14 Human Resources Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss [Updated for 2023]

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If you’re looking for the best human resources conferences to round out your schedule in 2023, look no further. We’ve got you covered.

Updated: December 19, 2022

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 2023 gets underway, it brings a plethora of incredible in-person and virtual events for HR pros across all industries.

So, if you’re looking to start booking your 2023 human resources conference calendar, we’ve rounded up 14 must-attend expos coming up this year.           

February 2023

The State of Human Experience in the Workplace 2023

Location: Virtual

Description: This free virtual event focuses on topics of both the employee and human experience, with presentations on a range of issues related to human interactions and the employee experience. The focus of the event will be on experiences that impact performance, retention, and engagement, all from the perspective of the “whole person.” 

Date: February 15-16, 2023

Cost: Free

Speakers: Speakers TBA

March 2023

InspireHR West and EmpowerHR Tech Americas

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Location: Oakland, CA

Description: For the first time, InspireHR West and EmpowerHR Tech Americas are col-located to help you reach your HR potential. The first two days focus on key HR trends, issues, and challenges, followed by two days focused on technology that supports and addresses these problems. 

Date: March 6-7, 2023

Cost: From $99.00


  • Antoinetta Mosley, CDP, CEO and Founder, I Follow the Leader
  • Julian Reeve, Former Music Director, World Renowned Show, Hamilton
  • Beverley Troxtell, Head of HR Change Enablement Operations and Communications, PayPal

HR Transform 2023

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: Sitting at the intersection of technology and people, Transform 2023 focuses on trends, ideas, and strategies that transform the workplace. They offer hands-on learning experiences, small group discussions, over 300 speakers, and an after-party with a special music performance!

Date: March 27-29, 2023

Cost: From $1,195.00


  • Kathryn Coleman, Senior Vice President, Talent, Learning & Insights, 3M
  • Chip Conley, Founder, Modern Elder Academy, 
  • Saydeah Howard, Chief Talent Officer, IVP
  • Natali Breece, Chief People + Diversity Officer, THREDUP

April 2023

SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2023

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Location: Orlando, FL and Virtual

Description: The Great Resignation created a global talent crisis, forcing organizations and leaders to adapt their strategies to successfully attract and retain new talent. The SHRM Talent Conference and Expo will help HR professionals gain new tools, research, and processes to thrive in a competitive market. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to connect and network with experts in the space. 

Date: April 16-19, 2923

Cost: In-person tickets start from $1,595.00, virtual starts from $1,195.00


  • Michael S. Cohen, J.D., Partner, Duane Morris, LLP
  • JoDee Curtis, SHRM-SCP, HR Consultant, Purple Ink LLC
  • Michael Bach, CEO, IDEA Hub Consulting
  • Shelly Meadows, Co-founder, Navigation Consulting & Training; Martin Franchi, Co-founder, Navigation Consulting & Training


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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: As the most influential HR marketplace in the world, UNLEASH has been a turning point for startups, scaleups, and breakthrough technology for a decade. UNLEASH is not a traditional conference, but a festival that celebrates and inspires conversation and ideas in areas from artificial intelligence to employee well-being and resilience. 

Dates: April 26-27, 2023

Cost: Starts from $999.00


  • Michael O’Hare, EVP Global Human Resources, The Estée Lauder Companies
  • Sahana Mukherjee, Global HR Head, Wealth Technology & Engineering & Architecture, Citi
  • Caitlin Motley, Global Director of Talent & Development Delivery, Coca-Cola
  • Shakti Jauhar, Head of Global Digital HR Transformation and People Experience, McDonald’s

June 2023

Future of Work USA

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Location: Chicago, USA

Description: Created for senior HR executives, the Future of Work USA has a core mission to focus on the latest trends and strategies in the space. This includes topics like the role of HR, talent management, workforce planning, DEI, and employee engagement. 

Note that there are Future of Work Conferences also held in: 

Date: June 6-7, 2023

Cost: Starts at $650.00

Speakers: This year’s speakers are TBA, but last year’s event included: 

  • Keith Sonderling, Commissioner, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Temitope Sadiku, Global Head of Digital Employee Experience, The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Stephen Dwight, Chief Talent Officer, Takeda
  • Molly Nagler, Chief Learning Officer, Pepsico



Location: Las Vegas, NV, and Virtual

Description: Join SHRM23 to drive change by driving your career forward. This year marks SHRM’s 75th-anniversary conference, and it’s going to be bigger than ever. You will experience four days of access to premier education, networking, and new partnerships. There’s also a wrap-up concert featuring the legendary Janet Jackson.

