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October 21–24 in San Diego, CA
October 21-24 * San Diego, CA


Get down in the trenches and help plan Operation DEAM13!

Help us run a tight ship and join one of the planning committees for DEAM13. Collaborate with a DirectEmployers Committee Chairperson and fellow HR peers to assist in the planning of social media outreach, program scheduling, underwriter procurement, and awards criteria to make this year's conference even better than last year. Any participation is greatly appreciated and will only require one hour a week of your time.

To learn more about joining a committee, email lis@directemployers.org.

Committee Outline

  • Program Committee

    Committee Chair Person: Nancy Holland
    Joining the program committee can help you gain a bird's eye view of the DEAM13 planning process—including speaker procurement and the overall agenda development. Participants of this committee will also be asked to help determine which sessions will be submitted for HRCI educational credits.

  • Social Media Committee

    Committee Chair Person: Katie Pfledderer
    Are you a social butterfly or passionate about social media? The goal for this committee is to leverage social media to build hype for DEAM13, engage in online conversation with speakers, attendees and staff, and share information and resources before, during and after the conference primarily through Pipeline (online Member community), Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and Pinterest. Whether you're a pro or just getting started, we encourage all levels of experience to join.

  • Underwriter Committee

    Committee Chair Person: Lis Dennis
    Gaining funding for DEAM13 is vital to making it a success. Year after year, DirectEmployers strives to make each conference better and more engaging than the last. As the conference grows, so does our need for more underwriters. Join this committee if you are up to the challenge of reaching out to Members and partners to help gain funding for DEAM13!

  • Awards Committee

    Committee Chair Person: Katie Pfledderer
    Think you've got what it takes to set up DirectEmployers first awards process? If you've always thought the annual conferences needed an awards ceremony to highlight Member innovations then this committee is for you. Help establish the award categories, submission and voting processes and find an unbiased panel to choose the category winners.

  • Career Fair Committee

    Committee Chair Person: N/A
    We've upped the ante for DEAM13! This year's annual meeting and conference will feature a military-focused career fair, and we need your expertise and guidance with the planning and execution. Join this committee and display your savvy career fair skills by helping us recruit employers to sponsor, review features and gain approvals for design and layout options.

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