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Through a mix of case-study presentations, interactive roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions and hands-on workshops you will gain a diverse and inspiring perspective. The multi stream format allows you to move freely between the conferences and choose the sessions of most interest and relevance. Create your program from the case studies and interactive round tables.

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Talent Acquisition ( Room A 107)
Target Group

All HR & Communications Innovators, especially in Recruiting, HR Marketing, Social Media, Employer Branding, Talent Management, and Talent Acquisition

Key Topics
  • Next Generation Candidate Experience
  • Attracting Digital Natives and Millennials
  • Big Data and Analytics in HR
Workforce Transformation (Room A 108)
Target Group

All HR & Communications Innovators, especially in Intranet, Collaboration, Internal Communications, Corporate Learning, Workplace Design and Technology Implementation

Key Topics
  • Improving Productivity at New Workplaces
  • Digital Workplace Technologies
  • Next Generation Digital Learning Tools and Strategies

Agenda

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TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH

9:15 am

The Secret Sauce to Increasing Engagement in a High-Turnover Market

Willow Terry

VP of Organization and Team Effectiveness
Buffalo Wild Wings

This session is in English

10:00 am

War for Talent: How to Recruit like the Military

Morgan Hoogvelt

Director, Global Talent Acquisition
Acelity

This session is in English

War for Talent: How to Recruit like the Military

Morgan Hoogvelt

Director, Global Talent Acquisition
Acelity

This session is in English

Growing City Champions Through Learning, Recognition, and Community Engagement

Liza Wisner

Learning and Organizational Development Consultant
City of Corpus Christi

This session is in English

Growing City Champions Through Learning, Recognition, and Community Engagement

Liza Wisner

Learning and Organizational Development Consultant
City of Corpus Christi

This session is in English

10:45 am

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Candidate Experience

Dave Tuttle

Chief Product Officer
AppVault

This session is in English

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Candidate Experience

Dave Tuttle

Chief Product Officer
AppVault

This session is in English

ROCK Your Corporate Learning!

Pat Roque

Rock Star Transformation Coach, Speaker, Author
Business Boomers

This session is in English

ROCK Your Corporate Learning!

Pat Roque

Rock Star Transformation Coach, Speaker, Author
Business Boomers

This session is in English

12:00 pm

From Going to War To Coming Home: The Journey to Your Desired Culture

Sean Bode

Founder & CEO
Veteran's Journey

This session is in English

From Going to War To Coming Home: The Journey to Your Desired Culture

Sean Bode

Founder & CEO
Veteran's Journey

This session is in English

Building an On Boarding Program for Today and the Future

Seniye Groff

Director, Training and People Practices
Fortis Construction

This session is in English

Building an On Boarding Program for Today and the Future

Seniye Groff

Director, Training and People Practices
Fortis Construction

This session is in English

12:45 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

War for Talent: How to Recruit like the Military - Morgan Hoogvelt, Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Acelity

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Candidate Experience - Dave Tuttle, Chief Product Officer, AppVault

From Going to War To Coming Home: The Journey to Your Desired Culture - Sean Bode, Founder & CEO, Veteran's Journey

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

War for Talent: How to Recruit like the Military - Morgan Hoogvelt, Director, Global Talent Acquisition, Acelity

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Improve the Candidate Experience - Dave Tuttle, Chief Product Officer, AppVault

From Going to War To Coming Home: The Journey to Your Desired Culture - Sean Bode, Founder & CEO, Veteran's Journey

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

The Secret Sauce to Increasing Engagement in a High-Turnover Market - Willow Terry, VP of Organization and Team Effectiveness, Buffalo Wild Wings

Growing City Champions Through Learning, Recognition, and Community Engagement - Liza Wisner, Learning and Organizational Development Consultant, City of Corpus Christi

ROCK Your Corporate Learning! - Pat Roque, Rock Star Transformation Coach, Speaker, Author, Business Boomers

Building an On Boarding Program for Today and the Future - Seniye Groff, Director, Training and People Practices, Fortis Construction

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

The Secret Sauce to Increasing Engagement in a High-Turnover Market - Willow Terry, VP of Organization and Team Effectiveness, Buffalo Wild Wings

Growing City Champions Through Learning, Recognition, and Community Engagement - Liza Wisner, Learning and Organizational Development Consultant, City of Corpus Christi

ROCK Your Corporate Learning! - Pat Roque, Rock Star Transformation Coach, Speaker, Author, Business Boomers

Building an On Boarding Program for Today and the Future - Seniye Groff, Director, Training and People Practices, Fortis Construction

