Researching 2019 HR conferences to attend? This might help

Top HR conferences

Conferences and industry events are great places to upskill, network, and learn about how the latest technologies are shaping our industry.

If you need a little help convincing your boss,  here’s a blog post titled “How to Convince Your Boss to Send You to a Conference.” It has everything you need to build a solid business case!

Now, on to the exciting stuff… Here’s our list of top HR conferences you should consider attending this year. If we’ve missed any, please share them with us on LinkedIn (and follow us for lots of great content).

HRPA 2019

Much about the workplace is changing. Automation is a driving factor, but so is workforce diversity. HRPA 2019’s theme is “Positive Climate Change at Work,” and it will explore how HR professionals can create environments that enable people to thrive in their evolving workspaces.

There will be over 160 HR education sessions with experts from around the world presenting on everything from health and wellness to labor and employee relations and strategy.

The event will also include a trade show featuring the latest HR solutions from over 250 exhibitors.

January 30-31/Feb 1, 2019

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, Canada

CHRP, CHRL & CHRE Members: regular $1,615, single day $646
Members: regular $1,716, single day $778
Full-time Student Members: regular $393, single day $164
Non-Members: regular $1,974, single day $843

Mailed (postmarked) and faxed registration cutoff is on January 4, 2019. Online registration closes on January 25, 2019, at 5:00 pm.

HR West 2019

HR isn’t what it used to be. Globalization has taken over and teams in different locations and time zones are a reality. And with remote teams comes the need for the right tech to manage your workforce.

At HR West 2019, you’ll discover techniques for staying relevant and increasing efficiencies. The event will include over 80 concurrent sessions and separate tracks for Strategy & Leadership, Employment Relations, Law & Legislation, Culture, Engagement & Retention, Talent Development, Communicate & Relate, Talent Acquisition & Management, and Compensation & Benefits.

March 11-13

Oakland Convention Center, San Francisco, Bay Area

NCHRA member pricing starts at $999 with options for membership and ticket combo purchases starting at $1,184.
Non- member pricing starts at $1,229.

HR Directors Summit

HRD recently won the Best UK Conference of the Year for 2018, and we can see why. The event is designed for HR directors and takes a deep dive into the dynamics that influence the modern workforce.

In 2019, directors will get the chance to examine the latest thinking on transformation in the workplace. Themed “Conscious Organization,” HR leaders will explore product innovation, attend masterclasses, partake in breakfast briefings and more.

February 5-6, 2019.

The International Convention Centre, Broad Street Birmingham, United Kingdom

£1,395 + VAT


Diversity and equality, creating cultures of community and bringing humanity into the workplace are just some of the topics that the 6th annual WorkHuman conference will explore.

Attendees will also have access to over 70 breakout sessions across 8 tracks, the opportunity to engage with peers and thought leaders from leading organizations, and access into the latest data and ideas on creating the best work environments and experiences for staff.

March 18-21 in 2019

The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, USA

Current: $1,795
Regular: $1,995
Onsite: $2,395

i4CP 2019

i4CP’s annual conference is designed for senior HR, talent, learning, and other business leaders looking for networking and thought leadership to better understand and tackle the critical talent issues organizations face.

The event kicks off with six invitation-only sessions on March 11th. Over the next few days, attendees will get to experience over 25 sessions that cover topics including using tech to accelerate culture and combating workforce disruption with data and cognitive analytics.

March 11-14, 2019

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

i4CP Members: $2,495
Non-members: $3,495

ATD 2019

Being a talent professional means that you have to strike a balance between effectively attracting, developing, and retaining top talent. If you’re finding it challenging to do so, you should make it to ATD 2019.

The event will give attendees insights into the latest trends, best practices, and new solutions for designing, delivering, implementing, and measuring learning programs.

You’ll also get a chance to attend keynotes from Oprah Winfrey, Seth Godin and Grammy-winning American composer, conductor and speaker Eric Whitacre.

May 19-22, Washington, D.C.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC

Early bird (ends February 8): $1,495 for ATD members and $1,695 for non-members.
Advanced (ends April 12): $1,695 for ATD members and $1,945 for non-members.
Regular (Ends May 14): $1,875 for ATD members and $2,200 for non-members.
Onsite: $2,175 for ATD members and $2,500 for non-members.
Government: $1,325 for ATD members and $1,625 for non-members.
Students: $800 for ATD members and $1,000 for non-members.

For conference team registration, visit the event site.

Culture Summit

Developing an inclusive culture that fosters growth and innovation requires more than a few perks to get staff excited. But where do you start?

At Culture Summit 2019, you’ll get the latest data, strategies, practices, and learn how to build strategic initiatives and programs that get results. You’ll also have the opportunity to connect with peers, hear their stories and learn techniques for building and scaling a culture to help your business grow from strength to strength.

June 25-27, 2019

4th floor, Bespoke Coworking, Level 4, #450A, 845 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

To be announced.

HR Call to Action 2019

HR strategy is essential, but not so easy to develop. At HR Call To Action 2019, you’ll get a seat at the table where the most important discussions around HR strategy are happening.

The event will include over 18 keynotes and more than 6 interactive sessions, all designed to help you get started on your road to becoming a more strategic HR leader.

October 2019 (dates to be confirmed).

To be announced.

Contact Andrew Piddington at or 929-387-4964 for more information.

2019 Learning & Leadership Development Conference

Learning and leadership are hot topics today because they are directly influenced by the increasingly diverse nature of organizations. LLD 2019 will be guiding HR and learning professionals through new research on creating a growth mindset to help their organizations increase their competitive advantage.

Topics include change management, coaching and feedback, digital learning, succession planning, and the digital workforce.

September 10-12, 2019

Encore Boston Harbor, One Broadway, Everett, MA 02149

3-Day pass: $1,995
Early Bird: save $200 before May 19, 2019
Virtual conference: $795

Talent Connect 2019

LinkedIn’s 2018 event was themed “From Insights to Impact” and focused on four areas that HR leaders need to pay attention to as today’s work environment undergoes some of the most disruptive changes ever. Topics included talent intelligence, talent development, the future of work and community building.

While details for the 2019 event have not been released yet, if 2018’s agenda is anything to go by, attendees are in for some of the most thought-provoking material delivered by industry experts and visionaries from leading brands.

September 25-27

To be announced.

To be announced.

2019 is set to bring a lot of challenge for the HR industry, businesses and their people. Attending these events could give you the edge you need to create the very best workplace for your talent pool and strengthen your organization’s competitive edge.

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