The Top HR Conferences You Can't Miss [2020 Update]

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

Last updated 8/17/2020

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 2020. If you don't see something on the list, let us know

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August 2020

2020 California HR Conference 

August 30 - September 2 | $849 – $1,099  | Long Beach, CA

There will be 3,000 HR professionals at California’s largest HR conference where attendees will be inspired by real stories, learn from experts who understand the nuances they face day-to-day, build meaningful relationships over unique experiences, and be equipped to tackle emerging workplace issues, define their personal & organizational goals, and grow in HR leadership. 

September 2020

HR & Employee Experience Week

September 14 - 18 | £2,200 | London

Spend a week immersed into the best-practices and unconventional approaches to culture, leadership, organizational design and future of work. Every day will consist of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtable discussions and visits to the top companies who are creating the best working environments for people. Some people call our format a 'design safari', some say it's a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a research trip.

The State of Today's HR Tech Stack 

September 16 - 17 | Free | Virtual

HRD, A Virtual Experience

September 17 | Free | Virtual

HRD: A Virtual Experience will play host to the most innovative people leaders on the globe, welcoming over 3,000+ delegates and 25 speakers across 5 interactive work streams, including strategy & leadership, talent, employee experience, learning and culture

H.U.G. Digital -- Next Generation HR

September 22 - 23 | Free | Virtual

H.U.G. Digial is an online event for HR managers, recruiters and decision-makers who want to dig deep rather than just scratch the surface when it comes to information. We’ll share the stage together with a number of HR pioneers and other experts from the world of politics and research to take a look ahead at what the current changes in the world of HR will bring.

I4CP Next Practices Now (Virtual) Conference

September 28 - October 1 | Full Rates Starting at $495 for members & $695 for non-members | Virtual

Four days of learning, collaboration, networking, and special events to unlock next practices in human capital.

October 2020

Hot Topics in HR: All-Star Summit

October 2 Houston, Texas

‘Hot Topics in HR’ is a half-day conference focused on the ideas and topics at the forefront of the human resources community. Bringing you some of the brightest minds in HR, the ‘Hot Topics in HR’ half-day conference is designed to inspire your team to new heights

Strategic HR at Mt. Washington 

October 25-27, 2020 Bretton Woods, NH

Strategic HR at Mt. Washington enters year seven. Engage with a senior-level, strategic-thinking audience in every aspect of the Retreat. Share time with a faculty that has time to share with you – a cup of coffee by the fireplace or over great dinner conversation. Discover programming that encourages you to think big, and share HR lessons you’ve learned along the way too.


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