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Top HR Conferences to Attend in 2019 [Updated]



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HR conferences are one of the best platforms to improve, innovate, and envision future opportunities as well as traits. Don't miss out on the great way to connect & interact with thousands of HR professionals who are as passionate about their work as you!

To help you make best out of 2019, Interview Mocha, an online assessment platform has compiled a list of top HR conferences being held in 2019 globally. So, what are you waiting for? Save the dates and plan to visit HR experts, innovators, and a new place!

Texas SHRM Global HR Conference

HR Conference Texas

  • Host: Global HR Conference
  • Dates: September 11, 2019
  • Location: Houston, TX, USA
  • Summary: Diverse HR leaders & innovators will be discussing the risks, challenges, opportunities for every single human resource professional in the rapidly changing global HR world
  • Registration Price: $250 for SHRM members & $375 for non-SHRM members
  • Who Should Attend: Exclusively for Global HR professionals & practioners who are constantly striving to learn about latest innovations, topics in the world of global HR.
  • Speaker:
  1. Sandy Asch- Principal Alliance for Organizational Excellence LLC, bestselling author of ROAR: How to Build a Resilient Organization the World Famous San Diego Zoo Way, internationally recognized speaker, global consultant, best place to work expert and architect of the Resilience at WorkTM model.

HR Technology Conference & Exposition

HR Conference Las Vegas

  • Dates: October 1- 4, 2019
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
  • Summary: HR tech conference is known for providing actionable and practical takeaways. Industry thought leaders, HR experts share their experiences to widen your perspective.
  • Registration Price: $1745 for early bird
  • Who Should Attend: HR professionals for knowledge gain & exploring the innovative HR tech software. IT executives, New & upcoming technology vendors to showcase their product and solutions.
  • Speakers:
  1. AI Adamsen- Founder & Executive Director, Talent Strategy Institute
  2. Gretchen Alarcon- Group Vice President, Product Strategy, Oracle
  3. Shahbaz Alibaig- Sr. Director & Head of Global HR Operations, HRIS & Analytics Esterline technologies Corp

2019 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference

HR Florida Conference

  • Dates: March 5-7, 2019
  • Location:Miami, FL USA
  • Summary: The conference is planned for bringing together the best minds in the industry for better understanding of why balanced use of hard as well as soft skills is needed to make better, data-driven talent decisions for building high-performing organization
  • Registration Price: $1,995
  • Who Should Attend: Professionals working in HR, HR tech, recruitment, workforce analytics, and workforce planning who are keen to know the best practices for implementing long-term talent strategy with the shorter & agile workforce planning
  • Speaker-
  1. Ben Eubanks- Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research and Advisory
  2. Paul Hamilton- Director of Talent Management and Workforce Planning
  3. Jane Barrett- Vice President and Global Head of Workforce Planning & Analytics Ericsson Inc.

Health & Benefits Leadership Conference

HR Conference Las Vegas

  • Host: Human Resource Executive
  • Dates: April 24-26, 2019
  • Location:Las Vegas, NV
  • Summary: Span over 3 days, health & benefit conference is focused on helping employers in gaining the foresight to create excellent benefit package for your organization with best practises used by industry experts.
  • Registration Price: Registrations will be open on september 12, 2018
  • Who Should Attend: HR & benefits professionals
  1. Armand Bengle- Area Senior Vice President, Gallagher
  2. Greg Armer- VP, Strategy & Growth Mobile Health
  3. Sabina Bhatia- VP, Strategic Alliances PayActive

Third HR Division International Conference (HRIC)

  • Dates: January 9-11, 2019
  • Location: Dublin
  • Summary: This HR event is focused on connecting the global HR community & helping them with the rapidly changing environment of HRM landscape with respect to global context
  • Registration Price: EUR 450
  • Who Should Attend: Recruiters, HR professionals, and management researcher s who are interested in learning about developing & managing HR strategies to improve bottom line result
  • Speakers:
  1. Patrick Wright
  2. Dana Minbaeva
  3. Helen De Cieri

