The Top 23 Virtual HR Conferences to Attend in 2021

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In 2020, many things went from offline to online, including HR conferences. In 2021, virtual HR conferences will remain a great way to speak with industry experts, listen to inspiring talks held by thought leaders, and connect with your peers.

So, what better reason to get some of the top virtual HR conferences in your diary straight away, right? The only thing left for you to do is pick the one(s) that seem most interesting to you, register, get comfy at home or in your office, and enjoy the events.

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Virtual HR Conferences January 2021

January 19 | TAtech Digital Summit

Price: Free for HR/TA professionals recruiting for enterprise employers, SMBs, staffing firms and RPOs, $195 for the employees of active TAtech Member organizations, and $395 for all others.

Why attend?
To learn more about topics such as, among others, digital transformation and what it looks like in practice, AI for high volume hiring vs. AI for professional hiring, and how to build strong vendor partnerships for better recruiting outcomes.

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January 19 & 20 | Decoding Future HR 2021

Price: Ticket prices vary and start at 400 USD + VAT.

Why attend?
Decoding Future HR 2021 uncovers how organizations, governments and individuals have reacted to a variation of (drastic) changes in operating environments. What has worked? What hasn’t? Listen to HR Directors, Talent Management professionals, HR tech and data experts from companies such as Walmart, Samsung, Schneider Electric and eBay to hear their stories and learn from them.  

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January 25 – 29 | Talent Acquisition Week

Price: Available when you start the registration process.

Why attend?
Talent Acquisition Week offers time for the TA community to come together and share best practices in pivoting and how they can move forward in 2021. As such, TA week brings sourcing, recruiting, and employer branding strategies together to provide you with the most comprehensive learning experience that comes in the form of 3 virtual HR conferences; the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference, the Employer Branding Strategies Conference, and the Talent Sourcing Strategies Summit.  

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January 26 | Future Workforce Asia Live

Price: Free.

Why attend?
For an interesting morning around topics such as ‘Strategising for Business Re-Entry’ and ‘Enhancing One Team Culture Virtually’ from CHRO’s and Chief People Officers at organizations such as the Coca Cola Company and Rakuten.

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Virtual HR Conferences February 2021

February 3 | Use People Analytics to Drive Innovation

Price: 195 USD for a one day virtual conference pass.

Why attend?
Because these days, most business leaders expect HR to come prepared with high-quality data. This virtual conference by the Human Capital Institute is designed to give you the tools you need to integrate multiple sources of data, identify which metrics actually matter, and deliver actionable insights to an audience outside.

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February 17 & 18 | The Next in HR Virtual Summit

Price: Registration prices vary from 49 USD to 199 USD.

Why attend?
To hear from people like Sandra McDowell, founder of the Leadership Academy, or Rocky Ozaki, founder of the Now of Work, and to virtually meet CHROs, VPs, Directors, and other senior-level HR executives. The format of the Summit is discussion-based and all attendees are encouraged and offered ample opportunities to put forward their thoughts, comments, and questions, thereby leading to maximum learning outcomes.

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Next in HR Summit

February 23 – 25 | HR and Future of Work Live

Price: Free.

Why attend?
To network with your global HR community, interact with industry-leading speakers, and access content featuring insights and analysis from subject matter experts and trusted researchers.

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HR and Future of Work Live

Virtual HR Conferences March 2021

March 3 – 5 | HRcoreLab

Price: Free for HR professionals.

Why attend?
To have the possibility of attending three virtual HR conferences combined in one event. The three big themes include Recruitment, HR Agility, and People analytics. HRcoreLab features an excellent selection of world class speakers such as Tom Haak from the HR Trend Institute and Farrah Ekeroth, Employer Brand Lead at EY.

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HRcoreLab Summit

March 8 – 12 | Hacking HR’s 2021 Global Online & Complimentary Conference

Price: Free.

Why attend?
The main theme of Hacking HR’s 2021 conference is Unlocking Your Potential. They’ll share insights, data, stories, experiences, ideas, knowledge, and information with you and provide you with opportunities to learn from the most important global thought leaders. As an added bonus, they’ll build bridges for you to collaborate with people from all over the world.

