Annual Conference

2015 Annual Conference

September 16-19, Denver, Colorado

2015 Program At-A-Glance

Conference Hotel and Local Transportation Info

2015 Conference Presenters

This year, we’re excited to hold our annual conference jointly with the Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) Summit15!

Register now for this unique opportunity to experience the full benefit of our annual gathering, plus engage with the wider community of social enterprise practitioners, investors and thought leaders at the Summit.

Summit15 opens on Wednesday, the 16th at 1 pm and ends Friday, the 18th at 2:30 pm. We’ll begin our programming focused on specific alternative staffing-related content beginning Friday morning through Noon on Saturday, the 19th.

Among the topics our program will address are:

  • Answers for Startups, lessons learned from newer operators during the critical, early years after their business launch (Marcia Nozick, EMBERS Staffing Solutions, Diane Wall, Goodwill Staffing Services, Joe Mutuc, TCP Staffing)
  • Sell Smarter!, practical ways to target prospective customers that are a good fit, develop expertise on their staffing challenges, and design, sell and document effective solutions (David Searns, Haley Marketing, Travis Pearson, DePaul Industries, Robin Carson, GoodWork Staffing)
  • Build Team Resilience, action steps to help staffing teams renew their energy, maintain focus and stay motivated (Scott Love, Great Recruiter Training; preview Scott Love)
  • Support and Track Workers’ Job Retention, best practices for assessing candidates’ readiness for external hire, supporting their post-placement success and tracking long-term employment outcomes (Le’Ann Duran, Center for Employment Opportunities, Laurie Bernstein, Solutions SF)
  • Explore Direct Hire and Contract Placement Business, an overview of these niche staffing services and perspectives from alternative staffing businesses that operate in this space (Suzy Hanson and Tina Jackson, Action Associates, Ann Janquart, Diversified Personnel Services, Morez Gutierrez, Mi Casa TalentSolutions, Kathy Hardy, YUPRO)

Friday’s program will also include dinner at the History Colorado Center to socialize and network with other alternative staffing operators.

Conference Registration Costs:

Summit15 Registration through August 31:*
$475 for SEA organizational members
$617.50 for SEA individual members
– $950 for SEA non-members
*Note: The Summit15 registration fee increases the first of each month

Alternative Staffing Alliance Conference Registration as add-on to Summit15: $150

Alternative Staffing Alliance Conference Registration only: $250 (contact Janet Van Liere for instructions to register)

SEA Organizational (Enterpriser) Membership:
$250 for Alternative Staffing Alliance members (contact Janet Van Liere to get SEA Membership Discount code)
$350 for Alternative Staffing Alliance non-members

SEA Individual (Social Entrepreneur) Membership:
$50 for Alternative Staffing Alliance members (contact Janet Van Liere to get SEA Membership Discount code)
- $150 for Alternative Staffing Alliance non-members

Conference Hotel:

Our host hotel is the beautiful Embassy Suites Downtown Denver, and the conference rate is $159 per night for a full suite room including complimentary hot breakfast and happy hour. The deadline to book at the discounted rate is Monday, August 24 at 5 pm Mountain time. Click here for hotel details and to make your reservation.

Comments from our 2013 and 2014 Annual Conference attendees:

“I really enjoyed this conference and came back to work refreshed and ready to implement some new strategies.”

“The participants were very open about their experiences – good and challenging experiences were discussed. The sessions were extremely informative also.”

“I had such a great experience and learned so much! I cannot wait until next year!”

Annual Conference Program Archive

2014 Annual Conference, October 1-3, Atlanta, Georgia

2013 Annual Conference, September 25-27, Portland, Oregon

2012 Annual Conference, October 24-26, St. Petersburg, Florida

2011 Annual Conference, November 9-11, Tucson, Arizona

2010 Annual Conference, October 27-29, New Orleans, Louisiana

2009 Annual Conference, November 4-6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota

2008 Annual Conference, October 22-24, Austin, Texas

2007 Annual Conference, October 17-19, Chicago, Illinois

First Jobs Academy Panel Presentation, June 2009

Learn more about this summer jobs staffing initiative for youth in care. The panel features Academy director Rob Franciose, Brian Lyght from The Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kim St. Pierre, business mentor liaison at Hannaford Brothers, a regional supermarket chain and First Jobs’ anchor business member. Click here to download.

2008 Regional Meetups

In April and May, the Alliance organized one-day gatherings to bring together alternative staffing practitioners in the northeastern and midwest regions of the US and Texas. In all, 15 organizations participated, providing managers an excellent opportunity for peer networking and information exchange about their respective staffing operations, successes and challenges. Click here to download a summary of the notes from these sessions.



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