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How To Have Fun Without Getting Fired At #HRTechConf


You have no idea what you’re in for, do you? Maybe you’re working a booth and you were told you’re heading to HR Tech to represent your team or maybe you’re the CEO and it’s your first year. No one is safe from the danger of conference shenanigans. Here’s a few tips on how to have a blast in Vegas without ending up on the roof of Caesar’s Palace.

  • Cut loose less than the next guy. Just because everyone’s having a blast getting a little drunker than normal doesn’t mean it’s time for you to compete with the suggestion of a seedy strip club. Stop short of turning into the weekend version of Walter White and you’ll keep your reputation intact.

  • Don’t go “all Vegas” on everyone. What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Sometimes you need antibiotics to clear up some Vegas … if you get my drift. Don’t skip the conference for a blurry day in the casinos. Don’t get married to a stranger in a chapel on the Strip. And also, don’t strip. No one wants to see that.

  • Don’t get stranded. Keep your phone charged, travel smart, and don’t get stranded in a strange part of town. If you’re not a Vegas veteran, you might want to make your plan for the night easy enough to follow no matter what happens so you can make it back in one piece.

  • Keep your principles. You don’t have to be one of the mortified faces shamefully walking the expo hall the next morning. Remember what you came to do and who you are.

HR Tech can get crazy. Needless to say, if you’re ready to make some mistakes, make them at our party on Monday night. And as a general rule, you don’t have to try to keep up with The Starr Conspiracy — no one has succeeded and lived to tell the tale. That’s mostly a joke. Mostly.

But if you think you can hang, come party with us.