HR Conferences

Conferences of HR associations, organizations, and societies for the purpose of professional development.

Resources for Humans Virtual Conference (
Start off the new decade with a fresh perspective on People Strategy. Join 10,000+ of your peers and hear from 20+ of HR's most respected leaders. It's 100% free to join and SHRM credits will be available.

AESC Events (
The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants provides a listing of their upcoming events and conferences.

2021 AHRD International Conference in the Americas (
February 17-20, 2021 | Minneapolis MN USA
Academy of Human Resource Development

American Management Association (AMA) (
Human Resource Management Live Online Seminars

American Payroll Association's Congress Xstream - An Online Conference & Expo (
On Demand through September 5, 2020
Congress Xstream brings you online world class payroll education for professionals in payroll, tax, finance, global mobility, human resources, and benefits. This exclusive virtual payroll event provides opportunities to explore a wide spectrum of payroll topics and offers virtual networking opportunities with payroll professionals and vendors. Attendees will receive crucial payroll updates as well as priceless answers to payroll challenges.

American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (
The Annual ASHHRA Conference & Exposition, Denver, August 22-25, 2020, offers education, networking and professional development for professionals in health care HR. This conference can also be submitted for CEUs toward PHR, SPHR and SPHR-CA credits.

ATD Conferences and Events (
Association for Training & Development (formerly ASTD)

ATD International Conference & Expo (
May 23-26, 2021 | Los Angeles CA
ATD 2021 is the largest talent development conference in the world and is designed to empower you to drive performance, innovation, and opportunity within your organization through your role as a talent development professional. The keynote speakers are some of the most successful businesspeople in the world. The 300 session speakers are world-renowned. The 400 vendors will showcase innovative learning technology and solutions. They all come together in one place to give you the knowledge that will get you, your learners, and your organization ready for the future.

Beyond HR Forum 2020 (
TBD | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Join us for 2 days at the Beyond HR Forum where we will zoom into the Future of the work, the Future of HR and the Future Workplace. The Forum aims to transform your thinking about the HR profession, shifting your paradigms to perspectives that you have not considered yet. The forum moves beyond the ongoing debate on HR, becoming an impactful journey and a must-attend event for HR executives.

2020 California HR Conference (
October 27 - 29, 2020 | Virtual
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 Virtual 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.

Center for Workplace Compliance - 2020 Compliance Conference (
October 21-23 | Orlando, FL
Reserved exclusively for members, our fall conference delivers practical solutions to everyday workplace challenges, and features sessions led by attorneys, policy analysts, and association members with experience in designing, implementing, and defending compliance and diversity programs.

Conference Board of Canada HR 2020 (
Conferences and Events

CPHR Alberta Virtual 2020 Conference (
Join us on September 30, 2020 for a virtual experience that will help you learn, grow, and collaborate with your HR and business community. Early bird deadline is July 31st!

CUPA-HR Conferences & Symposiums (
College and University Professional Association for Human Resources

Digital Talent Acquisition Summit (
March 3rd & 4th 2020 | Old Mill Toronto, ON Canada
Embrace the Future of Talent Sourcing and Recruitment
To overcome the skill gap and recruit the best talent, your organization needs to embrace digital talent acquisition. Leading companies are leveraging social media, new technologies, and innovative models to source new talent. Get the right talent at the right time to stay ahead of the game.

Employee Engagement Conference (
July 27-29, 2020 | Virtual
Inventive Tools and Key Analytics to Help Managers Drive the Employee Experience
Join us at the HCI Employee Engagement conference and learn from trending case studies and discover and the data points and structure you'll need to create and deploy an employee experience. Get inventive tools and strategies that will improve leadership skills and help managers better connect and guide their teams - everything for little to no investment.

Employee Engagement & Retention Summit (
Oct 6-8 | Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown - Atlanta, GA
Managing Culture, Performance and the Employee Experience in Times of Change
HRO Today's 2020 Employee Engagement and Retention Summit will discuss how the best organizations to work for are planning on impacting employee engagement this year. Learn how to improve engagement and retention in your own company with practical advice from our faculty of leaders and engagement champions.

Employee Experience Summit Canada (
September 29th & 30th 2020 | The Old Mill, Toronto, ON
The Employee Experience Summit enables senior executives to access cutting edge strategic and technological content, in an environment that is conducive to forging lasting business relationships. Meet hundreds of senior employee experience leaders at this annual marquee event. Build your pipeline with sales leads by taking advantage of one of our limited sponsorship opportunities.

