Employer Relations Summit

Be a part of the 6th Annual SoACE Virtual Employer Relations Summit!
June 24 - 25, 2020

Thank you 2020 Sponsors!


2020 Employer Relations Summit Call for Programs

The call for programs has closed. 

Registration

Registration is now open. 

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Virtual Summit Registration Fees:

  • SoACE Members: $25.00
  • Non-Members: $50.00

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing. Any refund requests received before June 15 (5 PM EST) will receive a full refund.  Any requests received after June 15 at 5 PM EST will receive no refund. Cancellation requests must be received in writing to the SoACE Office: [email protected]


 Schedule at a Glance

(Subject to change)

Day 1: Wednesday, June 24

10:00 – 10:15 EST – Conference Welcome
10:15- 11:15 EST – Keynote, Dr. Karen Lindsey | Rebranding, Rebuilding, and Reimagining Amid a Pandemic
11:30 – 12:30 EST – Breakout Session 1
1:30 – 2:30 EST – Breakout Session 2
2:30 – 3:00 EST – Coffee chat
3:00 – 4:30 EST – Roundtable Discussions

Day 2: Thursday, June 25

10:00 – 11:15 EST – Employer Spotlight Panel
11:30 – 12:30 EST – Breakout Session 3
1:30 - 2:30 EST – Breakout Session 4
2:30 - 2:45 EST – Closing / Thank you


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karen Lindsey

Rebranding, Rebuilding, and Reimagining Amid a Pandemic

Dr. Karen Lindsey will share strategies that employers and employer relations professionals might consider as every industry, institution and individual will need to be rebranded and reimagined post the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for this motivational, practical, timely and informative keynote.

Karen Lindsey, Ph.D. currently serves as a professor of Strategic Communication at Texas Christian University and a communication consultant to higher education leaders across the country. Dr. Lindsey's extensive experience encompasses corporate public relations and higher education career center leadership.


Employer Spotlight | Panelists

KIM CUMMINGSAssistant Vice President, Human Resources and Diversity | BNSF Railway

Kim Cummings, SCP, SPHR is assistant vice president, Human Resources and Diversity at BNSF Railway1.  In this role, Kim has responsibility for BNSF Railway’s diversity and inclusion efforts, EEO and HR Compliance.  She also provides leadership to the HR matrix teams supporting Law, State/Federal Govt Affairs, Corporate Communications, Claims, Compliance and Audit Services, and Technology Services.

WAYNE HAMPTON, Campus Recruitment | Walt Disney Company

Wayne Hampton graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Mass Communications and worked for a media company in Burbank, California for three years upon graduation.  After that, Wayne began his career with the Walt Disney Company 29 years ago by working in Operations (all four Florida theme parks and four of the Florida resorts) and then in recruiting (both domestically and internationally).  Currently, Wayne is part of Campus Recruitment, and his direct reports recruit students for internships within Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products.

MARK PULLAM, University Talent | Fidelity Investments

With more than 24 years of professional experience, Mark’s strengths are communication and relationship building. Prior to working for Fidelity Investments, Mark was an Associate Director for Employer Relations at the University of North Texas Career Center, under the leadership of Dr. Bonita Vinson. Mark also serves as an Adjunct Instructor in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business at the University of North Texas. He instructs the course: BUSI 2200 Critical Thinking and Decision Making.  

ERIC SCHULTING, Director of Human Resources | State Farm

Eric Schulting is a Human Resources leader with 25 years’ experience in several different HR disciplines including Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, HR Consulting, Talent Management, Performance Management, and Total Rewards. His experience also includes working for two different Fortune 100 companies in two different industries; insurance and retail.  Eric currently is an Talent Acquisition Director for State Farm Insurance Companies, located in Richardson (Dallas), Texas.  Eric is the proud father of two children, Jackson and Ella, and is privileged to have the hand of his bride of 16 years, Jennifer. 


 

Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities:

We are excited to announce new virtual Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities for this event! Registration continues to grow to the highest ever attended Employer Relations Summit and we have developed a platform for vendors and sponsors to continue to engage with attendees. Some ways we will incorporate vendor engagement include: Summit App, Videos, Virtual Exhibit Hall + Prizes, Surveys + Participation Surveys, Social Media marketing and more! 
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Exhibit and Sponsor Packages Available

Exhibit Package:

  • Virtual ‘booth space’ in the SoACE online exhibit hall
  • Dedicated webpage in the SoACE Event Website
  • Company listing / description in the Summit program, app and website
  • Admission for 2 employees to attend the virtual conference sessions
  • Incentivize attendees to watch company video or take quiz to be entered for prizes

Pricing: $475.00

Sponsor Packages:
All Sponsors receive:

  • Recognition in the SoACE Summit Program (PDF to be distributed with clickable links)
  • Special mention on the SoACE website and all event communication
  • Weblink logo on www.soace.org homepage for 3 months
  • Admission for 2 employees to attend the virtual conference sessions
  • Incentivize attendees to watch company video or take quiz to be entered for prizes

Diamond Sponsor - $2,500

  • Virtual "booth space" in the SoACE online exhibit hall
  • Logo listed as sponsor in event app scrolling header
  • Dedicated webpage in the SoACE online exhibit hall
  • 30 second commercial spot
  • Full-page ad in virtual conference program (to be distributed via PDF with clickable links)
  • Logo visible during all virtual breakout sessions
  • Special recognition, and speaker introduction privileges

Keynote Speaker Sponsor - $2,000

  • Virtual "booth space" in the SoACE online exhibit hall
  • Logo listed as sponsor in event app scrolling header
  • Dedicated webpage in the SoACE online exhibit hall
  • 30 second commercial spot
  • Full-page ad in conference program (to be distributed via PDF with clickable links)
  • Logo visible during virtual Keynote Session
  • Special recognition and opportunity to introduce the Keynote Speaker

General Sponsor - $1,000

  • Virtual "booth space" in the SoACE online exhibit hall
  • Dedicated webpage in the SoACE online exhibit hall
  • Logo listed as sponsor in the event app scrolling header
  • 20 second commercial spot
  • Half page ad in the conference program (to be distributed via PDF with clickable links)

Questions? Contact the SoACE Office by email or phone 1-877-946-1013.