10 Reasons Why You Should Attend

This will be the premiere event of the year 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. From employer branding to onboarding, you will find or help create solutions to many of these problems the industry is facing today. The conference theme is “recruiting resilience.” No matter what happens in the world, bold resilience is the key to purposeful excellence in recruiting and hiring. Below are 10 reasons to join us in person. Cannot make it this year? Virtual access tickets now available.


This must-attend conference is an opportunity to network with and learn from peers, speakers, and panelists from participating companies, and prepare your organizations for recruiting and hiring in 2023. From our day 1 TA leader workshop at Celanese, to the day 2 full conference at the Westin, this is a great opportunity for recruiting veterans and those new to this industry to make critical connections with new colleagues and potential mentoring relationships.


Talent Board President Kevin Grossman and TalentNet Media CEO Craig Fisher will be your gracious hosts and emcees for the conference. Kevin and Craig have decades of TA industry experience between them.


Hear our inspirational keynote speaker, 1988 US Olympian and former world record holder, Leslie Maxie, has been a trailblazer in media, communications and entrepreneurship. Her lessons of resilience and tenacity have influenced her life motto of “excellence is not an accident.” Her message will inspire us to use this concept in our recruiting and hiring. 


Experience multiple mainstage panel discussion sessions will feature TA leaders from across industries and companies like Ford, Alcon, Microsoft, Uber, Raytheon, Southwest, Celanese, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, GoDaddy, and many others. Gerry Crispin, principal & co-founder of CareerXroads and co-founder of Talent Board, will moderate a panel of CandE-winning companies as well.


Hear from Commissioner Keith Sonderling from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Commissioner Sonderling will discuss the benefits and dangers that artificial intelligence and workplace technologies bring to recruiting and hiring, and what companies can do to ensure fairness for all candidates. 


Hear from Greg Muccio, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition at Southwest, Andre Joyner, CHRO at JCPenney, and Sue Marks, Founder and Board Member at Cielo and a Serial Entrepreneur. Greg will talk about the Southwest story of redeployment and resilience during the pandemic and what’s next in recruiting and hiring, and Andre and Sue will participate in fireside chats to talk about their leadership journeys.


Engage with recruiting technology innovators who are delivering quality recruiter, hiring manager, and candidate experiences that help you improve your recruiting and hiring strategy and tactics.


Hear from recruiting industry luminary Elaine Orler, Managing Director of Consulting at Cielo, as she moderates a recruiting technology panel discussion with unequivocally bold and candid recruiting tech experts/analysts William Tincup, Madeline Laurano, and Matt Charney. They’ll discuss the recruiting technology landscape and what’s in store for 2023 and beyond.


Celebrate the 2022 Candidate Experience (CandE) Award winners with us during our Awards Gala Dinner! These industry winners are companies that have been rated by candidates themselves from Talent Board’s benchmark research program to have an exemplary candidate experience. Many of them will be participating in the educational sessions also so what a great opportunity to learn how these companies did it via proven practices such as improving candidate communication and feedback loops.


Take advantage of Dallas’s pleasant fall weather and get out of the house! Bring the family for an extended weekend stay after the conference – especially for the Westin hotel rate of $179 per night. There’s so much to do and see in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex including:

Golfing – Six Flags and Other Family Activities – Museums – Nightlife and Live Music – Breweries and Wineries – John F. Kennedy Memorial – And so much more!

Making the Business Case to Attend

Need help convincing your boss why you should all attend the premiere recruiting event of the year – the 2022 CandE Awards + TalentNet Live Conference in Dallas, TX on November 2-3, 2022?

  • Learn new innovative ways to attract, engage, recruit, and hire the best people and set your company apart from the competition.
  • Learn from resilient companies that have improved their recruiting and hiring processes and ultimately their overall candidate experience during the past few years.
  • Meet and exchange ideas with the current and past CandE winners, companies with exceptional candidate experience ratings like Southwest, Celanese, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Inspire Brands, and many others. 
  • Engage with innovative recruiting technology providers in one place instead of days of online, remote research or demos.
  • Learn from TA leaders on the best way to implement software tools to streamline your processes to help save time and attract the best talent.
  • Network in person with leaders from other notable brands like Ford, Alcon, Microsoft, Uber, Raytheonl, GoDaddy, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and many others, who can help you add to your candidate referral/recommendation pipeline.
  • Early bird pricing is still available – https://cande-events.org/register/
  • Plus, if you come to the full 1.5 day conference, you can take an additional 20% off of the early bird pricing by using the code: CandEAll20

November 2-3, 2022

Hotel Information

The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
400 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039.  

Book now to get our special rate of $179 per night at The Westin Irviing Hotel (rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 15%) in effect at the time of check-out). 

The Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas

400 West Las Colinas Boulevard, Irving, TX 75039