This Conference Will Dive Into Today’s Hottest Recruiting Topics

Sourcing, artificial intelligence and diversity will take center stage at Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech LIVE!
By: | December 4, 2018 • 3 min read

The upcoming Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech LIVE! Conference, taking place Feb. 20 through 22 at Las Vegas’ Caesars Palace, will feature four “mega-sessions” featuring some of recruiting’s most well-known thought leaders presenting on topics that are top-of-mind in today’s tight labor market.

Moderated by the co-founders of CareerXroads, Gerry Crispin and Chris Hoyt, the first session will be an interactive event featuring four female talent acquisition leaders who will discuss critical TA topics that will be submitted by the audience. The panel will include Marie Artim, vice president of talent acquisition for Enterprise Holdings Inc.; Danielle Monaghan, director of talent acquisition for Amazon; Sheila Stygar, vice president of global talent acquisition for PepsiCo; and Kristen Weirick, vice president of global talent acquisition at AbbVie. Not only will attendees collaborate with these leaders on compelling crowdsourced candidate topics, they’ll gain actionable tips that can be implemented within their own organizations.


A concurrent mega-session will feature John Sumser,  the leading HR artificial intelligence expert. He’ll help participants sort through what’s real in AI and recruiting, the best ways to approach purchasing intelligent solutions, and the potential risks and liabilities to watch out for as AI becomes pervasive in the enterprise.

On Friday, TA technology and recruiting execution expert Tim Sackett will present “Not All Trends Are Created Equal.” In addition to sharing those trends that sound promising but aren’t ready to be operationalized, he’ll cut through the marketing jargon and clarify the real-life solutions that can be used in the near future. The coinciding mega-session, “The Sourcing Method: Workflow and Dashboard”, will be delivered by leading sourcing expert and author Shally Steckerl. He’ll demonstrate the tools and processes that separate the best sourcers and recruiters from the rest—from knowing the key-term definitions to finding the right passive candidates.


Offering far more than the average trade show expo hall, “The Expo at Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech LIVE!” will include engaging sessions, networking opportunities and more. From the opening night “Pub Crawl” to team-building activities and a networking lounge, the expo will also feature an analyst zone, innovation theatre and a sourcing help desk. The help desk—a/k/a “The Scout Bar”—promises to be especially popular, since attendees can have expert talent scouts find the right candidates for the toughest positions. Instant results are guaranteed as the best and brightest scouts compete against each other for the top talent discovery trophy.

“With a refreshed brand and robust program, we’re excited to invite talent acquisition and HR professionals to the Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech LIVE! event,” says Conference Chair Elaine Orler. “It’ll be an immersive experience that delivers years of learning within a few days and helps attendees set a course for new ways of recruiting in 2019.”