2021 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAMcon21)

April 26–30, 2021 • Virtual

Program

Monday • April 26

12:45PM

15MINS
Navigating DEAMcon21: Engagement, Prizes, Oh My!

1:00PM

30MINS
Welcome, Opening Ceremony, Annual Meeting

1:30PM

60MINS D&I Keynote
Less Allyship…More Action
Presented by Torin Ellis

2:30PM

60MINS Compliance Keynote
The First 100 Days – OFCCP Update
Presented by Jenny Yang, OFCCP

3:30PM

30MINS Networking
Virtual Demo Hall

4:00PM

60MINS D&I Keynote
Overcoming Adversity: Turning a Disadvantage to an Advantage
Presented by RJ Mitte

5:00PM

45MINS
Tech Panel: Work Smarter with New HR Technology
Presented by Jason Ward, RocketBuild; Heather Hoffman & Steven Apostolidis, Recruit Rooster; Justin Perkins, Taapestry

Tuesday • April 27

1:00PM

30MINS
On-Demand Learning, At Your Leisure: Debuting the New, Accessible DE Academy
Presented by Janet Fiore, The Sierra Group & Jen Polcer, DirectEmployers Association

1:30PM

60MINS Compliance D&I
ADA Update: Fast-Breaking Developments on “Reasonable Accommodation”
Presented by David Fram, NELI

2:30PM

30MINS Networking
Virtual Demo Hall

3:00PM

60MINS Recruitment
Moving Past Curb Appeal: Setting the Stage for Enhanced Candidate Attraction & Engagement
Presented by Justin Clem, Frontdoor & Drew Palmer, Recruit Rooster

4:00PM

60MINS Compliance D&I
Putting Real Data to Use: Developing Compliant D&I Goals
Presented by Gerri Allamby, Unilever

5:00PM

45MINS Entertainment
Mixology Happy Hour: Cocktails & Conversation with Recruit Rooster

Wednesday • April 28

11:45AM

60MINS Entertainment
Yoga for All Levels

1:00PM

30MINS
What Does the Data Reveal? Tapping Into Data Insights to Improve D&I Efforts
Presented by Tony Perkins, DirectEmployers Association

1:30PM

60MINS Compliance
HR Magic: Understanding Applicant Accommodations and Finding Your Talent Edge
Presented by Ashley Valenzuela-Ruesgen, Hensel Phelps

2:30PM

30MINS Networking
Virtual Demo Hall

3:00PM

60MINS Recruitment
Building a Best-in-Class University Relations Program
Presented by Bill Baker, J.R. Simplot Company

4:00PM

60MINS D&I
Workplace Disability Inclusion Across the Employment Process
Presented by Susanne M. Bruyère, Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability

Thursday • April 29

1:00PM

60MINS Compliance D&I
Diversity Analytics to Measure Outreach Partner Effectiveness
Presented by Shauna Holman Harries & Tobi McIntyre, Oracle

2:00PM

60MINS D&I
The Language of Disability and the Inclusion Revolution
Presented by Haley Moss

3:00PM

30MINS Networking
Virtual Demo Hall

3:30PM

30MINS D&I Recruitment
Fireside Chat: Veteran Initiatives
Presented by Denae Bell, ABF Freight & Jerry Elam, ArcBest

4:00PM

60MINS D&I Keynote
Advocating for TransMilitary Equality
Presented by Laila Ireland

5:00PM

45MINS Entertainment
Happy Hour: Trivia & Tech-Talk with RocketBuild

Friday • April 30

11:45AM

60MINS Entertainment
Yoga for All Levels

1:00PM

60MINS Recruitment
Robots, Pandemics, & Meteors: What’s Next for Your Recruitment Brand?
Presented by Scott Sendelweck, Community Health Network

2:00PM

30MINS Networking
Virtual Demo Hall

2:30PM

60MINS D&I Recruitment
Connecting Veteran Talent With Opportunity
Presented by Charlie Terrell & Lori Adams, NASWA

3:30PM

60MINS Compliance D&I
Vocational Rehabilitation: The Untapped Resource in Diversity & Inclusion
Presented by Christa Martin, KY Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Employer Services Branch

4:30PM

30MINS D&I
Fireside Chat: Diverse Talent Mobility Initiatives that Yield Results
Presented by Franklin Reed, Mike Powers, & Terry West, TEKsystems

Presenters

Keynote Presenters

  • Torin Ellis, Diversity Strategist & Author, the torin ellis brand
  • Laila Ireland, TransMilitary Advocate & Army Veteran
  • RJ Mitte, Disability Advocate & Actor
  • Jenny Yang, Director, OFCCP

Featured Presenters

  • David Fram, Director of ADA and EEO Service, National Employment Law Institute (NELI)
  • Haley Moss

Member Presenters

  • Gerri Allamby, Associate Compliance & Diversity Manager, Unilever
  • Bill Baker, Talent & Culture Programs Lead, J.R. Simplot Company
  • Denae Bell, Manager – Field Recruiting and Driver Development, ABF Freight
  • Justin Clem, Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition and Talent Management, Frontdoor
  • Jerry Elam, Program Manager of Military Partnerships, ArcBest
  • Shauna Holman Harries, Senior HR Director Compliance, Diversity Programs, Oracle
  • Tobi McIntyre, Senior Communications Compliance Analyst, Oracle
  • Mike Powers, Inclusion Manager Veterans & Disabilities, TEKsystems
  • Franklin Reed, Executive Director of Inclusion and Diversity, TEKsystems
  • Scott Sendelweck, Director Employer Brand, Community Health Network
  • Ashley Valenzuela-Ruesgen, Director of Human Resources, Hensel Phelps
  • Terry West, Inclusion & Diversity Manager, TEKsystems

Guest Presenters

  • Lori Adams, Veterans Policy Director, NASWA
  • Susanne Bruyère, Director Professor of Disability Studies, K. Lisa Yang and Hock E. Tan Institute on Employment and Disability
  • Janet Fiore, President, CEO, C.,D.R, The Sierra Group
  • Christa Martin, Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, KY Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) Employer Services Branch
  • Charlie Terrell, Director, NLx, NASWA

Staff Presenters

  • Steven Apostolidis, Senior Sales Engineer, Recruit Rooster
  • Candee Chambers, Executive Director, DirectEmployers Association
  • Drew Palmer, Creative Director, Recruit Rooster
  • Justin Perkins, AAP Technical Analyst, Taapestry by DirectEmployers
  • Tony Perkins, VP of AAP/EEO Compliance, Taapestry by DirectEmployers
  • Jennifer Polcer, VP of Learning & Development, DirectEmployers Association
  • Heather Hoffman, Chief Operating Officer, Recruit Rooster by DirectEmployers
  • Jason Ward, Chief Innovation Officer, RocketBuild

Underwriters

Platinum

Recruit Rooster

Gold

RocketBuild
National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) logo
Verified Credentials
HiredScore

Silver

Qualifi
CompTIA - Apprenticeships for Tech
Your Logo Here

Bronze

Adzuna
Emissary
Taapestry by DirectEmployers
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