Top HR Conferences You Can't Miss [2024 Update]

Here you can find the top HR and people operations conferences to attend. From WorkHuman to HireConf to the free HR Virtual Summit - there is something for every HR and people ops professional. 

Last updated June 25, 2024


The Rise of HR & People Operations Conferences

As the world of work continues to evolve rapidly, staying up-to-date with the latest trends, technologies, and best practices in HR is more important than ever.

Attending industry conferences can be a great way to do just that, as they provide opportunities to network with peers, learn from experts, and gain new insights into the world of HR.

Below, we'll highlight some of the top HR conferences to attend in 2024. From the latest in talent acquisition, to diversity and inclusion, cutting-edge technologies, and more these in-person events and virtual conferences offer something for everyone.

If you don't see something on the list, let us know. 


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June 2024


Future of Work USA

June 3 - 4, 2024 | $650 | New York, NY

The Future of Work USA Event launched in 2019 with the core mission to focus on the latest trends & strategies within the Future of Work landscape, including the role of the HR and People function, Talent Management, Workforce Planning, Frontline Workers, Workplace Transformation, HR Technology, Culture, DEI, Employee Engagement, Digital Workplace, Learning & Development, and Office Space & Design.

SHRM Annual Conference & Expo

June 23 - 26, 2024 | Varying Rates | Chicago, IL

Join other forward-thinking HR professionals for SHRM24 in Chicago. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking sessions, collaborate with industry trailblazers, and equip yourself with the knowledge and tools to navigate your HR journey ahead.

Total Rewards 24

May 20 - 22, 2024 | $1795 - $2595 | Cincinnati, OH

Join us in Cincinnati, Ohio for the premier Total Rewards event of the year! Experience a remarkable gathering where you’ll meet and learn from industry experts, engage in dynamic workshops, and connect with your peers from around the world. Discover cutting-edge practices for rewarding talent and explore strategies that can truly impact your bottom line. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the leading Total Rewards event in the industry.

CWC 2024 CD&I Conference

October 2 -3, 2024 | $599+ | Dallas, TX

Learn the latest developments affecting employer CD&I programs, including the impact of highly anticipated Supreme Court rulings and major rewrites of regulations governing CD&I programs. Participate in discussions about the innovative ways that leading employers are approaching their diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.


July 2024


Talent Acquisition Week 2024

January 29 - February 1, 2024 | San Diego, CA


August 2024


Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues 2024

August 7 - 8, 2024 | SHRM Member $1080, Non-Member $1180, Student $245 | Houston, Texas 

Business today is in an era of constant change. HR has the opportunity to create great significance beyond routine tasks and to become the catalyst for shaping the future of work. This involves fostering an environment that encourages innovation, embraces adaptability, and thrives on a culture of perpetual learning. HR Professionals are instrumental in ensuring their organizations remain resilient and competitive amidst evolving times.

46th Annual HR Florida Conference and Expo

August 25 - 28, 2024 | $99 - $1399 | Orlando, FL

The HR Florida Conference & Expo is presented annually by the HR Florida State Council, a state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This is one of the largest HR conferences in the southeastern United States, attracting over 1,500 human resources professionals and vendors nationwide and globally. Representing virtually every industry and size of business, this is the place to be for professionals to network, grow, and learn about the human resources industry. You also have the opportunity to earn maximum credits for both the HR Certification Institute and SHRM Competencies Certifications.


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September 2024


Texas SHRM Global HR Conference

September 19, 2024 | $300 for SHRM Members; $375 for non-members | Houston, TX

Join global HR innovators, leaders, and practitioners to share ideas on succeeding in a seemingly borderless world. This strategic one-day conference will bring together diverse subject matter experts to discuss the risks, rewards, challenges, and opportunities for HR in a rapidly changing world. Created by industry experts and senior-level practitioners, the Texas SHRM Global HR Conference involves participants who work within global HR at the world’s top-tier companies and companies just starting out in international markets. Mark your calendars to spend a day designed for global HR!

