Recruitment conference: #RecruitFest 7 Oct 2010 Boston, MA (10% discount) and Monster will present a one-day conference in Boston, MA: RecruitFest. And I’ll be attending! I look forward to meet some of the most intelligent and exciting people in the recruiting and HR profession (350+ already signed up).

  • Tweetup on October 7th, 7-10pm
  • Conference on October 7th, 9am-5pm
  • Party on October 7th, 8pm-12am

The RecruitFest Learning Experience is focused on real world recruiting issues, overcoming business challenges, and creating meaningful dialog within an intimate gathering of smart folks in the industry. Have a look at the track schedule below.

NOTE 1: The entire October 7th RecruitFest conference in Boston is streaming Live online for FREE! Signup here.

NOTE 2: I can offer all readers of this blog a special 10% discount when you use code “iprc“. Register via Hope to see you in Boston!


TimeAudienceSessionLeadersStructureAdd to Calendar
8:00am – 8:30amStudioRegistrationRegistration at Paramount
8:30am – 9:00amStudioWelcome to RecruitFest! 2010All30 minute introduction to local attendees
9:00am – 9:50amStudio
The Genesis of RecruitFest! 2010All50 minute opening session to online attendees
9:50am – 10:00amStudioTransition10 minute networking break
Set stage/technology for next session
10:00am – 10:50amStudio
Going Glocal: A Conversation With PepsiCo’s Chris HoytChris Hoyt15 minute interview
15 minute overview
20 minute Q&A
10:50am – 11:00amStudioTransition10 minute networking break
Set stage/technology for next session
11:00am – 11:20amStudio
How Candidates Use Search EnginesTim Dineen20 minute quick hit presentation
11:20am – 11:30amStudioTransition10 minute networking break
Set stage/technology for next session
11:30am – 12:20pmStudio
The Candidate Bill of RightsGerry Crispin, Mike Ramer, Charlie Judy, Chris Hoyt, Jason Lauritsen50 minute panel/workshop
12:20pm – 1:00pmStudioLunchAllLunch
1:00pm – 1:30pmStudio
Which Brand Matters More?John Nykolaiszyn, Sarah WhiteDouble header session – 30 minute debate on Brand, followed up by When Good Branding Goes Bad (no transition)
1:30pm – 1:50pmStudio
When Good Branding Goes BadJohn Nykolaiszyn, Mike RamerDouble header session – 20 minute interactive panel immediately following Brand Doesn’t Matter
1:50am – 2:00amStudioTransition10 minute networking break
Set stage/technology for next session
2:00pm – 2:50pmStudio
Not Another Social Recruiting PanelJoe Gerstandt, Jason Lauritsen, China Gorman, Susan Burns25 minute debate/discussion among leaders
25 minute audience discussion
2:50am – 3:00amStudioTransition10 minute networking break
Set stage/technology for next session
3:00pm – 3:20pmStudio
Peddling Influence and Leading ThoughtsChina Gorman, Gerry Crispin, Sarah White20 minutes of Leaders giving ‘how I did it’ advice/insight
3:20am – 3:30amStudioTransition10 minute networking break
Set stage/technology for next session
3:30pm – 4:20pmStudio
Shaping the Future of Talent AcquisitionSusan Burns, Master Burnett20 minute presentation by Susan
20 minute discussion with Master
10 minute Q&A
4:20am – 4:30amStudioTransition10 minute networking break
Set stage/technology for next session
4:30pm – 5:20pmStudio
Friday, October 8th, 2010 – Yes, that’s TOMORROWAll50 minute round-robin with Leaders
5:20pm – 5:45pmStudioGood-bye isn’t the hardest partAll30 minute closing thoughts for live attendees

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. Clara Cuevas

    I will like to get information about Recruitment Conferences. Is there any conference planned for 2011?
    Thank you!
    Clara Cuevas
    HR Professional

  2. Plenty, where are you based? Personally I like TRU, organised by Bill Boorman, which is an recruitment unconference that’s travelling around the world.

  3. Clara Cuevas

    Thanks for replying. I am in Boston, MA.