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2015 Trends In Recruiting Conference

Nov. 19-20, 2015

The DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago - Magnificent Mile
300 E. Ohio Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611


*Subject to Change

Thursday Nov. 19, 2015



11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Location: State Foyer


Professional Exchange Site Visits (College Members Only)

*Separate registration required; details will be emailed soon 

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Off-Site Locations: Meet in Hotel Lobby | FBI: Huron Room

Site visit participants will learn more about potential employer companies for your colleges' and universities' top talent. These interesting and thought-provoking visits offer Midwest ACE College Members the chance to learn about what great experiences their students can gain with these industry leaders. The site visits are free and only open to Midwest ACE members.


Employer Colloquium (All Employers Welcome)

*Separate registration required
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Location: Superior 1

The Midwest ACE Employer Colloquium offers employers unique opportunities to participate in essential strategy-building activities all in one place. Find out how to leverage your time to recruit the best college talent for your organization and keep them!


As college recruiters, we know that strategy is everything when it comes to sourcing and hiring top talent for our organizations. In order to build those winning strategies, it is critical to build relationships with higher education professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to help you achieve your goals. Additionally, benching marking with peers allows us to find out what the latest may be in the campus recruiting environment.

Roundtable Discussion Topics (All Welcome)

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Location: LaSalle 1

Engage in a discussion with employer and college members on hot topics in campus recruiting and career services. Take away best practices and amazing new ideas to inspire development, mentorship, and networking back at your organization. Don't forget when you register, add topics to your registration that you would like to hear discussed.


Welcome Reception 

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Location: Markethouse

Meet-and-greet with fellow conference attendees, all while enjoying heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

Dinner on your own / Night Out Entertainment Options

Friday Nov. 20, 2015


7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Location: State Foyer


Breakfast & Committee Meetings

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. | Location: LaSalle Ballroom

Midwest ACE Trends in Recruiting Research with Q&A - Presented by Mary Scott, President of Scott Resource Group

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. | Location: LaSalle Ballroom

Midwest ACE is proud to announce the findings of a new research project in partnership with Mary Scott, president of Scott Resource Group and a nationally recognized content expert. Ms. Scott's clients typically commission employer-based research, but this new collaboration provides unique data as colleges and employers work together to paint a more robust picture of the entire recruiting process.

The session will highlight ways in which employers and colleges can improve their relationship around the recruitment of top talent. The results includes insights from new hires in their respective organizations as well as qualified employment candidates currently recruiting on campuses in an effort to gauge the expectations vs. realities of new hires in the corporate world. The research further parses that data based on variables such as what school the candidate attended and if their expectations and experiences differ by major.


Employer collaborators include AbbVie, Enterprise, GE and Rolls Royce. Career Services collaborators include Ball State University, Eureka College, Purdue University, University of Illinois, and the University of Michigan.


10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


Midwest ACE Research: Employer Panel Discussion 

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Location: LaSalle Ballroom

Employer representatives from the Midwest ACE Trends in Recruiting Research project will share insightful reflections with conference attendees. 

Lunch & Networking

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Location: State Room


Flash Talks: Data-Driven Decision Making

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. | Location: LaSalle Ballroom


Closing Comments & Raffle


2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Location: LaSalle Ballroom


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Baltimore, MD 21234

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