Welcome to DEAMcon23!

DEAMcon23 by DirectEmployers


April 12 – 14


Chicago, IL



About DEAMcon23
Destination: Chicago

In today’s workforce, the central elements of success are powered by diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEI&B). On the heels of the Great Resignation, you have the opportunity to make advancements in your OFCCP compliance and recruitment efforts. With tight timeframes to hire and even tighter budgets, expectations are high as you work to build relationships, maintain compliance, and expand brand awareness and visibility. Enter DirectEmployers 2023 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAMcon23).

We’re changing the narrative to cover the latest tactics, advanced resources, and education to shift how you look at compliance and approach recruitment marketing to meet the demands of the times. This unmissable conference offers a mix of fresh, thought-provoking content from subject matter experts and peers through inspirational keynotes, powerful breakouts, and networking opportunities — set in a thriving multicultural city in America’s heartland. Gather intel to advance your smartitude and master the many roles and responsibilities you administer, from compliance, outreach, and relationship-building to recruitment marketing, branding, and tackling your HR tech stack with ease.

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Why Attend DEAMcon?

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See for yourself why attendees refer to DEAMcon as the one, must-attend event of the year! Why DEAMcon ›


Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

1 W Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 312.372.7200

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Explore Who Attends

With 300+ HR industry professionals from a wide variety of organizations, you are sure to make connections that will add immediate applicable value to your daily job functions.

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Do, See & Eat

With more than 250 theaters, fantastic museums, incredible shopping, and vibrant dining and nightlife options, you are sure to find the fun and adventure you crave!

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Feel & Stay Safe

The safety and well-being of our staff and conference attendees is a top priority. We want you to take home action items, knowledge, and fond memories — not germs!

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Justify Your Trip

With restricted travel budgets, it’s important to show how your attendance is worth the time and money. Customize this letter to showcase some of the values.

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Spread the Word

Help us drive attendance and improve on past DEAMcon success by promoting your attendance and sharing what you are looking forward to this year.

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Not Your Average HR Conference

From the moment you step inside the DEAMcon world, you’ll see the DE difference. From friendly faces greeting you at the conference desk to a custom espresso bar (free of charge!) and a bustling Demo Hall filled with the best and brightest of HR technology, you’ll see why this event stands out as the one that makes an impact. Don’t take our word for it. Let this video show you firsthand what it’s like to be an attendee at DEAMcon and why this conference will be the one that makes your whole year more effective. View Photo & Video Gallery for more content ›


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National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)



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April 12–14 Chicago, IL








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