The Big List: 64 HR Conferences for 2017


There is an overwhelming amount of HR conferences in every state, on just about every subject possible you can attend. So where do you even begin? We made it simple for you, broken down by month, here is a list of the best HR and HR Tech conferences you won’t want to miss this year!

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Collaborate 2017 - Oracle ● April 2-6, 2017 ● Las Vegas, NV
This forum will offer a wide variety of education and networking opportunities, including: transformational content on today’s hot topics; the latest information on product releases, and an expansive exhibit hall showcasing a wide variety of vendor solutions.

2017 Inclusive Diversity Conference ● April 3-4, 2017 ● San Francisco, CA
Join the inaugural event, HCI Inclusive Diversity Conference to hear from thought-leaders who have shifted the focus from checkboxes and ineffectual training to a transparent system in which leaders and employees are engaged and accountable.

2017 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit ● April 5-7, 2017 ● Washington, D.C.
The 2017 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit is a transformational three-day event where forward-thinking nonprofit and association leaders exchange fresh ideas and collaborate on new ways to advance their missions and goals through talent.

Hiring Success ‘17 - SmartRecruiters ● April 10-12, 2017 ● San Francisco, CA
Where Talent Acquisition (TA) thought leaders from around the world come together to innovate and reinvent recruiting. It’s the best opportunity this year to network with hundreds of TA leaders and learn from their experiences.

ERE Recruiting Conference 17 ● April 18-20, 2017 ● San Diego, CA
The focus this spring is about current changes in the industry that are shaping the future role of talent acquisition. We are bringing together the people and companies that can help you the most in the road ahead.

Health & Benefits Leadership Conference ● April 19-21, 2017 ● Las Vegas, NV
The Human Resource Executive Health & Benefits Leadership Conference is the place to gain useful solutions and ideas to help you craft a solid benefits program that will attract new employees, retain top talent, improve employee engagement, enhance productivity and more.

TAtech Congress - Spring ● April 22-23, 2017 ● Chicago, IL 
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The TAtech spring forum is for thought leadership and collaboration for the talent acquisition solutions industry. This year will feature special interest group discussions for niche job boards, association career centers, applicant tracking systems, and recruitment advertising agencies. 

HR People + Strategy Annual Conference ● April 23-26, 2017 ● Miami, FL
The HR People + Strategy Annual Conference is tailored to the needs of HR executives. In an intimate environment among influential leaders, participants will benefit from networking with peers, and the presentations that offer unsurpassed dialogue and discussion with speakers.

SHRM Talent Management Conference and Expo ● April 24-26 2017 ● Chicago, IL
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Designed specifically for recruitment and talent management professionals, the 2017 SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition will give you the tools, resources, innovations and solutions you need to evolve your human capital strategies. 


HRO Today Forum ● May 1-3, 2017 ● Chicago, IL
This year’s forum will examine how HR executives can drive corporate strategy. As an attendee, you’ll engage in thoughtful networking sessions and best-practice sharing with the most influential HR executives in the world.

Yello Conference 2017 ● May 2-3, 2017 ● Chicago, IL
The 8th Annual Yello Conference is a can’t-miss event for those passionate about talent acquisition, recruitment marketing and operations. You will interact with the top minds in global enterprise talent acquisition throughout the day and at our legendary social events.

DEAM ● May 9-11, 2017 ● Indianapolis, IN
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DirectEmployers 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference will guide you through HR roles and help you understand the regulatory landscape and also equip you with the recruitment marketing, data mining and sourcing strategy needed to compete for the best and the brightest minds.

THRIVE 2017 ● May 11-12, 2017 ● Las Vegas, NV
The THRIVE Annual Conference will offer two days of dynamic sessions, intensive workshops, and inspirational THRIVE Talks to empower HR business leaders to become agents of positive change for their organizations and give their strategic skill-set a competitive boost.

iCIMS - RecruitCon ● May 11-12, 2017 ● Las Vegas, NV
RecruitCon 2017 will arm you with the tools and tactics you need to keep up with new trends, streamline hiring processes, sharpen interview skills, improve onboarding, and more! This 2-day conference, will reveal proven best practices from the nation's top experts.

HourMinds ● May 15-17, 2017 ● Charleston, SC
HourMinds 2017 will unite top industry experts, brands, and thought leaders to talk candidly about the biggest issues facing the hourly industry and how to make the most of them. We encourage everyone, from HR Directors to Owner/Operators, to attend.

2017 Performance Management Innovation Conference ● May 16-17, 2017 ● Chicago, IL
The 2017 Performance Management Innovation Conference will hear how organizations are scrapping their evaluation cycle and replacing it with goal setting, coaching, and providing feedback. Learn how to engage senior leadership to make sure you have a sustainable process.

