iRelaunch Return to Work Conference

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Chicago-area Conference at Northwestern University 
NEW DATE!! November 12, 2020

October 1, 2020 at Columbia University in NYC
Registration opens July 2, 2020

and November 19, 2020 Boston-area Conference at MIT Samberg Conference Center
Registration opens July 30, 2020

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

Open to the public.


"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:



Since we launched our first Return to Work Conference in 2008, nearly 7,500 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


​PLEASE NOTE: Conference registration is intended for Career Relaunchers or Career Transitioners only. If you are interested in attending this Conference and are not a career relauncher or career transitioner -- for example, if you seek to promote services, resources, or opportunities to our Conference audience  -- please do not register. Instead, please contact us for further information at

What To Expect

  • iRelaunch CEO Carol Fishman Cohen's Keynote: “Back on the Career Track: Top Strategies for Returning to Work," continually updated!
  • Special presentations on resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and Interviewing and more - What relaunchers need to know
  • Panel of employers discussing best job search advice for Relaunchers - through both re-entry internships programs and direct hiring
  • Breakout Sessions featuring employers and relaunchers from a range of companies and functional disciplines plus "Assessing Career Options Workshop" - Get clarity on your career goals and figure out exactly what you want to do
  • An opportunity to meet in small groups with relaunchers, sponsor representatives and career coaches to learn, network and get your questions answered
  • 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!


More Information

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2019 Kellogg Conference Sponsors
2019 Stanford Conference Speakers
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2019 NYC Conference Speakers
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Past Participant & Sponsor Feedback



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