13 HR Conferences You Don't Want to Miss in 2024

David Brown
November 29, 2023
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While 2023 may soon be in the rearview mirror, 2024 is poised to bring about its own unique challenges and opportunities. With the rise of AI and the ever growing list of HR technology mixed with the mounting pressure to break down organizational silos and build human-centric cultures, the role of HR is undergoing significant transformation.

As HR leaders adapt to a rapidly changing world, staying informed is the key to success—and conferences are one of the best ways to stay in the know. A recent study by Bizzabo found that 70% of attendees consider in-person conferences the best opportunity to learn about new products or services.

70% of attendees consider in-person conferences the best opportunity to learn about new products or services.

As the leader in employee recognition software, we’ve been hard at work researching the best HR conferences in 2024 to attend and we hope to see you there. Check out our list of 13 HR conferences coming up in 2024, as well as some tips for making the most out of your conference experience!

Seven Bonusly staff at our booth at SHRM 2023.
Bonusly staff at SHRM23

3 tips on getting the most out of your conference experience:

  1. Plan your schedule ahead of time: From keynotes to breakout to workshops and more, plan out what you want to attend before you get there to be sure you don’t miss anything!
  2. Take advantage of all the networking opportunities: At each conference, there are plenty of opportunities to network! Be sure to attend all of the happy hours, dinners, and events to meet new people and connect.
  3. Take notes: Be sure to carry around a notebook or tablet to take notes during the conference. You will be flooded with a wealth of information so be sure to write it all down to reflect on later. 

Are you planning on attending an HR conference in 2024? Set yourself up for success with our free HR Event & Conference Packing List!

-> Download the HR Event & Conference Packing List

Bonusly’s baker's dozen for 2023 HR events:

1. HRWest

March 5-6 | Oakland, CA

Put on by, HRWest is all about innovating HR to meet the changing needs of organizations and the workforce. Sessions range in topic from HR Strategy and Technology to Talent and HR Compliance. This two day event includes over 100 sessions and roundtables, with 90+ exhibitors expected to showcase their HR solutions to help keep attendees up to date on new trends and employment laws, and learn how to get more value from tech.


2. Transform 2024

March 11-13 | Las Vegas, NV

Bringing together people-driven executives, future-of-work entrepreneurs, and workforce tech investors, this three-day event features 300+ speakers and includes hands-on learning, interactive small group discussions, countless networking opportunities, and the Transform Awards



3. SHRM Talent Conference

April 14-17 | Las Vegas, NV

Between its annual conference and the hundreds of local and regional conferences, SHRM hosts its Talent Conference & Expo each year. At this conference, you will gain new tools, research, and processes to thrive in this competitive market. You will have the chance to connect with numerous peers around the topics of recruiting and talent management, learn how to retain top performers, and explore data-driven strategies.  


4. Elevating the Employee Experience

May 1-3 | Denver, CO

The 2024 HCI Elevating the Employee Experience Conference is an innovative gathering focused on examining how new tools, strategies, and technologies like AI will influence the employee experience by intertwining wellness, DEI, learning, and talent acquisition dynamics. This event is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the knowledge and expertise of leading industry experts, thought leaders, and HR practitioners.



5. Unleash America

May 7-9 | Las Vegas, NV

The UNLEASH America Conference & Expo is one of the top-ranked conferences for HR leaders. At this conference, you will have the opportunity to network with, learn from, and be challenged alongside leaders from the newest startups to large enterprises. You’ll learn about all the latest trends and innovations across the HR spectrum. 


6. Total Rewards 24

May 20-22 | Cincinnati, OH

At Total Rewards, you will learn from industry experts on cutting-edge total rewards strategies. You will have the opportunity to participate in workshops and networking events, and also explore actionable and measurable solutions to today's challenges. 


7. Collision 2024

June 17-20 | Toronto, ON

With a focus on the global tech industry, this event is one of the biggest tech conferences and events in the world. This event brings together experts from every industry influenced by tech. You will learn from inspiring keynote speakers, be challenged in small-group roundtables, and connect with others in masterclasses and networking events. 


8. SHRM Annual 2024

June 23-26 | Chicago, IL

The SHRM Annual conference and expo is one of the largest, most significant events for the HR industry. Bringing together 22,000+ attendees, the annual conference is a time to enhance your skills, evolve with industry changes, and get the insights and best practices you need to continuously make a positive impact on the workplace. No matter where you are in your HR career, with over 200 sessions, there is something for everyone. 



9. CultureCon 2024

August 28-29 | Madison, WI

Attend CultureCon 2024 to explore the latest employee experience strategies and innovations that shape an engaging, inclusive, and productive working environment. This conference offers a unique opportunity to network with industry leaders, participate in dynamic workshops, and discover the latest trends in cultivating a culture that creates a better world of work.


10. HR Technology Conference & Expo

September 24-27 | Las Vegas, NV

Hosting the world’s largest HR tech marketplace, this world-famous conference & expo benefits HR and tech professionals from businesses and industries of all types and sizes. Its primary focus is directed at driving HR success through technology and optimizing current HR systems. At the expo, you will see all of the latest HR tech tools and systems available to meet the needs of your organization. 



11. HR Southwest 2024

October 13-16 | Fort Worth, TX

Another regional SHRM event to add to the list, this event is put on by DallasHR and it is recognized as the official State of Texas SHRM Conference as well as one of the largest regional events for HR professionals. At this conference, you will discover the latest in HR products and services, share best practices with your peers as you network, and learn from leaders in HR during multiple educational sessions tailored to all professional levels. 


12. Gartner ReimagineHR Conference

October 28-30 | Orlando, FL

The premier conference for CHROs and their HR leadership teams, Gartner ReimagineHR Conference delivers must-have HR insights, strategies and technology optimization guidance for CHROs and HR leaders to expand their professional network. This three day event helps HR lead the way in transforming work models, boosting accountability for employee well-being and equity, and expanding the boundaries of what leaders previously thought their people, systems and technologies could achieve.



13. From Day One

Multiple | Multiple

From Day One explores how companies can build well-grounded values into their business-diversity, responsibility, transparency-and stick with them in an economy driven by disruption. Taking place in some of the most unique venues, these one day events bring together leading thinkers and top executives in HR, hybrid work, diversity, benefits, social impact and employee engagement to discuss "Building a Culture for Workers and Companies to Thrive in Times of Change."


The takeaway

While we aren’t sure what 2024 will bring, one thing we have learned is that HR professionals and leaders are at the forefront of everything that happens in business. There is no better way to stay informed on what HR leaders are facing than by attending one of the above conferences. It is your chance to discover new trends and solutions, prepare yourself for what is to come, and meet peers who you can relate to and learn alongside. 


Are you planning on attending an HR conference in 2024? Set yourself up for success with our free HR Event & Conference Packing List!

-> Download the HR Event & Conference Packing List

This free PDF packing list includes:

👕 General travel necessities.

📋 Conference floor essentials.

📄 Important documents you can't forget.

✅ Boxes you can check off as you go.


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