Human resources conferences and events have previously served as a fruitful method for human resources professionals to learn about new resources, network with other professionals, and increase their knowledge base. Due to the pandemic, professionals in all industries have been unable to attend such events, which has stunted the professional development and growth of many.
Fortunately, events are making a comeback this fall with opportunities to attend both in-person and virtually. Below are a few notable conferences happening this fall:
SHRM Talent Conference & Exposition
Dates: August 22-25, 2021
Location: Las Vegas, NV & virtual
About: The SHRM Talent Conference & Expo is meant to bring together human resources professionals from all different industries and disciplines to discuss the future of human resources post-pandemic. A primary focus for the event is talent management. It will feature several keynote speakers and hosts over 50 sessions. The event will be happening both virtually and in person. To learn more, you can check out this page and register here.
ATD 2021 International Conference & Exposition
Dates: August 29, 2021 – September 1, 2021
Location: Salt Lake City, UT & virtual
About: Talent development has been an increasingly important factor in human resources operations, which is why ATD is holding an international conference for human resources professionals to discuss all things L&D. Previous events have had over 13,000 attendees across more than 80 countries. To understand why, check out more information about ATD 2021 here.
Dates: September 9-12, 2021
Location: Las Vegas, NV & virtual
About: SHRM21 is one of SHRM’s largest annual conferences. This event will once again be hosted in person in Las Vegas or virtually for those unable to travel. Guest speakers include names such as SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, Life is Good CEO Bert Jacobs, Chipotle CEO Brian Nicole, and more. Even Grammy Award-winner Michael Bolton will be performing. Learn more about this event here.
2021 Coaching Program Webinars
Date(s): September 15, 2021; October 20, 2021; November 17, 2021
About: In partnership with the ICMA Coaching Program, IPMA-HR will be hosting three 90-minute webinars to discuss leading teams, the future of work, and growing your career. Audiences can attend one, two, or all three of these sessions virtually. If you or your team are looking to grow your leadership skills, these webinars may be an easy and accessible option. You can learn more about this event here.
Total Rewards Conference & Exhibition
Host: World at Work
Dates: October 4-6, 2021 (in-person); October 11-13, 2021 (virtual)
Location: Phoenix, AZ & virtual
About: Regardless of whether guests are attending the event in person or virtually, this conference will be featuring over 100 guest speakers across more than 55 sessions. Some of the topics include benefits and compensation, workplace equity, professional development, and more. Read all about World at Work’s upcoming event here.
Whether you or your team plans on going to these conferences in person or virtually, there’s much to gain from attending. If you plan on attending one of these events or know of an upcoming conference we have not mentioned, leave us a note in the comments section.
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