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OPERATION DEAM13
October 21–24 in San Diego, CA
October 21-24 * San Diego, CA
  • Keynote Speaker: Mary Lou Retton
  • Veterans Connect Career Fair

    VETERANS CAREER FAIR

    Network with local job seekers at our Veterans Connect Career Fair prior to
    the conference.

  • Venue

    VENUE

    Loews Coronado Bay Resort is a blissful Pacific oasis, with easy access to all the attractions of San Diego.

  • Keynote Speaker: Carey Lohrenz
  • Register

    REGISTER

    Members of the Association have the unique opportunity to partake in this conference for free.

Keynote Speaker: Mary Lou Retton

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Presentations are available for Members via the Pipeline. Visit Flickr to view and download photos from the conference.

Portrait studio photos: If you had your portrait taken during DEAM13, a print quality copy will be emailed to the address that you confirmed at the time of your portrait session. If you do not receive your portrait, please contact Amanda@DirectEmployers.org. Photos will also be included in the DEAM13 directory that will be mailed to all Members in the weeks following the conference.

Please visit the 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference site for current information and registration for DEAM14 in Washington, D.C.

You've received your marching orders! Gather your troops and head to San Diego for Operation DEAM13!

Self proclaimed as "America's Finest City", San Diego is home to 70 miles of majestic coastline and a number of U.S. military facilities. The vibrant blue skies, Mediterranean weather and bustling neighborhoods boast an exceptional visitor experience unlike any other. While taking in the beauty and diversity of this welcoming city, join us for the DirectEmployers 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference! Become inspired by captivating keynote speakers and presentations from HR's most influential thought-leaders and fellow DirectEmployers Members while learning about trending innovations and technology pertinent to today's HR professional.

As a Member of the Association you have the unique opportunity to partake in this conference for free. The only cost to you is your hotel and travel expenses. So come join us to gather the latest intel on new technology, resources, innovations in the field of HR and more while enjoying the charming city that is San Diego…learn more about Operation DEAM13.

Don't just take our word for it. Here's what past attendees have said:

  • "Well done sessions, great attendees, wealth of information!"

    Sejal Patel, Intel Corporation
    Annual Meeting & Conference Member Attendee & Speaker (2012)
  • "This was my first conference and I was pleasantly surprised at the simple, relevant topics covered."

    Charisse Berni, Textron Inc.
    Annual Meeting & Conference Member Attendee (2012)
  • "VERY, VERY well organized and executed. Truly the best conference I attend each year."

    John Whalin, United Airlines
    Annual Meeting & Conference Member Attendee (2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012)
  • "The energy was incredible! It was good to be amongst professionals who can relate to your world and also share ideas to bring forth a positive impact!"

    Helen Martinez-Mitcham, Severn Trent Services
    Annual Meeting & Conference Member Attendee (2011 & 2012)
  • "DirectEmployers Association has a reputation for providing unparalleled hospitality, and now I know why."

    Jeff Baker, PINNACLE Affirmative Action Services, LLC
    Annual Meeting & Conference Sponsor Attendee (2011 & 2012)
  • "The energy was incredible! It was good to be amongst professionals who can relate to your world and also share ideas to bring forth a positive impact!"

    Helen Martinez-Mitcham, Severn Trent Services
    Annual Meeting & Conference Member Attendee (2011 & 2012)
  • "I made some great contacts. The networking opportunities balanced just right with the workshop schedule."

    Julia Hing, University of San Francisco
    Annual Meeting & Conference Guest Attendee (2012)
  • "If you attend one conference, this should be the one! Valuable information, HRCI credits, networking...what more do you need!"

    Rebel Johnson, Camber Corporation
    Annual Meeting & Conference Member Attendee (2008-2012)

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Conference and Agenda Information

Agenda at a Glance

Prior to the conference we will host a Veterans Career Fair, giving employers the ability to network with local job seekers. The next two and a half days are dedicated to keynote speakers, panels and Member case studies with concurrent sessions for recruiting, technology, compliance and leadership. This year's annual meeting and conference will also feature a demo hall.

Who Should Attend

As an attendee you have the unique opportunity to spend two and half days sharing best practices and networking with global HR recruiting and compliance leaders. Make lasting connections with representatives from state workforce agencies and nationally ranked colleges. Share valuable time and ideas with other human resource professionals including…

Justify Your Trip

Need help convincing your boss of the many benefits of attending DEAM13? With restricted travel budgets, it's important to show how your attendance can benefit your job and that it's worth the time and money. To help justify your trip, we've created a customizable letter designed to showcase some of the value-adds that DEAM13 offers.

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