Amazon HQ2 is Coming, Now What: Implications for Talent Acquisition Going Forward

WNG Chairman's Forum

Please join the Washington Network Group (WNG) for a discussion with Ben Gotkin, Executive Director of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP). This session will be introduced by WNG Chairman Bill Stokes.

Thursday, January 17, 2019
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM


Ben Gotkin

25,000 new jobs are coming in Crystal City. And that's just for Amazon. A massive workforce earthquake is about to hit the greater Washington DC region... Are you prepared? Will you be ready to compete with the world's largest corporate recruiting function as the war for talent intensifies to a level never seen in this area before?

The time to start preparing for this intense competition for talent is now. In this lively, interactive workshop, you will learn the keys to optimizing your recruiting function - and how to position yourself - for the talent wars to come. Topics to be covered include:
• What do I need to start planning for starting today?
• What do I need to do as good as if not better than Amazon and my other talent competitors?
• How can I quickly evolve my recruiting function to optimize for speed, quality and diversity?
• The true keys to recruiting success (hint: it's not tied to better compensation and benefits)

Initial Registrants:

See initial registrants (click here) on our registration page, left side panel.

About Our Presenter:

Ben Gotkin is the executive director of Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP) and principal consultant at Recruiting Toolbox. Ben draws from over 24 years of experience in various tactical and strategic leadership roles at organizations including recruitDC, Recruiting Toolbox, Marriott International, RSM, The MITRE Corporation, Intelsat and BAE Systems. Follow Ben on Twitter @BenGotkin.

WNG Chairman's Forum:

This session is convened by our WNG Chairman's Forum, which convenes special events with outstanding leaders on compelling topics of interest to our Washington Network Group membership. Join us on LinkedIn.

Attire: Business casual.

Our Venue:

The WNG is pleased to have 1776 Crystal City as our event partner:

1776 Crystal City
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 1000
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Click Here for Location Map
Parking: Street parking in Crystal City is free after 4:00 PM; Garage parking is available in the surrounding area.
Metro: Crystal City Metro station is located one block from our venue.

Event Registration:

Register Online Now: Click Here

Advanced/paid registration is required to attend.

$20 for WNG Members
$40 for Non-Members

Join & Go:

$90: Become a new/first-time WNG Member ($90 annual dues) and attend this particular event at no extra cost: Apply Online. Note: This option is not available for WNG Members whose memberships have expired.

Expired Membership? Please pay your dues/renew online before registering here as a WNG Member. To renew: Pay Dues Online.

Cancellation Policy: WNG 48-Hour Cancellation Policy applies to this event.

Questions? Contact the WNG Office: 202-455-4504.


Jan 17 2019


4:00 pm - 6:15 pm


$20 - $90 (early-bird rates)

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Regional Event,
WNG Event
1776 Crystal City


1776 Crystal City
2231 Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202


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