IBM Kenexa HR Summit ● May 17, 2017 ● Toronto, Canada
This year’s summit brings together talent, culture, and thought leadership to help you engage your workforce. You will discover the latest in recruitment, employee voice, and workforce analytics; and how cognitive technology has the power to link HR analytics to business strategy.

Employee Experience & Future of Work ● May 17-18,2017 ● Chicago, IL
Employee Experience will focus on bringing cutting edge topics to the HR, Talent, and Workforce community. This year's event will discuss how some of the top brands and thought leaders are using analytics and design thinking to create their workforce management.

ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition ● May 21-24, 2017 ● Atlanta, GA
ATD 2017 will provide you with the knowledge, strategies, and solutions you need to effectively train and develop talent. You’ll gain insights into the latest trends, best practices, and new solutions for designing, delivering, implementing, and measuring learning programs.

WorkHuman ● May 30-June 1, 2017 ● Phoenix, AZ
There’s something for everyone at WorkHuman 2017, the HR conference of the Human Decade. You’ll gain the knowledge and tools you need to unlock the energy of your workforce, increase engagement, and help your company achieve its full business potential.

TAtech Leadership Summit ● May 31-June 1, 2017 ● Minneapolis, MN
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The 2017 summit is advancing innovation and ROI in recruitment advertising & candidate conversion. You will get an in-depth discussion of technology’s value, limitations and capabilities, several implementation strategies and tactics, and a cost-benefit analysis. 


Cornerstone Convergence ● June 5-7, 2017 ● San Diego, CA
Connecting over 2000 attendees, the Cornerstone Convergence conference will provide you with inspiring keynotes for success and opportunities to connect and share with others in talent management. You will leave with new best-practice ideas to use at your company.

Jobvite 2017 - Recruiter Nation ● June 5-7, 2017 ● San Francisco, CA
Recruiter Nation Live will offer powerful keynote presentations, learning tracks, and breakout sessions all focused on the topics impacting your industry. Hear the latest in creative sourcing, employment branding, recruitment marketing, collaborative hiring, and much more.

HireVue 2017 Digital Disruption ● June 12-15, 2017 ● Park City, UT
Attend Digital Disruption 2017 and stay ahead of the HR technology and process curve. You'll learn from your peers how to remove obstacles in the way of innovation, enable adoption with top-down buy in, and breakthrough to excellence.

2017 HR Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics ● June 13-14, 2017 ● Boston, MA
Imagine being able to anticipate issues within your workforce to ensure your company is working at top efficiency. With the power of analytics, you can. This year’s event will showcase case-studies from organizations that have realized the ROI of talent analytics.

SHRM 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition ● June 18-21, 2017 ● New Orleans, LA
The SHRM Annual Conference will be a game-changer in 2017. Your experience will be equal parts educational and engaging, so you leave informed, inspired, and equipped with practical, ready-to-implement solutions to solve your organization's greatest challenges. 

JobG8 - Job Board Summit ● June 21-22, 2017 ● New Orleans, LA
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We understand our industry is always evolving and even the most successful boards need to adapt to stay relevant. Jobg8 would like to once again invite along friends, clients, and industry experts to participate in thought provoking discussions and debates to help develop our industry. 

LEAP HR Healthcare ● June, 26-28, 2017 ● Chicago, IL
In its third year, LEAP HR: Healthcare will shine a light on the leaders doing most to predict what a future Healthcare landscape looks like, how they are preparing for it now, and gives you a roadmap to ensure you’re ready to thrive in an uncertain Healthcare future.

2017 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference ● June 26-28, 2017 ● Boston, MA
The competition for top talent is heating up—only 22% of organizations have a strong talent pipeline for critical positions. HCI’s 2017 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference will equip you to help your organization attract the right talent and make the right talent decisions.

Talent42 - Tech Recruiting Conference ● June 27-28, 2017 ● Seattle, WA
Talent42 is a conference 100% focused on tech recruiting. Our speakers deliver information that is practical, actionable, and advanced. We want hands-on sourcers, full cycle recruiters, TA leaders, and hiring managers to leave energized and having learned something new.


Employee Engagement 2017 Conference ● July 24-26, 2017 ● San Francisco, CA
HR leaders need to rethink the behaviors we reward to ensure we’re not rewarding actions that don’t benefit the organization. The 2017 Employee Engagement Conference will discuss finding purpose, implementing neuroscience for change, and connecting to hearts and minds.


