Shaker Sessions


We invite you to join us for a day of programming, which includes a combination of presentations and discussions with Shaker subject matter experts, and TA-trend industry authorities. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages will be catered on-site throughout the day, and a dinner party will follow off-site.

Event Location

McDonald’s Headquarters
110 N. Carpenter Drive, Chicago IL, 60607
MHQ CC35 & MHQ CC37 Room Location on Floor 3

*Guests should enter Randolph Street entrance, which is the side that McDonald’s restaurant is located.

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Thursday, June 20

Welcome & Kickoff
Joe Shaker Jr.
Joe Shaker

Joe Shaker Jr.

President, Shaker Recruitment Marketing

Opening Remarks
Melanie Steinbach
Melanie Steinbach

Melanie Steinbach

Chief Talent Officer, McDonald's

High-touch, High Class, High Conversions
Gerry Crispin
Gerry Crispin

Gerry Crispin

Principal and Co-Founder,
Career Xroads

“The Candidate Experience.” It’s a construct that now informs best practices at all stages of the jobseeker journey. What are stand-out employers doing to elevate (and excel) at this? Gerry will share unique insights and trending strategies of visionary employers, stemming from the Candidate Experience Awards (CandE’s). Presentation plus Q&A.

The Evolution of Jobs Advertising
Chris Forman
Christian Forman

Chris Forman

CEO and Founder, Appcast

Chris has worked in the recruiting industry for 20 years, developing smart recruiting tools that have helped hire millions of people around the globe. He’s been at the forefront of the HR and TA tech landscape his entire career and will share with us his unique perspective about the evolution of job distribution and recruitment marketing. Presentation plus Q&A.

Ideation Workshop

An immersive, design-thinking inspired workshop approach that will extend beyond the typical meeting experience. The goals are to collaborate and ideate around employer branding, recruitment media, and the candidate experience. Stemming from unique insights shared from the morning program, we’ll bring it all together into a holistic view, and wrap with some actionable strategies for you and your teams.

Shaker Party

Our VIP group will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a full-course dinner in downtown Chicago.


  • Optional

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We recommend the following hotels for your stay.

The Crowne Plaza West Loop

25 South Halsted


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The Ace Hotel Chicago

311 North Morgan Street


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