// 8th Annual Summit // Nov. 21, 2024 // Toronto

Top Talent Summit:
Ignite Innovation, Shape Your Future

Top Talent Summit: Defy Convention, Elevate Your Career. This is North America’s only summit dedicated to visionaries in HR and Talent Acquisition who are ready to leave a lasting legacy through their work. Join the elite, secure your spot at this transformative event. Don’t just participate—lead. Reserve your seat today and begin crafting your legacy.Are you ready to be the change you seek in your industry?

Next Price Increase Date: Aug. 31, 2024

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    Dive deep into the forefront of HR and Talent Acquisition with our comprehensive agenda. From groundbreaking AI advancements to the latest in workplace dynamics, our world-class speakers are set to distill complex topics into actionable insights.Get ready to transform your talent function and become a trailblazer in your field—all in just one day. Download the agenda now and start planning your summit experience.

    Speaker Spotlight: Meet Our All-Star Lineup!

    Ready to transform your talent acquisition practices? Meet our all-star lineup and secure your summit seat now before we sell out!

    Tim Sackett

    Tim Sackett, SCP, CEO of HRUTech.com, boasts 20+ years of executive HR and talent acquisition expertise in Fortune 500 arenas. As an esteemed international speaker and Senior Faculty member at the Josh Bersin Academy, Tim shares insights on leadership, HR & TA Tech, and HR execution. His influence extends to authoring 'The Talent Fix, Vol. 2' and his widely-read blog, the Tim Sackett Project. Named a Top Global HR & Recruitment Influencer, Tim's impact transcends boundaries, backed by a vibrant online presence and stage sponsorship by diet Mt. Dew.

    Angela Cheng-Cimini

    Angela Cheng-Cimini, Senior VP of Talent & Chief Human Resources Officer at Harvard Business Publishing, boasts three decades of HR expertise across diverse sectors. With a track record spanning consumer goods, tech startups, and nonprofits, Angela excels in fostering organizational growth and capability-building. At ClearMotion, Inc., she transformed HR into a strategic powerhouse, while at Crabtree & Evelyn, she navigated global expansion into digital realms. Angela's influence extends beyond Harvard, as she sits on the Alumni Board of Directors for Cornell University and serves as a Board Director for the T. Howard Foundation, championing diversity in media.

    Shannon Smedstad

    Shannon Smedstad, Managing Director of exaqueo's Experience practice, brings 25 years of talent acquisition, employer brand, and employee communications expertise to the table. With a diverse portfolio spanning music, pharmaceuticals, retail, tech, and more, Shannon has left an indelible mark on the global stage. Formerly Global Employment Brand Director at CEB (now Gartner) and leader of employer branding at GEICO, Shannon's strategic prowess has earned accolades from Graphic Design USA, Potentialpark, and Glassdoor. Recognized as a Top Employer Brand Influencer, Shannon's insights have been featured by the Society for Human Resource Management, NACE, ERE, HR.com, and Business Insider.

    AJ Thomas

    AJ is a dynamic leader with a wealth of executive experience and a passion for talent development. As Founder and General Partner at Good Trouble Ventures and CXO/Managing Director at A.Team, she's at the forefront of cloud-based team innovation. AJ's expertise extends to cultural transformation, human-centered design, and global team building, reflected in her roles as VP of People & Culture at T-Mobile and HP Enterprise, and her recent leadership at X, the Moonshot Factory.

    Jeff Hyman

    Jeff Hyman, CEO of Recruit Rockstars, leverages three decades of recruiting expertise, initially honed at Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart. Author of the bestselling book "Recruit Rockstars," Jeff shares his insights on hiring top-tier talent. Jeff's expertise has earned him features in CNBC, Inc., Fortune, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg. With degrees from Kellogg School of Management and The Wharton School, Jeff offers unparalleled recruiting strategies for building ultra-successful organizations.

    John Sung Kim

    John, founder of Five9 (a $5 billion software company) and DoctorBase (acquired by Kareo), currently spearheads JetBridge, a software developer staffing business. He's also behind Tombo.ai (formerly RecruiterGPT), a tool that doubles sourcer and recruiter efficiency. John's insights on tech have graced the pages of Forbes, TechCrunch, and Ukraine's Kyiv Independent, while his speeches on startups have captivated audiences at Stanford, UCSF, Penn State, the University of Tampa, and Kyiv Polytechnic. As an active angel investor, John's expertise spans both business and academia, making his contributions invaluable.

    Shally Steckerl

    Shally Steckerl, renowned as one of the top talent sourcing experts, refuses the title of "guru," preferring to be a coach, guide, or mentor. Despite appearing on numerous "top influencer" lists, Shally humbly identifies as a geek with a passion for solving puzzles, analyzing data, and identifying overlooked patterns. His innovative talent sourcing methods, recognized by The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Forbes, and countless other publications, have set global standards in the ever-evolving talent market, making him a sought-after figure in the industry.

