Lagunas, Kelleher, and Karsh to Keynote SilkRoad Connections User Conference, June 7-10 in Orlando, Florida

May 5, 2015

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Talent Management Solution Leader to Announce “Golden Portal Award” for Best Achievement in New Hire Onboarding

CHICAGO, IL – May 5, 2015 – SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, today announced the keynote speaker lineup for Connections 2015, SilkRoad’s annual global user event, which includes authors Brad Karsh and Bob Kelleher, and well-known analyst Kyle Lagunas. Along with 30+ HRCI credit approved sessions, product knowledge sessions, and networking events at the Hilton Bonnet Creek event, SilkRoad will award the first ever “Golden Portal” for achievement in new hire onboarding portal design. Visit for details.

Connections 2015 will also feature The Golden Portal Awards, which will be broadcast live via webcast! Employer branding experts, including Kyle Lagunas of Brandon Hall Group, will select the best company onboarding site and provide actionable insight on how attendees can enhance their own employer brand and leverage the entire new hire onboarding process for employee and organization success. To learn more and to register for the live webcast visit:

“This year’s user conference will prove to be a valuable experience for SilkRoad customers of every experience level and interest,” said John Shackleton, President and CEO of SilkRoad. “Connections 2015 brings together valuable resources so that attendees can engage product experts, share experiences and knowledge, and return to their organizations with new ideas and new ways to leverage SilkRoad as a talent management partner.”

Conference Highlights

  • Keynote Speakers: Brad Karsh, Bob Kelleher, and Kyle Lagunas
  • Over 30 HRCI credit approved sessions covering Industry Insights and Strategy & Trends
  • User success stories and case studies
  • Beginner thru Advanced product training and product topic sessions
  • Knowledge Lab providing access to SilkRoad experts
  • Golden Portal Awards for best onboarding site
  • Partner Pavilion with over a dozen SilkRoad partners
  • And networking events, activities, and much more!


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