The 11 Recruiting Conferences You Need to Attend in 201917 min read

March 11, 2019 Industry Insights

Ready to take your recruiting skills to the next level? Attend one of 2019’s top recruiting conferences for networking, recruitment strategies and insights from industry leaders.


HR and talent acquisition conferences present recruiters with a great opportunity to learn new recruiting strategies and best practices, network with other industry professionals, and gain insights into trends and issues affecting the greater HR practice.

Here’s our roundup of the 11 recruiting conferences you need to attend this year:  

HR Transform

  • Produced by: HR Tech, LLC
  • Dates: March 26-28, 2019
  • Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV
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Recommended for people professionals, talent partners, and entrepreneurs in the HR 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 recruiters follow through on their recruitment goals and strategies, including how to tackle unconscious bias in diversity recruitment and create a culture of employee referrals.


250+ talent acquisition professionals join in Chicago each year to learn directly from the top speakers in HR, talent acquisition and technology. At the 10th annual conference, attendees can expect to learn how to set the course for their campus program, how to prepare for the future of talent, strategies for powerful recruitment marketing and more.


  • Produced by: URx
  • Dates: May 6 – 7, 2019
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
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University relations, campus recruiting and early career talent professionals will be interested in URx. Now in its third year, the conference brings together recruiters and talent development professionals from a wide range of industries including tech, finance, education and entertainment.

RecruitCon 2019

RecruitCon focuses on helping talent acquisition professionals discover new and emerging recruitment practices through new technology, analytics, and streamlined operations. If you can’t make the May event, don’t worry —RecruitCon 2019’s fall event takes place in Nashville on November 14-15.

Unleash America

Formerly HR Tech World, Unleash America’s annual event 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 event offers learnings for both campus recruitment and career services, facilitating opportunities for networking and collaboration among colleges and employers.

SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

  • Produced by: SHRM
  • Dates: June 23-26, 2019
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
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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. Featuring keynote speeches from Brene Brown and Martha Stewart, SHRM’s event offers pragmatic advice to solve common recruitment issues while diving deep into real workplace issues affecting careers today and beyond.

Social Recruiting Strategies Conference

Up your social 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.

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.

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