HR Conferences 2020 – 24 Best Events To Attend

If you’re looking to connect with other HR experts and stay on top of the newest trends and developments, there is no better place to do that than at industry conferences and events. HR conferences are an excellent place to meet new people, learn about new industry ideas, and refine your skills.

There is a human resources conference out there for everyone––regardless of location, sector, or company size. And since we decided to do all the research for you, it’s easy for you to find the perfect HR conference for you. 

Here are our top HR conferences for 2020.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many events have been cancelled, postponed or moved online. We’re keeping track of that for you!

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Manchester HR Summit

Date: 13 February 2020
Location: Manchester, UK 
Price: Free

The Manchester HR Summit brings together HR professionals and providers of innovative HR solutions. Delegates can meet one-on-one with industry leaders to discuss latest technology advancements and developments, and also participate in interactive seminars and discussion groups.

Register here.

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HR Forum 2020

Date: 26-27 March 2020 
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Price: From €998

This year’s HR Forum will cover many hot topics ranging from AI in recruitment and data analytics through employee engagement to chatbots and automation in HR. You can join presentations by international HR leaders, Q&A sessions, open panel discussions, as well as countless networking opportunities, including a free walking tour of Amsterdam!

Register here.


HR Vision

Date: 2-3 June 2020 The event will take place on 18-19 May 2021.
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Price: From €2,499 

HR Vision has multiple events throughout Europe but the Amsterdam one is one of the biggest. It focuses on talent acquisition and development, digital HR transformation, future of work and other trending topics. Past events have included industry leaders and major global organizations, including IBM, Google, and Cisco.

Register here.

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HR 360 – European Summit

Date: 3-4 June 2020 The date of the event has been moved to 10-11 October 2020. 
Location: Berlin, Germany Rotterdam, Netherlands
Price: From €1,199 – Harver readers get an exclusive 15% off! Use our discount code Harver15 at the checkout.

HR 360 attracts some of the biggest companies in the world. As one of the largest HR conferences in Europe, this is definitely a great networking and learning opportunity. Hear HR leaders working for industry titans share insights on how to maximize talent potential and boost your bottom line.

Register here.


CIPD Festival of Work

Date: 10-12 June 2020
Location: London, UK The event goes digital.
Price: From £395, free for CIPD members

The CIPD Festival of Work is a combination of learning and development, HR software and recruitment with the future of work. It’s goal is to equip you for the “work revolution,” providing you with inspiration, innovation, and practical solutions to tackle the challenges your organization is experiencing.

Register here.

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Beyond HR Forum

Date: 11-12 June 2020 The event has been postponed. Check for updates here.
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Price: From €1,195

Aimed at senior-level HR executives, Beyond HR Forum strives to facilitate sharing ideas, inspire and connect. The agenda of the conference consists of keynotes, masterclasses, an exhibition, a hackathon and countless networking opportunities. If you want to learn about future of work and high-impact HR practices, Beyond HR is the right place to go.

Apply for a ticket here.


London HR Summit

Date: 23 September 2020
Location: London, UK
Price: Free

The London HR Summit is a one-day event featuring talks from CEOs, leadership experts, and company founders. It also focuses on bringing together professionals for interactive seminars and networking opportunities. Every event delegate has pre-arranged one-to-one meetings with cutting edge HR technology providers, complimentary seminars, and access to all presentation materials––for free.

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Date: 20-21 October 2020
Location: Paris, France 
Price: From €1,395

UNLEASH World is a conference and exhibition that covers the latest in HR technology. It’s a place where buyers and suppliers can come together to discover the tools, applications, and processes that make their job more successful––or you can just get a feel for the new products that have been released into the market.

Register here.


HiveConf’ 20

Date: TBD
Location: TBD 
Price: Starting at €150 

A lot of the details about Hive Conference 2020 are still up in the air, but if there is one thing we know, it’s that Honeypot is sure to put on a great conference again. In past years, HiveConf has brought together tech and HR professionals, featuring panels and talks from CTOs, Co-Founders, CPOs and more to discuss building great tech teams.

Stay tuned for updates here.

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Date: 11-12 February 2020
Location: San Francisco, California
Price: From $495

#HIRE20 (Hiring Success ’20) is all about hiring success. With inspiring thought leadership talks and education and certification opportunities, #HIRE2020 is the perfect place to learn about how to approach talent acquisition in the coming years. Learn about the impact of analytics in recruiting, how to improve the candidate experience, and more.

Register here.

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For All 2020 Summit

Date: 3-5 March 2020
Location: San Francisco, California
Price: From $1,795

If you want to learn about innovative people practices and improve your workplace culture, For All 2020 Summit organized by Great Places To Work is the right place to go. Speakers from companies known for their inclusive cultures like Marriott, Stryker, or Atlassian will make sure that you will leave the conference full of inspiration.

Register here.

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People Analytics & Workforce Planning

Date: 23-25 March 2020 The event is cancelled due to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Location: Aventura, Florida
Price: From $795 (virtual pass)

The 2020 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference’s tagline is “Strategic Alignment + Workforce Insights = Better Business Results” –– and data and its use for talent optimization is exactly what their event is all about. The conference is jam packed with workshops and even certifications, meaning you can walk away with actionable insights and skills to apply as soon as you get back to the office.

Register here.

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Date: The event has been postponed due to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Check for the updates here.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Price: From $1,095

HR Transform ensures that your team is ready for the future of the corporate workplace. Major focus topics include blind hiring, gamification of HR, feedback tools, candidate experience, and more. It includes some of the biggest innovators in the world, including People leaders from companies like Capital One, FitBit, Lyft, Pepsi, Slack, and more.

