It’s the first week of April, and you know what that means? ERE Recruiting 2017 in beautiful San Diego, California is right around the corner! So settle in, friends, because we've got all the tips and tricks you need to have a thoroughly amazing and worthwhile conference.
Opportunities to simultaneously learn and network with the best and brightest, work on your tan, and delight in some of the best fish tacos in the world don’t come around often, so this is one conference you'll want to approach with aplomb and elan.
That's why your friendly neighborhood recruiting blogger put together a handy dandy guide to make crushing ERE easier than apple pie. Whether you’re on the hunt for a cornucopia of cutting edge tips and best practices, the perfect ceviche, that long missing Instagram shot of a tiger or just a fun place to catch up with colleagues after the hustle and bustle, we’ve got you covered.
Can't Miss Keynotes, Speakers, and Sessions
Kevin Wheeler, Founder & Chairman, The Future of Talent Institute
Wednesday, April 19 • 9:05am - 9:50am, The Emerging Crazy, Topsy-Turvy World of 2025
Jason Bartusch, Global Solutions Architect, CareerBuilder
Wednesday, April 19 • 1:50pm - 2:10pm, What's Being Automated? Tech Led Automation Is Here To Stay
Charlotte Marshall, Vice President, Digital/Social Media & Employer Brand, Magellan Health Wednesday, April 19 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm, Where Art Meets Science: How to Uncover What Makes Your Organization Unique and How to Sell it to Candidates in a Memorable Way
Dr. John Sullivan, Professor, San Francisco State University
Thursday, April 20 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm, Reduce Unconscious Bias to Dramatically Improve Hiring Results Across All Candidates
Shaunda Zilch, Global Employment Brand Leader, GE
Thursday, April 20 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm, Hello Talent Acquisition … Meet Marketing!
Andrew Farrell, Talent Leader, Alfresco
Thursday, April 20 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm, Recruiting as a Team Sport to Accelerate Hiring
Don't wanna miss a thing? The full agenda is available here.
What to do when you’re not conferencing
Check out the Gaslamp Quarter - Just a few minutes walk away from San Diego Marriott, the Gaslamp Quarter is one of San Diego’s liveliest neighborhoods. It’s dozens of restaurants and bars offer great opportunities to experience the San Diego nightlife and food scene.
Catch a San Diego Padres Game - In case you missed it, baseball is back and the San Diego Padres will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks during ERE. With games Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night, you can walk to Petco Park and enjoy America’s pastime over a taco and one of San Diego’s famous craft beers. Tickets start at 15 bucks.
Explore the San Diego Zoo - One the best zoos in the world, bar none. With more than 3,700 animals spanning 650 species or subspecies, it has an absolutely wild variety of animals from around the world. It’s also just a short drive from the San Diego Marriott nestled in Balboa Park, one of the best urban parks in the country. If you’ve got a few hours to burn, it’s worth it!
Visit the Balboa Park Museums - With more than 16 museums, Balboa Park is a paradise for history buffs and it’s just a short drive from Downtown San Diego. From the San Diego Natural History Museum to San Diego Air and Space Museum, there is something for anyone and everyone.
Where to eat
San Diego is famous for its unique takes on Mexican favorites. You can’t go wrong there, but that’s not all this world class city has to offer. Here’s a few recommendations for where to dine with style while at ERE. Each is relatively close to the Marriott.
Rei Do Gado Brazilian Steakhouse - Pretty self-explanatory. Lots of seasoned meat grilled to perfection.
Cafe Sevilla of San Diego - Mediterranean-style tapas with a lively atmosphere.
The Field Authentic Irish Pub - An authentic pub literally brought from Ireland.
Taka Restaurant - Top notch sushi with San Diego flair.
Cafe 21 - One of the city's best brunch spots with awesome cocktails.
Werewolf - A stellar burger and beer spot with a happy hour from 3-6.
Vin De Syrah - A great option to relax over a glass of wine with small bites and housemade sangria.
Rockin’ Baja Coastal Cantina - Southwestern-style seafood with a salsa bar.
What to wear
San Diego is blessed with practically perfect weather year round, with April temperatures in between the low 70s and high 50s. So expect warm and sunny weather during the day but milder temps at night time that may require a light jacket.
Come say hi!
Drop by the Entelo booth! We’re in spot number 311 (like the band), and we'll be hanging out and podcasting all week. See you there!