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 February 13, 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 and diversity and inclusion to cutting-edge technologies and HR strategies, these conferences offer something for everyone.

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


January 2024


HR Vision

January 17 - 18, 2024 | $1,499 | New York

With a focus on the future of work, HR Vision New York will delve into how technology transforms HR and people management while putting people at the center of it all. Explore the latest trends and best HR practices, digitalization, talent management, leadership, HR analytics, and HR Tech. Our conference is more than just a two-day event - it's a year-round Human Resources network that connects you with the industry's top HR leaders and experts. With interactive discussions, networking opportunities, and access to the latest insights, our community provides end-to-end engagement to help you stay ahead in the ever-changing HR landscape.


February 2024


AHRD International Research Conference

February 19 - 26, 2024 | Arlington, VA

The 31st AHRD annual conference will include leading scholars, practitioners, and rising stars reporting their cutting-edge research and sharing their insights on rethinking the meaning of work. The program will be comprised of blind, peer-reviewed submissions as well as non-refereed sessions that provide excellent opportunities for generative learning through both formal and informal interactions about topics of mutual interest. AHRD is an inclusive organization and invites all those who are interested in the field, no matter where they are on their scholarly journey.


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March 2024


InspireHR West and EmpowerHR Tech Americas

March 4-6, 2024| Price TBD | Oakland, CA

InspireHR West and EmpowerHR Tech Americas combine to create the complete HR educational event experience for 2024, bringing you the best of HR and HR technology. You'll enjoy expert-led sessions on the hottest updates and new strategies and interactive roundtables where you share ideas and experiences with your peers. You'll leave confident in your ability to execute your organization's HR strategy and maximize your personal potential.


March 11-13 2024 | Price TBD | Las Vegas, NV

Not “just another HR conference,” HR Transform gained traction and acclaim as the must-attend event for people professionals and WorkTech innovators. Now called Transform, we aspire to an elevated mission of delivering a people-driven thought leadership ecosystem that engages our distinguished community through numerous channels all year long.

I4CP Conference

March 25 - 28, 2024 | Prices TBD | Scottsdale, AZ

Each year, i4cp's conference attracts HR and talent executives from many of the world's largest and most innovative companies for what is often called "the best conference of the year.


April 2024



April 14 - 16, 2024 | $875 - $1250| Forth Worth, TX

Now more than ever, the quantity and quality of your network are critical to accessing and leveraging people's expertise and information. The ASHHRA Annual Conference and Exposition is where HR leaders from across the continuum of care gather to learn about the latest trends impacting the HR function in the healthcare work environment.

SHRM Talent Conference & Expo

April 14 - 17, 2024 | TBD | Las Vegas & Virtual

Traditional talent management practices are no longer sufficient in today's fast-paced and dynamic job market. It's time to unlock insights into the needs or motivations of today’s applicant pools to revolutionize your approach and adopt new data-driven practices that will create a thriving and adaptable workforce. At the SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2024, engage with top industry experts and thought leaders delivering cutting-edge methods/processes to transform how you manage talent and empower your organization to succeed in an ever-evolving job market.

Workhuman Live

April 15 - 18, 2024 | Early-bird rate $995 | Austin, TX

Keep Austin weird. Make work more human. Austin is in the midst of a serious boom, with new businesses sprouting up everywhere you look, making it an exciting location for Workhuman Live 2024. We’re gearing up for our biggest conference yet, featuring the cutting-edge content and speakers you love, as well as innovative sessions and special events. After three days of learning, networking, and enjoying the city, you’ll be ready to tackle work’s top issues head-on.

Health & Benefits Leadership Conference (Human Resource Executive)

April 24 - 26, 2024 | $200 - $1945 | Las Vegas, NV

Talent attraction and retention, workforce productivity, employee engagement, company culture, the list goes on... Simply put, there’s a lot riding on your employee benefits strategy. Add to that today’s tight labor market along with rising healthcare costs, a tumultuous economy, and an increasingly diverse workforce, and your benefits strategy has never been more challenging – or more important.


May 2024


National HR in Hospitality Conference

April 29 - May 1, 2024 | Atlanta, GA

Over the past decade, HR in Hospitality has made a name for itself as the ONLY event of its kind. Hundreds of human resources and labor relations professionals from hotels, resorts, restaurants, casinos, cruise lines, and more rely on HR in Hospitality for an energizing conference experience unlike any other — that is, specifically tailored to the hospitality industry!

HRO Today Forum

May 1 - 3, 2024 | $495 - $1695 | Dallas, TX

Renowned for our North American, EMEA, and APAC Forums, HRO Today events bring HR leaders and professionals together, whether they’re in-person, virtual, or in a hybrid format. Our annual event schedule includes our Educational Conference Series, in-person and virtual learning, and networking events focused on key individual areas of talent management.

California HR Conference

May 20 - 22, 2024 | $999 - $1705 | Anaheim, CA

Treat yourself to a conference that serves you: California HR Conference 2024. It’s the place to recharge, refuel and refocus in the company of other HR professionals working toward the same goals. Attending in person allows for those chance encounters that lead to new ideas and provides focused content to help you tackle next year’s challenges. It’s the perfect combination of fun and learning, all in one place

41st Payroll Congress Convention & Expo

May 7 - 10, 2024 | $2145 for Members | Nashville, TN

Join thousands of your colleagues as Payroll Congress offers world-class payroll education for professionals in payroll, tax, finance, global mobility, human resources, and benefits. Attendees will receive crucial payroll updates and priceless answers to payroll challenges. Payroll Congress allows attendees to build a customized education program from a wide variety of workshops covering topics about domestic and foreign payroll, accounts payable, human resources, management, benefits, technology, and career development. Payroll Congress provides unparalleled networking and the opportunity to hear the latest legislative and regulatory changes directly from government representatives and industry experts. Plus, it features the industry's largest payroll, AP, and finance expo.


May 19 - 22, 2024 | $2195 - $2995 | New Orleans, LA

For 80 years, the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) has hosted conferences to educate and inspire professionals in the talent development field. From the very first conference held in Chicago in 1945, which drew 56 attendees to today’s international event, learning and development professionals have come to expect only the best from ATD conferences. Our commitment to providing world-class speakers, thought leadership, and unprecedented networking and collaboration opportunities make the ATD International Conference & EXPO the premier event for our field. More than 9,500 professionals from 80+ countries rely on ATD’s annual conference to learn about trends and best practices, discover new tools and solutions at the largest EXPO for training and development practitioners, and share ideas with peers who are committed to helping create a world that works better.

LeapHR Conference

May 28 - 29, 2024 | up to $3699 | Houston, TX

LEAP HR: Healthcare is your best opportunity to uncover 50+ case studies of how healthcare organizations harness the potential of high-impact HR to attract, develop, inspire, and retain healthcare employees to drive business efficiency and positive patient experience.


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


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.


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!


October 2024


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 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 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 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!


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