15 Can't-Miss Recruiting & HR Events to Attend in 2018

The world of recruiting is constantly changing—it seems like there’s always a new tool, trick, or technology to make our lives easier (and in some cases slightly more complicated until we get the hang of it!). But no matter how much changes in our world, there’s one thing that always stays the same: We are people people who thrive on personal connections.

That’s why it’s so essential for us to make time to attend in-person events. There’s simply no substitute for meeting other people who share your passion for your profession.

As you begin to plan your budget and schedule for 2018, be sure to carve out some time for your own professional development. There so many events for HR and recruiting professionals throughout the year. Here are just a few of our favorites.

Need a little help making the case for some extra budget? Check out this proposal template to help you make the case for additional resources.

Check out these HR events in 2018:

1. Culture First Tour

New York, January 25 and San Francisco, 31, 2018

Culture Amp is sponsoring these day-long events with keynote speakers and interactive workshops to explore how you can put culture first at your organization.

2. Social Recruiting Strategies Conference

San Francisco, January 31–February 2, 2018

Choose from four tracks: Tips and Tricks, Strategies for Regulated Industries, Recruiting Analytics, and Candidate Engagement.

3. Hireconf

New York City, February 8, 2018

Tactics and technology to identify and engage talent.

4. Sourcecon

Las Vegas, February 26–28, 2018

The must-attend conference for all things sourcing.

5. TalentNet Interactive

Austin, March 9, 2018

Kick off SXSW Interactive with recruitment strategy and employer branding best practices.

6. ERE Recruiting Conference

San Diego, April 2–4, 2018

Enterprise talent acquisition recruiting that scales.

7. OPEN Conference 2018

New York City, April 2–4, 2018

Okay, so we’re a little biased, but we think this should be at the top of your “can’t-miss” list for 2018!

8. Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology Conference

Chicago, April 19–21, 2018

The “science for a smarter workplace” society’s conference focuses on exploring new frontiers.

9. HR Uncubed

Brooklyn, May 1-2, 2018

HR and recruiting professionals gather to exchange ideas, get insights from trend-setting innovators, and learn practical tips for building an authentic and diverse organization.

10. 2018 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference

Miami, June 5–7, 2018

Disrupt talent acquisition from talent to onboard.

11. Talent42

Seattle, June 5–6, 2018

Conference and training on all things tech recruiting.

12. SHRM Annual Conference & Expo

Chicago, June 17–20, 2018

Gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices which help your company succeed.

13. Responsive Conference

New York, September 17–18, 2018

At the annual Responsive Conference, leaders in the “Future of Work” share practices and approaches to improve innovation, productivity, engagement, performance, learning, and development.

14. HRTech

Las Vegas, September 11–14, 2018

Discover the impact technology has had on real HR programs and get prepared for the future of the way we work.

15. TalentConnect

Anaheim, Fall 2018 (exact dates TBD)

This three-day immersive event will transform the way you think about talent.


We also promote and participate in smaller events throughout the year. Check out the Greenhouse OPEN website to stay up to date!

Melissa Suzuno

Melissa Suzuno is a freelance writer and former Content Marketing Manager at Greenhouse. Melissa previously built out the content marketing programs at Parklet (an onboarding and employee experience solution) and AfterCollege (a job search resource for recent grads), so she's made it a bit of a habit to help people get excited about and invested in their work. Find Melissa on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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