Announcing the virtual Recruitment Automation Conference

By: Drew Austin

May 08, 2020

Wade & Wendy is very excited to partner with other leading HR technology companies in announcing the first, free-to-attend, and virtual Recruitment Automation Conference (RAC) on June 4th, 2020. 

As we are all working virtually, unable to leave our homes, we still have a strong desire to have social experiences, gain knowledge from peers, inform the talent acquisition community about the work and progress of our businesses, and lastly, to be entertained! 


Our vision for this conference is to bring the Recruitment Automation community of builders, recruiting practitioners, business executives and thought leaders together for an event that will be as close to the in-person conference experience we are used to, but from the comfort of your own home. 

To execute on such a lofty vision for a conference, we have lined up a fantastic group of software companies, research organizations & recruiting firms, that are participating in various capacities to make this event one not to miss. Some of our participating companies include HiredScore, Cronofy, Zapinfo, Survale, Checkster, pymetrics, Randstad, Talent Board, Gotham Growth, and more will be announced as we continue to move closer to the conference date. If you are interested in having your company participate, please reach out to Dave Mekelburg at


On top of that, we have an amazing group of speakers and panelists. We will be kicking off the day with a Keynote fireside chat with Aryeh Lehrer, VP of Talent Acquisition & Talent Management at Comcast, where we will discuss a range of topics from recruiting technologies, the impact of Covid, and the future of talent management. All panels will take live questions from the crowd from the event chat stream that takes place throughout the conference.

Additional speakers include Jason Lorenz, Head of HR Digital Solutions at Johnson & Johnson; Gerry Crispin, founder of CareerXroads; Leslie Vickrey CEO & Founder of ClearEdge Marketing; Jim Stroud, VP of Marketing at Proactive Talent; Trish McFarlane, Principal Consultant/Analyst at H3HR Advisors; George LaRocque,Founder & Principal Analyst at HRWins; Kevin Grossman President of Talent Board HR, David Hain CEO at Gotham Growth Group, and many many more!


We will have various content tracks for your participation as you navigate RAC: 


Event Stage: This is where you will find our live panels and presentations: conversations with HR executives and some of the most prominent thought leaders in talent acquisition.

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Sessions: This is where you will find our use case sessions. Join live discussions, workshops, and real world case study presentations by technology solutions from across the TA landscape.



Expo: This is where you will find our partners set up to give demos and answer questions. Some partners will be ‘virtually in their booths’ for scheduled periods of time. Go check them out and say hi! Look out for some fun surprise booths!



Networking: A few times during our event we will open up the networking! This is a chat-roulette style experience, where you will be placed in 1 on 1 video conversations to meet other attendees of RAC. This experience is pretty fantastic and I am eager for our community at this event to get some virtual face-to-face time!



Live Chat: Engage with the hosts, speakers and your fellow attendees throughout the conference, no matter where you are in the virtual RAC conference. We are coming together to build a community here.


Entertainment: Everything from live puppies, to guided meditations, to a happy hour party and a magic show! Yes, a magic show, and he’s known to ask for participation so come prepared to party.  If we are going to come together virtually, let’s have some fun doing it!


Expect to hear panels on The New Normal in Recruiting, a Fireside Chat with Recruiting Automation Product Builders and Product Users, Discussion on How to Implement and Manage all this Technology, Business Leaders on Analyzing ROI, and more panels are being added every day. If you are interested in speaking at the event, we are still adding speakers and content to the agenda, please email Dave Mekelburg at

I hope you come and attend this exciting day from the comfort of your own home. Register for your ticket, the conference is free to all attendees but there is a capacity limit on the event, so lock in your ticket now. 

We’ll see you around the conference hall, and grab a drink together during a happy hour!


Drew Austin 

CEO & Founder at  Wade & Wendy

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