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RPOA 2023 Annual Conference
September 24-26, 2023

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Chicago, IL

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Welcome to RPOA Annual Conference 2023!

Get ready for an exhilarating 3-day industry event at the vibrant Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. Our mission is to provide an unforgettable experience filled with educational sessions, valuable connections, and thought-provoking discussions!

Brace yourself for a lineup of top industry speakers who are eager to share their knowledge in informative, educational sessions. From generative AI for recruiting to recruitment process outsourcing trends and the future of talent, you'll gain valuable insights to help you solve current and future talent acquisition challenges.

Engage in dynamic peer group discussions and exchange ideas with like-minded professionals. Learn from each other and harness actionable takeaways to share with your team.

But it's not all business! We're passionate about fostering powerful connections, and that's why we've planned fun social networking opportunities. Embark on the popular Chicago Architecture River Cruise or head to the famous Wrigley Field for a Cubs game. Enjoy a fun Sunday afternoon social with peers before kicking off the conference with a welcome reception at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel with its magnificent city views.

Join us at the RPOA 2023 Annual Conference. Whether you're an RPO expert or a newcomer eager to learn, this conference is designed for all talent acquisition professionals passionate about the industry.

We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago.

Highlights from 2022 Annual Conference


Sunday, Sep 24 through
Tuesday Sep 26, 2023


Renaissance Chicago Downtown
1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601


Registration Fees
USD $850 and $650 for corporate members


All star Speakers

Zachary Chertok
Associate Faculty at Columbia University HCM

Trent Cotton
VP of Talent and Culture at Hatchworks

Kevin Wheeler
Founder at The Future of Talent Institute

Daniel Culbertson
Senior Economist, Indeed Hiring Lab

Rob Navarrete
Global Head of Global Service Delivery Recruitment and Transformation at wtw

Lesile Vickrey
CEO and Founder at ClearEdge

Kim Davis
HR Consultant at KRD Consulting

Elizabeth Howard
Director of Talent at OTC Industrial Technologies

Patty Silbert
Executive Vice President and Director Talent Strategy and Acquisition at Aspirant

Kelly Burlage
VP, Global Talent Acquisition at Lineage

Ben Eubanks
Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research and Advisory

Pam Verhoff
President and CEO at Advanced RPO


DAY 1 | Sunday, Sep 24

3:00 - 4:30 PM Chicago Architecture River Tour
401 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA

1:20 - 4:00 PM Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies
Wrigley Field, 1060 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613

Dinner on Your Own

DAY 2 | Monday, Sep 25

8:45 – 9:00 AM
Conference opens and welcome message from the organizer

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Opening keynote by Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research sharing key insights from recent RPOA study 

10:00 – 10:45 AM
Daniel Culbertson, Senior Economist, Indeed Hiring La, shares the latest industry data about the labor market

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Panel: What Global Talent Leaders Can Tell Us About This Year’s Talent Market and Future of Talent Acquisition

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Case Study: Unleashing the Potential of RPO Integration and Talent Management

3:00 - 4:15 Breakout Sessions

Session 1: RPO Executive Forum
Session 2: RPO Delivery Leader Forum

Session 3: RPO Workshop with Kim Davis

5:30-7:00 pm Reception

DAY 3 | Tuesday, Sep 26

8:00 - 8:45 AM
Day 2 opens and breakfast

8:45 - 9:30 AM
The state of the Talent Market and Future Direction of Recruiting

9:45 - 10:30 AM
Selling and Recruiting in a Down Market

10:30 - 11:30 AM Closing Keynote by Kevin Wheeler, Founder of The Future of Talent Institute

View full agenda and speakers bio

Who Should Attend

The conference is designed for and open to anyone interested in recruitment process outsourcing and learning more about talent acquisition tools, technology, and strategy. The audience is a mix of talent leaders and recruiting and technology providers.

Talent Leaders 
Talent executives and human resources leaders interested in staying current about talent trends and outlook.

Business and Human Resources Leader
Business executives and human resources leaders interested in staying current about RPO trends and outlook.

RPO Providers
Leaders and top executives of RPO and recruiting companies looking to stay informed of RPO shifts and opportunities.

Why Attend?

Connect and build relationships with industry peers.

Network with conference participants during fun outings and receptions.

Listen to and learn from top industry thought leaders. 

Stay and attend the conference in one of Chicago’s most vibrant hotels located just steps from the Loop, Windy City attractions, and live entertainment in the Chicago Theatre District.

Enjoy elevated culinary creations, including local touches that celebrate the culture of Chicago.

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon social event in beautiful Chicago along with fellow conference participants.

Registration Fees

Tickets are $850 and $650 USD for Corporate Members.
Gold Members receive three complimentary passes for the full conference. 



The RPOA has secured a special rate of $289 per night for a limited number of guest rooms on Sunday, Sep 24 and Monday, Sep 25  at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Chicago. Reservations must be made before 5:00 P.M. CST, Tuesday, September 5th, 2023. Rate includes basic guest room Wi-Fi. Hotel reservation link will be emailed upon registration.

Cancellation Policy

Registration for RPOA Annual Conference is only confirmed when registration fees are paid in full online with a credit card payment. Once registration is confirmed, the following cancellation policy applies.

Registration transfer will be accepted with no fee until 7 days before the event.

All cancellations will be subject to a 25 percent processing fee up to 30 days before the event.

No refund will be given for cancellations after 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time 30 days prior to the start of the event.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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