23 Best HR Conferences to Attend [2020 Edition]

23 Best HR Conferences to Attend [2020 Edition]

If you are looking for the best HR conference, you’ve come to the right place. You will find all the details such as ticket prices, venues, and dates; so keep reading to discover the most suitable HR conferences for you in 2020. 

Attending an HR conference is an opportunity to get an immersive experience in the human resources world, and also your chance to get together with HR experts, leaders, and executives from around the world.

By going to a human resources event, you will get the chance to exchange thoughts, strategies, and the most innovative solutions to everyday challenges that you will come across when managing your staff. Some of these challenges include keeping employee turnover rates low and improving employee development.

To that end, I have brought this list with 23 different options for you to choose from. This way, you can attend the HR conference that best suits your needs. 

The Best HR Conferences Still to Come in 2020 [Updated]

With the purpose of finding the ideal HR technology conference, I have written the following list with no specific order. These are the most popular ones around the world in 2019. 

People Matters TechHR 2019 

Date: 01-02 August 2019

Price: INR 27000 or USD 392

Location: Gurugram, India 

Ht Technology Conference India

This is the largest HR technology conference in Asia. This conference offers a platform where you can have meaningful conversations with professionals and business experts. 

TechHR has taken the definition of a simple conference beyond any expectations. Here, you will be immersed in an ecosystem of creativity, inspiration, and knowledge in order to learn the most innovative HR strategies. 

Moreover, TechHR includes the Start-up Program, designed for early-stage start-ups in the HR and Work Tech space to interact with investors, buyers, and peers during the conference. 

People Matters TechHR 2019 will have over 130 speakers in 2019, among which you can find experts such as HR managers, professors, founders, executive directors, and more. 

Register here 

HR TechXpo

Date: August 21, 2019

Price: USD 159

Location: Seattle, The US

HR Tech Expo

HR TechXpo originated three years ago in San Francisco and has gained popularity since then. In this human resources event, you will find exhibitors and HR professionals and the chance to have interesting conversations face to face with them. 

This day-long event addresses the intersections of workplace needs and the solutions that professionals recommend in 2019. 

The meeting takes place in a low-pressure atmosphere where you will be able to meet the most technically advanced solution providers. 

This event has grown into a massive meeting with Seattle as this year’s selected location.  Hundreds of attendees will gather to witness tomorrow’s solutions to workplace issues and challenges. 

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HR Innovation & Tech Fest

Date: August 26-27, 2019

Price: ZAR 14995 or USD 1050

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

HR Innovation and TechFest

HR Innovation and Tech Fest is the biggest human resources conference in the African continent. At this conference, you will learn the most innovative ideas that are transforming the future of work and corporate learning. 

Moreover, you will have the opportunity to share ideas and the most innovating techniques in the HR world with experts and professionals from many different countries. 

Register here

Zukunft Personal Europe

Date: September 17-19, 2019

Price: EUR 125 or USD 140

Location: Cologne, Germany

Zukunft Personal Europe hr technology conference

2019 is the 20th anniversary of  Zukunft Personal Europe. This is a massive event that connects people and markets in the fields of HR management, digitalization, and leadership.

With more than 18.000 visitors,  Zukunft Personal Europe is one of the biggest human resources events in the world. Here, you can position your brand as the segment leader with the special content expo.

In addition, you will get an overview of the market, exchange ideas and views with professionals, and be a part of tomorrow’s HR trends. 

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Gartner Reimagine HR

Date: September 18-19, 2019

Price: EUR 2875 or USD 3200

Location: London, England

Gartner Reimagining HR technology conference

Gartner Reimagine HR is a human resources conference designed mainly for chief human resources officers and their teams. The event gathers more than 500 leaders in order to learn how to drive innovation in their organizations. 

Some benefits the event offers are learning how to:

  • Innovate the role of HR to deliver more significant business results
  • Encourage learning and development
  • Attract, develop and retain the right talent
  • Empower diversity and inclusion in your organization
  • Benchmark your strategies alongside senior HR peers from across Europe

Among the hot topics to be discussed this year, you can find the future of work, diversity recruitment, reskilling your workforce, and talent analytics. 

Furthermore, you will learn new skill sets such as leading HR teams through empowering employees and senior executive teams, increasing transparency, analytics technologies tools, and more. 

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NAPS 2019

Date: September 22-24, 2019

Price: USD 1400

Location: San Antonio, The US

NAPS 2019

The National Association of Personnel Services is the oldest association whose main aim is to educate the staffing industry and has been doing so since 1961. It celebrates an annual conference in San Antonio, Texas with over 400 attendees.

Some of the issues to be addressed this year are:

  1. Understanding the causes and costs of today’s talent wars
  2. Developing a hiring process that attracts more of the talent you need
  3. Reducing turnover among new hires
  4. Dream job factors to attract and retain employees. 

In addition, NAPS is offering two different certification programs. The CERS or certified employee retention specialist and the CPC/CTS or certified personnel consultant/certified temporary staffing-specialist. 

