Are you ready to up your HR game in 2023? There are tons of great conferences and trade shows to attend this year. The past few years have shown us just how successful and engaging virtual events can be, but many HR professionals are itching for some face-to-face interaction to come the new year.
If you’re looking to evolve your HR strategy in 2023, you won’t want to miss out on these conferences and trade shows. Check out our list of must-attend events for HR professionals below.
2023 looks to be promising for in-person conferences, so we’ve set out to compile a list of top in-person HR conferences and trade shows to attend in the new year –including detailed descriptions, pricing, and dates for each event.
March 6-8, 2023 | Oakland, CA
Organized by HR.com, the largest social networking site for human resources professionals, nspireHR West Empower/HR Tech Americas is a three-day event packed with learning and unparalleled networking opportunities.
Sample conference tracks include Human Experience, Learning and Development, Leadership, Employment Law, Culture and Communication, Talent Management and Acquisition, and so much more. With more than 1000 HR professionals expected to attend, you’ll be able to build solid relationships, generate trust, and try out HR products in a traditional exhibition environment.
Attending gives you the opportunity to interact live with speakers, reconnect with HR peers, and attend evening receptions after networking.
HR participants ranging from generalists to directors, who would like to reconnect, re-engage, and continue developing HR skills to stay on top of the latest processes and products.
Passes start at $500. More details to come, but in previous years there have been different pricing options for past HR West attendees, early bird registration, and onsite registration
March 27-29, 2023 | Las Vegas, NV
Hosted in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, HR Transform brings together the world’s most prominent HR executives, innovators, and professionals to explore technology’s role in people operations. HR participants can expect to engage with peers from forward-thinking companies, see the leading edge across all aspects of HR, and connect with thought leaders that are revolutionizing the workplace.
More details to come. Last year, session topics included Leadership, DEI, Hybrid Workplaces, Talent Acquisition, L&D, Retention, Benefits, Culture — many of which are top of mind for people leaders in 2023. Additionally, HR Transform brings together a diverse group of speakers and executive-level people leaders to share their experiences with today’s challenges and priorities.
Business and people leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors can all stand to benefit from attending this conference by building relationships with executive-level leaders, innovators, and investors, and demonstrating thought leadership and position as one creating the future of the workplace.
May 3-5, 2023 | Las Vegas, NV
As employee benefits, health and wellness programs continue to be a focus in 2023, Human Resource Executive’s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference is a great opportunity for employers and HR pros to gain expert insights and receive actionable guidance on how to build new benefits strategies and improve the overall wellbeing of their organizations.
HR pros and business leaders will learn how to be more responsive and agile in adapting health and benefits programs to address employee pain points and how to retain valuable talent.
Attendees will be given direct access to industry thought leaders, plenty of networking, innovative health and wellness solutions, and earn recertification credits to help maintain HRCI and SHRM certifications.
HR & Benefits professionals that want the latest guidance on benefits strategies, plans, and tools central to attracting and retaining employees.
May 8-10, 2023 | Atlanta, GA
Geared more specifically towards benefits brokers, BenefitsPRO is still a great opportunity for HR professionals who are involved with advising on benefits-related topics. BenefitsPRO Broker Expo helps attendees discover how political changes can be incorporated into business plans, explores how data analytics should be integrated into businesses, and grow their businesses with top insights.
Employee benefits advisors, brokers, agents, or HR professionals involved with selling or advising on group or voluntary products.
Includes access to all sessions and technology workshops, exhibit hall access, and networking events on a single day.
August 27-30, 2023 | Orlando, FL
HR Florida Conference & Expo (HRFL) is the largest HR conference in the Southeast. Designed for HR professionals to network, grow, and learn more about various topics in the human resources industry, the popular event attracts over 1,500 professionals and vendors across the globe.
2022’s keynote speakers included Dr. Moogega Cooper, Adam Steltzner, Ben Nemtin, and Sarah Thomas. Attendees learn from more than 130 different sessions and are able to receive recertification credits.
HR professionals looking for the latest guidance in the HR industry and unbeatable networking opportunities.
October 10-13, 2023 | Las Vegas, NV
Hosted by industry leader HR Tech, this conference provides in-depth insights on making critical HR system decisions, fueling your business, and supporting your organization’s ever-changing needs. Additionally, HR Tech is known for hosting the world’s largest HR tech marketplace. For HR professionals in the market for HR products, they’ll be able to explore thousands of products to identify what suits their needs.
Attendees can expect to gain practical HR takeaways, direct access to industry thought leaders, access to the Women in HR Technology Summit, earn recertification credits, and receive next-level networking opportunities.
Session tracks include AI in HR, Core HR, DEI, Employee Experience, Employee Well-being, Future Ready Workplace, and more.
HR professionals looking to continuously optimize usage of current HR systems, leverage HR automation, or explore new HR technology options.
Registration and pricing TBA
October 15-18, 2023 | Fort Worth, TX
Powered by DallasHR, the HRSouthwest Conference is one of the largest regional education and networking events for HR professionals, as well as vendors to the HR industry. The Conference helps HR re-certify SHRM and HRCI designations, and discover the latest in HR products, services, and processes.
HR professionals looking to keep up with the latest industry trends, evaluate HR technology, and receive recertification credits.
Registration and pricing TBA
While we’re hopeful that these in-person events go on as planned, the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic could always alter or change the sequence of events. Regardless, HR pros will be looking forward to new learning and networking opportunities in the coming year, and for good reason. Between recession fears, quiet quitting, and new compliance regulations, there’s always something new to tackle.
