• Cutting edge content by top notch speakers including Keynote Scott Stratten
• Work alongside industry leaders in a community service event
• Digital Brand Camp led by Paul Barron
• An energy that you have never felt before
• Build relationships that will change your life – I promise they will
Instead of explaining what People Report does, I’ll let you learn more here. The more important message that I would like to get across is that those who have attended this conference have described it as life changing. At the helm of People Report is Joni Doolin who I admire for her tenacity to be on the leading edge of not just industry trends but trends in the world and how they will effect business and your world. She has a track record of bringing in speakers that wow the audience like Futurist David Houle, forward thinker and founder of MacWEEK Michael Tchong, along with a list of restaurant industry icons.
The speakers are only par t of the conference. Each conference has included a half day of community service. Everyone including CEO’s of major brands, speakers, attendees, vendors and volunteers work alongside to put meals together at the North Texas Food Bank to bring awareness to Share Our Strength‘s plight to end childhood hunger. They weed the gardens at Jonathan’s Place to give abused children better living environment, and the list goes on.
Interactive breakout sessions led by thought leaders examine forward thinking industry trends. Past sessions have included using social media and location based apps to recruit, how the industry can be more green, measuring social media metrics, implications of healthcare reform, and a great many more. My biggest complaint about the conference has always been having to choose between so many relevant sessions running at one time.
The number one reason I would recommend this conference is the relationships that are formed there. They have opened a great number of doors for me and have allowed me to meet people that are now some of my best friends. This is the type of company you want to surround yourself with. We have used social media to remain in communication year round. If you’re not social media savvy you will be by the time you leave as this is the most tweeted about conference in the restaurant community, and if you know me, you know that’s a lot of tweets!