The Rebellious Future of Business

Once in a while an event series is born that shakes things up, it makes you think differently. If you’re an entrepreneur, small business owner, HR professional, a CEO or a community leader – and you’ve got something to say or to learn about talent, culture or technology at work– Disrupt is the place. And it’s coming to Gainesville Florida April 18 for a fun, informative, grown up after-hours event. Leaders will gather to witness disruption in motion.

Disrupt is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower people in the HR, leadership and business operations fields. 

You will network, let down your hair (if you have any left after dealing with employee drama) and hear from the boldest and most imaginative minds in a rapid-fire, ignite-style evening of eight stimulating 5-minute keynote speeches that are sure to challenge the tired and outdated business practices that business owners, leaders and professionals face on a daily basis. And yes you just might need a beer or wine for this! We've got you covered as this event is being held at a brewery (and your first drink is free). You just might laugh until you cry - just try not to spill your drink. Finally, you will leave relieved that you are not the only person who had to deal with "that employee situation" while also snagging a few new business contacts.

Plus - the national podcast co-hosts "HR Talk!" will be onsite ready to hear from you! Do you love / hate HR? Does HR love / hate you? HR Talk! is a show dedicated to covering everyday HR topics in a fun and vibrant learning environment. Ricky and JC go past the legal jargon dive into everyday HR issues with a hell of a twist!

8 (Five Minute) Speakers

Collin Austin

Founder of Repaint The Wall - A Digital Media Un-Agency, New Scooters 4 Less [NS4L], and WHOA GNV Podcast

 "Knowledge is Power. Give It Away and Don’t Be Afraid!”

Dr. Michael Morris

President at Entrepreneurship Empowerment, Inc.

"What Type of Entrepreneur Are You?"

Efrain “Ricky” Baez Jr.

Founder Baezco Learning, Professor, Co-host at HR Talk! Podcast

"Trash That Resume"

Carlee Marhefka

Co-Founder Eat the 80, Co-Owner B3 Gym

"Navigating Difficult Emotions in the Workplace"

David Miklas

Labor & Employment Attorney

"Top Ways Small Businesses Create Legal Liability"

Danielle Gertner

Ownership Coach, Founder, Gertner Grind, Co-Founder, KINECTION tour, 

Strength and Conditioning Coach, Santa Fe Saints 

"Own Your Sh*t: Why Ownership is the Real Secret in the Sauce"

Chris Marhefka

Co-Founder Eat the 80, Co-Owner B3 Gym, TV Host, Altar'd Z Living, Business Coach, 321GoProject, Podcast Host

"Men Can Still Lead...and Why We Need Them"

Wendy Sellers

The HR Lady®, HR Consultant, Author, Business Coach, Speaker

"The Other F Word: Feedback"

Emcee: JC Connors

Co-host HR Talk!, Co-Owner Five Star Productions

Register Here for $15

Your first beer or wine is included with the ticket price. There will be a food truck on site. Speakers begin promptly at 6pm - be sure to arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 pm. Check in at the warehouse. Prepare for fun!

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When you attend this event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, or any other purpose by Disrupt HR Gainesville and its affiliates and representatives. You release Disrupt HR Gainesville and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

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We suck at training.

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Surviving the kool-aid hangover. Team needs conflict.

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Idea sex in talent management.

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Don't be an asshole leader.

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How a no bullshit HR approach to working with  executives can lead to greater influence.

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