DEAMcon22 by DirectEmployers

April 20 – 22 San Diego, CA

Program

Discover powerful messaging, thought-provoking conversation, and meaningful connections — all wrapped into one conference program!

Keynotes
Meet the DEAMcon22 Keynote Speakers

Maysoon Zayid

Maysoon Zayid

Actress, comedian, and disability advocate

Torin Ellis

Torin Ellis

Diversity strategist, author, and host of Career Mix on SiriusXM

Scott Lesnick

Scott Lesnick

Motivational speaker focused on transformational leadership

Program at a Glance
Plan Your DEAMcon22 Experience

Times listed are Pacific Time (PT). The program is subject to change and details will be updated as they become available.

Get ahead of the check-in line by visiting the Registration Desk early, Tuesday, April 19th from 3:00 – 7:00 pm.

Wednesday • April 20

7:00 am

Check-in begins

7:00 am

60MINS Networking
Welcome New Attendee Breakfast

8:00 am

30MINS
Welcome & Opening Ceremony

8:30 am

30MINS
One-Stop Shop – Family of Brands Highlight

9:00 am

60MINS Compliance
OFCCP Update
Presented by TBD

10:00 am

30MINS Networking
Demo Hall Break

10:30 am

60MINS Keynote DE&I
If You Cancan, You Cancan
Presented by Maysoon Zayid

11:30 am

30MINS
Recruit Rooster Talent Community Demo
Presented by TBD

12:00 pm

60MINS Networking
Lunch & Premier Partner Recognition

1:00 pm

60MINS DE&I
Recruit Rooster Talent Community Customer Experience Session
Presented by TBD, Recruit Rooster
60MINS Recruitment
The Rise of Behavioral Science: Accelerating Fast & Fair Recruiting
Presented by Nicky Garcea, Cappfinity

2:00 pm

60MINS Recruitment
Creating a “Healthy” Candidate Engagement & Experience
Presented by Amanda Beeler & Katie Kram, Sanford Health
60MINS Compliance
Employee Journeys: Can You Handle the Truth?
Presented by Robert Ellington, Eli Lilly

3:00 pm

30MINS Networking
Demo Hall Break

3:30 pm

60MINSRecruitment
TEKsystems Panel: Actionable Inclusion & Diversity Practices
Presented by Mike Powers, Franklin Reed, Teresa Truong & Terry West, TEKsystems

4:30 pm

60MINSKeynote DE&I
Minus the Illusion
Presented by Torin Ellis

6:00 pm

3hours Networking
Califor-neon Nights Event

Thursday • April 21

7:00 am

60MINS Networking
Underwriter Breakfast

8:00 am

60MINS DE&I
Disability Regulation & Hiring
Presented by TBD

9:00 am

60MINS Compliance
Recent Significant Developments
Presented by John C. Fox & Jay J. Wang, Fox, Wang & Morgan P.C.

10:00 am

30MINS Networking
Demo Hall Break

10:30 am

60MINS Compliance
Data Privacy & Your HR Systems
Presented by Brian Pier, Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.
60MINS Recruitment
The Power and Positive Impact of Technology Transformation
Presented by Bradley Cooper, Kristin Moore & Tony Devereaux, SASR Workforce Solutions

11:30 am

60MINS Recruitment
Good People Know Good People – Leveraging an Employee Advocacy Program
Dani Kaufman, PetSmart
60MINS DE&I
Building Strong Relationships with Diverse Community Organizations
Presented by Megan McCall & Novonda Lilly, Vanderbilt Health

12:30 pm

60MINS Networking
Lunch

1:30 pm

60MINS DE&I
Global DE&I Initiative: Moving from Phase 1 to 2
Presented by Bill Fowles, Bechtel
60MINS Recruitment
Strengthening Partnerships to Recruit and Develop a Culturally Relevant Onboarding Process
Presented by Michelle Randall-Berry, Shondra Deloach-Perea & Jacqueline McKinney, IGT

2:30 pm

60MINS Compliance
Connecting Opportunity to Talent – Partnering with your Local Workforce Center
Presented by William Dowling, Kathie Stenzel & Christy Gonzales, Colorado Department of Labor
60MINS DE&I
Becoming a More Diverse Company Through Inclusive Apprenticeships in HR
Presented by Josh Christianson, PIA & Mary Wright, SHRM Foundation

3:30 pm

30MINS Networking
Demo Hall Break

4:00 pm

30MINS
DE Academy
Presented by Jennifer Polcer, DirectEmployers

4:30 pm

60MINSKeynote
Next Generation Leadership: Attracting, Engaging & Retaining 5 Unique Generations
Presented by Scott Lesnick

5:30 pm

1.5hours Networking
Underwriter Reception

Friday • April 22

7:00 am

60MINS Networking
Breakfast

8:00 am

60MINS DE&I
Neurodiversity Panel
Presented by TBD

9:00 am

60MINS Compliance
The Challenges Facing the 21st Century American Workforce
Presented by Keith Sonderling, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

10:00 am

15MINS Networking
Demo Hall Break

10:15 am

60MINS Recruitment
Chatboxes, Robots, & AI (Oh, My!): A Case Study About Implementing HR Technology
Presented by Ashley Valenzuela-Ruesgen, Hensel Phelps Construction Co

11:15 am

60MINS DE&I
Keeping DE&I Legal: How to Lawfully Use Race & Gender in the Selection Process
Presented by Cara Crotty, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete

12:15 pm

Conference Adjourns

Questions?​ Contact the DEAM Team at DEAM@DirectEmployers.org

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