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Top HR Conferences You Must Attend In 2020

Looking for HR conferences to attend next year? Look no further... We have compiled together a list of the best upcoming conferences that we think are a MUST attend for the year 2020. See below for conference information, dates and pricing … be sure to snag the early bird tickets before they are gone! 

1. HRPA 2020

Date: January 22 - 24, 2020
Where: Toronto, Ontario
Price: Up to $1,970 and member pricing available

The HRPA Annual Conference & Trade Show brings together the people and companies redefining human resources to offer the industry’s boldest and brightest ideas, innovations, solutions, tools, resources, and best practices. Featuring 8 world-renowned keynote speakers, 75+ HR professional development sessions, tons of networking opportunities, and over 250 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge HR products and services, the HRPA2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show is Canada’s most influential event for HR leaders & professionals who want to stay ahead of the curve.


HRPA 2020

2. North American Executive Summit

Date: Jan. 27 – 28, 2020
Where: Florida, USA
Price: $1, 995.00 

The North American HR Executive Summit brings together the “who’s who” of industry executives, cutting edge service and solution providers, and media partners from across North America to network, benchmark, share, and learn real-world solutions to universal challenges that face every HR professional in their daily work.


North American Executive Summit

3. HR Transform

Date: March 23-25
Where: The Cosmopolitain Las Vegas
Cost: Early Bird Register $1,595.00 with early bird pricing available

HR Transform brings together the world’s most prominent HR executives and the innovators creating the future of work. Meet the leaders who are not only thinking about the changes ahead but actually laying the groundwork for that future today.


HR Transform

4. SHRM Executive Network Conference

Date: April 19-22 2020
Where: Scottsdale Arizona 
Price: $3,590.00 with early bird and membership pricing available

This conference is intended for senior HR leaders with 15+ years of HR experience who are responsible for planning the strategic direction of their organizations. By bringing together the best and the brightest, the program provides HR leaders with a powerful and practical learning experience.



5. HR Healthcare

Date: June 23-24, 2020
Where: Austin, TX
Pirce $1,599.00 - Early Bird Registration available

HR Healthcare is specifically designed for HR professionals at the nation's health systems and hospitals. Here, you'll discover the tools, insights, innovations, and cutting-edge solutions needed to evolve your hiring strategies in an ever-changing healthcare industry.



6. Great Places to Work for all Sumit

Date: March 3-5 2020
Where: San Francisco
Price: $1.795.00

The Great Place to Work Institute holds its annual summit for over 1,000 leaders responsible for stewarding culture initiatives in 500+ global companies. Presentations and lessons include building high-trust culture, recruiting and retaining talent, managing the effects of rapid growth, and other topics pertinent to fostering outstanding work environments.


Great Places to Work for all Sumit

7. HR West

Date: March 9-11 2020
Where: Oakland Convention Centre, Oakland
Price: $1,642.00 With cheaper Earlybird and membership options

The HR West Conference is where you go to find out What's Next. Convening annually for 36 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, the event takes place in the most innovative place on earth---home to the world’s leading-edge companies. Practicing HR here requires skills beyond the ordinary. Join us March 9 - 11, 2020 at the Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, CA for three phenomenal days of learning, networking and inspiration.


HR West

8. Responsive Conference

Date: October 1 - 3 2020
Where: Zappos Headquarters, Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada
Price: $520.20 - Earlybird Price

Our speakers are leaders with impressive track records of making their organizations responsive, agile, and lean—and therefore equipped to take on new challenges quickly and efficiently. These thought leaders will speak to timely topics, including: experience design, organization design, training/learning, leadership development, inclusion and diversity, performance management, engagement, productivity, and innovation.


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9. Tomorrows workplace today

Where: Montereal
When April 23 , 2020
Cost: $300

Enter the human shift, calling for a whole new brand of leadership - one that is humble, adaptive, and above all, human.

  • Learn to recognize signs of the shift in your organization and feel empowered to move it forward, with the right set of tools and knowledge.
  • Using language, accountability and motivation you can spark the courage to move from the fear of failure to the excitement of making a positive impact for your employees.
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10. HRD - HR Tech Summit

When: June 2-3 2020
Where: Toronto, Ontario
Price: $672.00

Over 1000+ HR professionals from across Canada gathered at the Enercare Centre for two days of learning, developing and networking – taking on the HR tech issues that really matter with the help of expert speakers across a series of in-depth presentations, panels and interactive roundtables.

Topics covered included implementing tech changes, masterminding transformational processes and devising top-down organisational strategies. Attendees left equipped with the jargon-free insights necessary to spearhead big HR tech innovations in their organisations.


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You can still get tips from the experts without having to attend a conference! Listen to our People Managing People podcast, or one of these HR podcasts from one of these leaders in the field.

By Tim Reitsma

Tim is the co-founder and General Manager of People Managing People, an online publication focused on building a better world of work. He is experienced with people & culture, leadership, business strategy and operations with a focus on building great teams who are excited about their craft and their organization. With over 15 years of leadership experience, Tim has always been guided by his core values: faith, family, curiosity, and fun. He is a coach, mentor, speaker, advisor, and an active volunteer in his community. Tim loves spending time outdoors with his wife and two kids as well as mountain biking in the north shore mountains.

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