Talent Acquisition Summit ● August 15-16, 2017 ● Philadelphia, PA
Creating a strong employer brand and sourcing talent you need is critical, but implementing competitive strategies isn’t possible without the best people behind them. That’s why the TA Summit will focus on the people of talent acquisition. View last year’s agenda here.

Healthcare Recruitment Summit ● August 15-16, 2017 ● Philadelphia, PA
You’ll explore how healthcare organizations are driving innovation in recruiting and exploiting new approaches and technologies to find quality qualified job candidates in an increasingly competitive and ever-changing environment. View last year’s agenda here.


Meeting of the Minds ● September ● Dallas, TX
Typically held in September, in Dallas, TX, the MOTM conference has yet to release the 2017 agenda. But you can expect to hear from top industry partners on the latest in technology with respect to job boards, job search engines, assessments, and other recruiting tools. 

ACE 2017 ● September 12-13, 2017 ● New Orleans, LA
The Achievers Customer Experience (ACE) is the leading employee engagement and recognition conference in North America. Learn how to engage employees, align them with business objectives and values while creating an environment of continuous recognition.

SIA Collaboration in the Gig Economy ● September 13-14, 2017 ● Dallas, TX
Following a successful debut last year, the 2nd annual conference brings together the entire workforce solutions ecosystem in one event. Join staffing suppliers, workforce solutions buyers, staffing suppliers, and human cloud companies for an look at optimizing the talent supply chain.

ASHHRA Annual Conference & Exposition ● September 16-19, 2017 ● Seattle, WA
The ASHHRA is the nation’s only membership organization dedicated to meeting the needs of human resources professionals in health care. Connect with human resources directors, administrators, vice presidents and CEOs of the nation’s hospitals and health care facilities.

Learning and Leadership Development Conf. ● September 18-20, 2017 ● Chicago, IL
This specialized conference will address the challenges of change, shifting culture, content curation and new leadership criteria and development — the critical parts every organization needs to compete in today’s marketplace.

People Analytics & Future of Work ● September 18-19, 2017 ● Philadelphia, PA
This year’s conference will feature keynotes, vendor showcase, short talks and panels, opportunity to connect with people in like industries and those interested in similar areas. Each attendee is sure to leave with new ideas and connections as well as inspiration for work.

2017 NAPS Annual Conference ● September 20-22, 2017 ● Denver, CO
The NAPS 2017 Conference is the premier education opportunity representing the search, recruiting and staffing industry. This year you’ll have the opportunity to learn from best practices and understand how to improve your business all while expanding your network.

TAtech Congress - Fall ● September 27-29, 2017 ● Denver, CO
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TAtech provides executives and professionals in the talent acquisition solutions industry with a dedicated venue for learning, networking, partnering and B2B conversations. These events are the only conferences conducted by, for and about talent acquisition technology companies. 

Global Workforce Symposium ● September 27-29, 2017 ● Chicago, IL
The Symposium is where we bring experts together to educate and guide our industry on how to navigate the challenges and changes they are confronting. It’s where we follow the actions, initiatives and workforce concerns of countries that impact and inform our mission.


ERE Recruiting Conference ● October ●
Typically held in October, the ERE Recruiting Conference has yet to release the 2017 agenda. But you can expect to “transform your TA department and transform your business. Some topics include: open sourcing, design thinking, media buying strategies, and increasing your credibility. 

The HRSouthwest Conference ● October 1-4, 2017 ● Fort Worth, TX
This year the HRSouthwest Conference is providing more than 100 educational sessions from thought-leading speakers, an abundance of networking opportunities and an exciting Marketplace of more than 200 HR solutions and services.

IN Talent Connect ● October 3-5, 2017 ● Nashville, TN
Talent Connect is an annual event for the global talent industry and senior recruitment professionals. You’ll hear from current and future leaders on the latest ideas, network, and expand your vision of all you can achieve. View last year’s agenda here.

Workday Rising 2017 ● October 9-12, 2017 ● Chicago, IL
This year’s theme is “Go further together,” because one of the most powerful things about Workday is the community. When we share our ideas, insights, and innovations, everyone goes further together. And Workday Rising is where it all happens.

HR Technology Conference & Expo ● October 10-13, 2017 ● Las Vegas, NV
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HR Technology Conference is the world’s leading conference & expo on technology for Human Resource executives and professionals. Don’t be fooled by our name. HR Technology focuses on the business process and organizational success enabled by technology, too. 

SHRM Diversity and Inclusion Conference & Exposition ● October 23-25, 2017 ● San Francisco, CA
Diversity & Inclusion is an ever-evolving field. Leaders must refresh their knowledge about specific social identity groups, how their work is impacted by world events, and how to link their efforts to various business functions. The sessions will highlight strategies and successes.  

