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#TNL Chicago - National Recruiting Conference

Monday, December 5, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)

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The TNL National Recruiting Conference will be held on December 5th, 2011, at JSTN HQ in Aurora, Ill. 

We will explore the blurring lines of marketing and recruiting  – where employees are the new brand... delving into workforce marketing, employer branding, social talent attraction strategies, the latest in sourcing, and much more with some of the top social media, HR, and recruiting minds of today.

Contact craig@talentnetlive.com about group rates for your team!

  • Better search and sourcing
  • Attract more targeted talent and prospects
  • Build a better brand online!

Attendees can expect to learn about hands-on methods they can put into practice that day.  Most of all, TalentNet Live is Fun!  Visit www.TalentNetLive.com for more details!

Some of the top Social Media and Recruiting industry experts in the world will be there; sharing their tips for Blogging, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Employer Branding, Content Development, Profile Optimization, Cold Calling to Warm Calling, Personal and Corporate Branding, Location / Mobile Recruiting, and the latest

Cool Tools!.

Don't miss the Holiday Recruiters Tweetup at The Turf Room in Aurora on 12/4!  Click here for details!




You won't want to miss out on this unique learning & relationship-building opportunity ...

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Looking for a nearby hotel to stay?

Candlewood Suites Aurora-Naperville
2625 West Sullivan Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Presentors Include:

John Sumser is the editor of the HRExaminer and one of the leading analysts of HR and Recruiting Technology. His firm, HRxAnalysts recently published the 2012 Index to Social Technology in HR and Recruiting, a comprehensive look at the trends, technologies and marketplace dynamics driving the industry forward. He has been involved in unconferences since the beginning.

Twitter @johnsumser

Lars Schmidt is the Director of Talent Acquisition at NPR. He previously held talent leadership roles with Ticketmaster and several technology startups in Los Angeles. Lars has 14+ years of global recruiting and human resources experience across a broad range of industries including Technology, Web, Media, Non-Profit, eCommerce and Consulting. He’s a fierce HR advocate with a strong track record in building, developing, and leading progressive talent teams across a variety of HR disciplines. 

Twitter @ThisIsLars

Bruce Morton Bruce Morton, Chief Marketing Officer, Allegis Group Services

Bruce’s experience spans three decades and throughout this time he has seen a massive shift in the way organizations manage their greatest asset; people.

A sought after international speaker, Bruce has stimulated audiences across Europe, US and Asia with his fresh approach and inspiring advice on recruitment and retention. He has designed, implemented and managed some of the largest resourcing solutions across many different parts of the globe, saving companies millions of dollars whilst securing the very best talent.

Bruce has worked with Microsoft, GE, IBM, Hewlett Packard, BUPA, Barclays Bank, Sprint Telecom, Nortel, O2, Dell, Alstom, Honeywell, United Technologies Corporation and Agilent.

Twitter @Bruce1706

Dan Arkind is the co-founder and CEO of JobScore, a freemium online hiring solution used by 700+ employers. Dan is a 15+ year veteran of the tech startup talent wars and spent the first part of his career recruiting for the firm that built and spun off Hotjobs.com.

Twitter @danarkind

Veronica Ludwig - A self proclaimed Eccentric Professional and Corporate Hippie, I am a Social Entrepreneur and a former Recruiter. Specializing in accounting and finance search for most of my recruiting career, I merged into other niches in 2007. This is when I co-founded the The Skilled Recruiters Network of Chicago and discovered the true power of networking and relationship building. After two years as an Independent Recruiter and Business Development Consultant with my first start up company, I have continued to work on multiple entrepreneurial ventures focused around social entrepreneurship. With over 4 years of experience as an Independent HR and Marketing Consultant, my goal is to create positive professional perceptions and experiences. Helping others through connecting others is my main focus.

Twitter @VeronicaLudwig

Matt Charney is the Manager of Social Media Engagement for Monster.com, overseeing HR and recruiting focused content creation, engagement, community management and blogger relations across social media platforms as a member of Monster Worldwide’s Global Public Relations and Communications team. Matt began his career as a corporate recruiter, leading full cycle in-house recruiting and managing social recruiting and online employment branding at Warner Bros. Entertainment Group and the Walt Disney Company. 

A graduate of the Writing for Screen and Television program at the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television, Matt has written for Comedy Central, Paramount Pictures and Focus Features and is currently producing a feature film with 20th Century Fox.

