The Live BigHR Event 2021 is over But It's Not too Late to Get Access to the Recordings!

6th Annual CHRO Partners’ BigHR Event on Friday Sept. 10th, 2021**

First-ever HR TED* Talks That Promise to Inspire and Refuel

Join the Most Impactful HR Event of 2021 - Even if You Don’t Think You Have the Time

Location: In-Person in Dallas*** area and Virtual Interactive Venues

  • If you’re tired of attending the same sit and stare lectures…
  • If you’re fighting off burnout and exhaustion (like 76% of the workforce)...
  • If you’re craving a way to connect with and re-energize with other Sr. HR leaders (that isn’t masquerading as a glorified vendor petting zoo)...
  • If you’re looking for the right inspiration to finish the year strong…

Then our invite-only BigHR event could be one of the best choices you make in 2021.

*TED-like Talk Group Coaching. TEDTalk is created and managed by TED Conferences, LLC (“TED”)  and has no affiliation.

**in-person event from 9 am - 5 pm and virtual from 9 am to 3:30 pm central time zone

***Dallas location is in West Plano off Preston and just south of 121.

What’s Bound to Happen When HR Always Puts Others First...

One thing Sr. HR leaders learned in 2020 is this: burnout is real.

Over 76% of employees are saying they are burned out. And that number is likely even higher for HR leaders.

2021 was supposed to be different… things were supposed to be fixed by now.

But there’s a reason you’re exhausted. There’s a reason you have to fight harder and harder to keep your energy up, to keep your team focused.

Without room to recover, you will always be playing catch up.

Unless you give yourself the space you need to fill your cup… burnout will consume you too.

You know this. You know HR leaders need a place to revive, re-energize and connect with other Sr. HR leaders.

The challenge is, as an HR leader it is likely that investing in activities to elevate your personal reserves has taken a backseat to all the new demands of HR.

It couldn't be helped. The last 18 months have been out of anyone’s control.

But here’s the deal... If HR leaders don’t put their oxygen masks on first, how can they help the rest of the organization achieve their goals?

How the Most Productive HR Leaders Keep Their Energy Up

As the founder of HR Mastermind groups, I have facilitated thousands of Sr. HR leader discussions and seen how the most productive HR leaders keep their own energy up. They take their own development seriously.

And there’s an ok way and a life-changing way to do this.

You can develop yourself in isolation:

  • Books
  • Webinars
  • Online courses

Really anything that doesn’t involve a deeper connection with others.

Unfortunately, many of the conferences you may have attended in the past would still fall under this category.

The truth is there’s no shortage of HR conferences. Most are packed full of good info and experts. And what’s often delivered are repackaged tactics or what the vendors want to sell you.

The real problem is you may get surface-level contact… but what you really need is deeper-level connections.

The kind of connections that build trusted relationships.

The kind of connections that don’t just add energy to your cup… they overflow it.

That is the secret to how the most productive HR leaders keep their energy up… they develop themselves in connection with others.

And all it takes can be a single event.

Find the Energy, Connections, and Inspiration You Need

The BigHR 2021 Event this year is for CHROs, VPs, and Directors of HR that need to refuel or help their teams refuel and reconnect.

Get inspired with a series of TED* Talks from Sr. HR leaders who share personal stories of how they learned or earned their life-changing lessons.

And have your cup filled, so you can get back to doing what you do best.

How a Real Need Brought About This Change

Here’s how the BigHR event started…

When I first moved to Dallas, I had multiple conversations with CHROs and CPOs who all said they didn’t have a forum where they could:

  • Get together to share ideas, 
  • Connect on best practices and 
  • Be with a peer group of Sr. HR leaders

…without it being a ‘vendor petting zoo.’  

At first, I laughed. But I soon realized that too many of the event models revolved around making money off sponsorships.

Now don’t get me wrong, putting on an event is expensive. So having a small number of vendors to keep ticket prices reasonable makes sense. But you should never feel like you are being sold to or have to attend mandatory meetings.

Unlike any other HR event, we won't have a vendor petting zoo (we don’t even have “vendor booths”).

We’re now on our 6th annual BigHR event where we really make it about you - the Sr HR leader that spends your days taking care of everyone else.

This year, more than ever, it’s time to take care of you.

Because if HR isn’t energized, the whole organization can feel it.

Tell me more!

Doing What’s Necessary... For You

It’s proven year after year, that HR leaders reunite and help each other revive and re-energize at our event.

If you want to avoid tactical HR gobbledygook sessions…;) If you like to connect with a peer group of future-focused strategic-minded HR professionals, then this event is for you.

It’s time to check it out for yourself.

Whether you join our BigHR event in person or on our interactive virtual platform, you'll quickly see how easy it is to connect with hundreds of other senior HR leaders, be inspired by their stories, and be re-energized with a broader perspective.

Learn from other HR leaders’ experiences and personal stories to re-ignite, refuel, and revive your inspiration engine.

Presenting our Keynote Speaker: Carly Patterson

Olympic Gold Medalist, Author and Speaker

From Best to Better


Announcing Our TED* Talk Speakers

This team has been working so hard since March with a professional TED Talk Coach to bring you inspirational performances!

Don't miss your chance to join us.

