Every year, KRT Marketing builds a strategy around which conferences to speak at and attend. We thought it’d be valuable to post the ultimate list of talent acquisition, recruitment, HR, employer branding conferences. Below is the 2018 list with descriptions, locations, and dates!

You can also download the full list in PDF format here.

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Most of the descriptions are taken straight from the events’ websites. We will update the blog post when we finalize which conferences we will be attending in 2018, but we may have discount codes for some of the conferences, so check with us prior to registering!

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Social Recruiting Strategies Conference | January 31 – February 2, 2018 in San Francisco, CA

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. It’s also a great place to network. SRSC is also an approved provider for HR recertification credits through HRCI and SHRM. Follow #SRSC on Twitter.

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HRPA Annual Conference & Trade Show | January 31 – February 2, 2018 in Toronto, Canada

The world’s second largest HR resources conference – it attracts HR and business professionals from across Canada and around the globe. It has more than 130 education sessions featuring top HR subject matter experts from around the world.

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SourceCon | February 26-28, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV

SourceCon is the place to learn about tools and strategies to make your sourcing faster, with better results. You’ll learn from experts who have been in the trenches and know how to find THAT candidate. Come prepared to join the conversation and practice, in real-time, the strategies and methodologies shared by our speakers to ensure immediate impact when you return to your office.

Follow the conversation on Twitter at #SourceCon.

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National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo | March 5 – 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV

The only conference designed to address the unique challenges faced by HR professionals in the hospitality industry. This annual conference provides learning and networking opportunities as well as guidance specifically targeted to HR, labor relations and employment law professionals at hotels, resorts, restaurants, airlines and all other industries within the hospitality sector.

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SmartRecruiters Hiring Success 18 | March 12-14, 2018 in San Francisco, CA

SmartRecruiters brings together talent acquisition leaders to collaborate and network on how to innovate and reinvent recruiting. Follow #Hire18 on Twitter.

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HR Tech World – now UNLEASH

March 20-21, 2018 in London | May 15 – 16, 2018 in Las Vegas | October 23 – 24 in Amsterdam

UNLEASH is much more than technology it’s about unleashing the power and potential of people. The 4th industrial revolution, leadership crises, rapid advances in technology coupled with fast paced innovation are now forever changing our world. Industries, jobs and ways of working are being disrupted and so is the role and relationship of people with work.

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Talent Management Alliance’s People in Healthcare Summit | March 21-22, 2018 in San Diego, CA

TMA’s People in Healthcare strives to support human capital management practitioners in addressing the challenges that impact today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous industry.
Join our expert speaking faculty as they discuss innovative solutions in areas like:

  • Social and microlearning
    • Improving recruiting efficiency
    • The Role of Diversity, inclusion and cultural competence in effective care
    • Workforce engagement and its impact on the patient experience
    • Talent Attraction and Employment Branding
    • Designing an organization to support the move to consumer centric healthcare
    • Leadership development and succession Planning
    • Creating a sound organizational culture

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The i4cp Conference | March 26-29, 2018 in Scottsdale, AZ

The i4cp conference is all about next practices, looking ahead to what the future brings, while laser-focused on the people practices that drive market performance now. The event – designed for senior HR, talent, learning, and diversity leaders – offers “above average networking” and thought leadership so you can better understand and address the critical people issues facing your organization.

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ERE Recruiting Conference | April 2 – 4, 2018 in San Diego, CA

The ERE Recruiting Conference is a community-led event that prepares and equips talent acquisition and recruitment professionals with everything they could possibly need to do their jobs better. The networking opportunities are second to none, and together, through adviser-led hands on training, presentations, and small group discussions, attendees will return to the office with real solutions to their most pressing challenges. Follow the conference on Twitter at #ERERC.

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Workhuman | April 2-5, 2018 in Austin, TX

Humanizing HR, the Workhuman conference provides various tracks for conference goers. Tracks range from crowdsourcing and performance revolution to social recognition to diversity, inclusion, belonging, humanizing employer branding and more.

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2018 SHRM Talent Conference and Exposition | April 16 – 18, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV

Designed specifically for recruitment and talent management professionals, the 2018 SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition will provide you with the tools, resources, innovations and solutions you need to evolve your human capital strategies. Talent is the key to the success of any organization.

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TATech Spring Congress & Meetup | April 18-19, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV

This conference covers discussions about niche job boards, association career centers, applicant tracking systems, recruitment advertising agencies and more. The Congress is open to all companies and organizations in the global talent acquisition solutions industry.

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World Employer Branding Day | April 25-27, 2018 in Prague

World Employer Branding Day is the world’s largest gathering of leaders in employer branding in the one place at the same time.

With a vision to advance employer brand excellence, the event connects companies from around the world with the industry’s top employer branding leaders, agencies and communities to share and discuss global best practice. Follow #worldEBday on Twitter.

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ATD International Conference and Exposition | May 6-9,2018 in San Diego, CA

The Association for Talent Development 2018 International Conference & Exposition will provide you with the knowledge, strategies, and solutions you need to effectively attract, develop, and retain top talent. You’ll gain insights into the latest trends, best practices, and new solutions for designing, delivering, implementing, and measuring learning programs. ATD 2018 covers all industry subjects, and provides in-depth guidance for what you need to know now to be successful. Come away with an outlook of what the future holds, and be prepared to address new challenges.

