TalentNet Live! Announces 2013 SXSW Interactive Agenda

Dallas, Texas – January 3, 2013 – TalentNet Live! has announced the line-up for their annual South by Southwest Interactive conference on March 8, 2013 at the Iron Cactus in Austin, Texas.

“We’re very excited about this years agenda and even more excited by the world-class line-up of speakers,” said Crystal Miller, VP of Marketing for TalentNet. “Having some of the most influential thought leaders working in our industry facilitating the TalentNet! Live conference translates into real value – and real takeaways – for attendees.”

The TalentNet Live! Conference will provide those attendees with a hands-on agenda focusing on emerging and established talent acquisition best practices, including content creation, talent technology, social recruiting, employer branding and workforce marketing.

“It’s a very different approach than most conferences typically offered in our industry,” said Craig Fisher, TalentNet founder and CEO. “We’re not just listening to or talking about high level issues and trends, but instead providing a real time example of how those are actually implemented in a recruiting program for one of the world’s biggest brands. This will give them a template for use that will be immediately actionable for their own organizations.”

24 Hour Fitness, a leading health club industry pioneer serving more than 4 million members in 400 locations across the US, will serve as the event’s corporate sponsor and the subject of TalentNet! Live’s interactive case study.

“Most people know 24 Hour Fitness as a top health and fitness destination,” said Fisher, “But with over 20,000 employee team members, they’re a top career destination as well. We are excited to partner with Lance Spaera, Director of Talent Acquisition for 24 Hour on this unique event.”

In addition to the case study, attendees will also have the option to attend collaborative sessions and discussions around some of the key topics and themes at the intersection of talent, technology and marketing. Dice.com, a global hub for tech careers, has been announced as the event’s Platinum Partner.

Announced speakers include marketing and recruiting leaders from companies such as IBM, SAP, AT&T and Freeman, among others. To view the complete list of speakers as well as registration information, click here.


Originally established in 2009 as the world’s first Twitter chat for recruiting and talent acquisition professionals, TalentNet has evolved into a social recruiting training and branding strategy consultancy. TalentNet provides inspiration to recruiters and employers worldwide through live events, weekly radio shows, communities of practice and social content.

For more information, visit http://www.talentnetlive.com/ or follow us on Twitter @TalentNet.

Media Contact:
Crystal Miller: VP, Marketing – TalentNet
Crystal(at)TalentNetLive.com | 214.878.3803