Are you looking for HR conferences to learn about the latest market and industry trends, meet like-minded people, and expand your network of prospective partners and clients?

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We prepared a list of 46 most promising HR conferences to attend in 2018.

These HR opportunities are sorted in chronological order.

46 best HR conferences to attend in 2018

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1. SRSC – Social Recruiting Strategies Conference

Dates: January 31 – February 2, 2018 | Register here
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Social Recruiting Strategies Conference 2018 San Francisco offers best practices and lessons learned from recruiting gurus and case studies of leading brands and organizations.

2. HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show

Dates: January 31 – February 2, 2018 | Register here
Toronto, Canada

HRPA’s 2018 Annual Conference & Trade Show is the world’s second largest Human Resources conference, attracting HR and business professionals from across Canada and around the globe.

This three-day event — January 31 to February 2, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building — features world-renowned keynote speakers, 130+ HR professional development sessions, networking events and more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the latest HR products and services.

3. Recruitment Agency Expo

Dates: January 31 – February 1, 2018 | Register here
: London, UK

Now in its 7th successful year, the Recruitment Agency Expo is the largest exhibition and conference for senior decision makers working within recruitment agencies nationwide.

4. HRD Summit

Dates: February 6-7, 2018 | Register here
Birmingham, UK

The HRD Summit hosts the most senior gathering of HR Directors on the globe.

The 2018 Summit will host over 1,500 attendees, 150+ speakers in 8 content streams, and over 100 exhibitors over two days.

5. HR Metrics & Analytics Summit

Dates: February 26-28, 2018 | Register here
Location: Orlando, FL, USA

While a handful of trailblazing companies are doing amazing things with analytics, the vast majority of organizations have barely gotten off the ground, despite a broad consensus that analytics is a must-have in today’s business climate.

While 71 percent of companies surveyed by Deloitte for its Human Capital Trends 2017 said analytics-driven HR are important (31 percent said “very” important), only 8 percent reported even having usable data!

It’s clear that metrics and analytics in HR is on the cusp of reinventing how HR does its business and that is only one of the reasons why the 19th HR Metrics and Analytics Summit, this February 26-28 in Orlando, is so important.

These kinds of analytics are going ‘mainstream’ as executives continue to recognize its value. Organizations without analytics need to get off the sidelines — or risk losing competitive advantage and being left behind.

6. HR Daily Advisor 2018 Annual Conference

Dates: March 8-9, 2018 | Register here
Savannah, GA, USA

Does your employee engagement program have what it to takes to beat out the competition to attract and retain top top talent?

HRDA 2018 will arm you with the tools and tactics you need to motivate your workforce, comply with the latest benefit and tax updates, prevent harassment and other culture-crushing issues, and implement wellness and feedback programs that really shine.

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7. UNLEASH Conference & Expo London

Dates: March 20-21, 2018 | Register here
London, UK

2018 marks UNLEASH’s fourth year at the ExCel London, a ground-breaking show unlike any other.

Offering unparalleled learning and networking opportunities on the Future of Work and Technology, UNLEASH Conference & Expo in 2018 is officially the UK’s largest enterprise show for decision makers, with over 60 nationalities represented in 2017 and more than half of the attendees from the C-Suite.

UNLEASH Conference & Expo is the fastest growing people-focused event on the planet and we pride ourselves in organising shows that make a real difference and bring a greater good to the world.

8. Workforce Mobility Interactive

Date: March 21, 2018 | Request your invitation here
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The annual Workforce Mobility Interactive event returns to Hong Kong for the fourth time in 2018.

An exciting line up of speakers will join the event in a series of keynote presentations, panel discussions and interactive round table session based on the most up-to-date trends and challenges of global staff mobility.

The event will see established and upcoming businesses gather to engage in sessions that will put you in the know about the best practices in retaining global talent.

9. Talent Management Asia

Dates: March 27-28, 2018 | Register here
Location: Singapore, Singapore

Six years on and talent Management Asia has never failed to deliver its value-adding purpose on HR topics.

In 2018, expect to learn cutting-edge talent management strategies from across industries and the challenges industries are facing.

