the great speakers and talent management experts I’ve mentioned here plus a lot more. You’ll also be networking with some incredibly smart talent management professionals in a cool place like Austin, Texas. Plus, you will be able to pick up some HRCI credits as well, if that’s something you need.

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We really want you to join us next month in Austin on Feb. 27-28, so take advantage of this great deal so you can attend Transform. To make it a little easier, use the discount code TF12TLNT when you register, you’ll save an additional $250 off the early bird rate. Just go to the Transform website and register here.

Late February in Austin should be nice — probably a lot better (and warmer) than many other places you could be. So come to Austin, Texas for a great winter break, and you’ll also get a lot of great insight and forward-thinking information about talent management as well, so make sure you take advantage of this great offer and sign up to be there at Transform.

John Hollon is Editor-at-Large at ERE Media and was the founding Editor of TLNT.com. A longtime newspaper, magazine, and business journal editor, John has deep roots in the talent management space. He's the former Editor of Workforce Management magazine and workforce.com, served as Editor of RecruitingDaily, and was Vice President for Content at HR technology firm Checkster. An award-winning journalist, John has written extensively about HR, talent management, leadership, and smart business practices, including for the popular Fistful of Talent blog. Contact him at johnhollon@ere.net, connect with him on LinkedIn, or follow him on Twitter @johnhollon.

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