2017 HCInnovation@Work Conference ● October 24-26, 2017 ● Scottsdale, AZ
Employers must ask themselves how they can create an environment that not only attracts candidates, but positively engages with them at all stages of the employee lifecycle. Delivering critical initiatives can transform any journey into a gratifying employee experience.

Staffing World ● Oct. 24-26, 2017 ● Chicago, IL
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Staffing World is the largest, most comprehensive convention and expo in the staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. This year Staffing World will feature the industry’s largest expo—don’t miss the opportunity to meet with leading supplier companies! 


6th Annual HR Excellence Summit ● November ●
Typically held in November, the HR Excellence summit has yet to release the 2017 agenda. But you can expect to hear topics on: employer branding, leadership development, digital trends, e-recruiting, and strategies to retain the top talent.

Healthcare Staffing Summit ● November 13-15, 2017 ● Dallas, TX
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The Healthcare Staffing Summit will take a deep dive into the healthcare segment of staffing and features sessions specific to the strategic and tactical needs of firms focused on nursing, locum tenens, and allied health among other segments.

Advanced Employment Issues Symposium ● November 15-17, 2017 ● Las Vegas, NV
AEIS will help you prepare for workplace policy updates with an overview of legislative changes, strategies to overcome compliance issues, and networking opportunities You’ll leave with the tools needed to limit your company’s liability under federal law and drive business success.

2017 Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech ● November 28-30, 2017 ● West Palm Beach, FL
In 2017, the two formerly co-located events, Recruiting Trends Conference and HRE Talent Acquisition Tech Conference will become one as the Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech. With a mix of presentations, workshops, and discussion, it will offer a dynamic career experience.


Time to take a conference break and prepare yourself for another year of trends, networking, and travel—Happy holidays!

Here’s what you missed in Q1, be sure to catch them in 2018!


Social Recruiting Strategies Conference ● January 25-27, 2017 ● San Francisco, CA
SRSC has grown to become the conference leader for recruiters and talent acquisition professionals across all industries—offering the latest in global recruiting trends, recruitment marketing, employer branding, tools and technology.


LEAD 2018 ● February 7-8, 2017 ● Salt Lake City, UT
To put leadership back on the radar in HR, strong leaders are needed in our businesses, organizations, communities and personal lives. All attendees will walk away from this event ready to take measurable action to impact the lives they lead.

SIA - Executive Forum ● Feb 13-16,2017 ● San Diego, CA
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Attending the Executive Forum will give you the roadmap to excel in this role, with Dare to Lead as our special conference theme for 2017. You’ll hear from keynote presenters, join dedicated networking time, and hear the latest from vendors. View 2017’s agenda here

17th HR Metrics & Analytics Summit ● February 27-March 1, 2017 ● Lake Buena Vista, FL
Given the competitive nature of the current labor market, it's not enough to track a few metrics just to tick off a box; analytics in action is what you need to master. This conference covers the shifting workforce and how analytics help you uncover leading indicators of changes to come.


HR2017 ● March 6-9, 2017 ● Orlando, FL
HR 2017 provides education and use cases on newer HR solutions, proven tactics and workarounds to get the most out of current investments, and insights to develop the best road map for your organization. View 2017’s sessions here.

2017 Workforce Planning & People Analytics Conference ● March 7-9, 2017 ● Miami, FL
Discover how leaders across various industries have embraced the role of artist and scientist. You’ll hear stories of organizational transformation and business success, through the lens of effective workforce planning and walk away with knowledge of the latest trends.

TalentNet Interactive ● March 10, 2017 ● Austin, TX
The best day of recruitment strategy and employer branding best practices you can possibly get to kick off SXSW Interactive. The goal is to inspire companies to create better consumer and employer brands through digital and social media and move their business forward.

ERE SourceCon ● March 13-15, 2017 ● Anaheim, CA
Expert-level sourcing workshops and sessions led by a variety of talent acquisition leaders and solution specialists. With record numbers of recruiting and sourcing teams attending SourceCon, you will not want to miss the biggest one yet, again.

ADP - Meeting of the Minds ● March 19-22, 2017 ● San Diego, CA
Meeting of the Minds is an opportunity to connect with ADP clients from organizations at the most important educational and networking event of the year. Take advantage of this opportunity to network, gain insights, and learn about the latest innovations in Human Capital Management.

i4cp 2017 Conference ● March 20-23, 2017 ● Scottsdale, AZ
I4cp is focused on next practices and approaches that will impact market performance but few companies are using. The i4cp 2017 Conference will look ahead to what the future brings, while laser-focusing on the people and practices that drive market performance now.


Topics: Recruiting Industry

Updated December 21, 2018