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March 16 – 19 | Spring HR Tech 2021

Price: Free.

Why attend?
Spring HR Tech has a lot to offer. Think Live Q&A sessions with industry thought leaders and HR and IT professionals, insightful content, and in-depth product demonstrations. What we find particularly interesting, however, is the ‘sophisticated AI-powered peer-to-peer matchmaking; powered by artificial intelligence, you’ll receive suggestions (based on your job roles, interests and conference objectives) on like-minded peers to virtually connect with in 1:1 Video Calls/Online Chats to initiate peer-to-peer knowledge sharing conversations.

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Spring HR Tech

March 25 & 26 | HR Forum 2021

Price: 798 EUR for industry professionals.

Why attend?
To find out all about the latest trends, developments and disrupting technology that is affecting Human Resources departments in 2021. Key topics include AI in HR, how data analytics are transforming HR, automation in HR, and working remotely (the New Normal). We’re particularly interested in their sessions about Building a Digital Employee Experience and Attracting Top Talent in a Virtual World.

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HR Forum 2021

March 25 & 26 | HR of Tomorrow Conference 2021

Price: 199 EUR.

Why attend?
To join a conference where high profile HR experts and decision-makers from Europe and various countries around the world come to share their expertise and meet their peers. Speakers from top companies in Europe cover crucial topics in recruitment and talent management including sourcing, high volume recruiting, and onboarding. The other main topic of the conference is employee engagement.

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HR of Tomorrow

Virtual HR Conferences April 2021

April 19 – 21 | SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2021

Price: Virtual pass for Early Bird Members 995 USD, Non-Members 1310 USD.

Why attend?
To learn innovative talent strategies tailored to the realities of the world of work. 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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April 21 | Build and inclusive culture

Price: 195 USD for a one day virtual conference pass.

Why attend?
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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Virtual HR Conferences May 2021

May 4 – 6 | Gartner Data & Analytics Summit | Americas

Price: Early Bird 975 USD, Standard price 1450 USD, Public-sector price 975 USD.

Why attend?
Because 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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Gartner Data and Analytics Summit

May 11 – 14 | Virtual Employee Engagement Summit

Price: 395 GBP for a single stream licence, 699 GBP for a multi-user licence.

Why attend?
To 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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Virtual employee engagement summit

Virtual HR Conferences June 2021

June 8 & 9 | d&i Leaders Global Forum 2021

Price: 595 GBP + VAT for in-house d&i, recruitment & HR related professionals, 525 + VAT for public sector, non-profit, academic attendees.

Why attend?
Because it’s 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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Virtual HR Conferences July 2021

July 15 | WOWHR Global Conference

Price: 50 – 80 USD for a one day virtual conference pass.

Why attend?
Six global HR speakers and opinion leaders will cover such up-to-date issues as digital transformation, HR & innovation, mental health, digital corporate culture, and technology tools for HR. Join other 500+ attendees at #WGC to get practical guidelines on how to make your organization more sustainable, resilient, and ready for the future.

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July 21 | Redesign Your Employee Experience

Price: 195 USD for a one day virtual conference pass.

Why attend?
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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Virtual HR Conferences August 2021

August 29 – September 1 | ATD21 @Home

Price: Virtual ticket 450 USD for members, 550 USD for non-members.

Why attend?
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 [email protected] 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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Virtual HR Conferences September 2021

September 22 | Engage and Develop Great People Managers

Price: 195 USD for a one day virtual conference pass.

Why attend?
To 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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Virtual HR Conferences November 2021

November 3 | Optimise Your Talent Acquisition Tools and Technology

Price: 195 USD for a one day virtual conference pass.

Why attend?
To 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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November 17 | Develop Your Future Workforce

Price: 195 USD for a one day virtual conference pass.

Why attend?
Because today 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.

Register here.  

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Missed one?

Alright, that’s 23 top virtual HR conferences for 2021 listed. If you think we missed out on one, do let us know in the comments so we can keep updating our list. Otherwise: enjoy the events!

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