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About DisruptHR


Come hang out and hear spirited, focused presentations about disruptive ideas in the talent, HR and PeopleOps space. We take the brilliance of TED Talks, adding a pinch of energy from Ignite events, finishing it with a dash of "talent" and giving each speaker 5 minutes to blow your mind on topics relevant to the people experience in the workplace! Currently DisruptHR operates worldwide, but our RDU chapter was the first in NC.

You don't need to work in HR to attend nor to submit to speak. In fact, Disrupt talks have been given and attended by C-Suite Leaders, Technologists, Restaurateurs, Students, Politicians...and, yes, even a few HR Professionals.

DisruptHR is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower executives, business leaders and professionals in the vast and important fields of Human Resources (People Ops). We are about blowing up the norms to which we've fallen prey, innovating, and creating a more meaningful, rewarding, and engaging experience from this thing called work.

The Event


Speakers will be given 5 minutes each to wow you - they’ll do it while 20 slides advance automatically every 15 seconds. It’s energetic, thought-provoking, and high-impact. You aren't coming to be "Pitched" to (except for brief thanks to our sponsors, because they are amazing and make this happen). You're coming to hear of innovative ideas that could Disrupt how we operate. 

The ticket price includes beverages (adult and otherwise [Always drink Responsibly]), food, incredible content, and awesome networking opportunities interspersed throughout the evening. And all of it in a cool place with a tavern nextdoor.

The Speakers & Agenda


Date: May 7, 2019

Location: Raleigh, NC - Cannon Room

5:00 - 6:00 pm Networking (appetizers and drinks)

6:00 - 6:10 pm Welcome, Intros, and Housekeeping

6:15 - 7:30 pm Our Disruptive Speakers do some Disrupting

7:30 - 8:00 pm Networking (drinks)


DisruptHR RDU Spring 2019 Speakers


Come Hear these Speakers

Anita Laurence - DX Learning Solutions

Dare your leaders to care about themselves and their people

Kelly Maturi - iZotope

From the Ground Up: Building your Learning platform

Dale Leatherwood - Clear Degree

A Tuition Assistance Program that Actually Works! 

Dean Baldwin - Speakap Inc

Applying Social Media Concepts to Promote Employee Engagement

Keesa Schreane - Thomson Reuters

How to be a "Woke" Leader

Jeff Crouell Moseley - technical ServicesTalent on Deck 

Veterans in the workforce

Kerry Bayles - 

Don’t Tell Your Admin to Arrange a Team Building Event

Christina Lock - Catch Talent

Working Moms: Keep them by letting them go

Amy Honka - Procter & Gamble

HR Hacks & Rapid Learning

Alan Burger - InfoSlips

From Total Rewards to Total Relationships

Patricia SpraguePower Within HerMe, Me, Me... It's all about Me

Tracy Saunders - Women's Job Search Network

Uh oh... Your Hiring Process is Full of Microagressions

Kaylyn Reid - Cultivate People 

Change the HR Landscape: Be Agile 

Jessica Mitsch - Momentum Learning

Disrupting YOU

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Ticket Options

Individual Disruptor


Your Innovated admission includes: a t-shirt; dinner; 2 alcoholic drink tickets; and admission to the event. 

Buy a Pair


Your Bring a Friend Ticket Pair includes (for you and a friend): a t-shirt; 2 alcoholic drink tickets; and admission to the event.

Pack of 5


Your Pack of 5 Tickets includes (for you and 4 people you know or, better yet, don't know): a t-shirt; dinner; 2 alcoholic drink tickets; and admission to the event.  

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Event Code of Conduct

Our DisruptHR RDU events are dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event attendees and/or participants in any form. Event attendees, speakers and/or participants of any kind violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the DisruptHR RDU organizers. By electing to attend one of our events, you agree to this code. 


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