3:00 pm

Incorporating Employee Experience: A Proactive Talent Sourcing Model

Michelle Dahlke

Talent Acquistion Program Manager
American Family Insurance

This session is in English

Incorporating Employee Experience: A Proactive Talent Sourcing Model

Michelle Dahlke

Talent Acquistion Program Manager
American Family Insurance

This session is in English

Improving Agility and Transparency Through Technology

Brenda Luterbach

Digital Communications Leader
AbbVie

This session is in English

Improving Agility and Transparency Through Technology

Brenda Luterbach

Digital Communications Leader
AbbVie

This session is in English

3:45 pm

Reversing the Job Search Process, Focus on the People

Molly Weaver

Talent Acquisition Director
Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics

This session is in English

Reversing the Job Search Process, Focus on the People

Molly Weaver

Talent Acquisition Director
Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics

This session is in English

Build the Culture You Want to Work In

Rick King

Director Talent Acquisition
TSYS

This session is in English

Build the Culture You Want to Work In

Rick King

Director Talent Acquisition
TSYS

This session is in English

5:00 pm

Beer, Burgers, and Hiring People Who Give a Damn

Terryl Bronson

Director of Talent Acquisition
Hill Country Holdings

This session is in English

Beer, Burgers, and Hiring People Who Give a Damn

Terryl Bronson

Director of Talent Acquisition
Hill Country Holdings

This session is in English

How Generational Dynamics Are Transforming Workplace Culture

Anna Ettin

VP Learning Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion
Bank of America

This session is in English

How Generational Dynamics Are Transforming Workplace Culture

Anna Ettin

VP Learning Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion
Bank of America

This session is in English

5:45 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Beer, Burgers, and Hiring People Who Give a Damn - Terryl Bronson, Director of Talent Acquisition, Hill Country Holdings

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Beer, Burgers, and Hiring People Who Give a Damn - Terryl Bronson, Director of Talent Acquisition, Hill Country Holdings

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

How Generational Dynamics Are Transforming Workplace Culture - Anna Ettin, VP Learning Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion, Bank of America

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

How Generational Dynamics Are Transforming Workplace Culture - Anna Ettin, VP Learning Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion, Bank of America

6:30 pm

Theatre of the Mind: Highly Interactive Hypnosis Show

Steve Taubman

Mindfulness Expert

This session is in English

7:30 pm

Evening Event with Dinner, Entertainment and Networking

Live the full Portland experience and engage in exciting conversations

Strengthen your network after a day full of shared knowledge, groundbreaking presentations, and interesting conversations. Join delegates and speakers in the entertaining and relaxed atmosphere of the Widmer Brothers Brewery, makers of bold and experimental beers. Discover and enjoy great food and the finest selection of beers in Portland, the beer capital of the world with more breweries than any other city worldwide.
Complete your event experience by adding the evening event on March 28th with dinner, entertainment and networking (+ $100.00)

This session is in English

8:30 am

Hiring Women in Technology

Tiffany Ligon

Head of Talent Acquisition Americas
Vodafone

This session is in English

Hiring Women in Technology

Tiffany Ligon

Head of Talent Acquisition Americas
Vodafone

This session is in English

No Home Office? No Problem: Keeping Employees Engaged in a Virtual Workplace

Paul Mulner

VP Organizational Development
Stalwart

This session is in English

No Home Office? No Problem: Keeping Employees Engaged in a Virtual Workplace

Paul Mulner

VP Organizational Development
Stalwart

This session is in English

9:15 am

Create, Cultivate, and Communicate YOUR Employer Brand

Aaron Kraljev

VP Employer Brand & Candidate Advocacy
Wells Fargo

This session is in English

Create, Cultivate, and Communicate YOUR Employer Brand

Aaron Kraljev

VP Employer Brand & Candidate Advocacy
Wells Fargo

This session is in English

Know. Now. Act. Building the People Analytics Center of Excellence

Robert Lanning

People Resources, Analytics, Insights, and Research
Tesoro

This session is in English

Know. Now. Act. Building the People Analytics Center of Excellence

Robert Lanning

People Resources, Analytics, Insights, and Research
Tesoro

This session is in English

10:30 am

Connecting Business Owners with Employees through Learning and Innovation

Maurice Rondeau

Director of Learning and Development
WinnCompanies

This session is in English

Connecting Business Owners with Employees through Learning and Innovation

Maurice Rondeau

Director of Learning and Development
WinnCompanies

This session is in English

Unclog Your Team's Brains! Removing Mental Barriers to Organizational Success

Steve Taubman

Mindfulness Expert

This session is in English

Unclog Your Team's Brains! Removing Mental Barriers to Organizational Success

Steve Taubman

Mindfulness Expert

This session is in English

11:15 am

Staying on Top of Global Demographic and Economic Shifts

Sebastien Girard

VP Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning
Parkland Health and Hospital System

This session is in English

Staying on Top of Global Demographic and Economic Shifts

Sebastien Girard

VP Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning
Parkland Health and Hospital System

