Countdown to LinkedIn Talent Connect: The Biggest Recruiting Event of the Year

October 9, 2013

Here at LinkedIn, we love recruiters. We also love when they are able to do their job well and offer you exciting and meaningful job opportunities. To celebrate this, every year we gather the most forward-thinking of them in Las Vegas for our global talent acquisition conference – Talent Connect. The magic dates this year are October 15-17th and we have over 2,500 recruiters joining us from around the world.

I personally am thrilled for this year’s event, not only because it’s the fourth one I have planned and have the long nights in the office to prove it, but because of the superheroes who are attending. Yes, you read right. Superheroes with recruiting superpowers…or so they admitted last year:

This year, the supermen and women of recruiting come from more than 1,400 companies and 29 countries. We will feature 103 of them in our 80 sessions and we look forward to hearing about their biggest achievements and insights throughout the past year.

Some of the highlights I am personally looking forward to and think you will find interesting are:

  • Fred Kofman: Fred, the author of Conscious Business, is a popular LinkedIn Influencer and is also considered one of the most visionary career mentors. He mentors executives at Google, LinkedIn, and Facebook. He will take the stage to talk about how to take charge of your career and become a great leader.
  • When it comes to Erik Wahl, this line sums him up nicely: “to call Erik another speaker is the equivalent of calling the Mona Lisa another painting.” Erik is not only one of the top motivational speakers in the world, but his talks are a never-seen-before mixture of graffiti art performance and business strategy discussion. We are looking forward to see this truly inspirational and creative speaker-artist in motion.
  • The headlining customer keynotes from PepsiCo, Rapid7, and Westpac will spotlight how three very different organizations – a consumer goods giant, a 400-employee IT company, and an Australian bank – are doing incredible things to attract the best talent to join their ranks.
  • No business conference is complete without the big and exciting product announcements. Join us on Wednesday, October 16th to hear what’s in store for the LinkedIn talent acquisition product line. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner will also be on stage for a fireside chat.

To see these exciting keynotes in real time, register for our live stream. You will walk away inspired and motivated to do great work. And if you are curious to learn more about what happens at Talent Connect or join the conversation, follow hashtag #inTalent on Twitter or check out our Talent Blog.

Do you have a superpower recruiters should know about? Let us know at @HireonLinkedIn!