The Veteran Recruiting Conference: What It Is and Why You Should (Virtually!) Attend

Hiring military veterans has a number of benefits, including strengthening your team with employees who have strong work ethics and a variety of skills and experience. However, if you’re not used to working with or recruiting military members, you may find your recruiting program to be less successful than anticipated. The Value of a Veteran can help you improve your veteran recruiting and retention program through our annual Veteran Recruiting Conference.

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About the Conference

The Veteran Recruiting Conference is the premier professional development event for talent acquisition, diversity, and program managers seeking leading practices in veteran recruitment and retention. This year’s virtual event is taking place February 23-24, 2021. While typically an in-person conference, we’ve moved this year’s event online due to COVID-19 travel and group gathering restrictions.

The 2021 Veteran Recruiting Conference is our 9th annual event. We’re excited to help companies develop, execute and sustain veteran recruiting and retention programs by offering valuable advice, connections and resources.

A number of Fortune 500 companies consider the Veteran Recruiting Conference to be a “must attend” event, and this year’s conference is expected to have 110 to 140 large companies in attendance.

Successful talent acquisition leaders and compliance experts lead the conference’s sessions, so you receive reliable advice from people with real-world knowledge and experience. We also offer breakout sessions to encourage dialogue and sharing of effective veteran recruitment practices.

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This year’s Veteran Recruiting Conference features a number of engaging and valuable sessions to help you create a strategy, set goals, and support veterans in their careers, all while tackling the obstacles of today’s recruiting environment.

The 2021 agenda includes:

— Recruiting Veterans During a Pandemic
— How to be an Employer of Choice for Veterans During a Downturn
— The 1:1 Conversation – The Veteran Recruiting Tactic That Dramatically Increases Hires
— Design a Veterans Career Page That Draws Veterans In
— Serving the Silent Hero: Military Spouse Recruitment
— Keeping Military Job Seekers Engaged in Uncertain Times
— Support Their Service: Tips for Supporting and Retaining National Guard / Reserve Employees
— Best Practices in Veteran Retention: Problem, Solution, Results
— Veteran Employee Resource Groups: Setting Goals and Tracking Business Results
— Advancing Veteran & Military Spouse Economic Opportunity & Well-Being: A Look Inside Walmart’s New Military Programs Strategy and Find a Future Platform
— A number of breakout sessions


This year’s speakers include a variety of experts in the field of veteran recruiting and military relations.Lisa Rosser, Founder and CEO, The Value of a Veteran

Jason Boone, Military Relations, Lockheed Martin
John Buckley, Military Relations Manager, Koch Industries
Bre Cameron, Veteran Employment Program Manager, Amgen
Brynt Parmeter, Senior Director of Military & STEM Programs, Walmart
John Quintas, Managing Director of Military Affairs, Amazon
Steve Tillery, Military Program Manager, Koch Industries
Nick Tran, Manager of Veteran Programs, Cameron, A Schlumberger Company
Christopher Valsez, Veteran Recruiting Liaison, Cognosante

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Why Attend?

The Veteran Recruiting Conference offers advice, connections and resources to help you successfully develop, execute and sustain a veteran recruiting and retention program.

Highly Targeted Information

We address a defined audience and provide information specifically related to military veteran recruiting programs.

Small Conference Size

With less than 200 companies in attendance, our conference ensures maximum time devoted to education and networking.

We Bring Vendors to You

Each year’s event brings a variety of vendors offering products and services designed to enhance your recruiting program.

Learn More

Visit to learn more about the Veteran Recruiting Conference and to register for this year’s event.