Why DEAMcon

We like to tout that DEAMcon isn’t your average HR conference, but when you join us, that’s exactly what you’ll find. We add special touches to every aspect of our event to ensure you leave with more than just key learning points because DEAMcon is about more than just continuing education — it’s a full-on experience!

Program Content

Led by industry subject matter experts and peers, DEAMcon sessions are designed to help you successfully master the many roles and responsibilities you administer — from OFCCP compliance and recruitment marketing to accessibility and efforts to amply diversity, equity, and inclusion. At DEAMcon, there are sessions on the agenda for all skill levels and education needs!

Inspiring Speakers

Standout Presentations

Practitioner-led Workshops

DEAMcon23 keynote speaker, Shola Richards
DEAMcon23 attendees watching a presentation


With robust and highly relevant programming offered at DEAMcon, attendees can earn major professional development credits — we’re talking HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. Content and accreditation? That’s a win-win!

HRCI Approved Provider Seal 2024
SHRM Recertification Provider Seal 2024

Disclaimer: HRCertification Institute’s® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that DirectEmployers Association meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®. DirectEmployers is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Demo Hall

View videos, experience live demos, and chat with underwriters to learn about emerging products and services in a no-pressure environment. Visit each pedestal to complete the Underwriter Passport and collect Swag Bucks that can be used to purchase merchandise in the Swag Store so you can show off your Association with pride, taking home the items YOU want to add to your collection.

DEAMcon23 Demo Hall conversations around underwriter pedestal
DEAMcon23 Swag Store
People networking and playing ping-pong during the DEAMcon23 Off-site Event at AceBounce


At DEAMcon there are countless opportunities to meet new people and network with one another during social breaks. Be sure to attend the exciting evening themed event — because having fun isn’t optional at this conference!

Industry Professionals

Hours for Networking

Exciting Themed Evening Event


Forget boxed lunches and black coffee. We curate unique food offerings from breakfast to snack breaks to lunch, and offer free hand-crafted espresso drinks at our Coffee Cart throughout the conference. We keep attendees engaged with fun activities and giveaways, plan exciting evening events, and work plenty of networking opportunities into the agenda. Our presenters are hand-selected to ensure they are engaging and thought-provoking and go the extra mile to meet any need during your time with us. Don’t let our low registration price fool you – you’re in for a real treat!

People networking and playing ping-pong during the DEAMcon23 Off-site Event at AceBounce
People networking and playing ping-pong during the DEAMcon23 Off-site Event at AceBounce
People networking and playing ping-pong during the DEAMcon23 Off-site Event at AceBounce

This is always an amazing event. I look forward each year to the latest and greatest. You manage to have some of the most engaging speakers for the sessions that truly have great meaning.

Natousha Smith, American Airlines (2023)

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

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