Join recruiters, talent development, DEI and HR professionals from across the Kansas City Region to discuss and share ideas, challenges and best practices for marketing to Gen Z, the future of work, early talent recruiting, and professional development.

2023 Early Talent Summit

Thursday, July 20, 2023

8:30am – 1:20pm KC Early Talent Summit
1:40pm – 3:15pm Bonus Session: Experiential Learning Intensive + Roo Recruiting

All attendees are invited to a Networking Session immediately following the Bonus Session!

Registration is closed for the 2023 summit.

Parking instructions (PDF)

Student Union
UMKC Volker Campus
5100 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64110 


Angela Kennedy
Founder and Lead Dream Maker at AoK Consulting

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  • Erin Scholz, Talent Specialist, Labconco Corporation 
    • How Company Structure Impacts Professional Growth
  • Kaylan Vrana, Emerging Talent Manager, Schellman & Emily Neuberger, Director of Recruiting at Renaissance Financial
    • How to Get the Most from your University Partnerships
  • Erin Christensen, Chief Operations Officer, Kansas City Tech Council & Christine Murray, Director of Workforce, Kansas City Tech Council
    • Understanding the Workforce Trends for the Evolving Technology Economy
  • Jermaine Jamison, President, 3E, LLC
    • Fostering an Inclusive Workplace Enviornment
  • Molly Weaver, Founder/Consultant, UMKC TalentLink/Sunflower Talent Strategies
    • Finding your Future Talent TODAY
  • Leigh Anne Taylor Knight, Executive Director/COO, The Debruce Foundation
    • Increasing the Talent Pipeline through Micro-Internships
  • Leah Fletcher, Director of Client Experience, WEALTH|KC
    • Drive Engagement and Employee Retention Through Financial Wellness
  • Misty Campbell, Assistant Teaching Professor & Community Engagment Director
    • Empowered Engagement: Utilizing Collaborative Leadership for Field Placements

  • Haley Prophet, Owner, Haley Prophet Consulting, LLC & UMKC Talent Link
    • The Shift from Languishing to Flourishing to Live a Thriving Life - Personally & Professionally



Who should attend?

The Early Talent Summit is a must-attend event for campus recruiters, HR professionals, DEI program leaders and management committed to developing the next generation of talent.

How much does it cost to attend?

The Early Talent Summit is free to attend. Registration is necessary. (Includes: parking, a light breakfast, and lunch)


For more information, email Career Services or call 816-235-1636.