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HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show

  • January 22-24, 2020
  • Toronto, Canada
  • $164 - $1,716

"The HRPA Annual Conference & Trade Show brings together the people and companies redefining human resources to offer the industry’s boldest and brightest ideas, innovations, solutions, tools, resources and best practices. Featuring 8 world-renowned keynote speakers, 75+ HR professional development sessions, tons of networking opportunities, and over 250 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge HR products and services, the HRPA2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show is Canada’s most influential event for HR leaders & professionals who want to stay ahead of the curve."

Host: Human Resources Professionals Association

Who Should Attend: "HR leaders & professionals who want to stay ahead of the curve."

What's Covered: Get the fresh insights & big ideas you need to keep your organization competitive. Uncover the intel that will help you predict the future and respond to changing workforces, markets and cultures. Learn new skills, strategies and best practices to conquer the most pressing issues and trends affecting the future of HR and the workplace: skills gaps, demographic shifts, evolving data insights, increased workplace diversity, the expanding role of AI, the impact of technology, the challenge of attracting and retaining top talent, and much more.

Dining: Breakfast and lunch provided.

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Social Recruiting Strategies Conference

  • January 28-30, 2020
  • San Francisco, CA
  • $1,395 - $2,090

"For nearly a decade, SRSC has continued to help talent acquisition & HR executives and leaders leverage emerging recruiting practices, offering the latest in global recruiting trends, recruitment marketing, candidate engagement, tools and technology."

Host: SRSC

Who Should Attend: "Recruiters and talent acquisition professionals."

What's Covered: "Attendees and speakers from SRSC will network and engage with attendees from EBrandCon and Talent Sourcing Strategies Summit over the course of the week. The events offer shared keynotes, networking luncheons, receptions and a unique attendee experience on the TA Week exhibitor floor."

Dining: Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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HR West 2020

  • March 9-11, 2020
  • Oakland, CA
  • $797 - $1,642

"The HR West conference is where you go to find out What’s Next. Convening annually for 35 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, the event takes place in the most innovative place on earth—home to the world’s leading-edge companies. Practicing HR here requires skills beyond the ordinary, and a level of sophistication not found in other parts of the world. How will you meet the challenges of globalization as it scatters your workforce worldwide? Are you prepared to keep up with the latest hi-tech boom? React to ever-evolving definitions of work? And all the while, maintain a human touch? After all, isn’t that what our job is all about…people?"


Who Should Attend: "HR professionals who are looking for skills to face the most challenging issues in HR."

What's Covered: "Discover techniques for staying relevant and increasing efficiencies, but doing it with a heart. You’ll meet others like you and have a chance to learn from the best. Because nowhere else on earth can you gather this kind of talent, this level of expertise…the best are at HR West!"

Dining: Lunch will be provided.

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Next Practices Now

  • March 23-26, 2020
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • $2495 - $2995

"i4cp's Next Practices Now Conference is the top-rated human capital event of the year, and for good reason: it is focused on next practices in HR--cutting-edge approaches that impact market performance but that few companies are using."

Host: i4cp

Who Should Attend: "Designed for senior HR, talent, learning, and other business leaders - and closed to vendors and consultants."

What's Covered: "The i4cp Next Practices Now Conference offers superior networking and thought leadership so you can better understand and address the critical HR and workforce issues facing your organization."

Dining: Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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ATD 2020 International Conference & Exposition

  • May 17-20, 2020
  • Denver, CO
  • $1,495 - $1,695

"As a talent development professional, you're passionate about ensuring that your workforce is prepared to face the demands of today’s ever-changing business environment. The ATD 2020 International Conference & Exposition will provide you with the knowledge, strategies, and solutions you need to effectively attract, develop, and retain top talent. "

Host: ATD

Who Should Attend: "Designed for senior HR, talent, learning, and other business leaders."

What's Covered: "You’ll gain insights into the latest trends, best practices, and new solutions for designing, delivering, implementing, and measuring learning programs. ATD 2020 covers all industry subjects, and provides in-depth guidance for what you need to know now to be successful. Come away with an outlook of what the future holds, and be prepared to address new challenges."