WorkHuman 2019 Conference

  • Host: Globoforce
  • Speakers-
  • Who Should Attend: Recruiting & human resource professionals
  • Registration Price: $995
  • Location: Nashville, TN, USA
  • Dates: March 18-21, 2019
  1. Brene Brown- Research professor, University of Houston
  2. Gary Hamel- Iconoclastic Business Thinker & Best-selling Author
  3. Kat Cole- Coo and President, Focus Brand North America



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  • Host- Global Strategic Management Institute
  • Dates: January 30 – February 1, 2019
  • Location: San Francisco
  • Summary: “SRSC help talent acquisition & HR executives and leaders leverage emerging recruiting practices, offering the latest in global recruiting trends, recruitment marketing, candidate engagement, tools and technology.”
  • Price:
  1. Gold Pass- $2,190
  2. Silver pass- $ 1,990
  3. Bronze pass- $ 1,495
  • Who Should Attend: 
  2. Global Recruiting Directors
  3. Corporate Recruiters
  • VP of Recruiting
  1. Agency Recruiters
  2. Recruiting Managers and Leads
  4. Senior HR Executives
  5. Chief Human Resources Officers (CHROs)
  • Professionals in Human Resources (PHRs)
  1. Senior Professionals in Human Resources (SPHRs)
  2. Global Professionals in Human Resources (GPHRs)
  3. VP Strategy
  • VP Engagement
  2. Senior Sourcers
  3. Sourcing Lead
  • Speakers-
  1. Tim O’Gorman- Social Media and Content Lead for U.S. Recruitment Brand, DELOITTE
  2. Alex Murray- Manager, Marketing and Communication
  4. Laura Stoker- Executive Director of Global Training
  6. James Marable- Employer Brand Manager, MACY’S

HRPA Annual Conference and Trade Show

HRPA 2019

  • Host: Human Resource Professionals Association
  • Dates: January 30 – February 1, 2019
  • Location: Ontario, Canada
  • Summary: Canada’s largest annual HR conference and trade show gives you an opportunity to consult with an expert on how to solve current pain points of HRs, connect with diverse range of HR, business professionals and the keynote speakers.
  • Pricing: $646–$1,970
  • Who should attend: Recruiters, HR professionals, and management researchers
  • Speakers:
  1. Afdhel Aziz- Speaker, Writer & Award-winning Marketer
  2. Tarana Burke- Social Activist & Founder of #MeToo Movement
  3. Bill Burnett- Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford University
  4. Dave Evans- Adjunct Lecturer, Product Design Program at Stanford University & Co-founder of Electronic Arts

HR West 2019

HR WEST 2019-1

  • Host: Northern California Human Resources Association
  • Dates:March 11-13, 2019
  • Location: San Francisco Bay Area
  • Summary:HR west conference is the place to find out what’s trending. Here discover techniques for staying relevant and increasing efficiencies. Meet influencers, HRs, business professionals and gather all kind of talent from this level of expertise.
  • Price: $888 – $1,333 for NCHRA Members, $1,073 – $1,553 for Non-Members
  • Who Should Attend:HR west is for HRs, recruiters, talent acquisition, sourcing staff and for the professionals who want insights on strategy & leadership, engagement & retention, recruiting & communication.
  • Speakers:
  1. Aaron Hurst- Aaron Hurst is a globally recognized entrepreneur who works to create communities that are empowered to realize their potential. He is the Founder of the Taproot Foundation and CEO of Imperative, a B Corp advocating for Purpose-Oriented Workers and supporting the organizations that embrace them.

i4cp 2019 Conference


  • Host: i4cp
  • Dates:March 11 – 14, 2019
  • Location:Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Summary: The i4cp 2019 Conference offers superior networking and thought leadership so you can better understand and address the critical talent issues facing your organization. Meet and collaborate with leaders from the world's top organizations in an exclusive setting free of consultants and vendors.
  • Pricing:
  1. Members- $2,495
  2. Non-members- $2,995
  • Who should attend: The conference is designed for senior-level HR, talent, learning, and diversity decision-makers from every industry and government sector. However, the conference is also a good opportunity for early-career HR professionals, as well as business leaders outside HR.
  • Speakers:
  1. Lucy Helm- Executive Vice President and Chief Partner Officer at Starbucks
  2. Jacqui canney- Executive Vice President of The Global People Division for Walmart
  3. Dan Price- CEO of Gravity Payments
  4. Sanyin Siang- CEO Coach, Advisor to Google Ventures and The Executive Director of Duke University's Coach k Center on Leadership & Ethics (COLE)

