To insure an intimate experience, we limit participation to 50 attendees for each session.

Treat yourself to a few hours of innovation and networking.  You deserve it!

Our October 20th Design Sprint is Just Around the Corner!








Upcoming hr.hackathon-Atlanta design sprint:
DATE:  Tuesday, October 20, 2020

TIME:  9:30 am – 11:30 am


HR & Business Practitioners – $40
Vendors/Service Providers – $50


About This Event

Atlanta is a symbol of a city with grit and creativity. Our city is ripe for HR innovators to take charge. Join us for the next Atlanta hr.hackathon!


The Event
The hr.hackathon is a 2-hour workshop that provides a forum for HR innovators to collaborate with peers by tackling a specific HR challenge for a real company or organization. hr.hackathon events have already inspired more than 2000 HR and business professionals across the country. Now we are looking to exceed that number in Atlanta!


How It Works:
Local companies/organizations are invited to submit a human capital challenge for us to “hack.”  After a brief evaluation process, one lucky organization is selected to have their challenge hacked at the next hr.hackathon-Atlanta.  Our staff works with the selected organization to prepare to be featured at the hr.hackathon event.    

Keep in mind, you too will have the opportunity to submit your HR business challenge(s) for consideration for future events!

At the event, facilitated by local design thinkers Karan Ferrell-Rhodes and Vicki Wright Hamilton, we will gain more insight on the selected topic via a panel of speakers from a variety of organizations and backgrounds. We will then roll up our sleeves and start ideating solutions. And yes, we will have a ton of fun while we do this!

The ticket price includes breakfast, incredible content, and awesome networking opportunities interspersed throughout the event. The ticket price does not cover parking, if required (many of our venue hosts provide free or deeply discounted parking).


The Agenda (For in-person events)

  • 8:30 – 9:00 am: Doors Open, Registration, Networking and Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:30 am: Welcome, Quick Overview of Design-Thinking, and Presentation of Challenge
  • 9:30 – 10:00 am: Insights Panel Q&A
  • 10:00 – 10:45 am: Table Break-Out Ideation
  • 10:45 – 11:10 am: Table Groups Present Their Idea Posters
  • 11:10 – 11:20 am: Reflection, Next Steps, Closing
  • 11:20 – 11:30 am: Optional – Additional time to network

Thank you in advance for being a supporter of the Atlanta hr.hackathon initiative – it’s an important one, and it’s more powerful now that you’re part of it. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Note: This event is intended primarily for internal HR and business practitioners.

We have a LIMITED number of vendor tickets available. We kindly ask vendor partners and service providers (consultants, staffing agencies, HR tech providers, freelancers etc.) to purchase a vendor donation ticket.

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  • SUBMIT A CHALLENGE:  Have a great idea for one of our next hr.hackathon-Atlanta sessions?  Submit it here.
  • VENUE SPONSORS: Interested in being a venue sponsor for an upcoming hr.hackathon event?  If you have meeting space which has AV and seats at least 60 people in rounds or pods, please email us for more details.
  • REFRESHMENT SPONSORS:  Interested in being a refreshment sponsor?  Please email us for more details.
  • EVENT VOLUNTEERS:  We have 10 volunteer opportunities at each event.  If interested in helping with tasks such as check-in, table hosts, or refreshment set-up, please email us for more details BEFORE you register.  You will be sent a special registration link.  Thanks in advance for your support!


SAVE THE DATE:  The next hr.hackathon after our October event is scheduled for:
Tuesday, February 2, 2021

READY TO SECURE YOUR SEAT FOR FEBRUARY 2ND?  The February hr.hackathon design sprint will be at our February location sponsor:
Novelis (3560 Lenox Road, Suite 2000, Atlanta, GA 30326)

We encourage you to go ahead and register for one of the limited seats in order to take advantage of early-bird pricing.

Use the code “EBHack” by January 15, 2021 to get $10 off your registration.

Be sure to add your name to the form on the main page to get details on future hr.hackathon and SDL events, once released.
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