2020 Guide To Recruiting & HR Events, Part 1

December 5, 2019 at 1:22 PM by Grace Newman

Copy of 3 Ways To Activate Employer Brand HeroWith the new year around the corner, it's time to start thinking through your 2020 plan. What are your top hiring priorities? What skills and technology gaps stand in the way of those priorities? How can you equip your team with the necessary skillset and resources? 

In this guide, we give you the rundown on over 30 professional development events taking place between January and June 2020. You’ll find events ranging from statewide meetups and conferences happening right in your backyard, to some of the biggest HR and recruiting conventions in the nation, and even virtual summits accessible everywhere.

You can use this guide to make informed decisions about which events best fit your hiring priorities, agenda, and budget. Read on to find out where you’re going next – and which events your friends at Entelo will be attending!



January Events


download-2HRPA Annual Conference and Tradeshow

Date: January 22-24th 2020

Location: Toronto, BC

About: The HRPA Annual Conference & Trade Show brings together the people and companies redefining human resources to offer the industry’s boldest and brightest ideas, innovations, solutions, tools, resources and best practices. Featuring 8 world-renowned keynote speakers, 75+ HR professional development sessions, tons of networking opportunities, and over 250 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge HR products and services, the HRPA2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show is Canada’s most influential event for HR leaders & professionals who want to stay ahead of the curve.

Can’t Miss Sessions: 

  • Beating Your Bias - Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Keynote Speaker; Thursday January 23rd at 8:30am 
  • AI's Biggest Challenge is People Management, Not Technology – Cathy Cobey, EY;  Friday January 24th at 7:15am 

Must-Attend For: Canadian talent and HR professionals in and around the Toronto and Ontario region.

Cost: $393-1970

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Indeed interactive (17)Talent Acquisition Week 2020

Date: January 28 - 30th 2020

Location: San Francisco, CA

About: Join talent acquisition leaders to learn how to leverage best practices, metrics, tools and technology to win talent in a candidate-centric market. With an extensive offering of talks covering a wide range of topics in social recruiting, employer branding, and sourcing, you'll leave with a list of practical ideas and takeaways so you can hit the ground running once you’re back at your desk.

Can’t Miss Sessions: 

Must-Attend For: All Talent Acquisition professionals. Choose between Social Recruiting, Employer Branding, or Talent Sourcing programming, or mix and match. A ticket gets you access to all three events.

Cost: $495 - $2190

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February Events



Indeed interactive (19)Recruitment Agency Expo

Date: February 4th - 5th, 2020

Location: London, UK

About: Recruitment Agency Expo is the UK’s biggest event for recruiters featuring a cutting-edge exposition of more than 100 vendors exhibiting the latest tools, technologies and services, and an educational program that brings together 50 leading experts with an audience of over 3,000 senior level staffing professionals. Together, the expo and conference create the most valuable B2B networking platform for the recruitment industry.

Must-Attend For: UK and European-based vendors, senior recruiting leaders, or practitioners looking for new solutions, best practices, or sales opportunities.

Cost: Free

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Indeed interactive (18)Hiring Success

Date: February 11 - 12, 2020

Location: San Francisco, CA

About: With industry-leading speakers who bring thought provoking perspectives on talent acquisition, Hiring Success will help take your game to the next level. Share insights and best practices with 1200 talent acquisition leaders and attend Success Circles and the Smart Lab to work with peers on your top issues. 

Can’t Miss Sessions: 

  • How Can Hiring Help Social Justice? Tuesday February 11 at 4:35pm
  • Become an Inclusive Leader - Dr. Steven Jones, Traveling Monk; Tuesday February 11 at 9:30am

Must-Attend For: SmartRecruiters users and Bay Area recruiters looking to grow their knowledge of the SmartRecruiters platform and how it can help them reach their recruiting goals.

Cost: $495 (Prices go up Dec 31)

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March Events

Indeed interactive (20)Breakthrough Connections 2020

Date: March 2nd - 5th, 2020

Location: Las Vegas, NV

About: Three full days of collaboration, knowledge sharing, and learning. During the conference, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with peers, hear new ideas, and talk directly with UltiPro product experts. Create your own agenda, network with UltiPro users, and attend a private concert with Michael Bublé.