The HR Congress (
17 -18 November 2020 | Valencia, Spain
The Congress will feature a truly unique panel of global subject matter experts. The presenters are carefully selected to ensure that their content is aligned with the theme of the conference.

HR Comply 2020 (
November 9-11, 2020 | Kissimmee, FL
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. The superior content and expert presenters will help you get ahead of workplace policy updates with a one-stop, all-bases-covered overview of breaking updates and proven best practices.

HRcoreLAB Summit (
22nd & 23rd March 2021 | Barcelona
1 Venue - 3 Conferences
Want to find out what is happening in the HR industry right now (and tomorrow)? This event is about embracing transformation and adaptation as an imperative for survival on both an individual and organisational level. You will discover a variety of new techniques for staying relevant and efficient. On top of that, you'll get to interact and network with leading innovators and disruptors within HR.
If you have a desire to unlock potential by learning more about current trends and yourself, then join 400+ HR professionals in Barcelona next March for two days of strategic learning, high-level networking and industry benchmarking.

HRcoreNORDIC Seminar (
19th and 20th May 2021 | Copenhagen
Investigating the Future of Talent Competitiveness
The prestigious 'IMD World Talent Ranking 2019' and the 'Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2019' rankings of INSEAD puts Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in the top 7 most Competitive countries when it comes to Enabling, Attracting, Growing, Retaining, Leadership opportunities for women and Entrepreneurial talent.
During these two days, Scandinavian organisations will present case-studies and journeys on how they managed to shape and accelerate the Future of Work by focusing on HR Agility, Recruitment, Employee Experience, HR Trends, Digital HR and much more.

HR Digital Summit (
Join 100+ senior HR leaders for an immersive digital experience focused on addressing your business critical challenges through interactive workshops and keynotes.

HR & Employee Benefits Summit (
Litchfield Park, AZ | September 14-16, 2020
This complimentary VIP event is specifically designed for Senior-Level HR & Employee Benefit professionals looking to source new and innovative solutions. Enjoy industry-leading workshops, networking with peers, and complimentary meals and hotel accommodations.

HR Exchange Network Events (
Our world-class HR, Talent and Learning conferences address the most pressing issues in the Human Resources Industry. Attend our events to get the up-to-date human resources information and insights from leading HR practitioners.

HR Florida State Conference & Expo (
August 30 - September 2, 2020 | Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida
Open to all HR professionals looking for an affordable, dynamic program that can help you earn recertification credits. Business owners and managers can learn from top keynote speakers and leading experts nationwide.

HR in Hospitality Conference (
Aril 26 - 28 2021 | San Diego at the Del Coronado Hotel
The only event specifically for HR, employment law and labor relations professionals within the hospitality industry. Produced in association with Human Resource Executive® magazine, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, the Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations and ILR School this conference delivers practical guidance for anyone who handles HR or employment law for a hospitality organization. At this one-of-a-kind event you'll get specific strategies and solutions to help you take on today's operational and regulatory challenges within the hospitality sector. Additionally, the conference's Expo Hall features leading vendors of HR hospitality products and services as well as numerous networking opportunities.

HRMA - Human Resources Management Association (
May 11-12, 2021 | Vancouver Convention Centre - West
Save the date for the largest HR event in Western Canada with insightful keynote presentations, concurrent tracks of breakout sessions, peer-to-peer dialogues and the opportunity to earn Continuing Professional Development hours. Our 2019 conference welcomed 1,200+ delegates, 40+ speakers and 100+ exhibitors!

HR Insight Summit North America (
June 10-12, 2020 | The Scottsdale, McCormick Ranch in Arizona

HR People + Strategy WorkVision 2020 (
April 18 - 20, 2021 | Amelia Island, FL
Join an exclusive group of business leaders who will converge in Scottsdale, Arizona to strategize, share and explore vital topics impacting the evolution of work, the rise of the individual, and the critical role of the organization in a modern digital age.
Engage in provocative discussions with leading-edge thinkers who are shaping the workforce of the future and delve into topics that deepen your understanding of vital issues impacting business.

HRSouthwest Conference (HRSWC) (
Oct 4 - 7, 2020 | Fort Worth TX
The HRSouthwest Conference (HRSWC) invites you to be part of the largest regional educational and networking event for human resource professionals. HRSWC is organized by DallasHR, the Dallas-based SHRM Affiliate Chapter, and has been designated as the official State of Texas SHRM Conference hosting more than 2500 attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors annually. Join us in Fort Worth, TX for this can't miss event!