HR in Hospitality

HR in Hospitality

  • Host: HR in Hospitality
  • Dates:March 25-27, 2019
  • Location:Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Summary: National HR in hospitality conference features 20 sessions in HR and law by 46 distinguished speakers. Hear from leading industry experts from hospitality organizations of all sizes such as Hilton Worldwide, Jack in the Box, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, and Two Roads Hospitality. The emphasis is laid upon:
  1. Proven HR strategies from hospitality organizations of all sizes.
  2. Essential advice from seasoned attorneys with expertise in the particularities of hospitality law.
  • Leading experts sharing their thoughts on the hottest topics affecting the industry today and much more. c kcn nc c
  • Pricing: $1,225 – $1,625
  • Who Should Attend: This HR conference has hundreds of attendees every year and has been designed and targeted towards those in the hospitality industry including Labor and Employment professionals.
  • Speakers:
  1. Marian Barbieri – Vice President Human Resources, New castle Hotels & Resorts
  2. Lisa Barse-Bernstein- Global Head of Human Capital and Administration

HRPS Annual Conference

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  • Host: Society for Human Resource Management
  • Dates: April 7-10, 2019
  • Location: Aventura, Florida
  • Summary: In an intimate environment among influential leaders, participants will benefit from close networking with peers and from the presentations and sessions that offer unsurpassed dialogue and discussion with speakers. It is a place where such interaction and Socratic questioning is applied to a full range of potential futures and solutions. An event you don't want to miss!
  • Price:$2,095–$3,790
  • Who Should Attend: This program is intended for senior HR leaders with 15+ years of HR experience who are responsible for planning the strategic direction of their organizations. 
  • Speakers:
  1. Shellye Archambeau- Former CEO, Board Director, Speaker, and Author
  2. Kristi Broom- Director, Mid-Market Engagement
  3. Adam Bryant- MD Merryck & Co. Former New York Times "Corner Office" Columnist

Talent Management Conference and Exposition

SHRM talent managemnet conference

  • Host: Society for Human Resource Management
  • Dates: April 8-10, 2019
  • Location: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Summary: Talent management conference and exposition features 50+ keynote speakers, 80+ sessions and 14+ PDCs. Help your organization maintain a competitive advantage by staying on top of the hottest trends in the industry. From diversity in hiring to workplace flexibility to generation-based recruiting and more, you'll leave this conference with the tools you need to level up your talent strategy. 
  • Price: $1,130 – $1,890 (early bird registration ends March 1, 2019)
  • Who Should Attend
  1. Recruiters
  2. Hiring Managers
  3. Talent Management Professionals
  • Speakers-
  1. AUTUMN ANDERSON- senior marketing manager, talent acquisition, Sodexo
  2. GRANT BASSETT- vice president, talent acquisition, Splunk
  3. JARED BAZZELL- manager, talent acquisition, CDW
  4. KARLYN BORYSENKO- principal, Zen Workplace
  5. DAWN BURKE- founder/advisor, Dawn Burke HR

 2019 Inclusive Diversity Conference

2019 Inclusive Diversity Conference

  • Host: HCI
  • Dates: May 6-7, 2019
  • Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA & Online
  • Summary: HCI’s 2019 Inclusive Diversity Conference will show you how to leverage neuroscience, data and simple behavioral design to make diversity and inclusion part of your everyday organizational culture. Get tools and best practices that have been wildly successful for both small and large organizations. Learn how to help your workforce adapt to new attitudes and organizational values. 
  • Price: $795.00-$1,795.00
  • Who should attend:
  1. Recruiters
  2. Hiring Manager
  3. Business Professionals
  • Speakers:
  1. Tony Byers, Author and D&I expert
  2. Amada Reid- IO Psychologist, Global Talent Development Advocate & HR Data Disruptor
  3. Amy Cappellanti-Wolf- SVP and Chief Human Resources officer

