SOSU12 Travel Rebate

We understand that it takes extra effort to attend an event in a different country, let alone another city. So to make attending #SOSU12 a little less burdensome, we are offering ‘travel rebates’ to anyone coming from outside of NSW or QLD (depending on which city event you are attending).

For instance, if you are travelling from New Zealand to attend #SOSU12, we will refund your air travel expenses to the amount of $300 (economy class travel). If you are from VIC, NT, WA, ACT, & TAS, you get a $110 rebate for attending the Sydney event and $70 for attending the Brisbane event.

Our own keynote speaker Irina is coming all the way from the US, so distance should not be an excuse to miss #SOSU12!

If you think that you qualify for a travel rebate, just let us know here.

Five reasons to attend Sourcing Summit 2012

1) Keep up with what’s new & trendy
One year is a long time in sourcing. Google+ wasn’t around when the first Sourcing Summit was held, now it’s a minefield for finding talent. The tools, techniques and channels for sourcing keep changing rapidly, attend #SOSU12 to keep up.

2) An awesome lineup of speakers
We have assembled an awesome lineup of speakers; nineteen sourcing practitioners with unique perspectives chiselled by years of practising sourcing. Where and when a large number of sourcing leaders assemble together, you are bound to learn something new.

3) Two words – Irina Shamaeva
It’s not every day that one of the world’s most influential sourcing practitioners comes to visit our shores. For those who are in the dark, Irina Shamaeva is a legend in the sourcing field. Irina will conduct extensive workshops and will also share material from her new sourcing certification.

4) Last year’s attendees love it
Here’s some of the cool organisations who attended last year – 3M, ABT Recruitment, AIM Screening, Allianz, Alt-U, Arete Executive, Blake Dawson, Bluefin Resources, Bushell & Cornish, CapitalJobs, CareerOne, CSIRO, Davidson Recruitment, Deloitte, DFP Recruitment, Employer Brand International, Engage, Ernst & Young, EyeTalent, Fairfax, Finrecruit, HCMS, HR Partners, HRNet, HRX, IAG, Iprofile, Itcom, ITCRA, Kimberly Clarke, Konnecting, Korn/Ferry Futurestep, Lateral Market Intelligence, LinkMe, Lion Nathan, Microsoft, NCG.net.au, Norris & Partners, Optus, Peoplebank, Qantas, Quest Research, Ramsay Health, RCSA, Reed Business, Rice Consulting, SAP, Sinclair Knight Merz, Strategist Group, Talent 2, Talent Partners, ARN, ThoughtWorks, UWS and Xpand. We have reasons to believe that they enjoyed it.

5) Networking & mingling with fellow sourcers
All the smart sourcing types hang out at #SOSU. It’s a great opportunity to meet fellow practitioners. We know that lasting connections and friendships were formed at the last SOSU event. Also, who does not like networking?!

Ok, there are more than five reasons.

Other reasons

  • Continous learning: The learning does stop at #SOSU. Apart from what’s presented at the event, each delegate will get discounted rates on sourcing resources offered by BrainGain Consulting. Delegates can also aim to pursue, arguably one of the most challenging qualifications in sourcing – The People Sourcing Certification program.
  • Ticket Price: Our ticket pricing is very competitive and we also offer travel rebates for those coming from afar.
  • We would love to see you at #SOSU12. Register now.

    2011 Sourcing Summit presentations

    Sourcing Summit 2011 was a huge success. Thanks to our presenter we are making the presentations available for free (to download right click and select ‘save as’).

