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23 of the best HR, employee experience, & internal comms conferences to attend in 2023

Jamie Bell

We can feel a significant shift in workplace culture happening before our very eyes. People operations, internal communications, executive teams…none of us have seen anything like what we’ve experienced in our day-to-day jobs over the course of the last few years. That’s why there’s no better time than now to embrace a spirit of continuing education and advanced learning opportunities from cultural and corporate leaders across the world. If you have the opportunity to travel this year (or simply to register for a large-scale digital event), it’s a good time to step out of our silos and sign up for as many of the following HR and people ops conferences as you can!


Modern Employer Branding
January 26, 2023 | Virtual

The world of work continues to evolve, and the priorities of talented candidates, and current employees, have shifted and evolved. How are your employer brand, talent, and communication strategies changing to adapt to these new expectations? Join this FREE virtual conversation to learn more about what leading companies are doing to attract and retain talented candidates and keep them happy and productive from day one. You will learn how to map out every phase of the modern talent journey and how to maintain the integrity between the candidate and employee experiences.


The State of Human Experience in the Workplace
February 15-16, 2023 | Virtual

This virtual event will focus on the interconnected topics of employee and human experience. It will cover areas such as indicators of today’s employee experience and the impact of those experiences on issues such as performance, retention and engagement. It will also look at how those experiences can be improved and what best practices look like in this area. The research will explore the roles that various HR functions play in shaping the employee experience, from performance management to benefits programs to corporate culture.

February 21-23, 2023 | In-Person (New York City)

This event will showcase how the future of work meets workplace transformation. The two-track program will provide you the opportunity to learn from experts from the Best Places to Work, Fastest Growing Brands & Most Innovative Technologies. This year we will have more interactive discussion groups, lightning talks, an extraordinary exhibit hall experience, new fun and exciting networking opportunities, CE credit hours, and much more!


HR West
March 6-8, 2023 | In-Person (Oakland, CA)

The HR community throughout the West Coast has attended HR West every year in the San Francisco Bay Area to earn recertification credits, network with peers and experts, and create their own experience with a variety of HR topic tracks to choose from. Participants can expect high-caliber session content and solutions to cater toward the unique challenges HR professionals as they face these unprecedented times of the Coronavirus pandemic. Content, including the latest HR trends, techniques, and legislation, will cross national borders reaching HR executives around the world.

X4 Summit
March 7-9, 2023 | In-Person (Salt Lake City)

This three-day summit (headlined this year by Ryan Reynolds!) is focused entirely on employee experience leaders, and is put on by Qualtrics. Join for some incredible keynotes, dozens and dozens of breakout sessions, interactive training, and all the experiences that have traditionally made X4 a practical and inspiring event.

Ultimate Corp Comms: CCOs Driving Results
March 16-17, 2023 | In-Person (Brooklyn)

Over the past three years, corporate communications professionals have elevated the practice of agile, timely, and strategic storytelling. Communications is no longer a function that is designed to respond reactively, but one that is positioned to lead and shape conversations. It is also an arena where mistakes can happen — sometimes very publicly. There are valuable opportunities to learn from these mistakes as much as our successes.

At this year’s conference, we will examine what we’ve learned and answer the questions that are top of mind, including: what will shape our strategies as we go forward? What do we need from our leaders to get the job done? And how will the practice continue to evolve?

Join fellow communicators to hear from leaders of some of the world’s most relevant brands as we explore what comes next for the practice.

Hybrid & Remote Workforce | The Future of Productivity
March 22, 2023 | Virtual

Office space can now be a laptop on the beach or a busy kitchen counter, so it’s not surprising these new work environments are hard to give up. Combined with most remote worker’s reluctance to go back to the office, smart organizations have shifted to flexible work policies and hybrid work models that enable high levels of employee engagement for both remote and hybrid employees. Discover how to balance the important elements of engaging and managing the remote workforce by achieving that sweet spot of high production and connectedness. Register today and discover new ideas and innovative programs to help keep your work at home teams happy and healthy.

Culture First EMEA 
March 22, 2023 | Virtual

We’re gathering as a community to explore the intersection of culture, science, and innovation. Connect with the Culture First Community at this free, one-day virtual experience on March 22. We’ll hear from leading experts and thought leaders on building culture first foundations and discuss our collective vision for the world of work.

Wharton People Analytics Conference
March 29, 2023 | In-Person (Philadelphia)

The Wharton People Analytics Conference will be a mix of speakers, panels, networking opportunities, and more. The event draws attendees from companies experienced in people analytics, as well as those just beginning work in the area. It includes presentations on historical successes, as well as on cutting-edge methodologies.


Create a Culture of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
April 19, 2023 | Virtual

When employees feel respected and included, organizations thrive. Top organizations find that diverse employees working in a fair, equitable, and inclusive cultures perform better, add new dimensions to product development, develop new avenues to acquire new customers, and drive general innovation. Finding ways to eliminate unconsious bias and incorporate inclusive behaviors in team members is the backbone to an inclusive culture. Register today and discover the many ways you can energize a diversified workforce to long term engagement and a positive bottom line.

Employee Engagement Conference
April 19, 2023 | In-Person (London)

Putting the employee at the heart of the organisation and focusing on key issues, challenges and opportunities around engaging our people. Now in its 10th year and Europe’s largest event of its kind, engaged employees are more important to organisations than ever before.