CUPA-HR Annual Conference

September 29 - October 1, 2024 | Orlando, FL

From the thought-provoking keynote speakers to the carefully selected concurrent sessions, this in-person event will offer you opportunities to explore new ideas, recharge your HR batteries, and network with other higher-ed HR professionals.

PSHRA Conference

September 4 - 6, 2024 | Washington, DC

This conference is your opportunity to connect with other HR professionals from across the public sector to share insights, learn about emerging trends, and gain new perspectives on how to meet the challenges facing public sector HR today. At the conference, you will hear from leading experts in public sector HR through keynote presentations and concurrent sessions. From diversity initiatives and cutting-edge research to performance management, recruitment, and retention strategies for the modern workplace, the conference will cover various relevant topics tailor-made for you, the public sector HR professional.

HR Healthcare Conference

September 23 - 24 | $1649 | Boston MA

Attendees will benefit from a highly interactive format that encourages peer learning and networking. Insights from past participants like Judith Zola from Boston Children’s Hospital underline the conference’s value in offering both substantial learning opportunities and an excellent environment for sharing best practices.

The conference is not only a hub for learning but also celebrates notable achievements through the HR Healthcare Innovation Awards, recognizing leaders who are making significant impacts in their organizations.

Whether you are looking to enhance your people strategy or simply connect with fellow HR professionals in healthcare, HR Healthcare Conference provides a unique platform to engage with the challenges and innovations shaping the future of healthcare HR.

HR Tech Conference

September 24 - 27, 2024 | $425 - $2195 | Las Vegas, NV

As the industry’s leading independent event for a quarter of a century, HR Tech delivers an unrivaled cutting-edge agenda that benefits HR and IT professionals from businesses of all sizes, all industries, and across the globe! With a primary focus on driving HR success through technology, the HR Technology Conference is intended for those looking to continuously optimize the usage of current HR systems as well as those looking to buy. It’s where you’ll gain the insight needed to make critical HR system decisions that will fuel your business while supporting your organization’s unique needs now and in the future.


October 2024



October 15 - 17, 2024 | $749 - $1049 | Newport, RI

Elevate your HR career & your organization at the Northeast HR Association's 2024 Annual Conference! Join us at #NEHRA2024 in Newport, RI, for the perfect blend of practical content, progressive tools and resources, and a robust community of people-focused professionals shaping the future of HR... the food and views are top-notch, too!

HR Southwest Conference

October 13 - 16, 2024 | $879 - $1189 | Fort Worth Convention Center, Houston, TX

The HRSouthwest Conference powered by DallasHR is one of the largest regional education and networking events for Human Resource professionals and those who supply products and services to the HR industry. Recognized as the official State of Texas SHRM Conference, the event is important to HR practitioners recertifying their SHRM and HRCI designations, discovering the latest in HR products and services, and networking with peers to share best practices and have fun. 


November 2024



November 4 - 7, 2024 | Rates Vary | Denver, CO & Virtual

INCLUSION 2024 is more than a conference. It’s a catalyst for creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive world of work. For over 75 years, SHRM and HR have partnered to shape workplace policies, unleash pools of talent, champion DE&I and cultivate better workplace cultures. Our collective drive has gotten us this far, but let’s keep driving forward by coming together at INCLUSION 2024!

CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition

November 6-7 | TBD | Manchester, UK

The CIPD conference prepares HR professionals for the evolving world of work. If you want to learn how to build a resilient people strategy and a positive organizational culture, don’t miss this event.

HR Vision London

November 19-20 | Starting at £1,499 | London, UK

Discussing the best HR practices for navigating the future and transformation, the second edition of this 2024 HR conference brings together top HR leaders and promises attendees an inspirational two days with over 50 sessions.


December 2024


Employee Wellbeing: The Foundation of Future Business Success

December 4-5 | Starting at $1,695 | Brooklyn, NY, US

Surround yourself with fellow HR executives and engage in this interactive forum designed to spark conversation, ideas, and innovation around employee wellbeing for you to take back to your organization. Learn more here.


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