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 evergreen talent acquisition conferences list.  So here it is!

Most of the descriptions are taken straight from the events’ websites. The recruitment conferences marked with an asterisk denotes events where KRT Marketing will be attending or speaking. 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, July


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.

HRPA– February


The world’s second largest h 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.

SourceCon – March, September

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Sourcers and recruiters will learn about tools and strategies to make sourcing faster, with better results. You’ll learn from experts who have been in the trenches. Be prepared to practice, in real-time, strategies and methodologies shared by the speakers to ensure immediate impact when you are back at the office. Follow #SourceCon on Twitter.

I4cp Conference – March

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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.

World Employer Branding Day (Hungary) – April

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This one claims to be the world’s largest best practice-sharing and networking event employer branding industry, with specialists, agencies and leaders from more than 30 countries. The experience includes two days of action-packed events.  Follow #WorldEBday on Twitter.

Talent Management Conference & Expo – April

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Designed specifically for recruitment and talent management professionals, this fast-paced conference provides ideas that will advance you personally and professionally. You’ll discover new solutions and best practices, learn from experts, network with more than 1,000 peers, and stay current and competitive. Follow #SHRMTalent on Twitter.

TA Tech Spring Congress* – April

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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.

ERE Recruiting Conference *– April, October

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ERE Recruiting conference is for talent acquisition leaders. For two days, you will network and learn from your peers who face the same challenges. You’ll return to the office with new ideas and a list of personal connections.

Employer Branding Strategies Conference – May

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Attendees will tap into the interactive and influential to raise their brand profile, learn lessons from consumer marketing applied to employer branding, create a distinct EVP, leverage the knowledge and talent of some of the industry’s leading employer brand experts and hear tips for creating great EB content. The event is an approved provider for HR recertification credits through SHRM. Follow #EBrandCon on Twitter.

Predictive Analytics World (Workforce) – May


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.

Indeed Interactive* – May

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See what’s next for the talent industry and get inspiration and tools to transform your hiring efforts. Follow #IndeedInteractive on Twitter.

RecruitCon – May

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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. SRSC is also an approved provider for HR recertification credits through HRCI and SHRM. Follow #RecruitCon on Twitter.

HCI Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference – June

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Topics covered in this three-day event include hiring alignment, candidate expectations, attraction strategies, cultivation of relationships with hiring managers, use of analytics tofor better planning, integrated technologies and more. Follow #HCIevents on Twitter.

TMA – HR/Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics – June

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In this conference you’ll be able to harness the power of business intelligence and HR data to enable a data-driven culture, optimize your workforce, and gain people insights.

Talent42 – June

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This national conference is focused 100% on helping recruiters hire top technology talent. Watch keynotes from engineering leaders, presentations and panels from tech recruiting leaders, hands-on roundtables, and training. Companies like Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google, Target, Costco, Uber, Disney, Nike, NBC, Etsy, and many search firms send their tech recruiting teams to participate in this practical, how-to conference that’s all about sourcing, interviewing, and closing the deal with the best tech talent. Follow #Talent42 on Twitter.

SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition – June

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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.

Australasia Talent Conference (Australia) – July

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This is the largest event for corporate talent managers, HR directors and recruiters in the southern hemisphere. This conference is designed to prepare you for a new era of Talent Management, to understand its accelerated drivers, adopt emerging tools and adapt to the next generation of talent roles and deliver on a new set of expectations. #ATC

California HR Conference *- August

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This HR conference has a Talent Acquisition & Retention track. You’ll learn how to attract, recruit, manage and inspire A-list employees who can move your organization forward. Discover how to handle the most difficult HR situations with ease and engage employees to increase morale, productivity and retention. See how you can leverage the latest technology and techniques to find, train and retain the best workforce possible.

Glassdoor Summit* – September (not happening in 2017)

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This is now a two-day event that includes intimate breakout sessions, pre-event workshops, and networking opportunities for attendees. What makes the event unique is the fast-paced format, action plans for right now and the intimate setting. Follow #GDsummit on Twitter.

TA Tech Fall Congress *– September

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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. Follow #TAtech on Twitter.

Talent Success Conference – September

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You’ll learn not only “why” but also “how” during sessions that explore best practices, trends, product deep dive, and more. This is an event for networking, learning from experts and your peers through collaboration sessions. Follow #TSC[YY] on Twitter.

HR Technology Conference & Exposition (HRtech)* – October

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This is the world’s biggest and best conference on HR technology. It covers all the latest trends – SaaS, The Cloud, social, mobile, analytics, video, gamification, Big Data and MOOCs, as well as the more traditional technologies and processes that still compete for your attention. Whatever is changing how work and HR get done is what is featured. All sessions are created and delivered by senior executives from many leading organizations – no speaking slots are sold – resulting in a high-caliber learning experience with real-world lessons and practical takeaways. Follow #HRtech on Twitter.

LinkedIn Talent Connect*– October

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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.

Recruiting Trends – November

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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. And the conference is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and often approved for HRCI re-certification credits.

Talent Acquisition Tech Conference* – November

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At this new event, the world’s most renowned experts and talent acquisition leaders will explore how technology is transforming the way talent is sourced, hired and brought into leading organizations. You’ll learn how to develop strategies to attract and engage the right candidates while continually and creatively identifying new talent pools to find your next great hires.

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Top Recruitment Conferences List

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?