The Tradition Continues

Join us September 8th in the heart of the Dallas startup, tech, and co-working scene.

TalentNet Live Dallas 2017 Speakers

The Southwest's Top Recruiting Industry Event

TalentNet Live began as the world's first Twitter chat for recruiters and has grown into the largest and longest running recruiting conference in the Southwest with annual events in Dallas and Austin. Known for the strategic take-aways and accessible conversations with peers and experts, TalentNet is widely respected as one of the best and most intimate events in the recruitment world.


Inbound recruiting, employee advocacy, employer branding, smart sourcing, and much more


Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and great new tools to help you be more efficient


Which is more important? Answer: both! Better application process, intake meetings, and faster time to hire.



9:00 am – Welcome

Craig Fisher, Founder, TalentNet; Josh Stramiello, Partner at Barista Ventures

9:15 am – Panel, Gen Z and AI, the newest generations in the workplace

Craig Fisher, Bethany Hilton, Account Manager Improving Enterprises, Bobby Thackar, VP Sales Grupacity Consulting

10:00 am – Panel, Keeping the Human in HR in the wake of automation

Craig Fisher, Amber Cowart, Mgr., Talent Acquisition, Southwest Airlines; Glen Goodman, VPHR, Sabre; Ronielle Pierce, Sr. Mgr. Global Talent Acquisition, DXC Technology

10:50 am – Break

11:00 am – The Reality of AI

Jim Durbin, Founder, Sourcing Worklab; Mark Hopkins, Founder, Roger Wilco

11:30 am Timing is Everything: The When of Winning Tech Talent

Patrick McCue, Director of North American Staffing, Dice

12:00 pm - Lunch - Provided by Swole Foods, Sponsored by Olivia

1:00 pm - How to use memes for diversity recruiting

William Tincup, President,

1:45 pm – Break





2:00 pm – Breakouts

Breakout 1 - Tips on getting better response rates

Courtney Amigh, Sourcing Consultant; Josh Jones, Director, Talent Solutions, ERE Media

Breakout 2 - Shoestring employer branding

Rachel Duran, Employer Branding Manager, CA Technologies; Jennifer Sutton, Diversity and Marketing Leader, Allegis Global Solutions

2:50 pm - Break

3:00pm - Breakouts

Breakout 3: Candidates as consumers

Jess Von Bank and Michael Goldberg, Symphony Talent

Breakout 4 - Leveraging Linkedin Recruiter to become better talent advisors

Jim Schnyder, Sourcing Lead, Pepsico

3:50 pm – Candidate experience chat

Craig Fisher; Michael Kascsak, Talent Acquisition Leader; Nikki Rodgers, Director Talent Acquisition & HR Ops, Toyota Financial

4:30 pm – Talent trends from the future of work

Matt Charney, Chief Content Officer, Allegis Global Solutions



Join us for the after-party

The Woolworth

1520 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75201

9/8/17 5:30 PM-8:30PM

"Whether you live in Dallas or not, you need to get to this conference as it is chock full of incredible information." -Michael Goldberg, Director, Symphony Talent



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211 North Ervay Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

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