13 Human Resources Conferences in 2022 You Won’t Want to Miss

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If you’re looking for the best human resources conferences to round out your schedule in 2022, look no further. We’ve got you covered.

For HR professionals, the job is ever-evolving, and its demands are constantly changing, making human resources conferences a vital tool for staying up-to-speed with the latest and most important trends.

As 2022 gets underway, it brings with it a plethora of incredible in-person and virtual events for HR pros across all industries.

So, if you’re looking to start booking your 2022 human resources conference calendar, we’ve rounded up 13 must-attend expos coming up this year.           

February 2022

The Future Workforce Conference

future workforce conference 2022

Location: Virtual

Description: If you want to learn everything about empowering your distributed workforce through collaboration, organizational culture, skill-building, and workplace experiences, this conference is the right pick for you.

Date: February 16-18, 2022

Cost: From $299

Speakers: This conference features 26 renowned keynote speakers, including:

  • Sarah Smart, Managing Director, Chase Consumer & Community Banking & Firmwide Operations Talent Acquisition at JPMorgan Chase
  • Ben Teusch, People Analytics Business Partner at Meta
  • Manisha Singh, Global VP & Head – Employee Experience, People Analytics and Digital HR at AstraZeneca
  • Genetha Gray, Lead People Research Scientist at Salesforce

March 2022

HR West 2022

hr west conference 2022

Location: Oakland, CA, and virtual

Description: This has been a transformative and momentous year for human resources all-around — adapting on the fly and working through so many challenges. Let this conference experience be your chance to take a beat, recharge, and reinvigorate for the next season. Reconnect again with your HR community to share stories and insights with one another. You will have the opportunity to learn success strategies from leading-edge companies and inspiring thought leaders throughout two full days of exceptional learning and unparalleled networking.

Date: March 8-9, 2022

Cost: From $795

Speakers: This year’s lineup features 58 speakers, including:

  • Lola Adeyemo, Founder of EQImindset
  • Shannon Armbruster, Vice President of People at cricket Health
  • Sarah Bacerra, Director of Learning and Development at The Center for Respectful Leadership
  • Danielle Borges Sandrin, Director of Human Resources at Avenue Code
  • Barbie Brewer, Chief People Office at mParticle
  • Tobias Dennehy, Head of People Experience at Siemens
  • Datis Mohsenipour, our very own Director of Marketing and Partnerships here at Outback

HR Transform 2022

hr transform 2022

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that change can happen in an instant and have an unprecedented impact on the workplace. Were you ready? Is your organization ready for what the future holds? HR Transform brings together the world’s most prominent HR executives and innovators creating the new world of work.

Date: March 14-16, 2022

Cost: From $1,395.00

Speakers: This year’s lineup features 106 speakers, including:

  • Mala Singh, EVP, Chief People Officer at Electronic Arts
  • Mai Ton, Chief People Officer at Kickstarter
  • Tiffany Stevenson, Chief People Officer at Patreon
  • Ruth Umoh, Leadership Editor at Fortune
  • Ricky Turner, Director of Employee Relations at Facebook
  • Q Hamirani, Global Head of People Operations at Airbnb
  • Mark Lipscomb, VP, Global Talent & Employee Experience at Adobe

HR Vision London

hr vision london

Location: London, UK

Description: Work is changing and whether you’re a mature organization already advanced in your digital, technology and data evolution, or you’re just beginning your journey to adopt these tools and practices, HR Vision explored the biggest challenges affecting HR and business today.

Date: March 23-24, 2022

Cost: $3,375.00

Speakers: Speakers are still being announced but among the 12 confirmed speakers are:

  • Steven Pierce, Deputy MD and CHRO at Hitachi Europe
  • Federico Balzola, CHRO at Hanes Brands
  • Christopher Lind, Head, Global Digital Learning at GE Healthcare
  • Ehab Hafez, Group Talent Acquisition, Assessment, and Internal Mobility Sr. Director at Johnson & Johnson

April 2022

Optima 2022

optima 2022 conference

Location: Boston, MA, and virtual 

Description: A team is only as strong as its people. You might have a cutting-edge business strategy, but what good is it if your people aren’t in tune with each other or the strategy they’re pursuing? The essence of talent optimization is aligning people strategy with business strategy—and that begins with taking an intentional and data-driven approach to getting the people part right.

Date: April 12-14, 2022

Cost: From $1,214

Speakers: Speakers include:

  • James Clear, Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller Atomic Habits
  • J.R. Martinez, Army Veteran, Burn Survivor, Actor, and Dancing with the Stars Season 13 Winner

May 2022

HR Daily Advisor’s Recruitcon 2022

hr recruitcon 2022

Location: Denver, CO

Description: While 2020 was synonymous with COVID-19, 2021 will be known for the Great Resignation:  the ongoing trend of employees voluntarily leaving their jobs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This trend really took off in the spring of 2021 and continues to remain in place today. What will the remainder of the year have in store? The experts at this conference will dive into this topic, including:

  • Ways to reduce bias in the sourcing, recruiting, and hiring process
  • How conversational AI impacts the candidate experience
  • How to automate your talent pipeline
  • Ways to improve your workflow processes
  • How to reduce recruiter burnout and improve mental health among your workers

