HR & Talent Management Conferences to Pencil into Your Diary this Year

With 2016 behind us and 2017 looking equal parts opportunistic, daunting, and uncertain, there is no better time than right now for you to get up to speed on the latest developments in recruitment & talent management.
One of our favourite ways to do so (of course) is to attend conferences. With so many events running across 2017 exploring different HR and Talent Management themes, there is definitely no lack of variety. The issue, then, lies in knowing what is available out there.
Don’t fret, we have done all the heavy lifting for you and compiled a list of recruitment and HR conferences you should look out for. Go ahead check them out:

Australia/New Zealand

1. Sourcing Social Talent 2017 

16 February, Auckland, New Zealand
21 February, Melbourne, Australia
23 February, Sydney, Australia
Social Sourcing Talent (#SST17) will be revealing the ‘secret sauce’ recipe on Sourcing & Engaging to Create a Diverse Workforce. SST is a series of one-day, intimate events for internal and agency recruiters & sourcers who want to retain their edge, keep ahead of their competition and source & engage the best talent to create diverse workforces.

2. Australasian Talent Conference 2017

21-22 June, Sydney, Australia
The 11th Annual Australasian Talent Conference (ATC), will deep dive into the three new drivers of Talent Management – Relationships, Algorithms and Diversity – and understand how they are helping to shape the new 2017 Talent Manager.
It 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.

3. Contingent Workforce Conference 2017

19-20 September, Sydney, Australia
The Contingent Workforce Conference is designed to help you understand the Gig Economy and how it impacts you. It examines the way organisations are accessing and managing the contingent workforce. Attitudes to contingent work are changing. What will you do and how will you manage this change at your organisation? What impact will this have on decision making? How can you reduce its risks?

4. People, Analytics & The Future of Work 2017

17-18 October, Sydney, Australia

This conference is your door to the latest thinking, practice and technology around how analytics can improve business outcomes through better people practices. It aims to bring some of the world’s best thinkers and practitioners together to share their current and future thinking about these exploding topics. You will learn, see and hear what current best practice is and what next practice will look like.

5. HR Metrics and Analytics for Strategic Decision Makers 2017

20-22 February, Sydney, Australia
HR Metrics and Analytics for Strategic Decision Making event in 2017 will focus on key considerations for developing a High-Impact HR function by building a robust infrastructure that integrates cross-functional data to enable strategic analysis and HR business partnering (HRBP).

6. IT18 Talent Conference

23 February, Melbourne, Australia
IT18 is the first and only event dedicated to talent management and recruitment in the IT sector. The event exclusively focuses on talent management in the tech sector, with a special focus on the attraction, recruitment and retention of IT professionals in Australia and NZ.

7. HR Summit 2017

27-29 March, Gold Coast, Australia
The 13th annual HR Summit is the premium forum bringing elite buyers and sellers together. As an invitation-only event taking place behind closed doors, the summit offers chief HR executives and service and solution providers an intimate environment for a focused discussion of the key new drivers shaping corporate priorities and HR strategies.

8. AHRI National Convention & Exhibition 2017

21-23 August, Sydney, Australia
The AHRI National Convention and Exhibition is Australia’s flagship event for HR professionals and business leaders who are responsible for the people planning decisions in their organisation. The event attracts over 3000 attendees from around the country each year, inspired by local and global thought leaders on the big issues facing HR and business. Attendees can choose their experience by attending 1, 2 or all 3 days of the convention.

9. HR Tech Fest 2017 

November, Sydney, Australia
The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New technologies are emerging. The clock is ticking. And the big HR shift is on. HR has moved beyond its operational role and is fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. Technology is the essential enabler of this transformation. HR Tech Fest is the biggest and fastest growing HR Technology event in Australia. Where a vibrant community of HR and technology people, thought leaders and experts come together to share knowledge, experience and innovation. Designed to help each other pinpoint new and different ways to transform business through HR & Technology.


10. The Global Recruiter UK Summit 2017 

1 March, London, England
The Global Recruiter UK Summit 2017 offers recruiters a chance to take their practice to the next level. Examining the existing and emerging structures of the supply chain, those attending the Summit will gain a unique insight into the present and future of recruitment best practice. Whether you work in temporary, permanent or interim, The Global Recruiter UK Summit offers the key to maintaining excellent business in challenging times.

11. HR Tech World 2017

21-22 March, London, England
In 5 years, HR Tech World has exponentially grown from 400 to 6000 attendees. In 2017, the appetite for the
Greatest HR Shows on Earth will scale to +10,000 attendees from over 120 countries!
Technology continues to change our understanding of the world around us and in ways we had never imagined. Within 10 years, over half of the office occupations in the world will be displaced by technology. How do we manage this?
How do we capitalise on this? And where is tech leading the Future of Work?