Must-Attend For:Ultimate Software users looking to be more productive at work and meet UltiPro experts who can help solve your business challenges.

Cost: $1,850 (prices go up Jan 13)

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HR West 2020

Date: March 9th - 11th, 2020

Location: Oakland, CA

About: Convening annually for 36 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, HR West takes place in the most innovative place on earth—home to the world’s leading-edge companies. Practicing HR here requires skills beyond the ordinary, and a level of sophistication not found in other parts of the world. Discover techniques for staying relevant and increasing efficiencies, but doing it with a heart. 

Can't Miss Sessions: 

Must-Attend For: Bay Area and California-based HR pros looking for a bird’s eye view of the state of the HR industry, from the newest products to the most innovative practices

Cost: $997 and up (prices go up Jan 7)

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Indeed interactive (21)The 2020 Forum on Workplace Inclusion

Date: March 10th - 12th, 2020

Location: Minneapolis, MN

About: For 31 years, The Forum on Workplace Inclusion annual conference has served as a convening hub for those seeking to grow professional leadership and effectiveness skills in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Must-Attend For: Any HR or Talent professional with a focus on D&I strategy

Cost: $465 (prices go up Jan 10)

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Indeed interactive (11)Employee Health Care Conference: New York

Date: March 12th - 13th, 2020

Location: New York, NY

About: How do employers develop and deliver benefits that meet employee needs for both today and tomorrow? Join us to learn how your peers are drawing on emergent science and technology to implement practical and effective strategies and programs that focus on the employee.

Can't-Miss Sessions:

  • Closing the Access Gap: Delivering High-Touch, High-Quality Experiences With Virtual Care - Wednesday March 12th at 9:30am
  • The Call To Action To Addressing Mental Health In The Workplace - Thursday March 13th at 11:20am

Must-Attend For: This conference is designed exclusively for Heads, VPs, Directors, and Managers of: HR, Benefits, Compensation, Wellness, and Total Rewards

Price: $2395

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Indeed interactive (16)Avature User Conference

Date: March 16th - 19th, 2020

Location: Miami, FL

About: Avature’s User Conference gives users the opportunity to join 350 of the top minds in talent acquisition, people management and HR to share knowledge, and network. 

Must-Attend For: All Avature users looking to get the most out of their Avature subscriptions and to acquire and update their Avature Specialist Certifications. 

Cost: $800 (Prices go up Dec 31)

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Indeed interactive (15)Talent Management Strategies Conference

Date: March 19th - 20th, 2020

Location: New York City, NY

About: Talent 2020 will be a powerful, future-facing idea fest driven by insights from innovators who are disrupting the nature of work, leadership development, succession planning, what it means to be digital, and much more. Designed to deliver transformative practices for talent management leaders to take back to their organizations and act on today, attendees can expect a highly interactive summit in which every participant shares challenges and advancements, and co-creates (with peers and speakers alike) new practices for recruiting, retaining, developing, and engaging talent.

Must-Attend For: Talent professionals interested in improving their approach to talent management by learning from the best of the best. 

Price: $2395 and up

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2020 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference

Date: March 23rd - 25th, 2020

Location: Miami, FL

About: At HCI’s 2020 People Analytics & Workforce Planning Conference, you will learn how to integrate your people strategy with your business strategy from a hand-picked group of thought leaders, practitioners, and experts. Get peer-to-peer networking, workshops and hands-on practice to support your people analytics initiatives across the talent lifecycle. Learn how to develop, adapt, and execute workforce plans when your environment is constantly changing.

Can't-Miss Sessions:

Must Attend For: HR executives, strategic planners, analytics specialists, organizational gurus, and business leaders who want to better understand the mix of hard and soft skills needed to make smarter, data-driven talent decisions to drive business impact. 

Cost: $1795

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Indeed interactive (14)Sourcecon Spring 2020

Date: March 23rd - 25th, 2020

Location: Seattle, WA

About: SourceCon is the largest gathering of industry innovators and recruiting thought leaders for real conversations and networking opportunities. Hear thought-provoking speakers and peers be candid and honest with tips, tricks, and techniques that actually work to find candidates. The conference goes beyond sourcing and takes a deep dive into creative solutions to engage / attract candidates, increase your response rate, implement diversity solutions and partner better with hiring managers. This is a conference about what works and what doesn’t in our industry, as results and people matter.

