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Top Virtual HR Conferences to Attend in 2022 [+Calendar Download]

The best online HR events to attend in case you can’t make it out to an in-person conference

by Aimie Ye, SEO Manager @ GoCo - December 20, 2021

We recently released a comprehensive list of top in-person HR conferences to attend in 2022. And while we’re hopeful that those 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 The Great Resignation, hybrid work models, and new compliance regulations, there’s always something new to tackle.

With that being said, we’ve created a list (and a PDF Download!) of the best virtual HR conferences to attend in 2022 in case you can’t make it out to an in-person event. 

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The State of Changing Work Arrangements 

January 26, 2022

Organized by HR.com, this virtual event will discuss new trends related to ever-changing work arrangements. Alternative work arrangements have become a hot topic, particularly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Some of the alternative work arrangements to be discussed include remote work, contingent and temporary work, phased and partial retirement, project-based work, and more. HR professionals will be able to evaluate which work arrangements make the most sense for their organizations, which trends will become prevalent, and discuss findings with their peers.

Who Should Attend

HR professionals looking to learn more about alternative work arrangements and evaluate related services and technologies.

Cost

Free

The State of Employee Well-being 2021

February 10-11, 2022

As the pandemic rages on, HR professionals are still looking for ways to support and promote the health and safety of their employees. This HR.com hosted virtual event will dive into topics like employee safety, health, and well-being in the modern workforce.

Specifically, this conference will offer a range of discussions and sessions on topics like physical, mental, social, financial, and environmental wellbeing. HR professionals will not only learn how to prioritize employee well-being, but also be able to evaluate technologies, services, and approaches that increase well-being.

Who Should Attend

HR professionals looking for a detailed snapshot of the current state of employee health and well-being, discuss what is effective, and examine new technologies for consideration.

Cost

Free

Virtual HR Technology Conference & Exposition

March 1-4, 2022

Following its successes in 2020 and 2021, 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 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.

Who Should Attend

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 2022. 

Cost

Free

Hacking HR 2022 

March 7-12, 2022

With the theme “The Path Forward”, Hacking HR’s Global Online Conference “HR Innovation and Future of Work” is a great opportunity to learn ideas, insights, stories, data and experiences from more than 500 global influencers. You’ll walk away with new knowledge that’s critical for your work in HR, and be able to choose from more than 100 virtual sessions. 

There will also be countless networking and collaboration opportunities to expand your HR network.

Who Should Attend

HR leaders looking to network, attend learning sessions, and collaborate with like-minded professionals – as well as reimagine the future of work with HR.

Cost

Free

SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition 

April 10-13, 2022

Held by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), this expo offers both in-person and virtual attendance options, and will give HR the tools to take their strategies, processes and policies to the next level. 

The Talent Conference & Exposition offers more than 50 sessions across 7 key topics, more than 75 dynamic speaking sessions, more than 15 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), and a plethora of networking opportunities. Sessions vary from general to concurrent to case studies for different learning types.

Content tracks include Engagement & Retention, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, HR & Talent Acquisition Strategic Planning, Leadership & Development, and so much more. 

Who Should Attend

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.

Cost

$995-$1275 for Members (prices increase as the event approaches)

$1325-$1575 for Non-Members (prices increase as the event approaches)

$1195-$1350 for “Join Now” rates (prices increase as the event approaches)

$250 for Student Member and Chapter Advisors

Indeed Interactive 2022 

May 10-17, 2022

Hosted by worldwide employment website Indeed, the in-person and virtual friendly conference features sessions and networking opportunities with industry experts and talent professionals. Attendees can expect to learn more about the future of workforce expectations post-pandemic, build a better environment for employees, and engage with the latest technology. 

Who Should Attend

HR professionals looking to reimagine recruiting, hear from a diverse slate of speakers, and improve employee engagement in the coming year.

Cost

Registration pricing has not yet been released.

SHRM22 Annual Conference & Expo

June 12-15, 2022

As one of the largest conferences of the year, you won’t want to miss SHRM22. With both in-person (New Orleans, LA) and virtual attendance options, the conference & expo brings a large community of HR professionals together for continuing education, best-in-class programming and more. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend tons of unique sessions across timely topic areas, and even earn Professional Development Credits (PDCs). With 11 content tracks including employment law, DEI, HR departments of one, HR tech, and more, you’ll be able to select sessions on topics that matter most to you.

Who Should Attend

HR professionals, executives, and business leaders looking for unparalleled networking opportunities, the newest HR best practices, and customizable learning opportunities.

Cost

$995-$1195 for Alumni Rates

$1095-$1295 for Preview Rates

$1195-$1395 for Early Bird Rates

$1295-$1495 for Standard Rates

$$1395-$1595 for Onsite Rates

The State of Human Experience in the Workplace 2022

August 17, 2022

Yet another 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.

Who Should Attend

HR leaders looking for ways to improve the employee experience and learn about new best practices in all areas of HR.

Cost

Free

HR Technology Conference & Expo 2022

September 13-16, 2022

Both in-person and online, the HR Technology Conference & Expo offers tons of insightful HR sessions, online technology demos, free recertification credits, peer-to-peer matchmaking, and on-demand access for virtual attendees. 

Get information on the latest HR trends, best practices, and hear case studies of how HR tech can support today’s new normal. Listen to compelling keynotes on timely topics by some of the industry’s most respected HR leaders, and view virtual vendor booths to engage with product experts.

Who Should Attend

HR professionals wanting to keep up with the latest HR trends (particularly the new normal), and initiate peer-to-peer knowledge sharing conversations.

Cost

Free (Advanced registration required)

2022 Virtual Conference: Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

September 21, 2022

Powered by HCI, this conference focuses on the ins and outs of hiring, engaging, and retaining a diverse workforce for a stronger organization. This conference will help HR with insights on how to build a common language around DEI, empower your workforce to work together, and set a clear vision for DEI best practices in the new year.

The conference will be easily accessible via mobile or desktop, and offer unparalleled virtual networking opportunities. Additionally, attendees can earn 4.5 HRCI General credits, 4.5 SHRM PDC’s, 4.5 HCI credits, and 3 ATD recertification credits. 

Who Should Attend

HR leaders with a goal of creating a more fair, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

Cost

$195 for a 1 Day Virtual Conference Pass

$495 for a 3-Event Virtual Series Bundle

$1895 for a 12-Event Virtual Series Bundle

2022 Virtual Conference: Supporting Workplace Wellness & Well-being

October 19, 2022

Another conference within HCI’s 2022 Virtual series, this online event gives HR all the resources needed to support employees during times of stress, financial hardship, family illness, and more – all while simultaneously maintaining business operations.

The conference will help HR with creating a culture where employees are supported during personal challenges, providing flexible resources for mental and physical health, and staying ahead of workforce challenges that can negatively impact the business.

Who Should Attend

HR leaders looking for new ways to keep employees mentally & physically in the game.

Cost

$195 for a 1 Day Virtual Conference Pass

$495 for a 3-Event Virtual Series Bundle

$1895 for a 12-Event Virtual Series Bundle

Stay tuned for more virtual conferences as they’re announced!

With 2022 kicking off soon, we expect to see many conferences offer virtual attendance options. Even so, with the unpredictability of the COVID-19 virus, conference dates and plans are subject to change at any time. We’ll continue to update this post with the newest information to keep HR pros in the loop! For more HR insights, visit our HR Blog and get to reading!

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