*TED Like Talks

Debbie Dennis

CHRO and Chief Customer Officer

Oncor Electric Delivery

Donna Howard


Hoy Health LLC

Erica Chapman

Vice President HR, Supply Chain


Felicia Taylor

Chief Human Resources Officer


Holly Novak

Chief People Officer

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc

Jonathan Mayes

SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer


Joshua Ellison

Director, Health & Benefits

Willis Towers Watson

Lisa Bennett

Director, Human Resources / L&D Program Lead

Blackhawk Network

Navolia Bryant

Chief People Officer

Premier Trailer Leasing

Rudy Rodriguez

EVP, Chief Legal & HR Officer

CEC Entertainment

Suzanne Myers

Vice President, Human Resources

Arcosa, Inc.

Terry Snodgrass

Sr. Human Resources Partner for US Operations

Access Healthcare

Presenting The TED* Talk Topics:

Food for Thought: The Missing Ingredient to Getting Women into the C-Suite

The Employment Dance: Three Key Skills I Learned from Job Losses

Keep Your Eye on the Ball: A Ruthless Focus on HR Priorities

Is Hiring for Culture Fit Hurting Your Bottom Line?

Why Your Focus on Money Isn't Working: Rethinking Employee Value Proposition (EVPs)

Diversity, Inclusion & You: 4 Steps to Overcoming Our Implicit Bias

From A Player to D Player...What Happened?

What's Behind the Masks Your Black Employees Wear

From Bruises to Silver Linings: Coaching People through Professional Setbacks

Give Yourself Grace to Run Your Own Race: Bouncing Back from A Job Loss.

Finding  Purpose in The Pain: Mental Health Lessons

Surviving the Marathon: How 2020 Became the Most Rewarding Year of My Career

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The Real Question to Answer

Should you attend in person or via our interactive virtual platform?

If joining us in person makes sense - go for it, fast. Because the nature of our event is highly engaging so we have to limit how many seats we make available.

If joining us through our interactive virtual platform is the best fit for you… be ready to experience an online engagement like nothing you’ve done before.

The good news is, no matter how you choose to join us, your needs will be met. And here’s how...

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In-Person Tickets

Thank You to Our Table Talk Facilitators (In-Person)

 We will ask them to pop into the virtual environment to say hello over lunch too!

Amy Brashear
VP of HR
AccentCare, Inc.

Amy Messersmith
U.S. Anesthesia Partners

Billy Parsons
Chief People Officer
US Dermatology Partners

Calvin Hilton
Chief Diversity Officer
Alliance Data

Denyse Medlenka
Head of People

Diane Sanford
Chief People Officer
On The Border Mexican Restaurants

Heather Hellebusch
Cinepolis USA

Heather Honeycutt
VP of Talent Management
Service King Collision Repair Centers

Joe Hudson
Newmark Knight Frank

Josh Lipscomb
SVP of Total Rewards and HR Ops
Varsity Brands

Katie Ebrahimi

Laurie Fry
Chief Talent Officer

Lisa Keglovitz
CHRO & SVP, Human Resources

Margot Carter
Lead Corporate Director
Installed Building Products

Marion Terrell
Chief Diversity Officer

Maureen Tarantello
U.S. Co-Leader
Willis Towers Watson

Melissa Goebel

Rudy Rodriguez
EVP, Chief Legal & HR Officer
CEC Entertainment

Tara Wolfla
VP of HR
TDIndustries, Inc.

Tim Griffin
VP and Head of HR
Select Milk

Tony Bridwell
Ryan LLC

The BigHR 2021: HR TED* Talks

In-Person BigHR ticket includes:

  • Inspirational Morning & Afternoon HR TED* Talks
  • Open networking time
  • Table Topic Talks facilitated by mentors
  • Coffee, snacks, lunch, wine, bubbly and mocktails
  • Swag bags
  • And Personal connections you will love 
  • List of all LinkedIn Profiles so you can stay in touch after the event***

Total value: $1750
Current Ticket price: $275

Today’s price:

In-Person Pricing:

Regular Ticket Price:  $175

In-Person Tickets!

Virtual BigHR ticket includes:

  • Inspirational Morning & Afternoon HR TED* Talks
  • Open Round Table Discussions on our Interactive Platform
  • Table Topic Talks 
  • And Personal connections you will love
  • List of all LinkedIn Profiles so you can stay in touch after the event***

Total value: $1250
Regular price: $97

Today’s price:

Virtual Pricing:

Holiday Special pricing ends of 9/9/21:  $49

*** for LinkedIn Profiles we can find

Virtual Tickets!

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(In-person or Virtual)

It’s time to have your cup filled… your heart renewed… and your mind refocused.

It’s time to attend this year's annual BigHR event filled with inspirational HR Ted* like Talks from senior HR leaders.

These leaders have been working hard the last 6 months with a key focus to help other HR leaders re-energize through a one-day event that will provide the deep level connections and the ongoing energy you need to avoid burnout and finish the year strong.

Limited Availability

Only 160 seats will be available at the live venue and only 200 for the virtual interactive platform.

So go ahead and claim your seat now. Even if it turns out you can’t make it, you can easily transfer your seat to another HR leader on your team.

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Don’t Miss This Opportunity

We sell out every year. Don’t delay or you’ll be stuck on the outside waiting for 2022.

Tickets are transferable to other HR leaders if your schedule changes and can’t make it. The decision is easy.

You’ve watched people enter and exit a business because of burnout. You’ve seen what happens when key leaders, like you, are running on empty.

It impacts everything… in the office, and at home.

You can make a choice now to change course, have your needs met, and renew your journey.

What will you choose?

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 Check out the what past attendees are saying about The BigHR Event

Advice from a VP of HR at Armor, CFO of Toyota NA (speaker), overview of our 2019 In-person event and what to expect from the virtual platform!



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Thank You To Our Sponsors for Making This Event Possible for HR Leaders: