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DENVER, CO. – May 2, 2023 – We are excited to announce the sell-out crowd at this year’s DisruptHR Denver 14.0 event, which is taking place on May 2, 2023, in Denver, CO. Over 400 people attended DisruptHR Denver 13.0 at Mile High Station in 2022, and we expect an even bigger and better turnout for DisruptHR Denver 14.0. Fourteen speakers from across the HR industry will share their ideas and stories about being courageously curious. One attendee described it as “the most energetic HR event they had ever attended!”

This is the 14th DisruptHR event in Denver, with a two-year hiatus due to Covid. However, the HR community is back in full force, and all proceeds from DisruptHR Denver 14.0 will go towards supporting the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC), which works to advance a broader debate and design of public health, safety, and funding strategies through collective action.

DisruptHR sets a challenging task for speakers. They are asked to speak for only five minutes, with 20 unique slides that rotate every 15 seconds. Last year, over 34% of previous attendees came from companies with over 1,000 employees, and 37% with 300 to 1,000 employees. The majority of our attendees are manager-level (38%), senior manager (39%), CEO and founders (14%), and entry-level (8%).

In May 2023 attendees will hear from:

  • Anna Bruns, Head of Talent and Culture at PopMenu. Talk Title: Survivorship Bias and Why We Fall For It.
  • Otisa Eads, Small Business Owner at Otisa Eads LLC. Talk Title: Transformative Conflict Requires Curiosity.
  • Lori Frisher, CEO at Ready or Not! Media. Talk Title: Do You (Really) Hear Me?
  • Dr. Violeta Garcia, Chief Executive Officer & Systems Designer at Ecosistema Design LLC. Talk Title: Disrupting Bias in the Workplace.
  • Jordan George, Principal, Head of Client Solutions at Curium Solutions US. Talk Title: It’s About Time. Why a Shorter Workweek is Better for Your People, Your Company, and the World.
  • Tarrel Pierson, Associate Client Partner at Korn Ferry. Talk Title: Learning and the Metaverse.
  • Charlie Poirson, Sector Leader at Korn Ferry. Talk Title: You Can(!) Handle the Truth!
  • Kylie Rogers, Chief People Officer at RMI. Talk Title: What Do We Stand For? Organizational Tension between Purpose & Pragmatism.
  • Fritz Sauer, Founder and Chief Coach at Talk Title: Tyrannosaurus STRESS.
  • Evan Stratton, VP – USMC Veteran, AON. Talk Title: Is Your Time Away Policy Extraordinary? 
  • Kaliah Watts, Sr. Specialist – People Experience at Slalom. Talk Title: So, What’s With the Hair?
  • Dr. Liz Wilson, Behavioral scientist and organizational transformation expert at Include Inc. Talk Title: Inclusion Beyond the Labels.
  • Carmela Montenegro, DEI Consultant and Facilitator at Not Mad, Just Misunderstood. Talk Title: I Don’t Look Like the Rest of the People in the Audience.
  • Josh Miller, Co-Founder + CEO · Soros Equality Fellow · Public Speaker · Queer Changemaker · Artist + Explorer creating Wearable Photos™. Talk Title: The Courage to Uncover.

DisruptHR Denver 14.0 will be held at Mile High Station and will be a three-and-a-half-hour event. Tickets are only $25 per person, and there will be food and beverage options available from local food trucks. Attendees will also have access to sponsors and speakers.

The DisruptHR Denver Board is volunteer-led and includes: Dan Weinstein, RVP Strategic Alliances at Espresa; Fabiana Nardi, Principal Consultant at Korn Ferry; Janice Chaka, Introvert Leadership Coach and Founder of The Career Introvert; Rustin Tonn, Senior Manager of Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement at Pitney Bowes; and Sarah Diamond, Chief People & Culture Officer at BOA Technology.

The Associate Council for DisruptHR Denver includes: Linda Montgomery Streeter, Chief Engagement Officer at ActivateWork; Cynthia Forstmann, Cofounder & Partner at CultureTalk; Jennifer Merrick, Managing Director and Owner at Anew Perspectives; Marla Whipple, Director of People and Culture at Credit Union of Colorado; Shawna Simcik, President, Business Leadership & Co-Founder at ICC Innovate Coach Consult; Kirk Landau, Health Sales Executive at Carelon/Aspire Health Sales Executive at Carelon; Sara Marzitelli, Vice President, Head of People at SonderMind; Amanda Weedman, Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager at Cognizant; and Andie Schware, Business Development Director at Salo, a Korn Ferry company.

Disrupt Events take place across the nation and worldwide. The prior Denver events have been so successful that DisruptHR Denver 15.0 is scheduled to take place in September 2023.

For more information about DisruptHR Denver, please visit

More about The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition:

The Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) is a non-profit organization founded in 1999 with a mission to eliminate the overuse of the criminal justice system and advance community health and safety. The organization is made up of people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families and allies of both. They advocate and organize public safety strategies that are more holistic, effective, and just.

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