The Best HR Conferences to Attend in 2018-2019

September 25, 2018 By Diana Cleveland - 3 Comments

shutterstock_1039584349There’s no denying that HR is an ever-changing field, and each year brings with it new technologies, new methodologies, fresh insights into human behavior, and new ways to manage and retain employees. These HR conferences promise to bring you a wealth of information geared to simplify and streamline HR activities. Your HR department can ramp up performance—and reduce stress. Read about the 2018 HR conferences and choose to attend the events that will make the most positive impact on your enterprise.

Best HR Conferences in 2018

IPMA-HR International Training Conference

When: September 22-26

Where: Hyatt Regency, Phoenix, Arizona

The IPMA-HR conference offers comprehensive resources for HR industry news, policies, education, and professional training. All levels of human resource professionals will benefit from attending this event if they want to keep up with the latest in the industry. For additional information about this event, you can visit the IPMA-HR event page.

2018 HCInnovation@Work Conference

When: October 3-5

Where: The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, Arizona

Hosted by the Human Capital Institute, this conference intends to help executives to get started on redesigning their organization to meet new business demands. This event is ideal for HR professionals with a focus on the employee experience and who want to learn more about how to engage with, develop, and improve overall wellness among their employees. Learn more about what to expect at this event on HCI’s event page.

CUPA-HR Annual Conference 2018

When: October 7-9

Where: JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel, Indianapolis, IN

At CUPA-HR conferences and symposiums, HR professionals and experts in the industry can network, solve problems, and share solutions with each other through a combination of keynotes, sessions, and pre-conference workshops. Learn more about this event on the CUPA-HR event page.

The HR Southwest Conference

When: October 14-17

Where: Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas

The HRSouthwest Conference is the largest regional HR event in the US, with educational sessions, widely recognized keynote speakers, and a marketplace of over 200 solution and service providers. HR professionals of all levels will get something out of this event, whether it’s education about HR challenges or networking with over 2,000 fellow attendees. Learn more at the HRSouthwest event page.

Talent Connect

When: October 9-11

Where: Anaheim, California

Talent Connect is an event intended to elevate and inspire attendees to think about and envision their future and the future of their companies. HR professionals and recruiters focused on talent acquisition will get the most from this event. Learn more by visiting the Talent Connect event page.

HR Comply

When: November 14-16

Where: Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

This event is ideal for those interested in learning all there is to know about human capital management, whether you’re an HR professional, executive, or in-house counsel. This event teaches industry professionals about the latest in employment law. Learn more at the HR Comply event page.

Best HR Conferences in 2019

2019 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference

When: March 5-7

Where: InterContinental Miami in Miami, Florida

Professionals will learn how high-performing organizations are blending long-term talent strategy with shorter and more flexible workforce planning cycles, in an effort to eliminate talent issues. Learn more at their HCI event page.

2019 SHRM Talent Conference and Expo

When: April 8-10

Where: Nashville, Tennessee

The SHRM conference is designed to help recruitment and talent management professionals learn more about the industry with a combination of tools, resources, and strategies that they can use and implement, with over 80 sessions. Learn more over at the SHRM event page.

2019 Inclusive Diversity Conference

When: May 6-7

Where: Hilton San Francisco Union Square in San Francisco, California

Attendees at this event will learn how to leverage data, behavior, and neuroscience to make sure their employees feel consistently supported and valued. HR professionals will gain access to tools that have proven success for small to large organizations. Learn more at the Inclusive Diversity event page.

2019 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference

When: June 10-12

Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado

This event gives professionals the ability to leverage a variety of tactics, tools, and strategies to improve their recruiting strategy and maximize performance and retention. You can learn more at the HCI Event Page.

2019 Employee Engagement Conference

When: July 29-31

Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown in Denver, Colorado

Alongside user experience (UX) is employee experience (EX), which is the focus of this event. HR professionals will learn how to increase employee engagement with effective tools and coaching strategies. Learn more about this event at HCI’s event page.

2019 HR Technology Conference & Expo

When: October 1-4

Where: The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada

Attendees at this event will be able to learn about the latest and best technology available to HR professionals. This conference is the must-attend event for those looking for ways to improve their organizations’ technology. Learn more about what to expect at this event at the HR Technology Conference event page.


EPAY Systems attends a number of HR conferences every year. Contact us to find out where we’ll be in 2018 and beyond!


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