HR Management & Compliance

Top HR Conferences of 2021: In-Person Events

As a HR professional, it is important to keep your ear to the pulse of the industry, grow, and learn new skills and best practices. But for many of us, it’s been more than a year since we’ve attended an in-person conference or event. Which are still taking place this year and where? We’ve done the research for you, so you can start planning your trips.

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Here is HR Daily Advisor’s list of the top human resource conferences taking place in-person in 2021.

Education & Networking

HR Daily Advisor Exchange

  • Date: October 17-18, 2021
  • Location: Kissimmee, FL
  • Cost: Free

The HR Daily Exchange will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL. Attendees will connect, be engaged, and network with peers in a relaxed environment. Through a myriad of expert-led workshops, sessions, rountables, one-on-one meetings, and more, the HR Daily Exchange is a must attend event.

HR Connect

  • Date: October 18-20, 2021
  • Location: Kissimmee, FL
  • Cost: $999

The 2021 HR Connect will cover all aspects of the HR function. Attendees can choose from three tracks that best suit his or her organization’s needs: Employment Law, Talent & Culture Track, and Recruiting Track. Themes of expert-led sessions include diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), onboarding in a remote setting, drug testing do’s and don’ts, and more.

Large Conferences & Tradeshows

ATD International Conference & Expo

  • Date: August 29 – September 1, 2021
  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Cost: $1675

The Association for Talent & Development caters to L&D professionals, or any professional who helps others to achieve their full potential by improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the workplace. This 4-day event features 350+ Speakers and 250+ Live Sessions.

SHRM21 Annual Conference & Expo

  • Date: September 9-12, 2021
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Cost: $1195

Each year SHRM’s annual conference & expo brings together thousands of HR professionals, executives, managers, and students to network, connect, and learn. This year, attendees have the option to attend the conference onsite at the convention center or virtual.

HR Technology Conference & Expo

  • Date: September 28 – October 1, 2021
  • Location: Las Vegas, NV
  • Cost: $1125

Held at the Mandalay Bay, the annual HR Technology Conference & Expo will cover how to best utilize existing HR systems as well as those looking to buy new solutions.

World at Work Total Rewards Conference & Expo

  • Date: October 4-6, 2021
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
  • Costs: $1499

Attend the World at Work Total Rewards Conference in Phoenix to tap best practices, strategies, and more from agile HR and Total Rewards leaders who are working to change the landscape of HR. No matter how you choose to attend, you will have the opportunity to participate in workshops, network with peers, and more.

Spotlight on Regional Events

Ohio HR Conference

  • Date: August 25-27, 2021
  • Location: Columbus, OH; Virtual
  • Cost: $599

This year’s theme for the Ohio HR Conference is Refresh & Refocus. The conference will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

HR Florida Conference & Expo

  • Date: August 29 – September 1, 2021
  • Location: Kissimmee, FL
  • Cost: $1105

The 43rd Annual HR Florida Conference & Expo will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center. Each year the conference attracts more than 2,000 human resources professionals worldwide, making it one of the largest regional HR conferences in the southeastern United States.

HRSouthwest Conference

  • Date: October 10-23, 2021
  • Location: Fort Worth, TX
  • Costs: $809 – $1,149

As one of the largest regional education and networking events for Human Resource professionals, the HRSouthwest Conference is lauded as the official State of Texas SHRM Conference. Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, the conference will be held and presented in two different formats in two different weeks. Those who wish to attend onsite can do so October 11-13, while virtual attendees can experience HRSouthwest October 18-20 from the comfort of their homes.