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11 Virtual & In-Person Recruiting Conferences to Attend in 2021

Ready to ramp up in 2021, hire great people, and make your organization better one person at a time? You can learn a lot by attending virtual and in-person recruiting conferences.

You’ll network with other recruiting professionals, hiring managers, and HR pros. And, you’ll get training, information, and resources about the latest trends in recruiting, which you can be sure will include hiring and managing a remote team.

If you’re ready to level up and dial in your skills, check out these 11 virtual and in-person recruiting conferences to attend in 2021.

1. Academy of Human Resource Development Virtual Conference

Date: Feb., 17-19, 2021
Location: Virtual
Fee: $225 to $450

The AHRD Virtual Conference theme is: Innovating and leading in times of rapid and unplanned change. 

2. American Management Association Live Online Training

Date: March 11-12, 2021
$1,984 to $2,345

The AMA online training is: Leadership strategies for creating a respectful workplace.

3. American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration Conference & Exposition

Date: April 25-28, 2021
Location: Dever, Colorado
Fee: TBD

This annual conference offers the newest trends influencing Human Resources in the healthcare industry. If you want email updates about the ASHHRA conference, sign up here.

4. Association for Talent Development International Conference & Expo

Date: Aug. 20 to Sept. 1, 2021
Los Angeles, California, or Virtual
$395 to $1,995

To learn more about this event, check out their brochure. The ATD International Conference & Expo will be held in person AND online. Learn more about your conference options here.

5. HR and the Future of Work 2021

Date: Feb. 23-250
Location: Virtual
Fee: Free

The theme of this year’s event is: The Future of Work. Conference presenters will explore trends in remote work, flexible schedules, tech tools and the employee experience in a digital office environment.

6. HR Transform 2021

Date: March 22-24, 2021
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Fee: TBD

The theme for this year’s conference is: The Future is Now. Conference presenters will cover topics such as engaging passive candidates, blind hiring, and even the gamification of human resources. You’ll also learn about the latest tech tools to hire candidates and streamline the recruiting process. Check out the site for a list of speakers and conference agenda.

7. Human Resource Executive Health & Benefits Leadership Conference\

April 7-9, 2021
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Fee: $50 to $1,395

Former Good Morning, America co-host, Joan Lunden, is the keynote speaker for this year’s event. You’ll learn about the latest hiring practices to recruit talented people, develop wellness benefits programs to support employee health, and use tech and communication tools to address employee pain points.

8. International Personnel Assessment Council Conference

Date: July 25-28, 2021
Location: San Diego, California
Fee: TBD

The theme for this year’s conference is: A Climate to Measure. Conference organizers are accepting proposals for presentations through Feb. 7. Topics can include tech tools for recruiting and self-assessments, challenges, and solutions to HR problems, data analytics for HR professionals and recruiters, best practices in HR and recruiting, and more.

9. Leap HR: Annual Healthcare Forum

Date: May 3-5, 2021
Location: Virtual
Fee: TBD

If you’re looking for the latest trends in healthcare recruiting, this is the virtual event to attend. This year’s theme is: The Definitive Virtual Event for Strategic HR Leaders in Healthcare

10. Payroll Congress Convention & Expo

Date: May 18-21, 2021
Location: Virtual
Fee: $550 to $2,200

This conference will give you an inside look at the latest trends in payroll processing, taxes, and benefits. You’ll also have opportunities to network with other HR pros and leading vendors in the industry.

11. WorkVision 2021

Date: April 18-20, 32021
Location: Amelia Island, Fla.
Fee: $2,095 to $3,590

WorkVision 2021 is designed to connect you with leaders in HR to help you strategize, explore current trends, and take a closer look at the rapid changes in hiring, remote work, and tech tools for recruiting and managing employees.

Level up your HR skills by attending recruiting conferences

Check your calendar and your budget? Do you have the time and money to attend one or more recruiting conferences this year? It’s a great opportunity to connect with other HR professions (virtual and in-person) and get an inside look at the latest trends in recruiting to help you build your team.

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