Dining: Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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2020 California HR Conference

  • August 30 - September 2, 2020
  • Long Beach, CA
  • $849 - $1,099

"Join 2,700 HR professionals at California’s largest HR conference where you’ll be inspired by real stories, learn from experts who understand the nuances you face day-to-day, build meaningful relationships over unique experiences, and be equipped to tackle emerging workplace issues, define your personal & organizational goals, and grow in your HR leadership."

Host: ATD

Who Should Attend: "Designed for senior HR, talent, learning, and other business leaders."

What's Covered: "As an HR professional, you are your organization’s first line of defense against litigation and workplace disputes, a manager of both risk and talent acquisition, a compliance aficionado and so much more. At the 2020 California HR Conference, you’ll discover everything you need to excel in your multifaceted role, navigate California’s notoriously complex regulations and elevate your position in your organization.."

Dining: Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Talent Management Conference and Exposition

  • April 8-10, 2019
  • Nashville, TN
  • $1,130 - $1,890

This conference is designed to help your organization keep up with industry trends so you maintain your competitive advantage. With more than 1400 people attending the conference and over 80 sessions to listen to and learn from, there’s something for everyone.

Host: Society for Human Resource Management

Who Should Attend: This conference focuses on those that work in talent acquisition and management industries including HR Managers, recruiters and generalists in the HR field. Those working towards their SHRM certification or recertification can also get professional development credits by attending.

What's Covered: This year’s conference will feature over 100 different companies as well as seminars with titles like, “Top Recruiting Challenges and Trends Revealed,” “Creating Your Organization’s Strategy,” and “Recruiting Isn’t Strategic. But Hiring Is.”

Dining: The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center offers a variety of dining options on-site so you don’t have to worry about running out to grab a bite if you want a break.

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ERE Recruiting Conference

  • April 22-24, 2019
  • San Diego, CA
  • $995 - $1,595

“Recruiting in a Candidate-Driven Market”

Host: Society for Human Resource Management

Who Should Attend: This conference is ideal for talent acquisition professionals and most of the attendees are in management as Directors, Managers, or VPs in their respective companies.

What's Covered: This HR recruiting conference covers a wide range of topics from how to lead acquisition and recruitment teams, improving interview processes, working with and improving hiring managers, diversity, onboarding, selecting candidates, and more. Speakers will cover topics such as “100 Trick to Appear Smart in Talent Acquisition” and “Building a Best-in-Campus Recruitment Strategy for Your Company.” There’s also various roundtable discussions and even yoga in the morning for those who are interested.

Dining: This year’s event will be held at the Marriott Marquis which is located near restaurants like Puesto, serving fresh Mexican fare, Cowboy Star Restaurant and Butcher Shop, with top-quality meat, and Ironside Fish & Oyster with fresh seafood.

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World at Work 2019 Rewards and Compensation Conference

  • May 6-8, 2019
  • Orlando, FL
  • $1,795 - $2,495

“This is your once-a-year, content-rich, in-person opportunity to help put your organization at the forefront of all things comp and total rewards while boosting your career. What could be better than that?”

Host: World at Work

Who Should Attend: It’s the who’s who of comp and total rewards. 1,400+ professionals at all levels – from seasoned executives to mid-level managers to emerging professionals – who work in HR, total rewards, compensation, executive compensation, sales compensation, workforce experience and benefits.

What's Covered: It’s not just the exceptional speakers. Or the inspiring content. Or the invaluable networking. It’s all of it and more.

Dining: Located in Orlando, there are many restaurants available with various types of cuisine. The event also boasts a great cocktail night with cocktails, food, and dancing.

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ATD 2019 International Conference and Exposition

  • May 19-22
  • Washington D.C.
  • $1,495 - $2,500

The motto for this huge convention is “Help others reach their full potential by reaching yours.”

Host: Association for Talent Development

Who Should Attend: This 4-day conference boasts over 10,000 attendees, more than 400 speakers, and over 300 sessions to choose from. Individuals looking to improve the delivery, strategy, management, and design of HR programs will enjoy attending the various sessions offered here.

What's Covered: This year’s conference covers topics on career development, instructional design, learning technologies, management, training delivery, and more. Not to mention, the opening keynote speaker is Oprah Winfrey.

