Top 10 HR and Talent Acquisition Conferences to Attend in 2017

Top 10 HR and Talent Acquisition Conferences to Attend in 2017


As November comes winding down, chances are you’re looking ahead to December and beyond towards 2017.

As you begin to plan for the year ahead, it’s important to set goals to stay updated and ahead of industry trends and best practices. There’s no better way to accomplish this than by attending and participating in industry events and conferences.

While the number of HR and talent acquisition conferences continues to climb, we’ve put together a roundup of 10 such events you’ll definitely not want to miss, as you plan for 2017.

Top 10 HR and Talent Acquisition Conferences 2017

  • HR Metrics and Analytics Summit (Feb 27 - March 1, 2017 in Orlando, FL):
    Learn everything from the basics to in-depth best practices around leveraging siloed HR data repositories and turning them into actionable business intelligence and insights. You’ll hear from important HR leaders such as those from Facebook, Twitter and GE Capital.
  • HCI Workforce Planning and Analytics Conference (March 3-7, 2017 in Miami, FL):
    Learn which tactics and technology you need to use and leverage in order to obtain the best talent available in 2017. You’ll be able to meet with other talent acquisition leaders and hear from thought leaders, such as ERE’s very own Dr. John Sullivan.
  • ERE SourceCon (March 13-15, 2017 in Anaheim, CA):
    Speaking of ERE, SourceCon is the conference to be at if you’re in the market for leading HR sourcing products and/or technologies. This event brings in recruiters and sourcers from across the country and gives you a chance to survey your field of competition and plan for a successful 2017.
  • SHRM Talent Management Conference and Expo (April 24-26, 2017 in Chicago, IL):
    Human capital strategies are important for any growing business, and this event is aimed at providing recruitment and talent management professionals with the tools, resources and best practices they need to get the job done right. Take this opportunity to grow and network with more than 1,000 industry peers.
  • Indeed Interactive (May 15-17, 2017 in Austin, TX):
    One of the most important talent acquisition and HR conference events of the year, the world-leading job aggregator, Indeed, looks to provide corporate talent leaders with important insights behind the job search. Speakers have yet to be announced as of the time of this posting, so check back frequently for updates.
  • SHRM Annual Conference and Expo (June 18-21, 2017 in New Orleans, LA):
    The Society of Human Resource Management's annual conference is the largest HR event in the world and provides your organization with the tools and resources you need to create and implement successful recruitment practices. Not to mention, if you're working on earning a SHRM certification, this conference will earn you credits towards that certification.
  • TAtech Leadership Summit (May 31 - June 1, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN):
    This event stands out amongst the rest for it’s size, but it’s not the largest conference out there. Quite the contrary. TAtech Leadership Summit looks to foster an intimate environment where talent acquisition and HR leaders can share thought leadership collaborate to push the TA space forward.
  • HR Technology Conference and Expo (Oct 10-13, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV):
    In it’s 20th year, this conference covers all the latest trends – SaaS, cloud, social media, mobile recruitment, analytics, video, gamification, Big Data and MOOCs – as well as the more traditional HR technologies. While speakers have yet to be announced, all sessions are created for, and delivered by, senior talent acquisition and HR executives.
  • HCI Human Capital Summit (Oct 24-27, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ):
    Learn how the main drivers of talent agility can help develop your workforce to spot early trends, adjust quickly to market conditions, and drive innovation in your organization. And, similar to the SHRM conferences, if you’re earning credit towards an HRCI certification, this event will count towards that effort.
  • Recruiting Trends Conference (Nov 29 - Dec 1, 2017, in West Palm Beach, FL):
    This yearly conference attracts hundreds of recruiting professionals from across the country to re-energize their recruitment and sourcing efforts. Learn best practices, uncover the latest trends in peer-to-peer discussions and network with industry leaders.
    • BONUS--HRE Talent Acquisition Technology Conference:
      In 2016, Human Resource Executive teamed up with Recruiting Trends for a joint conference, adding their Talent Acquisition Technology Conference to the mix, and 2017 promises more of the same. Recruiting Trends Conference attendees will also have a chance to view, learn about and demo some of the leading talent acquisition technology available today.

With Thanksgiving around the corner and the holidays rapidly approaching, the new year will be upon us before we even know it. Keeping this resource top of mind, will help you in planning your year ahead.


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