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Keynote Sessions

Sarah Wagener, Pandora

Follow your instincts to your career defining moments: Sarah shares personal stories about her journey and advice on how to use your instincts to guide your career path.

Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn

The role of LinkedIn for a changing workforce: LinkedIn's CEO Jeff Weiner shares the three important themes that are driving the global workforces and how LinkedIn is innovating for the future.

Brené Brown, Brave Leaders Inc.

Why being vulnerable at work can be your biggest advantage: Brené Brown broke down courage into four foundational skillsets—the four pillars of courage—and told recruiters and HR professionals how to measure and cultivate these key skills.

Dan Shapero, LinkedIn

Talent Intelligence: Where instincts & insights meet: Learn how talent intelligence will drive LinkedIn's next wave of product innovation – helping to make you more efficient and more strategic, and opening up the next level of advantage in Talent Acquisition.

Kimberly Bryant, Black Girls Code

Future of Work: Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, shares her journey into becoming an “accidental social entrepreneur” and the lessons learned in shaping a new paradigm for women and girls of color in the technology industry.

Edith Cooper, Goldman Sachs

How to name the elephant in your room: Using insights to change the conversation: Edith shares how to identify the elephants in your rooms and start the bold conversations you need to have whether they’re about generations, gender or reputation. Once you’ve named your elephant, you’ve got to know how to tame it.

Breakout Sessions

Stacy Zapar, Tenfold & The Talent Agency

Stacy's secret sauce 2.0: Back by popular demand Stacy Zapar shares more of her favorite tips, tricks and hacks to make great recruiters even better.

Yewande Ige, ThoughtWorks

Confronting diversity: Grab your bias by the roots: At ThoughtWorks women hold 60% of entry technical positions and 30% of Senior technicals positions. Hear the ThoughtWorks stories and journey will inspire some new thinking and show what is possible when you focus on advancing diversity.

Ed Nathanson, Red Pill Talent

Truly engaging recruiter content: The importance of humor & heart: Ed Nathanson delves into the science behind Humor and Heart, the two elements of content that engage your audience. You’ll get data, psychological research and examples to of how to truly engage with the candidates and audience you want.

Lou Adler, The Adler Company

Proactive networking: How to use connections to reel in the big fish: In this session, Lou Adler walks us step-by-step from the intake meeting to the final close describing how recruiters can partner with their hiring managers to improve quality of hire.

David and Jonah Stillman, Gen Z Guru

Make way for Gen Z: A new generation is starting to hit our workforce. Are you ready for Gen Z? Don’t be surprised when you find they are nothing like the Millennials. Best-selling author and generations expert David Stillman offers insights into the next generation.

Justin Pinchback, Citadel LLC

Introducing talent auditions: The future of attracting, assessing, & acquiring the world’s top people: Will talent auditions help your company win the best people? Justin Pinchback explains how Talent Auditions work and can help companies hone their own competitive edge.

Glen Cathey, Randstad

How to find the best talent on LinkedIn: When you search LinkedIn, are you finding the best people, or just those who are easiest to find? Glen Cathey will teach you how to get maximum ROI from your LinkedIn license.

Ryan Christoi & Eric Holwell, KRT Marketing 

Talk Nerdy to Me: Join KRT Marketing's Chief Nerds Ryan Christoi & Eric Holwell as they walk you through today’s candidate journey and break down best ways to capture data and measure the success of your recruitment marketing efforts. This practical how-to session will cover: -What to track and how to track it -Attaining the full funnel view -Assisted conversions & source of influence. They will also uncover best ways to measure meaningful performance trends such as cost per application by source & app-2-hire ratios.

Ginny Dick, TriTech Software Systems

Getting Geeky with It: Unconscious bias greatly affects how we see the world we live in, and those around us. We don’t just leave it at the door when we walk into work every morning. It affects how we interview, how we source for candidates, and even how we judge someone’s name on a resume. Managers historically have a hard time believing this. We utilize neuroscience and data to show you how to make managers believe it is real, and what they need to do to combat it in the sourcing and interviewing process.

Leah Busque, TaskRabbit

The sharing economy and the future of work: Busque will explore how businesses will need to evolve to support this new fragmented workforce, and how providing more flexibility and entrepreneurship in our work environments will ultimately translate to stronger companies.

John Rice, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

From déjà vu to breaking through: Four strategies to winning at diverse experienced talent recruitment: John Rice shares insights and pragmatic how-to’s that will help you pivot from pitfalls to progress at every level of diverse talent acquisition.

Tennille Folk, Stryker, Dan Francis, LinkedIn, & Alex Pak, LinkedIn

Gain Superpowers: Elevate your team with LinkedIn Talent Insights: The talent landscape is constantly changing and companies rely on Talent Acquisition to help them understand where critical talent is and how best to compete for that talent. What will define the winners vs. the losers is how well your teams use data to drive decisions. In this session, we wil share with you a preview of LinkedIn Talent Insights and we will show you how this product can be used to elevate TA to new levels.

Alfonso Auñón García, Heineken

Go places: Unlocking culture to brew a unique employer brand: Embark on HEINEKEN’s journey to inspire candidates, consumers and society in general with its unique culture. This story will take you places. You will see how HEINEKEN unlocked its DNA, rallied the whole organisation behind or created an engaging, interactive and award winning campaign. Get your backstage pass and enjoy your employer branding ride with HEINEKEN.

All Access Studio Interviews and Game Shows

Leah Busque, TaskRabbit

All Access Interview: LinkedIn's Marta Riggins sits down with Leah Busque to discuss the sharing economy and how it is changing the future of work.

David and Jonah Stillman, Gen Z Guru

All Access Interview: LinkedIn's Tabitha Eade sits down for an exclusive interview with Gen Z gurus, David and Jonah Stillman. 

Kimberly Bryant, Black Girls Code

All Access Interview: Marta Riggins interviews Kimberly Bryant of Black Girls Code before she takes the stage at Talent Connect. 

Deborah Frances White, Talent Connect Host

All Access Interview: The Talent Connect Event host and #TalentConnect Live host sit down to discuss the key themes we've heard this year.

Talent Connect Puppy Game Show

Watch as Maren Hogan and Lars Schmidt compete on HR / Nashville trivia in the hopes of collecting the most puppies to hold.

Talent Connect LinkedIn Love Game Show

A play on the Newlywed Game, watch how LinkedIn clients and their relationship managers compete to see which pair has the best working relationship. 

Talent Connect 2017 Highlights

See highlights from Talent Connect 2017 in Nashville