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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Event Agenda

Morning Schedule

8:00 – 8:45
Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00
Welcome Remarks
9:00 – 10:00
Opening Keynote
How to Cultivate a Strong Team Attitude within an Organization

Brian Mitchell / Super Bowl Champion / Washington Redskins Fan Favorite and Sportscaster

10:00 – 10:15
10:15 - 10:30
Sponsor Give-Away (1st)
10:30 – 11:30
Breakout Sessions

Track: Back to Basics

  • Overcoming the Urgent: Time Management in Talent Acquisition by Lucas Berg / CEO / Talent Acquisition Concepts

Track: Advanced Recruiting

  • Open-source Sourcing: The Future of Recruiting by Adrian Russo / CoFounder / RecruitLocator

Track: Management & Strategy

  • Building a Best-in-Class Recruiting Function by Brian Fink / Senior Technical Recruiter / RentPath
11:30– 12:45

Afternoon Schedule

12:45 – 1:45
Breakout Sessions

Track: Back to Basics

  • Now or Later? Building your Recruiting Strategy by Suvasanamayee Viswanatha / Principal Consultlant / Wingbox

Track: Advanced Recruiting

  • Corralling Your Community: Finding the Intersection of Culture and Community in the Workplace by Erin Fristoe, Director of Talent and Community Engagement, Research Innovations, Inc.

Track: Management & Strategy

  • Navigating the path to diversity in hiring: an actionable, step-by-step plan to achieving a diverse, inclusive hiring program by Melissa Dobbins, CEO,
1:45 – 2:00
2:00 – 3:00
Afternoon Keynote/Recruiting Leadership Panel
  • Matt Blunt – Director Global Talent Acquisition at Facebook
  • Sarah Smart – VP Global Recruitment at Hilton
  • Raman Malhotra – Vice President, Talent Acquisition at Leidos
  • Theresa Green – Head of Global Talent Acquisition at Fannie Mae
3:00 - 3:15
Sponsor Give-Away (2nd)
3:15 - 3:30
3:30 – 4:30
Innovation Lab or Table Topics Facilitated Networking

Hands-On sourcing with Ryan Gillis, Director of Research & Sourcing at The McCormick Group and head of SourceCon’s DC Chapter

4:30 - 4:45
Closing Remarks
4:45 - 6:15
Happy Hour

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