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Event Descriptions

ISSA Legislative Conference

The ISSA Legislative Conference is a half to full day program on current legal and legislative topics currently affecting the staffing industry.  Experts are brought in to help keep staffing companies abreast of changes in laws and potential obstacles that might be hitting the industry.  The conference is held in the Chicagoland area. 

Midwest Staffing Conference

The Midwest Staffing Conference, held in partnership with WASS (Wisconsin chapter) and MASS (Michigan chapter), is one of the largest regional staffing events held each year. This conference is typically a two-day event that covers a number of topics relevant to the industry. The conference is held in the Chicagoland area and draws approximately 200-250 attendees. The Midwest Conference is optimized to provide strong support and awareness for our sponsors.

Owner's Retreat/Symposium

The Owner’s Retreat/Symposium is a 1-2 day conference with topics catered to staffing and recruiting firm Owners and Executives. The 2024 retreat will be held at the Blue Chip Hotel and Casino in Michigan City, IN. Recent destinations for the retreat include: the Park Hotel in Madison, WI, the Drake in Oak Brook, IL, the Wingspread Retreat in Racine, WI, and the Abbey Resort in Lake Geneva, WI. Sponsors of this event can take advantage of having a well-targeted audience with a great opportunity to showcase their offerings. 

Member Networking Event

The Member Networking Event is new in 2024, and will include both the Search and Staffing members and Industry Partners. The purpose of this event is to get to know other members of the association in a casual meet and greet.

Pinnacle Panel Event

The ISSA Pinnacle Panel Event is a direct hire focused panel of high-achieving recruiters, sharing techniques for managing the direct hire desk and practice for high production. The discussion is about 2 hours in length and is followed by a networking session.  

Holiday Party

The Holiday Party is always one of our best events, held at various establishments in the Chicagoland area. The event has featured high profile speakers, a panel of contingent labor/direct hire professionals, and roundtable discussions followed by a networking social.

Young Professionals

The ISSA Young Professionals program seeks to attract, educate and network with young staffing and recruiting professionals within the Chicagoland area. Typically these events are learning and training opportunities, paired with a social activity. 

Website and Communications

ISSA highly values its sponsors and members. Communication, awareness and social engagement is at the top of the list of priorities for the Board of Directors. ISSA takes great measure to communicate to its audiences the involvement of its sponsors and how they positively impact their lives and businesses. The ISSA website traffic has been growing year over year and our web properties, including social, continue to grow a strong following.  

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