12. Beyond – The Global HR and Leadership Forum

6-7 July, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“BEYOND” – The Global HR Leadership Forum 2017, will address the agenda and global themes facing the senior HR community in key business sectors and industries across the world. This conference stands out because it is a genuine forum where over 200 of the most influential, forward-thinking HR leaders and senior executives will come together to discuss the latest insights and debate the future of this dynamic function within an intimate networking environment. In the masterminded and high-touch setting they will also expand personal networks and professional alliances.

13. Global Talent Management Leaders 2017

18-19 September, Germany
HR transformation & innovation, new-age talent acquisition & performance management, leadership in a multigenerational workforce, corporate culture, communication & change management, disruptive HR technology trends, and future of work and organisation.


14. The HR Agenda: Looking ahead

22-24 August, Singapore
The policy, culture, compensation, benefits, employee relations and motivation are fall on the shoulder of HR department, therefore, developing existing talents and recruiting more aces will be the best business strategy of any organisations today to stay viable or perhaps, outrun their competitors for good. Besides the mentioned roles above, HR is very much involved in business transformation, change management and retaining a productive workforce too.

15. The Global Recruiter Asia Pacific Recruitment Summit 2017

4 October, Singapore
The Global Recruiter’s Asia Pacific Summit 2016 is the fifth event in the region and marks the maturing of this industry leading conference. Already established as the go to summit in Asia Pacific, this is the largest meeting of recruitment professionals in the region and is the place where established and new recruitment businesses identify challenges in their sector and work to improve recruitment practice generally across the region.


16. Social Recruiting Strategies Conference 2017

25-27 January, San Francisco, USA
Social Recruiting Strategies Conference 2017 San Francisco (#SRSC) will offer best practices and lessons learned from recruiting gurus and case studies of leading brands and organisations. We work with the best practitioners and trainers to develop SHRM and HRCI pre-approved curriculum for your benefit.

17. Hireconf NYC 2017

7 February, New York, USA
For a one day conference, you’ll be amazed just how much good stuff is packed into Hireconf NYC! As talent acquisition is constantly evolving and new factors like machine learning and artificial intelligence are beginning to make themselves more known within the industry, being a TA professional today is tough! Which is why this year’s conference will focus on providing its attendees with the skills they need to excel now and in the future.

18. 17th HR Metric and Analytics Summit

27 February – 1 March, Florida, USA
The future state of the workforce is shifting: analytics can help you uncover leading indicators of changes to come. The 2017 speaker faculty compromise of HR leaders from Facebook, AMD, BlackRock, Anthem, GE Capital, Lowe’s, and other innovative companies that will detail their initiatives for optimising the employee experience.

19. SourceCon 2017 

13-15 March, Anaheim, USA

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.
20. ERE Recruiting Conference 2017

18-20 April, San Diego, USA
The ERE Recruiting Conference is for TA leaders who lead their company’s recruiting function, manage a team or control the budget. For two days, you’ll share with, and learn from your peers – other TA leaders who face the same challenges that you do. You’ll return to your office with new ideas and a new list of personal connections to call on.

21. 2017 HR People and Strategy

23-26 April, Miami, USA
The HR People + Strategy Annual Conference is tailored to the needs of HR executives. In an intimate environment among influential leaders, participants will benefit from close networking with peers, and from the presentations and sessions that offer unsurpassed dialogue and discussion with speakers.

22. The HRIA 2017 Conference

26-27 April, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Canada
The HRIA Conference is Western Canada’s most comprehensive human resources conference and trade show. Next year, influential human resources practitioners from across Alberta and beyond will convene in the Province’s capital for over 30 professional development sessions, networking and community building at the HRIA 2017 Conference: Change Collective.

 23. SHRM17

18-21 June, New Orleans, USA
Over 200 concurrent sessions provide a complete education for HR professionals at every stage of their career, based on the SHRM Competency Model. You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of topics so you can customise the learning you need. Concentrate on solutions designed to help your organisation become more compliant; delve into the cutting-edge trends that will impact your workplace in the next few years; build a strategic talent management plan to increase engagement and retention.

24. Talent42 Conference 2017

27-28 June, Seattle, USA
Talent42 is the first – and only – conference that brings together tech recruiters and leading technologists. We ask every speaker and every panel to bring their “A-game”. Talent42 is a rare opportunity for the tech recruiting community to come together to share new ideas.

25. HR Tech Conference 2017

10-13 October, Las Vegas, USA
HR Technology® 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 the way work and HR gets done is what is featured. All sessions are created and delivered by senior executives from many leading organisations – no speaking slots are sold – resulting in a high-caliber learning experience with real-world lessons and practical takeaways.
If you’ve gotten this far, well done! You’ve got a pretty comprehensive idea of how the HR & Talent Management world is shaping up this year, and hopefully some of these events piqued your interest. Happy conferencing!
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