Ideas & Innovators Returns to Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech LIVE!

The top-rated session will highlight big ideas in recruiting and talent acquisition.
By: | February 12, 2019 • 3 min read

Interested in learning about the latest trends and innovations in recruiting in a series of fast-paced, exciting presentations? Then you may want to check out the Ideas & Innovators main-stage session at the upcoming Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech LIVE! Conference. The event, from the creators of the world-famous HR Technology Conference, will take place Feb. 20 through 22 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

This year’s Ideas & Innovators lineup will include recruiting practitioners, legal experts and entrepreneurs working at the cutting edge of technology. Each presenter will take to the stage to explain their novel idea or concept for improving the state of talent acquisition during a strictly monitored five-minute presentation, accompanied by 20 PowerPoint slides timed to advance automatically.

Those scheduled to speak this year include:

  • Doug Berg, founder and Chief Zapper, ZAPinfo; “Portable Productivity That Automates Everything”
  • Heather Bussing, employment attorney and editorial advisory board editor at HR Examiner; “Addressing Pay Equity: It’s Not Just Money”
  • Hank Levine, president and CEO, iPlace USA; “Games Recruiters Play”
  • Sean Rehder, director of recruiting operations, Universal Music Group; “Real World Recruiting Analytics: Scorecards That Drive Results”
  • Scot Sessions, co-founder and CEO, TalVista; “The Unintended Bias of AI”
  • Terry Terhark, CEO, The Next Thing; “What Do You Want?”
  • Tim Yeadon, head of customer success,; TBA

The MC for this year’s event will be talent industry leader Eric Winegardner.
“This year’s Ideas & Innovators session is a guaranteed crowd pleaser,” says Winegardner. “We’ll explore new technology and see how more-familiar technologies can be put to use in new ways to address real-life recruiting challenges. Working with this group of vendors and practitioners has been both exciting and invigorating. The future of talent acquisition is bright!”

The Ideas & Innovators session is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at 8:30 a.m. PT.

“Consistently top-rated, our Ideas & Innovators session brings together industry analysts, experts and insiders to solve for common recruiting challenges,” says Conference Chair Elaine Orler. “This complements a stacked agenda, designed to touch on all aspects of talent acquisition, from strategies to solutions. We’re excited to offer attendees the actionable insights and resources needed to improve hiring at their organizations.”

New additions to this year’s conference program include the Innovation Theater, spotlighting forward-thinking ideas throughout the event; a “Scout Bar” sourcing help desk, an Analyst Zone right on the show floor and the first-ever Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech LIVE! Awards Gala. Event registration and the full agenda are available at

Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech LIVE! is the only industry event and business conference dedicated to the art and science of talent acquisition. Examining talent acquisition as an integrated discipline consisting of identifying, qualifying and onboarding the right candidate at the right time, the conference offers a comprehensive program to help generate advantages in today’s highly competitive, candidate-driven talent market.