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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

5:00 - 6:15 pm Networking (appetizers and drinks)

6:15 - 6:20 pm Welcome, Intros, and Housekeeping

6:20 - 7:30 pm Our Disruptive Speakers do some Disrupting

7:30 - 7:45 pm Speaker Q&A and Closing

7:45 - 8:30 pm Networking (drinks)

8:30 - until pm Self-directed networking at the Tavern next door

DisruptHR RDU Spring 2018 Speakers

You could be here!

Want a chance to be on stage at the next edition of Disrupt HR RDU? Here's your chance. Submissions are now open.

We are looking for ideas and innovation. We aren't looking for sales pitches. 

Those ideas come from Human Resources, Talent Professionals, CEOs, Sales Managers, Marketing pros, Engineers, Customer Service, men, women, and anything or anyone in between. 

Our past presentations can be found at  https://vimeo.com/album/4896969

Individual Registration


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

Bring a Friend Ticket


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

Pack of 5 Tickets


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Your Pack of 5 Tickets includes (for you and 4 friends/colleagues): a t-shirt; dinner; 2 alcoholic drink tickets; and admission to the event. We will need the name of the attendees no less than 48 hours before the event. 

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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