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The Ultimate HR Conference Calendar 2017

The Ultimate HR Conference Calendar 2017


Click here for our 2018 HR & Recruiting Conference Calendar

Check out our interactive timeline of upcoming HR and recruiting conferences. Click the wrench and then categories to sort by different focus areas, or click on any of the events to learn more. Plus, there's a text version of the calendar below (if you want to easily copy paste the whole thing). Reach out to us if you think there are events that we need to add - we'll be constantly updating this calendar!


HR Tech Xpo


San Francisco - It might be a little late to make travel plans for San Fran, but those in the area can definitely benefit from stopping by. The HR TechXpo is a day long celebration of all things HR tech. Drop in, check out new tech innovations and services, and leave one step ahead of your peers.

NHRMA 2016

9/7/16 - 9/9/16

Bellevue, WA - The NHRMA annual conference has been going for over 75 years, and continues to come up with an exciting program of events. As the premiere HR conference in the Northwest, get your credits, network, and attend interesting sessions in five different professional development tracks.

Global Talent Management Leaders

9/12/16 - 9/13/16

Berlin - Broaden your horizons by hopping across the pond and learning from an international cohort of HR leaders. This event, aimed at high level HR executives and leaders, attracts an attendees from across the globe and features a packed program focused on the challenges and future of HR.

CWS Summit

9/19/16 - 9/22/16

Las Vegas - The Contingent Workforce Strategies Summit focuses on emerging trends in alternative workforce solutions. This year's focus, "Collaboration in the Gig Economy", aims to explore the changing talent supply chain and bring stakeholders together. Learn the newest recruiting and management strategies straight from the source, and network with the power players in a rapidly growing industry.

NAPS 2016

9/19/16 - 9/21/16

Las Vegas - The NAPS annual conference is one of the biggest events for staffing industry professionals. Beyond the standard set of certifications, sessions, and networking situations, NAPS tries to add unique fun elements wherever possible. Last year's conference featured a pub crawl along Boston's waterfront!


9/21/16 - 9/23/16

Anaheim - SourceCon is the premiere event for sourcing professionals, and provides one of the most in depth educational experiences of the year. Spend three days hearing from sourcing experts and practicing your new strategies in Sourcing Labs, all while networking and enjoying the social events.

Ohio Human Resource Conference

9/21/16 - 9/23/16

Sandusky, OH - With legendary football coach as the opening speaker, the conference's football theme could not be more appropriate. Earn credits, network, attend a packed program of sessions, and get your picture taken with Lou!


9/25/16 - 9/27/16

Washington D.C. - CUPA HR's conference is the leading gathering of college and university HR professionals. With tons of sessions designed for higher ed HR, you can expect to get the most targeted expertise and networking for your money.

HR Tech Conference

10/4/16 - 10/7/16

Chicago - Join over 8,000 HR professionals looking to explore the world of emerging HR technology at the largest conference of its type. Learn about the newest HR tech, shmooze with peers and vendors, and enjoy one of the biggest events of the year.

Linkedin Talent Connect

10/5/16 - 10/7/16

Las Vegas - Linkedin has changed the world, and now has an event to make sure you don't forget it. With over 1,400 companies represented and 80+ sessions to choose from, Talent Connect is an impressive event hosted by a global powerhouse. An epic experience, especially if you are a fan of Linkedin's brand colors.

HR Southwest

10/16/16 - 10/19/16

Fort Worth - HR Southwest is one of the most exciting events of the year. With tons of sessions, massive social events, and a great energy, HR Southwest is always a favorite among HR professionals. On top of all the classics, this is their 75th conference, so it's sure to be a blast!

Global Talent Management Conference

10/24/16 - 10/26/16

New York - The Global Talent Management Conference focuses on emerging trends in talent management. With informative sessions in key talent challenge areas, GTMC is a must-attend for talent leaders looking to transform their traditional ways.

