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A new year is upon us which means a fresh list of HR conferences and recruiting events.

The HR industry is thriving and we’re seeing a big uptick in events from our list of HR conferences in 2018. Needless to say, this is our longest list ever!

Which of these top HR conferences will you attend in 2019?

Social Recruiting Strategies Conference (Jan. 30-Feb. 1 in San Francisco, CA)

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  • Content strategy for talent acquisition
  • TA practices with innovative technology
  • Video campaigns for talent attraction
  • Optimizing candidate experience
  • Measuring the success of talent attraction
  • Employer branding strategies

 

People Analytics & Future of Work 2019 (Jan. 31-Feb. 1 in San Francisco, CA)

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  • Leading practices in people analytics
  • Emerging innovations in workforce planning
  • People analytics technology for people

 

Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech (Feb. 20-22 in Las Vegas, NV)

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  • Details TBA

 

HIRE19′ (Feb. 26-27 in San Francisco, CA)

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  • More than 50 interactive sessions with peers based on role-specific content
  • Best practices, case studies, and networking
  • Recruiting technology and services partner expo

 

HR Metrics & Analytics Summit (Feb. 27-Mar. 1 in Orlando, FL)

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  • Creating a data-driven culture to support impactful analytics
  • How analytics is revolutionizing and empowering HR
  • Leveraging data to improve quality of hire
  • How analytics can help foster a more diverse, dynamic workforce

 

Talent Management Strategies Conference 2019 (Mar. 5-6 in New York, NY)

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  • Strategic and tactical ideas to engage and optimize your workforce
  • HR technology, analytics, and social media solutions
  • Best practices and case studies from leading companies

 

TA Tech Leadership Summit on AI & Machine Learning in Talent Acquisition (Mar. 5-6 in Tempe, AZ)

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  • What’s Real & What’s Hype in AI / Machine Learning for Recruitment
  • The Capabilities of Current AI-Based Recruiting Products
  • What Customers Have Learned in Implementing AI-Based Products
  • Lessons Learned From Case Studies of Product Implementations
  • The Impact of AI / Machine Learning on the Candidate & the Recruiter’s Experience
  • The Different Implementation Challenges for SMBs and Enterprises

 

HR West 2019 (Mar. 11-13 in Oakland, CA)

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  • Gender-blind recruiting
  • Next-generation diversity and inclusion
  • 2019 trends for eliciting feedback from employees
  • 5 success strategies of HR changemakers
  • Innovations in employee benefits
  • Developing HR executives
  • Human Resources in the digital age
  • Hiring for organizational priorities

 

Next Practices NOW (Mar. 11-14 in Scottsdale, AZ)

  • Optimizing work automation
  • Driving performance and innovation through programs and talent process.
  • Building a great place to work
  • Employing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Ways to accelerate culture change

 

WorkHuman 2019 Conference (Mar. 18-21 in Nashville, TN)

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  • Details TBA

 

SourceCon Seattle (Mar. 19-21 in Seattle, WA)

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  • 2019 state of talent acquisition
  • What it takes to become a world-class sourcer
  • Lessons learned leading small and large recruiting teams
  • Copywriting for sourcers
  • Do’s and Don’ts of recruiting automation

 

Talent Brand Summit (Mar. 26-28 in Austin, TX)

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  • A 2-day workshop designed to pioneer the next level of employer branding and your talent brand strategy.
  • Exclusively for employer brand and recruitment marketing practitioners.

 

WorldatWork Pay Equity Symposium (Mar. 27-29 in San Francisco, CA)

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  • Learn the difference between pay equity, pay parity and how both goals contribute to closing the gender wage gap
  • Discuss how organizations can solve for gender-bias market data
  • Reconsider common compensable factors that contribute to pay differences
  • Strategize internal and external communications around pay equity

 

HR Transform (Mar. 28-29 in Las Vegas, NV)

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  • Details TBA

 

SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition (Apr. 8-10 in Nashville, TN)

  • Preparing for future talent needs
  • Creating your organization’s talent acquisition strategy
  • How to identify high-potential talent
  • Harnessing data and analytics to impact talent management strategies
  • Top recruiting challenges and trends
  • Sourcing with AI
  • Talent mobility
  • The power of video to attract the mobile job seeker

 

TATech Leadership Summit on Recruitment Marketing (Apr. 17-18 in Chicago, IL)

  • What is recruitment marketing and why is it important?
  • Unique challenges and opportunities at the top of the recruiting funnel
  • Recruitment marketing case studies

 

ERE Recruiting Conference 2019 (Apr. 22-24 in San Diego, CA)

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  • 100 tricks to appear smart in talent acquisition
  • 5 critical conversations with hiring managers
  • Building a best-in-class campus recruitment strategy
  • Neurodiversity and the talent spectrum
  • How to tackle unconscious bias to increase diversity
  • The current state of talent acquisition
  • Engaging passive talent
  • An award-winning diversity and inclusion strategy

