2017 List of Recruiting and HR Conferences

by Carrie Kolar

Welcome to our fifth annual list of recruiting and human resource conferences that will be taking place in 2017. Below, we've tried to provide as much information on each individual conference as possible, although it should be noted that some of the later conferences will probably have more information available nearer the time - so it may be worth checking the websites closer to the dates provided.


This list is in chronological order to allow you to keep track of how many recruiting and HR conferences there are for each month, giving you plenty of opportunity to attend one or two this year, network, learn, and hopefully take away something valuable from your experience. 






Social Recruiting Strategies Conference 

Jan 25-27

San Francisco, CA


Social media is a hub for recruiters and candidates alike, and this year’s conference offers the latest in global recruitment trends, branding, analytics and sourcing best practices to make the most of your social recruiting opportunities. Register by October 7th for the Super Early Bird rate.




Executive Forum

Feb 13-16

San Diego, CA


SIA’s annual flagship event convenes CEOs, owners, and senior-level executives in the staffing industry to discuss best practices and new developments in staffing.




HR Metrics and Analytics

Feb. 27 – Mar 1

Orlando, FL


The 2017 HR Metrics and Analytics conference will focus maximizing the potential in your HR data and metrics, with discussions on building a solid HR metrics foundation, finding meaning in metrics, building systems and trainings, and more. Register by Dec. 9th to save up to $400 on conference tickets.




Workforce Planning and People Analytics

Mar 7-9

Miami, FL


People are an organization’s greatest asset, and too often companies make workforce decisions on gut and intuition rather than data and analytics. This year’s conference focuses on predictive analytics, workforce planning, and engaging with business priorities to create a holistic workforce plan. Save $200 on the early bird price, so register soon!





March 13-15

Anaheim, CA


Top recruiting and sourcing teams are converging on Anaheim for the biggest SourceCon yet. In addition to expert-level sourcing workshops and sessions with industry leaders, this year’s tech-heavy conference will include a Hackathon and Innovation Labs to help attendees hone their skills in the world of internet sourcing.

Early bird pricing ends Jan. 6.




Next Practices Now

 Mar 20-23

 Scottsdale, AZ


The i4cp 2017 Conference doesn’t just deal in best practices – it focuses on next practices, approaches that impact market performance but that few companies are using. A top-notch networking and thought leadership events that is described as “first-rate,” the conference leaves you better able to understand and address the critical people issues in your organization. Sign up by Dec. 9th to save $400.



Nonprofit HR Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit April 5-7  Washington, DC

The 2017 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit is a transformational three-day event where forward-thinking nonprofit and association leaders exchange fresh ideas and collaborate on new ways to advance their missions and goals through talent.



HR People & Strategies

 Apr 10-13

 Scottsdale, AZ


The HR People + Strategy Annual Conference is an intimate opportunity for senior level HR leaders to learn from, engage with, and exchanges ideas with forward-thinking HR executives, academics and consultants with who are committed to establishing effective HR business strategies today that will address the complex issues organizations will face tomorrow. The Advanced Rate is available through Jan. 27, 2016.




Recruiting Conference

Apr 18-20

San Diego, CA


ERE is an industry leader in the recruiting space, and the 2017 Recruiting Conference features speakers on the topics of doing more with less, speeding up the selection process, the state of talent acquisition, and more. Early bird pricing is available through Jan. 13, 2017.




Talent Management Conference & Expo

Apr 24-26

Chicago, IL


Designed for recruitment and talent management professionals, this conference gives attendees the opportunity to learn best practices, comprehensive talent management strategies, and recruiting, retention and engagement techniques. Sessions will cover topics like social media, onboarding, metrics and analytics, social recruiting and technology. Early bird pricing is available through Mar. 3, 2017.




HRO Today Forum

May 1-3

Chicago, IL


HR is changing, and tomorrow’s success depends on agility, data-driven decisions and a flatter structure. This conference will emphasize keeping HR relevant by focusing on the business impact of key HR issues and how to maintain an agile HR that can meet the challenges of a changing field.




Staffing Law Conference

May 11-12

Washington, DC


This conference is focused on the legal and legislative issues specific to staffing companies. If this is an area of concern, the Staffing Law Conference is a must-attend. 




Indeed Interactive

May 15-17

Austin, TX


Join Indeed Interactive to explore the increasing role of data in the talent industry as they investigate trends in job search behavior, solutions for hiring challenges and the latest in recruiting technology. You’ll walk away with new information from the data-driven keynotes and connection from the over 1,000 industry professionals at the conference.




