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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)

  • 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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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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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


HR Uncubed (Jun. 10-11 in Brooklyn, NY)

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  • Strategies for creating a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Overcoming bias within the organization
  • Create employer branding content that sticks
  • Designing the candidate experience
  • Building a compelling employer brand


Talent42 Tech Recruiting Confererence (Jun. 11-12 in Seattle, WA)

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  • Using APIs in sourcing
  • Identifying candidates from non-traditional career paths and experience
  • Trends in tech recruiting
  • Tips for recruiting engineers
  • The employee experience journey
  • The state of technical recruiting


Greenhouse OPEN 2019 (Jun. 12-13 in New York City, NY)

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  • Approach to effective diversity and inclusion.
  • A data-driven approach to hiring
  • Culture and its effect on the most successful companies
  • The transformation of recruiting
  • Growing your HR tech stack
  • Secrets to creating an outstanding employer brand
  • Prioritizing inclusion by engaging every employee
  • Building a strong diversity pipeline


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


HR Tech Summit (Jun. 18-19 in Toronto)

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  • The future of work and emerging technology
  • Questions to ask before purchasing HR technology
  • The changing face of HR
  • Bots, AI and automation in HR
  • Using technology to improve recruitment marketing strategy
  • Harnessing people data to drive employee engagement


2019 Employee Engagement Conference (Jun. 20 in New York, NY)

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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


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

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  • Details TBA


Society of Talent Acquisition and Recruitment Symposium (Jun. 27 in Chicago, IL)

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  • Candidate Experience as a business necessity.
  • The fundamentals of sourcing
  • A look into the future of jobs


LAX TechRecruit 2019 (Jul. 18 in Los Angeles, CA)

  • Strategic workforce planning
  • Auditing the talent acquisition system
  • Employer Value Proposition and how to market it
  • Employer branding with video
  • Programmatic ads and retargeting


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

  • Details TBA


StaffingTec Blockchain Revolution Summit in Staffing & Recruiting (Sept. 4 in Nashville, TN)

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  • Blockchain and the impact on the staffing industry
  • Shortening the onboarding process
  • Leveraging blockchain to bring trust and transparency
  • The future of work


Texas SHRM Global HR Conference (Sept. 11 in Houston, TX)

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  • Creating an immediate connection with candidates
  • Breaking boundaries for operational excellence from a HR perspective
  • Current trends in global benefits


MidWest TechRecruit (Sept. 18 in Chicago, IL)

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  • People Analytics at Nestle
  • Talent analytics at Aspen Analytics
  • Sourcery and Research
  • Building diverse talent pipelines
  • Using video in employer branding strategy
  • Applying design thinking to talent acquisition


CXR Talent Acquisition Leadership Meeting (Sept. 19-20 in Sonoma, CA)

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

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  • AI/Machine Learning for recruitment
  • Capabilities of AI-based recruiting products
  • Learning from using AI for recruitment
  • Talent acquisition technology’s capabilities and tactics


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


ERE Recruiting Conference (Oct. 14-16 in Washington D.C.)

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  • Using radical inclusion to grow your business
  • Removing inclusion blind spots
  • What women candidates want from recruiters
  • Reinventing onboarding
  • Rockstar recruiting and providing more value
  • The way to structure a talent acquisition department
  • How to reduce unconscious bias


Candidate Experience Awards (Oct. 14 in Washington D.C. )

  • 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


RecruitCon 2019 (Nov. 14-15 in Nashville, TN)

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  • Sourcing and interviewing Do’s and Don’ts
  • Boolean recruiting for success
  • Google for jobs and optimizing job postings for search
  • Building a campus recruiting machine
  • Employer branding on a budget
  • Achieving a transformative hiring strategy



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.




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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