When I first moved back to Texas, I met a guy named Craig Fisher during an event at the Ghost Bar on top of the W hotel.
Craig's background was similar to my own - a little more fancy, as he was a top notch staffing sales guy for a lot longer than I was, before moving into social marketing. Craig's conference, Talent Net Live, is routinely one of the best events I attend. It used to be - how did I describe it? As a "conference for conference speakers." What I mean by that is the people who speak often speak at other events, and at Talent Net Live, they tend to let the chains off.
When I speak, I try to get as advanced and complex as I can, knowing that the audience is capable of taking everything I throw at them. This isn't to cast an aspersion on other conferences - but speaking at Talent Net is a different kind of conference. It's cool. It's fun. It's smart. It's full of people who treat each other as family and are keen on welcoming new people into that family.
So yes, you should come. The event is held at Capital One in Plano this year, which is a top notch facility. To sign up, head to this registration link. If you need to convince your boss - have him or her call me.