Frequently Asked Questions
When is RecFest USA 2023?
When does the event start and finish?
RecFest spans two exciting days!
Weds 13th September: 8.00 am – 8.00 pm
Thurs 14th September: 8.00 am – 4.00 pm.
Where is RecFest US 2023?
RecFest 2023 is held at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, Nashville
Find out more about the venue here.
Who runs RecFest?
RecFest is proudly organised by The Recruitment Events Co., a company that’s passionate about creating dynamic and inclusive events to foster conversations, share insights, and drive innovation in talent acquisition.
To learn about the evolution of RecFest, we invite you to visit our dedicated history page.
Which days can I attend?
All tickets make you eligible to attend both days. There is different content on both days so you will experience something new and exciting. Simply bring your badge with you for quick entry to the second.
How do I buy tickets for RecFest?
How much do tickets cost?
RecFest tickets cost up to $299 but early bird discounts and group discounts may also be available. Check out the current ticket price here.
Can I buy tickets at the door?
No. Tickets can not be purchased at the door. If you are the recipient of a transferred ticket, please ensure you have all the correct information ready to present to the event staff.
I can no longer attend. How do I change ticket details?
You can manage your ticket registration at the bottom of your confirmation email, here you will be able to transfer your ticket.
Reach out to email@example.com if you are having any difficulties with ticket transfers.
I have lost my ticket information. What do I do?
You should have your ticket in your inbox under the subject “You’re coming to RecFest USA!” from the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. You may also have to check your spam folder just in case.
If you can still not find it, please email email@example.com with the subject: Lost RecFest USA Ticket and we’ll be happy to help.
I would like to become a commercial sponsor or partner with RecFest? Who should I contact?
We’re thrilled to hear about your interest in becoming a sponsor or partner for RecFest!
To let us know, please fill out the form provided on our Sponsors Page. Upon receiving your form, our team will promptly get in touch with you to discuss opportunities and the next steps.
Can I post about RecFest on my Linkedin?
Absolutely! Please feel free to post about your experiences, insights, photos, or anything else you find interesting at the event. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #RecFestUSA or tag us when you post. This will allow others to find and engage with your content, and help you to connect with fellow attendees, speakers, and fellow TA enthusiasts around the globe.
Can I speak at RecFest?
We truly appreciate your interest in contributing to RecFest as a speaker, but sadly, our speaking slots for this year have already been filled.
While we can’t accommodate additional speakers for this year’s event, we encourage you to stay connected with us through our website and social media platforms, where we will announce when the speaking slots for 2024 open.
What is the event hashtag?
#recfestusa on Linkedin, Twitter (X), Instagram, TikTok and any other social media
What should I bring?
What should I bring?
We recommend that you bring:
- Your ticket
- Your ID (Challenge 25 in operation)
- Water bottle (to refill at stations)
- Notebook and pen
- Comfy shoes
- Weather protection (e.g. sunscreen or a raincoat depending on the forecast)
- Phone charger bank
For our full recommendations on what to bring to RecFest, check out ‘Our Guide Ultimate Guide to be RecFest Ready!’ here.
What should I wear?
Embrace the festival spirit of RecFest! Our event is all about comfort, connection, and enjoyment, so feel free to dress casually and express your unique style. For a glimpse into the attire of previous attendees, browse through our gallery.
As RecFest takes place in a park setting, we suggest choosing footwear that is both comfortable and practical for outdoor environments. Dress in layers so you can adjust to changes in weather and remember, your comfort is key to a great festival experience.
Want more inspiration or official RecFest branded attire? Don’t forget to check out the RecFest shop for all your outfit needs.
What is the agenda for the day?
Will there be WiFi?
At RecFest, we will not have event-specific WiFi. However, rest assured that the event space enjoys excellent cellular data connectivity. Attendees should find no issues accessing the internet through their mobile network.
Is there a map for RecFest USA 2023?
There will be! We’re in the process of finishing a comprehensive map to help you navigate RecFest USA 2023. This map will be released closer to the event day.
