BREAKING NEWS: ERE Acquires SourceCon

Many of you may have been wondering about The Source as of late – we haven’t posted much this summer, and there is a very good reason for this! Moments ago, ERE released a statement that they have acquired SourceCon, which you know is the umbrella under which The Source Newsletter is released. Here is that release from the ERE site:

I’m proud to announce that ERE Media has acquired SourceCon, the only live, in-person event for sourcing professionals in the world.

SourceCon is unique. It brings together the best minds in the sourcing profession to focus on minute intricacies of the art like no other event in existence.

I was at the first SourceCon, and remember being impressed by the vibe. There was an excitement in the air of a community coming together face-to-face for the first time. Several people came up to me unsolicited and told me how amazing it felt to finally be in a place where there were other sourcers “just like me.”

Since the current recession began, there has been talk of the death of sourcing. I disagree, and now ERE is putting its money where its mouth is.

So what does this mean?

For sourcers, this means that SourceCon is back, plain and simple! I and the ERE team respect the grassroots nature of the Sourcing community, and as we grow the event, we will do it in a way that respects the distinct (and quirky) ethos of the community.

For Leslie, SourceCon’s Founder, this is the result of years of her hard work building SourceCon into an amazing event. I and the ERE team will do our best to run the event as she has done, and hope to have her continued involvement for a long, long time.

As for us, SourceCon represents what ERE is all about — extending deeper into the talent acquisition community with another event that helps us to educate the profession.

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We’ll be announcing the dates for the next SourceCon shortly, but if you can’t wait for your SourceCon goodness, check out The Source newsletter.

We couldn’t be more excited about this! Being a part of the ERE team is huge – and though we’ll no longer be working under the direct tutelage of Leslie O’Connor, I know she’ll still be involved and quite interested to see where things lead.

That being said, The Source will still be published as its own blog/newsletter. You will still find us here at www.thesourcenewsletter.com and as always, we are eager to get contributions from the community for great content.

We are looking forward to being part of ERE’s family and joining the ranks of folks who put out excellent content through ERE, The Fordyce Letter, and the Journal of Corporate Recruiting Leadership.

Stay tuned to ERE and here as well for more info on SourceCon 2010!

Amybeth Quinn began her career in sourcing working within the agency world as an Internet Researcher. Since 2002, she has worked in both agency and corporate sourcing and recruiting roles as both individual contributor and manager, and also served previously as the editor of The Fordyce Letter, FordyceLetter.com and SourceCon.com, with ERE Media. These days she's working on some super cool market intelligence and data analytics projects. You can connect with her on Twitter at @researchgoddess.

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