Dates: June 11-14, 2023

Cost: Starts at $1,995.00


  • Vivian Hairston Blade, Leadership & Resilience Expert | President & CEO, Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting, LLC
  • Steve Browne, Chief People Officer, LaRosa’s, Inc.
  • Shirley Davis, President and CEO, SDS Global Enterprises, Inc.
  • Eric Ellis, President and CEO, Integrity Development Corp

Total Rewards ‘23

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Location: San Diego, CA

Description: Designed for HR professionals who specialize in compensation, benefits, and rewards, Total Rewards ‘23 will help sharpen your skills and expand your network. The goal is to advance the art and science of total rewards in order to fuel talent in your organization. 

Dates: June 12-14, 2023

Cost: Starts at $1,595.00

Speakers: Speakers are TBA, but past events had attendees from workplaces like:

  • Amazon
  • Bloomberg
  • Coca-Cola
  • Dropbox
  • PayPal

October 2023

HR Vision London


Location: London, UK

Description: Hear from industry leaders with senior-level experience at this technology-inspired, people-centered conference. This conference can be tailored to your own interests and goals, with over 50 sessions and three conference streams. Spend time networking with peers during two days of brainstorming in an intimate group setting while connecting with new and old colleagues alike. 

Date: October 4-5, 2023

Cost: From £2,499.00


  • Brady Pyle, Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer, NASA
  • MAlebogo Mpugwa, Group Head, Talent, Organization, Effectiveness, and Learning, De Beers Group
  • Dr. Christian Schmeichel, SVP and Chief Future of Work Officer, SAP
  • Gabriele Fanta, Head of Group HR, Körber

The HR Technology Conference and Exposition

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Description: The primary focus of this industry-leading event is how to drive HR success through technology. It’s the place to gain insight into critical HR system decisions that will fuel and support your business needs. On top of inspiring ideas and presentations, there is a large HR tech marketplace, where you can explore thousands of products from hundreds of vendors. 

Date: October 10-13, 2023

Cost: Pricing TBA—registration opens February 15, 2023


  • Jeanne Achille, HR Technology Expert; Founder & CEO, The Devon Group
  • Timothy D. Burke, Senior Vice President, Publisher-HR Products, LRP Media Group
  • Elizabeth Clarke, Executive Editor, Human Resource Executive®
  • Steve Boese, Inside HR Tech Columnist, Human Resource Executive®; Host, HR Happy Hour Show

The HRSouthwest Conference 2023

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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 15-16, 2023

Cost: Prices TBA

Speakers: Speakers TBA

Gartner ReimagineHR Conference


Location: Orlando, FL

Description: As the premier conference for CHROs and their HR executive teams, this event explores ideas like the new challenges of hybrid work, digital fatigue, turnover, and political polarization. The event includes keynote speakers, one-on-one conversations with a Garner HR expert, interactive breakout sessions, and a dynamic exhibit showcase. 

Date: October 23-25, 2023

Cost: Prices TBA

Speakers: Speakers TBA

November 2023


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Location: Savannah, GA, and Virtual

Description: INCLUSION 2023 is a chance to change the way you see the world and create a more equitable world of work. With seven tracks, 50+ sessions, and 75+ speakers, you are sure to be inspired, challenged, and encouraged to work towards a brighter workplace and future for all. Content tracks include discrimination in the workplace, inclusive hiring, technology and accessibility, and more. 

Date: October 30-November 1, 2023

Cost: Starts at $1,395.00

Speakers: Speakers TBA


HCI Virtual Conferences

Location: Virtual

Description: The Human Capital Institute (HCI) offers a variety of virtual conferences for HR professionals throughout the year. Some topics include: 

  • Workplace Planning: Forecast Future Skills & Gaps (February 22, 2023)
  • Hybrid & Remote Workforce: The Future of Productivity (March 22, 2023)
  • Create a Culture of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (April 19, 2023)
  • Support Workplace Well-being and Employee Engagement (June 21, 2023)

Date: Various dates throughout 2023

Cost: One-day virtual conference passes are $195.00; conferences are included in HCI’s premium membership for $1,895.00

Speakers: Vary based on the conference. 

Are you attending any of these human resources conferences in 2023? 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 2023.  

If you’ve got questions about how you can incorporate team building and training and development into your human resources team’s 2023 conference schedule, reach out to an Employee Engagement Consultant.  


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