Stay tuned for updates and ensure you have the best possible RecFest experience!
Will there be toilets?
Yes, restrooms will be readily available throughout the site, including accessible units to cater for all attendees’ needs. Closer to the day, you will be able to check the map to see their location.
What counts as a valid ID?
The following forms of identification will be accepted:
- A Passport (Not a photocopy)
- Full Driving Licence or Provisional Licence
- A Proof of Age Card bearing a PASS hologram
- A Ministry of Defence identity card
- A National identity card issued by an EU member state
Can I bring my pet/child to RecFest?
If you believe you have extenuating circumstances that would require you to bring your pet or child to RecFest, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details. We are committed to doing our best to accommodate all of our attendees and will assess each situation on a case-by-case basis.
Will there be a bag check?
Yes, we prioritise the safety and security of all our attendees. Security will be present at entry and will perform random bag checks.
Can I bring a suitcase?
Where possible, we recommend you store your luggage off site.
Should I bring a bag?
We do not recommend bringing any bag that you would mind carrying with you the whole day.
What’s included in my RecFest ticket?
With your RecFest ticket, you’ll gain access to:
- All content, including all stages and exhibitors, across both days.
- The exclusive Day 1 afterparty for networking and enjoyment.
- The official RecFest event app, serving as your digital guide.
Venue & Travel
How do I get there?
There are multiple ways to reach RecFest at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, located at 600 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37243, USA.
Plan your travel here.
Will there be food available?
Yes, we have a variety of local food traders on site for the event. Closer to the day we will release the map so you will be able to find their location.
I have a dietary requirement. Will they be catered for?
We recognise the importance of accommodating a variety of dietary needs, and so we will make every effort to cater to any and all attendee dietary needs.
Will there be drinks available?
We will have multiple bars at RecFest serving drinks, including alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and water. There will also be water-bottle filling stations across the venue as well, so we recommend you bring your own water bottle to reduce plastic waste.
Can I attend RecFest from outside of the USA?
Absolutely! RecFest has always welcomed attendees from all over the world. If you are travelling to the USA from another country specifically to attend RecFest, please remember to check your travel requirements. This may include applying for a visa, booking accommodation and arranging for health insurance that covers you in the USA.
Are there places I can stay nearby?
Absolutely! Nashville boasts a wide range of accommodation options conveniently located near our RecFest USA 2023 venue. Check out our hotels page to see more information about accommodation deals nearby.
Is there anywhere I can store my items at the venue?
We have limited storage available on site, this is on a first come first served basis. Please only bring essential items to the event.
Where can I park?
There are multiple parking lots located close to the venue charging between $10-$25 per day
State of TN: Jackson St between 5th & 6th Ave N (499 feet NE)
State of TN: NE corner of 6th Ave N & Harrison St (565 feet SE)
State Garage: 800 5th Ave N (822 feet E)
State of TN: Harrison St between 6th Ave N & 7th Ave N (841 feet SE)
I have an accessibility requirement? Who should I contact?
Is the event wheelchair/mobility scooter accessible?
RecFest is hosted outdoors at a park location, with a combination of flat grass surfaces and paved walkways. We aim to make the event as inclusive and comfortable as possible for all attendees.
However, everyone’s access needs can differ. If you have specific accessibility concerns or if you think you might need additional support at the event, we encourage you to reach out to us at email@example.com or fill out this form.
Health & Safety
Will first aid be available?
Yes, we have medical assistance available on-site for anyone requiring this. Closer to the day, you will be able to check the map to see their location.
Will there be security?
Yes, there will be security staff placed around the event for your safety.
Will there be a lost & found?
We do not have a dedicated Lost & Found service at RecFest. In case you do misplace something, please reach out to a member of our staff or security team who will do their best to assist you.
Will there be places to refill my water bottle?
Yes, we are happy to confirm that we have water refill stations at the event. We strongly encourage you to bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the day. This not only ensures your comfort but also helps us keep RecFest environmentally friendly by reducing plastic waste.