HR Tech World

10/25/16 - 10/26/16

Paris - As with every project Richard Branson is involved in, HR Tech World is undoubtedly one of the sexiest HR events of the year. But hosting massive events in incredible locations is just the beginning. Hear from some of the most innovative voices in HR and tech, and have a blast doing it... if you can get to Paris.

HR Excellence Summit

11/8/16 - 11/10/16

Barcelona - The HR Excellence Summit provides an amazing networking and learning opportunity for HR professionals. With sessions covering everything from digital recruiting to transforming your culture, HR Excellence packs a powerful educational punch.

AEIS 2016

11/9/16 - 11/11/16

Las Vegas - AEIS provides one of the best networking and educational experiences in the regulatory sector of HR. With sessions targeted specifically at regulatory changes, risk management, and data analytics, AEIS provides practical, actionable learning like none other. Get your recerts, network with your peers, and celebrate AEIS's 21st birthday in the most appropriate place: Vegas.

Recruiting and Talent Tech Conference

11/14/16 - 11/16/16

Austin - This two-in-one colocated conference is a killer combo. Bring a friend, and each of you can enjoy the perfectly targeted conference for you. Recruiting Trends is perfect for anyone in sourcing and recruiting, while HRE Talent Tech is perfect for anyone in talent acquisition. In a crowded conference season, these two set you up well for the year.

Social Recruiting Strategies Conference

1/25/17 - 1/27/17

San Francisco - This conference is perfect for anyone looking to up their social recruiting game. Despite its very specific focus, SRSC covers a lot of ground, and gives recruiters an awesome edge. Details are still light for next year's conference, but keep checking back for updates.

AHRD Americas

3/2/17 - 3/4/17

San Antonio - AHRD' s annual conference is likely the most research oriented conference of the year. With more PhDs than CEOs or VPs on the agenda, AHRD provides a fantastic opportunity to explore HR trends from a new perspective.

HR People + Strategy

4/23/17 - 4/26/17

Miami - People + Strategy is an opportunity to evaluate the future of HR and your organization. With plenty of interesting events and a track record of interesting sessions and great speakers, we don't even need the agenda to know this will be a great year.

HRIA 2017

4/26/17 - 4/27/17

Edmonton - HRIA is one of Canada's best HR conferences, and This year's theme is Change Collective, targeting the evolution of HR. Though it's slightly more intimate than some of the other events on this list, it's the perfect event for any of Western Canada's HR professionals.


5/17/17 - 5/18/17

Dubai - Arguably the most exotic HR conference of the year, the MENA summit promises to provide unique perspectives on a rapidly changing HR landscape. With the UAE's complex employment goals, HR Tech MENA has lofty goals of encouraging private sector employment and revolutionizing the MENA region's economy, all through a digital HR lens.

Work Human

5/30/17 - 6/1/17

Phoenix - Work Human is one of the most exciting and enjoyable events of the year. Well run, action packed, and inspirational as all get out, Work Human is one that people return to year after year. Not sure it's for you? Just watch their 2016 highlight video, we promise you'll want to go.


6/18/17 - 6/21/17

New Orleans - SHRM's annual conference is one of the largest in the industry, and features exceptional speakers and over 200 concurrent sessions. Network, explore products, earn credits, and and have fun. Attend sessions in six different focus areas over an action packed four days.

Hirevue Digital Disruption

Undetermined Date 2017

Undetermined Location - There aren't many details on next year's Hirevue yet, but it's certainly one to watch. Check out their website to view on demand streams of last year's conference to get a flavor for what could be on deck for 2017.

HR Tech Fest

April 2017

Washington D.C. - No details yet on the program for this year, but HR Tech Fest is a great opportunity to learn about the newest HR tech and strategy. Hear from innovative companies and influencers at one of the most interesting tech events of the year.


Bruce is Marketing Analyst at Happie. Before Happie, Bruce worked at on the agency side and with other young start ups. Raised a Vermonter, Bruce heads up to the mountains at the first sight of snow... or maple sugaring season.

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