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2024 RPOA Annual Conference

October 6-8, 2024

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Chicago, IL

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Welcome to 2024 RPOA Annual Conference!

The RPOA Annual Conference is the premier event for RPO leaders and their industry partners. 

Hosted at the vibrant Renaissance Chicago Downtown, the conference offers a superb mix of social and networking activities and educational content. Top industry experts present data, research, case studies, and panel discussions on topics intended to keep attendees informed of the recruitment process outsourcing industry's latest trends, best practices, and market conditions.

Attendees have the opportunity to engage in dynamic peer group discussions and exchange ideas openly with like-minded leaders. Networking and fun social events allow participants to connect and foster relationships and business opportunities beyond the conference.

Reserve your spot and join us at the 2024 RPOA Annual Conference. Don't miss your opportunity to attend the best RPO event of the year!

Highlights from 2023 Annual Conference


Sunday, Oct 6 through
Tuesday Oct 8, 2024


Renaissance Chicago Downtown
1 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601


Registration fees from USD $950 to $1,250 


Featured Speakers

Maria Scarangella
MBA PCC, SHRM-SCP, President, Scarangella Consulting LLC

Kim Davis
Sr. Managing Partner at KRD Resources LLC

Ben Eubanks
Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research and Advisory

Rob Navarrete
Global Head of Global Service Delivery Recruitment and Transformation at WTW

Kelly Burlage VP
Global Talent Acquisition at Lineage Logistics

Trent Cotton
VP of Talent and Culture, Hatchworks

Suzie Mitchell
Sr. VP, Client Delivery at Broadleaf

Kristen Fox Lampert
Practice Leader of Leadership Development and Coaching at TalentRise

Bill Filip
Founder & Managing Director at Delancey Partners

Featured Keynote Session

We are excited to introduce Maria Scarangella, MBA PCC, SHRM-SCP, President of Scarangella Consulting LLC, as a keynote speaker. During her impressive 37-year career at GEICO, Maria excelled as a leader in Human Resources, Customer Service, Sales, and Insurance operations. Her teams consistently delivered outstanding results, setting records in revenue growth, cost reduction, customer experiences, and employee retention.

As an Officer, she successfully managed thousands of people, a $2.5 billion P&L, 1.5 million customers, and over 400,000 sales per year. In her role as the VP of Enterprise Talent, Maria made significant contributions to GEICO's success by implementing the Talent Acquisition and Onboarding Center of Enablement and the Learning Center of Excellence, leading to substantial cost savings. Her initiatives reduced hiring costs by $3.6 million, training expenses by $54 million, and turnover costs by $37 million, all while improving the speed and quality of these processes.

Join Maria Scarangella in her keynote as she unveils a proven cost analysis model for assessing talent sourcing strategies. Discover how to accurately evaluate current hiring expenses, pinpoint potential savings, and justify investments in outsourcing or process enhancements. Gain insights into data-driven decision-making, securing business leader support, showcasing ROI, and gaining a competitive edge. Perfect for talent acquisition leaders, HR professionals, and RPO executives looking to optimize their talent programs.

Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to cultivate resilient leadership inspiration and strategies from Maria and other industry leaders.


The theme of this year's RPOA Annual Conference is Resilience Leadership in Talent Acquisition.
We continue to build on the tremendous success of the conference since its inauguration in 2022, to bring even more insightful speakers and impactful social and networking opportunities.This year, we are taking it up a notch with a carefully curated agenda featuring keynote sessions, panel discussions, case studies, peer discussion breakouts, and networking opportunities designed to empower you with actionable insights and facilitate meaningful connections with industry peers.

View detailed agenda, speaker bio, and session details. 

DAY 1 | Sunday, Oct 6

2:00 - 6:00 PM
Pre-conference Activities
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DAY 2 | Monday, Oct 7

8:00 - 8:45 AM

8:45 – 9:00 AM
Conference Opens and Welcome Message from Organizer

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Educational session

12:00 – 1:30 PM
Lunch & RPOA Announcements

1:30 - 2:30 PM
Keynote Session

3:00 - 4:15 PM
Breakout Sessions

4:30 - 6:00 PM
Networking Reception

7:30 - 9:00 PM
Dine Around Chicago

DAY 3 | Tuesday, Oct 8

8:00 - 8:45 AM

8:45 - 9:30 AM
Educational Session

9:45 - 10:30 AM
Educational Session

10:30 - 11:30 AM
Closing Keynote 

Who Should Attend

The conference is designed for top RPO executives and talent acquisition leaders looking to connect with peers and stay informed with the latest on the recruitment process outsourcing market, trends, and best practices. Our afternoon breakout sessions will provide peer group discussion in addition to networking opportunities throughout the event. 

RPO Executives 
CEOs, EVPs, SVPs, Presidents of RPO providers

RPO Delivery Leaders
Client Delivery Leaders and Operation Directors of RPO providers

RPO Industry Partners 
Technology vendors, analysts, consultants, and investors working with RPO businesses will find the elite audience and content highly valuable

TA and HR Leaders  
Talent executives, human resources and other business leaders

Why Attend?

Share insights and learn from industry peers

Network and connect with industry peers in a fun and safe space

Learn from top industry speakers to stay informed of RPO

Registration Fees

RPOA Corporate Member Registration: $900 USD. 
Gold Members receive two complimentary passes for the full conference. Learn about gold membership.

Non-Members: $1200 for all additional registrations

All prices are in USD.

*Technology and other vendors that work with RPOs need to sponsor the event to attend.



The RPOA has secured a special rate of $309 per night for a limited number of guest rooms on Sunday, Oct 6 and Monday, Oct 7 at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Chicago. Reservations must be made before 5:00 P.M. CST, Monday, September 9th, 2024. Rate includes basic guest room Wi-Fi. Hotel reservation link will be emailed upon registration.

Cancellation Policy

Registration for RPOA Annual Conference is only confirmed when registration fees are paid in full online with a credit card payment. Once registration is confirmed, the following cancellation policy applies.

Registration transfer will be accepted with no fee until 7 days before the event.

All cancellations will be subject to a 25 percent processing fee up to 30 days before the event.

No refund will be given for cancellations after 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time 30 days prior to the start of the event.

Thank You to Our Wonderful Sponsors

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Why Sponsor the RPOA Annual Conference? 

Speak at the conference and show your thought leadership by sharing data and industry insights 

Create exposure for your business brand in a strategic and targeted RPO audience

Network and get facetime with RPO leaders in fun and structured networking opportunities

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