Born in the South in 2007, SourceCon has grown to be the premier conference for recruiting professionals interested in learning more about the art and science of sourcing. Join us as we return the conference to its roots in Atlanta this coming spring. What began as an opportunity for the sourcing community to gather together in one place to learn from one another, share best practices, and forge relationships has grown to encompass every corner of the globe to deliver the best information, news, and knowledge in the world of sourcing. We are thrilled to bring this experience back to Atlanta and hope you will join us!
The spring 2012 SourceCon conference will be led by Conference Chair Glen Cathey, known throughout the sourcing world for his analysis of the function of sourcing on his blog, Boolean Black Belt, as well as his thought-provoking teaching sessions and workshops. The conference will be held at the world-famous Georgia Aquarium in the heart of Atlanta. This venue will provide a great setting for learning, sharing, conversation, and plenty of fun — the perfect atmosphere for SourceCon to be held!
Nowhere else will you be able to learn from so many bright and experienced individuals from within the sourcing profession and beyond in one location. Join your colleagues this coming February to learn about useful resources and tactics, leadership practices that really work, sourcing strategies from both corporate and consultant viewpoints, and many other things that will help you take your sourcing career to the next level.
Bring your teams for a complete learning experience, because there truly is something for everyone to take away from SourceCon. Our speakers are from all walks of life and include corporate sourcing leaders, agency sourcers, solopreneurs, and industry legends.
Stay tuned for updates on the agenda and speaker lineup over the coming weeks.
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Experience SourceCon and get your mind stretched — register today!
SourceCon: Look Beyond the Obvious
Sourcing is not what it used to be! Lead generation doesn’t have to be done by hand any more, and there are a wide variety of tools that can write complex Boolean search strings automatically. But while there are countless numbers of resources available to automate parts of the sourcing process, there will always exist a need for someone in the driver’s seat. Sourcing in recent times has become less about tactics and more about branding, outreach, and strategy. The function is evolving – will you embrace the change?
Possessing data is no longer the advantage – it’s what you do with it that makes you competitive. At SourceCon, we aim to show you some new and interesting ways to find, view, and analyze data and then put it to strategic use for your organization. Whether you’re a corporate sourcing leader, a solo practitioner, a brand new researcher, or wondering whether it’s time for you to hire one, there will be something at SourceCon for you.
In this day and age of information overload, it is easier to skim the surface to get just barely enough knowledge on a topic than to dive deep and gain real understanding. As recruiting research professionals, we are charged with going deeper than that: we must look beyond the obvious to find what we’re searching for.
Is Sourcing different from Recruiting? We think so!
The traditional way of finding great talent barely worked well enough when the pace of business was much slower, industry and work forces were more loyal, and business trends were easier to catch, follow, and predict. Effective sourcing is the magic behind the big headlines; whether the headlines about your company are good or bad can most likely be traced back to whom you found and put on your team.
We are truly a “Sourcing Family,” and we are committed to the advancement of sourcing as a global profession. We focus on the critical factors that make up the foundation of effective sourcing through the promotion of continual learning.
Our philosophy is that the future of corporate successes will be from those who have mastered sourcing… and SourceCon is guardian of this truth.
We are excited that the best and brightest minds in the industry will come together in one place to focus on the biggest recruiting issue that is facing us all today and is only going to get harder in the future – identifying, and then attracting, the right talent.
How did SourceCon come to be?
In response to what was becoming an urgent need in the industry to have a conference that was focused on the art and science of sourcing and talent acquisition, SourceCon was born and launched in 2007. In today’s world where talent is a key driver in successful businesses, there has been a trend toward the specialization of identifying and attracting candidates. This specialized skill is no longer a solely owned function of the full lifecycle recruiters in both agency and corporate recruiting departments. The sourcer, researcher, name generator, and candidate developer have emerged as the new champions to help fight the war for talent.
We intentionally set out to be different from other conferences. We wanted to create a conference for you where you can spend your quality time and money on a unique experience that is bursting with opportunities to learn, share, and collaborate with industry luminaries, thought leaders, and your peers and colleagues.