With these certifications, you will add value and credential to your name and boost your professional reputation. 

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Talent Connect 2019

Date: September 25-27, 2019

Price: USD 1995

Location: Dallas, The US

Talent Connect

2019 will be the 10th anniversary of the 3-day-long HR conference to be held in Dallas, Texas. With Michelle Obama as a special guest, the gathering will count with several inspiring speakers; including recruiters, HR leaders, culture champions, and talent developers.

In addition, you will have the chance to hear exclusive product announcements in the field of talent insights, Recruiter & Jobs, Recruiter System Connect, Talent Hub, among others. 

You will also get your hand on product training from LinkedIn Experts and tactical tips to develop the right talent. 

Register here 

London HR Summit 2019

Date: September 25, 2019

Price: Free

Location: London, The UK

London HR Summit

With over 20 years of experience, Forum Events brings companies together to synchronize into strong corporate partnerships, and the London HR Summit is proof of it.

This human resources event is aimed at senior professionals who are in charge of the human resources services in their companies. By attending, you will be sharing thoughts and ideas with those who provide the latest and greatest products within the sector.

Among the reasons to attend, you will find pre-arranged meetings with solution providers of your choice, being able to attend a tailored program of inspiring seminars, comparison of potential products, services, solutions, and more.

One of the factors that make HR Summit such a popular HR tech conference is that it is free.  In addition, over 90% of past attendees said the event is a better way to find new suppliers than a traditional trade show. 

Register here

HR Tech Conference 2019

Date: October 1-4, 2019

Price: Daily Pass USD 1097.50

Location: Las Vegas, The US

HR Tech Conference 2019

Featuring Women in HR Technology, the HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada comes as the industry’s leading independent event for more than 20 years. With a focus on driving human resources success through technology, this HR tech conference is intended for those who look for optimization of the HR systems and for those who want to buy.

By attending the HR conference and sharing ideas with professionals from the industry, you will gain the insights necessary to help you make important HR system decisions that will boost your business.

HR Tech conference is an opportunity to learn, collaborate, and share ideas with leaders in the HR industry such as Josh Bersin and Jason Averbook, as well as a community of peers eager to learn the most innovative techniques and ways of incorporating technology into the HR world. 

Register here

International HR Conference

Date: October 4, 2019

Price: EUR 650 or USD 725

Location: Barcelona, Spain

International HR Conference

With 12 professional speakers, the International HR Conference will take place in the famous Torre Telefónica in Barcelona, Spain. Technology, humanity, people, and the future of work will be some of the main topics to be addressed in the 6th edition of the event in 2019. 

Moreover, there will be a digital experience tour the day before to the start-up ecosystem, visiting Barcelona Tech City Hub and some other startups and co-working centers. 

Register here

Sourcing Summit Europe

Date: October 8-10, 2019

Price: EUR 695 or USD 775

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Sourcing Summit Europe

Sourcing Summit Europe is the first and largest sourcing gathering in Europe. In this human resources event, you will have the opportunity to meet and listen to international experts on sourcing talents, as well as learning from European talent sourcing pioneers. 

The HR event started in Australia in 2011, with the purpose of highlighting the importance of talent sourcing. The event seeks to promote innovative solutions, new thinking, and practices by gathering different professionals from all over the world to share knowledge. 

In addition, this human resources event offers attendees a platform to acquire knowledge from game-changing professionals and organizations who are at the forefront of sourcing excellence. 

Register here

Human Capital Analytics Conference

Date: October 15-16, 2019

Price: USD 2895

Location: New York, The US

Human Capital Analytics

The Human Capital Analytics Conference states that HR leaders can no longer continue to make decisions by instinct. This human resources event is held with the purpose of acquiring knowledge in the interpretation of data and analytics. 

With over 10 years of experience, the conference will deliver ideas and innovative solutions to keep up with your competition in the human resources industry. 

Some of the experiences you will have by attending the conference are:

  • Learn from professionals who have produced tangible results in the human resources field.
  • Acquire ideas on how to remove bias from the hiring process. 
  • Experience new ideas and thoughts from the forefront, such as analytics and contribution to the future of work.
  • Understand how HR leaders have an impact on the organization. 

Register here

UNLEASH World Conference

Date: October 22-23, 2019

Price: EUR 1395 or USD 1556

Location: Paris, France

UNLEASH World Conference

The UNLEASH World Conference is the biggest meeting of human resources leaders whose primary aim is to discuss the future of work and workforce technology in the world.

This human resources tech conference brings together pioneers and HR leaders to accelerate the digital transformation of HR, and it is recognized as one of the most inspirational and innovative in the world. 

Register here

World Employment Conference 2019

Date: October 30- November 1, 2019

Price: USD 2599

Location: Queensland, Australia

World Employment Conference 2019

The World Employment Conference will be held in Australia for the first time along with RCSA international conference. In this combined event, you will be able to see leaders in the fields of recruitment, staffing, and workforce solutions space for the exchange of innovative ideas and solutions in the HR world. 

