SourceCon

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
14651 Chelonia Parkway, Orlando, FL
April 9-10, 2024
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Why attend?

There were no sourcing conferences prior to SourceCon. Since 2007, we've been shaping the conversation around sourcing, evaluating technology, inspiring generations of sourcers, and relentlessly pursuing the next big thing in our industry. The SourceCon stage has welcomed, encouraged and lauded great speakers and trainers long before they became well known industry veterans. 

SourceCon is eclectic. Although known for its cutting-edge content, SourceCon is primarily powered by the community that supports it. So, bring your sourcing issues with you and ask for help. It is not unusual to receive hands-on assistance from attendees, the SourceCon Welcome Wagon, or the various speakers arbitrarily volunteering their time. Nor is it unusual to have your sourcing skills tested and taken to new heights as participants in our hackathons can attest. 

At SourceCon we come together because sourcing is what we live and breathe, sharing our best ideas and successes with each other to help all of us stay on top of our craft. Why attend? SourceCon is community and the relationships created at the conference could benefit your talent organization for a lifetime. Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind paradigm-shifting experience. See you at SourceCon!

Sourcing Experts

Gain transformative insights and strategies from the most innovative and influential sourcing experts across industries

Hands-On Learning

Identify solutions to new challenges, and discover sourcing trends in real time with our roundtables and workshops

Community

Expand your network, make meaningful connections, and identify solutions in real-time with peers and mentors

Continuing Education

Get three months of post-SourceCon access to our library of curated sourcing and recruiting videos on-demand

I feel like I’m filled with more ideas to try out than ever before - truly a fantastic conference experience.

Sarah Goldberg
Sourcing Manager
The New York Times

Super shout out to all the Sourcecon presenters for an amazing job! I learned so much.

Jahmal Webster
Lead Sourcing Specialist
Raytheon Technologies

It was a really fun experience to see the event in person and hands down one of my favorite parts of it was the breakout workshops where I got to meet & brainstorm with other recruiters.

Ema Adams
Recruiter, Corporate Functions
Activision Blizzard

The conference was an incredible experience for both my career and personal growth.

Shanda Hancock
Talent Sourcing Manager, North America Creative
Electronic Arts

So much great information, and insanely talented speakers!

David Schrum
Talent Acquisition Manager
EcoLab

During day one of the conference, I thought "these are my people!". That's how special this community is.

Madelon Deming
Talent Acquisition Leader
Rocky Mountain Soap Market

Agenda

We've curated an amazing agenda, full of tools, cutting edge ideas and thought provoking discussions.

Tuesday, April 9

8:00 AM EDT

Breakfast

    8:30 AM EDT

    Warm Up

    Morning Mindfulness & Meditation

    It’s time to combat those sourcing jitters! In this session, Kerri will share tried and true tactics to bring more mindfulness into your day that will maximize your time and skyrocket your productivity. We’ll end with a short guided meditation to help clear your mind and set you up for an impactful two days of learning. Never meditated before? No problem! All are welcome to join.
    9:00 AM EDT

    Virtual Emcee

    Our virtual emcee will be your host for virtual attendees
    9:00 AM EDT

    Welcome to SourceCon

     And so, it begins...
    9:10 AM EDT

    Keynote

    Psychology of Sourcing

    In this session, we'll learn how an understanding and application of psychological concepts can aid us in our work and how to apply this throughout the candidate lifecycle. Together we will:
    • Explore how core psychological concepts, (such as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs) influence our interactions with candidates and improve our interpersonal strategies
    • Discuss how techniques such as mirroring and personalization can help to engage your target audience
    • Address the "Psychology of Self", and how it relates to our unique profession, including how to deal with imposter syndrome and the benefits of self-talk
    10:00 AM EDT

    Exploration of LinkedIn's Hidden Search Features

    In October 2023, LinkedIn revealed its big AI rollout. But is LinkedIn AI-ready? Dive into Irina's talk about the ins and outs of LinkedIn data - both the stuff users put in and the bits the software sneaks in. Get the scoop on:
    • Why the Premium account isn't the ultimate sourcing tool
    • LinkedIn's recipe for assigning industries and skills straight from LinkedIn Engineering
    • Why Boolean NOTs and ORs trump LinkedIn's own search choices
    • The gold you won't find on LinkedIn, but Google X-Ray can unearth
    • The covert search tricks that supercharge LinkedIn Recruiter and Lite
    • The ups and downs of LinkedIn AI
    You will leave the session with increased productivity and confidence in sourcing on LinkedIn.
    10:50 AM EDT

    Networking Break

    Check out the sponsors, snag some swag, and join your peers at the next session!
      11:10 AM EDT

      Leadership Workshop

      The AI Advantage in Recruiting Campaigns: Crafting Smarter Candidate Outreach

      In this workshop we’ll delve into the intelligent fusion of AI with human ingenuity in talent sourcing. Discover how AI revolutionizes employer branding, enriches candidate engagement with diversity and personalization. Plus, we'll uncover the magic of AI in automating the yawn-worthy tasks, freeing you to be the strategic recruiting wizard you are. This session is a masterclass in blending technological innovation with human insight.