Dining: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is located in the heart of Washington D.C. where there are endless dining options within walking distance.

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SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

  • June 23-26
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • $1,490 - $2,370

“Internationally renowned speakers that offer fresh points of view and inspiring stories that can help shift your perspectives and deepen your understanding of leadership, motivation, and success.”

Host: Society for Human Resource Management

Who Should Attend: Over 200 concurrent sessions provide ample learning opportunities for any professionals in the HR industry. As an attendee, you are sure to leave with some new tools at your disposal, as well as an enhanced perspective on HR industry solutions.

What's Covered: The 2019 conference will cover topics ranging from Business & HR Strategy, Talent Management, Global HR, HR Compliance, and more. Keynote speakers this year include Adam Grant and Oscar Munoz. More details for the full 2019 program are coming soon, so check back for updates!

Dining: The Las Vegas Convention Center is conveniently located in downtown Las Vegas. Dining options are plentiful in the area and are easy to reach.

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World at Work Executive Compensation Forum

  • July 28-30, 2019
  • Denver, CO
  • $2,495 - $2,895

Given today’s rapidly-changing compensation climate, no matter how much you think you know about executive compensation, there are always several more layers to uncover.

Host: World at Work

Who Should Attend: Join an intimate group of senior leaders this July to explore executive compensation design, performance measurement, governance, data and analytics, and how to prepare for the future of the compensation committee.

What's Covered: This two-day conference covers everything from Performance Measurement to designing LTI plans.

Dining: Located in Denver, you’ll have plenty of options for delicious meals around the city.

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World at Work Spotlight on Sales Comp

  • August 19-21, 2019
  • Chicago, IL
  • $995 - $1,395

For three days this August, Spotlight on Sales Compensation is THE place to be for all things sales compensation, maximize your sales comp ROI in a changing business world, motivate tomorrow’s sales force, connect with amazing thinkers, researchers and practitioners, network with 100s of your peers.

Host: World at Work

Who Should Attend: From their review page, “For those focused on Sales Compensation, this event has no equal. It is easily the best way to enhance your sales comp knowledge, talk to consultants and solution providers, and stay on top of new developments in the field. The time and financial investments you will make will pay immediate dividends back at the office.”

What's Covered: TBA

Dining: Chicago is known for its many restaurants and delicious “foodie” haunts. Getting a tasty meal will be easy and the options are plenty.

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California HR Conference

  • August 19-21, 2019
  • Long Beach, CA
  • $375 - $949

“We offer a unique experience committed to your understanding of the trends and laws affecting the future of your business, to opportunities for purposeful networking, and to connecting HR communities.”

Host: Professionals In Human Resources Association

Who Should Attend: HR professionals who want to learn more about leadership, employment law and legislation, strategic management, and global HR will find excellent resources they can use at the California HR Conference.

What's Covered: Attendees can learn various topics ranging from cutting-edge HR strategies, professional development, employment law, nonprofit HR, as well as changing regulations and laws to keep your office in compliance.

Dining: The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center right in the heart of excellent dining and sightseeing options. Check out George’s Greek Cafe for inexpensive yet delicious Greek food or Under the Sun for healthy raw eating.

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HR Florida Conference and Expo

  • August 25-28, 2019
  • Orlando, FL
  • $800 - $1,449

3 days, 133 sessions, 2,000 attendees, and 300 sponsors and exhibitors contribute to this incredible comprehensive conference for HR professionals.

Host: HR Florida State Council

Who Should Attend: HR professionals from every industry can learn how to master their field as well as earn credit towards the HR Certification Institute and SHRM certification.

What's Covered: Master’s session, pre-conference activities, and keynote speakers are the highlights of this conference. 2019 keynote speakers include Shaun White, Derreck Kayongo, and Kris Boesch. More details on the conference are coming soon, so stay tuned.

Dining: The Gaylord Palms Resort has a number of dining options onsite for those who don’t want to travel too far for food.

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Texas SHRM Global HR Conference

  • September 11, 2019
  • Houston, TX
  • $250 - $375

The Texas SHRM Global HR Conferences will cover challenges, risks, and opportunities in the HR profession.

