HR conferences to put into your 2020 calendar

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Are you currently researching the HR conferences to attend in 2020? Well, we’ve done the hard work for you and have put together a list of some of the top HR conferences taking place next year.

As you know, HR conferences are a great way to connect with like-minded individuals. They present plenty of networking opportunities, and you might even have the chance to secure new business for your organization. They’re also an excellent way to acquire industry knowledge and gain valuable insight into new trends.

Remember to carefully check out which workshops, topics, and speakers are most important to you and your organization to be sure you choose the conference(s) that will align with your strategic objectives and offer the best return on investment.

And, without further delay, here’s our list of HR conferences you might like to add to your calendar. If we’ve missed any great ones, feel free to share them with us on LinkedIn (and follow us for lots of useful content)!

1. HRPA2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show

This HR conference is known as Canada’s most influential event for HR leaders and professionals who want to stay ahead of the curve. It will bring those who are redefining HR with bold, innovative concepts, tools and best practices together. Attendees can look forward to talks by eight world-renowned keynote speakers 75+ HR professional development sessions, networking opportunities, and over 250 exhibitors.

Date: January 22 – 24, 2020
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
Price and registration: Click here for info

2. HRD Summit

This HR summit hosts the most senior HR and business leaders in the world, and will welcome over 150 speakers, 1,500 attendees, 80 exhibitors, over 250 match meetings and over 11 hours of networking over two days. The theme will be ‘Curators of the New Business Landscape: Harnessing Human Creativity’ in response to the rapid change the world is encountering economically, politically, and socially. During the summit, ways that organizations can support the natural ingenuity of their people amid this change will be explored.

Date: February 4 – 5, 2020
Location: ICC, Birmingham
Price and registration: Click here for info

2. HR West

This HR conference has been held annually for 36 years, attracting professionals from across the US, with a strong presence from the Silicon Valley companies and their HR experts. HR West tackles tough topics, includes diverse approaches and schools of thought for the industry’s pain points, and fosters forward-thinking dialogue. Conference presenters will help attendees achieve their HR goals by providing industry insights, tools and resources, as well as the latest workplace research.

Date: March 9 – 11, 2020
Location: Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, California
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 3. People Analytics & Workforce Planning

Top talent is harder than ever to find and keep. ​At HCI’s 2020 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference, attendees will get to know how to integrate their people strategy with their business strategy from a group of thought leaders, practitioners, and experts. The conference will present peer-to-peer networking, workshops and hands-on practice to support attendees’ people analytics initiatives. Attendees will also learn how to develop, adapt, and execute workforce plans in a constantly changing environment.

Date: March 23 – 25, 2020
Location: Aventura, Florida
Price and registration: Click here for info

4. HR Transform

HR Transform will be host to the world’s most prominent HR executives and the innovators driving the future of work. Change is happening at an unprecedented rate, so this conference will dive deep into how leaders can bring the future of work into their companies. Main topics will include blind hiring, gamification of HR, feedback tools, candidate experience, and more.

Date: March 23 – 25, 2020
Location: The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Nevada

5. i4cp’s Next Practices Now Conference

This HR conference is known as the top-rated human capital event of the year. That’s because it is focused on next practices in HR, including cutting-edge approaches that impact market performance but that not many organizations are using. The i4cp Next Practices Now Conference is closed to vendors and consultants, and is designed for senior HR, talent, learning, and other business leaders. It offers excellent networking and thought leadership, equipping to address the critical HR and workforce issues facing their organizations.

Date: March 23 – 26, 2020
Location: Scottdale, Arizona
Price and registration: Click here for info

6. Health & Benefits Leadership Conference

This HR conference, as the title suggests, is all about employee wellness as a strategy to help organizations prosper. It will offer attendees the opportunity to learn how to provide appealing benefits packages that give employees what they need to excel. There will also be a health and wellness expo where attendees can find out more about cutting-edge services and tools for employees.

Date: April 15 – 17, 2020
Location: Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Price and registration: Click here for info

7. ATD 2020 International Conference & Expo

Keynote speakers at this talent development event are among the most successful businesspeople in the world. There will be more than 300 world-renowned session speakers, and over 400 vendors showcasing innovative technology and solutions that address modern-day challenges.

Date: May 17 – 20, 2020
Location: Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
Price and registration: Click here for info

8. SHRM 20

Those who attend SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition can expect to gain the tools and resources needed to implement successful HR practices within their organizations. Conference speakers, many of whom are current HR professionals, are proven business leaders, strategists, practitioners and peers. This is an educational opportunity that will provide attendees with a full range of HR knowledge.

Date: June 28 – July 1, 2020
Location: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California
Price and registration: Click here for info

At the time of publishing, all information contained in this blog corresponded with that provided on each conference’s website. Please refer to these individual websites for any important updates or potential changes.

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