The Top HR Conferences You Can't Miss [2019 Update]

Find over 40 of the top people operations conferences to attend. From WorkHuman to HireConf to the free HR Virtual Summit - there is something for every HR professional. 

The Rise of HR & People Operations Conferences

With the way we work rapidly transforming due to technology, research, and changes in the economy, it's not really a surprise by the number of new HR conferences popping up every year.

HR as a department and a function are transitioning into a new modern take named People Operations. Along with it are new best practices, trends, and methods for ways of working. 

Conferences are an excellent way to keep abreast of changes, network with like-minded individuals and be inspired by the future of work.

Below is a list of the top conferences for 2019. If you don't see something on the list, let us know

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January 2019

Third HR Division International Conference (HRIC) January 9 - 11, 2019 | EUR450 | Dublin, Ireland

The HRIC conferences are designed to better integrate this global community and disseminate HR knowledge to management researchers and practitioners wherever they live and work.

Social Recruiting Strategies Conference January 30 - Feb 1, 2019 | $1,295 (Conference Only) - $1,790 (Conference + 1 workshops) - $1,990 (Conference + 2 workshops) | San Francisco, CA

SRSC has continued to help acquisition and HR executives & leaders leverage emerging recruiting practices, offering the latest in global recruiting trends, recruitment marketing, candidate engagement, tools and technology. This year we have been working with new and alumni speakers to craft an agenda full of hot topics and actionable takeaways.

February 2019

SHRM EMEA Technology Conference 2019 February 24 - 27, 2019 | Dubai, UAE

With technologies evolving every day, human resources professionals are realizing that the fast-paced, ever-changing world impacts their jobs and workplaces—today, and in the future. Enterprises can no longer dictate how they’ll interact with people. Therefore, HR must reorient its processes and systems to put people at the center.

Work Rebooted February 25 - 27, 2019 | San Francisco, CA

Work Rebooted is an annual summit for business and people leaders. It gives you the opportunity to re-examine how we think about the nature of work, the concept of employment and what it takes to build a thriving workforce. You will get to examine workspaces, places, policies, and how people management is integrated into the overall business strategy and health.

March 2019

People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference March 5 - 7, 2019 | $795 - $3,000 | Miami, FL

Learn how high-performing organizations are balancing the need for shorter, more agile workforce planning cycles with long-term talent strategy. Find out what it takes to build your people analytics dream team and apply data-backed insights to talent issues throughout the employee lifecycle.

HR West 2019 March 11, 2019 | $1,333 for NCHRA Members $1,553 for Non-Member | San Francisco, CA

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.

The i4cp 2019 Conference March 11 - 14, 2019 | $2,495 for Members, $2,995 for Non-members | Scottsdale, AZ 

i4cp's annual conference is consistently ranked as one of the best business events each year because it is focused on next practices in talent--cutting-edge approaches that impact market performance but that few companies are using.

Employment Law & Legislative Conference March 18 - 20, 2019 | Registration is opening soon | Washington, D.C.

Let SHRM be your guide to the complex legal, legislative and judicial landscape that affects your organization. Find out what lies ahead for your workplace and get the information you need to protect your organization and manage risk.

WorkHuman by Globoforce March 18 - 21, 2019 | $1595 - Summer Rate | Nashville, TN

WorkHuman started with hundreds, but now it is a community thousands strong. Join the annual conference and be inspired to create a more positive, inclusive and high-performing workplace. The venue for the conference is The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center which is a lovely place to be for a conference. This is the event you don’t want to miss.

National HR in Hospitality Conference March 25 - 27, 2019 | $1,225 (register by 1/4/19) - $1,325 (register by 2/1/19) - $1,575 (register by 3/2/19) - $1625 On-site | Las Vegas, NV

Presented by the Cornell University’s Hotel and ILR Schools. For more than a decade, human resources professionals in the hospitality industry have relied on HR in Hospitality to equip them with powerful guidance tailored to their unique challenges.

CORE Leadership Conference March 28 - 30, 2019 | St. George, UT

More information to come soon!

April 2019

2019 Annual Conference: Courageous Leader + Bold Cultures April 7 - 10, 2019 | ($2,095 - $2,395 - $2,695) for Member - ($3,190 - $3,490 - $3,790) for Nonmember | Aventura, FL

In an intimate environment among influential leaders, participants will benefit from close networking with peers and from the presentations and sessions that offer unsurpassed dialogue and discussion with speakers. It is a place where such interaction and Socratic questioning is applied to a full range of potential futures and solutions.

SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition April 8 - 10, 2019 | $1,400 - $1,835 | Nashville, TN

SHRM always brings the largest HR conferences to its membership. This HR conferences is designed specifically for recruitment and talent management professionals. Focused on tools, resources and strategies into recruiting. Attendance will be 1,500+ with 80+ sessions to attend.

Connect HR Leadership Summit April 14 - 16, 2019 | Free | Las Vegas, NV

You will find the program highly educational, productive and enjoyable. CONNECT is by invitation-only. For qualified attendees a complimentary full access conference pass provided which includes entry to all educational sessions and networking functions, a customized appointment schedule, overnight accommodation at the host hotel and full onsite catering.

Health & Benefits Leadership Conference April 24 - 26, 2019 | $995 - $1,345 | Las Vegas, NV

Span over 3 days, health & benefit conference is focused on helping employers in gaining the foresight to create excellent benefit package for your organization with best practices used by industry experts.

May 2019

Inclusive Diversity Conference May 6 - 7, 2019 | $795 - $1,795 | San Francisco, CA

Learn how to leverage neuroscience, data and simple behavioral design to help employees feel supported, heard, and valued. Get tools that have been wildly successful for both small and large organizations, and uncover actionable strategies for navigating difficult conversations and change management in order to guide people to true acceptance.

HR UNCUBED May 11 - 12, 2019 | $500 | Brooklyn, NY

HR Uncubed is a two-day conference focused on strategies, tactics, and tech for attracting and retaining the best talent. It's fun, inspirational, and professionally-accredited (you read that right). You’ll meet other smart, diverse, professional individuals.

June 2019

Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference June 10 - 12, 2019 | $795 - $1,995 | Denver, CO

Beat the talent crunch in your organization by leveraging an array of strategies, tactics, and tools that go beyond the siloed approach to recruiting strategy. Use new selection techniques to hire for performance and retention. Get a crash course in talent acquisition analytics to make data-driven recruiting a reality.

SHRM19 Annual Conference & Exposition June 23 - 26, 2019 | $1,445 - $2,094 | Las Vegas, NV

This conference is one of the most well-known to HR personnel and offers roughly 200 different sessions focuses on 6 key HR categories that will help talent acquisition agents, recruiters, HR managers, and the like improve their work environment, hiring strategies, professional development, and so much more.

July 2019

2019 Employee Engagement Conference July 29 - 31, 2019 | $795 - $1,995 | Denver, CO

Learn effective tools and coaching strategies that enable leaders to create authentic connections, use frequent conversations to establish clear goal setting and career development paths, and help their teams better understand the value of their roles in achieving organizational goals.

Culture Amp's Culture First July 29 - 31, 2019 | $695 - $895 | San Francisco, CA

Major themes of this year's Culture First are diversity and inclusion, engagement and performance, and employee experience trends.

August 2019

2019 California HR Conference August 25 - 28, 2019 | $749 for PIHRA Member - $949 for Nonmember | California

Join 2,500 HR professionals at California’s largest HR conference where you’ll be inspired by real stories, learn from experts 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.

HR Florida Conference and Expo August 25 - 28, 2019 | $800 - $1,449 | Orlando, FL

This is one of the largest human resources conferences in the state of Florida attracting over 2,000 HR professionals and vendors throughout the state and across the globe. 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.

September 2019

Talent Success Conference September 10-11, 2019 | $1,024.16 | Boston, MA (Hyatt Regency Boston) 

Attend sessions where industry leaders will share their best practices on how to effectively and efficiently attract, hire and retain top talent.

Learning and Leadership Development Conference September 10 - 12, 2019 | $795 for Virtual Conference Registration, $1,995 for Conference Registration | Boston, MA

How you choose and develop your managers is the most important decision organizations can make, yet Gallup tells us organizations fail to choose the candidates with the right leadership talent for manager positions a whopping 82% of the time.

Texas SHRM Global HR Conference September 11, 2019 | $250 for SHRM members & $375 for non-SHRM members | Texas

Diverse HR leaders & innovators will be discussing the risks, challenges, opportunities for every single human resource professional in the rapidly changing global HR world

HR Life Sciences September 12-13, 2019 $1,399 - $2,899 San Diego, CA 

HR Life Sciences is specifically designed for senior HR professionals at the nation's leading Pharmaceutical, Biotech and Medical Device companies. You'll discover the tools, insights, innovations, and cutting-edge solutions needed to evolve your strategic HR management in a rapidly changing life science industry.

HR: Mystery Solved - the 2019 Ohio HR Conference September 18 - 20, 2019 | $549 - 649 | Columbus, OH 

This conference helps us unravel the mysteries of all things HR as we learn, network, and have fun in Columbus.