      Key Takeaways:
      • Enhanced Employer Branding: embrace AI as a powerful tool to customize employer branding messages, but remember, it's the human touch of our sourcers that truly brings these messages to life. As employer ambassadors and corporate influencers, they embody the company's values and culture, ensuring a genuine connection with the right candidates
      • Customized Candidate Engagement: discover how AI technologies not only personalize but also diversify engagement strategies. By understanding and respecting the unique backgrounds and perspectives of different candidates, AI helps in crafting outreach efforts that are not just effective and targeted, but also inclusive, ensuring that every candidate feels valued and seen
      • Automating Routine Tasks: AI can automate repetitive and time consuming tasks like resume screening and initial candidate communications
      11:10 AM EDT

      Advanced Workshop

      DEI in AI (ChatGPT & Google Bard)

      Get ready for an exhilarating journey into the world of AI and its incredible ability to make DEI Sourcing smarter and more seamless! This engaging session will arm you with a host of innovative strategies for diversity to boost your efficiency and effectiveness. Join my session as we embark on this fascinating AI adventure with (ChatGPT and Google Bard)!

      Key Takeaways:
      • Overview of AI Platforms (ChatGPT & Bard)
      • How to Build a DEI Strategy
      • Convert a Military to Civilian Resume with AI
      • Boolean Strings (ChatGPT vs Bard)
      • ChatGPT Scraper Plug-in
      • Job Descriptions (Are they inclusive?)
      • How to Build a PowerPoint Presentation with AI

      11:10 AM EDT

      Fundamentals Workshop

      Unlocking Academic and Scientific Talent for Data Science: AI/ML

      In today's competitive landscape, the demand for Data Scientists in AI/Machine Learning talent is unprecedented. Yet, there's an overlooked goldmine: academic and scientific candidates. They possess unique skills vital for thriving in these fields, irrespective of industry.

      Key Takeaways:
      • Learn why academic and scientist candidates are a hidden gem benefitting any industry
      • Gain insights to leverage their expertise and stay ahead of the competition
      • Master practical strategies for building a robust talent pipeline
      12:00 PM EDT

      Lunch

      Grab a bite and network with fellow attendees.
        1:00 PM EDT

        Panel Discussion

        Panel Discussion

        Panel | What is the Definition of Sourcing?
        1:50 PM EDT

        Networking Break

        Take a break to mingle, have refreshments and find your seat for the next session!
          2:10 PM EDT

          Keynote

          Planet Sourcing: Recruitment Tools and Strategies for Sourcing in 2024 and Beyond

          The world has changed. Recruitment and hiring has been an up-and-down rollercoaster over the last few years. Our focus has shifted from finding purple squirrels and has evolved into how to find job seekers pathways into our organizations (including our fellow Recruiters and Sourcers). In this session, Greg will go over AI Automation NLP ChatGPT Prompt Engineering Strategies, emerging technologies and web scraping tools, and old school resources spun out with new flare and added functionality. He will show how finding talent is a mix of tools, talent attraction strategies, engagement and re-engagement in order to be as inclusive as possible and connect with target audiences.

          Key Takeaways:
          • Lists of resources and tools for sourcing and effective pipelining
          • ChatGPT, AI, NLP, and prompt engineering tips and tricks
          • Chrome extensions, data extraction tools, and strategic measures to elevate sourcing
          • How to utilize content creation on social media (Tiktok, Youtube, Threads, X) to attract talent
          • Using humor in outreach and advanced drip campaigning tools
          • The Power of Positivity, Humanity, and the Inclusivity Mindset
          3:00 PM EDT

          Hackathon

          Are you ready to test your sourcing skills and compete with some of the brightest sourcers and recruiters across the world? Try your luck at the SourceCon Hackathon! This friendly competition will put your search knowledge to the test. Anybody can participate! https://hackathon.sourcecon.com/
          5:00 PM EDT

          Networking Reception

            9:00 PM EDT

            SourceCon After Dark

            "After Dark" is the SourceCon way of saying "meet me at the bar" after dinner. Bring your laptop, and hack with friends old and new. You never know what you may learn or the friendships that will spark and last a lifetime.