 

HR Redefined 2019 (May 5-7 in New York, NY)

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  • Fresh ideas in HR
  • Data-driven decisions in people strategy
  • Building better workplaces
  • Changing the future of HR

 

2019 Inclusive Diversity Conference (May 6-7 in San Francisco, CA)

  • Building strategic HR capabilities
  • Designing for diversity
  • The mind science behind inclusion
  • Understanding and implementing psychological safety in the workplace

 

Employer Branding Strategies Conference (May 7-9 in San Diego, CA)

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  • Details TBA

 

RecruitCon 2019 (May 9-10 in Austin, TX)

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  • Avoid liability stemming from online recruiting, ATS algorithms, and other EEO-related things
  • Proven tactics to attract off-the-radar candidates
  • 10 deadly sins of recruiting
  • Designing and delivering recruitment messaging
  • Building a social media recruiting program
  • Speed of hire best practices
  • Enhancing recruiting practice with predictive anlytics

 

Indeed Interactive 2019 (May 13-15 in Austin, TX)

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  • Details TBA

 

TATech Leadership Summit on Programmatic Ad Buying in Talent Acquisition (Jun. 4-5 in Boston, MA)

  • Programmatic ad buying technology
  • The state of automation in ad buying
  • High volume recruiting strategies
  • Retargeting and performance recording

 

2019 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference (Jun. 10-12 in Denver, CO)

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  • Automation, AI , and Economics
  • Curating your employer brand
  • Optimizing the candidate experience
  • Sourcing and talent attraction strategies for a tightening labor market

 

Greenhouse OPEN 2019 (Jun. 11-13 in New York City, NY)

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  • Details TBA

 

Entelo Recruiting Automation Summit (Jun. 13-14 in San Francisco, CA)

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  • Moneyball philosophy for recruiting
  • AI in recruiting
  • Machine + Recruiter = High Impact
  • What the future holds for HR

 

Talent42 Tech Recruiting Conference (Jun. TBA in Seattle, WA)

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  • Details TBA

 

SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition (Jun. 23-26 in Las Vegas, NV)

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  • Taking data-driven action with people analytics
  • SHRM essentials of Human Resources
  • Building a talent pipeline
  • The realities of employee engagement
  • HR metrics that matter
  • Building a unique employer brand

 

Candidate Experience Awards (TBA)

  • Registration opens in March
  • Details TBA

 

Job Board Summit 2019 (Jun. 25-26 in Denver, CO)

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  • Details TBA

 

Talent Acquisition Evolution (Sept. 4 in Cincinnati, OH)

  • Details TBA

 

TATech North America 2019 (Sept. 24-26 in Austin, TX)

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  • Details TBA

 

Talent Connect 2019 (Sept. 25-27 in Dallas, TX)

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  • Details TBA

 

Grace Hopper Celebration 2019 (Oct. 2-4 in Orlando, FL)

  • Details TBA

 

HR Technology Conference & Exposition (Oct. 1-4 in Las Vegas, NV)

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  • Details TBA

 

SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference (Oct. 28-30 in New Orleans, LA)

  • Details TBA

 

HIREconf Re-Imagine Talent Acquisition (Oct. 22-23 in New York, NY)

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  • Details TBA

 

International HR Conferences

If you’re looking for HR conference outside of the U.S. check out Hung Lee’s Recruiting Brainfood Big List of Events. It’s an awesome spreadsheet he puts together every year. Countries included (other than the US) are UK, Spain, South Africa, Denmark, Singapore, Germany, Netherlands, Barcelona.

 

Need Sign-Off From Leadership?

Here’s a template you can use for a letter to leadership to justify attending any HR conference. Just fill-in the bracketed words with your specific conference details:

Hello [Decision Maker],

Re: Request to Attend [HR Conference]

I’d like to request your approval to attend [HR conference], [date] in [city]. It’s the best opportunity this year to network with and learn from HR, TA, and recruiting leaders and peers.

I plan on spending my time identifying solutions and best practices to help drive the following initiatives:

  • [add project or initiative]
  • [add project or initiative]
  • [add project or initiative]

This [HR Conference] is packed with [x] days of learning, including:

  • [List at least 5 things you plan to learn about]

Here’s the approximate cost breakdown:

Airfare: $ XX
Transportation: $   XX
Hotel: $ XX
Conference registration: $ XX
Training/Certification Fee: $ XX
Total: $ XXX

 

I am confident that my time at [HR Conference] will help us drive better productivity and results for the team to meet our recruiting and hiring goals this year.

I’d like to register before prices increase. Thank you for your consideration.

Best,

[Name]

 

Did We Miss Any HR Conferences?

Drop a comment below or ping me at nick@ongig.com and we’ll get it added!

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