With that being said, we’ve created a list of the best virtual HR conferences to attend in 2023 in case you can’t make it out to an in-person event.
February 15-16, 2023
A virtual event hosted by HR.com, this conference hones in on the interconnected topics of employee and human experience. HR attendees can listen to presentations on a range of issues related to human interactions in today’s work environment.
Sample topics include indicators of today’s employee experience and the impact of those experiences on issues such as performance, retention, and engagement. You’ll also see what best practices look like in this area, whether it pertains to performance management or corporate culture.
HR leaders looking for ways to improve the employee experience and learn about new best practices in all areas of HR.
February 28-March 2, 2023
Following its successes in recent years, HR Executive is hosting yet another Virtual HR Technology Conference & Expo. Aside from being completely free and virtual, HR leaders will benefit from over 55 hours of impactful sessions, covering just about everything from the latest HR trends to actionable applications of HR tech.
In addition to the sessions, you’ll also be able to visit virtual booths from over 100 tech vendors to find the right fit for your organization. Easily earn recertification credits to maintain your professional certifications and also virtually network for powerful knowledge-sharing conversations.
HR professionals looking for a virtual way to discover best practices, hear case studies, and learn need-to-know topics for the HR industry in 2023.
March 15-16, 2023
This virtual event will focus on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), a critical area where HR continues to lead the charge in many organizations. What does DEI mean for organizations? How can they integrate DEI into their workplace? These are some of the questions that speakers and attendees will explore at the upcoming conference.
April 5-6, 2023
This virtual conference will focus on the future of coaching and mentoring in the workplace. Speakers will discuss how these practices are changing and what businesses need to develop successful leaders. Attendees will learn about the latest technologies and services that facilitate coaching and mentoring, and gain skills that will help them improve organizational performance.
June 7-8, 2023
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, HR professionals are still looking for ways to support and promote the health and safety of their employees. HR.com’s Future of Employee Well-being will dive into topics like employee safety, health, and well-being in the modern workforce.
Special attention will be paid to physical, mental, social, financial and environmental health. HR professionals will learn how to prioritize employee well-being, and evaluate methods for improving well-being.
HR professionals looking for a detailed view of the current state of employee health and well-being.
July 12-13, 2023
This event is all about the latest trends and practices in performance management. Attendees will focus on how to improve individual and organizational performance, sett goals, and measure progress. This is a great opportunity to learn from experts and network with other professionals in the field.
September 6-7, 2023
This virtual event will explore all aspects of talent acquisition. Whether you’re looking to attract top talent or vamp up your recruitment strategy, this is the event for you. Speakers will examine the best practices for sourcing and hiring top talent and identify the challenges and trends in the talent acquisition process.
November 8-9, 2023
Are you interested in learning about employee engagement trends and strategies? Then this event is for you! Join HR.com to explore different ways to get employees motivated and productive. Discover what works for experts so that you can put your own unique spin on employee engagement in your workplace.
November 15-16, 2023
This event focuses on the ever-changing topic of recruitment and talent acquisition technology. Learn how technology is changing the recruitment landscape and what talent acquisition strategies are being impacted the most. Hear from experts in the field about the latest trends, the coolest technologies, and how to make sure you’re ahead of the curve.
The pandemic has had a major impact on live event formats. Many HR conferences are now hybrid events, offering attendees the best of both worlds. By combining in-person and online elements, participants can engage with speakers and each other no matter where they are. This makes it possible for more people to benefit from the amazing insights and networking opportunities that conferences provide.
April 16-19, 2023 | Orlando, FL
Held by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), this expo will give HR pros the tools to take their strategies, processes, and policies to the next level.
The event has both in-person and virtual programs, and sessions vary from general to panel to concurrent sessions, and even case studies. In 2022, the Talent Conference & Exposition offered more than 50 sessions across 7 timely topics, more than 75 dynamic speaking sessions, more than 15 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), and endless networking opportunities.
Previous content tracks have included Engagement & Retention, Sourcing & Recruiting, HR & Talent Acquisition Strategic Planning, Talent Selection, and so much more.
HR professionals looking to connect with other bright minds in recruiting and talent management, and to learn how to stay on top of key trends.
May 8-10, 2023 | Long Beach, CA
At the 2023 California HR Conference, HR pros will discover everything they need to excel in a multifaceted role as an organization’s first line of defense. The conference expects more than 2000 attendees, with 66% managers and up, 11 conference tracks, and 35 recertification credits.
Conference tracks include topics around Benefits & Wellbeing, Workplace Culture, Employment Law, HR Technology, Data Analytics, Global HR, HR Departments of One, DEI, and more. Attendees can expect to discover top tools for unique HR needs and make lasting connections with other HR pros.
HR managers and leaders looking to navigate California’s complex regulations and elevate their position within their organizations.
As of this writing, nothing has been posted for 2023 admission. In 2022, admission costs were:
June 11-14, 2023 | Las Vegas, NV
SHRM23 is an event you won’t want to miss. With more than 200 sessions, the comprehensive conference will provide HR with a full range of education from the basics to offerings for C-suite executives. Whether you’ve just begun your HR career or are seasoned in the industry, you’ll take something away from this experience.
Content tracks include Comp, Benefits & Wellbeing, DEI, People & Talent Management, Recruitment & Talent Acquisition and so much more. Additionally, sessions are tailored to a variety of different learning styles to help you best absorb the information. From general main stage experiences to smart stage, concurrent, and educational programs, different sessions format for different learners.
HR professionals, executives, and business leaders looking for the latest insights and tutorials on trending topics and for meeting organizational goals.