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Bersin & Associates Announces First-ever Call for Presentations for Its Sixth Annual IMPACT 2013: The Business of Talent™ Executive Research Conference for HR, Learning and Talent

IMPACT 2013 Conference Topics to Focus on Business Growth, Agility and Analytics

Oakland, CA – August 15, 2012 -- Bersin & Associates, the leading provider of membership programs that deliver research-based best practices in HR, talent and learning, today announced its first-ever call for presentations at IMPACT 2013: The Business of Talent™, the industry’s premier research-based executive conference for HR, learning and talent leaders and their teams.

Bersin & Associates’ sixth annual conference takes place April 22-25 in a new larger venue – Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The deadline for submitting speaker presentations is Monday, September 17.

“IMPACT attracts powerful speakers and attendees from many of the world’s largest organizations who share the stage with our analysts,” said Josh Bersin, chief executive and president, Bersin & Associates.  “We anticipate that this year’s conference will be the biggest ever as we open our first-ever call for presentations and expand the number of conference tracks from three to four at the new venue. Leading HR, talent and learning executives interested in sharing their recent initiatives, success stories, ideas and experiences with other global corporate leaders should submit their ideas online at”  

The four conference tracks for IMPACT 2013: The Business of Talent™ include:

  • Attract and Retain for Growth
  • Manage and Lead for Results
  • Develop and Optimize for Tomorrow
  • Predict and Plan for Agility

Michele Golden, Vice President, Talent Management at Turner Broadcasting System, is among previous presenters who attest to the power of sharing their insights at IMPACT.

“Bersin & Associates’ IMPACT provides a stellar forum in which to share successes, best practices and case studies with high-caliber HR, talent and learning peers representing many of the world’s leading Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies,” Golden said.

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About Bersin & Associates

Bersin & Associates is an award-winning provider of proven people strategies that leaders and their organizations need to deliver exceptional business performance. Our WhatWorks® research membership gives Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 HR professionals the research-based information and tools they need to drive bottom-line impact for their organizations. 

Members use our insights and tools to design and implement best practice solutions, benchmark against others, and select and implement systems. A piece of Bersin & Associates research is downloaded every minute during the business day. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide use our research and consulting to guide their HR, talent and learning strategies.