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Are you interested in speaking at a recruitDC event?

recruitDC is a networking community that hosts events with the goal of fostering best practice and new idea discussions to elevate the recruiting profession in the greater Washington, DC area.   

To accomplish this goal, we need YOU to present your thoughts, strategies and success stories!  

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should apply to speak at recruitDC?

Anyone in involved with recruiting that has great lessons to share or stories to tell. This includes internal recruiters, agency recruiters, sourcers, recruiting managers, directors, analysts, and consultants. We are an inclusive community that appreciates different viewpoints. We love to hear from first-time speakers, seasoned road warriors and everyone in between.

What should I speak about?

We look for submissions that include new ideas that educate and inspire our community. Our sessions are broken up into three tracks to take into account different perspectives: back to basics, advanced recruiting and management & strategy. The content that focuses on “how” attendees can do it, and be applied immediately are very popular.

Our community has asked for sessions on the following topics:

  • Career Management
  • College & University Recruiting
  • Communication Skills
  • Contingent Labor
  • Data & Measurement
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Employee Referral
  • Evolution of Talent Acquisition
  • Inspiration (how to be a better community member/person)
  • Intake Meeting
  • Internal Mobility & Redeployment
  • Job Advertisement Writing
  • Managing a Recruiting Team
  • Military & Veteran
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Partnering with HR
  • Recruitment Brand & Marketing
  • Sourcing
  • Security Cleared Recruiting
  • Tools & Technology

Of course, we love surprises so if you have another idea don’t hesitate to submit.

How are speakers selected?

We have a volunteer content committee which review the submissions and recommends the agenda to the recruitDC board. The Conference Committee is a small group of individuals selected by and approved by the recruitDC Board of Directors.

What tips do you have for proposal submissions?

Make your title and description exciting and informative. Make sure it showcases what your sessions about. Explain what attendees will get out of the session and give examples of what’s discussed. Actually, sell the talk. Please, no product pitches.

I spoke at a previous recruitDC. Can I apply to speak again?

Sure. We only ask that there be one event between your speaking engagement and that the material you present is new, not previously presented to the recruitDC audience.

Do I get a free pass to the event?

Yes, you do get a free pass to recruitDC for speaking at the event.

When do I find out if I got accepted?

The board reviews existing and new proposals for each conference. If the content committee selects your proposal and the board approves it, you will be notified by a member of the recruitDC Board of Directors.

I have more questions and I'd like to talk to a real human about them.

Yes, we totally understand that submitting a first-time speaker proposal can be very intimidating. Or maybe you just have a follow-up question on your submission.

Start the discussion here.

Sponsor a recruitDC Event

Our mission at recruitDC events is to fostering best practices and new idea discussions to elevate the recruiting & HR profession in the greater Washington, DC area.

To do this, we rely on support from companies that provide a wide array of products and services to help recruiting & HR professionals do their jobs better.

As a sponsor at one of our Spring conferences, you’ll have unique access to more than 300 industry practitioners and decision-makers within their organizations, and a captive audience to share your products and services with.

We also offer sponsorship opportunities for quarterly events that we host in the DC area, such as networking breakfasts and meetups after business hours.