Recruitment Unconference: TRU Amsterdam on 23-24 June 2010

An unconference is an event that has no fixed structure and only two rules, no power point and no presentations. The day is split into sessions during which a series of “tracks” run on a theme with a track leader hosting the discussion, debate and learning. The discussion takes a life of it’s own with attendees bringing their own views, questions and opinions as well as debate. This takes many directions and concludes with real learning and opinion forming. The track leaders are carefully chosen for their areas of experience and knowledge and for the value they can bring to the “track.” They have been drawn from across the globe giving the unconference a genuine global view.

You are actively encouraged to disagree, argue, debate and question. The only rule is that you respect one another.  Otherwise, this unconference is about what you want to discuss and is not restricted to any agenda.

Past TRU event have generated a lot of discussions, Blogs, Posts, Photos and videos, all available via on the TRU Conferencessite.

Why attend TRUAMSTERDAM on 23 and/or 24 June 2010?
TRU Amsterdam strives to give track leaders and attendees the power to share and make the recruitment world more open and connected. Come learn, discuss, and network with recruiters and sourcers.

Track leaders include Gordon Lokenberg, Jacco Valkenburg, Shally Steckerl, Bill Boorman, Geoff Webb, Marc Drees (Recruitment Matters), Peer Goudsmit, Lena Olivier (LinkedIn), Eelco Scheltinga, Warren Hammond (MD Monster Benelux), Annemarie Stel, Geert-Jan Waasdorp (IG), Gijs Notté, Peter Gold, Keith Robinson, and many other international recruitment experts.

We offer: amplified reach
With track leaders from the four corners of the world, you will be exposed to several point of views, learn how things can be done differently, and how to get better results by working smarter.

We offer: enhanced engagement
This is not a lecture, this is not a classroom; this is an opportunity to engage with colleagues in the industry, to have a conversation, to have a debate, to have a better understanding of the industry

We offer: meaningful connections
Networking will be the word of the day. Whether you are exchanging business card, entering the information directly on your smart phone, or still using a plain old address book, you will leave TRU Amsterdam with a better connection that you came in.

We offer:  deeper insights
Come and delve deeper into the recruitment industry. Ask questions, give your opinion, get an explanation, and leave with a better understanding of your own recruitment world.

TRU Amsterdam Tracks:

  1. Battle of the Bloggers
  2. Linked In
  3. Social Media Circus
  4. Job Board 2020
  5. Employer Branded
  6. Being Mobile
  7. Hyves
  8. Sourceology
  9. The Art and Science of Posting
  10. Culture Clash
  11. Future of HR
  12. What’s Hot/Not (HR Tech)
  13. Referral Recruiting
  14. Gaming and Recruitment
  15. Anti Social Recruiters
  16. Tweet this Hire
  17. Relocation Recruitment
  18. Peer Conversion – the new ROI

Hurry up before you loose out on one of the most talked about unconferences. Ask us a question, Give us a suggestion, Tell us how great we are:

Reserve Your Seat Today:
Eventbrite –

Costs? Only 25 Euros for 2 full days

Where? YER, Hogehilweg 16 1101 CD Amsterdam-Zuidoost

About Jacco Valkenburg

Jacco Valkenburg is an international recruitment expert, trainer and author (5 books). He has more than 20 years experience in global recruitment strategies and execution spanning numerous countries for leading companies. As founder of Recruiter University and Recruit2 he provides companies with recruitment training and consultancy. His mission is helping companies ‘from good to great staffing’.


  1. Zojuist aangemeld!

  2. Lamine OUAHMED

    Very Interesting, but unfortunately no time to come!!

  3. Looks fantastic but when is the next one so I can make plans??

  4. Marieke Heida

    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend next week.
    I would love to attend the following session.