Spring Recruiting Conference

May 1st, 2019

Oregon Zoo
Portland, OR
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Date & Time:
Wed, May 1, 2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM PST
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$109 - $139

Event Details

Recruiting Conference Pricing & Details: 

  • Team registration $119 / person (for teams of 6+ attendees)
  • Individual registration $139 / person (for 1-5 attendees)
  • For Recruiting teams 10+, please contact us.

Is this your first Oregon Recruiters conference? Hear directly from our recruiting conference attendees with feedback on their experiences and the value of attending.

Your opportunity for professional growth and development, continuing education credits, and to build your network and relationships with top Recruiting, HR and Talent Management professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest region. 

Join Oregon Recruiters for a premier professional development conference with 200+ of your Recruiting and HR peers, on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019! The event will be held at the Oregon Zoo in Portland.

Invest in your professional development in 2019! We know your time is valuable, so we've put together 1/2 day of action-filled content with new ideas you can implement when you get back to your office. 

In addition to learning from highly sought-after speakers who will be focused on delivering content relevant to your career development as a recruiting and HR professional, your registration includes:

  • Free parking
  • SHRM re-certification credits
  • Wifi access
  • The best peer networking with recruiting and HR professionals throughout Oregon
  • Prize Drawings
  • Continental breakfast and beverages in the morning and snacks and beverages during the breaks
  • Exclusive Oregon Recruiters swag
Spring Recruiting Conference

The Speakers


Ernest Adams 168 x 168.jpgErnest Adams 

Ernest holds a BS in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA).  Prior to Danaher, Ernest held progressive roles in Human Resources within the retail and pharmaceutical sectors.  In 2013, Ernest joined Danaher with global responsibility for Danaher’s University Recruiting and Early Career Leadership Development programs.  Later he was appointed into an expanded role to lead Diversity and Inclusion where he has global responsibility for the Office of D+I and the enterprise’s strategic direction related to D+I which drives policies, actions and culture for the over 20 Danaher operating companies around the world. 

“At Danaher, the goal is to continuously improve and sustain a culture rooted in D+I.  We are focused on ensuring the culture within each of our operating companies invites all associates to learn, ask questions, share and innovate.  We are continuing to broaden our D+I foundation to ensure all associates feel respected and a sense of belonging.”


candice.jpgCandice Zaniewski

People, connecting beyond the surface and making career magic happen are what drive Candice.  A Relator (strength finders) and nurturer made “falling into recruiting” a natural fit for Candice.  She began her recruiting career in Seattle, although Candice loved the big city hustle, she missed her Oregon roots and relocated back to Portland 4 years ago with her family. Candice’s husband, Matt, is also a recruiter in the Portland area.

As the Co-founder of Tailored Talent, Candice has over 15 years of leadership, recruiting, operations and training experience. She is a passionate leader whose heart beats for talent acquisition. One of her greatest strengths is delivering world-class client and candidate experiences. Her effervescent personality furthers her ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships and have in-depth marketplace expertise on a local and national level.


Andy edmundson.jpgAndy Edmundson

Andy Edmundson moved from Australia to Portland in 2007. After juggling careers in Finance and as a Semi-Professional Rugby Athlete and Coach, he made the move to Staffing with Kelly Financial Services. While there he formed a passion for Corporate Recruiting and took an opportunity at Adidas where he learned from some of the best on Employer Branding and identifying Culture Fit. Andy has now been leading Talent Acquisition at Craft Brew Alliance for 8 years and has championed the role his team can play in evolving the culture and attracting the best talent at a time when Craft Beer has seen rapid growth in volume and competition.

Andy studied Agricultural Business at Charles Sturt University and has since added certifications from HCI, Talent Acquisition Strategist, and Social Talent, Recruiting Ninja. Outside of work, Andy loves working on his hobby farm and connecting with others who are passionate about Talent, Culture, Employer Branding and other challenges that face the workforce of the future.


Sara stowe.jpgSara Stowe

Over the course of her 20-year career in recruiting, Sara has developed a passion and talent for distilling the complexity of workplace culture into straightforward, scalable programs to make the smartest hiring choices. Sara is Director of Talent Acquisition at Cura Cannabis Solutions--#1 on the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing companies--and is excited to be part of a company where Everything is Possible! Sara takes great pride in the role Talent Acquisition plays in attracting and identifying the right candidates who will strengthen and contribute to Cura's diverse and inclusive culture...all with a mind to providing an excellent experience throughout the process for candidates and hiring teams, alike. 

Sara was born in England and immigrated to the United States when she was 12. Her academic background is in Theatre and Dramatic Theory. She actively volunteers with the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir and the Portland Workforce Alliance. 


andrew scott .jpgAndrew Scott

Andrew leads Intel’s global employer brand strategy.  A lifelong marketer, Andrew put a premium on efforts that balance the needs of the business and the needs of our target audiences. Having worked in marketing for over 20 years, he puts a heavy emphasis on finding key audience truths and making sure our story (as a product provider or an employer) is told in a relevant and timely way.  It is that connection that moves the bar for companies and creates opportunities.