Talent management is a living field – always evolving and transforming based on new information and exciting capabilities. Stay ahead of the trends and stay in the loop of industrial progressions with TMA 2018!

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10. The i4cp 2018 Conference

Dates: March 26-29, 2018 | Register here
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

If organizational agility is essential to your business, then being able to attract, develop, and retain top talent is critical. 

i4cp’s annual conference is consistently ranked as one of the best business events each year because it is focused on next practices in talent – cutting-edge approaches that impact market performance but that few companies are using.

Designed for senior HR, talent, learning, and other business leaders – and closed to vendors and consultants – the i4cp 2018 Conference offers superior networking and thought leadership so you can better understand and address the critical talent issues facing your organization.

11. ERE Recruiting Conference

Dates: April 2-4, 2018 | Register here
Location: San Diego, CA, USA

High-growth and large organizations can’t afford to scramble each time a job is opened or a position changes.

This is your opportunity to join those who have solved these challenges and can help you be successful.

12. WorkHuman

Dates: April 2-5, 2018 | Register here
Austin, TX, USA

WORKHUMAN® is more than a conference.

It’s a worldwide movement that galvanizes HR and business leaders to unleash the transformative power of people – creating human-centric work cultures where employees and organizations can reach their full potential.

13. BenefitsConf

Dates: April 4-6, 2018 | Register here
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Now in its sixth year, the Human Resource Executive® Health & Benefits Leadership Conference has evolved into THE annual gathering of the nation’s savviest HR and benefits professionals.

And it’s where you’ll gain the foresight you need to create the perfect benefits package for your organization.

You’ll discover what is working and what’s not in organizations from various industries and sizes, as senior HR and benefits executives share their stories along with best practices and tips.

The Conference is also home to the nation’s most innovative Health & Benefits Expo for employers.

Last but not least, it’s a great opportunity to connect with your peers face-to-face who are just as passionate about their work as you!

14. HR Undefined Conference 2018

Dates: April 11-12, 2018 | Register here
Calgary, Canada

HR Undefined is CPHR Alberta’s largest annual event.

It provides an environment where you can learn solutions to HR challenges through professional development and networking with Alberta’s HR pros.

In April 2018, Human Resources and business professionals will meet in Calgary, Alberta for over 40 professional development sessions, networking and community building at the CPHR Alberta 2018 Conference: HR Undefined.

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15. HR People + Strategy Annual Conference 2018

Dates: April 22-25, 2018 | Register here
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

To thrive in today’s business environment, HR leaders must develop holistic approaches that will optimize human and digital collaboration to transform people’s lives inside and outside of work.

In an intimate environment among influential leaders, the HR People + Strategy Annual Conference: Building Extraordinary Organizations — Human + Digital Collaboration will explore the vital role of HR in leading the convergence of people and technology to build extraordinary organizations and the key elements shaping employees’ work expectations.

At the Conference, participants will benefit from close networking with peers, and from the presentation, session, and amazing Innovation Labs that offer unsurpassed dialogue and interactions with speakers.

An event you don’t want to miss!

16. LEADHR OKHR 2018 Conference

Dates: April 24-26, 2018 | Register here
Tulsa, OK, USA

The three-day Conference & Expo in Tulsa, OK will connect you to valuable resources, products, and services, including cutting-edge keynote sessions, over 40 breakout sessions, continuing education credits for Certified Human Resource Professionals, an exhibit hall, and a networking evening event.

Whether you’re coming to learn, present, or exhibit, you won’t want to miss OKHR2018!

17. SHRM Talent Management Conference & Exposition

Dates: April 24-26, 2018 | Register here
Chicago, IL, USA

To thrive in today’s business environment, HR leaders must develop holistic approaches that will optimize human and digital collaboration to transform people’s lives inside and outside of work.

In an intimate environment among influential leaders, the HR People + Strategy Annual Conference: Building Extraordinary Organizations—Human + Digital Collaboration will explore the vital role of HR in leading the convergence of people and technology to build extraordinary organizations and the key elements shaping employees’ work expectations.