HR Star Conference (
Each HR Star Conference offers 17-21 sessions on a wide variety of human resources and employment law topics for human resources professionals.

Annual HR Technology® Conference & Expo (
October 13-16, 2020 | The Venetian, Las Vegas
HR professionals from around the world call HR Technology® one of the "must attend" HR conferences of the year. That's because it gives practitioners the chance to see how the world's leading companies have utilized technology to overcome their business obstacles and how they can too. HR Tech attendees will benefit from breakout sessions, panel discussions and keynotes focusing on talent management, workforce analytics, HCM, recruiting and more. Join us for the world's leading technology conference for HR executives and professionals featuring Women in HR Technology.

HR Transform 2021 (
March 22 - 24, 2021 | The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Join the most focused, relevant and globally diverse gathering of HR-focused startups, investors funding those startups and the executives driving people strategy for their organizations. Meet other leaders who are not only thinking about the changes ahead but actually laying the groundwork for that future today.

HR West 2021 (
March 8-10, 2021 | Oakland,CA Oakland Convention Center
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 and 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?
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!

HR World 2020 (
November 9-11, 2020 | Kissimmee, FL
Three Conferences. One Venue. Unlimited Learning.

Human Capital Institute Events 2020 (
The Global Association for Strategic Talent Management

Human Resources Conferences & Conventions (

Human Resource Executive® Health & Benefits Leadership Conference (
April 7- 9, 2021 | Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas.
A 2-1/2 day senior-level event dedicated to helping you make a difference in your organization and the lives of your employees. From healthcare reform to the changing definition of retirement, you'll find meaningful solutions to many of your plaguing issues. At the Human Resource Executive® Health & Benefits Leadership Conference you won't be bogged down with the administrative and legal aspects of the benefits and wellness industries. Instead, you'll hear the latest insights and ideas from the industries' top thought leaders and innovators, plus hear what's working for senior executives at major employers including: Carlson, Home Depot, Pitney Bowes, Marriott, Sonic Automotive, Walgreens, and more!

3rd Annual International HR Forum (
26th and 27th March 2020 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
International Conferences & Trainings will be hosting its 3rd Annual International HR Forum

i4cp 2020 Annual Conference (
September 28 - October 1, 2020 | Virtual
Since the beginning of March, we've been hosting daily calls with HR leaders from different functions and conducted close to 50 research projects to help organizations manage through the pandemic and prepare for a new (not so) normal future.
While these efforts have produced solutions for the present, they've also raised questions for the future which we will explore together during the conference, such as:
What have we learned that we can replicate or expand?
What are the next practices that have emerged in progressive organizations which should be implemented in the future?
What haven't we encountered yet that we need to prepare for in the new (not so) normal?

International Society for Performance Improvement (
ISPI 2021 Annual Conference

IPAC Conference on Personnel Assessment (
TBA 2021 | San Diego, CA
IPAC is a nonprofit organization of over 200 human resource professionals actively engaged in or contributing to the professional, academic, and practical field of personnel research and assessment. The Annual Conference offers professionals the opportunity to share their latest research, programs, and ideas with their peers.

2020 IPMA-HR Annual Conference (
Check website link for virtual events

IQPC Human Resources Events (
Search for conferences, exhibitions, and exchanges across 6 continents, 40 industries and 19 online communities. You will gain access to industry leading speakers, sharing case studies and practical lessons that help you overcome any business challenge. You will also meet new colleagues in your industry and build your professional network.

Leap HR: Healthcare Forum (
June 2021 | Chicago, IL
Over the last five years, LEAP HR: Healthcare has fast become the definitive event for the most forward-thinking people leaders who want to transform how we do healthcare in a tech-enabled future.
We focus on the strategies behind the most transformational HR leaps, and ensure that every leap shared is evidenced by the business improvement that it delivers.

Learning & Leadership Development Conference (
September 21-22, 2020 | Virtual
Fast Tracking the Leadership Pipeline: Data, Agility, Succession, and Retention
The focus of this event will be providing you with development blueprints, actionable strategies, and metrics to increase the speed of change in your leaders and your organization.

MISHRM Conference & Exhibition 2020 (
October 14-16 | Devos Place, Grand Rapids MI
For three days, HR Professionals from around the state will be making great ideas happen. The Conference offers educational sessions designated to provide practical and applicable information to help you be successful. You can expect to be challenged... inspired... encouraged. This year's conference provides participants a variety of opportunities that makes it a great event whether this is your 1st or 23rd MISHRM Conference.

