We'll See You Next Year!


We hope this message finds you well.

After much debate and consideration, we have made the tough decision to cancel ScaleHR 2020.  While our hope is that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic would have subsided by September, we are aware that our typical attendees (HR, L&D, Talent, and OD communities) will be on the front lines helping their workforces navigate their “new normal.”  We also anticipate our attendees facing the reduced availability of discretionary funds, as companies seek to manage and make-up lost revenue.

Current registrants will have the choice of a full refund or the option to transfer their registration to ScaleHR 2121. Please check your email for more direct guidance.

We will be closely monitoring and following the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC), to ensure that we are doing our part as responsible citizens to prepare for 2121.

We urge you to do the same and follow all travel and public gathering guidelines given by your local public health and other relevant agencies.  A few health reminders:

Take everyday precautions:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Maintain social distancing: Maintain at least 6 feet distance between yourself and anyone else. 
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early. 
  • Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider.

Take everyday preventive actions:

  • Wash and encourage others to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, or having been in a public place. 
  • If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol.
  • To the extent possible, avoid touching high-touch surfaces in public places – elevator buttons, door handles, handrails, handshaking with people, etc. Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover your hand or finger if you must touch something.
  • Wash your hands after touching surfaces in public places.
  • Avoid touching your face, nose, eyes, etc.
  • Clean and disinfect your home to remove germs: practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks & cell phones).
  • Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces. Your risk of exposure to respiratory viruses like COVID-19 may increase in crowded, closed-in settings with little air circulation, especially if there are people in the crowd who are sick.
  • Avoid all non-essential travel, including plane trips.
  • Stay home as much as possible.
  • Consider ways of getting food brought to your house through family, social, or commercial networks.

As this unfolds, we will all be making adjustments to the way we live, work, and volunteer. With precautions, we can help keep more people well, and hopefully we’ll enjoy shared larger gatherings again soon. 

ScaleHR is proud to be the catalyst for conversations that positively impact workforces across the globe. We look forward to better days ahead for everyone.

You and your families stay safe!  You matter.  We appreciate you and hope to see you next year!

-The ScaleHR conference planning team


Shockingly Different Leadership is a human capital professional services consultancy that provides organizations access to the best consulting expertise in the areas of Talent Development, Organizational Development, and Human Resources – on an on-demand, project, or contract basis. Learn more about SDL


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