Recruiting and OFCCP pros, mark your calendars because the DirectEmployers 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM13) is scheduled for October 21 – 24. Set against the backdrop of 70 miles of stunning coastline and several U.S. military facilities, DEAM13 is positioned to be a perfect combination of business and pleasure.

The good news is that you don’t have to wait until October to get in the action. Through volunteering, underwriting and subscribing to mobile alerts, the #DEAM13 hashtag and social media, you can get involved now.

Last year, several Members volunteered their time to serve on a variety of committees including programming, sponsorships, social media and awards. Participating on a committee gives you an opportunity to:

  • Explore other interests
  • Become acquainted with fellow Members
  • Learn more about the Association
  • Have a direct impact on the conference

Now is a great time to join one of these teams to help make DEAM13 even better. We all have a lot on our plates, but committees are flexible and welcome as much or as little time as you can commit. Last year, our committees catapulted the conference into a whole new playing field, and I can’t wait to see what they do this year.

Underwriters are also vital to the success of our event. They equip us with the resources to keep the conference free of charge for Members, bring in outstanding keynote speakers and provide accommodations in addition to other needed resources. In return, it helps underwriters create brand awareness, and provides a vehicle for building future business relationships with an influential group of HR professionals.

To express interest in volunteering, underwriting or make other inquiries, please email, or simply comment below.

Attendees will once again have the option to receive mobile alerts. To opt in, simply text DEAM13 to 55678. Subscribers will be the first to know about speakers, events, tips and more. We’ll also use hashtag #DEAM13 to keep twitter users in the loop, so be sure to include it in all relevant tweets as well as follow @DirectEmployers and me @soapboxholland.

Stay tuned to my blog for more updates or visit (check back often as we continue to finalize details and update the site). To get a taste of what happened in previous years and what you might expect at DEAM13, check out photos or read my recap.

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