Host: Texas SHRM

Who Should Attend: This conference is for HR professionals interested in HR innovations.

What's Covered: A one-day conference that covers changing practices in HR. They are currently accepting speaker submission for their 2019 conference.

Dining: Houston is a great city for a variety of dining options conference attendees can enjoy during their stay.

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2019 Ohio HR Conference

  • September 18-20, 2019
  • Columbus, OH
  • $449 - 649

Learn, network, and have fun learning more about “all things HR.”

Host: Ohio SHRM State Council

Who Should Attend: HR professionals, attorneys, individuals looking to expand their network, students, and anyone interested in learning more from HR professionals.

What's Covered: TBA

Dining: Columbus has many dining options. Choose from up-and-coming restaurants or other fantastic eats in this city.

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IPMA-HR International Training Conference

  • September 22-25, 2019
  • Miami, FL
  • TBA

“IPMA-HR is your resource for comprehensive and timely HR industry news, jobs, policies, resources, education, and professional development opportunities.”

Host: International Public Management Association for Human Resources

Who Should Attend: IPMA HR has been serving HR professionals since 1906 and its conference and expo appeal to all levels of human resource professionals.

What's Covered: TBA

Dining: The Hyatt Regency is located in an excellent area for the best dining in Miami. Restaurants like Zuma Miami, CVI.CHE, and the Capital are only a few of the delicious options available.

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ASHHRA Annual Conference and Exposition

  • September 21-24, 2019
  • Chicago, IL
  • $850 - $1345

An HR conference dedicated specifically to human resources in the healthcare industry. Attendees are able to take advantage of general sessions, and breakout sessions on healthcare specific topics as well as opportunities to connect with other professionals in the industry.


Who Should Attend: Human resource professionals in the healthcare industry and their business partners.

What's Covered: “Inspiring general sessions and breakout sessions feature healthcare specific topics you won’t find at other HR conferences.” Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about different solutions, services, and products that are available.

Dining: The Windy City has some of the best dining in America. If you’re craving a Chicago staple—the deep dish pizza—head over to Pequod’s Pizza, or satisfy your fried chicken cravings with Honey Butter Fried Chicken. Whatever you choose you can’t go wrong.

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Talent Connect

  • September 25-27, 2019
  • Dallas, TX
  • $1,395

“Talent Connect is a three-day event that will elevate and inspire you to reimagine not just your future, but the future of your company.”

Host: LinkedIn

Who Should Attend: Recruiters and HR professionals will benefit from learning from top industry leaders, influencers, and innovators in talent acquisition.

What's Covered: TBA

Dining: Dallas is a hub of fine dining ranging from good ol’ Southern BBQ to international cuisines. There’s something for everyone.

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HR Technology Conference & Expo

  • October 1-4, 2019
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • $1695 - $2195

The HR Technology Conference & Exposition is the world’s largest HR tech expo, provides a comprehensive overview of the technology available to HR departments, and boasts tens of thousands of attendees.

Host: LRP Publications, Human Resource Executive

Who Should Attend: HR professionals who are interested in leveraging technology to exceed employer expectations, increase their knowledge in the industry, implement new HR systems, and achieve organizational success.

What's Covered: Topics and Keynote speakers are pending. If you’re interested in speaking at this year’s conference you can submit a presentation proposal. The proposal deadline is December 28, 2018, so get yours in today.

Dining: Las Vegas is a mecca of delicious dining and any foodie can find something to satisfy their needs. The Venetian alone boasts over a dozen restaurants, so you can grab a bite, without ever leaving your hotel.

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CUPA-HR Annual Conference 2019

  • October 20-22, 2019
  • Aurora, CO
  • $710 - $1,085

“CUPA-HR conferences and symposiums are where higher ed HR professionals and industry experts connect, share ideas and solve problems together.”


Who Should Attend: Human resource professionals working in higher education.

What's Covered: In addition to concurrent sessions, keynotes, and pre-conference workshops, this conference also features “super sessions” and “micro sessions.” 2019 Speakers, TBA.

Dining: The Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center boasts 7 different restaurants or cafes where you can grab a quick bite. If you want something a bit different Denver offers endless dining options to choose from.