National Human Resources Association Meetings & Events (
The National Human Resources Association (NHRA) is pleased to provide a variety of leadership activities, HR events, conferences, networking groups and meeting formats on a wide range of leadership and human resources topics for our members as well as non-members.

National Workers' Compensation & Disability Conference® (
October 21, 2020 | Virtual
It's the must attend event for workers' comp and disability management professionals. Join thousands of your colleagues to gain cutting-edge yet practical solutions for your workers' comp, disability management and RTW programs.

NEHRA's 2020 Annual Conference (
October 14 - 16, 2020 | Gurneys Newport Resort & Marina on Goat Island in Newport, RI
#NEHRA2020 - the best-attended, most engaging conference for human resource professionals in the region. Participate in thought-provoking programs, relevant workshops and networking sessions with peers.

NELA 2020 Annual Convention (
July 8 - 10, 2020 | NELA (National Employment Lawyers Association) is pleased to announce that we are bringing our 2020 Convention directly to you! Get ready for our innovative virtual program, where you'll have access to critical legal education and expert presenters, as well as the social and networking events that make the NELA Convention experience so special.

New York City SHRM Annual Conference (
April 22, 2021 | TBD

Ohio HR Conference (
September 22-24, 2020 | Virtual
On behalf of the Ohio SHRM State Council and the Ohio HR Conference Committee - welcome to HR: Past, Present & Future. The virtual HR Conference will include a virtual exhibit hall, networking games, social media interaction, and opportunities to view and experience conference activities when there are no scheduled sessions.

2021 Oklahoma Human Resources Conference & Expo (
April 19-22, 2021 | Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, OK

Onrec Events ( holds online Recruitment Events and Exhibitions including Recruitment Conferences and HR Conferences in the UK and the United States.

PERKS Conventions (
August 20, 2020 | San Francisco
September 2, 2020 | NYC
September 17, 2020 | LA
September 29, 2020 | Boston, MA
October 8, 2020 | Chicago
October 29, 2020 | Toronto
PERKS is the only convention series in the nation dedicated to service and amenity discover for your workplace. Each year, the PERKS Conventions bring together the nations most forward-thinking companies to create community and foster great employee experiences. Attendees not only discover the most innovative services available to support and enhance their cultures, they come together with like-minded peers for a day of fun, discovery and even a little pampering...

RecruitCon 2020 (
November 9-11, 2020 | Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL
The Nation's Leading Talent Acquisition Conference
Does your recruiting program have what it takes to beat out the competition for top talent? RecruitCon 2020, will continue to help talent acquisition & management executives and leaders uncover new and emerging recruiting practices while also offering access to new-tech, cutting-edge analytics, streamlining hiring as a process, and delivering data as a foundation for decision making.

Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech (
October 13-16, 2020 | The Venetian Las Vegas
Attracting the best and brightest employees to your company doesn't come easy. At Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech, you'll discover both the Art & Science of Talent Acquisition. Offering a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussions and great networking, this dynamic event gives you the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed. Along with valuable insights from the world's most renowned Recruiting and Talent Acquisition experts, you'll learn innovative recruiting strategies and how technology is being used to transform the way talent is sourced, hired and brought into your organization. You'll walk away with ideas to develop strategies that will attract and engage the right candidates while continually and creatively identifying new talent pools to find your next great hires.

SHRM Annual Conference & Exhibition (
June 20 - 23, 2021 | Chicago
The most comprehensive and relevant professional development programs for HR professionals for the best price on the market. Plan now to attend and experience this one-of-a-kind educational opportunity to network with your peers, challenge your mind and learn tools, tips and techniques that you can apply immediately back at work.

SHRM Events (
Upcoming SHRM Conferences/Events

SIOP Annual Conference (
Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology
June 2020 | Virtual Conference Program

Strategic HR Conferences/Events (
from The Conference Board

Strategic Talent Acquisition VIRTUAL Conference (
June 22-24, 2020 | VIRTUAL
Rethink Analytics, Process, and Tech to Close Talent Gaps
At HCI's 2020 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference, you will learn to rethink and prioritize your approach to talent acquisition at every touchpoint. Consider how process design can improve talent outcomes. Learn from industry experts, leading practitioners, and your peers in the audience to identify, attract, and acquire the top talent you didn't know existed.