ASHHRA Annual Conference and Exposition September 21-24, 2019 | $850 - $1345 | Chicago, IL

This is a 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.

IPMA-HR International Training Conference & Expo September 21 - 25, 2019 | N/A | Miami, FL

More information about the 2019 annual conference will be available at a later date.

Crossroads Conference September 24-25, 2019 | $399 | Salt Lake City, UT 

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

TAtechNorthAmerica 2019 September 24-26, 2019 $600 - $1,050 | Austin, TX (AT&T Conference Center) 

Gain industry insights for qualified speakers, new business strategies, new ideas for growing your business and much more.

London HR Summit September 25, 2019 | FreeLike the Manchester HR Summit | London, UK 

The London HR Summit focuses on senior HR professionals directly responsible for their organizations Human Resources department. This summit is a great opportunity to discover better ways of doing business while also creating strong networking relationships.

Talent Connect September 25-27, 2019 | $1,395 | Dallas, TX

Join 4,000 global talent leaders who have a passion for hiring, engaging, and developing winning teams. Recruiters and HR professionals will benefit from learning from top industry leaders, influencers, and innovators in talent acquisition. 

October 2019

HR Technology Conference & Exposition - Las Vegas October 1 - 4, 2019 | $1,745 - $2,000 | Las Vegas, NV

If you’re looking to improve the technology resources for your organization, this becomes a must-attend HR conference of the year. This event is great for organizations over 1,000 employees. Not the best use of conference budget and time if you are part of an HR team servicing under 1,000 employees.

CUPA-HR Annual Conference 2019 October 20-22, 2019 | $710 - $1,085 | Aurora, CO

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

HR Financial Services October 21-22, 2019 $1,499 - $2,799 San Diego, CA 

Customer expectations and workforce demographics are rapidly transforming the financial services sector. Financial institutions that focus on innovation and cutting edge HR strategies to optimize the employee and customer experiences will thrive and survive in the changing industry.

Unleash World Conference & Expo October 22 - 23, 2019 | EXPO ONLY = FREE ATTENDEE = €1,395 | Paris, France 

This event brings together HR professionals from over 120 countries, making it a great opportunity to gain a global perspective on the future of talent.

CWC 2019 Compliance Conference October 23-25, 2019 | $825 - $950 | Nashville, TN 

This is a conference to help HR professionals find “practical solutions to everyday workplace challenges.” It features small networking sessions as well as information on best practices, inclusion, diversity, and federal policy updates.

2019 Strategic HR Forum October 27-29, 2019 | $2,095 - $3,790 | Boston, MA 

The Strategic HR Forum: Leading Through Disruption explores the critical role HR leaders play in creating a competitive advantage by finding value within the disruptive layers of the business environment. 

The HR Southwest Conference October 27-30, 2019 | $279 - $1,199 | Fort Worth, TX 

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. 

November 2019

Talent Development Think Tank November 6 - 7, 2019 | $1,497 - $3,394 | Sonoma, CA

Talent development conference especially for innovators, movers & shakers who want to connect, learn from each other, and help shape the future of talent development. Keynotes include Josh Bersin, Liz Wiseman (Author of Multipliers Culture),  Michael Bungay Stanier (Author of 'The 5 Question Leader') and Julie Winkle Giulioni (Author of 'Help them Grow or Watch them Go').

HR World 2019 in Nashville November 13 - 15, 2019 | $1,199 - $1,699 | Nashville, TN

Three Conferences. One Venue. Unlimited Learning. We know you wear many hats at your organization, so don’t choose when it comes to your training. Get the latest recruiting, compliance, and workforce development tactics at this all-bases-covered event!

HR Comply November 14-15, 2019 | $999 - $1,597 | Nashville, TN 

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. 

HR Innovation & Tech Fest November 18 - 19, 2019 | AUD 2,400 | Sydney, Australia

The HR Innovation & Tech Fest is a great place to learn how to apply the latest tech advancements to your employee engagement and hiring strategies. The 2018 event brought in over 900 attendees and over 100 speakers, including leaders from Oracle, Workday, Amazon, Microsoft, and more.

Onboard.Amsterdam November 28, 2019 | N/A | Amsterdam, Netherlands

At this event, you can attend various inspirational talks and participate in workshops lead by HR and Talent leaders from companies like Netflix, IBM or Indeed. Make the most out of the networking opportunities and connect with the other innovators to bring the employee experience at your company to the next level.

December 2019

We are currently looking for the best conferences for December 2019! Come back soon and check them out!

Want to know which are the best employee perks for 2019? 

A smart business leader knows that salary alone is not enough to attract and retain top talent today. Employee perks are a big part of the answer.