    Jocelyn Lai

    Jocelyn, the Global Head of Talent Acquisition and Talent Brand at Duolingo, is on a mission to drive innovation and excellence in talent strategies. Joining Duolingo to spearhead its Talent Acquisition team and facilitate its growth and IPO journey, Jocelyn thrives in dynamic environments where she can inspire new thinking and foster competitive results. With a background in marketing, she brings a unique perspective to talent acquisition, leveraging her expertise to open offices worldwide, restructure organizations, promote inclusivity, and drive hypergrowth.

    Christopher Carver

    Chris "Aquaman" Carver, the seasoned Sr. Talent Sourcer at BECU, renowned for his expertise in X-Ray searching and Boolean building. With an unwavering passion for sourcing excellence, Chris dedicates himself to empowering others through his free monthly webinar series. Delving deep into the intricacies of X-Ray searching, Boolean fundamentals, and cutting-edge sourcing strategies, Chris equips recruiters and sourcers with the tools they need to thrive in today's competitive talent landscape.

    Eddy Ng

    Eddy Ng is a professor of organizational behaviour and the Smith Professor of Equity and Inclusion in Business at Queen’s University. His research focuses on managing diversity for organizational competitiveness, the future of work, and managing across generations. He has edited and published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. According to a recent Stanford study, he is identified in the top 2% of highly cited scientists in Economics & Business. He has been featured in popular media outlets such as the CBC, CTV, Global News, the Globe and Mail, the Financial Post, ABC News, BBC Worklife, CBS News, NPR, Vox, and the Wall Street Journal.

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    Top Talent Summit Pricing Plans:

    Next Price Increase Date: Aug. 31, 2024

      Regular Ticket
      (1 to 3 Attendees)
      Access to all sessions
      Networking with attendees
      Breakfast & Lunch Included
      Group Tickets
      (4 or More Attendees)
      Access to all sessions
      Networking with attendees
      Breakfast & Lunch Included
      Afternoon Pass
      (For Recruiters Only)
      Access to afternoon sessions (Recruiter Track + Closing Keynote)
      Networking with attendees
      Lunch NOT Included

      Unleash Your Potential at the Top Talent SummitReady to transcend the ordinary? The Top Talent Summit is more than a conference—it’s your launchpad to greatness. This is where driven professionals gather to spark change and leap into leadership within HR and Talent Acquisition.Invest in Your AscentAttending isn’t just about participation; it’s about transformation. Embrace this opportunity to become an industry trailblazer, equipped with groundbreaking strategies and elite connections.Transform, Connect, LeadJoin the vanguard of visionaries at this transformative event. Secure your spot today and turn your career aspirations into achievements. Are you ready to rise?Step into your future. Join us. Craft your legacy.


      1. Is This Summit Right for You? The 2024 Top Talent Summit is the essential gathering for forward-thinking talent acquisition professionals, HR leaders, and decision-makers ready to challenge the status quo and drive meaningful change. This summit thrives on the participation of people with passion who are poised to transform industry practices. It may not suit those resistant to new approaches. This is a summit for action-takers who are prepared to shape the future of talent acquisition, today.

      2. Where is the location of the summit venue? The conference will be held at the Courtyard By Marriott Toronto Mississauga/West located at 290 Derry Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5W 1N6.

      3. What are the perks included with the VIP ticket? Elevate your summit experience with our exclusive VIP tickets, reserved for TA and HR leaders (limited to just 30 tickets). As a VIP attendee, you'll gain access to an unforgettable VIP session the night before the summit, featuring intimate discussions and networking opportunities with many of our esteemed speakers including Tim Sackett, Angela Cheng-Cimini, Shannon Smedstad, AJ Thomas and others. Indulge in a gourmet dinner while exchanging insights and ideas to tackle your organization's unique recruiting challenges directly with industry leaders. Plus, seize the chance for one-on-one interactions with our speakers, unlocking unparalleled access to expertise and forging valuable connections that will elevate your recruiting strategies to new heights. Don't miss out on this unparalleled opportunity – secure your VIP ticket today before we sell out the 30 tickets!

      4. Is it possible to receive a refund in case I am unable to attend the summit after registering? We understand that plans can change unexpectedly. While we don't offer refunds for summit registrations, we want to ensure that your experience is as flexible as possible. That's why we allow delegates to transfer their registration to another individual up until 30 days before the summit. Simply reach out to our summit team, and we'll be happy to assist you with any delegate changes you may need.

      5. What options are available for accommodation during the summit? This year, we are not offering any hotel discounts for the summit. We believe in giving attendees the flexibility to book hotel rooms according to their individual budgets and preferences. Feel free to explore accommodation options that best suit your needs in the area.

      6. Whom should I reach out to if I'm interested in sponsoring the summit? For sponsorship inquiries, please reach out to our Event Director, Cherry White, at cherry@toptalentsummit.ca. She'll be delighted to discuss partnership opportunities and tailor sponsorship packages to meet your organization's needs.

      7. Who should I contact if I have any questions or inquiries regarding the summit? For any summit-related questions or inquiries, please don't hesitate to contact our Event Director, Cherry White, at cherry@toptalentsummit.ca. She's here to assist you and ensure that your summit experience exceeds your expectations.

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