Virtual HR Conferences to Attend in 2021

Covid has created a “new normal” for many of us. However, it doesn’t have to be the end of learning and growing our HR / Talent Acquisition skillsets. Thanks to virtual conferences it is possible to learn from HR Professionals and continue to educate, grow, and enjoy our new normal. 2021 has a lot of great conferences that will help make this year a little more fun!

April 2021

SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2021

When:  April 19 – 21, 2021

The SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2021 is the can’t-miss event for all things talent.  Learn from engaging speakers and takeaway tips to enrich your workplace. Network with other recruitment and talent management professionals on the latest trends in recruiting and best practices to retain engaged employees at every level of your organization.

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Build An Inclusive Culture 2021

When:  April 21, 2021

We know that hiring, engaging, and retaining a diverse workforce creates a business advantage, but this value has skyrocketed in today’s unstable marketplace. Join this online HR event by the Human Capital Institute to meet the HR leaders who are changing everything with new strategies, tools, and innovative ideas that will transform hearts, minds, and your bottom line.

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Innov8Work – HR Conference 2021

When:  April 21, 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, from the way we live to the way we work. The workplace will never look the same again. In this new reality, businesses that will not change will eventually fail. Innov8 Work is a global community focusing on the future of work. Here you will learn about the best solutions that will enable your business to stay relevant. Here you will meet the leading people & companies in remote work, digital communications, project management, HR tech, gig economy and corporate innovation.

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May 2021

Gartner Data & Analytics Summit 2021

When:  May 4 – 6 , 2021

This Data & Analytics Summit offers content for every member of your data and analytics team – from technical – to senior-level strategy. This virtual HR event covers three main topics; business strategy, technology, and leadership, all from a data and analytics perspective.

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Virtual Employee Engagement Summit 2021

When:  May 11 – 14, 2021

Be part of a unique experience that includes 45+ industry experts sharing their exclusive case studies, live Q&A panels and interviews from those who are shaping the future of employee engagement in the ‘new norm’. The Virtual Employee Engagement Summit is one of the few online HR events that featured a truly gender-balanced selection of speakers for their 2020 edition which makes us believe they’ll do the same in 2021.

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Optima 2021

When:  May 12, 2021

The world’s leading talent optimization conference, OPTIMA gives HR professionals and other business leaders the tools to hire great talent, design dream teams, and inspire people to crush their goals.

The annual conference is known for providing world-class speakers and cutting-edge talent insights, and 2021’s virtual conference is no exception. Guy Raz, host of the podcast “How I Built This,” will emcee. Other speakers include Dawn Sharifan, Head of People at Slack, with more still to be announced.

In addition to industry-leading keynotes and talent optimization insights, OPTIMA 2021 offers breakouts, Q&A sessions, and much more. The future of work is here, and you don’t want to miss it.

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June 2021

d&i Leaders Global Forum 2021

When:  June 8 – 9, 2021

This is the leading annual global event for organizations looking to accelerate their workplace diversity and inclusion strategy. Over 600 senior diversity, inclusion, and HR professionals attend the forum to hear from 40+ expert speakers, network, and exchange ideas. 2020 speakers included Global Inclusion & Diversity Heads of large international companies such as Heineken, LinkedIn, and Ikea.

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July 2021

Talent Acquisition Week 2021

When:  July 19 – 23, 2021

Rebuilding takes time and by implementing new strategies, tools, and technology you will be able to refine your TA team and take your playbook to the next level. July’s 2021 Virtual Talent Acquisition Week offers time for the TA community to come together and share best practices, innovative strategies, and tools to grow together while learning and networking.

TA Week brings sourcing, recruiting, and employer branding strategies together to provide you with the most comprehensive learning experience on our intuitive platform where you can join virtual networking rooms, ask questions and chat during live presentations, and engage in one-on-one networking with colleagues!

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Redesign Your Employee Experience 2021

When:  July 21, 2021

One of the biggest areas of change today is how employees perceive their experience, whether they’re in the office or remote. This virtual HR event by the Human Capital Institute helps you understand how to use design thinking to create experiences that inspire and retain in any working environment.

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August 2021

ATD21 @Home 2021

When:  August 29 – September 1, 2021

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) might be onto something; a truly hybrid event. Attendees can decide to come in-person (if, of course, the circumstances at the time allow it) or access ATD21@home. As for the content, you will hear about new and innovative ideas in the talent development field, be able to participate in peer-to-peer learning programs, speaker Q&A sessions, and much more.

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September 2021

Engage and Develop Great People Managers 2021

When:  September 22, 2021

Learn how to set your managers up for success with resources and coaching that allow them to lead with authenticity and empathy while maintaining production levels and accountability. Attend this virtual HR conference to discover how leading organizations have evolved new tools, strategies, and best practices to help their managers connect and engage distributed, onsite, or hybrid teams in a personal way.

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November 2021

Optimise Your Talent Acquisition Tools and Technology 2021

When:  November 3, 2021

Bring yourself up to date on the latest Talent Acquisition technologies and learn how the right tech stack can step up your talent attraction and recruiting game.

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HR Virtual Summit 2021

When:  November 4, 2021

This is the world’s largest virtual summit dedicated to uplifting the HR industry. With the help of industry experts, authors, thought leaders, executive coaches, and visionaries, we’re giving over 45,000 attendees the tools they need to free themselves from transactional HR practice and do great work.

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Develop Your Future Workforce 2021

When:  November 17, 2021

Now is the time to lay the foundation and start preparing for the workforce you’ll want in the future. This virtual HR conference by the Human Capital Institute helps you identify future trends, assess current skillsets, and develop and deploy talent.

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