Top HR & Recruiting Conferences for 2017

Kristina Finseth

The holidays are coming to an end, and most people are gearing up for the new year.  If you haven’t finished budgeting for conferences in 2017, or you are looking to possibly add a few more into the mix – check out our list of the top HR and recruiting conferences coming up next year.

Social Recruiting Strategies Conference 1/25/17 to 1/27/17 San Francisco, California Conference Details

In just over five years, SRSC has grown to become the conference leader for recruiters and talent acquisition professionals across all industries - offering the latest in global recruiting trends, recruitment marketing, employer branding, tools and technology.  This year, they have crafted an agenda with four new session track themes.  If you miss out on this one, there's another SRSC 8/2/17 to 8/4/17 in Austin, Texas.

SHRM Talent Management 4/24/17 to 4/26/17 Chicago, Illinois Conference Details

Hosted by SHRM, this conference and expo focuses on the transformative journey of your company’s candidates, recruiters, the recruiting industry in general, and the company as a whole.  HR thought leaders provide very informative breakout sessions geared around creating a TA strategy, succession planning, behavioral interviewing, and global hiring.

Employer Branding Strategies 5/16/17 to 5/18/17 Chicago, Illinois Conference Details

Hosted by GSMI, this conference offers the opportunity to learn from some of the leading employer branding gurus.  Take a look behind the scenes and meet the people and organizations that are leading the way in employer branding.

IMPACT by Bersin 5/22/17 to 5/25/17 Hollywood, Florida Conference Details

This conference is being hosted by Bersin by Deloitte, and is an annual event for HR, learning and development, and talent leaders – including their team members.  If you’re focused on disruptive technology, analytics, and artificial intelligence as they pertain to HR and recruiting, you won’t want to miss this conference.  This year’s theme is Unleashing the Power of Digital: A New World for HR.

HR Tech World San Francisco 6/14/17 to 6/15/17 San Francisco, California Conference Details

This conference is being hosted by HRN, and has typically been in other parts of the world – not the United States, until 2017.  It will be focused on HR and how technology can be used to transform organizations for the better.  Oh, and did we mention that Gary Vaynerchuk, Renee Atwood, and Vivek Wadhwa are just a few of the keynote speakers?

SHRM17 6/18/17 to 6/21/17 New Orleans, Louisiana Conference Details

This year's SHRM17 conference boasts over two hundred sessions for HR and TA professionals in areas such as business acumen and HR strategy, total rewards, employment law and legislation, global HR, talent acquisition and retention, and personal and leadership development.

HCI Strategic TA 6/26/17 to 6/28/17 Boston, Massachusetts Conference Details

Being put on by the Human Capital Institute (HCI), the 2017 conference will be focused on a customer-centric talent acquisition function, delivering exceptional service to the candidates, hiring managers, and the overall business.

LinkedIn Talent Connect 10/4/17 to 10/6/17 Nashville, Tennessee Conference Details

LinkedIn hosts an annual talent acquisition conference where some of the world's top HR and recruiting professionals gather to network and participate in some pretty amazing breakout sessions facilitated by industry experts and thought leaders.

Workday Rising 10/9/17 to 10/12/17 Chicago, Illinois Conference Details

As a Workday sponsored conference, it provides the opportunity for their customers to connect and collaborate with one another – specifically focusing on customers who have embraced Workday and could computing.  It’s pretty much a massive customer networking event, and will also give insight into Workday services and products.

HRTech 10/10/17 to 10/13/17 Las Vegas, Nevada Conference Details

Yes, another HRTech event – because why not?  It’s a leading conference and expo on technology for HR executives and professionals.  Plus, it’s the world’s biggest and best HR technology conference from SaaS to analytics to Big Data.  Another exciting aspect is that a lot of the vendors end up announcing their latest products and enhancements for the first time at HRTech each year – putting you on the cutting edge of information.

HR Tech World Amsterdam 10/24/17 to 10/25/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands Conference Details

With over four thousand attendees annually, HRTech World Congress is one of the largest gatherings of CEOs and HR leaders from some of the world's fastest growing companies.  It's an awesome place to make some globally diverse connections, and learn from some of the top thought leaders in the industry.

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Keep in mind that these are just a few conferences, but there are a lot more to choose from depending on what you and your organization are looking to achieve in 2017 and beyond.

You may also want to check out some of the upcoming conferences hosted by ERE Media:

SourceCon (Spring) 3/13/17 to 3/15/17 Anaheim, California

ERE Recruiting Conference (Spring) 4/18/17 to 4/20/17 San Diego, California

SourceCon (Fall) 9/25/17 to 9/27/17 Austin, Texas

ERE Recruiting Conference (Fall) 10/16/17 to 10/18/17 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Are you attending any conferences in 2017 that aren’t on this list?  Comment and let us know. Hopefully we will see you at one of these conferences in the new year.