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EDITOR'S BLOG
Jan 22, 2013

Coming to Toronto? Stop by and say hi at HRPA 2013

Canadian HR Reporter will be at the Thomson Reuters booth at the annual Human Resources Professionals Association conference
    

By Todd Humber

Put on some comfortable shoes and get those business cards ready: It’s time to network.

Human resources professionals from across Ontario, and around North America, will be gathering in Toronto this week for the 2013 Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) annual conference which runs from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25.

Conferences are an excellent opportunity for HR practitioners to network and take in some professional development.

At Canadian HR Reporter, we’ve had the privilege to attend numerous HR conferences around North America. Last year, publisher John Hobel took in the Human Resources Institute of Alberta (HRIA) conference in Calgary, and I headed east to Saint John, N.B., in November to soak in the excellent Atlantic HR Conference put on by the Human Resources Association of New Brunswick (HRANB).

In recent years, we’ve also sent staff to conferences in Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Niagara Falls, Ont., Montreal, Ottawa and other locations across Canada and the United States. It’s always time well spent.

If you happen to be among the 3,500 or so HR professionals expected to visit the show at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, please take a few minutes to drop by the Thomson Reuters booth at the tradeshow (Booth #223) to say hello.

Canadian HR Reporter staff will be on hand giving out candies and other goodies, and we also have a special offer for new subscribers. Plus you can pick up a free copy of the Jan. 28 issue, along with the annual wall calendar and a copy of HR Vendors Guide.

Have a question you’d like answered in our Toughest HR Question feature? Drop by the booth and drop off your question, and you’ll get a free gift.

I’ve said it many times, but getting out and talking to HR professionals is one of the best parts of this job. I look forward to some great conversations over the next three days.

Todd Humber is the managing editor of Canadian HR Reporter, the national journal of human resource management. He can be reached at todd.humber@thomsonreuters.com.  

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