Prepare For The Future of Recruiting In The Age of Automation & Artificial Intelligence
 May 1-2, 2019 | Toronto, ON
Venue: Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Mississauga/West
6th Annual Top Talent Summit
- Canada's Signature Talent Acquisition Conference
2019 Sponsors & Partners
Top Talent Summit Delegates Come From Canada's Top Organizations Including
Annual Conference
Organizations Served
World-renowned Speakers
Distinct Tracks
(for Leaders & Recruiters)
Why Attend?
Build meaningful relationships with your peers
while learning cutting-edge recruiting strategies that are practical
All our speakers are handpicked from multiple different industries. They will share how you can prepare for the future of recruiting driven by automation and artificial intelligence (AI). 

At the 2019 Top Talent Summit, we'll be answering the following questions:

   ● Will automation and AI take our recruiting jobs in the near future?
   ● How can we use analytics to elevate our recruiting roles?
   ● How can we sell jobs as products to recruit top talent?
   ● What can we use beyond LinkedIn Recruiter to recruit passive candidates?
   ● How can we create an inclusive hiring process?
   ● How can we use the DNA of top candidates to recruit them fast?
   ● Can blind recruitment help with reducing unconscious bias?
   ● How can we build an internal executive search function to save $$$?
   ● How can we leverage personal brands to attract top candidates?
   ● How can we use our internal talent development programs to recruit top talent?

If you want to find answers to these questions, don't miss this year's summit. We have extremely limited number of seats available.

Need to convince your leader? Download this justification email and you'll just be one step away from attending this popular talent acquisition conference that'll transform your career.
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Who Should Attend?
 For the past five years, people with the following titles found the summit extremely valuable:
- VP/Director/Manager of HR: if recruiting top talent is a business priority for your C-Suite executives, attend this summit to stay 10 steps ahead of your competitors.

- VP/Director/Manager/Team Lead of Talent Acquisition/Recruiting: if you want to prepare for the future of recruiting in the age of automation and artificial intelligence (AI), attend this summit.

- Director/Manager of Employer Branding/Recruitment Marketing: if you're tasked with developing a robust employer branding and/or recruitment marketing strategy, this summit is definitely for you.

- Senior Recruiter/Recruiter/Sourcer: if you want to learn how to build an online network of passive candidates through automation and cutting-edge sourcing techniques, don't miss this summit.
The 2019 Top Talent Summit will sell out in no time so if you feel this event will move the needle for you and help you progress in your career, secure your pass right away.
Our World-Renowned Speakers Have Been Featured In
2019 Speakers From Across North America
Keynote Speaker
Steve Lowisz || CEO, Qualigence International
With nearly two decades of experience in the recruitment industry, Steve Lowisz is a highly regarded trainer and speaker on all things talent. 

His direct delivery is the perfect balance of energy, motivation and focused results. Every session is customized to drive the greatest possible impact, combining engaging stories (including personal failures) and practical tools and techniques that drive attendees to learn and take action.

Companies such as Cisco Systems, Starbucks, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Whirlpool, Lincoln Financial Group, Walgreens, and many others have engaged Steve to propel their talent acquisition teams to the next level.
Keynote Speaker
Peter Lynch || CEO, Hitch.Studio
Peter Lynch is an experienced global Fortune 500 executive. But what sets him apart is that he’s managed to carve out success beyond the corporate world, because he’s also an author, TEDx speaker, a top 50 podcaster and an award-winning entrepreneur. 

His app has been downloaded in more than 70 countries, he was winner of Denver’s Hottest Startup and his podcast was ranked higher than the Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. 

Peter is known for his impactful storytelling and has taken his message of winning through authenticity to companies, leaders and teams on 5 continents.

He recently launched Hitch Studio, a design studio focused on training, culture and the modern talent lifecycle to create the Future Of Talent. 
Keynote Speaker
Scott Wintrip || Author, High Velocity Hiring
Scott Wintrip is the author of High Velocity Hiring: How to Hire Top Talent in an Instant, named a must-read book by SHRM’s HR Magazine. 

Over the past 19 years, Scott has led the Wintrip Consulting Group, a global consultancy that has helped more than 22,000 organizations build talent-rich companies that have eliminated their hiring delays forever. 

For five consecutive years, Staffing Industry Analysts, a Crain Communications company, awarded Scott a place on the “Staffing 100,” a list of the world’s 100 most influential leaders. He’s also a member of the Million Dollar Consultant Hall of Fame and was inducted into the Staffing 100 Hall of Fame.
Keynote Speaker
Howard Ross || Author, Everyday Bias
Howard Ross is lifelong social justice advocate, and founded Udarta Consulting. He is considered one of the world’s seminal thought leaders on identifying and addressing unconscious bias. He is the author of ReInventing Diversity, Everyday Bias, and Our Search for Belonging.

Ross has successfully implemented large-scale organizational culture change efforts in the area of managing diversity and cultural integration in academic institutions, professional services corporations, Fortune 500 companies, and retail, health care, media, and governmental institutions in 47 of the United States and over 40 countries worldwide. In addition, Howard has delivered programs at Harvard University Medical School, Stanford University Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, the Wharton School of Business, Duke University and Washington University Medical School and over 20 other colleges and Universities.

