RecFest 2022


7 July 2022
Knebworth Park

Join the Celebration

The Largest TA Event On The Planet

On the 7th of July, RecFest is back to reclaim its title as THE Talent Acquisition Event of the year. Be ready for an absolutely stellar line-up of talks from our best-in-class Speakers & industry experts giving their all to the 3,000 knowledge-hungry recruiters seeking to upskill, connect, unwind and network in our uniquely vibrant festival environment at Knebworth Park.

RecFest 2022 will feature a truly unique and immersive program of content covering all areas of talent acquisition & resourcing and, for the first time ever, RecFest will be separated into multiple thematic zones offering different dedicated environments, stages, and activities – there really will be something for everyone.

Finally, it wouldn’t be a RecFest without live music, chill-out areas, entertainment, street food, multiple bars…and the legendary RecFest afterparty.





Daringly Different

RecFest’s unique festival setting makes it the ultimate retreat for in-house recruitment teams to bond and take a breath. With the current hiring landscape, this is your time to reflect, swap war stories and have a sanity check with your fellow industry peers.

At its core, RecFest is a celebration. Talent Acquisition is the beating heart of every organisation and we are shining the spotlight on the rich tapestry of people that make up our industry and enable it to thrive.

Speaker Snapshot

AJ Thomas

AJ Thomas

Head of People Products, the Moonshot Factory (@ Alphabet)

Torin Ellis

Torin Ellis

Principal @ The Torin Ellis Brand

Laura Yeates

Laura Yeates

Head of Graduate Talent, Clifford Chance

Will Dempsey

Will Dempsey

Director, Global Talent Acquisition @ AstraZeneca

Ashten Fizer

Ashten Fizer

Integrated Marketing Manager - Global Diversity @ Meta

Bring your Team to RecFest

If you are planning to bring your team to RecFest, you will be entitled to a group ticket discount. Please fill in the short form below and we will be in contact.

[email protected]

Explore the RecFest Zones

The Leadership Zone

The Early Careers

The Technology Zone

The Brand & Experience Zone


#ExcellenceInTA with EY

#ExcellenceInTA is all about practitioners being able to share something they’re proud of, from innovation to an experience that makes them proud to be a part of the TA world. The future of the industry is in safe hands.

Throughout RecFest 2021, we heard talks from the rising stars of the industry as they aimed to inspire others in short talks which offered guidance and the chance to ask questions on your own challenges. See the talks here.

#ExcellenceinTA is returning to RecFest in 2022! You can apply to take part with the form below!

Start Planning Today

RecFest offers an attendee experience as you’ve never seen before. With unique networking opportunities, top quality content, immersive activities, and a legendary afterparty, these are just only some of the reasons why you should attend RecFest 2022.


Learn from the best! At RecFest you can expect to see the top quality content from the TA industry’s thought leaders and brightest minds. Covering all of the contemporary topics that recruiters are faced with in the new world work, there is no event better to stay ahead of the curve.


Meet your tribe, both old and new! Being the largest TA event of the summer, RecFest is the ultimate destination to network with your fellow Talent Acquisition peers.


The main question on every recruiters mind as they enter RecFest… what should I do first?! From team building to problem solving, RecFest promises a wide range of immersive activities to sink your teeth into.


Among the valuable learning and unrivalled networking, RecFest is also the place for Recruiters to have a well deserved break and have FUN! We have thrilling live entertainment, music and of course, RecFest wouldn’t be complete without its legendary afterparty!


What attendees said...

“I don’t know how many conferences and events I’ve been to in my career but I’m guessing it must run into many hundreds now, RecFest was the best recruitment event I’ve ever been to anywhere in the world by a long long way.”

– Matt Alder @ The Recruiting Future Podcast

What attendees said...

“If you want to get your / your teams passion for recruitment back up to the max then I couldn’t recommend #recfest any more. Loved the event!”

– Toby Culshaw @ Amazon

What attendees said...

“Our first RecFest and it won’t be our last! This is for anyone who works in Recruitment/HR and is a great way to learn from experienced speakers, meet interesting people plus get lots of freebies”

– Beth Thompson @ Direction Law

Headline Partners