The year is flying by and it seems like just yesterday we were hosting our first-ever virtual conference in honor of our 20th anniversary. But now, we’re looking ahead to next year — our first in-person conference since 2019! That’s right, DirectEmployers 2022 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAMcon22) is hitting the road and heading to San Diego, April 20-22. As we work to build the exceptional conference experience our attendees have come to know and love, we’re currently seeking passionate and energetic speakers to fill our agenda with presentations on OFCCP compliance, recruitment marketing, and diversity & inclusion.

Whether you’re a seasoned presenter or just toying with the idea of stepping outside your comfort zone and expanding your skill set, we’re giving you five good reasons to submit to speak at DEAMcon22. Let’s dive in!

5. Stay at a Five-star Coastal Resort

There are a number of things that make a conference great, but let’s not pretend that a beautiful and luxurious venue doesn’t add a little something to the experience! We’re excited to announce that DEAMcon22 will take place at the five-star Park Hyatt Aviara with both coastal and golf course views. Prepare for your presentation while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic view, or relax poolside post-presentation to celebrate a job well-done!

4. Free Conference Registration

As a presenter, you will receive one free registration for our conference. That means gaining organizational approval for your trip should be a breeze, and you can partake in the other great sessions, networking opportunities, and fun events without paying a fee to attend. Our attendees consider DEAMcon to be #1 on their “must-attend” list so this is definitely a perk you’ll want to take advantage of this time around!

3. Share Your Expertise to Help Your Peers

Our audience is comprised mostly of HR practitioners looking to uncover new tips and tricks, trends, and best practices that can help with the tasks or challenges they are currently facing in their day-to-day work life. By sharing what you’ve learned along your journey, you can help your peers avoid making mistakes and provide the guidance and encouragement they need to make decisions that ultimately help put people to work. Now that’s something to feel good about!

2. Establish Yourself (and Your Organization) as a Leader

Networking is a big part of the conference experience and this involves more than just chatting with fellow attendees at cocktail hour. Speaking in front of an audience and sharing your successes gives you and your organization clout that can lead to great opportunities for your company, as well as for you as you move through your career. You never know what doors may open by simply stepping on stage and getting your name out there! Plus, it allows you to gain a sense of pride for all of your accomplishments!

1. Personal & Professional Growth

It’s completely understandable that not everyone is comfortable with public speaking, but challenging yourself to do hard things often pays off in ways you never expected. Stepping outside of your comfort zone and sharing your expertise on stage can give you a confidence boost in not only your career, but your personal life as well. Why not try something new and see where it takes you?

Have we enticed you yet? We have so many great things planned for DEAMcon22, and we hope you’ll also find some reasons of your own to submit to speak. It’s not too late – submit your proposal by July 31, 2021 for your chance to be considered for a slot on our agenda. We look forward to seeing you on stage in San Diego!

Why DEAMcon?

Kacie Koons
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