Date: May 18-20, 2022

Cost: From $1,199.00

Speakers: Speakers include:

  • Michelle Rozen, PhD, Change Expert & Keynote Speaker
  • Julia Adler, Senior Sourcer, Wayne Technologies
  • Katrina Kibben, Founder, Three Ears Media
  • Alia Poonawala, Executive Director, Hire Hopkins at Johns Hopkins University
  • Jo Weech, Global Head of People & Talent, Clements Worldwide
  • Craig Fisher, Founder, TalentNet Media
  • Brian Fink, Senior Technical Sourcer, Twitter

June 2022

SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2022

SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition

Location: New Orleans, LA, and virtual

Description: Cause The Effect you want to have on the world of work and on your career. Join SHRM22 for the largest gathering of HR professionals on Earth in one of the most vibrant cities in America: New Orleans, LA. The event will include:

  • Four days of peer-to-peer networking
  • Inspiring addresses from top business and HR leaders
  • Competency-based HR seminars
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Curated content focused on some of the most pressing issues facing HR, including DE&I, workplace culture, talent acquisition and retention, and more.

Date: June 12-15, 2022

Cost: From $1,795.00

Speakers: Speakers still TBD

August 2022

The State of Human Experience in the Workplace 2022

Location: Virtual

Description: At this conference, you’ll find out how you can set indicators for today’s employee experience and how that impacts performance, retention, and engagement. Learn how you can take employee experience to the next level and what HR practices you can employ, from performance management to compensation and benefits and corporate culture.

Date: August 17, 2022

Cost: Free

Speakers: Speakers still TBD

September 2022

The HR Technology Conference and Exposition

The HR Technology Conference and Exposition

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: As the industry’s leading independent event for a quarter of a century, HR Tech delivers an unrivaled cutting-edge agenda that benefits HR and IT professionals from businesses of all sizes, all industries and across the globe! With a primary focus on driving HR success through technology, the HR Technology Conference is intended for those looking to continuously optimize usage of current HR systems as well as those looking to buy. It’s where you’ll gain the insight needed to make critical HR system decisions that will fuel your business while supporting your organization’s unique needs now and in the future.

Date: September 13-16, 2022

Cost: Pricing TBA—registration opens February 14 (click here to receive updates)

Speakers: Speakers still TBD

HCI Creating a Culture of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Conference

HCI Creating a Culture of Diversity Equity Inclusion Conference

Location: Virtual

Description: Hiring, engaging, and retaining a diverse workforce creates a business advantage. The struggle to create a fair, equitable, and inclusive workforce is not only critical to the success of every organization, but also to the lives of millions of Americans. Building a workplace where all of your employees can thrive is the ultimate goal. This conference will teach you to:

  • Build a common language and understanding around DEI
  • Empower your workforce to work together
  • Set and communicate a clear vision for DEI practices

Date: September 21, 2022

Cost: From $195

Speakers: Lauren McKenna, Global Head of HR at Trend Micro

October 2022

HCI Supporting Workplace Wellness & Wellbeing Conference

HCI Supporting Workplace Wellness Wellbeing Conference

Location: Virtual

Description: Gone are the days when employees must check their personal lives at the door. The last year has seen the convergence of work-life and home-life in ways that no one expected. As organizations quickly adapted to stay-at-home environments leaders quickly learned that employees need more than superficial wellness programs. Supporting your employees during times of stress, financial hardship, family illness, and raising children has to happen while simultaneously maintaining your business operations.

Join this conference and learn how to:

  • Create a culture where employees are supported during personal challenges
  • Provide flexible resources to address mental and physical health
  • Stay ahead of workforce challenges that can impact your business

Date: October 19, 2022

Cost: From $195

Speakers: Speakers still TBD

The HRSouthwest Conference 2022

The HRSouthwest Conference 2022

Location: Fort Worth, TX

Description: Powered by DallasHR, HRSouthwest Conference is one of the largest regional education and networking events for HR professionals, as well as vendors to the HR industry. The Conference helps HR re-certify SHRM and HRCI designations, and discover the latest in HR products, services, and processes.

Date: October 16-19, 2022

Cost: Registration and costing are TBD

Speakers: Speakers still TBD

Gartner ReimagineHR Conference

Gartner ReimagineHR Conference

Location: Orlando, FL

Description: The 2021 conference consisted of the largest cohort of CHROs and HR leaders to date, discussing big ideas on how to meet the challenges brought forward by new hybrid work environments and an increasingly diverse workforce. Attendees gained invaluable insights on how to build the high-performing, equitable organizations of tomorrow. For more information about the 2022 expo, sign up here.

Date: October 24-26, 2022

Cost: Registration and costing are TBD

Speakers: Speakers still TBD

Are you attending any of these human resources conferences in North America? Are there any you think we should include in our round-up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!


Incorporate team building and training into your human resources conference schedule for 2022.  

If you’ve got questions about how you can incorporate team building and training and development into your human resources team’s 2022 conference schedule, reach out to an Employee Engagement Consultant.  


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