2016 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM16)

May 18 – 20, 2016 • Indianapolis, IN


Crowne Plaza at Union Station
123 W. Louisiana St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Located in the heart of downtown’s Wholesale District, Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station is adjacent to the Indiana Convention Center and only a few steps from Lucas Oil Stadium. With Circle Centre Mall, the Mass Ave Arts District, theaters, restaurants and nightlife nearby there’s much to see and do within a short walk of the hotel.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

7:00 AM – 7:50 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Pre-Con 1A | Who is an Applicant?
Pre-Con 1B | Taking the Mystery Out of Mobile Recruiting

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Pre-Con 2A | Documenting Outreach & Recruitment & Fulfilling Your Record Keeping Obligations for “Hires” & “Applicants”
Pre-Con 2B | Crafting Your Recruitment Message

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Networking Break (30 minutes)

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Pre-Con 3A | Collaborative Strategies & How to Make It Work
Pre-Con 3B | This Career Site is Just Right: One Size Does Not Fit All

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
General with Lunch | WOW Award & Breakthrough Award

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
General | Welcome & Annual Member Meeting

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
General | Better Reach, Better Experience, Total Control

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
General | Keynote: Max Siegel | Encouraging Diversity in a Traditional Non-Diverse Environment

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Networking Break (30 minutes)

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
General | Q&A with John Fox, Joyce Morgan and Candee Chambers

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM
General | Keynote: Randall Rutta | Beyond Compliance: Individuals with Disabilities & Veterans are a Smart Investment

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Thursday, May 19, 2016

7:00 AM – 7:50 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
General | Member Awards followed by Q&A

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
General | Making the Most of Membership

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Workshop 1A | Definition of an Applicant: The Critical Relationship Between the Recruiter and Compliance Expert
Workshop 1B | Recruitment Technology for Mid-Sized Organizations
Workshop 1C | Building a Business Case for Employee Resource Groups

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Networking Break (30 minutes)

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
General | NASWA/NLx Update

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM
General | Compliance Advisory & Recruitment Marketing Board Updates

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
General | PRM Update

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
Workshop 2A | Diversity & Inclusion: Best Practice, Good Business
Workshop 2B | 1 Man, 1 Partner, 3 Career Site Projects, 1 Year
Workshop 2C | Do Ask, Do Tell: Tapping the Power of Disability Diversity and Encouraging Self-Identification

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
Networking Break (15 minutes)

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
General | Keynote: Johnny Campbell | Diversity Hiring — Sourcing for Diversity

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Networking Break (30 minutes)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Workshop 3A | Total OFCCP Compliance: Mitigating Risk and Avoiding Violations
Workshop 3B | Indiana Robotics Education: Growing the STEM Workforce
Workshop 3C | University Talent Recruitment: Getting Results from Innovative Collaboration

5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Offsite Networking Event, Dallara IndyCar Factory

Friday, May 20, 2016

7:00 AM – 7:50 AM
Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
General | Interactive Round Table Discussions

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Workshop 4A | OFCCP Enforcement Trends: How to Survive an Audit
Workshop 4B | Solving the Disability Puzzle: Pipelines, Tools & Successes
Workshop 4C | From War to Workplace: Strategies for Recruiting & Hiring Veterans

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
Networking Break (15 minutes)

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Workshop 5A | Ask All, Tell All with Membership Development
Workshop 5B | Ask All, Tell All with Digital Strategy
Workshop 5C | Ask All, Tell All with Product Development

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
General with Lunch | Listening Session: Panel of Board of Directors & Operations Staff