Talent Acquisition Compliance Summit (
TBA for 2021 | Location TBD
Open to both members and nonmembers, our TAC summit brings together recruiters, talent acquisition managers, compliance practitioners, and in-house employment counsel to discuss practical strategies for managing talent acquisition compliance requirements and risks.

Talent Management Alliance Conferences (
TMA provides learning & development and recruiting events for talent management professionals. Events focus on topics such as indentifying high potential employees, managing performance, diversity & Inclusion and on talent management for industries like: Oil & Gas, HealthCare, Life Sciences, Financial Services and Retail.

Teneo Events (
Teneo hosts high-level B2B HR conferences, seminars and workshops for international executives looking to expand their knowledge by sharing their experiences. We provide innovative learning opportunities in stimulating environments for professionals that want to get ahead. As a pioneering company in our field, we care greatly about what we do and how we do it. We have built our own entity around strong values that empower management development.

Total C&B Seminar (
15th and 16th June 2021 | Barcelona
Empowering Engagement & Performance through Reward
This 11th edition of the 'Total Compensation & Benefits' seminar is an intensive two-day event designed to address today's challenges in rewards, performance management and compensation strategies.

Training & Development Summit (
September 14-16, 2020 | Litchfield Park, AZ
This complimentary VIP event is specifically designed for Senior-Level Learning & Training professionals looking to source new and innovative solutions. Enjoy industry-leading workshops, networking with peers, and complimentary meals and hotel accommodations.

University Conference Services (
For more than 20 years, University Conference Services (UCS) has partnered with major universities to produce high quality executive development conferences for human resource, benefits and finance executives from mid-sized employers. Today, our Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conferences are produced in conjunction with the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, one of the country's most respected business schools.
This annual series of four highly regarded programs focuses specifically on issues critical to managing employer-provided healthcare and retirement benefits-the two most important benefits programs for attracting and retaining talent. An overwhelming majority of past attendees-99%-say they would recommend our programs to a colleague.

UNLEASH America 2021 (
May 18 - 19, 2021 | Las Vegas Aria Resort & Casino
UNLEASH will gather the Who's Who in HR and technology to talk about ideas and technologies to transform organizations for the better. It is a happening place for optimism and wonder, where inspiration bubbles throughout the 2 days.

UNLEASH World Conference & Expo 2020 (
20-21 October 2020 | Paris Convention Centre
UNLEASH World is the #1 event for senior HR technology buyers, the industry's top suppliers, startups demonstrating the next wave of tech evolution, visionary speakers, journalists, and analysts to connect and collaborate around the massive opportunities that HR tech offers. With the largest exhibition and network for Human Resources professionals and leaders looking to disrupt and innovate the world of work, UNLEASH World brings two days of carefully-handcrafted content from inspiring keynote and industry experts, and is the one show to attend if you want to find HR tech strategy, processes and tools.

Workforce L & D (
November 9 - 11, 2020 | Kissimmee, FL
Learn from the nation's top learning and employee engagement professionals how to build a superior professional development program that supports business growth and workforce retention.

WorldatWork Total Resilience Virtual Conference & Exhibition (
9 Weeks | Wednesdays | July 8 - September 2
Don't miss this one-of-a-kind virtual interactive learning extravaganza, every Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET, from July 8 to September 2. Will there still be keynotes? Of course. Lots of interaction, networking and fun? Absolutely. Lots of speakers? Yes! All of this, plus a 24/7 virtual exhibit hall to connect you with solutions providers.

WorldatWork Spotlight on Sales Compensation Event (
August 13, 14, 20 & 21 2020 | Virtual
WorldatWork's Spotlight on Sales Compensation is the world's largest sales compensation event designed to infuse learning, networking, thought leadership and next practices for sales compensation and operations professionals.

WorldatWork Total Rewards Canadian Virtual Conference (
September 24 - 25, 2020 | Virtual
The conference is ideal for professionals who have responsibility for any aspect of Total Rewards, including compensation, benefits, sales compensation and executive compensation, as well as HR multi-hatters. Programming is geared toward those at all experience levels, from emerging practitioner to expert thought leader, and anyone who has a goal to enrich their cross-functional expertise and overall Total Rewards competence.

Worldwide ERC's Global Workforce Symposium (
28-30 October 2020 | Washington, DC
Worldwide ERC®'s Global Workforce Symposium will provide the answers you need to change the way you approach workforce mobility today. Discover solutions to your most difficult problems and benchmark with workforce mobility leaders to create a Game-changing Experience for you and your company!