The TAtech – DirectEmployers Joint Digital Conference

Strategic Conversations About Talent Acquisition
How Must the Funnel Change?

November 12-13, 2020        1 pm ET – 10 am PT – 5 pm GMT

Conference Overview

2020 has been a transformative year in talent acquisition. Multiple dynamics – the social justice movement, the Covid-19 pandemic, a global recession, the widespread adoption of remote operations, the increased installation of automation in the workplace and more – mean that talent acquisition in 2021 and beyond will be unlike talent acquisition in the past. It will require new insights, new practices and new ideas. This conference will begin the dialogue necessary to meet the challenge.

TAtech: The Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions is the trade organization for the global talent technology industry. Its Members include job boards, social media sites, ATS companies, programmatic ad buying platforms, AI and machine learning companies and recruitment marketing agencies.

DirectEmployers Association is a nonprofit Member-owned and -managed association formed in 2001 by 14 leading Fortune 500 companies searching for a way to reduce recruiting costs, while regaining ownership of their recruitment brand. We are committed to offering solutions for complex OFCCP compliance and recruitment marketing challenges.


To create a uniquely engaging and useful attendee experience, the conference will have two important differentiators:

Interactive Fireside Chats

The conference will be designed to leverage the superior audience interactivity of digital platforms by providing significant direct communication between members of the audience and each session’s presenters. Unlike at an in-person event, the audience won’t be separated from the presenters and have only fleeting contact with them, but instead will actually deliver part of the content by questioning and/or discussing a session’s topic with its presenters.

Each one-hour session will have at least forty minutes of audience participation. Attendees can reserve a Question/Comment slot for a specific session prior to the event or submit one via the live attendee chat during the session. Then, when they are recognized by the presenters, they will be able to connect with them using both video and audio for their part in the conversation.

A Diverse & Influential Faculty

Conference speakers will include recognized talent technology and recruitment experts as well as individuals selected for the fall class of TAtech’s 100 Most Influential Talent Acquisition Thought Leaders. This list will include those individuals in both corporate and industry organizations who develop and share innovative ideas, original solutions and important advancements in talent acquisition.

Each session’s discussion will be led by two individuals, one from an employer and one from a solution provider, ensuring multiple perspectives on key topics in talent acquisition in 2021 and beyond. These topics will include:

  • Is there such a thing as candidate empathy in an era of recruitment automation?
    How do you ensure your AI system isn’t a “machine bigot”?
  • Can a corporate career site inspire or even help to implement diversity?
  • What’s different about top talent sourcing in a time of disruption?
  • What does “human-in-the-loop AI” actually mean in recruiting?
  • What’s the best way to use technology to advance compliance during a pandemic?

The full agenda will be published shortly.


The Summit is open to everyone. Registration is:

  • Free for HR/TA professionals recruiting for enterprise employers, SMBs, staffing firms and RPOs;
  • $295 for the employees of active TAtech Member organizations;
  • $595 for all others.

Whether you’re working from home or in the office, whether you’re an experienced HR/TA veteran or just getting started in your role, this digital Conference will immerse you in a world class learning experience worth every minute you invest in attending.

TAtech Conferences

TAtech conferences are designed to provide up-to-the-minute, actionable insights and information on key talent acquisition topics and technologies. The content is presented by genuine subject matter experts drawn from both solution providers and employers.

Previous Speakers at TAtech include:

Director ATS/CRM Technologies
Pontoon Solutions
VP, Talent Management
United Site Services
René Bolier, CEO
HR's Most Dangerous Podcast
Vice President
Global Head of Process, Technology & Experience, HSBC
Chief Data Analytics Officer
Littler Mendelson, P.C.
CEO, neuvoo
Founder & Chief Data Scientist
Founder & CEO,
Co-Founder & CEO
CEO, Candidate.ID
Managing Director
Unleash America
EVP Global Business Development
CEO & Co-founder, Mya Systems
Velocity Career labs
This Way Global
Chief Marketing Officer
Head of EU Talent Marketing
Founder & CEO
Founder & Chairman
VP Editorial
Director, Technology Investment Banking
Vice President & Global Head TechLab
Pontoon Solutions
Global VP Talent Acquisition
PVH Corp
Co-founder & CEO
College Recruiter
President and Founder
College Recruiter
Managing Director
HR The Peridus Group
Head of Recruitment
Head of Recruitment,
SR Director of Global Talent Acquisition, Delivery Hero
SVP Head of Innovation
Alexander Mann Solutions
CEO TAtech: The Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions
Group Head of Recruitment

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