EMBARC 2021 HR Innovators Summit by CareerArc, Oct 5-7, 2021

Let’s push boundaries together at the EMBARC 2021 HR Innovators Summit

October 5-7, 2021 | Huntington Beach, CA

A learning and networking experience unlike any other
The EMBARC® HR Innovators Summit presented by CareerArc provides a forum for talent acquisition and employer brand leaders to share and discuss trends, best practices, and innovations in talent acquisition, social recruiting, employer branding, and the future of recruiting with top industry luminaries and practitioners.

Earn while you learn (and sun yourself)
Our previous event qualified for 9 SHRM and 9.75 HRCI recertification credit hours. (View the EMBARC 2019 agenda for a look at previous sessions.)

Meet us at the beach
EMBARC 2021 will be held at the Pasea Hotel & Spa ocean-side resort in Huntington Beach, California just south of Los Angeles.

EMBARC 2019 highlights

What attendees say

Be at the forefront of change in talent acquisition

Stimulating conversation and debate, big ideas merged with hands-on application, and non-stop learning set to the sound of ocean waves crashing and the smell of the sea air

Kickoff party

06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Tanner’s Treehouse Rooftop Lounge
Pasea Hotel & Spa

Let’s kick things off in style! Join us at Tanner’s Treehouse Rooftop Lounge for a view of the ocean as the sun sets, mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres, free-flowing cocktails, excellent conversation with other HR leaders, and awe-inspiring entertainment.

EMBARC 2021 HR Innovators Summit, Tanner's Treehouse at night


8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Pasea Hotel & Spa

This past year has reinforced our need to constantly evolve the way we attract talent. EMBARC is a must-attend event for talent acquisition and employer brand innovators who are pushing the boundaries of recruiting talent. Join us at the beach for interactive sessions, new connections, and lots of practical ideas for attracting talent, building a winning employer brand, dominating social media, and building recruiting programs of the future.

Topics include social media trends and how they affect recruiting, how to leverage social media to advance your DEI initiatives, examples of excellence in employer branding, better storytelling, rethinking talent acquisition in a post-COVID world, an inside look at product innovations, the future of recruitment marketing, and more.

EMBARC 2021 HR Innovators Summit will be held at Pasea Hotel & Spa, pool

Sunset dinner cruise

5:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Newport Beach Harbor

Watch the sunset from a yacht on Newport Beach Harbor just 10 minutes from the Pasea Hotel & Spa. We’ll begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres followed by a plated dinner. We will provide shuttle buses to and from the harbor. Shuttle buses will leave the hotel starting at 5:45 pm. The yacht will leave the harbor at 6:15 pm.

Sunset dinner cruise, EMBARC 2021, Hornblower yacht


8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Pasea Hotel & Spa

The final day of EMBARC will include additional educational sessions related to talent acquisition, employer brand, and social recruiting as well as networking opportunities with other innovators, followed by a farewell lunch overlooking the Pacific.

We’ll also provide instructions for submitting for SHRM and HRCI recertification credit hours.

“The actionable items given in each session are extraordinary—very different than other conferences that tend to give you a lot of theory but don’t really give you practical action and practitioner pieces.”
Deena Brown, John Maxwell Team

EMBARC 2021 HR Innovators Summit will be held at Pasea Hotel & Spa, meeting room
Will we see you at the beach?

Join us on the EMBARC 2021 stage

Previous EMBARC speakers

EMBARC 2019 HR Innovators Summit featured more than 30 speakers – talent acquisition and employer brand thought leaders and practitioners alike – and over 20 sessions, which qualified for SHRM and HRCI recertification credit hours. Check back here for EMBARC 2021 speakers!

EMBARC 2019 HR Innovators Summit speakers

Call for speakers

Join other HR luminaries and practitioners on the EMBARC 2021 stage! We’re looking for talent acquisition and employer brand leaders who wish to share their success stories, trials and tribulations, sparks of innovation, and other insights with fellow thought leaders. If you’d like to present at the EMBARC 2021 HR Innovators Summit, please submit a speaking abstract for consideration by July 15, 2021. We will review submissions on a rolling basis, so we encourage early submissions to improve your chance of acceptance.

Speaking submission: Submit your abstract here
Deadline: July 15, 2021

EMBARC 2021 HR Innovators Summit will be held at Pasea Hotel & Spa

Pasea Hotel & Spa

EMBARC 2021 attendees will experience an ocean-side oasis at the Pasea Hotel & Spa, the perfect backdrop for reimagining the future of recruiting together. Pasea offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Relax in cabanas, lush sofa loungers, swinging chairs, or just take in the sights from the private balcony in every room. CareerArc has negotiated a special discount for guests staying at the hotel: $269 per night (plus taxes and tourism fees). The resort fee is included in the room rate (value of $35 per room, per night), which includes:

  • Access to fitness center
  • Two complimentary bottles of water per guestroom and replenished daily
  • Complimentary wifi throughout resort
  • In-room Keurig machine with daily coffee and tea for two guests
  • Complimentary Pasea Flip Flops
  • Complimentary use of Pasea’s Beach Butler program, including: surfboard storage, beach cruisers, beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels (subject to availability)

How to book your stay

Book your stay here by September 14, 2021 or until the room block is full. If you would prefer to book over the phone, please call Pasea Reservations at 1-866-478-9702 extension “1” for reservations, then extension “2” for group reservations. The group code is ARC0621 or reference “CareerArc – EMBARC HR Innovators Summit.” You must book through the CareerArc EMBARC room block to get the negotiated rate of $269 per night plus taxes and tourism fees. Guests may arrive and stay up to two (2) days before or three (3) days after the conference dates at the pre-negotiated room rates based on availability in the room block. Please book your rooms quickly as the room block will fill up. (Current posted rates for this highly desirable time period are much higher.)

EMBARC 2021 HR Innovators Summit will be held at Pasea Hotel & Spa, lobby
Reserve your spot now

Cancellation policy

Written notice of cancellation must be received by CareeArc no later than September 30, 2021 otherwise you will be responsible for the entire registration fee. In order to receive a full refund of your registration fee (less a $150 administrative fee), written notice of cancellation must be received by September 1, 2021. In order to receive a 50% refund of your registration fee (less a $150 administrative fee), written notice of cancellation must be received by September 30, 2021. Written notice can be provided to embarc@careerarc.com. If CareerArc cancels the event because of reasons related to COVID-19 or converts the event to a virtual event, you will have the option to credit any paid registration fees to future EMBARC events or request a full refund.


Safety for all EMBARC participants is our top priority. CareerArc is closely monitoring COVID-19 and will implement all health and safety measures required by federal, state, and local authorities at the time of the event. In addition, the venue, Pasea Hotel & Spa, is also committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of its guests. (You can read Pasea’s Hospitality and Health Promise here.)

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