CandE Awards & TalentNet Live Conference

November 2-3, 2022
Dallas, Texas

About the Event

The 2022 CandE Awards + TalentNet Live Conference will be held November 2-3, 2022, in Dallas, TX, at The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. 

This is the must-attend event for HR and Talent Acquisition leaders and their teams who have worked hard to improve recruiting, hiring, and the candidate experience in a highly competitive and difficult market.

Talent Board, the first non-profit research organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, has partnered with TalentNet Live to hold its first in-person conference since 2019!

Tickets Available Now!

Take Advantage of Early Bird Pricing Until October 1, 2022

Who Should Attend?

Recruiting and Business Leaders

HR and Talent Acquisition leaders and their teams including the CandE Award winners

Business leaders and hiring managers who want to improve their organization’s recruiting, hiring, and candidate experience.

Connect with the innovators who are elevating and promoting a quality candidate experience in North America and around the world.


Leslie Maxie

1988 US Olympian and media professional Leslie Maxie is a born entrepreneur and no stranger to achievement or pushing herself to optimal performance.

Over the years, she has interviewed some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports, including Jesse Owens, Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Serena Williams, Barry Bonds, and Mike Tyson. She did this while becoming the 1st professional athlete to cover the world’s premier entertainment and sporting events outside of her primary sport.

Over the last decade, Maxie has executed a strategic move from broadcaster to Media Maven as Founder of Maxie Media Group (MMG). MMG has quietly lent its expertise to shape the narrative of and provide media training and crisis communications to several influential clients and corporations, including Viacom Networks, 2014 Super Bowl for the Commissioner’s Office, Toyota Motor Corp, Red Bull Formula 1, and TV as well as several fortune 100 © executives.

Leslie is also an International Keynote Speaker, mother of two, and wife of Attorney and award-winning photographer Phillip Dowdell.

Network and Learn from Past CandE Award Winners

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The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

400 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039

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