Each year the city of Fort Worth hosts HR Southwest, which is the largest regional education and networking event for HR professionals. HR Southwest is organized by the Dallas SHRM Chapter and attended by more than 2500 guests, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors. The 2019 conference opened with keynote speaker David Horsager, CEO and best-selling author of “The Trust Edge.” During his time he emphasized that Trust is a fundamental, bottom line issue, and without trust leaders lose teams, salespeople lose sales, and organizations lose reputation, retention of good people, relationships and revenue. But with trust, individuals and organizations enjoy greater creativity, productivity, freedom and results. In addition to having great speakers Natalie Garcia (HR Coordinator) and Peggy Cruse (HR Manager), enjoyed education sessions they selected to attend based on their current roles and areas of interest. A great time was had on Monday and Tuesday evenings exploring the exhibition booths and with networking with other HR professionals, as well as attending an “80’s” theme dinner.