At the Conference, participants will benefit from close networking with peers, and from the presentation, session, and amazing Innovation Labs that offer unsurpassed dialogue and interactions with speakers.

18. ATD International Conference 2018

Dates: May 6-9, 2018 | Register here
Location: San Diego, CA, USA

The ATD International Conference & Exposition is the largest event for talent development professionals worldwide.

It 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.

19. RecruitCon 2018

Dates: May 9-11, 2018 | Register here
 Nashville, TN, USA

Recruiting is changing and businesses are hard pressed to keep up. While the potential for landing star candidates is high, so is the competition.

RecruitCon 2018 showcases today’s best practices for supercharging acquisition efforts, new technologies to streamline recruiting, effective analytics trends to support employers’ evidence-based talent decisions, and so much more.

Join us for 2-day accredited conference along with the nation’s top talent acquisition and recruiting experts.

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20. Indeed Interactive

Dates: May 14-16, 2018 | Register here
Austin, TX, USA

Search for Greatness at Indeed Interactive 2018!

Choose from dozens of insightful sessions, in which you’ll learn to leverage the latest recruiting innovations and engage in thought-provoking conversations about workplace trends.

Walk away inspired to define “greatness” for your organization and equipped to discover your next great hire.

21. Performance Management Innovation Conference

Dates: May 17-18, 2018 | Register here
Chicago, IL, USA

This conference is dedicated to uncovering new and effective methods your managers can employ when providing feedback that connects employees to organizational goals and motivates them to higher productivity and innovation.

The HCI Performance Management Innovation Conference will bring to you successful case studies from colleagues who will share their no-cost tools and strategies that you can use to help your managers genuinely engage the workforce through these powerful conversations.

22. HRD Summit/Europe

Dates: May 22-23, 2018 | Register here
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The HR Directors Summit is the most senior gathering of HR leaders in mainland Europe.

The 2018 Summit is set to be our biggest ever yet, with over 300 HR leaders attending for 20 hours of intelligence sharing across 4 streams.

23. Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference

Dates: June 5-7, 2018 | Register here
Location: Miami, FL, USA

Today’s talent acquisition is increasingly complex.

The function requires numerous tools and skills that is further complicated by the accelerated pace of technology and ever-changing candidate expectations.

Given the intricacy of the function coupled with the tight labor market, it is not surprising that the hiring process has slowed.

Yet hiring speed matters. Vacancies affect business productivity, while quality candidates get snapped up if they are left waiting too long.

The 2018 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference will help you optimize the overall TA function as well as hone each segment — attract, source, assess, select and onboard — to give you the competitive advantage you need to survive in a scarce labor market.

24. Talent42

Dates: June 7-8, 2018 | Register here
Seattle, WA, USA

Talent42 is the first – and only – conference that brings together tech recruiters and leading software engineers.

The audience is challenged by every speaker and panelist joining the conference.

Talent42 is a rare opportunity for the tech recruiting community to come together to share new ideas.

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25. SHRM18 Annual Conference and Exposition

Dates: June 17-20, 2018 | Register here
Location: Chicago, IL, USA

There is no better place for HR professional development than SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition.

By attending, you’ll gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices – which help your company succeed.

26. HR360 European Summit

Dates: June 20-21, 2018 | Register here
Berlin, Germany

How would you like to tap into some of the best minds in HR today to learn how they are getting ready for the increasingly digital new world of work?

Only at HR360 will you meet 200 of the innovators and pace-setters that are taking HR transformation to new frontiers – reinventing organisational structures, redefining the employee experience and driving greater use of real time analytics.

If you’re serious about building an HR division that adds greater value to the business bottom line, don’t miss this opportunity to benchmark your people, processes and technology with those leading the way.

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27. BEYOND – The Global HR Leadership Forum

Dates: June 14-15, 2018 | Register here
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This conference stands apart because it is a genuine forum where forward-thinking HR leaders and senior executives will come together to discuss the latest insights and debate the future of this dynamic function within an intimate networking environment.

The Forum aims to transform your thinking about the HR profession, shifting your paradigms to perspectives that you have not considered yet.