2019 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference

2019 Strategic talent acquisition cpnference

  • Host: HCI
  • Dates: June 10-12, 2019
  • Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown, Denver, CO 80202
  • Summary: Build your talent acquisition function from attraction and sourcing to assessment, selection and onboarding. Learn how to beat the talent crunch in your organization by leveraging an array of strategies, tactics, and tools that go beyond a siloed approach to recruiting strategy. Explore the business cases for partnering with educational institutions to build the skills you need and investing in internal recruiting to leverage the people you already have.
  • Price: $795.00-$1,995.00
  • Who should attend:
  1. Recruiters
  2. Hiring Manager
  3. Business Professionals
  • Speakers:
  1. Paul Hamilton- Director of Talent Management and Workforce Planning
  2. Carol Mcdaniel – Director, Professional Talent Acquisition
  3. Denise Novosel- Senior Talent Acquisition Leader

Benefits of attending conferences:

 In today’s digital era we have many options to fetch new information, learn and update our knowledge. Every kind of information is available at our fingertips. But the question is, are we missing out the opportunities we cannot get through online media? Yes! Live HR events, HR conferences and exhibitions provide us many professional benefits that cannot find anywhere else.

Here are a few benefits of attending HR conferences:

  1. Learning Opportunities: Whether you are experienced, expert or a fresher. Learning is an on-going process and should never be stopped. Attending HR conferences or HR events will help you to gain insights on news ideas and trends. The learning approach of a conference will expose you to new ways of solving the problems related to your profession & discover how to be more efficient, productive and effective at work.
  1. Guidance of experts and Influencers: It’s difficult in our day-to-day life to get the guidance of experts and influencers from our industry. But the chance of being guided by your business idols increases by 90 per cent when you attend HR conferences. By meeting the industry experts you learn about the current business climate and make a connection that can lead to finding your next mentor. Plus you can ask them a solution for your current problems like attrition rate, sourcing, assessing or recruiting good candidates.
  1. Networking: HR conferences provide you a great opportunity to meet and make connections with the people from your industry. At such events people help each other uncover ideas and spark inspirations when they get to know each other on a personal level. If you attend HR conferences then you may get successful strategies used by your new connections and that can be implemented in your business for better results.

Things to do before going to an HR conference:

Be prepared. Be prepared. Be Prepared.

For every one of us in human resource profession, so many insightful and important HR conferences 2019 are approaching. These conferences are very important for all of us to learn, get guidance from industry experts/ influencers and make new professional connections. The conferences feature great speakers, valuable sessions and attendees from every corner of the globe. So prepare yourself properly. Majority of the people attend the conferences without proper preparation & as a result they fail to get the maximum returns on the time and money spend.

Define the purpose of attending the conference:

Before attending a conference make sure that you are clear with the purpose of attending the conference. You should have answers to following questions:

  • Why you want to be a part of the HR conferences?
  • What do you want to achieve with the conference?
  • How will you achieve it?
  • Which people would like to reach?
  • Who will be the speaker?
  • How will you meet them?
  • How you will follow up with them?
  • How can you get in touch with attendees well in advance?
  • How will you manage your work at conference time?

Carry Your Conference toolkit:

  • Phone
  • Laptop
  • Chargers
  • Portable USB Charger
  • Business Cards
  • Don’t forget to install LinkedIn mobile app
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Light jackets

Download the conference app:

 To stay updated about the conference download the app well in advance. It will help you to check the agenda, sessions timings, topics and the speaker. The apps gives you reminders as well so that you don’t miss out important session.





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Pankaj Deshmukh

Pankaj Deshmukh is in the field of digital marketing. He works with Interview Mocha and produces content for the variety of blogs that cover topics from recruitment, social media hiring & candidate assessment. He believes that learning is never ending process and stays updated with the latest trends that are useful for producing valuable content.

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