Performance Management Innovation

May 16-17

Chicago, IL


In today’s new service and knowledge economy, old methods of performance management are becoming quickly outdated. Annual reviews are being left by the wayside in favor of continuous feedback, agile goal setting, and coaching and collaboration. At the HCI Performance Management Innovation Conference, you’ll learn new approaches and best practices and have the opportunity to network with HR professionals and industry leaders. Early bird pricing is available until April 4.




Engage 2017

June 8-10

Boston, MA


At Engage 2017, you’ll explore challenges that come with accelerated business growth and the solutions to address them. Engage 2017 is a unique opportunity to learn how to build relationships and cultivate engagement among your employees and customers to boost productivity and performance.




Annual Conference & Expo

June 18-21

New Orleans, LA


One of the best learning opportunities for HR professionals, the SHRM Annual Conference has over 200 sessions available, including Master Series, Smart Stage presentations covering new HR practices, Practitioner Exchange sessions, preconference workshops and seminars, and recertification opportunities. One the best parts? You can customize your experience to your needs with the My Session Planner tool.




Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference

June 26-28

Boston Seaport, MA


Competition for top talent is heating up, and to get the personnel your organization needs your Talent Acquisition function has to be top-notch. This conference brings together case studies, networking opportunities and cutting-edge research to create an experience attendees have described as “one of the best conferences I have attended.” Early bird pricing is available until Mar. 14th, when the price goes from $1,795 for 3 days to $1,995 for 3 days.




Talent42 Conference

Jun 27-28

 Seattle, WA


The Talent42 conference is anything but run-of-the-mill. Entirely focused on tech recruiting, the conference assumes your experience and expertise and immediately dives into how-to strategies and techniques that go far beyond the basics. Make sure to register now – Talent42 has sold out for the past five years.




Employee Engagement Conference

July 24-26

San Francisco, CA


Only a third of workers nationwide are engaged with their jobs, a number that’s felt in productivity, business results and retention. Join us in San Francisco and learn tips, technologies and tools needed to activate and maintain engagement in your organization. Early bird pricing is available until June 12.




CWS North America Summit  

Sept. 11-12 

 Dallas, TX


Registrations for 2017 will open soon. If you are interested in attending the 2017 CWS Summit or Collaboration in the Gig Economy, please register your interest and you will be notified when the registration site is open.




Collaboration in the Gig Economy 

 Sep 13-14  Dallas, TX
  Registrations for 2017 will open soon. If you are interested in attending the 2017 CWS Summit or Collaboration in the Gig Economy, please register your interest and you will be notified when the registration site is open.    


2017 NAPS Annual Conference

Sept. 21-22

Denver, CO


The NAPS Annual Conference is an educational and networking opportunity where industry members are introduced to best practices and learn how to improve their business and operations through case studies. Early registration is available through Dec. 31, Spring registration is available through April 30, and Summer registration is available until August 31.



HR Executive

HR Technology Conference & Exposition




The HR Executive Technology Conference is the world’s leading conference on technology for Human Resource executives and professionals. Registration will open in February.




HR Conference 

Oct. 11

London, England


Technology may have changed recruiting methods, but attracting quality hires is till the name of the game. The OnRec HR Conference will cover essential recruiting topics like employer branding and the newest trends in online recruitment.



TalentNext conference

 Nov 7-8

 West Palm Beach, FL

   ATD’s TalentNext: Building an Engaged Workforce will provide human capital and organizational development professionals with innovative methods to increase engagement levels, spark innovation, and attract high performers.    


Healthcare Staffing Summit 

Nov 13-15

Dallas, TX

  The Healthcare Staffing Summit takes a deep dive into the healthcare segment of staffing and features sessions specific to the strategic and tactical needs of firms focused on nursing, locum tenens and allied health among other segments.    



HCInnovation @Work Conference

Oct 24-26

Scottsdale, AZ


Competition for talent is tough, and employers need to step up their game to create an environment that both attracts employees and keeps them. The 2017 HCInnovation @Work Conference includes three tracks to help address engagement gaps: Rethinking HR Strategy, Sustaining Engagement and Development, and SME-led Small Discussion Groups. Early bird pricing ends August 29, 2017.




HR Southwest Conference




The HR Southwest Conference is the largest human resouces conference in the US. Registration will open in Spring 2017.




Ongoing webinars and conferences

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 Online (throughout the year)




RPOA Leadership Forum

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Educational Webinars presented by recruitment process outsourcing providers on topics related to the RPO and recruiting industry




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