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Lyssa test – Culture Amp writer

Lyssa Test

Writer, Culture Amp

As an HR professional, you’re probably tasked with overseeing and encouraging the professional development of others. Well, it’s time to practice what you preach. Attending an HR conference is the perfect way to invest in your development and kickstart your career growth.

Conferences are an opportunity to hear from industry leaders, network with like-minded individuals, and build a list of best practices and ideas you can use to support your company – all in the span of a few hours or days. Who knows, you could even meet the person who’ll help you land your next role.

That said, not all HR conferences are created equal. Before registering for any of the following options, consider what you want to get out of the experience. To help you choose the events that best meet your needs, we’ve put together a list of the top HR conferences around the world, their locations, fees, and dates.

1. HR Technology Conference

As its name suggests, the HR Technology Conference focuses on cutting-edge technology and the many ways HR professionals can use it to help their people and their businesses. In addition to sessions on the trends and topics you need to know for the future, HR Tech boasts one of the largest expo halls, so you can discover and learn more about established and up-and-coming HR tech solutions.

Can’t attend in person in October? Watch all the sessions from the comfort of your own home at HR Tech Virtual 2024 on February 27-29, 2024.

Date: October 10 - 13, 2023 (in person); February 27 - 29, 2024 (virtual)

Location: Las Vegas, NV, and virtual

Cost of attendance: $2,045 - $2,495 (in person); free (virtual)

Who should attend: HR technology decisions makers

2. Gartner ReimagineHR Conference

The Gartner ReimagineHR Conference is designed for chief human resource officers (CHROs) and other senior HR leaders with the goal of helping them build a more human organization, leverage new HR technologies, and inspire extraordinary talent impact. The ReimagineHR agenda offers eight tracks, including learning and development, total rewards, talent analytics, diversity and inclusion, and other focus areas designed to help HR leaders meet the demands of the future.

Date: October 23 - 25, 2023

Location: Orlando, FL

Cost of attendance: $3,500 - $4,250

Who should attend: CHROs and other senior HR leaders

3. Culture First Global

Culture Amp brings its renowned Culture First conference to life on the virtual stage with Culture First Global. This year’s online event will include three unique experiences to cater to various regional time zones – EMEA, the Americas, and APAC – and focus on three key themes:

  1. The business of culture
  2. Managing managers
  3. Performance redefined

Attendees will be able to connect with other HR professionals, hear from thought leaders, and gain actionable insights to build an intentional culture that delivers results.

Date: November 1, 2023 (North America), November 2, 2023 (Asia and Europe)

Location: Virtual

Cost of attendance: Free

Who should attend: People leaders, culture creators, HR practitioners, talent managers, and people scientists

4. HCI’s 2023 Virtual Conferences

The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is offering ten half-day virtual conferences this year on topics like workforce planning, hybrid and remote work, recruitment marketing, and more. At each event, participants learn best practices, network with peers, and get access to helpful tools and templates. For those unable to attend live, all HCI 2023 Virtual Conferences are recorded and available on demand.

Date: March 22 - November 15, 2023

Location: Virtual

Cost of attendance: $195 per conference

Who should attend: HR, recruiting, and engagement professionals

5. Talent Acquisition Week 2024

Talent Acquisition Week 2024 is a set of three in-person conferences for talent and recruiting professionals held over the course of two days:

  1. Social Recruiting Strategies Conference
  2. Talent Sourcing Strategies Summit
  3. Employer Branding Strategies Conference

To fill the rest of the week, the event also offers pre-conference workshops on recruiting strategy if you’re looking for more hands-on instruction.

Date: January 29 - February 1, 2024

Location: San Diego, CA

Cost of attendance: $1,195 - $2,670

Who should attend: Recruiting and talent management professionals

6. HRWest

HRWest centers around HR strategy, technology, talent, and compliance. Packed with insights on today's most pressing HR concerns, the conference prioritizes interactive, experiential learning as well as influencer-led keynotes and presentations. In 2024, HRWest expects to welcome 1,500 attendees, 80 exhibitors, and 80 speakers.

Date: March 5 - 6, 2024

Location: Oakland, CA

Cost of attendance: $1,795 - $2,995 (in person); $1,095 - $1,795 (virtual)

Who should attend: HR strategy, technology, talent, and compliance professionals

7. HR Transform

HR Transform “sits at the intersection of technology and the people transforming the workplace.” The three-day event, which attracts about 3,000 attendees, aims to foster connections and drive conversations around the innovations shaping the new world of work. Unlike other conferences on this list, HR Transform isn’t just aimed at HR professionals. The event also attracts startups, investors, and entrepreneurs aiming to improve the way we work.

Date: March 11 - 13, 2024

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Cost of attendance: $2,195 all access

Who should attend: People leaders, HR executives, investors, and entrepreneurs

8. i4cp’s Next Practices Now

Looking to avoid talking to vendors? Then i4cp’s Next Practices Now conference is for you. This event attracts 500+ HR senior leaders but has a more intimate feel, because it’s closed to vendors and consultants. That keeps all the focus on finding fresh, new ideas for your business and networking with like-minded peers.

Date: March 25 - 28, 2024

Location: Scottsdale, AZ, and virtual

Cost of attendance: $3,195 - $3,995 (in person); $995 - $1,795 (virtual)

Who should attend: Senior HR leaders

9. SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2024

SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2024 is the Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) annual recruiting-focused conference. Bringing together industry experts and thought leaders, this HR event aims to transform how you manage talent and empower your organization to succeed in an ever-evolving job market.

Date: April 14 - 17, 2024

Location: Las Vegas, NV, and virtual

Cost of attendance: $1,495 - $2,295 (in person); $995 - $1,695 (virtual)

Who should attend: Recruiting and talent management professionals

10. Unleash America

While global digital media business UNLEASH is a UK-based company, it also runs Unleash America, or what it calls “The International Festival of HR.” This HR conference focuses on the future of work, as well as HR and breakthrough technology.

Date: May 8 - 9, 2024

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Cost of attendance: $1895 (in person); $349 (virtual)

Who should attend: Any HR professionals

11. ATD24

The Association for Talent Development’s ATD24 focuses on the present and future of employee training and development. Attracting more than 9,500 L&D professionals every year, the conference offers programming and resources on the latest development trends, networking opportunities, and access to solutions providers. In fact, ATD24 has the largest training and development-focused expo hall in the industry, so it’s a great opportunity to scope out the latest L&D products and solutions for your business.

Date: May 19 - 22, 2024

Location: New Orleans, LA

Cost of attendance: $1,795 - $2,995 (in person); $1,095 - $1,795 (virtual)

Who should attend: Learning and development professionals

12. SHRM24

With an estimated 22,000 in-person and virtual attendees, SHRM24 boasts of being the world’s largest HR conference. Offering more than 275 sessions and 12 content tracks, SHRM24 is sure to have something for everyone on your team. Looking for new vendors or partners? The conference also features an expo hall with 600+ exhibiting companies displaying and selling the latest HR products and services.

Date: June 23 - 26, 2024

Location: Chicago, IL, and virtual

Cost of attendance: $1,795 - $2,795 (in person); $1,095 - $1,795 (virtual)

Who should attend: HR professionals of any job level

Not sure which HR conference is best for you?

Culture Amp’s Culture First Global conference is a great place to start, because it has something for every HR professional. With past speakers including Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Esther Perel, and Dylan Alcott, you’re sure to leave inspired to invest in your employees’ and business’s current and future success.

Best of all, it’s free! Register now for Culture First Global and mark your calendar for this stand-out opportunity to connect with other people leaders and explore workplace culture together.

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