              Wednesday, April 10

              8:00 AM EDT

              Breakfast

                9:00 AM EDT

                Editor's Welcome

                Day 2, the sequel to day one, begins.
                9:05 AM EDT

                Keynote

                Use AI to Be the World's Fastest Sourcer

                Everyone's talking about AI but it hasn't helped Sourcers significantly, yet. Learn how a software developer-turned-recruiter uses open source AI tools to automate sourcing for even the most complicated candidates. 

                Key Takeaways:
                • How to use free generative AI tools to automate sourcing and candidate outreach
                • How recruitment sales can use AI to automate up to 70% of their pre-sales activity
                • The best canned prompts for ChatGPT so Candidates and Clients think you're a genius
                10:00 AM EDT

                Leadership Workshop

                Building and Scaling Effective Sourcing Teams Today

                Dive into the complexities of building and scaling sourcing teams in our ever-evolving global environment. 

                Key Takeaways: 
                • Adapting to Change: Discover and adapt quickly to ever evolving business priorities and skills
                • People Matters: Importance of Human Connection 
                • Learning from Everywhere: Cross-disciplinary Insights
                10:00 AM EDT

                Fundamentals Workshop

                Search Smarter: Boolean Basics Workshop

                You'll "Search Smarter" in this Boolean Bootcamp led by Brian Fink. This beginner to mid-level session focuses on simplifying Boolean logic and search strategies for everyday use. We will start with the fundamentals of Boolean logic and search techniques. This hands-on session aims to equip participants with essential skills to navigate the digital landscape effectively. Bring your toughest job requisition with you and walk away with an elevated sourcing strategy.

                Key Takeaways:
                • Decoding Boolean Logic: Learn the basics of AND, OR, and NOT operators, unraveling the complexity of Boolean logic in a friendly manner.
                • Practical Search Strategies: Engage in interactive exercises designed to enhance your search capabilities for non-tech and tech roles. Learn how to craft simple yet powerful search queries for precise and relevant results.
                • Building Confidence in Digital Research: Gain confidence in your search abilities as he shares practical tips and tricks. Understand how to filter information effectively, saving time and effort in your online searches.
                10:00 AM EDT

                Advanced Workshop

                X-Ray Searching Extravaganza

                Dive into the world of X-Ray searching into LinkedIn to find top talent for your team. Explore Boolean fundamentals and strategies to locate those hard to find talent matches for your job openings. See how you can create precise searches around experience, diversity, and natural languages with nothing other than Google and will power. Work around LinkedIn recruiter to enhance your recruiting toolbox and capabilities - perfect for organizations that are on a tight budget. 

                Key Takeaways: 
                • Be able to use and describe fundamental and advanced X-Ray Boolean search tactics
                • Be able to create searches with clarity and precision without LinkedIn Recruiter
                • Be able to think strategically about Boolean to expand your search fields
                10:50 AM EDT

                Networking Break

                Check out the sponsors, snag some swag, and join your peers at the next session!
                  11:10 AM EDT

                  Panel Discussion

                  From Hello to Hired: Empowering Inclusive Recruitment for DEIB Success

                  Step into the heart of inclusive recruitment in our DEIB Fireside Chat. Led by industry trailblazers, this dynamic session offers actionable insights and strategies for driving, fostering and cultivating Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging starting at a candidate's first hello. Join us for an engaging conversation that equips you with the strategies and gameplays to drive impactful change from every seat in the recruitment process. This session promises inspiration, education, and tangible takeaways for effective DEIB advocacy.

                  Key Takeaways: 
                  • Learn best practices to elevate DEIB for exceptional candidate experience 
                  • Build allyship from an authentic approach for more organic reach and connection
                  • Mitigate bias with process, practice and programmatic evaluation
                  12:00 PM EDT

                  Lunch

                  Grab a seat at a table with fellow attendees!
                    1:00 PM EDT

                    Panel Discussion

                    The AI Advantage: Transforming Recruitment with Generative AI and Cutting-edge Tools

                    In an era where Generative AI and the exploding AI marketplace is revolutionizing recruitment processes, understanding and harnessing the right Generative AI tools is crucial for any Talent Acquisition professional. Join Jim Schnyder, President of Recruiting Advisors, and Gail Houston, Associate Director of Recruiting at GRAIL, for an insightful presentation tailored for the entire Recruiting team eager to navigate the complexities of modern recruitment technologies. This session promises to equip participants with the knowledge to make informed decisions about the tools that can enhance their recruiting efficiency.