The forum will address the technology changes that are impacting HR, but (where other conferences stop) it goes “beyond” and also considers technology in the context of the society and how social impact can be generated.

Next to this, the Forum will address how “de-humanized” HR can be “re-humanized” by building EX-centric companies.

28. Employee Engagement Conference

Dates: July 30 – August 1, 2018 | Register here
Location: Denver, CO, USA

As leaders are becoming both empowered and accountable for driving engagement, HR’s role is evolving to one of guidance and support while introducing tools and initiatives that enable an engaged and high performance workforce.

Managers and leaders play a critical role in connecting to and retaining talent but this opportunity for growth and greatness is stalled and disengagement sets in when leaders don’t receive the coaching needed to authentically engage and empower their teams.

Gallup tells us only 35% of US Managers are engaged and US employees scored even lower with only 30% engagement.

29. California HR Conference

Dates: August 26-29, 2018 | Register here
Location: Long Beach, CA, USA

The California HR Conference is a unique experience for HR professionals who seek a comprehensive, California-focused HR education that’s coupled with innovative learning sessions and exceptional social opportunities.

Created and curated by the Professionals In Human Resources Association, the California HR Conference (CAHR) is a hub of human resource content for professionals who either practice or are responsible for HR management in California.

We offer a unique experience committed to your understanding of the trends and laws affecting the future of your business, to opportunities for purposeful networking, and to connecting HR communities.

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30. HR Technology® Conference

Dates: September 11-14, 2018 | Register here
Las Vegas, NE, USA

HR Tech is THE place to get the whole picture of the HR technology market.

Whether you’re looking to increase your knowledge to buy and effectively implement new HR systems or simply to stay on top of this rapidly changing industry — your organization’s success starts here.

As the industry’s leading independent event for 20+ years, HR Tech has been a key catalyst for tens of thousands of HR and IT executives in their quest to leverage technology and secure HR’s role as a pivotal component in their company’s overall success.

Hailed as the industry’s “Town Hall Meeting,” HR Tech is your once-a-year chance to learn from — and network with — respected thought leaders and like-minded professionals.

31. Learning and Leadership Development Conference

Dates: September 26-28, 2018 | Register here
Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Have leadership development programs have been failing us or is it the active participants?

The major problem in most organizations is the way we identify and develop high potentials and leaders – turns out we’re either using the wrong criteria or not providing the right resources like coaching and a continuing learning process for leaders.

The talent that makes someone successful in their field (e.g., creative, sales, finance) is a different talent than what makes someone a great manager.

Join the HCI Learning & Leadership Development Conference and get the strategies you can use right now to identify and develop the managers with Leadership DNA – who have the innate ability to drive engagement, collaboration, and innovation is essential to the success of your organization.

32. World Talent Forum

Date: September 27, 2018 | Register here
 Munich, Germany

The 9th World Talent Forum is the world’s largest forum for corporate alumni leaders and one of the top HR events for talent management professionals in Europe.

The global networking & best-practice event is ideal for HR professionals and Corporate Alumni Leaders who are looking to step up their game and gain insight into the biggest HR trends to date.

The event encompasses cutting-edge presentations, workshops and panel discussions around Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and Alumni Management.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to acquire actionable insights and be inspired by some of the world’s biggest names in HR!

33. International HR Conference Barcelona

Dates: October 5, 2018 | Register here
Barcelona, Spain

Due to the great success of the last 4 International HR Conferences Barcelona, which were held in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, the 5th edition of this amazing event will take place at the Auditorium of Telefónica in Barcelona on October 5th, 2018.

34. #SOSUEUROPE Sourcing Summit

Dates: October 9-11, 2018 | Register here
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Risk takers, game changers, people finders, tool tinkerers & talent geeks from all over Europe congregate at #SOSUEU to collaborate, network & learn.

Be in the room with the sharpest sourcing minds and hear first hand, the challenges, new trends and opportunities that are shaping the talent sourcing landscape.

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35. LinkedIn Talent Connect

Dates: October 9-11, 2018 | Register here
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA

LinkedIn Talent Connect consists of highly rated breakout sessions, awe-inspiring keynotes, and exclusive interviews with many of LinkedIn’s top talent acquisition leaders and influencers.

