The Top 10 HR Conferences of 2019

As a recruiter, you understand that the success of your organization is dependent upon the quality of its staff. That means you have a responsibility to be thorough in your talent acquisition efforts to hire new employees to help your organization grow as well as implement comprehensive programs and strategies to keep current valuable employees satisfied. Events such as conferences are a valuable resource to learn about new retention programs and strategies, discover emerging technology and trends, expand your professional network, and receive guidance from HR industry experts. Here are the top 10 recruiting and talent acquisition conferences you should attend in 2019 along with an easy-to-use infographic:

Top HR Conferences of 2019

Social Recruiting Strategies Conferences (SRSC)

January 30 - February 1
San Francisco Hotel
San Francisco, CA

SRSC provides support for executives and leaders in talent acquisition and HR to ensure that they stay abreast of the latest recruiting trends, candidate engagement strategies as well as emerging tools and technologies. Over the course of three days, you will have an opportunity to learn about the current state of the industry, how you can exercise that knowledge to gain a competitive advantage and grow your professional network.

Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech

February 20 - 22
Caesars Palace
Las Vegas, NV

From the creators of the world’s largest conference focused on HR technology, Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech annually provides recruiters with knowledge and guidance from the world’s most renowned talent acquisition experts and leaders. At this year’s event, you will gain insight into the impact of AI on HR and how you can use the technology to your organization’s advantage, learn the latest valuable HR trends, and have access to expert talent scouts to help you find the right candidates for tough to fill positions.

HR Metrics & Analytics Conferences

February 27 - March 1
Florida Hotel and Conference Center
Orlando, FL

The annual HR Metrics & Analytics Summit provides recruiters with the knowledge and skills to successfully build, scale and optimize their people analytics. At the event, you will learn about how to effectively use analytics as well as practical HR tips and techniques from industry leaders.

HR West Conference 2019

March 11 - 13
Oakland Convention Center
Oakland, CA

For 35 years, the HR West Conference has provided recruiters with insight into developing trends, technology and strategies. The collaborative event will provide you with the opportunity to earn credits toward certification in a number of HR disciplines, learn new practices to help improve the effectiveness of your HR program, and interact with other recruiters.

WorkHuman 2019

March 18 - 21
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN

WorkHuman is an annual event where visionaries, innovators and industry experts come together with HR and business leaders to discuss salient issues impacting organizations. At this year’s event, you will learn how to effectively address diversity and equality at your organization, and receive guidance on how to create a welcoming and health workplace community.

HR People + Strategy Conference

April 7 - 10
JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa
Aventura, FL

HR People + Strategy is the premier network of HR executives and thought leaders. The event features discussions led by industry leaders to provide you with information so you can be aware of changes in HR and explains how you can leverage that knowledge to improve your program and the quality of candidates.


May 14 - 15
Aria Resort
Las Vegas, NV

UNLEASH is the top gathering place for recruiters, innovators, influencers and workforce technology buyers who are passionate about the Work Revolution and HR technology. This year’s event features a discussion led by Edward Snowden as well as from the Lead Organizational Designer and Technical Adviser to the CEO of Zappos, Chief Human Resources Officer at Symantec, co-founder of nexxworks, and the Vice President of Digital Media and Employer Brand at Magellan Health.

ATD International Conferences and Expo

May 19 - 22
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

The ATD International Conference & Exposition is the largest, most comprehensive event for talent development professionals. This year’s event has several exciting keynote speakers, including Oprah Winfrey, Seth Godin and Eric Whitacre. By attending, you will gain knowledge as well as learn strategies and solutions to help you effectively find, train and develop top talent.

SHRM Annual Conference & Expo

June 23 - 26
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

SHRM is the world’s largest HR professional society and its annual conference and exposition provides education and guidance to ensure that you are able to strengthen your HR program. At the event, you can earn professional development credits, gain new skills, and listen to keynote speakers, such as Martha Stewart.

HR Tech Conference & Expo

October 1 - 4
The Venetian
Las Vegas, NV

For over 20 years, HR Tech, one of the industry’s top independent events, has been providing HR and IT executives with guidance on how to use technology to enrich their HR programs. At this year’s event, you can gain new skills, learn about emerging technology and trends, and build your professional network.

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