In spite of the rapid advancements in technology, artificial intelligence, and automation, the World Employment Conference believes that the future is human. You will explore the concepts of individuality, integrity, and creative spirit interacting with new technology. 

Register here

CIPS Annual Conference and Exhibition 

Date: November 6-7, 2019

Price: EUR 740 or USD 825

Location: Manchester, The UK

CIPS Annual Conference and Exhibition 

This human resources tech conference is one of the largest in the world. More than 5000 human resources and L&D professionals will attend the conference for the latest thought leadership, best practice case studies, and professional networking opportunities. 

You will find these categories at the conference:

  • Well-being, inclusion, and flexible working.
  • Tech, analytics, and evidence-based decisions.
  • Professionalism, voice and change management.
  • Engagement, experience, and people management.
  • Learning, recruiting and talent management.

Register here

Workday Rising

Date: November 12-14, 2019

Price: EUR 1495 or USD 1667

Location: Milan, Italy

Workday Rising

Every year, The Workday Rising HR conference brings the community together to share innovative solutions to challenges in the HR industry, and explore what is possible to achieve with technology so as to shape the future of business. 

The event will take place in Milan, Italy in the Milano Convention Center.

Register here

HR Innovation & Tech Fest

Date: November 18-19, 2019

Price: AUD 2400 or USD 1656

Location: Sydney, Australia

HR Innovation TechFest

This is Australia’s most exciting HR conference where difference-makers and HR leaders from all over the world get together to share thoughts, ideas, and innovative solutions in order to transform the future of work. 

Register here

The HR Congress

Date: November 19-20, 2019

Price: EUR 1395 or USD 1555

Location: Nice, France

The HR Congress

The HR Congress is where seniors and leaders in the HR field gather to share and discuss the latest trends across the world of work. 

It is the place where you will have the opportunity to experience great networking and social opportunities with like-minded peers. 

Register here

Onboard Amsterdam

Date: November 28, 2019

Price: EUR 188.70 – 630.40 or USD 210 – 703

Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Onboard Amsterdam

With over 900 attendees, Onboard Amsterdam comes back again in 2019 with an interesting program. There, you will find the most important HR representatives around the world.

You will have the chance to get together with leaders and professionals in the HR field to discuss thoughts, ideas and innovative solutions for everyday challenges in the HR industry. 

Register here

Rethink HR Tech

Date: November 28-29, 2019

Price: EUR 1495  or USD 1667

Location: Berlin, Germany

Reithink HR Tech

The Rethink HR Tech conference brings together CHROs & HR experts to hold talks about key industry topics and create new partnerships by identifying new opportunities for their business. 

Among the important people you will be able to see at the HR conference, you will find Marcelo Yoshida, Bayer’s VP HR; Elisabetta Galli, Santander’s Global Head of Knowledge; and Gero Pickert, Nokia’s VP HR operations. 

Register here

Tech Recruitment

Date: November 28-29, 2019

Price: EUR 2695  or USD 3000

Location: Berlin, Germany

Tech Recruitment

Tech Rec is an HR conference dedicated to dealing with challenges in finding, hiring, and keeping tech talent. The event brings together leaders and experts in tech recruiting, talent acquisition, sourcing and talent analytics. 

The conference will provide you with techniques, insights, and different aspects of sourcing, recruiting, onboarding, and integrating tech pros. 

Register here

HR Vision London

Date: November 20-21, 2019

Price: EUR 1099  or USD 1225

Location: London, The UK

HR Vision London

HR Vision London is the HR conference where you will deep dive into the changing process that the HR industry is undergoing these days. By attending this human resources event, you will be able to share and acquire knowledge from leaders and HR pioneers.

Among some of the topics to be addressed, you will find digitalization, data evolution, AI, machine learning, and other technologies. 

Register here

Reinventing HR Summit

Date: December 4-6, 2019

Price: EUR 1490  or USD 1660

Location: London, The UK

Reinventing HR Summit

The Reinventing HR summit is your opportunity to get together with senior HRs, professionals, and the most innovative leaders to share experiences, strategies and solutions to the challenges that often arise in the HR industry.

You will get the chance to discuss how different trends might affect the general performance of the company; such as changing workforce demographics, the equalities agenda, sustainability, and technology.

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Why Attend an HR Conference?

Spending resources to attend an HR conference is a decision some companies face at least once a year. Many companies decide to send HR representatives to attend these conferences.

This, with the purpose of learning more about important takeaways in the HR industry — such as employee turnover, employee development, and strategies to increase employee retention. Also, the newest benefits to offer employees such as student debt refinancing with companies like FutureFuel.

When managing a company and dealing with human resources, it is always important to stay informed of the latest trends, techniques, and methods in the HR industry or your company will soon fall behind.

It is no secret that competitors are always strong and on the lookout of improvements. They are constantly seeking to make their company stand out from the rest.

Why fall behind, then? Choose from our wide list of conferences and rock on!