This session is in English

High Potential Pitfalls

Joe Hoge

VP Talent Management and Org Development
Johnson Financial Group

This session is in English

High Potential Pitfalls

Joe Hoge

VP Talent Management and Org Development
Johnson Financial Group

This session is in English

12:00 pm

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Theatre of the Mind: Highly Interactive Hypnosis Show - Steve Taubman, Mindfulness Expert,

Evening Event with Dinner, Entertainment and Networking - Live the full Portland experience and engage in exciting conversations, Strengthen your network after a day full of shared knowledge, groundbreaking presentations, and interesting conversations. Join delegates and speakers in the entertaining and relaxed atmosphere of the Widmer Brothers Brewery, makers of bold and experimental beers. Discover and enjoy great food and the finest selection of beers in Portland, the beer capital of the world with more breweries than any other city worldwide., Complete your event experience by adding the evening event on March 28th with dinner, entertainment and networking (+ $100.00)

Hiring Women in Technology - Tiffany Ligon, Head of Talent Acquisition Americas, Vodafone

Create, Cultivate, and Communicate YOUR Employer Brand - Aaron Kraljev, VP Employer Brand & Candidate Advocacy, Wells Fargo

Connecting Business Owners with Employees through Learning and Innovation - Maurice Rondeau, Director of Learning and Development, WinnCompanies

Staying on Top of Global Demographic and Economic Shifts - Sebastien Girard, VP Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning, Parkland Health and Hospital System

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics:

Theatre of the Mind: Highly Interactive Hypnosis Show - Steve Taubman, Mindfulness Expert,

Evening Event with Dinner, Entertainment and Networking - Live the full Portland experience and engage in exciting conversations, Strengthen your network after a day full of shared knowledge, groundbreaking presentations, and interesting conversations. Join delegates and speakers in the entertaining and relaxed atmosphere of the Widmer Brothers Brewery, makers of bold and experimental beers. Discover and enjoy great food and the finest selection of beers in Portland, the beer capital of the world with more breweries than any other city worldwide., Complete your event experience by adding the evening event on March 28th with dinner, entertainment and networking (+ $100.00)

Hiring Women in Technology - Tiffany Ligon, Head of Talent Acquisition Americas, Vodafone

Create, Cultivate, and Communicate YOUR Employer Brand - Aaron Kraljev, VP Employer Brand & Candidate Advocacy, Wells Fargo

Connecting Business Owners with Employees through Learning and Innovation - Maurice Rondeau, Director of Learning and Development, WinnCompanies

Staying on Top of Global Demographic and Economic Shifts - Sebastien Girard, VP Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning, Parkland Health and Hospital System

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics

No Home Office? No Problem: Keeping Employees Engaged in a Virtual Workplace - Paul Mulner, VP Organizational Development, Stalwart

Know. Now. Act. Building the People Analytics Center of Excellence - Robert Lanning, People Resources, Analytics, Insights, and Research, Tesoro

Unclog Your Team's Brains! Removing Mental Barriers to Organizational Success - Steve Taubman, Mindfulness Expert,

High Potential Pitfalls - Joe Hoge, VP Talent Management and Org Development, Johnson Financial Group

Round-Table Discussions

Engage with speakers in extended Q&A sessions to dive deeper into the topics

No Home Office? No Problem: Keeping Employees Engaged in a Virtual Workplace - Paul Mulner, VP Organizational Development, Stalwart

Know. Now. Act. Building the People Analytics Center of Excellence - Robert Lanning, People Resources, Analytics, Insights, and Research, Tesoro

Unclog Your Team's Brains! Removing Mental Barriers to Organizational Success - Steve Taubman, Mindfulness Expert,

High Potential Pitfalls - Joe Hoge, VP Talent Management and Org Development, Johnson Financial Group

2:15 pm

Millennials: How to Stop Them From Job-Hopping

Gaurav Bhattacharya

CEO
InvolveSoft

This session is in English

Millennials: How to Stop Them From Job-Hopping

Gaurav Bhattacharya

CEO
InvolveSoft

This session is in English

In-powered Women, Liberated Men, Superior Results

Lawler Kang

Founder & CEO
League of Allies

This session is in English

In-powered Women, Liberated Men, Superior Results

Lawler Kang

Founder & CEO
League of Allies

This session is in English

3:00 pm

Hiring: Engaging Your Team

Marixa Barba

Chief of Staff - Human Resource Director
TriLinc Global

This session is in English

Hiring: Engaging Your Team

Marixa Barba

Chief of Staff - Human Resource Director
TriLinc Global

This session is in English

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Jonna van Thiel

Organizational Development Specialist for Leadership Development
Erlanger Health System

This session is in English

Emotional Intelligence at Work

Jonna van Thiel

Organizational Development Specialist for Leadership Development
Erlanger Health System

This session is in English

3:45 pm

How to Unleash the Power of Community to Help Your Diversity Recruitment and Retention!

Joseph Wahl

Assistant Director, Office of Equity & Human Rights
City of Portland, Oregon

This session is in English

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