SourceCon Spring 2017 kicks off next week in beautiful Anaheim, California. As the year’s single biggest sourcing-dedicated confab, SourceCon is a genuine can’t miss event. The good news is, if you haven’t registered yet, you still can.
Beyond the opportunity to learn and mingle with some of the best people in talent acquisition, there are few better places than Anaheim to spend a handful of days in mid-March. A city known for its many tourist attractions, Anaheim is blessed with near perfect weather (temperatures range from the high 70s during the day to the high 50s at night this time of year), numerous award-winning restaurants and enough activities to keep you busy and entertained.
Still, with so much going on and so many options, it can be tough to figure out what’s up your alley - whether you’re looking for places to catch up on emails, fun spots to meet and mingle with colleagues, or the best options to make the most of your free time. We’ll give you some tips to make sure you get the most out of your time in Anaheim.
Recommended Keynotes, Sessions and Events:
- SourceCon Kickoff Party
Monday, 6pm (Platinum Patio)
- Intro to Machine Learning: The Force That Is Shaping The Future of Recruiting
Tuesday, 9:10am (Marquis North)
Summer Husband, Senior Director of Data Science at Randstad Sourceright
- AI in Search: How Semantic Search Changes Sourcing
Tuesday, 10:05am (Marquis North)
Glen Cathey, Senior Vice President, Global Digital Strategy & Innovation at Randstad Holding
- Innovation Lab
Tuesday, 11:30am (Orange County Ballroom)
Ronnie Bratcher, Sourcing Consultant at Arete Alliance, LLC and Dean Da Costa, Staffing Professional at Lockheed Martin
- SourceCon Hackathon
Tuesday, 8pm (Grand Ballroom F)
- Human vs. Machine
Wednesday March 15 - 11:30am (Marquis North)
Jim Stroud and Jason Roberts of Randstad Sourceright
- Can We Automate Being Human?
Wednesday, 1:30pm (Marquis North)
Katrina Collier, Chief Searchologist at The Searchologist
- CTR ALT SOURCE
Wednesday, 3:30pm (Grand Ballroom F)
Maren Hogan, CEO of Red Branch Media
- Free Sourcing Resources That Are More Than Meets The Eye
Greg Hawkes, Senior Recruiter/Talent Advisor at MD Andersen Cancer Center
Check out our 2017 recruiting and HR conferences eBook for even more info.
Places to eat:
If you want to avoid the super touristy stuff in the immediate vicinity of the hotel but have a solid bite, check out these spots:The Anaheim White House Restaurant features upscale Italian.
The Ranch Restaurant for a stellar steak.
Or The Pizza Press for Anaheim’s best pizza. If you’re not looking to go too far afield, there’s a Cheesecake Factory, and numerous other restaurants around the Disneyland campus. Mix Restaurant in the Marriott offers New American cuisine and speciality cocktails if you can get a seat.
Places to have a drink:
If you fancy yourself to be a beer aficianado check out Anaheim Brewery. If you're a wine lover check out Calavino Wine Pub for a selection of premium wines by the taste or the bottle to go with choice bites and a relaxing ambience.
Places to have fun:
Besides being around the corner from Disneyland, the Anaheim Marriott is centrally located, with relatively easy access to a number of attractions. Here’s a few that are worth the trip.Downtown Disney - If you wanna get a taste of Disney but don’t have the time for a full-blown trip inside the park itself, Downtown Disney is your best bet. With loads of restaurants, stores and other attractions, it’s a great spot to spend a few hours soaking in the sun and getting some photos with life-sized cartoon characters.Knott’s Berry Farm - An old-fashioned amusement park, Knott’s Berry Farm has dozens of rides of all intensities for all ages. It’s just a hop, skip and jump away from the Marriott.Adventure City - Geared towards children younger than 9 years old, Adventure City is the perfect outing if you have kids along for the trip.The Outlets at Orange - If you’re in the mood to do some shopping, look no further than The Outlets at Orange. With stores ranging from from Saks Off Fifth and Nordstrom Rack to Penguin, Converse and an AMC movie theater, this outdoor mall is a great place to spend a few hours of downtime between sessions.Anaheim Packing District: With more than 20 eateries, a boardwalk and gardens, the packing district is a great place to stretch your legs, fill your belly and see the best of what Anaheim has to offer.
Uber and Lyft will certainly be available, but if you don’t mind a slightly slower trip, check out Anaheim Resort Transit for a less expensive way to get around Anaheim.
What to pack:
March weather in Anaheim averages highs in the upper 70s and lows in upper 50s, so you may want to pack a light jacket for evening.
As always, Entelo will be in the house. Come introduce yourself at Booth 110!