Jason Fried to Launch New Book on Remote Workforce at Human Resources Management Association of Chicago Summit Conference

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Jason Fried, founder and president of 37signals, will launch his new book, “Remote: Office Not Required” at the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago’s (HRMAC) SUMMIT 2013. HRMAC is featuring Fried at its 16th annual conference, taking place Oct. 29 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

Jason Fried, founder and president of 37signals, will launch his new book, “Remote: Office Not Required” at the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago’s (HRMAC) SUMMIT 2013. HRMAC is featuring Fried at its 16th annual conference, taking place Oct. 29 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

Fried will speak to attendees at a general session on workplace flexibility, followed by a book signing of “Remote.” In the book (Crown Business, Oct. 29, 2013), Fried and co-author David Heinemeier showcase to employers and employees how they can work together, remotely, from any desk, in any space, in any place, anytime, anywhere. The book teaches employers how to become experts in remote work.

Fried and Heinemeier are the founders of 37signals, a trailblazing software company providing the technological architecture for the remote work shift. They are the makers of the world famous project management tool Basecamp, along with Backpack, Highrise, and Campfire. Their first book “Rework” was a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller. In 2006, Fried was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35.

More than 800 Chicago area human resources professionals are expected to attend Summit. Speakers include executives from the Boeing Company, Deloitte, and Sears Holdings. Mick Napier, founder and Artistic Director of Annoyance Productions, will conduct an interactive session on collaborative communication. In addition to outstanding programming and special events, SUMMIT features a robust expo with almost 100 exhibitors featuring products and services for the human resources community. For more information on Summit, visit http://www.hrmac.org/summit2013. Space is still available; registration rates increase on Oct. 4.

About HRMAC
Since its founding in 1915, HRMAC has been leading the dialogue on workplace strategy, connecting HR leaders with the industry’s best-in-class resources, and growing Chicago area companies and talent. With a membership of over 750 employers and a network of nearly 8,000 HR professionals, HRMAC’s mission is to inspire workplace leadership by helping members share ideas, collaborate with peers and build new relationships. It is the oldest organization of its kind in the country and independent of other local, state or national organizations. For more information on HRMAC, please visit http://www.hrmac.org or call 313.981.6790.

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