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Science World at TELUS World of Science

1455 Quebec Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7


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“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein

We’re with Einstein on this one.

Traditional HR and leadership practices are broken. The same processes, initiatives, and way of doing things have been repeated for decades and it’s led to overworked, depressed, and disconnected workforces.

We’re changing that. We want creative ideas and different results to help put your people plan as the most important indicator to a healthy and profitable bottom line.

And that is why DisruptHR has created a platform to host these provocative conversations.

The Corker Co is hosting the one and only DisruptHR YVR of 2019 to bring together a community of people leaders–HR professionals, CEOs, technologists, and business leaders–for a buzzing night of presentations with a purpose to shift the way we work. People matter the most and this is the event to share your disruptive practice on how you’re transforming the workplace.

Should I attend?

You don’t need to be an HR professional to attend or speak at DisruptHR YVR. You do need to be passionate about the future of work and bringing human experiences into the workplace; to care that your leadership, in any area of the business, can impact someone’s life; and you do need to have an open mind and a curious spirit.

What can I expect?

The Talks

+ 8 - 10 speakers share their disruptive practices.
+ 5 minutes on the clock.
+ 15 second slide rotations to keep the conversation moving.
#pressureison #timeintegrity

Think TED Talks mixed with a Pecha Kucha-inspired style of talks. They’re fast and we promise they will leave you with key takeaways on bringing disruptive ideas to life at your organization.

Here are some clips from DisruptHR YVR and other cities around the world to get an idea of what you're in for.

You can also find DisruptHR YVR on Facebook and Twitter!

The Details

Doors open at 6:30 PM -- libations will be served; dinner will not.
The show starts at 7:00 PM.
Post-show networking, light snacks, and bevvies will be available to wrap up the evening.

For questions, interest in sponsorship or volunteering, please contact Matt at matt@thecorkercompany.com.

Who’s speaking?

If we hear from the same people, we hear the same stories. The following folks will be taking the stage to inspire us with new stories we can take back to our workplaces and communities:

+ Saleema Chaudhry; Manager, Talent Acquisition @ PayByPhone

+ Kevin Rutherford; President & CEO @ Nuun Hydration

+ Kelsy Trigg & Darryl Stickel; VP & Global Head of HR Project Office @ SAP / Executive Consultant (respectively)

+ Jodi Rai; Free Agent @ Canada's Free Agents & Founder @ heyHUMANTIS

+ Emma Bradford; Talent Advisor @ Vancouver Airport Authority

+ Ed Blunderfield; Founder @ Open Dialogue

+ Urszula Lipsztajn; coach & guide for impact leaders & entrepreneurs

+ Tru Wilson; student & transgender advocate

+ Gavin Dew; Founder @ Forum for Millennial Leadership

AND! This year we have a speed round panel - a Power Panel - featuring:

+ Paulina Cameron; CEO @ Forum for Women Entrepreneurs

+ Cobie Klein Damsel; recent UBC grad & coordinator for Congress 2019

+ Colin Pal; Founder @ Stillness Labs

+ Jessica O'Dowd; Talent Communications Lead @ Arc'teryx Equipment

PLUS - a very special guest will be dropping in too. (We love a good surprise.)

Dear parents: we're providing childcare

Don't let the kiddos stop you from attending this year. We have worked with Science World and Nannies On Call, to create a safe, attended, and fun space for munchkins aged 3 - 15 years. When you buy a ticket, make sure to add a "Mind My Munchkin" ticket for each kiddo you'd like to have cared for while you enjoy the program and post-show fun.

Once you've confirmed your ticket, our team will reach out to you for all necessary info we require in order to ensure we provide the best experience for your Munchkin.

Questions? Reach out to Hannah at hannah@thecorkercompany.com

Note: since the event is licensed, we can't welcome kiddos under 19 in to watch the program or post-show.

AND is the future

We believe in intersectional leaders and commit to elevating and including people of many different experiences and identities. Our speaker line up reflects this commitment. Our venue is accessible by public transit and for those with different mobility impairments. English-American Sign Language interpretation can be made available for the entire program. Should you require ASL or any mobility assistance, please reach out to Matt at matt@thecorkercompany.com.

Terms and Conditions // The Fine Print

As part of the DisruptHR Vancouver experience photos and videos will be taken at the event. The DisruptHR organizing team reserves the right to use the photos and videos for promotional and marketing purposes, using whichever channel it chooses (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). By purchasing a ticket to DisruptHR Vancouver you agree to this disclaimer. Should you have any specific concerns about this please contact us directly at hello@thecorkercompany.com.

** All ticket sales are non-refundable **

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Science World at TELUS World of Science

1455 Quebec Street

Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7


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