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Looking for HR conferences to attend this year? Look no further... we’ve compiled a list of the best upcoming conferences that we think are a MUST attend for the year 2023. 

See below for conference information, dates, and pricing… be sure to snag any early bird tickets before they’re gone!

1. HRPA 2023

Date: May 16-17
Where: Toronta, Canada
Cost: $1,195 Member / $1,395 Non-member

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 HRPA2023 Annual Conference & Trade Show is Canada’s most influential event for HR leaders & professionals who want to stay ahead of the curve.

2. HR Transform

Date: March 27-29 2023
Where: MGM Grand Las Vegas
Cost: Early Bird Register $1,395.00 with early bird pricing available

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Transform 2023 aims to bring together technology and people leaders to shape the future of the workforce. With hands-on learning experiences, interactive discussions, 300 diverse speakers, and innovative HR tech at display, this HR conference is perfect for entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators to understand market insights and meet like-minded individuals.

3. SHRM Executive Network Conference

Date: 11-14 June, 2023 (dates and location yet to be announced)
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Price: $3,590.00 with early bird and membership pricing available


The SHRM annual 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.

4. HR Healthcare

Date: October 2-3, 2023
Where: Austin, TX
Price $1,599.00 - Early Bird Registration available

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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.

Stay up-to-date on all things HR & leadership.

5. Talent Acquisition Week 2023

Date: Jan 31-Feb 2, 2023
Where: Loews Coronado Bay Resort, CA
Price: $1295-2670

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This conference is a great opportunity for HR and business leaders to learn about the future of recruiting. TA Week offers a chance for in-person networking and will give you access to sourcing, recruiting, and employer branding best practices. You must attend this conference to supercharge your talent acquisition and employee engagement strategies.

6. InspireHR West

Date: March 6-7 2023
Where: Oakland Marriott City Center, Oakland
Price: $99.00 for first 500 registrants or until January 16


The InspireHR West Conference is where you go to find out the latest trends in HR, issues, challenges, and solutions. With 15 sponsored sessions, 24 roundtables, and 2 keynotes, this conference is a great opportunity for HR professionals to take a deep dive into the HR hot topics. The event is immediately followed by the EmpowerHR Tech Americas, an HR technology conference to discuss how HR technologies can make a human resource professional’s life easier. 

7. Responsive Conference 

Date: Yet to be announced
Where: To be announced
Price: $520.20 - Earlybird Price

responsive conference

Speakers at the responsive conference are HR industry 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.

9. i4cp 2023 Next Practices Now Conference

When: March 27-30, 2023
Where: Fairmont Scottsdale, AZ
Price: $3195 for members and $2395 for non-members

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Senior HR leaders must attend this #1-rated HR conference. This expo promotes networking with peers, discovering the next best practices in human resource management, and navigating today’s challenges to capitalize on future human capital. 

Attending this conference will give you a chance to connect with 500+ CHROs without distractions (and sales pitches) and learn how you can improve employee experience, retention and, by extension, the workplace culture.

10. Workhuman Live 2023

When: April 17-20, 2023
Where: San Diego Convention Center
Price: $895-$1895

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This atypical California HR conference brings industry leaders and HR managers together to share their unfiltered thoughts and tackle the workforce’s biggest challenges post the pandemic. This leadership conference aims to reinvent talent management with its extensive sessions, keynotes, workshops, and special events. 

11. CalSHRM 23 Advocacy & Legislative Conference

When: April 12-14, 2023
Where: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento

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Price: $695-$2002.50 (for SHRM members); $825-$2475 (for the general public)
The 2023 California State HR Advocacy and Legislative Conference is a unique employment law and legislative HR conference. This conference features California attorneys and business experts to help HR folks understand and navigate California’s legal and legislative employment law landscape. This event gives HR professionals, such as CHROs, VPs, and EVPs, the opportunity to have an in-depth discussion with the legislative representatives.

12. HCI’s 2023 Virtual Conferences

When: March 22-Nov 15, 2023 
Where: Virtual event
Price: $195 for each conference

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HCI’s 2023 virtual conferences promise to be interactive and a highly-engaging. With ten virtual events scheduled for this year, these human resources conferences can either be joined live or you can watch each of these half-day conferences on-demand. 

The objective is to give HR professionals the chance to learn from the HR experts and hear their views on how to adapt to change, plan for the uncertain future, and build a secure environment for employees. During each virtual HR conference, you can earn recertification credits and connect with colleagues and other attendees to share your insights.

13. SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2023

When: April 16-19, 2023
Where: Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL, and virtually

  • In-person pass for members:
    • Till April 15: $1,595
    • From April 16: $1,795
  • In-person pass for non-members:
    • Till April 15: $1,995
    • From April 16: $2,195
  • In-person day pass for members and non-members (available from 7 AM to 7 PM): $1,095
  • Virtual pass for members:
    • Till April 15: $1,195
    • From April 16: $1,295
  • Virtual pass for non-members:
    • Till April 15: $1,595
    • From April 16: $1,695
SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2023 screenshot

This conference aims to tackle the talent crisis left behind by the Great Resignation. HRs takeaways include how to adjust and adapt to retain and attract the best talent. They’ll become aware of new tools, processes, and strategies they can use to create a better workplace for their employees. They’ll also learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), workplace leadership and development, and how to use data analytics to gather actionable insights.

14. 2023 Tri-State SHRM Conference

When: April 23-25, 2023
Where: Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino, Uncasville, CT
Price: $700-$800

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Over 25 HR thought leaders will come together in this New England conference to help HR executives gain insights on and address the realities of the future of work. You can either attend the conference in person or virtually. With this conference, you’ll get a chance to discuss HR strategy, talent acquisition, engagement, learning and development, and DEI with industry leaders. 

15. ATD 2023 International Conference & Expo

When: May 21-24, 2023
Where: San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego, CA, and virtually

  • ATD Members: $1,995-$2,395
  • ATD Non-members: $2,395-$2,795
  • ATD 23 Virtual Event for Members: $995-$1,250
  • ATD 23 Virtual Event for Non-members: $1,195-$1,595
ATD 2023 International Conference & Expo screenshot

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) hosts conferences to empower HR professionals, team leaders, L&D practitioners, and CTOs. This conference provides the space for the attendees to learn, reconnect, recharge, and network amongst a vibrant community. With Adam Grant, Priya Parker, and Leslie Odom, Jr. as the keynote speakers, this event will focus on HR trends, best practices, strategies, and developing new tools and solutions. 

16. Gulf Coast Symposium on HR Issues 2023

When: July 12-13, 2023
Where: NRG Centre, Houston, TX
Price: $450-$1,100 (early bird rates available)

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Recognized as the largest conference for HR professionals on the Gulf Coast, the Gulf Coast Symposium gives HRs a chance to learn, develop, and reskill themselves as they continue to lead their organizations. This conference aims to help HRs become more agile and enhance their digital literacy. We love those graphics!

17. HR Evolve

When: October 11, 2023
Where: Crown Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Price: $1,990 (group tickets are available at a discounted price)

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The HR Evolve conference will focus on six key areas, including employee experience, health and well-being, talent management, leadership, future of work, and technology. With two simultaneous stages featuring over 30 international and local HR leaders, this conference gives human resource executives the flexibility to attend sessions that are pertinent to them. Attendees will get a chance to network with 200+ HR leaders to learn, grow, and evolve with like-minded individuals. 

18. 2023 Western Cities HR Conference: Elevate HR

When: October 4-6, 2023
Where: Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton, Canada
Price: CA $120-CA $2,770.37 (early bird registration available)

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The Western Cities HR Conference (WCHRC) aims to bring together influential and talented HR professionals for an immersive experience. This event will allow you to broaden your network, learn from industry experts during multiple breakout sessions, and draw inspiration from keynote speakers.

19. 2023 Ohio HR Conference- We Are Family!

When: September 20-22, 2023
Where: Kalahari Resorts, Sandusky, Ohio
Price: $629-$829

2023 Ohio HR Conference We Are Family screenshot

The 51st Annual Ohio Human Resource Conference is set to be a fun, exciting, and educational conference. Attendees will get a chance to see the conference’s keynote speaker, Bertice Berry in action. They can not only enjoy the conference at the resort but also have the convenience of attaining additional recertification points for any missed sections through the on-demand platform.

20. The HRSouthwest Conference 2023

When: October 15-18, 2023
Where: Fort Worth Convention Centre, Houston St, TX
Price: $759-$1,069 (early bird rates available)

The HRSouthwest Conference 2023 screenshot

The HRSouthwest Conference is powered by DallasHR and is recognized as the official State of the Texas SHRM Conference. It is the perfect event for HR professionals to learn, grow, network, and discover new HR practices. This event is also vital for HR practitioners looking to recertify their SHRM and HRCI designations.

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By Finn Bartram

Finn is an editor at People Managing People. He's passionate about growing organizations where people are empowered to continuously improve and genuinely enjoy coming to work. If not at his desk, you can find him playing sports or enjoying the great outdoors.

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