Register here.

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Next Practices Now

Date: 23-26 March 2020 Next Practices Now has been postponed to 17-21 September 2020.
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Price: From $2495 for members, $2995 for non-members.

Next Practices now is an HR conference put on by i4cp, featuring talks from leaders who work at companies like IBM, 3M, Starbucks, Google, Patagonia, and Microsoft. Attendees can also complete workshops to earn credits towards certifications. While the conference is primarily aimed for senior-level HR professionals, it can also be a great learning experience for entry-level professionals.

Register here.


Health & Benefits Leadership Conference

Date: 15-17 April 2020 – The conference is cancelled due to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Find the details here.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Price: From $845

The Health & Benefits Leadership Conference is all about employee wellness as a strategy to help your business prosper. This conference is the perfect place to learn about how to provide enticing benefits package that provides employees with what they need to thrive. It also has a health and wellness expo to learn more about cutting-edge services and tools to provide your employees with.

Register here.

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WorkHuman Live 

Date: The event is cancelled due to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Check for more information here.
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Price: From $1,595

Workhuman Live boasts great conversations, ideas, and a positive environment––encouraging attendees to bring more humanity back to their workplaces. With book signings, panels, and discussions, Workhuman Live looks beyond traditional HR ideologies to see the impact of gratitude and human rights in the workplace.

Register here.

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Date: 12-13 May 2020 – UNLEASH America is cancelled due to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Check for more information here.
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Price: From $1,195

If you can’t make it to UNLEASH World, UNLEASH America is another great option. With over 2,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors and startups, UNLEASH America covers the next wave in HR Technology, featuring Fortune 500 companies and new startups alike. Over the two-day event, attendees will learn about best practices, trends, tools, and more.

Register here.

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WorldatWork 2020

Date: 7-10 June 2020 The event has been transformed into WorldatWork 2020 Total Resilience Virtual Conference and Exhibition, a dynamic virtual event spanning nine weeks, every Wednesday, from 8 July to 2 September 2020. Check the website for more information.
Location: Online
Price: From $1695 for members, $2495 for non-members

WorldatWork is the creation of Total Rewards Association, a group of professionals that work to make an impact on organizations by motivating and rewarding employees. WorldatWork is a conference for any professionals who want to learn more about compensation, benefits, sales compensation, and executive compensation.

Register here.

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Date: 28 June – 1 July 2020 
Location: San Diego, California
Price: From $1,550

SHRM is one of the biggest leaders in the HR world, so their conference is definitely a place to be if you are an HR professional. The 2020 tagline ‘The World We Shape’ hints on the focus on the increasingly strategic role that HR plays within organizations. With major past speakers, including Martha Stewart and Lionel Richie, this event is HUGE. While 2020 speakers are still to be announced, they’re sure to be exciting. There are also keynote sessions, networking events, and even training discounts.

Register here.


HR Technology Conference & Exhibition

Date: 13-16 October 2020
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada 
Price: TBD 

The HR Technology Conference & Exhibition event looks at how quickly the technology landscape is changing and helps attendees stay on top of those advancements. With over 20 years of events behind it, the HR Technology Conference & Exhibition is also one of the longest-running, meaning you’re sure to get an excellent experience and an opportunity to explore all the newest trends.

Register here.

Rest of the World

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Date: 22-24 January 2020
Location: Toronto, Canada
Price: From CA$646 (single day rate)

Taking place for 78th time, HRPA2020 Annual Conference and Trade Show is Canada’s largest event of its kind. Attendees can look forward to more than 75 sessions, keynotes and workshops. One of the highlights of this year’s conference will be the keynote by Yassmin Abdel-Magied titled “Beating Your Bias” which aims to help you understand and challenge your biases.

Register here.

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HR Tech Montreal

Date: 26-27 May 2020 The event has been postponed to 2021. Check the website for updates.
Location: Montreal, Canada
Price: From CA$402

HR Tech Montreal brings key market leaders under one roof, including professional services firms, technology solution vendors, and innovating start-ups. It includes a vendors fair and networking opportunities, as well as demonstration workshops and demos to fully understand new capabilities.

Register here.


HR Tech Summit Toronto

Date: 2-3 June 2020 22-23 September 2020
Location: Toronto, Canada
Price: From CA$450

HR Tech Summit Toronto is designed to engage with your peers, gain exclusive insights, actively participate and exchange ideas, and hear innovative ideas. With over 1,000 HR professionals and technology innovators, the conference caters to HR professionals of all levels, including a trade expo, interactive workshops, thought-leadership interviews, engaging activities, and more.

Register here.

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TechHR 2020

Date: 1-3 September 2020
Location: Singapore
Price: From SG$760

People Matters TechHR conference connects the most progressive business leaders, HR experts, and HR Technology enthusiasts from around the world. With over 3,000 delegates attending, you’re sure to learn a thing or two about industry trends and new solutions.

Register here.

Choosing the right conference for you 

With so many HR conferences around the world, it can seem overwhelming to pick just one. However, each is a great opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and learn new skills.

Consider what workshops, speakers, or features are most important to you, your organization, and your learning development. Compare and contrast different events and select one that makes the most of your time and investment.

But don’t fret if you can’t make it to your dream conference. Most offer virtual tickets or post their videos, slides, and presentations at the end of the event. Connect with other attendees through Facebook or LinkedIn groups and you can still connect with individuals at the conference.

Are you looking for a more recruitment-oriented event to attend? We’ve compiled a list of the best recruiting conferences of 2020 too!



Erica Hayton writes about recruitment, marketing, and technology for B2B SaaS companies.
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