Can't-Miss Sessions:

  • The Key To Sourcing Productivity - Glen Cathey, Randstad; Tuesday March 24th at 9:05am
  • From Sideshow to Big Top: Becoming A Sourcing Ringmaster - Amybeth Quinn, Walmart eCommerce; Tuesday March 24th at 2:45pm 

Must Attend For: Any sourcers, recruiters or talent acquisition pro on the hunt for new ideas, methods and technologies recommended by the smartest, most innovative talent acquisition pros around. 

Cost: $1295

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Indeed interactive (13)Oracle Modern Business Experience

Date: March 23rd - 26th, 2020

Location: Chicago, IL

About: Now more than ever, technology is reshaping how humans and machines work together. Join your peers at Modern HR Experience to learn about the pace of change, be inspired by the latest innovations, and gain tools to empower yourself and your organization to take action in creating the workplace of the future.

Must Attend For: Any HR pro interested in engaging with the world’s largest HR technology provider ecosystem. 

Cost: $1295

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download-8SOAHR: SHRM Atlanta

Date: March 23rd - 25th, 2020

Location: Atlanta, GA

About: SOAHR blends inspiration with practical application, and it’s where you’ll find the tools you need for success. You’ll walk away with a fresh perspective, career-changing insights and countless connections.

Can't-Miss Sessions: 

  • The Leadership Gap and How To Close It - Tuesday March 24th at 4:15pm
  • Attracting Gen Z Talent – How to Align D & I and Talent Acquisition - Wednesday March 25th at 10:15am

Must Attend For: Atlanta-area based HR and recruiting pros interested in networking opportunities, trainings, and top-notch speakers and sessions. 

Cost: $479 and up

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Indeed interactive (12)UNLEASH London 2020

Date: March 24th - 25th, 2020

Location: London, UK

About: In an era of rapid digital transformation, it’s easy to be bewildered by the variety of technology on offer. Learn from experts and peers what works, what doesn’t, and most of all: how to not lose sight of the human element in transformation where technology is the enabler.  HR Technology solution providers gather at the UNLEASH Spring event to show you their latest innovations to help you kickstart your HR transformation earlier in the year, and allow you to make faster and smarter business decisions.

Must Attend For: Forward-thinking recruiting and HR professionals interested in leveraging the latest technologies to create optimal outcomes.

Cost: £895 and up

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Indeed interactive (10)Employee Health Care Conference: San Diego

Date: March 26th - 27th, 2020

Location: San Diego, CA

About: How do employers develop and deliver benefits that meet employee needs for both today and tomorrow? Join us to learn how your peers are drawing on emergent science and technology to implement practical and effective strategies and programs that focus on the employee.

Can't-Miss Sessions: 

  • Taking Your Seat At The Table: Making Benefits A Strategic Priority - Wednesday March 26th at 9:30am
  • Turning Insights into Action: Using Data To Increase Employee Engagement - Wednesday March 26th at 10:40am

Must Attend For: This conference is designed exclusively for Heads, VPs, Directors, and Managers of: HR, Benefits, Compensation, Wellness, Total Rewards

Cost: $2395 and up

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April Events



Indeed interactive (9)2020 TATech Leadership Summit On AI/Machine Learning In Talent Acquisition

Date: April 6th - 7th, 2020

Location: Chicago, IL

About: A unique opportunity for HR & TA managers and professionals to get a “tech-speak free” introduction to the technology and for industry CEOs and senior staff and HR & TA managers and professionals to collaborate on the application of the technology to talent acquisition. This program features some of the smartest developers and users of AI and machine learning in talent acquisition as well as futurists, business school professors and business authors sharing their insights and research on how these technologies are impacting the world of work in general and the acquisition of talent in particular. 

