We are now only a week away from #truLondon6. Every time we host #truLondon, I always worry about how we are going to keep evolving and making the event better. This time around is no different. I’m massively grateful to the 55 track leaders who have stepped up and want to host a track. One of the aims of #tru is to give a platform for new faces. I understand that many conferences need to sell big price tickets, and as a result they need big names to draw in the punters. This makes it hard for people with a great story to tell to get a platform, and plenty of repetition from event to event. I always want to find space for new names and new faces, and anyone who wants to lead a track is encouraged to do so. That means lots of conversations, and something for everyone. New for this event is the agency stream, sourcers lab and Kelly hang out. We have had feedback in the past that the conversation has been largely around the corporate market, great content but less for the agency recruiters. To counter this all of the tracks in track area 3 on day one will be run by agency recruiters, hosted by Cloud Nines Steve Ward.
We have also been able to assemble a brilliant team of sourcers who will be running the sourcing lab for both days. 12 dedicated sourcing tracks, sourcing competitions, spot prizes and plenty of geekery. This is one of the best collections of sourcers I’ve seen anywhere, making the sourcing lab an event in itself. I could comfortably spend the 2 days in the lab without moving out.
If you want to know how to find the most difficult candidates, these tracks will have the solutions. The Kelly Hangout is another new addition, from sponsors Kelly. The hangout will stream 2 days of tracks live via Google+ and Air. This makes the #tru track experience accessible to anyone, anywhere. I will be publishing the log on details next week, or you can pick it up in the stream. JobsiteTV returns again on Monday 22′nd October. Recruiter Editor Dee Dee Doke will be running a series of panel conversations on the key topics of the day, with participants and track leaders. These always prove popular, and are worth tuning in for. There are too many great tracks to highlight any in particular, though I’m really excited about seeing Joel Spolsky, the founder of Stack Overflow talk communities. Joel has grown a fantastic community globally and I’m really looking forward to hearing the story. We will also be joined by one of the Godfathers of recruiting Gerry Crispin, talking about the findings from bot the US and UK candidate Experience Awards.
You can view and download the full schedule here:
If you are thinking of coming, there are 10 tickets left. I hope you can join us.