Free the Children’s Kielburger to Speak at VIEW

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<p><strong>Aurora, Ontario &mdash; Nov. 29</strong><br />Craig Kielburger, founder of Free The Children, will be making a presentation at VIEW, the two-day, completely virtual conference and trade show for professionals in HR, compensation, benefits, staffing and training, taking place online at www.hr.com/view from 9 a.m. Dec. 12 until 6 p.m. Dec. 13. Attendee registration is free for all HR professionals at www.hr.com/registerforview.<br /><br />Sponsors at the December VIEW event are supporting Free The Children, the world&rsquo;s largest network of children helping children through education. Unlike any other children&rsquo;s charity, Free The Children is both funded and driven by children and youth.<br /><br />The primary goals of the organization are to free children from poverty and exploitation, as well as free young people from the notion that they are powerless to effect positive change in the world. Through domestic empowerment programs and leadership training, Free The Children inspires young people to develop as socially conscious global citizens and become agents of change for their peers around the world.<br /><br />Free The Children has built more than 450 schools around the world and has reached more than 1 million young people through outreach in North America.<br /><br />The founders of Free The Children believe that children are not the leaders of tomorrow &mdash; they are, in fact, the leaders of today.<br /><br />International child rights activist Craig Kielburger founded Free The Children in 1995. Currently, there are more than 1 million youth involved in its innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. Free The Children has a proven track record of success and has received the World&#39;s Children&#39;s Prize for the Rights of the Child (also known as the Children&#39;s Nobel Prize), the Human Rights Award from the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships with leading school boards and Oprah&#39;s Angel Network.<br /><br />Free The Children is a children&#39;s charity registered in Canada, the United States, Japan, China, Mexico, Kenya, Sri Lanka and other countries around the world. More information can be found on their website at www.freethechildren.com.<br /><br />HR.com&rsquo;s CEO and VIEW creator Debbie McGrath is delighted to have Craig Kielburger speaking at VIEW. &ldquo;The HR community has a global interest in investing in today&rsquo;s youth and helping them to develop the leadership qualities that are needed not just for social change, but also for corporate development. Corporate responsibility and philanthropy has become a key issue in today&rsquo;s market, and we are pleased to be able to introduce our audience to this organization and to hear Craig&rsquo;s story,&rdquo; she said.<br /><br />The VIEW event in December has been designed as the vehicle to launch a series of highly focused weekly virtual conferences in 2008 and is expected to draw more than 1,500 HR professionals. In addition to Craig Kielburger&rsquo;s presentation, there will be daily keynote presentations from industry leaders and multiple panel and feature presentations throughout the two days on hot topics of interest to HR professionals around the world. Additionally, Kielburger&rsquo;s presentation will be available on demand through the HR.com archives, to all participants, for seven days following the show.<br /><br />&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve managed to attract the top talent in the HR space to present at this show in order to help us launch this brand-new concept to the industry. The overwhelming success of our unique presentation style allows us to offer live presentations and Q&A to our attendees, as well as networking and expert chats throughout the show. The opportunities for our speakers to impart their knowledge and expertise, as well as to &#39;get the word&#39; out to the thousands of executives in the HR space is just mind-boggling,&rdquo; McGrath said.<br /><br />In addition to educational sessions, VIEW attendees are able to network with hundreds of professionals, &ldquo;hang out&rdquo; in the virtual lounge, join forums, earn valuable points towards show prizes, and visit and interact with hundreds of HR industry exhibitors. Attendees may explore exhibitor booths, win booth prizes and talk with booth personnel to learn more about the company, their products, programs and career opportunities. </p>

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