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RecruitCon | May 10-11, 2018 in Nashville, TN

The event provides a forum where recruiting and talent acquisition thought leaders can share their best practices for conquering today’s challenges given the current state of the job market, job candidates’ expectations when applying, interviewing, and onboarding, and more. The intimate setting features ample opportunity to discuss your specific challenges and discover best practices through lively Q&A with the esteemed roster of presenters and your conference peers. Follow #RecruitCon on Twitter.

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Indeed Interactive | May 14-16, 2018 in Austin, TX

Interactive is a two-day event, providing talent attraction professionals with data-driven hiring insights, inspirational recruiting ideas and networking opportunities.

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EBrandCon | May 22-24, 2018 in San Diego, CA

EBrandCon is a three-day event for talent acquisition professionals to develop, deploy and monitor your company’s employer brand for recruiting success. Follow #EBrandCon on Twitter!

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Predictive Analytics World | June 3 – 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV

Predictive Analytics World for Workforce (PAW Workforce) gathers a powerhouse of the most innovative workforce data scientists, employers, and vendors pioneering in the predictive analytics domain to solve these (and more) workforce optimization challenges.

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TAtech Leadership Summit | June 5 – 6, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN

This one-topic conference opens with a networking reception on the evening of June 5th followed by a jam-packed, all-day agenda on June 6th that addresses both programmatic ad buying technology and applications.

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Talent42 | June 5-6, 2018 in Seattle, WA

Talent42 Conference brings together tech and non-tech recruiters, sources and engineers to discuss recruitment. The conference provides practical, how-to strategies and techniques to help attract, recruit, and hire world class software engineering talent. Follow #Talent42 on Twitter!

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Human Capital Institute Strategic Talent Acquisition | June 5-8, 2018 in Miami, FL

The 2018 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference will help you optimize the overall TA function as well as hone each segment–attract, source, assess, select and onboard–to give you the competitive advantage you need to survive in a scarce labor market.

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SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition | June 17-20, 2018 in Chicago, IL

This is the world’s largest HR event. Internationally renowned speakers offer fresh points of view and inspiring stories that can help shift your perspectives and deepen your understanding of leadership, motivation, and success. You’ll also gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices – which help your company succeed.  Your attendance earns you credits toward maintaining your valuable certification – your SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP or other general designation. Follow #SHRM on Twitter.

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Australasian Talent Conference | June 20-21, 2018 in Australia

Talent Acquisition (TA) is on the cusp of a new wave of innovation and the 12th Australasian Talent Conference will be shining the light brightly on it – say hi to Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). ATC2018 will explore what A.I. is and where it can be applied onto your TA function. You will walk away with a tangible understanding of A.I.’s role as well as the new skills you will need once it disrupts your role.

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California HR Conference | August 27-29, 2018 in Long Beach, CA

Created and curated by the Professionals in Human Resources Association, the California HR Conference (CAHR) is a hub of human resource content for professionals who either practice or are responsible for HR management in California. The conference offers a unique experience committed to understanding trends and laws affecting the future of your business, to opportunities for purposeful networking, and to connecting HR communities. Follow #CAHR18 in Twitter.

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Talent Success Conference | September 2018 in Denver, CO

ClearCompany hosts this conference about talent management. Discover new trends, technology and more from HR practitioners, recruiters and more. Follow #TSC18 on Twitter.

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HR Technology Conference | September 11 – 14, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV

Helping forward-looking professionals rethink HR and leverage technology to exceed employee expectations and succeed in business is what the HR Tech Conference is all about. Sessions focus on the business process and organizational success enabled by technology and cover all the latest trends — AI, chatbots, SaaS, The Cloud, social, mobile, analytics, video, gamification and more — as well as the more traditional technologies and processes that still compete for your attention. Whatever is changing the way work and HR gets done is what is featured.

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TATech Fall Congress & World Job Board Forum | September 26-27, 2018 in New Orleans, LA

This event includes discussions among peers and thought leaders on trending issues critical to effective organizational performance and sustained growth – including interoperability, business metrics and standards, new technologies and changing customer expectations.

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LinkedIn Talent Connect | TBD (October 2018) in Anaheim, CA

This is an annual event for the global talent industry. You can choose from over 80 sessions. Current and future leaders gather to share the latest ideas, network, and expand their vision of all they can achieve in employer brand and recruitment. Follow #TalentConnect on Twitter.

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Recruiting Trends & Talent Tech | November 2018 in location TBD

With a fast-paced mix of engaging presentations, focused workshops, peer-to-peer discussion and great networking events, it’s a highly interactive, dynamic way to learn about innovative recruiting strategies.

As the talent acquisition function continues to evolve and the recruitment industry develops in the technology era, the landscape changes faster than ever. It’s important that professionals stay informed of trends, new technologies and tools, and best practices – conferences are a great way not only to keep up, but also make new connections through networking.

If you think of any conferences that should be added to this list, leave us a comment, and if you want to talk to us about which conference you should attend, we’ll be happy to do so – just drop us a line at info@krtmarketing.com. Which conference are you attending next?