Workhuman Live
April 17-20, 2023 | In-Person (San Diego)

Workhuman Live is the outlier of HR conferences and the kind of positive environment where transformative ideas can have far-reaching influence. It’s a place where like-minded people come to connect, have conversations, contribute ideas, and leave inspired to bring more humanity to their workplaces – and the world.

The event aims to go beyond HR and delve into the data behind gratitude, implementing human rights in the workplace, and other provocative issues around the future of work. It’s about usable, sharable, actionable content – and a village of experts, thought leaders, researchers, professors, executives, activists, authors, up-and-comers, and changemakers who’ll use their knowledge to propel companies where they want to go.

CHRO Summit
April 23, 2023 | Virtual

Where will we be working? How will employees connect? How should managers lead? What will real inclusion look like? What will it take to recruit, engage and retain talent that wants work with meaning? How are we listening to employees? What are we doing with what we’re learning? These are among the questions owhich businesses will need to address in 2023 – and at the heart of each of them is the CHRO as a strategic partner.

In 2023, the Conference Board CHRO Summit returns with its unique “no presentations, all conversations” format, as some of the globe’s most important and most thoughtful CHROs come together to discuss the issues that matter most to them, and to HR leaders everywhere.

Wisdom 2.0
April 27-29, 2023 | In-Person (San Francisco)

Wisdom 2.0 addresses the great challenge of our age: to not only live connected to one another through technology, but to do so in ways that are beneficial to our own well-being, effective in our work, and useful to the world. Through our series of conferences, meet-ups, and workshops, Wisdom 2.0 strives to bring this conversation to the world in an accessible, innovative, and inclusive way.


Change, Transformation, and Organization Design Conference
May 18-19, 2023 | In-Person (New York, NY)

Organizations are facing intense pressure to remain agile and adapt to new priorities, operating models, and trends. The Conference Board’s 2023 Change, Transformation, and Organization Design Conference will explore the latest insights and case studies on developing and implementing strategies, structures, and cultures to drive transformational change in their organizations.

ATD 2023 International Conference & Exposition
May 21-24, 2023 | Virtual and In-Person (San Diego)

Learn from the gamechangers in the talent development industry so you can supercharge your knowledge, capabilities, and results.  Experience a vast variety of professional development opportunities, get hands-on training from world-renowned experts in the field, and network with professionals from the biggest companies in the world, including Amazon, AmerisourceBergen, Apple, AT&T, Exxon Mobil, McKesson, Walmart, UnitedHealth Group, and many more.

ACE 2023
May 31 – June 1, 2023 | In-Person (Austin, TX)

The employee experience is more complex than ever. Creating a sense of belonging can safeguard your organization now, and into the future. Whether you are an HR leader or you provide platform support, join Achievers as they present key networking opportunities, offer professional development credits and listen to diverse thought leaders at this essential two-day event.


IABC World
June 4-7, 2023 | In-Person (Toronto)

The World Conference was designed for today’s communication professionals, to connect with peers from around the globe, hear from industry experts during exceptional sessions and  leave this powerful event with knowledge that is career elevating for you and your organization. World Conference is the premier event for globally minded professionals within  communications.

SHRM Talent Conference & Expo 2023
June 11-14, 2023 | Virtual and In-Person (Las Vegas)

SHRM’s Talent Conference & Expo is the can’t-miss event for all things talent. Join in person or virtually 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.


Ragan’s Workplace Wellness Conference
August 14-16, 2023 | In-Person

Join Ragan and hundreds of your peers at the annual Workplace Wellness Conference, where you’ll be treated to best-in-class content, access to wellness leaders and solutions providers, and have a unique opportunity to connect all the dots in your wellness strategy. Never has the wellbeing of your employees been as critical as now. Be a part of the employee wellness revolution by joining us in August!

August 16-17, 2023 | Virtual and In-Person (Madison, WI)

Our conference is designed for change agents. Individuals who, regardless of role or title, are committed to inspiring positive change within their organizational culture. Our attendees believe in the growth mindset, understanding that cultural challenges, however big or small, are opportunities to challenge assumptions and promote new ideas. We don’t resist change, we encourage it.

At CultureCon 2023, you will learn from industry leading professionals with topics spanning Team Building and Remote Workforce Engagement; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Recruiting for Culture; Mitigating Employee Burnout; Change Management;  Leadership Accountability; and many other subjects.


HR Technology Conference & Exhibition
October 10-13, 2023 | In-Person (Las Vegas, NV)

The workplace has digitally accelerated faster than ever before and vastly changed. New thinking, new processes and new tools in HR are needed. The time to engage in crucial conversations that will help define HR’s “new normal” is here, during HR’s premier multi-day conference.Plan now to join thousands of your peers passionate about HR from around the globe as well as many of the world’s foremost workplace thought leaders. You’ll also be able to explore the latest innovations – all devised to help you make better decisions to drive impactful change in your organization for now and what lies ahead.

30th Human Resource Summit
October 11 – 14, 2023 | In-Person (Lisbon, Portugal)

This is one of the longest-running HR events in the world, bringing together senior HR experts to discuss emerging and relevant topics in the industry. If you’re in senior HR management, the conference is free to attend. (It only costs something to attend if you’re a vendor wanting to promote your product or service.)

October 15-17, 2023 | In-Person (Nashville, TN)

Professional communicators wield incredible power as influencers in their organizations, industries and society. ICON 2023 will showcase the impact of public relations and strategic communications over the past 75 years as well as defining the role of the communicator in the future.


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