Today, the field of HR is moving quicker than ever. For HR leaders, there is an increased focus on delivering key business priorities to maintain their organization’s edge in today’s ever-evolving, competitive landscape. They’re also tasked with keeping up with new best practices, trends, and methods for ways of working.

Conferences are an excellent way for HR leaders to learn and make a meaningful impact on their organization. There’s ample opportunity to hear from industry leaders on new strategies, on-the-ground learnings, and priorities from organizations around the country and world.

Below is a list of the top HR conferences and events that can’t be missed. Looking for more? Let us know.

1. CHRO Summits

Dates: Multiple, based on location

Curated by Evanta, a Gartner company, the CHRO Executive Summits are the industry’s only agenda created “by CHROs, for CHROs.” The events are designed to facilitate collaboration across industries and to hone leadership skills through the peer-based sharing of best practices from the leading practitioners and thought leaders in HR today.

2. Health and Benefits Leadership

Dates: April 24–26, 2019

Organized by Human Resource Executive, the Health and Benefits Leadership Conferences is where you’ll gain the foresight you need to create the perfect benefits package for your organization, no matter the industry or size. Industry experts and professionals leading the innovation share their insight on how to keep your programs fresh, competitive, and as unique as your employees. This conference is also home to the nation’s most cutting-edge Health & Benefits Expo for employers.

3. HR Technology Conference & Expo

Dates: October 1–4, 2019

Whether you’re looking to increase your knowledge to buy and effectively implement new HR systems or simply to stay on top of the changing industry, attending HR Tech can help. As the industry’s leading independent event for over 20 years, HR Tech has helped tens of thousands of HR and IT executives leverage technology and secure HR’s role as a pivotal component in their company’s overall success.

4. HR Tech Summit

Dates: June 18–19, 2019

Widely regarded as Canada’s largest independent HR conference, the HR Tech Summit brings together industry leaders and experts to discuss the latest HR technologies, business tools, and strategies that will contribute to your organization’s bottom line. This year’s event will feature keynote presentations, industry panel discussions, a contemporary trade-expo, tech talk & tech demo stage, main stage, interactive workshops, thought-leadership interviews, engaging activities, entertainment and more.

5. HR Transform

Dates: March 26–28, 2019

Known as the conference where “the company of the future begins,” HR Transform brings together the world’s most prominent HR executives and innovators creating the future of work. HR Transform dives deep into how executive level people leaders can bring the future of work into their organizations, from engaging passive candidates to blind hiring, the gamification of HR to making the most out of feedback tools, providing an exemplary candidate experience to building a learning & development platform for global teams, and more.

6. HR World

Dates: November 14–15, 2019

Considered the one-stop, all-bases-covered event for human capital management experience, HR World provides the latest recruiting, compliance, and workforce development tactics for HR leaders. Topics include recruiting and talent acquisition, employment law compliance, and learning and development, among others.

7. Learning and Leadership Development Conference

Dates: September 10–12, 2019

Research shows that poorly trained managers are the most common obstacle to learning and the most common reason for turnover. Hosted by the Human Capital Institute, the Learning and Leadership Development Conference to get the tools and strategies you’ll need to identify, develop, and coach leaders to better engage and retain their teams.

8. North American HR Executive Summit

Dates: January 27–28, 2020

The North American HR Executive Summit brings together the “who’s who” of industry executives, cutting-edge service and solution providers, and media partners from across North America to network, benchmark, share, and learn real-world solutions to universal challenges that face every HR professional in their daily work.

9. SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

Dates: June 23–26, 2019

Hosted by The Society for Human Resource Management, the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is one of the largest events for HR leaders in the world. Over 200 concurrent sessions provide a complete education for HR professionals at every stage of their career, based on the SHRM Competency Model. You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of topics so you can customize the learning you need.

10. WorkHuman Live

Dates: Pending

Tackling challenging topics like #MeToo, workplace equality, barriers to diversity and inclusion, and navigating employee emotions, this is where HR and business leaders come together as a community to educate and inspire one another.

HR leaders must adopt a meaningful, multi-faceted approach to address business priorities like employee engagement, happiness, productivity, attrition, and retention in today’s workforce—starting by analyzing and mitigating the impacts of the commute on their people’s health, happiness, and productivity.



Annie Dreshfield

Annie Dreshfield

Annie Dreshfield is Head of Communications at Scoop, overseeing all external and internal communications, as well as content marketing. In her spare time, you can find her hunting down the best live music, food, and wine San Francisco has to offer, or volunteering for the San Francisco Symphony.

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