Spring 2018 Conference

Millennium Biltmore Hotel 

Downtown Los Angeles

April 3-5, 2018

The home of Hollywood glamour, the historic Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles has been the choice of celebrities, presidents, and dignitaries, and the backdrop for many movies and TV shows. Designated as a historic-cultural landmark, the interior of this beloved 1923 hotel features frescos and murals, carved marble fountains and columns, crystal chandeliers, and embroidered tapestries.

Conference Theme: Building a Talent Pipeline from College to Career
Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, April 3

10am - 3pm: Pre-conference Session for New Professionals - DOWNLOAD AGENDA HERE

Wednesday, April 4

8:00am - 9:00am:        Registration and networking, Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 10:15am:      Keynote presentation: Patrick Jones, Founder & CEO of Vocatio
                                   “It's Not Them, It's You... New Ideas For Career Engagement, Job Readiness and                                                   Recruitment" (See below for more information about Patrick Jones)
10:15am – 10:30am:    Break
10:30am - 11:30am:     Workshops
12:00pm – 2:00pm:      General Session: Lunch, Program & Student Awards, and CIWEA Business Meeting
2:00pm - 3:00pm:        Workshops
3:00pm – 3:30pm:        Break
3:30pm - 4:30pm:        General Session: CA Intern Network/University Enterprises Inc.
4:30pm:                       Networking

Thursday, April 5

8:00am - 9:30am:        Breakfast and networking
9:30am - 10:30am:      General Session: Employer Panel
10:30am – 10:45am:    Break
10:45am - 11:45am:    Workshops
12:00pm - 2:00pm:      General Session: Lunch and Employer Awards
2:00pm - 3:00pm:        Closing Session: Table/team discussion for planning
3:00pm:                       Adjourn

Keynote Speaker: Patrick Jones

Entrepreneur and Management Consultant:

Patrick is currently the Founder and CEO of VOCATIO, an award-winning, innovative insurgent in the talent scouting and sourcing domain for interns and postgrad hires.  VOCATIO is a vocationally themed media network and talent marketplace to help students 16-24 yrs. old navigate their way through school to a passionate and purposeful career of their choice.  What is Vocatio? (https://youtu.be/PvgMlkpGFy0). To date the reception from students, their parents, educators and employers from early testing has been outstanding. The company is a previous member of the prestigious GSV Labs Ed-Tech program in San Francisco, winner of the Duke University Startup Showcase and winner of VentureTech PeopleOps Innovation Challenge.

Patrick is particularly passionate about inspiring and empowering students to make a difference in the world. His infectious enthusiasm for life and his more than 15 years of practical experience, as both an entrepreneur and consultant to business management and public policymakers, motivates him to help individuals become more successful than they would by themselves. His willingness to be transparent about both his successes and failures in life has led to feature appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Café Central and Turner Broadcasting’s Atlanta Interactive.

More about Patrick, click here