You can find him on or connect on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/mattcharney.

Twitter @mattcharney

Geoff Webb has been a member of the Recruitment community for over 20 years. He worked his way into recruitment management, where he spent 6 years; and for the past 6-7 years he has focused on Sourcing (finding people on the internet and via phone) and Talent Community Management/Candidate Experience. Geoff is currently the only Canadian Master Sourcer and provides both Sourcing services and training (Master Sourcer Certification) globally. During 2009/2010 Geoff was 1 of 2 individuals to hold the prestigious title of “Sourcecon Dude” and co-developed all the Sourcecon Challenges. He is currently 1 of only 3 people world-wide to hold this enigmatic role. Geoff is an avid vlogger and has been involved with Recruitfest; as well as the creation of many online communities including the Canadian Recruitment Community. Geoff is also the founder and chief bandleader for the Toronto Recruitment Community, a monthly meeting of some of Toronto’s Recruitment thought-leadership. Geoff is also the founding Principle for Radical Events - bringing the UnConference to Canada as well as Social Recruitment Consulting, Event Coverage and Master Sourcer Training and Certification. Geoff’s other interests include hanging out with his family. radicalevents.ca

Twitter @radicalrecruit

Craig Fisher helps people and businesses find things, and get found; new customers, top talent, better jobs, and larger audiences. He is VP of Ajax Social Media, the 1st Linkedin Certified training company in North America. He also is owner and co-founder of SocialMediaTalent.com.

He does speaking, training, and consulting for groups of all sizes, all over the world, including sales teams, recruiting teams, and professional organizations on Social Media and mobile strategy. He is founder and host of the TalentNet Live #TNL social recruiting forum and conferences.

Craig is the proud father of 3 amazing boys

Craig offers great recruiting, career, and business tips for "social animals" on his blog, www.fishdogs.com

Twitter @fishdogs

Marianthe Verver is a co-organizer of Talent Net Live and a Sourcer at Raytheon, Space & Airborne Systems. She is passionate about social media and recruiting and has been the in recruiting industry in corporate and agency roles for over 10 years. She has presented at the Jobing.com Recruitment Symposium, Talent Net Live and the American Business Women’s Association in addition to participating in numerous Recruiting Panels and Job Seeker Workshops. She is an annual member of Social Media Club of Dallas and serves on the Social Media Committee of DFW Texas Recruiter’s Network. She lives in DFW with her amazing husband and their two awesome kids.

Twitter @mverver

http://www.linkedin.com/in/verver or www.theverver.wordpress.com 

Crystal Miller - Talent Marketing/Attraction Professional of nearly a decade & Caffeine Junkie. Passion 4 Good Wine, Fab Shoes, My 2 Teen Girls, Employment Branding, Community Creation, Relational Marketing, HR/Recruiting, & Social Media.  She has presented and participated in numerous Group Training Sessions, Recruiting Panels and Job Seeker Workshops & recognized as an industry expert and opinions on HR/Recruiting issues sought out/featured by Hanley-Wood Publications, Clear Channel, and multiple Business Journals.  She conducts recruitment/marketing program audits, strategy creation, campaign execution and candidate community building in addition to Recruitment Training for mid-sized businesses across the United States. 

Twitter @theonecrystal


Elizabeth Lalli-Reese - Head of Corporate Human Resources for ACE Cash Express. Ten plus years in HR and recruitment + a true desire to give human resources a strategic role rather than a tactical one.She leverages her law degree to make HR more than just the old school "Personnel" department & knows how human capital can impact operations and the bottom line. It's no fun if we're not making money. She's written for a nationally recognized blog, featured in the NY Times and the Austin-American Statesman. She's also been featured on the highest rated Human Resources radio show multiple times, DriveThru HR.

Twitter @txstrategichr


Amber Osborne, a.k.a Miss Destructo, is a blue-haired destroyer of social media boredom as well as  VP of Online Brand Development at Head of Lettuce Media in Tampa and Chief Evangelist at Social Mesh in New York City.

A lead influencer in all things social media, Amber has been featured on Mashable.com, St. Pete Times, MSNBC, ABCnews, CNN Headline News, LA Weekly, Search Engine Journal and Fast Company Online. Also recently, a panelist at SXSW 2011 and voted Creative Loafing’s Best of The Bay 2010 Best Tampa Twitter Personality.