36. Human Resource Summit

Dates: October 10-12, 2018 | Register here
Location: Barcelona, Spain

The Summit is a cost and time effective way for leading service providers to meet with UK HR Directors.

Your time over the 2½ days will be spent in a series of pre-selected 1:1 meetings, informal networking during the evening dinners and lunches and, if you’re a delegate, participation in our topic-driven Strategy Group sessions.

We will provide you with your own personal schedule, so your time at the event will be productive and reflect your business needs.

The Summit is an invitation only event, with just 140 places available.

Step away from the day to day to develop ideas, share best practice, hear about proven solutions and be inspired!

37. The HRSouthwest Conference

Date: October 14-17, 2018 | Register here
Fort Worth, TX, USA

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.

38. HR Summit Brisbane

Dates: October 18-19, 2018 | Register here
Brisbane, Australia

The HR Summit is designed to benefit the whole HR team including HR directors, managers, advisors, business partners, consultants and coordinators.

Operations managers, learning and development professionals and others in a people management role will also benefit from attending the HR Summit Brisbane.

39. AAGE Graduate Recruitment and Development Conference

Dates: October 31 – November 2, 2018 | Register here
Brisbane, Australia

In 2018 the AAGE celebrates its ‘pearl’ anniversary – 30 years since its foundation.

Over the last three decades the conference has evolved into a unique format that encourages the open sharing of knowledge and experience, which serves to elevate the graduate recruitment industry as an increasingly important, strategic part of a business.

This year’s AAGE conference will provide you with a chance to discover some ‘pearls of wisdom’ as the conference presenters reflect on their past experiences to help you prepare for a changing future.

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40. NAPS Conference

Dates: November 4-6, 2018 | Register here
Location: Bonita Springs, FL, USA

The NAPS 2018 Conference is the premier education opportunity representing the search, recruiting and staffing industry.

More than 400 attendees are expected to attend this year’s annual event, which will be held November 4-6, 2018 in Bonita Springs FL at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa.

41. CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition

Dates: November 7-8, 2018 | Register here
Manchester, UK

The 71th edition of the Annual Conference will focus on the major shifts that are affecting organisations, the HR profession, and the world of work at large.

The digitalisation of work, the impact of technology on jobs, the macro socio-political changes around us, and the increased pace of organisational transformation are examples of a new world of work that is already upon us.

A new world which presents major challenges and opportunities for business leaders and the people profession.

42. Global HR Excellence Summit

Dates: November 7-9, 2018 | Registration TBA
Location: Barcelona, Spain

This is the event where you can access the people and ideas that matter most to your business with a programme that will inspire you and gives you the opportunity to network with your peers on one of the most leading and exciting events.

43. HR Comply 2018 | Limit Liability & Drive Success

Dates: November 14-16, 2018 | Register here
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA

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.

44. Rethink! HR & Technology Minds Europe

Dates: November 21-23, 2018 | Register here
Berlin, Germany

The Leading HR Strategy and Business Minds event for HR decision makers in Europe.

Rethink! HR Tech Europe is an international knowledge & project exchange platform bringing together more than 150 Heads of HR and HR decision makers to discuss key industry topics, share knowledge, create new partnerships and identify opportunities for their business.

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45. Vision London

Dates: November 21-22, 2018 | Register here
London, UK

HR Vision London will help you, by bringing forward UK focused examples that can enhance growth, lift productivity and empower your company to thrive, by highlighting some of the best examples in the UK and further afield, and sharing some of the gory details of what didn’t work.

46. Reinventing HR Summit

Dates: December 5-7, 2018 | Register here
London, UK

Join the Summit and learn the very latest disruptive and mind-blowing ideas from some of the truly innovative businesses and organisations from the EMEA region.

Delegates will not just hear about various game-changing HR initiatives but will learn the step by step process of putting these lovely ideas into practice.

What events are you planning to attend? What HR conferences did we miss? Let us know by leaving your thoughts below, or fill in the contact form to suggest an event that we should list here.

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