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What Is #TruNora ?

#truNora is the 6’th in a series of Unconferences organised by #tru (The Recruiting Unconference.) It’s planned to co-incide with the 10’th Annaversary of the National On-Line Recruitment Awards, which are awarded later in the evening. (We are even on the judging panel).  The Nora’s are awarded for excellence in candidate experience, a theme that will run through all of the event.

What is an Unconference?

An unconference is a gathering of minds, experiences and opinions where the attendees (or active participants) lead the conversation. There are 4 simple rules:

1: No Presentations

2: No Powerpoint

3: No Name Badges

4: No Pitching

Apart from that, anything goes. We don’t have presentations because the best knowledge is in the room. By bringing together participants from all kinds of backgrounds with a shared interest. Job Boards, Recruiters (Corporate and Agency), Technologists, Mobile Specialists, Branding Companies and more, all with a shared interest in talent attraction from a different perspective. No talking heads to listen to and nod or nod off.

No Powerpoint because we want the eyes to meet in the middle and everyone to have the floor. Each track, (session), has track leaders with a background in the topic, but their job is to start the conversation, be available for reference and sum things up. The stars always come from the participants. (We select track-leaders from participants at previous events.)

No name badges because we believe that if you don’t know who someone is you should introduce yourself and start talking. No need stare at their chest to work out if they are worth it.

No pitching because we don’t have exhibitions or stands. Any give aways have to be creative and relevant and any product pitching gets shut down by the other participants. People will buy from you if they respect what you say, not what you pitch.

Each track lasts an hour, with 3 running an hour. You can move between tracks as you wish, it’s not considered rude and there is no need to stand on ceremony. Get what you want and move on, like an all you can eat buffet!

We would expect to add tracks throughout the day as participants come up with new ideas or want something more on a subject, just tell us what you want to do or take part in, (not ask), and we will schedule and announce it.

You can see the starting list of tracks on the track list in the main menu. We will be adding tracks through crowd sourcing up to, and during the event.

Being linked with the Nora’s, the overriding theme of the day is candidate experience, and why it’s good for business.

There’s 12 tracks planned, we will no doubt do more, and only 100 tickets available. Any more than 100 people and things switch to presentation so we are strict on this.

Track leaders to be announced

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