2018 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM18)

April 24–26, 2018 • Seattle, WA

Venue

Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Located in the heart of downtown, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel is close to the waterfront pier, cruise ship terminal and many local attractions including the famous Pike Place Market, Space Needle and Seattle Art Museum.

Program

Monday, April 23, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting (Invite Only)

12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Attendee Early Check-in (Registration)

12:30 PM–4:30 PM
Underwriter Move-In

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Bonus Session | Disability Hiring and Accessible Workplace Technology Workshop (Part 1)

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Networking Break (30 minutes)

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Bonus Session | Disability Hiring and Accessible Workplace Technology Workshop (Part 2)

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Attendee Early Check-in (Registration)

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast | Welcome New Attendees!

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
DE Training Academy 1A | Hot Spots in Current OFCCP Audits
DE Training Academy 1B | Membership 101: 3 Ways to Engage DirectEmployers for Maximum Benefits

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
DE Training Academy 2A | Your AAP Has Been Developed—What Do You Do Now?
DE Training Academy 2B | “Hire” Success: Recruiting Students with Disabilities at Colleges & Universities

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
General 1 | Welcome & Kickoff

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
General 2 | Keynote Address: OFCCP Director Ondray T. Harris

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Concurrent 1A | Virtual Success: The Secrets Behind Merging Recruitment Marketing & Social Media Strategies
Concurrent 1B | Maintaining Compliance with AI: Using Machine Learning to Benefit Both Employers & Candidates
Concurrent 1C | Creating Data Intel & Cybersecurity Careers for the Military & Veteran Community

2:00 PM – 3:00  PM
Concurrent 2A | Artificial Intelligence Powering the Future of Work
Concurrent 2B | Students and Workers with Disabilities: Campus to Career
Concurrent 2C | VEVRAA Compliance to Veteran Recruitment: Turning Listings into Outreach & Hires with DirectSource
Concurrent 2D | DEcompress with the DEvelopers

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

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
General 3 | Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Membership

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
General 4 | Awards & Recognition

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Networking Reception

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
General 5 | DirectEmployers Roadmap & Updates

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
General 6 | OFCCP Compliance Q&A

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

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Concurrent 3A | OFCCP Compliance Q&A (continued from General 6)
Concurrent 3B | The Rise of the Older Worker
Concurrent 3C | Redefining the Candidate Experience: Performing a Purposeful Analysis & Generating a Game Plan
Concurrent 3D | DEcompress with the Developers

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Concurrent 4A | RIP Talent Acquisition: Welcome to the War for Skills
Concurrent 4B | From Entry to Application: Talent Attraction Through Creative, Visual Content
Concurrent 4C | Does Your Website Work for Everyone? How to Avoid the High Costs of Digital Discrimination

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Lunch | Partner Networking

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Concurrent 5A | A Conversation with Joyce Morgan: A Past, Present & Future Strategic Look at the OFCCP
Concurrent 5B | Methods to Attract, Evaluate, Onboard and Retain Veteran Talent
Concurrent 5C | Championing Diversity: Establishing a Successful & Purposeful LGBTQ ERG

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Concurrent 6A | The OFCCP Interview: “Oh I Didn’t Mean to Say That…” & Other Dance Moves to Try
Concurrent 6B | Mentoring as a Disability Inclusion Strategy
Concurrent 6C | Are Technology Solutions Enough? Strategies for Effectively Recruiting College Talent

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

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
General 7 | Keynote Address: Dr. Richard Pimentel

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Social Event—Back to the 80’s!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Concurrent 7A | Getting “Creative” with Your Outreach Support
Concurrent 7B | Looking for More Efficiency in Your Hiring? Meet Predictive Analytics for Job Ads
Concurrent 7C | Building Employment Brand for Entry-Level Talent Acquisition

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Concurrent 8A | Brick by Brick: Setting Up the Organizational Masonry
Concurrent 8B | Adding to Your Diversity Mix: Recruiting Native American Talent
Concurrent 8C | Outlast, Outplay, Outwit: Competing & Thriving in Today’s Talent Market

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

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
General 8 | A Disability Inclusion “Intervention”: What You Need to Know to Move the Inclusion Needle Forward

11:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Conference Adjourns

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Underwriter Move-out

Presenters

  • Martha Artiles, Executive Vice President, C5 Consulting, LLC
  • Stacy Bayton, Senior Vice President, Corporate America Supports You (CASY)
  • Jen Bernhardt, Director of Membership Engagement, DirectEmployers Association
  • Leah Biggs, Talent Acquisition Manager, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Matthew Brink, Assistant Executive Director, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • Matthew Brogdon, Senior Director of Recruiting Services, Pathfinder Consulting
  • Leeza Byers, Employer Brand Manager, Mohawk Industries
  • Johnny Campbell, CEO/Founder, SocialTalent
  • Candee Chambers, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association
  • Steve Cook, Director, AARP Foundation
  • Nathan Cunningham, Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Robin Decker, Talent Acquisition Recruiter, Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • Nicaise Dogbo, Accessibility Project Manager, Microsoft
  • John C. Fox, Partner, Fox, Wang, & Morgan P.C.
  • Don Fried, Director of Operations and Marketing, Corporate America Supports You (CASY)
  • Shelia Gray, Director of Global Talent Acquisition, GE Appliances
  • Howard Green, Deputy Director of Professional Services, National Organization on Disability (NOD)
  • Ondray Harris, Director, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
  • David Ige, Talent Attraction Strategist, Alaska Airlines
  • Lilly Jamshidi, VP of Business Development, SourceCast, Inc.
  • Crystal Jones, Escalation Engineer, Microsoft
  • Athena Karp, Founder & CEO, HiredScore
  • Christopher Key, Executive Director, True North
  • Greg Koepel, VP of Workforce Development and Administration, Roehl Transport
  • Martin J. Laird, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Manager, IBM
  • Sally Luzader, Manager of Corporate Relations, Department of Computer Science, Purdue University
  • Tim Luzader, Executive Director, Center for Career Opportunities, Purdue University
  • Kelly Marinelli, Principal Consultant, Solve HR, Inc.
  • Katherine McCary, President, C5 Consulting, LLC
  • Joyce Morgan, President, Morgan Consulting Services, LLC
  • David Muir, Jr., SVP, Veteran Staffing Network, Easter Seals
  • Felicia Nurmsen, Managing Director, Employer Services, National Organization on Disability (NOD)
  • Tim Orellano, President, The Human Resources Team
  • Lou Orslene, Co-Director, Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
  • Drew Palmer, Design Coordinator, DirectEmployers Association
  • Laurie Pensworth, Quality Assurance Manager, DirectEmployers Association, Inc.
  • Richard Pimentel, Disability Rights Advocate
  • Jennifer Polcer, VP of Compliance, DirectEmployers Association
  • Melissa Polston, Manager of College Recruiting, GE Appliances
  • Beth Ronnenburg, President, Berkshire Associates, Inc.
  • Brett Sheats, National Project Director, Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
  • Derek Shields, Consultant and Trainer, Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)
  • Cindy Songne, Vice President, Talent Attraction Solutions, Talroo
  • Ruth Toombs, Career Site Specialist, DirectEmployers Association
  • Sheridan Walker, CEO and Founder, HirePotential
  • Corinne Weible, Deputy Project Director, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT)
  • Paul White, Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition, Mohawk Industries
  • Ryan Wood, Career Site Specialist, DirectEmployers Association

Underwriters

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