Given the rapid growth of our industry, HR professionals have become well-versed in keeping up with the latest and greatest in technology, trends, strategies and solutions. We are always looking for exciting ways to expand our network, have hands-on experiences and get in on the ground floor of what’s new and next. The best way to do that? HR conferences! And 2019 has plenty to offer.

We’ve put together a list of the 10 best HR conferences to attend in 2019. These events are sure to give you a first look at industry innovations surrounded by the biggest names in the business.

HRPA
https://hrpaconference.ca/
Location: Toronto, ON
Date: January 30-February 1
The year kicks off with the world’s second-largest Human Resources conference and Canada’s largest HR event—HRPA 2019. This three-day event delves into “Work Climate” and creating positive changes within our organizations. While there, you’ll hear from world-renowned keynote speakers, meet with 250+ exhibitors and attend 160+ development sessions and networking events, each centered around creating an optimal work climate.

Social Recruiting Strategies Conference
https://socialrecruitingstrategies.com/
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: January 30-February 1
SRSC offers three days of data-driven solutions and social media recruitment strategies that will help maximize your digital footprint and keep your team ahead of the curve. This incredibly topical conference brings together the best brains in the business to tackle tough social recruitment challenges, technology trends and important how-to’s. It’s a can’t-miss for HR professionals in our modern-day market.

People Analytics & Future of Work
https://pafow.com/
Location: San Francisco, CA
Date: January 31-February 1
In keeping with their theme, “People Data for Good,” PAFOW will lead a conversation around the collective challenge of HR professionals: how people measurement and analytics can be used to our benefit and the benefit of our workforce. During this two-day conference, industry leaders will discuss our boundaries and understanding those boundaries as well as share leading practices and emerging innovations.

ERE Recruiting Conference
https://www.ererecruitingconference.com/
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: April 22-24
Want to improve your recruitment prospects? ERE Recruiting Conference touts a well-rounded pool of speakers from brands like Google, Home Depot, Hulu and Dell, all of whom were chosen for their successes and ability to see results. After hearing their stories, you are sure to leave the event with actionable solutions to all of your recruitment woes.

Indeed Interactive
https://indeedinteractive.com/
Location: Austin, TX
Date: May 13-15
Indeed Interactive will give HR professionals an opportunity to network with industry experts and top talent leaders in a fresh, fun environment. The conference promises keynotes and events with actionable takeaways, innovative hiring strategies, hands-on experiences and captivating speakers who will offer a unique perspective on our growing industry. Although the speaker lineup has yet to be announced, it’s sure to be a star-studded affair.

Talent42
https://www.talent42.com/
Location: Seattle, WA
Date: June 11-12
Talent42 is the conference for recruiters who are focused on hiring top technology talent. Frontrunners in the engineering industry will head the keynotes while the presentations and panels will be outfitted with tech recruitment leaders. You will also experience hands-on roundtables and training alongside global companies like Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, Target and more.

Workforce Recruiting Conference
https://www.geographicsolutions.com/WTC2019/index.html
Location: Monterey, CA
Date: June 18-21
If you want to get into the finer details of our industry, then this is the conference for you. WRC will feature everything from software solutions for employers to Google Analytics and compliance. You will hear from the experts on workforce development and labor market solutions during speaker panels, and you’ll even have the opportunity to speak with the Geographic Solutions staff to ask them any questions.

SHRM
https://annual.shrm.org/
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: June 23-26, 2019
The industry’s best-known HR event is back and bigger than ever. Although earning credits toward your certification at the conference is a huge draw, the real reason to attend is the unrivaled opportunity to learn about successful HR practices. You will hear from change-makers from across the globe as they share their expertise and experiences; take part in more than 200 education sessions; network in-person and online throughout the event; and get hands-on with the latest HR technology and solutions.

LinkedIn Talent Connect
https://business.linkedin.com/events/talent-connect#
Location: Dallas, TX
Date: September 25-27
LinkedIn’s annual conference brings together agile thinkers from across the globe, diving into what’s new and next in the workplace. Their decorated lineup of speakers covers topics ranging from recruitment and artificial intelligence to diversity and inclusion—and everything in between. Past speakers have included the Former Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue, Elaine Welteroth, and the renowned psychotherapist, Esther Perel, among many notable others.

HR Tech
http://www.hrtechconference.com/
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: October 1-4
HR Tech is the largest event of its kind, attracting trend-seekers and future-focused businesses to learn about what’s next for HR technology, how to leverage it successfully and how it affects our industry as a whole. Learn about the latest and greatest software, hardware and cloud solutions from a robust panel of speakers, exhibitions and respected thought leaders.

Will you be attending any HR conferences in 2019? We would love to hear which ones! Let us know: conversations@jwt.com.

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