Day 1

May 7, 2020

9am
to
10am

Check-In & Continental Breakfast

URx Community Showcase Lounge

9:45am
to
10am

Opening Remarks

Main Stage

10am
to
10:45am

Keynote

Main Stage

11am
to
11:35am

Discussion Groups

Engage in interactive group discussion with other attendees around a specific topic of shared interest

Multiple Locations

11am
to
11:40am

Automation: A Recruiting Teams Best Friend

JT Haskell

Director of Recruiting, Zapier

Stage B | Workshop

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Recruiting is a constant balance between scale and personalization. A stack of hundreds (if not thousands) of resumes can be daunting, but with a hopeful person behind each dossier, it’s important to get back to them as soon as possible. That’s why a tool like Zapier can be helpful.

Automate the process around candidate selection and win back more of your time for analyzing and connecting with candidates.

11:45am
to
12:30pm

Breakout Sessions

CHOOSE BETWEEN 3 RECRUITING, EMPLOYER BRANDING, AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

All Stages

11:45am
to
12:30pm

In Depth with the Head of Talent

Craig Campbell

Head of Engineering Recruiting, Uber

Richard Cho

Head of Recruiting, Robinhood

Roz Francuz-Harris

Head of Tech Recruiting, HBO Max

Main Stage | Panel Discussion

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Join us for a panel discussion featuring the the Heads of Talent and Technical Recruiting at some of the worlds most innovative companies discussing

  • Expectations of a UR Manager
  • Value of building talent communities and investing in recruiting programs
  • How they consider employer brand in overall recruiting strategy

and so much more! What will you ask?

11:45am
to
12:30pm

Hiring The North

Kate McRoberts

Co-op Coordinator - School of Computer Science,, University of Guelph

Roxana Pleacoff

Senior Director, Client Relations, Cultural Vistas

Emma Surich

Talent Acquisition Lead, Ecobee

Bridget King

Branding & Communications Program Manager, IBM

Panel Discussion

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So, you are thinking about hiring a Canadian, eh? Come to learn about the Canadian co-op landscape, how to navigate the campus process and how to build relationships with Universities. Also, hear from an expert on how the visa process works and from an employer’s perspective on looking to the North as an additional talent stream in early recruitment.

12:30pm
to
2pm

Lunch & Networking

Community Showcase Lounge

2pm
to
2:45pm

Breakout Sessions

CHOOSE BETWEEN 3 RECRUITING, EMPLOYER BRANDING, AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

All Stages

2pm
to
2:45pm

Quantifying your Programs Value to the Business

Jared Bazzell

Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, CDW

Main Stage | Workshop

3pm
to
3:35pm

Discussion Groups

Connect with other conference attendees and discuss relevant topics in curated groups.

All Stages

3pm
to
3:35pm

Building a Global University Recruiting Footprint

Tinsley Hembree

Recruitment Marketing Manager, Fisher Investments

Stage A | Discussion Group

3:35pm
to
4:10pm

Breakout Sessions

CHOOSE BETWEEN 3 RECRUITING AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

All Stages

3:35pm
to
4pm

Community Meetups

MEET OTHER ATTENDEES FROM YOUR LOCAL & Regional URx COMMUNITIES

URx Community Lounges

3:35pm
to
4pm

Afternoon Treat

Mix & Mingle with other attendees, speakers, & sponsors while enjoying an afternoon treat!

URx Community Lounges

3:35pm
to
4:10pm

Creating a culture of inclusive recruiting in your talent program

Kathy Goss

Director of Inclusion Recruiting, ServiceNow

Main Stage | Fireside Chat

4:15pm
to
5pm

Closing Keynote

Main Stage

5pm
to
6pm

Happy Hour

Mix and mingle with your fellow attendees, sponsors, partners, and speakers. Light bites and drinks provided by our sponsors!

URx Community Showcase Lounge

Day 2

May 8, 2020

10am
to
10:45am

Keynote

Main Stage

11am
to
11:35am

Discussion Groups

Engage in interactive group discussion with other attendees around a specific topic of shared interest

Multiple Locations

11am
to
11:45am

Student Panel on UR Trends

Jehron Petty

Co-President, Underrepresented Minorities in Computing

Main Stage | Panel Discussion

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gfvncurctcvnifhhvldkjnclhfelttigA staple session at every URx Conference. Enjoy an interactive panel discussion that will shed light on the unique perspectives of the students you work with, recruit, and partner. We touch on the trends, tools, and industry from their point of view. 

11:45am
to
12:30pm

Breakout Sessions

CHOOSE BETWEEN 3 RECRUITING, EMPLOYER BRANDING, AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

All Stages

11:45am
to
12:30pm

Workshop: #Hacking Your Diversity Recruitment Strategy Through Strategic Thinking

Rodney Tabares

Diversity Ops Project Manager, Facebook

Main Stage | Workshop

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  • Defining your priority areas (Strategic Thinking)
    • People, Procedures & Goals
    • Magnifying your goals: Current Situation, Plan of Action & Future State
  • Market & Talent Mapping
    • Truth through metrics
    • Impact, Exposure, Building Community, Practical Knowledge and Defining your cultural script
  • Data driven Recruitment Strategy
    • Defining your goals
      • Do your metrics match your vision if not what are the tradeoffs
    • Defining your ROI
    • Defining your current gaps/ roadblocks and limitations
    • Keeping yourself accountable and on track
12:30pm
to
2pm

Lunch & Networking

Community Showcase Lounge

2pm
to
2:45pm

Breakout Sessions

CHOOSE BETWEEN 3 RECRUITING, EMPLOYER BRANDING, AND TALENT DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

All Stages

3pm
to
3:35pm

Discussion Groups

Connect with other conference attendees and discuss relevant topics in curated groups.

All Stages