Ultra tall, sarcastically crass, swank, classy dame of the creative persuasion specializing in creating engaging, unforgettable online personalities behind social media accounts such as Bruce’s Yams and events like Foursquare Day and the Audi Roadtrip.

Twitter @missdestructo

Kevin W. Grossman has over two decades of leadership experience in various roles including marketing communications, business development, talent acquisition and talent management working in the human resources and recruiting services industries, high-tech, and higher education. He’s currently the Chief Marketplace Evangelist at Fisher Vista, LLC and HRmarketer.com where he advises HR and other B2B suppliers on marketing best practices and marketplace positioning. He's been a prolific HR business blogger since 2004, social media hippie and author of the HRmarketer eBook "Conversation Starters – Social Media Marketing in the HR Marketplace." He's also co-founder of the TalentCulture Community, the weekly #TChat Twitter chat and the monthly #TChat radio show.

Twitter @KevinWGrossman.

Ryan Leary is an executive talent acquisition consultant with Kenexa RPO. Leveraging knowledge based recruiting Ryan has been recognized for his expertise in developing priority talent communities, strategic/tactical planning, and competitive intelligence gathering.

He is fast paced and passionate about his work and is the force behind the RecruitingBar.com; a sourcing
toolbar with more than 200 pre-built search scripts for recruiters. Previously Ryan was the driving force behind RecruitingTools.com and has recently launched a new platform for knowledge sharing on recruitment: RecruitingWebinars.com in partnership with the RecruitingBlogs.com community.

Ryan has been featured as the “Ambassador of the Virtual Handshake” and has been written as an “Emerging Industry Leader” in Search 2.0 in EMEA’s 24 AE. Though best known for his sourcing workshops on internet search Ryan’s true skill is rambling for clients sharing seriously creative ideas for their business, strategy and alternative solutions to recruitment problems.

Twitter @@ryanleary



Maren Hogan is a marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space. Most recently the Head of Marketing, US for BraveNewTalent, she's recently resumed her consultancy at Red Branch Media, handling marketing strategy and content developments for HR and Recruiting vendors. A seasoned advocate in the areas of social media, recruitment and HR marketing, she previously held the position of Chief Marketing Officer for RecruitingBlogs.com and was among the first contributors to Fistful of Talent. Hogan has built three successful communities and built brand strategies for over 70 companies in various sectors (both B2C and B2B). You can connect with Maren on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, as well as read her latest posts on Marenated and RedBranchMedia.com.

Twitter @marenhogan


Jason Seiden

My company equips organizations to use social media to drive sales, marketing, and recruiting results. My blog just equips people to fail spectacularly.   http://jasonseiden.com


William Tincup

CEO, Tincup & Co. HR Vendor / Consultant, MBA, SPHR, Speaker, Blogger, DriveThruHR Co-Host, Fistful of Talent Contributor, HR Software User Acceptance / User Adoption Expert


Twitter @WilliamTincup

Joel Cheesman is founder of Mobsicle, a text marketing solution for restaurants. Prior to Mobsicle, Joel was Senior Vice President, Technology Services at Jobing where he focused on the convergence of technology and marketing in our ever-changing, always connected world. Prior to Jobing, Joel founded and ran a wide variety of companies within online recruitment that championed everything from SEO and search marketing to pay-per-click advertising to mobile recruitment. Joel is also most notable for being the primary voice and creator behind the award-winning blog Cheezhead, which, according to one industry expert, "changed the way that people think about the HR world. Biting criticism and no-holds-barred reporting made it the place to watch for HR Industry news." One of the most widely-recognized leaders on emerging recruitment issues and technologies in the world, Joel has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, US News and World Report, BusinessWeek and Resumes for Dummies. He resides in Phoenix with his wife and two children.

Twitter @joelcheesman


Bryan Wempen helps HR leaders and HR technology vendors be more efficient and predictive with data-driven information on screening, selection and leadership development.  He is the EVP of PeopleClues, a global assessment firm and Co-host of DriveThruHR, the #1 internet radio show on HR.

He does speaking on audience building, targeted social media, audio blogging and scenario based thought leadership.  He foundedwww.drivethruHR.com in 2010 and has been part of 250 radio shows and is a proud Grand-father 2 times, both girls are brilliant of course.


Find Bryan on twitter.com/bryanwempen and twitter.com/drivethruhr and http://www.peopleclues.com 



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2880 Vision Court
Aurora, 60134

Monday, December 5, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (CST)

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