Human resources and talent acquisition conferences present recruiters with a great opportunity to invest in their own professional development, learn new recruiting strategies and best practices, network with other industry professionals, and gain insights into trends and issues affecting recruiting practices.

Here are the top 11 can’t-miss recruiting conferences you should attend in 2020: 

HR Transform

  • Produced by: HR Tech, LLC
  • Dates: March 23-25, 2020
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Recommended for people professionals, talent partners, and entrepreneurs in the human resources space, HR Transform focuses on issues and strategies affecting the workplace of the future. Discussing everything from the gamification of HR to keeping passive candidates engaged, HR Transform brings prominent HR executives and innovators together for thought leadership sessions, workshops, and networking.

ERE Recruiting Conference

ERE Media’s enterprise talent acquisition conference features sessions to help human resource professionals follow through on their recruitment goals and strategies, including innovative candidate sourcing ideas, using data to improve your recruiting ROI and more.


Every year, 300+ recruiters join Yello at STRIVE, Yello’s annual early talent recruitment conference. Over two days, industry experts share insights into talent strategy, technology and human resources trends. This year’s conference will feature interactive breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, inspiring keynote presentations, and networking opportunities for early talent and campus recruiters. 


University relations, campus recruiting and early career talent professionals will be interested in URx. Now in its third year, the California HR conference brings together recruiters and talent development professionals from a wide range of industries including tech, finance, education and entertainment. 

RecruitCon 2020

RecruitCon focuses on helping talent acquisition professionals discover new and emerging recruitment practices through new technology, analytics, and streamlined operations. Attendees will gain insights on topics like beating the talent competition, recruitment marketing, employer branding, working with hiring managers and more.

Unleash America

Unleash America’s annual conference is ready to shape, shake up, and disrupt the global HR tech industry. With insights in everything from artificial intelligence to workplace trends, Unleash helps recruiters stay on top of their technology game.

NACE Conference and Expo

Organized by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, NACE is a must-attend for campus recruiting and university relations professionals. The national conference offers learnings for both career services and campus recruiters, facilitating opportunities for networking and collaboration among colleges and employers. 

SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

  • Produced by: SHRM
  • Dates: June 28 – July 1, 2020
  • Location: San Diego, CA
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Hosted by the industry-leading Society for Human Resource Management, the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition features strategic sessions for recruiters and talent management professionals looking to create a better workplace. The conference is a top-of-the-line learning experience for attendees, with past keynote speakers like Brene Brown and Martha Stewart. HR leaders and recruiters alike will gain knowledge on workplace strategy, compliance, employee benefits and talent retention.

Social Recruiting Strategies Conference

Hosted at Talent Acquisition Week, SRSC focuses on the tools, strategies and new ideas needed to properly execute a social recruiting program. Up your social media recruiting game with insights, best practices, and data-driven advice from some of the industry’s leading social recruiters.

HR Technology Conference & Expo

HR Tech exclusively focuses on technology trends and new solutions for recruiters and HR professionals, featuring keynote speeches from notable HR tech experts Josh Bersin and Ravin Jesushasan. The event is especially useful for companies who are looking to invest in new recruitment technology, or want to learn how to optimize the use of their current tech.

Unleash World Conference & Expo

Hosted in Europe’s largest convention center, the Unleash World Conference & Expo is the international sibling of the Unleash America HR conference. With a roster of past speakers that includes Sir Richard Branson and Arianna Huffington, Unleash explores the future of work and workforce technology with some of today’s sharpest minds in business, HR, and recruitment.