The 2022 URx Leaders Summit Registration Open!

December 8-9, 2022 | San Francisco Bay Area

Leaders Summit

A Curated Event for University & Emerging Talent Recruiting Leaders

December 8-9, 2022 | San Francisco Bay Area

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Bringing our community together in person and virtually is a core part of how we add value for our members. URx Leaders Summit is an exclusive event for members of the early talent recruiting ecosystem who lead University & Emerging Talent Recruiting teams and our Partner Organizations. The program also features thought leadership from Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Universities, Career Development, & Talent Development.

Unique Focus.

New Perspectives.

Fresh Ideas.


All Times Pacific Standard Time

We will kickoff the summit with a welcome reception the evening of Wednesday, December 7. 

Thursday, December 8, 2022

  • Check In & Breakfast 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Welcome Remarks 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    Char Delapena, Executive Director - URx

  • Owning your influence as a TA Leader 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Discussions Groups 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Securing Appropriate Resources for DEI Goals 11:35 AM - 12:25 PM
  • Lunch 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Workshop: Organizational Design 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Case Study: UR Leadership in DEI 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

    An in depth look at challenges (and solutions) faced by UR Leaders tasked with driving DEI within their organizations.

  • Professional Development Workshop 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

    Leading through change.

  • Cocktail Hour 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Dinner 6:00 PM

Friday, December 9, 2022

  • Breakfast 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Day 1 Reflection & Highlights 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

    Char Delapena, Executive Director - URx

  • Navigating Life as an Emerging Talent Leader 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

    Leading UR & Emerging Talent teams is hard. UR is the one recruiting function that requires expertise across all facets of talent acquisition, developing a brand for your program, creating efficient processes and operations, educating the business, capacity management of your team, sourcing strategies, xfn partnership with HR, Legal & Marketing to name a few. Coupled with the fact that you are the only one on the senior recruiting team that focuses on this, this is a job that has its share of hardships and can be isolating within your company. People in our profession are drawn to the meaningful impact we can have on our companies and society at large. Oftentimes being the engine that drives DEI at our companies. That said, this impact comes with sacrifices — constantly shifting headcount, inadequate budgets & staffing, choosing between exciting vs. stable opportunities, and everything in between. This panel of leaders will discuss their unique experienced any how they have navigated their journeys. Come join us for a candid, open conversation about life as a UR Leader.

  • Creating a Data Driven Narrative 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Products & Tools: Identifying the necessary from the luxury 11:30 AM - 1215 PM

    An in depth look at the marketplace of tools available for UR Leaders. On this panel we will explore the options across all aspects of a program and how to identify the needs vs wants of your program

  • Lunch 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Case Study 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Social Activities 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

    Choose between 3 fun social activities including a private tour of the winery w/ tasting.

  • Closing Remarks 3:00 PM

Featured Speakers

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Corey Twitty

Director, Global Emerging Talent, Netflix


Char Delapena

Executive Director, URx
Head of Emerging Talent Gem

Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers

Founder & CEO, RippleMatch

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Farouk Dey

Founding Vice Provost, Integrative Learning & Life Design, Johns Hopkins University


Leo Cortez

Global Head of University Recruiting, HubSpot


Wahab Owolabi

Founder, OneReq & URx

Have a unique perspective or fresh idea? Submit a proposal to speak, or interest in facilitating a discussion.

Simply put. We Produce Special Events. 

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to experience an enriching offsite with your executive peers in University & Emerging Talent recruiting Leadership this is the event for you. 

We have secured the perfect space for  our exclusive group of 100 curated attendees to connect, learn, and grow together. This is an experience you do not want to miss.  


Thomas Fogarty Wine & Vineyards



Past OneReq Event Attendees

With a full focus on building the best experience possible, our conferences give you a way to grow  your network, develop professionally and engage with the community.


URx Leaders Summit will take place December 8- 9, 2023 in person at Thomas Fogarty Wine & Vineyard.


Thomas Fogarty Wine & Vineyards


Perched 2,000 feet above Silicon Valley with awe inspiring views spanning the bay, surrounded by vineyards that seem to stretch for miles; Thomas Fogarty Winery is an intimate, elegant and relaxed setting for memorable events.


San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Distance From Venue: 32.8  Miles

San Jose International Airport (SJC)

Distance From Venue: 34  Miles

Oakland International Airport (OAK)

Distance From Venue: 52  Miles





If you are interested in facilitating a workshop or leading a roundtable discussion submit a topic or proposal. The deadline for submissions to be considered is October 15th. Speakers will be notified by, November 15th.

Accepted sessions and facilitators will be notified by November 15.

You are eligible to attend the summit if you;

  • lead an entire University & Emerging Talent Recruiting Function or Organization for your company
  • lead a large University & Emerging Talent Recruiting Program within your company, managing a team > 3.
  • are the final decision maker for UR or the most senior member of your companies recruiting team focused on UR
  • you are nominated by a UR Leader to represent your team

Register as the leader of your UR/Early Talent function and in the registration form indicate the name, email and title of who will be attending as your proxy.

You must be fully-vaccinated for entry. Boosters are strongly recommended as well. Local regulations could change to require this in the future. Vaccination check will happen before you are allowed to enter the event. Masks are not required. We will communicate any changes to this policy or specific local/venue specific requirements as we get closer to the event to ensure everyone understands the health requirements for attendance.