                    Key Takeaways:
                    • Comprehensive Overview of Recruitment Technologies: Gain insights into the vast landscape of generative AI and other recruitment technologies, understanding their potential to transform sourcing and recruitment processes.
                    • Analysis of Generative AI assisted output from Leading Recruiting Tools: Learn about the leading recruitment tools in the market, with a focus on their unique strengths and how they measure up against each other in practical scenarios.
                    • Strategic Tool Application: Discover how to strategically implement these tools in your day-to-day recruitment efforts, enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in sourcing and engaging candidates.
                    • Empowered Decision-Making: Leave the session with a solid foundation to make informed decisions about adopting and integrating the most suitable technologies into your recruitment strategy, ensuring a competitive edge in talent acquisition.
                    1:00 PM EDT

                    Fundamentals Workshop

                    The Influential Sourcer: Getting Results With the Big Picture

                    Establishing yourself as a leader can be tough, especially without a formal title to back it up. In this interactive workshop, you will learn to step beyond the boundaries of your title and establish yourself and your sourcing function as a trusted authority. Drive change with your stakeholders and peers and allow them to benefit from the full potential of what sourcing can do.
                     
                    Key Takeaways:
                    • Own tough conversations with stakeholders (and even sometimes say ‘no’)
                    • Establish a “sourcing-first” talent culture through education and integration
                    • Understand the full talent cycle to supercharge your sourcing powers
                    1:00 PM EDT

                    Advanced Workshop

                    Finding Talent the Non-traditional Way: Recruitment Marketing for Non-Tech Roles

                    Join Mikey in this insightful session designed to empower recruiters in finding non-tech talent both online and offline. Explore unconventional channels beyond traditional platforms (i.e. LinkedIn, Indeed) like Facebook, NextDoor, and other various apps. Discover effective engagement tactics and learn the power of local networking groups and offline resources to expand your recruitment reach.

                    Key Takeaways:
                    • Expand your reach beyond traditional job sites
                    • Develop impactful strategies for candidate engagement on various platforms 
                    • Leverage local networking groups and offline methods (i.e. print materials) to establish connections and attract diverse talent
                    1:50 PM EDT

                    AI Product Showcase

                    For the first time in SourceCon history, we’re bringing live tech to the main stage! We’ll welcome some of the most innovative and newest products to all our attendees. See how these new AI technologies work in real life and how they’ll elevate your sourcing process.
                      2:50 PM EDT

                      Roundtables

                      Join your fellow colleagues for a series of candid discussions about today’s most important sourcing topics and challenges. It’s a great opportunity to exchange insights, experiences, and advice with your peers. It's prime time to network and build relationships!
                        3:40 PM EDT

                        Networking Break

                        One last chance to get to know fellow attendees better and chat with sponsors before the event wraps up!
                          4:00 PM EDT

                          Keynote

                          Building a Talent Sourcing Center of Excellence: The Ups, Downs and the In-Betweens

                          Session Description: A Talent Sourcing Center of Excellence is the best way to ensure your sourcing success, whether you're the only Sourcer or a team. Michael Goldberg will share foundational tips on where to begin and develop a list of sourcing service offerings for partnership with recruiters and hiring teams.

                          Key Takeaways:
                          • Discover available resources to create a high-impact sourcing strategy
                          • Gain insights into best practices, tools, and collaborative approaches to attract top talent effectively
                          • Lay the foundation for a successful and efficient sourcing powerhouse
                          4:50 PM EDT

                          Emcee's Close

                          Parting is such sweet sorrow.

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                          As a sponsor, you’ll have the chance to engage with the SourceCon community of recruiters, sourcers and talent acquisition leaders eager to learn more about what you have to offer. We’ll give you the ideal platform to share your story, showcase your technology and generate quality leads. Reach out to our team to discuss how you can get involved.
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                          Our VenueWyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

                          14651 Chelonia Parkway

                          Orlando, FL 32821

                          SourceCon will be held at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek. We have reserved discounted room rates for our attendees, but rooms are booking fast!

                          Designed to be the ideal escape, SourceCon attendees will enjoy the tranquility of Blue Harmony Spa and the relaxation of the surrounding area of Bonnet Creek. Your stay will include a picturesque 10-acre lake surrounded by walking paths, five pools, two lazy rivers, miniature golf, and much more.
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