Must-Attend For: HR and TA managers and professionals with a specific interest in AI and Machine Learning

Cost: $399 and up

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HR EMpHR & Employee Benefits Summit: Boston

Date: April 6th - 8th, 2020

Location: Boston, MA

About: Fit a year's worth of meetings in 2 action-packed days. The event registration is no cost to qualified delegate attendees. Meet one-on-one with solution providers specific to your current project needs, attend workshops and sessions for HRCI and SHRM recertification credit, network with peers from leading companies, and receive complimentary event registration, hotel accommodations, and meals at a luxury venue.

Must-Attend For: HR decision-maker with purchasing power (Manager, Director, or VP) at 200+ person companies

Cost: Free with qualification

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ERE Recruiting Conference - Spring 2020

Date: April 15th - 17th, 2020

Location: San Diego, CA

About: The ERE Recruiting Conference stands out as the largest independent, community-led event that prepares and equips talent acquisition and recruitment professionals with the tools they need to improve their talent acquisition strategy. ERE is vibrant, dynamic, full of sharing, learning, and interacting. The community is tight-knit and active, connecting heavily before, during, and after the event on the conference mobile app and on social media, making relationships that span for years.

Can't-Miss Sessions:

  • Data-Driven Decisions in TA - Jason Pitstulka, HCA Healthcare; Thursday April 6th at 2:30pm
  • Make Friends & Influence People When Creating Your Contingent Workforce - Jenny Solis, Zovio; Friday April 17th at 1pm

Must-Attend For: In-house talent acquisition, recruiting and HR managers and executives looking to make genuine connections with their peers. 

Cost: $1395 and up

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OKHR Conference 2020

Date: April 21 - 23, 2020

Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma

About: OKHR's three-day Conference & Expo will connect you to valuable resources, products, services, and people transforming the HR industry. This conference showcases cutting-edge keynote speakers, over 40 breakout sessions, continuing education credits, certification prep course, 70+ exhibitors, several networking receptions, and the new Executive Forum for senior-level HR professionals.

Must-Attend For: Oklahoma-based HR and TA professionals looking for great networking opportunities, speakers and vendors. 

Cost: $150-$675

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HCI Inclusive Diversity 2020

Date: April 27th - 28th, 2020

Location: San Francisco, CA

About:  Head to HCI’s 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Conference and network with like-minded colleagues, learn from expert keynotes, and attend life-changing workshops, coaching sessions, and smaller focused data labs. It’s it's a two-day investment in your accelerated personal and organizational growth.

Can't-Miss Sessions: 

Must-Attend For: HR and TA leaders invested in advancing diversity and inclusion at their organization and through their work.

Cost: $1595

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GSHRC 2020

Date: April 28th - 29th, 2020

Location: Manchester, NH

About:  New Hampshire’s SHRM conference and expo.

Must-Attend For: NH-based recruiters and HR pros interested in the latest technology, great speakers, networking and stellar sessions.

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May Events


Date: May 11th - 13th, 2020

Location: Phoenix, AZ

About: Now in its 13th year, Deloitte’s IMPACT conference helps HR leaders explore technologies, trends, and strategies to help navigate the ever-changing HR landscape.Change doesn't have to be daunting: IMPACT surrounds you with passionate leaders who care about their people and are excited to navigate the changing HR landscape. The conference introduces exclusive, real-world lessons and practical takeaways to help you define opportunities, influence the perspective of your key stakeholders, and implement effective solutions. Explore our latest insights and market experience, and connect with our team of analysts, Human Capital leaders, and other industry influencers.

Must-Attend For: Talent acquisition pros hungry to hear about the latest data-backed innovations and ideas in talent management and acquisition.



Indeed Interactive

Date: May 11th - 13th, 2020

Location: Austin, TX

About: A conference explicitly focused on corporate hiring (no agencies allowed!) from one of the hiring industry’s largest and biggest innovators, Indeed Interactive is a great environment to meet and engage other disruptors in the hiring and talent space.

Must-Attend For: Recruiters and talent managers looking to discover the motivations behind job search and gain better perspectives on the forces shaping hiring today. 