Eric Airola, Senior Director of Human Resources, J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc.
Steven Apostolidis, Digital Solutions Consultant, DirectEmployers Association
Martha Artiles, Executive Vice President, C5 Consulting, LLC
Bob Athwal, Director of Student Experience, University of Leicester, UK
Stacy L. Bayton, Sr. Executive Vice President, Corporate America Supports You (CASY) and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN)
Mike Bazinet, Manager of Plasma Recruitment, Grifols Inc.
Jen Bernhardt, Regional VP of Membership Development, DirectEmployers Association
Johnny Campbell, CEO, Social Talent
Linda Cavanna-Wilk, Employment Attorney, Ford & Harrison LLP
Anne Chamberlain, University Director of Talent Acquisition, City University of New York (CUNY)
Candee Chambers, VP of Compliance & Partnerships, DirectEmployers Association
Josh Christianson, Project Director, PEAT
Justin Clem, Director of Global Recruiting, Flowserve
Greg Clements, Regional VP of Membership Development, DirectEmployers Association
Hal Cooper, VP of Product Development, DirectEmployers Association
Beverly Curtis, Recruiting Specialist, North America Recruiting & Staffing, John Deere
Tom Eckhart, VP of Membership Development, DirectEmployers Association
Dee Anne Faller, Regional VP of Membership Development, DirectEmployers Association
Seth Flater, Manager of Digital Strategy, DirectEmployers Association
John C. Fox, President and Senior Partner, Fox, Wang & Morgan P.C.
Erin Franklin, Human Resources Generalist, Carollo Engineers
Pam Gerassimides, Assistant Executive Director and National Labor Exchange Director, National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)
Carol Glazer, President, National Organization on Disability
Bryan Gray, CEO, MediaSauce, Resource Path Group
Sherry Griffin, Ingalls Shipbuilding
Heather Hoffman, VP of Digital Strategy, DirectEmployers Association
Nancy Holland, VP of Marketing, DirectEmployers Association
Rebel Johnson, Recruiting Compliance/Taleo System Administrator, Camber Corporation
Dave Kearon, Director of Adult Services, Autism Speaks
Rear Adm. Daniel L. Kloeppel, USN (Ret.)
Kathleen Lee, Business Outreach Specialist, Cornell University
Jonathan Liepe, Senior Human Resources Specialist – Talent Acquisition & Selection, Colorado Springs Utilities
Zach Logan, Digital Strategist, DirectEmployers Association
Tim Luzader, Director, Center for Career Opportunities, Purdue University
Marilyn Mackes, Executive Director, NACE
Linda Maurer, Business Controls Manager, Fifth Third Bank
The Hon. Katherine McCary, President, C5 Consulting, LLC
Shaun McGill, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the U.S. Department of Labor
Laura Mills, Faculty Relations Consultant, EY
Joyce Morgan, President, Morgan Consulting Services, LLC
Michelle Murray, Engagement/Practice Specialist, EY
Patrick Nooren, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Biddle Consulting Group, Inc.
Meg O’Connell, PHR, Managing Partner, Global Disability Inclusion
Deane Osner, Sr. Talent Acquisition Operations and Hourly Manager, Shaw Industries
Drew Palmer, Digital Design Coordinator, DirectEmployers Association
Katie Pfledderer, Manager of Social Media, DirectEmployers Association
John Rice, Principal Engineer, Salesforce Marketing Cloud
Thomas Ripani, Digital Strategist, DirectEmployers Association
Joiwind Ronen, Lead Strategic Consultant, PEAT
Beth A. Ronnenburg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President, Berkshire Associates, Inc.
Randall Rutta, President & Chief Executive Officer, Easter Seals
Carol Salter, Asst VP Workforce Solutions, Easter Seals, Inc.
Jennifer Seda, Shareholder, Jackson Lewis PC
AJ Selvey, Assistant VP of Membership Development, DirectEmployers Association
Brett Sheats, National Project Director, The Viscardi Center
Tammy Sherman, Human Resources, North America Talent Acquisition-Workforce Planning Leader, The Dow Chemical Company
Max Siegel, CEO, Max Siegel Inc., USA Track & Field
Jason Sole, Director of Production, DirectEmployers Association
Francene Taylor, Director of Talent Acquisition, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Ruth Toombs, Digital Strategist, DirectEmployers Association
Amanda Vallejo, Diversity and Inclusion/EEO Senior Manager, Ingalls Shipbuilding
Bill Warren, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association
Pam Webster, Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Enterprise Holdings Incorporated
Paul White, Director of Talent Acquisition, Mohawk Industries
Dennis Wimer, Associate Chief Operating Officer, Indiana Department of Worforce Development
Judy Young, Assistant Director of Training and Development, Cornell University













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