Top HR Conferences to Attend in 2019

Where is the best place to learn the latest industry trends, hear from industry thought leaders, and network with your peers? HR conferences of course.

As a busy HR professional, it can be challenging to break out of the avalanche of daily responsibilities and gain some perspective on your HR practice.

Luckily, you’re not alone! There is an entire community of HR professionals looking to grow their career and networks too. You just need to know where to look. To help you find the human resources conference that’s right for you, we’ve rounded up the best HR conferences across the country

(Events with an asterisk indicate that Namely will be in attendance—we hope to see you there!)


1. HCI 2019 Workforce Planning & People Analytics Conference

Miami, FL | March 5-7

Are you tasked with the responsibility of growing your company's workforce this year? Then this is conference for you. Attendees receive helpful guidance on how to make strategic and data-driven hiring decisions.


2. *HR West 2019

Oakland, CA | March 11-13

Brought to you by the Next Concept Human Resources Association (NCHRA), HR West will equip you with the tools needed to address an increasingly global workforce, the hi-tech boom, and the ever-evolving definitions of work.


3. ATD Core 4 Conference 2019 - Foundational Elements of Learning Talent Development

Anaheim, CA | March 14-15

Looking to build out your onboarding and talent development initiatives? This conference gives you the tools to help improve employee performance with a stronger learning experience.


4. SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Washington D.C. | March 18-20

Compliance can be one of the biggest hurdles in the field of HR. Professionals from across the nation attend this conference to catch up on the latest HR legislation and stay ahead of the curve.


5. Greenhouse OPEN

New York, NY | TBD

Join talent acquisition thought leaders for interactive workshops, roundtables, and problem-solving sessions. The world of work is changing rapidly, and this is your opportunity to help drive the future of recruiting.


6. SIOP 2019

Washington D.C. | April 4-6

Get up to date on the latest research in industrial and organizational psychology, and how it can be applied to your workplace. I-O practitioners at SIOP will give you tools and insights to better understand and support your workforce. 


7. Health and Benefits Leadership Conference

Las Vegas, NV | April 24-26

Benefits have become an increasingly important piece in attracting and retaining employees.  Learn how to craft a robust benefits program that appeals to candidates without breaking the bank.


8. *HR Redefined

New York, NY | May 5-7

Join HR professionals from across the country to hear from industry experts, share insights, and make long-lasting connections. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the 2018 conference here.



9. APA 2019 Annual Congress

Long Beach, CA | May 14-18

Take part in the world’s largest payroll conference and unite with an enthusiastic group of compliance aficionados. Register for a week of new insights, numerous workshops, and networking.


10. ATD 2019 International Conference & Exposition

Washington D.C. | May 19-22

Join an expert community of practitioners to get up to date on best practices and solutions for your training and learning programs. Get the know-how to offer your employees top of the line development opportunities.


11. HCI 2019 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference

Denver, CO | June 10-12

With unemployment at an all time low, hiring quickly and efficiently is more important than ever. This conference gives you the tools to optimize your talent acquisition efforts and bring in top talent at scale.


12. *SHRM 2019 Annual Conference

Las Vegas, NV | June 23-26

SHRM is a great place to start for those who are either generalists, handle multiple parts of HR, or are in the early stages of their careers. Don’t miss the opportunity to select from a variety of sessions and get information that is tailored to your practice.


13. HCI 2019 Employee Engagement Conference

Denver, CO | July 29-31

Employee engagement can increase workplace productivity and overall happiness. This forum will provide ways to help you build a culture that attracts, engages, and retains employees.


14. *HR Technology Conference

Las Vegas, NV | October 1-4

Technology reduces the time spent on administrative tasks, giving HR the opportunity to allocate more time to engagement initiatives. Discover the latest HR technology trends to help you optimize tedious business processes.


15. The HRSouthwest Conference

Fort Worth, TX | October 27-30

This conference attracts attendees for the largest regional educational and networking HR conference. Join over 2500 attendees for interactive sessions, innovative exhibitors, and educational speakers.


Don’t see the right fit? Be sure to check out your favorite associations to see the local events and meetups they offer.

Topics: HR, HR Conferences, Career Path

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