Price: $899 and up

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RecruitCon 2020

Date: May 13th - 15th, 2020

Location: Denver, CO

About: Does your recruiting program have what it takes to beat out the competition for top talent? RecruitCon 2020 will continue to help talent acquisition & management executives and leaders uncover new and emerging recruiting practices – while also offering access to new-tech, cutting-edge analytics, streamlining hiring as a process, and delivering data as a foundation for decision making.

Must-Attend For: Recruiters and sourcers interested in learning about best practices, new technologies, and cutting-edge strategies in talent acquisition. 

Price: $1345

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Indeed interactive (2)Sourcecon Europe

Date: May 14th - 15th, 2020

Location: Lisbon, PT

About: Success stories, real-life solutions, and genuine connection are what makes the world go round. Join us in Lisbon this year for the third European SourceCon and listen to the sourcing stories our speakers have to tell. Unlock challenges and learn new tips and tricks from your fellow industry peers. With plenty of chances to congregate and collaborate, you'll be exposed to intel and opportunity that will help further your goals and experience.

Must-Attend For: Europe-based sourcers, recruiters or talent acquisition pro on the hunt for new ideas, methods and technologies recommended by the smartest, most innovative talent acquisition pros around. 

Price: €556 and up

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Indeed interactive (3)Cornerstone Convergence

Date: May 18th - 20th, 2020

Location: San Diego, CA

About: Over the course of two days, you’ll hear from 100+ speakers across six tracks, and 60+ breakout sessions. This conference will provide you with opportunities to connect with peers in your region or industry and hear from Cornerstone clients firsthand on how you can maximize the value of your system.

Must-Attend For: Cornerstone users, vendors, and anyone working in the succession planning, educational, and talent management space. 

Price: $725 and up

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June Events



Indeed interactive (4)Diversity and Inclusion Conference: Building Organizations Where Everyone Can Belong, Contribute, And Succeed

Date: June 2nd - 3rd, 2020

Location: Brooklyn, NY

About: Each year this event features success stories from a wide range of organizations and practitioners from diverse backgrounds. It will deliver the knowledge and insights you need to make a difference to your organization and in the lives of your employees. But it will also address the culture of organizations, identify and explore effective D&I practice and link these to the needs and results of the business.

Must-Attend For: Vice Presidents and Directors of: Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Management, and Human Resources; as well as D&I and TA professionals

Price: $2495

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Indeed interactive (5)TATech Leadership Summit On Programmatic Ad Buying In Talent Acquisition

Date: June 9th - 10th, 2020

Location: Boston, MA

About: This program features some of the smartest developers and users of programmatic ad buying in talent acquisition as well as futurists, business school professors and business authors sharing their insights and research on how these technologies are impacting the world of work in general and the acquisition of talent in particular.

Must-Attend For: Senior TA leaders and execs

Price: $399 – $899

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Indeed interactive (6)Talent42

Date: June 16th - 17th, 2020

Location: Seattle, WA

About: Great recruiters have something in common: they are well-connected and adept at employing the most current recruiting technologies and approaches. Talent42 is an opportunity for recruiters and leaders to build and strengthen relationships and learn what the most effective recruiting organizations - from companies large and small - are doing to win. We’re your competitive edge.

Must-Attend For: Technical recruiters, sourcers and TA managers whose job consists of finding, hiring and retaining programmers, data analysts or other technical talent of any type. 

Price: $695 and up

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Indeed interactive (7)Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference

Date: June 22nd - 24th, 2020

Location: Everett, MA

About: At HCI’s 2020 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference, you will learn to rethink and prioritize your approach to talent acquisition at every touchpoint. Consider how process design can improve talent outcomes. Learn from industry experts, leading practitioners, and your peers in the audience to identify, attract, and acquire the top talent you didn’t know existed.

Must-Attend For: Talent acquisitions pros looking to lead their organizations with incisive strategic thinking and the tools to execute on it. 

Price: $1795

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Date: June 28 - July 1st, 2020

Location: San Diego, CA

About: This is the the biggest HR and recruiting conference in the country. It’s a one stop shop for everything and has something for everyone, no matter your industry, focus or specialization. 

Must-Attend For: Everyone and anyone in HR. If you work in recruiting, this conference will have something for you. Gobs of panels, talks, lectures and networking opportunities. 

Price: $1550 and up

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