Live Events

With so many professional conferences on the market, it can be difficult to weed through the promotional pitches to determine which ones will really address your business needs. Our reputable HR events cut out the theatrics and canned keynotes, delivering only high-quality and practical content that you can actually put into practice back in the office. Each program is crafted by our expert editorial staff and you–planning teams composed of real users. This ensures that the curricula are laser-focused on the most relevant issues, employer challenges and regulatory updates that impact your company.

What’s more, our HR conferences feature HR recertification credits through SHRM and HRCI so that you can advance your professional development while you enhance business performance. See the list below to find the right conference for you.

THRIVE: HR Leadership Exchange | Carlsbad, CA | September 25-27, 2017
This is the most intimate opportunity we offer to our media partners, with only a select number of sponsors and an invitation-only audience of HR executives. The THRIVE HR Leadership Exchange has a unique format of enlightening roundtable discussions, solutions-focused sponsor presentations, and rich networking opportunities that make the Exchange a deeply rewarding experience for sponsors and attendees alike. This is the choice event for companies who want to have a strong thought leadership presence and who are looking to get exclusive insight on their target market.

California Employment Law Update | October 11-13, 2017
Now in its 12th year, CELU is widely recognized as the leading California-specific employment law conference, attracting forward-thinking Human Resources professionals, executives, and in-house counsel. The advanced agenda provides crucial employment law guidance and lively interaction with the state’s leading authorities on management best practices and workplace policy.

HR & Employee Benefits Summit | Denver, CO | October 23-24, 2017
The complimentary HR & Employee Benefits Summit is an event specifically designed for Senior Level HR & Employee Benefit professionals looking to source new and innovative solutions. Throughout the event, attendees will have a series of one on one meetings with a variety of vendors that they choose to meet, as well as the opportunity to attend thought-provoking seminars. In addition there are many networking opportunities including an ice breaker drink reception.

Training & Development Summit | Denver, CO | October 23-24, 2017
Co-located with the HR & Employee Benefits Summit, this appointment-based event fosters connections with both training and learning solution providers, as well as industry workshops and networking with peers. There is no cost to attend for Senior Level Training and L&D professionals.

Advanced Employment Issues Symposium | November 15-17, 2017
Now in its 22nd year, AEIS is one of the most reputable and longstanding employment law conferences in the nation. The 2017 Advanced Employment Issues Symposium will deliver an all-new program packed with practical guidance for overcoming the latest management challenges. In attendance at AEIS are advanced practitioners who are responsible for making key decisions at their organizations.

Workforce Learning & Development | November 16-17, 2017
How can employers effectively meet the professional development needs of today’s workforce, positioning themselves for growth in the years ahead? That’s the question we will answer with Workforce Learning & Development 2017, a cutting-edge showcase of the latest technologies and innovations to support learning and development in a corporate environment.

Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium | Orlando, FL| March 2018
With workplace violence attacks becoming more prevalent in the US, organizations need to be prepared for worst-case scenarios. The nation’s leading workplace violence prevention conference features an all-new agenda outlining tactical strategies for reducing the risk of security breaches, workplace violence, and legal liabilities through powerful keynotes, substantive breakout sessions, and skills-building workshops.

RecruitCon | May 2018
As a revived job market reenergizes the war for talent, RecruitCon puts you—our sponsor partner—in direct connection with HR leaders looking to get the competitive edge. This two-day event (co-located with the THRIVE Annual Conference) will showcase the latest innovations in recruiting and talent management to help supercharge acquisition efforts. If your company has a hand in recruiting products and services, RecruitCon is where you will find your hottest leads.

THRIVE Annual Conference | Las Vegas, NV | May 2018
THRIVE is BLR’s membership community of HR strategic thinkers, comprising forward-thinking, influential HR executives, academics and consultants from the nation’s most prominent organizations. The THRIVE Annual Conference provides an opportunity to engage with this audience as both an exhibitor and a thought leader.