23 - 24 November 2021

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Motivate Attendance Letter
About the conference
The SAGEA 2021 Conference will connect you to colleagues who are committed to the attraction, recruitment, development, and retention of young talent as employers, institutions of higher learning or solution providers.

Our team will ensure that you have opportunities to focus on issues impacting the recruitment and development of young talent – by learning from experts, discovering how they have dealt with the impact of Covid-19 and how they are treading the path towards a new normal. You will gain insight into the solutions and methods which can be used to handle common challenges experienced by graduate employers at this time. Using a combination of keynote speakers new and emerging insights and practical case studies, the format of the Conference will encourage sharing of information, feedback, and debate.
Attendance Options and Venue Details
Due to Covid-19 we are offering flexible attendance options for this year’s conference – we will be in a position to adapt to any government changes to Covid-Levels and/or protocols.

Attendance options will be as follows:

  • In-person attendance, with accommodation (see venue details, below).
  • In-person attendance, without accommodation
  • Virtual attendance via livestreaming

Our in-person venue is the African Pride Irene Country Lodge, centrally located between Johannesburg and Pretoria, and a mere 25 minute drive from OR Tambo International Airport.

With lakeside views that rival most paintings, African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection is a luxury upmarket hotel with spacious, luxury accommodations, dining, conference, function and wedding venues, and a spa. Winding down the oak-lined lane where cows graze in green pastures, you will arrive at a haven of peace and tranquility in the hub of South Africa’s economic heartland.

Note: should there be a significant increase in Covid-19 infections brought about through the Fourth Wave, we will consider postponement to Feb 2022.

  • Dion Chang

    Dion Chang will make you think differently. He is a strategic thinker, keynote speaker, a walking ideas bank and professional cage rattler. Read more

  • Richard Mulholland

    Richard Mulholland understands presentation narrative and delivery through three key perspectives. Read more

  • Zanele Njapha

    Zanele, or as her clients call her ‘The UnLearning Lady’, is an international Transitions Facilitator and Future of Work Speaker, helping companies navigate organisational changes and step confidently into the new world of work. Read more

Who should attend the SAGEA Conference?

If you are involved in any aspect of the graduate recruitment and development lifecycle or have any of the following job titles, this Conference is just for you:

  • Graduate Recruitment Consultant
  • Graduate Programme Manager
  • Early Careers Consultant
  • Career Centre Co-Ordinator or Manager
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist or Manager
  • Talent Officer
  • HR Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • HR Business Partner
  • Learning Development Specialist
  • Human Capital Manager
  • Human Capital Partner
Important Dates

Wednesday 01 September 2021: Conference bookings open

Friday 22 October 2021:
Early bird offers expire

Friday 12 November 2021:
Conference bookings close

Tuesday 23 November 2021:
Conference, Day One: 10h30-16h00

Wednesday 24 November 2021:
Conference, Day Two: 09h00-16h00

Conference agenda
Themes to be addressed at the 2021 Conference
Feedback from our 2019 Conference
"Excellent conference overall."
“Without a doubt, this was an outstanding conference. Also, the management of every detail was superior. Well done!”
“Thank you SAGEA team for such an amazing and informative conference, I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much.”
“This was my first SAGEA Conference, it exceeded my expectations."
2021 SAGEA Conference: FAQ's