HR Conferences

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

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 Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (
The Annual ASHHRA Conference & Exposition, Denver, April 25-28, 2021, 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 (
Virtual Event 8 October 2020 | Shifting from Transformation to Reinvention

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 & Retention Summit (
Oct 6-8 | Zoom
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 - October 1st 2020 | Virtual
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 -19 November 2020 | Virtual
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 - Cancelled (
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.

HRcoreACADEMY Summit (
28th, 29th & 30th October 2020 | Virtual
2 Conferences - 1 Online Event
HR has never had a better chance to prove the true value of the People Function and there is a colossal role to fulfil. It's more critical than ever that HR is capable to adapt to the challenges organisations are facing in real time: oversee a historic remote-working experiment; when and how to lay workers off; empower employee morale/engagement; keep employees healthy; develop critical skills, drive innovation, cut costs and prepare for the worst.

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 (
November 4 - 6 |
Join 100+ senior HR leaders for an immersive digital experience focused on addressing your business critical challenges through interactive workshops and keynotes.

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 29 - September 1, 2021 | 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 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 5 - 7, 2020 | Virtual
The only event of this scale that HR professionals can attend virtually this year. Earn 31 recertification credit hours. That is almost TWICE what you earn during a face-to-face event. Visit virtual exhibit booths, download partner collateral, win prizes with our popular Marketplace Challenge. Informative education sessions including current "hot" topics with actionable take-aways for immediate use. Make lasting connections with other participants during networking events and virtual happy hours

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 27-30, 2020 | Free Online Event
In this world where things are changing daily and what you did before doesn't necessarily fit today, HR Tech is committed to providing the HR community with what is needed now more than ever: avenues to see new technology to help during these times and expert guidance to help your team cope with the now and what lies ahead. As such in 2020, HR Tech is pivoting into an exciting new virtual experience that is FREE for anyone to attend! Registration is FREE, but required in advance.

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 - Cancelled (
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!

International Conferences & Training (ICT) (
List of Upcoming Events

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 (
Virtual Event On October 21 - 22, 2020 | HR 2020: Building A New Vision Together
HR 2020: Building a New Vision Together will kick off at 11:30 AM EST on Wednesday, October 21. Register today and join us virtually for two half-days of inspiring keynotes, hot-topic educational sessions, online panel discussions, and fun virtual networking opportunities that will bring together the public sector HR field like never before.

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.

MISHRM Conference & Exhibition 2020 (
October 14-16 | Virtual
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 virtual conference provides participants a variety of opportunities that makes it a great event whether this is your 1st or 24th 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 6 - 15, 2020 | Virtual
#NEHRA2020 is a multi-day, engaging virtual experience providing relevant, top-quality content, chances to connect with and learn from fellow HR leaders, unique entertainment, wellness breaks, and more! The conference will include a combination of live and on-demand breakout sessions, allowing you to access all sessions and earn more SHRM/HRCI credits than ever before!

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 (
August 25-27, 2021 | TBD
Refresh & Refocus

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.

Payroll Congress Convention & Expo (
May 18- 21, 2021 | Nashville, TN
Expand your professional knowledge and bolster your career with educational insight from payroll industry experts in US and Global payroll. Mingle with peers and business leaders from various industries all across the nation and from around the world. Interact with exhibitors at the world's largest payroll expo and discover the latest payroll, AP, and finance products.

PERKS Conventions (
October 8, 2020 | Virtual | Chicago
We are excited to bring you a virtual event and to promote you as brands and leaders for virtual and remote teams during a trying time. Employers and human resource teams are rethinking their employee experiences in a meaningful way, planning for a new future with new perks! All exhibitors and attendees will be sent new information to access and prepare for the online event. All virtual event attendees will receive a free ticket to PERKS 2021 in-person events!

Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech (
October 27-30, 2020 | Free Online Event
In this world where things are changing daily and what you did before doesn't necessarily fit today, HR Tech is committed to providing the HR community with what is needed now more than ever: avenues to see new technology to help during these times and expert guidance to help your team cope with the now and what lies ahead. As such in 2020, HR Tech is pivoting into an exciting new virtual experience that is FREE for anyone to attend! Registration is FREE, but required in advance.

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.

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
April 15 - 17, 2021 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside
The Conference Committee's current vision is to host one "hybrid" conference that will consist of:
In-Person Live sessions from April 15-17 enjoyed by in-person conference registrants at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, some of which will be live streamed to virtual conference registrants.
Virtual Live sessions from April 15-17 enjoyed by in-person and virtual conference registrants, regardless of location (e.g., Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel room, home, office).
Virtual Asynchronous sessions available during and after the conference dates enjoyed by in-person and virtual conference registrants on-demand (similar to the SIOP 2020 offering).

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 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.

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 2021 (
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 - Cancelled (
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.

Worldwide ERC's Global Workforce Symposium (
28 October thru 20 November 2020 | Virtual
for our Global Workforce Symposium 2020, we're retaining all of the key elements of our in person event: dynamic speakers, robust concurrent educational sessions and workshops, an extensive marketplace and exhibition hall, innovation labs and networking opportunities and events. At the same time, we're building out new content tracks that are directly relevant to all our industry sectors. There will be something for everyone at the industry's biggest annual gathering, so don't miss the Virtual Worldwide ERCĀ® Global Workforce Symposium from 28 October through 20 November 2020.