Top 20 HR Events in 2020

Get ready to stretch yourself, grow your professional network, and open your world to new possibilities. We say hindsight is 2020, but this coming year, look forward: With these conferences and professional events, it’s impossible to say what’s on your horizon.

Events ordered by date. Look out for a 🎉 next to an event name to see which ones Kazoo will be attending!


1. Hiring Success: #HIRE20

Feb. 11-12 | San Francisco, CA | Learn more and register here

Connect with more than 1,500 attendees as you learn to get a leg up in today’s competitive hiring climate, attract top talent for your company, and build a winning workforce.

2. Manchester HR Summit

Feb. 13 | Manchester, UK | Learn more and register here

This top-notch summit connects those working in the Human Resources sector with the latest resources, solutions, and services in the field.

3. The Forum on Workplace Inclusion

March 10-12 | Minneapolis, MN | Learn more and register here

Get oriented at the cutting edge of the diversity, equity, and inclusion landscape at this three-day forum. This year’s theme, “Facing Forward,” is supported by the conference’s four learning pillars: new perspectives, universal innovation, future fluency, and global citizenship.

4. South by Southwest: SXSW Workplace Track

March 13-17 | Austin, TX | Learn more and register here

Join HR specialists, futurists, and innovators on the cutting edge of diversity and inclusion in the evolving workplace for SXSW Interactive, a five-day stretch of the legendary festival dedicated to the future of technology, work, and more in the HR space.

5. SHRM Employment Law and Legislative Conference

March 18-20 | Washington, D.C. | Learn more and register here

Drill down into the complex legal landscape affecting your company with an insider’s look at public policy issues and Congressional agendas.

6. Health and Benefits Leadership Conference

April 15-17 | Las Vegas, NV | Learn more and register here

Human Resource Executive’s conference zeroes in on the health and benefits element of HR, providing deep-dive expertise from industry experts on how to keep your benefits packages relevant, fresh, and competitive.

7. 2020 Inclusive Diversity Conference

April 27-28 | San Francisco, CA | Learn more and register here

The Human Capital Institute’s 2020 conference theme is “Making Diversity and Inclusion a Part of Everyday Culture. Help your workforce succeed by leveraging neuroscience, data, and simple behavioral design.

8. Gender at Work Summit

May | London | Learn more and register here

From the Diversity & Inclusion Leaders group, this summit is the UK’s largest event bringing together international organizations committed to tackling gender inequality in the workplace.

9. HRD Summit Europe

May 6-7 | Amsterdam | Learn more and register here

HRD Summit EU connects more than 500 top HR and business leaders from around the globe. Learn about best practices and the changing workforce at the international scale from speakers, masterclasses, CoLabs, and more.

10. Unleash America

May 12-13 | Las Vegas, NV | Learn more and register here

A self-described “dynamic melting pot” of ideas, passions, innovations, and more, featuring speakers and panels delivering key insights into the opportunities of the workplace, particularly how to bridge between workplace and technology.

11. ATD International Conference and Exposition 2020

May 17-20 | Denver, CO | Learn more and register here

ATD is the largest annual event for talent development professionals worldwide. This in-depth learning and development conference will give you the tools you need to build a workforce that will succeed in today’s ever-evolving environment.

12. Culture Summit

Summer 2020 | San Francisco, CA | Learn more and register here

Founded by an industry outsider-turned-expert, Culture Summit takes a unique focus on building and transforming company cultures to engage employees. Come for the inspiration, leave with a little TLC: tools, learning, and community.

13. 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Conference

June 2-3 | Brooklyn, NY | Learn more and register here

Attend one of the nation’s longest-running Diversity and Inclusion gatherings to learn more about how your D&I strategy can support business and culture in your workplace.

14. Beyond HR Forum

June 10-11 | Amsterdam | Learn more and register here

Meet the CHROs who are shaping the future at the inspiring BEYOND leadership forum. With keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions, discover the future of work and of HR.

15. The Future of HR Summit and Awards

June 10-11 | South Africa | Learn more and register here

Meet with more than 350 global delegates at this two-day summit, featuring 30 speakers as well as breakout sessions, masterclasses, and more.

16. SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition 🎉

June 28 – July 1 | San Diego, CA | Learn more and register here

Themed “The World We Shape,” this top-of-field conference boasts an all-star lineup for 2020, including Brené Brown, Martha Stewart, SHRM CEO and President Johnny C. Taylor, and industry leaders from TOMS, the Sampark Foundation, and more.

17. 2020 Employee Engagement Conference

July 27-29 | Chicago, IL, and Online | Learn more and register here

Join the HR revolution to build a more holistic employee experience with the HCI sponsored Employee Engagement Conference. Can’t attend in person? The conference will also be available online, and attendance counts for HRCI and SHRM credit.

18. HR Technology Conference 

October 13-16 | Las Vegas, NV | Learn more and register here

Hailed as the HR industry’s “town hall meeting,” HR Tech is one of the truly unmissable HR conferences of the year. Packed with sessions offering practical and actionable takeaways, plus the world’s largest technology expo.

19. Greenhouse OPEN 2020

Date TBD | Location TBD | Learn more here

Greenhouse OPEN celebrates the talent makers. Learn how great hiring can drive your business growth from top industry pros, panels, interactive workshops, and case studies, too!

20. Talent Connect

Date TBD | Location TBD | Learn more here

Check back for more details on this autumn conference that unites more than 4,200 global leaders from hiring and engaging teams. Past speakers include Michelle Obama, founders, and CEOs of Patagonia, LinkedIn, and more.

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