iRelaunch Return-to-Work Conference

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Our 21st iRelaunch Return-to-Work Conference will be at Columbia University on October 3, 2017.



Get the most effective return-to-work strategies and career advice.
Make top employer and peer connections...all in one day.


"iRelaunch, a marketplace to connect what it calls “relaunchers” with companies looking to hire more diverse talent, hosts an annual conference that is a go-to in the re-entry space." --- Vogue Magazine

Watch the video! It's about more than our Conference - it captures the essence of relaunching:


WATCH NOW! Practical strategies. Top recruiter connections. Real success stories.

See highlights of our 2016 Return-to-Work Conference (with pictures!) here.


Since we launched our first Return-to-Work Conference in 2008, over 5,400 professionals have joined us for a jam-packed day of expert guidance and concrete direction, and to talk to employers about job opportunities.

Good news. More than 50 percent of attendees relaunched their careers within one year of our conference, most within six months.

Who Should Attend

Any returning professional who:

  • Has taken time off to raise children, care for aging or ill relatives, volunteer, pursue a personal interest, focus on a personal health issue, or other reasons
  • Feels isolated or stuck
  • Is eager to learn proven job-search strategies that work in today’s economy
  • Wants to meet employers interested in hiring relaunchers
  • Is interested in meeting other relaunchers
  • Is ready to start the next phase of her or his career journey

What To Expect

  • iRelaunch CEO Carol Fishman Cohen's Keynote: “Back on the Career Track: Top Strategies for Returning to Work," continually updated!
  • Panel of Employers Discussing Best Job Search Advice for Relaunchers - through both reentry internships programs and direct hiring
  • Breakout Sessions featuring relaunchers capturing the most important moments of their return-to-work experiences:
    • Relaunching in a range of fields and after career breaks ranging from 2 to over 20 years
    • "Assessing Career Options Workshop" - Get clarify on your career goals and figure out exactly what you want to do
  • EMPLOYERS Who Want to Meet and Hire YOU
  • Hundreds of Experienced, Educated Relaunchers Just Like You!
  • A Judgment-Free Zone in Which Employers and Participants are NOT Concerned About Your Career Gap!


You Will Leave With:

  • The beginnings of a personalized return-to-work plan
  • Connections with employers interested in hiring relaunchers
  • Knowledge of the top strategies for your relaunch
  • A network of peer relaunchers
  • Confidence, energy and optimism!
  • And much more!

Sponsors of our 2017 iRelaunch Return-to-Work Conferences

Attendees can network with all of our sponsors and share their resumes with our employer sponsors.

The iRelaunch Return-to-Work Conference at Columbia University (October 3, 2017)


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