The TAtech – DirectEmployers Joint Digital Conference

Strategic Conversations About Talent Acquisition
How Must the Funnel Change?

November 12-13, 2020        11 am ET – 8:00 am PT – 3 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.

The 2-day event will cover such topics as:

  • Is there such a thing as candidate empathy in an era of recruitment automation?
  • How can technology help an employer advance its D&I efforts?
  • What steps should recruiters take to ensure they maximize their ROI in technology?
  • How should recruitment marketing change to respond to today’s social and economic dynamics?
  • What can recruiters do to ensure their AI-based recruiting tools aren’t promoting bias?


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. In addition, attendees are also a part of the program!  That’s right, this is not a conference where all you can do is sit back and listen.  The sessions will begin with a conversation starter of 20-30 minutes, and then the floor will be open to all attendees to interact with the speakers by asking questions and adding their views for the rest of the session.  It’s an opportunity to be seen and heard on topics that are important to recruiting success, both today and into the future.

The full agenda is available here.


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.

Speakers at TAtech include:

Associate Compliance & Diversity Manager
VP, Talent Acquisition
Enterprise Holdings Inc.
Founder & Principal
Accelir Insights
Executive Director
DirectEmployers Association
Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition and Talent Management
Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & CEO
VP of Talent Acquisition
VP Editorial
Manager HR Digital Transformation
MD & Head of Americas
Bayard Advertising
CEO TAtech: The Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions
Director of Recruiting Operations
Kindred At Home
Global Talent Brand Manager

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