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CWC 2019 Compliance Conference

  • October 23-25, 2019
  • Nashville, TN
  • $825 - $950

A conference to help HR professionals find “practical solutions to everyday workplace challenges.”

Host: The Center for Workplace Compliance

Who Should Attend: This conference is specially reserved for members of the Center for Workplace Compliance. Membership registration is available on their website.

What's Covered: The conference features small networking sessions as well as information on best practices, inclusion, diversity, and federal policy updates.

Dining: You can’t go wrong with the many dining options available in this amazing city.

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The HR Southwest Conference

  • October 27-30, 2019
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • $279 - $1,199

“The HR Southwest Conference (HRSWC)…is recognized today as the largest regional human resources event in the United States. The conference offers educational sessions, nationally renowned keynote speakers and a Marketplace of 200+ solution and service providers.” The conference boasts over 2,500 attendees, sponsors, and speakers each year.

Host: DallasHR

Who Should Attend: HR professionals interested in networking with 2,000+ attendees, exploring HR’s strategic role in their organization, learning about the challenges and opportunities surrounding the future of HR, keeping up with current industry topics, and discovering new solutions to solve problems in the industry, and streamline efforts.

What's Covered: TBA. This conference features educational sessions, keynote speakers, networking events, and re-certification through SHRM.

Dining: Fort Worth is a sizable city with some incredible dining options. Enjoy traditional BBQ at the Woodshed Smokehouse or choose from a variety of restaurants in the Fort Worth area that cater to your specific tastes.

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HR Comply

  • November 14-15, 2019
  • Nashville, TN
  • $999 - $1,597

“HR Comply (formerly the Advanced Employment Issues Symposium) is the nation’s leading human capital management conference for HR professionals, executives, and in-house counsel.” HR Comply focuses on best practices and breaking updates in the HR industry.ry.

Host: Business and Legal Resources

Who Should Attend: Human resource professionals, executives, VPs, presidents, CEOs, business owners, and directors that want to stay on top of employment law.

What's Covered: This year’s conference features updates on DOL regulations, HR best practices for recordkeeping, recruiting and hiring pitfalls, talent development, and more.

Dining: Known for spicy chicken and delicious southern fare, Nashville is a great city for foodies to grab a bite in between conference sessions.

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2019 Strategic HR Forum

  • October 27-29, 2019
  • Boston, MA
  • $2,095 - $3,790

“At the Strategic HR Forum: Leading Through Disruption, we will explore the critical role HR leaders play in creating a competitive advantage by finding value within the disruptive layers of the business environment.”

Host: SHRM Executive Network HR People & Strategy

Who Should Attend: “This program is intended for senior HR leaders with 15+ years of HR experience who are responsible for planning the strategic direction of their organizations.”

What's Covered: TBA

Dining: Boston is a historic city with endless dining options. Fulfill your ramen dreams at Yume Wo Katare, or grab some amazing pizza and charcuterie at The Salty Pig. If you’re short on time the hotel features two restaurants of its own and a Starbucks to pick you up.

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2019 HR Call to Action Conference

  • December 31, 2019
  • San Francisco, CA
  • $795 - $1795

HCI’s 2019 Inclusive Diversity Conference will show you how to leverage neuroscience, data and simple behavioral design to make diversity and inclusion part of your everyday organizational culture.

Host: Human Capital Institute

Who Should Attend: Human resource professionals who want to improve their HR strategy and better their organizations.

What's Covered: Get tools and best practices that have been wildly successful for both small and large organizations. Learn how to help your workforce adapt to new attitudes and organizational values. Uncover strategies you can implement right away, touch points for difficult conversations, and change management techniques to guide people to true acceptance.

Dining: TBA

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Crossroads Conference

  • December 31, 2019
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • $399

“Our mission is to provide an opportunity to network with peers, explore innovative solutions with vendors, and improve your knowledge as an HR professional.”

Host: Utah Human Resource Council, Partners in Business

Who Should Attend: HR managers interested in professional development and the exploration of top industry topics by a variety of powerful speakers.

What's Covered: TBA

Dining: Check back for updates once the location for the 2019 conference has been announced.

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