Howard’s writings have been published by the Harvard Business Review, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Fast Company Magazine, Diversity Women Magazine, Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine and dozens of other publications.
Our World-Renowned Speakers
Learn from the best so you can solve your talent acquisition challenges with ease.
Kelly Pereira

Kelly leads leadership development, executive recruitment and succession planning at RBC. If creating an inclusive workplace is an area of focus for you in 2019, join Kelly at her closing keynote titled "Diversity and Inclusion – a Sometimes Uncomfortable Conversation".
Alison Simpson 
CMO || Forerunner Marketing

In a world with 500,000 new start-ups each month, Alison is renowned for helping companies thrive in an increasingly competitive environment by ensuring their brand provides a differentiated competitive advantage that inspires employees, motivates customers and grows the business.
Meghan Smith
Head of People || Altum Health

Meghan is a passionate and seasoned HR Leader with 15+ years of hands on experience in all aspects of HR. Identifying & attracting top talent, creating amazing experiences and helping individuals and companies reach their fullest potential is what she lives for.

Loren Davie
Opus AI Inc.

Loren is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in the web and tech industries. He is the Founder and CEO of Opus AI (, which offers AI-powered blind candidate screening to enable employers to power up their diversity hiring efforts. 

Mike West
People Analytics Expert

Mike was a founding member of the first People Analytics teams at Merck, PetSmart, Google and Children's Health, Otsuka, Jawbone and Pure Storage.

In the last 5 years Mike has been using data to help organizations find ways to beat towering giants through focus, agility & speed. 
Kevin Mulcahy
Future Workplace Experience

Kevin is co-author of “THE FUTURE WORKPLACE EXPERIENCE”, an award-winning book that presents an actionable framework for meeting today’s toughest business disruptions head on. He regularly facilitates regional conversations and workshops to help organizations ‘future proof’ their business.
Trish Uhl
Founder, Owl's Ledge

Trish delivers measurable business results by leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools and analytical capability that optimize and capitalize on the workplace learning and performance function. She will show you how you can use your Talent Development programs to attract top talent with ease.
Shannon Grimes
Head of Employer Branding, GoDaddy

Shannon is a talent acquisition triple threat, bringing to the table over 10 years expertise in full cycle recruiting, sourcing and employer branding. She’s found her niche in driving organizations to uncover, reveal and unleash their brand through powerful, authentic storytelling and imagery.
 Monika Jansen
CEO, Jansen Communications

Way back in 7th grade, my English teacher Mrs. Gildard told me I should be a writer – she was pretty smart, huh? There’s a lot of power in the written word, and I use it to tell stories and create an emotional connection with the reader. Monika is the founder of Jansen Communications.
Erin Michelson
CEO, Summery

Erin Michelson is CEO of Summery, a data analytics company that leverages behavior science to measure and assess individual social impact values and quantify corporate culture in order to engage corporate and nonprofit stakeholders. 

Erin has been profiled in @BBCTech, @Entrepreneur, @NPR, @NatGeoTraveler, @FoxNews, and @HuffPost.
Jessica Steinberg
Employer Branding Strategist, ICF

Jessica Steinberg has built Employer Brand and Recruitment Marketing programs for three global brands.

Pioneering in this space allowed her to try many approaches to the unique challenges that each company and hiring group faced. She can’t wait to help you solve your special hiring challenges at the Top Talent Summit!
Hira Mubasher
Head of Executive Talent,
Colliers International

Hira Mubasher is an innovative leader with over a decade of continuous experience in the talent acquisition world.

She led national mandates to build and execute in-house centralized recruitment models and played an active role in designing an executive level recruitment effectiveness dashboard highlighting engagement, branding, and performance and risk management metrics. 

As head of executive talent for Colliers International, Hira is focused on building executive scouting pipeline and driving talent growth strategies on a national scope.
Andrew Lane
Sr. Director, Recruitment Marketing, RBC
Pre-Conference Workshops ($199 Each)
- April 30, 2019
Funnel Hacking Workshop
for Talent Acquisition Leaders and Recruiters
By Steve Lowisz
With nearly two decades of experience in the recruitment industry, Steve Lowisz is a highly regarded trainer and speaker on all things talent. 
Design Thinking Workshop
for HR & Talent Acquisition Leaders
By Megan Mitchell
Megan Mitchell is a dynamic speaker, consultant, and educator with over 25 years experience in innovation, leadership and change management.
Copywriting Workshop for Recruiters
(How to Write Job Ads That Stand Out)
By Monika Jansen
Monika Jansen is the founder of Jansen Communications. She helps her clients tell their stories with the power of words (copywriting) to attract top talent with ease.
VIP Strategy Session With Thought Leaders
If you're an HR and/or Talent Acquisition leader, get your VIP pass so you can connect with thought leaders to talk strategy in an intimate setting in the evening of May 1st.
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