  • Gavin Heaton – New Frontiers for Sourcing Talent
  • Brent Pearson – Role & Importance of Metrics in Sourcing (NA)
  • Andrea Mitchell – Internet Search Strategies (Prezi)
  • Christian LeLoux & Kara McLeod – Resourcing Matrix of Corporate Sourcing
  • Jason Timor, Qantas – Targeting Niche Communities
  • Simon Townsend, Deloitte, – Cultivating an innovative mindset to excel in Sourcing
  • Gad Weinbach, Talent2 – The Art & Science of Talent Mapping
  • Paul Jacobs, Engage – Emotional branding in sourcing
  • Sue Ellen Nario, Thoughtworks: The why and how of lean sourcing
  • Dawn Tingwell, CareerOne –Sourcing Active Candidates
  • Rowena Caruana, Futurestep – Multi-Sourcing Strategy
  • Riges Younan, Engaging candidates after sourcing
  • Simon Townsend, Deloitte – Role of Rapid Prototyping in Sourcing
  • Paul Jacobs, Engage – Winning on Facebook
  • Andrea Mitchell – Targeting Niche Communities (Prezi presentation)


  • Check out the agenda for the 2012 Sourcing Summit.

    SOSU Social Night

    #SOSUSocial is an informal networking and drinks night for anyone interested in sourcing talent.

    If you are new to sourcing come along to learn what it’s all about. If you are a veteran sourcing professional or recruiter come and meet fellow practitioners. And if you plan on attending www.sourcingsummit.com.au it’s a good chance to meet many of the #SOSU12 speakers who will be coming along.

    Whether you attended the first Sourcing Summit last year, are planning to attend the upcoming event or just wanted to hang out with fellow recruiters and sourcing practitioners, come along. We are also having a lucky draw, giving away a free #SOSU12 ticket.

    #SOSUSocial will be held at the Arthouse Hotel, Syd (Brisbane venue TBA). Register now.

    Location:The ArtHouse Hotel, Sydney
    Date: Thursday, 26 July
    Time: From 5:45 PM
    Cost: Free (Drinks tab will be open for a limited time)

    (p.s: Brisbane #SOSUsocial to be announced soon. Venue might be changed)

    This is the contentment of my Winter

    It’s Winter here in Australia, it’s cold, it’s wet and most of us, apart from the snow bunnies are pretty much over it.  Getting up in the dark, commuting to work in the dark and then, coming home again in the dark.  If you’re in the Northern hemisphere, I don’t want your pity, but it will be our turn soon enough… I’ll wait.

    The bight shining light I’m seeing is that Phil Tusing and his SOSU team have launched another sourcing event.  Something for us mere mortals to look forward to, something to keep those inner fires of building and sharing knowledge burning, fanning those flames with some amazing speakers.  I was lucky enough to be pseudo involved last year (the company I worked with sponsored drinks and my name was the answer to a quiz question, which I think must now make me officially part of it right?), and whilst the learning was great ie speakers etc, the chance to talk off line, to collaborate and to bring those relationships formed on line, through blogs, tweets, LinkedIn groups etc etc (you know what I mean… I hope) into real life.  I mean who would have thought it, some of these people I read from are REAL LIVE PEOPLE! With real life experience!  I felt at home, everyone was happy to chat and some old friends even felt comfortable enough to warn me about my poor hairstyle, which was fashioned from falling asleep on the plane the wrong way (thanks ladies)

    It took me days to process all the information.  Have you checked out the list of speakers here? If you haven’t and you still register you’re in for a great surprise.  Phil has positioned himself right smack bang in the middle of an emerging Sourcing industry here in Australia, I think everyone will struggle to not learn anything!

    This promises to be a conference with enticing discussion points, engaging speakers (Phil may even give me the podium and a microphone for a little while) and the sharing of innovation not seen on our shores before.

    I was talking today to an industry colleague, who told me about how her company sent one of their people to the US to hear Irina Shamaeva speak, I was lucky enough to hear a webinar she ran with Andrea Mitchell some 18 months ago I suppose and was really happy to hear that companies were investing in sending their people all the way to the US to hear her. You could imaging the excitement I felt from my coffee date when I mentioned that Irina or @braingain to many of us was gracing our fair shores in a little under a month.

    I’ve heard that spots are filling up fast.  Will I see you there?  Come and say hi please, I’m a sucker for talking Recruiting…… and sourcing.