Top HR and Recruiting Conferences of 2017

Are you looking to attend an HR or Recruitment conference this year? There are many benefits of attending these events. Whether you are looking to learn new cutting-edge social media practices, get connected to like-minded enthusiastic individuals or discover new beneficial technologies, an HR conference is going to be the best place to do it. There are hundreds of these conferences all around the country, but we have done the hard work for you and have chosen the top ten must-attend conferences of 2017.

Workforce Planning & People Analytics Conference:

Where: Miami, FL
Dates: March 7-9

This conference is put on by the Human Capital Institute. The conference focuses on helping HR professionals take the guess work out of planning their resource management.  The combination of expert speakers, workshops and networking opportunities makes this conference a must-attend event.

I4CP Conference

Where: Scottsdale, AZ
Dates: March 20-23

This conference prides itself on the fact that, while in attendance, you will be networking with peers and notvendors. Over 200 different companies are represented at this conference. The conference focuses on the future of the industry while focusing on the people and practices that drive market performance now.  World class networking and valuable pioneering workshops make this event a must-attend.

ERE Media Recruiting Conference

Where: San Diego, CA
Dates: April 18-20

ERE Media puts on four conferences throughout the year: two in the Spring and two in the Fall. The additional conference they put on is called SourceCon. This conference is specifically geared towards the experienced recruiting leader.  With workshops that focus on leadership, emerging technologies, and successful roadmaps, the ERE Media Recruiting is a conference to put on your calendar.

Indeed Interactive

Where: Austin, TX
Dates: May 15-17

While at Indeed Interactive’s annual conference you’ll get to hear some of the biggest names in the industry as well as learn about the latest in recruitment technology. This conference features a jam-packed weekend of data driven presentations which make it one of our must attend events of the year.

ATD International Conference

Where: Atlanta, GA
Dates: May 21-24

This conference is the largest event for talent development professionals worldwide.  With over 10,000 attendees and over 300 top-rated educational sessions over the course of four days, you are in for a weekend jam packed with networking opportunities and a wide variety of topics covered.  The sheer magnitude of this conference and exposure to educational materials and experienced personnel make this conference one of our must attend events.


Where: New Orleans, LA
Dates: June 18-21

Arguably the largest conference and exposition of its kind, this conference offers fresh perspectives from internationally renowned speakers, over 200 sessions of education in innovative learning and extraordinary networking opportunities.  With hundreds of vendors and suppliers on site as well you are sure to walk away with the latest product innovations, which is why this is one of our top events of 2017.

NAPS 2017 Conference

Where: Denver, CO
Dates: September 21-22

Put on by the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), this 50-year-old professional associated is dedicated to advancing the recruiting industry.  Attendees of past events love the variance of educational styles of these events ranging from formal to informal as well as the high energy making this conference a must attend.

HR Technology Conference & Expo

Where: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: October 10-13

If you are going to attend a technology conference this year make it this one.  Alongside industry speakers are hundreds of representatives and speakers educating attendees on the latest in HR technology.  With a weekend packed full of information on the latest technologies, this conference is a must attend.

Recruiting Trends Conference

Where: West Palm Beach, FL
Dates: November 29-December 1

This highly interactive event mixes engaging presentations and focused workshops to deliver an energetic showcase of recruitment technology and strategy.  Although their 2017 program has yet to be released, some of the highlights from their 2016 conference include, “Beyond the ATS: The Red Carpet Candidate Experience,” and “Building Effective Hiring Manager Relationships.”  With sessions like this, there’s no doubt it’s a must attend.

LinkedIn Talent Connect

Where: TBD
Dates: TBD

Arguably the largest name in this industry, LinkedIn has developed and put on the Talent Connect for the past eight years.  Focusing on the power of social media in the recruitment world and the future of the industry presented by some of the biggest names in the industry, including Sir Richard Branson.  You can go to the All Access (hyperlink) page to view his keynote speech.  The details on this conference have yet to be announced but undoubtedly it will be one of the top events of the year.

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