10 HR Conferences To Have on Your Radar in 2023

10 HR Conferences To Have on Your Radar in 2023

Do you want to know which HR conferences to consider in 2023? Check out our list of the 10 conferences to have on your radar this year!


The HR industry and our workplaces keep evolving. HR professionals must keep up with what's new and understand the implications of those changes for their respective organizations, knowing that employees would look to HR for support. As an HR professional, how do you plan to keep up?

The start of a new year presents an excellent opportunity to plan for your professional development, so we figured you might benefit from knowing about the HR leadership conferences happening in 2023. There’s a ton of new learnings to gain from attending HR conferences; finding out which employee benefits are the most in-demand, learning new approaches to DEI, and more!

Beyond staying updated with current HR trends and practices, attending conferences with other business leaders and HR professionals is a great way to network with peers (outside of LinkedIn!), and discover new solutions or business opportunities.

Do you want to know which conferences to consider? Check out this list of 10 HR conferences to have on your radar in 2023:

1. The Future of Work Expo

February 14-17 | Ft Lauderdale, FL

In recent years, we have seen many workplaces evolve into hybrid workplaces. Experts opined that the hybrid workplace is here to stay, and six in 10 remote-capable employees prefer hybrid work. At the Future of Work Expo, industry experts will focus on all the aspects of a hybrid workplace—addressing key areas such as productivity, team collaboration, employee engagement, automation of work processes, and the human element.

This conference is ideal for HR professionals championing workplace transformation projects. You will leave with actionable strategies for navigating the future of work.

2. AHRD 2023 International Research Conference

March 1-4 | Minneapolis, MN

The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), an organization created to support the research and development of the human resources profession, is hosting the 30th edition of the AHRD conference. Designed for the scholarly community of HR practitioners, this conference offers opportunities for discussing new HRD research insights, submitting blind peer-reviewed articles, and interacting with other scholars.  

3. People Analytics Conference 2023

March 29 | Philadelphia, PA

Are you striving to make better, data-driven decisions or trying to understand the ROI for people-related initiatives? Then, this conference is for you. The Wharton School is hosting its 10th-year edition of its People Analytics Conference, which would be great at helping people analytics professionals leverage the power of data through actionable and data-driven insights applicable within their organizations.

4. SHRM Talent Conference and Exposition

April 16-19 | Orlando, FL & Virtual

Are you a recruiter or talent management professional, or are you looking to break into this profession? Then, consider attending the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)'s Talent Conference. At this conference, you will find opportunities to interact with like-minded business leaders and learn new strategies for reaching untapped talent pools and retaining your best performers.

5. The Conference Board 2023 CHRO Summit

April 26 | Virtual

The Conference Board 2023 CHRO Summit focuses on the needs and challenges of top-level HR executives such as chief human resources officers (CHRO), chief people officers (CPO), SVPs and VPs of talent management, VPs of global human resources, heads of people operations, VPs and directors of HR technology, and workforce planning leaders.

These HR executives play a vital role during conversations and decisions that impact their organization's vision, goals, culture, employee retention rates, and overall strategy. This summit offers a unique "no presentations, all conversations" format that allows CHROs to gather and discuss the issues that matter most to them.

6. ATD International Conference & Exposition (ATD23)

May 21-24 | San Diego, CA  

Every year, the Association of Talent Development (ATD) hosts learning and development (L&D) professionals worldwide and offers them the opportunity to learn and develop themselves! If you are new in the field, a certified professional, a team leader, an accidental instructional designer, a chief talent officer, or anything in between, ATD23 is the place for you. You will learn about trends and best practices from thought leaders, discover new L&D tools and solutions, and interact with your peers.

The world of HR is making changes in 2023! Download our trend report to stay on top of the latest in HR strategies.

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7. The SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition (SHRM23)

June 11-14 | Las Vegas, NV & Virtual

The SHRM23 event is one you want to attend, especially as this year's event will be their 75th anniversary. As SHRM describes it, this conference is the "largest gathering of HR professionals on Earth." It runs for four days and offers several aspects, such as competency-based seminars, inspiring addresses from industry leaders, hands-on workshops, curated content for pressing HR issues, several networking opportunities, and a wide range of exhibitors with solutions for your organization's needs.

If you’re hoping to learn about the latest advances in HR tech, how top companies are innovating their employee experience, and hear from best-in-class keynote speakers, look no further!

8. Total Rewards ’23

June 12-14 | San Diego, CA

The entire Total Rewards ecosystem will benefit from attending this conference. It promises an intimate learning experience with industry experts on cutting-edge total rewards strategies, dynamic workshops, and networking opportunities with peers from global companies.

At this conference, you’ll get the chance to dive into the strategies that organizations worldwide are using to reward talent and bend the bottom line.

9. HR Technology Conference and Exposition

October 10-13 | Las Vegas, NV

The HR Technology Conference is a great opportunity for many enthusiastic HR technology professionals to learn about the latest technology solution that is breaking into or leading the HR industry. The HR technology conference hosts two unique events each year, offering opportunities to learn the best practices and tools from industry experts.

The onsite event will occur in Las Vegas, while the virtual one will occur from February 28 - March 2, 2023. And guess what? The virtual event is free!

10. SHRM Inclusion 2023

October 30 - November 1 | Savannah, GA & Virtual  

Our workplaces consist of diverse individuals, so HR professionals must equip themselves with the resources and best practices needed to build an inclusive workplace. At SHRM Inclusion 2023, professionals will learn to expand their thinking and improve cultural awareness around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) through content tracks that address discrimination in the workplace, unconscious bias, inclusive hiring, technology and accessibility, cognitive diversity, as well as DE&I strategy.

As you think about your professional development in 2023, we suggest you keep all of these HR conferences on your radar—and strive to attend at least one relevant to your specific HR function or career goals. These HR conferences will keep you informed, provide the tools and resources you need to succeed at work, increase your professional network, and prepare you for any unexpected changes in the world of work.

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