Join us for Connections 2020, a unique thought leadership event where schools and employers connect!

Our 15th annual Connections conference is scheduled for May 11-13, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio. We’ll return to the Hilton at Easton, an attendee favorite. Connections 2020 will include more of what our school and employer partners love – with an extra day of networking activities and brainstorming breakout sessions. Plus, next year’s event will expand the optional pre-Conference training sessions to allow for more 1-on-1s and in-depth demonstrations of our solutions.

Here’s an overview:

  • What: Connections 2020: School & Employer Thought Leadership Event
  • When: May 11-13, 2020
  • Where: Hilton at Easton in Columbus, Ohio
  • Who: Career development and campus recruitment professionals
  • Why: Discuss solutions to industry problems
  • How Much: $99 per attendee (early bird price, through 9/30)

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Don't just take our word for it:

"The networking opportunities with schools and partners were super helpful, especially paired with best practice use case discussions. Everyone was incredibly engaged throughout the entire event, including the GradLeaders team who went above and beyond. It’s one of the best conferences I’ve been to.” 

—Dakotah Taylor, Senior Recruiter, First National Bank

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Attendees from previous years:

Tentative agenda:

Monday, May 11

  • Noon: Registration Opens
  • 1pm-5pm: Optional Training Sessions and 1-on-1s
  • 6pm-8pm: Opening Networking Reception


Tuesday, May 12

  • 8am: Networking Breakfast & Opening Remarks
  • 9am-Noon: Technology Updates & Best Practice Sessions
  • Noon: Networking Lunch
  • 1pm-5pm: Moderated Panels and Breakout Sessions
  • 6pm: Networking Dinner & Social Activities


Wednesday, May 13

  • 9am: Keynote Presentation
  • 11am-1pm: Roundtable Sessions
  • 1pm: Boxed Lunches
  • 1pm-3:30pm: Optional Breakout Sessions and Peer Group Meetings


View past event programs:





Discuss industry trends and exchange ideas with your peers, including:

  • school deans
  • career center directors
  • employers relations and career development thought leaders
  • VPs of talent acquisition
  • university relations and recruitment thought leaders 



Sessions will cover a range of topics such as:

  • career services and campus recruitment trends
  • big data and predictive analytics
  • best practices for OCR events
  • student engagement tips
  • technology enhancements
  • diversity recruiting
  • international hiring
  • interview prep
  • budget challenges
  • experiential learning and more


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Hilton Columbus at Easton Reservation Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton at Easton Hotel at the rate of $199/night. Reserve your room online, or call (614) 414-5000 and tell them you're with GradLeaders Connections 2020.


Airport Information

John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH)

Airport Phone: +1 614-239-4000
Hotel direction: 8 miles SW

  • Estimated taxi fare: 18 USD (one way)
  • Uber & Lyft available
Visit CMH airport website


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