Stephanie Ebel photo.jpgStephanie Boyce 

Stephanie leads AT&T’s global employer brand and recruitment marketing strategy. With over 20 years of experience, she has spent the last 14 developing, activating and evolving the employer brands across many of the AT&T family of companies. With over 250,000 employees globally, her team uses their truths, as well as their stories to drive the creative and marketing strategies which connect over 20,000 new employees to their #LifeAtATT each year.

Aside from her passion for her work, she is also the proud mother of three grown boys and an incredibly cute pug/frenchie rescue. 


Heather.jpgHeather Flynn

Heather Flynn has been leading recruiting functions for more than 19 years and has a proven track record as an inspiring, values-driven leader. She is a coach who excels at developing unique and innovative recruiting strategies to equip businesses to achieve their objectives and build a sustainable culture of success.

Heather currently leads the US Recruiting team for ASML. ASML is the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands are over 20,000 employees globally.  The US Business has over 5000 employees and has been growing 20% a year for the past 3 years.  Her team hires over 1200 technical roles a year across 7 key offices in the US. She recently presented at SourceCon Spring 2019 “Lessons Learned as a Leader; leading small and large recruiting teams.”

Prior to ASML, she led the global recruiting team for Puppet, a tech startup based in Portland, OR. While she was at Puppet she presented at SourceCon Spring 2018 on “How To Attract Passive Talent While Building Your Brand.”

Heather spent close to 6 years at Nike where she led the Global recruiting teams for Marketing, Sales, Communications & Sports Marketing, as well as the critical North America Geography. She was one of several directors that also owned executive level searches while leading her team and this key responsibility kept her closely engaged with all levels of the business. Heather quickly earned a reputation for developing innovative recruiting strategies closely aligned to the businesses drivers in the categories she supported. Examples of this results-orientated thinking include experiential recruiting events, creativity campaign, and business case scenario interviewing.

The rest of Heather's professional experience goes across public relations, retail, wholesale and technology companies where she started as a recruiter and found her passion for connecting people to their dream jobs. 


Jackie.jpgJackie Mathys 

Jackie Mathys is the co-founder of Mathys+Potestio, a 26-person staffing agency with offices in Portland, Los Angeles, Austin, Boise, and San Francisco. Before that, Jackie spent twenty years contributing to the creative community in Portland as a writer and recruiter. Current clients range from boutique agencies to universities to some of the largest corporations in the country, including Nike, Columbia Sportswear, Adidas, Whole Foods, Kroger, Dell, and Kaiser Permanente. In 2017, she launched Written, a division of M+P, which places high-level communications experts, many in higher ed, major nonprofits, and corporate communications. 

Janine Woodworth Headshot.jpegJanine Woodworth

As a result of having consulted for Fortune 500 recruiting teams, including CVS Health, Merck, Wells Fargo, and Pepsi, Janine Woodworth, Director of Strategic Service at Jobvite, has a unique insider’s look at how these companies recruit for talent. More importantly, Janine was fundamental in helping to streamline these companies’ recruiting processes while optimizing their recruiting systems and technologies to build out a high-performance talent acquisition function.



DUstin 168X 168.jpgDustin Wilshire 

Dustin is a talent acquisition veteran with a diverse recruiting experience that spans both agency and in-house corporate settings across a wide variety of industries. Starting his career at Aerotek, he has since worked with David Evans & Associates, Adidas, and is currently at Nike. A manager and builder of high performing recruiting teams and effective recruiting strategies, he prides himself on creative use of data and analytics in storytelling. 

He is also a world traveler, proud father, and a massive Portland Trail Blazers fan. Having lived in 4 countries and visited over 30 in his adult life, Dustin is a recognized global collaborator who has been successful in adapting all that he has learned from his nomadic lifestyle to the business world. Rip City.


8:30 - 9:00:  Check-in and networking

9:00 - 9:10:  Kickoff with Jason Buss, Founder, Recruiters Network

9:10 - 10:10:  Diversity + Inclusion:  Leveraging the Opportunity

10:10 - 10:30: Janine Woodworth- Market Update

10:30 - 10:55 Break

10:55 - 11:00: Prize Drawings & Announcements

11:00 - 12:00: Panel Discussion- Employer Branding

12:00:  Wrap up

Session Descriptions

Ernest Adams 

Diversity + Inclusion:  Leveraging the Opportunity

Most organizations are trying to understand how to increase the diversity of their workforces and hot to maximize inclusion within their cultures – but are they being successful?  

As Talent Acquisition & HR professionals, you often find yourself on the front lines of cultivating relationships with underrepresented talent and are many times leading conversations with hiring managers on D+I – but are you being successful?  

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How personal biases influence hiring processes. 
  • How biases are a critical challenge facing modern Talent Acquisition professionals’ ability to source, cultivate and hire talent.  
  • Tools to help recognize and mitigate personal biases. 
  • How to challenge the traditional notion of organizational fit. 


Pannel Discussion

Employer Branding

Recruiting organizations are shifting from the traditional recruiting/sourcing model to one that also includes responsibility for marketing the employee brand and value propositions of the company. One goal of this employer branding effort is to build talent pipelines that the recruiters/sourcers can utilize for talent acquisition. 

This session will feature a panel of industry experts from a variety of companies and industries and was designed to provide recruiters with tools and tips for transitioning into talent marketers.

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