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Call it talent acquisition/recruiting/head hunting/staffing or anything else, it all boils down to attracting the best candidates for your company using a variety of resources. Recruiting today is centered around customers and their needs and aimed at exceptional service to internal and external stakeholders. Recruiter conferences are a great way to connect, network and learn from the experts and peers from the industry. Here is a list of recruiter conferences to look forward to in 2017.

SRSC – Social Recruiting Strategy Conference

When: January 25-27, 2017

Where: San Francisco, CA

About: This event will offer the best practices and lessons learned from recruiting gurus and case studies of leading brands and organizations. Some of the speakers in this year’s event are Celia Harper-Guerra (Global Head, Talent Acquisition, Illumina), Jennifer Jones Newbill (Senior Manager, Global Candidate Attraction, Engagement and Experience, Dell) and William Uranga (Director of Technical and Corporate Recruiting, GoDaddy) among others.

HIRE conf.

When: February 7, 2017

Where: New York City, NY

About: This year’s conference will provide its attendees with the skills they will need to excel in talent acquisition’s evolving techniques and new factors like machine learning and artificial intelligence. Some of the speakers for this year’s event include Jeremy Roberts (VP, Customer Experience, Hiring Solved) among others.

Hiring Mixer in Developer Week Conference 2017

When: February 11-16, 2017

Where: San Francisco, CA

About: Hiring mixer is part of a huge weeklong event and is the world’s largest developer expo and conference help in San Francisco, CA. This event is attended by over 1000 hirable designers, developers, data scientists and engineers. Lot of high profile companies take part in this expo. Some participants from last year included Netflix, Nordstrom, Transifex, Corvisa among others.


When: March 13-15, 2017

Where: Anaheim CA

About: This conference will cover all you need to know about sourcing online. There will be expert-level sourcing workshops and sessions led by talent acquisition leaders and solution specialists. Speakers this year include Jill O’Connell (VP, Talent Management, Asset Management, Fidelity Investments), Kerstin Wagner (Head of Talent Acquisition, Deutsche Bahn AG), Summer Husband (Senior Director, Randstad Sourceright) among others.

ERE Recruiting Conference & Expo

When: April 18-20, 2017

Where: San Diego, CA

About: The focus of this conference will be on data driven talent acquisition and other hot trends in recruiting and human resources. Speakers include Matthew Jeffery (VP Head of Global Sourcing & Employment Branding, SAP), Brian Smith (Director of Partner Relations, Universum) and Aaron Hurst (CEO, Imperative) among others.

SHRM’s Talent Management Conference and Expo

When: April 24-26, 2017

Where: Chicago, IL

About: This conference is designed specifically for recruitment and talent management professionals. Topics like onboarding techniques, social recruitment and technology, recruiting and talent acquisition will be covered.

RecruitCon 2017

When: May 11-12, 2017

Where: Las Vegas, NV

About: This conference will showcase today’s best practices for supercharging acquisition with new technologies to streamline recruiting. There will be in-depth sessions on social sourcing strategies, diversity recruitment, relationship management technologies and may other topics. Past speakers included Lawrel Aufmuth (VP of Talent Acquisition, Advantage Solution), Mark Bania (Area Sales Manager, California CareerBuilder) and Marie Burns (Founder, TalentAmp) among others.

Indeed Interactive

When: May 15-17, 2017

Where: Austin, TX

About: This event brings together talent leaders from around the country to discuss trends in job search behavior, solutions for the most pressing hiring challenges and the latest in recruitment technology. Previous speakers included Paul D’Arcy (Senior VP of Marketing, Indeed), Regina Hartley (VP HR, UPS) and Carmen Bryant (Director of Employer Rights for the Americas) among others.


When: May 30 – June 1, 2017

Where: Phoenix, AZ

About: This event is the HR conference of the decade. The attendees will get to learn about the different tools required to unlock the energy of the workforce, increase engagement and help the company achieve its full business potential. Some of the precious speakers were Pat Wadors (CHRO, LinkedIn), Mike Elliot (EVP, Chief People Office, JetBlue), Ellen Wilson (Office of Chief Executive, EVP, Human Capital, United Health Group).

Engage 2017 by Bullhorn

When: June 7-9, 2017

Where: Boston, MA

About: Engage 2017 is an event organized by Bullhorn and it presents a unique opportunity for staffing a recruiting leaders to get together for best practices, expert insights and creative innovations to help you succeed in your business. Previous speakers included Art Papas (Founder and CEO, Bullhorn), Joyce Russell (President, Adecco Staffing US) and Ariana Huffington (Founder of Huffington Post) among others.

2017 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference

When: June 26-28, 2017

Where: Boston, MA

About: This 3-day event will help attendees move beyond design and help each other face the increasingly complex responsibility of understanding talent recruitment in a modern society.

Talent 42

When: June 27-28, 2017

Where: Seattle, WA

About: Talent 42 is the first and only conference that brings together tech recruiters and leading technologists. It is a great platform for attendees to learn about technology as well as latest recruiting tactics. This is because knowing the tech makes you more credible with both hiring managers and with the candidates who are looking for just job description overviews. Previous speakers included executives from companies such as Amazon, Uber, Microsoft, Facebook, Zillow, WhatsApp, GoDaddy, Pinterest, and Tableau.

LinkedIn Talent Connections

When: TBD

Where: TBD

About: This is the premier global event of the talent industry. LinkedIn Talent Connect is all about networking and making the right connections for talent acquisition leaders and their teams. Past speakers included Sir Richard Branson (Founder, Virgin Group), Amber Grewal (VP, Talent Acquisition, GE Digital), Nellie Peshkov (VP, Talent Acquisition, Netflix), Danielle Monaghan (Head of Talent Acquisition – Consumer, Amazon) and many other esteemed executives from the industry.