Your Guide to Conquering SourceCon Fall 2017 in Austin With Style

September 18, 2017 at 9:33 AM by William Clarke

SourceonFallHeader.pngIn less than two weeks SourceCon Fall 2017 kicks off in Austin, Texas, the land of live music, barbecue, 10 gallon hats and, oh yeah, Texas’ flagship public university. With a world-class cultural scene to go with pretty darn good weather, there are few better places to hang out for a few days for work in late-September.

It goes without saying that SourceCon is one of the premier sourcing and talent acquisition conferences of the season, with a roster of top-notch speakers, insightful panels, leading edge vendors, and premium networking with some of the best and brightest from around the world. We never miss it, because it’s that good. If you’re starting to get FOMO because you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time!

This year SourceCon has pulled out all of the stops for their tenth anniversary, meaning more speakers, tracks, and workshops jam-packed into three days. Here's some of our top picks from the 3-day sourcing extravaganza. 

Recommended Keynotes, Sessions, and Events:

SourceCon Kickoff Party
Monday, September 25 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm (Trinity Patio)

State of Sourcing Panel
Tuesday, September 26 • 9:10am - 9:50am (Grand Ballroom A)

Keynote: Facetime Unplugged: Sourcing before social media
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Grand Ballroom A)
Maisha Cannon, Talent Sourcing Manager at

SXSW “Source by searching weird” - Exploring Alternative Deep Web Search Engine Strategies
Tuesday, September 26 • 4:20pm - 5:00pm (Wedgewood)
Ronnie Bratcher, Sourcing Consultant at Arete Alliance, LLC

Entelo Happy Hour 
Tuesday, September 26 • 6:30-8:30PM (Knotty Deck & Bar at the Renaissance Austin Hotel)

SourceCon Hackathon
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm (Glass Oaks)

MacGyver Sourcing: Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind, Not Your Budget
Wednesday, September 27 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm (Wedgewood)
Holly Mallowes, Global Talent Acquisition and Sourcing at Raytheon

The New Culture Club - Investigating Your Core Values
Wednesday, September 27 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm (Sabine)
Will Maurer, Global Talent Sourcing Manager at General Motors

Launching a High Impact Sourcing Center of Excellence
Wednesday, September 27 • 3:30pm - 4:10pm (Sabine)
Kristi Wawro, Director of Enterprise Talent Sourcing at The Walt Disney Company

The Wonderful World of Sourcing Tools - Past, Present & Future
Wednesday, September 27 • 4:20pm - 5:00pm (Grand Ballroom A)
Dean Da Costa, Research Technologist at Lockheed Martin

Check out our 2017 Recruiting and HR Conferences eBook for even more info.

Places to grab a bite:

Torchy’s Tacos for some of Austin's best tacos.


La Barbecue for finger licking goodTexas barbecue.


Hopdoddy Burger Bar for top-notch burgers.


Places to have a drink:

Banger’s Sausage House and Beer Garden for outdoor libations.


The Driskill Bar for a classy cocktail at a classic bar. 


Broken Spoke for a cheap beer and some good ole' honky tonk.


Places to have some fun:

SoCo District + East 6th Street: Hip and trendy neighborhood South of Congress.


Zilker Metropolitan Park: To spend some time outdoors, either in the water or just walking around. ZilkerParkSourceCon (1).png

University of Texas Texas' flagship public university offers everything to the intrepid visitor. 

Getting around:

All of the usual ridesharing services are in Austin and there is also an Austin bikeshare and public transit.

What to pack:

Bring your warm weather clothes! Late-September weather in Austin means daytime temperatures in the high 80s and nighttime temps in the upper 60s.

And last but not least, come say hello!

We’ll be hanging out the entire so be sure to come see us at Booth #13 and RSVP for our happy hour on Tuesday evening at the Knotty Deck and Bar.

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