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The best HR, employee experience, & internal comms conferences to attend in 2024

Jamie Bell

In-person events are back, and we couldn’t be happier! 2024 is shaping up to be a year of reconnection and revitalization for internal communicators! As the new year approaches, there is already a fantastic lineup of events to look forward to. Here are some of the in-person and digital events that are happening this year that will keep internal communicators, HR professionals, and people ops inspired and connected in the dynamic realm of corporate communication.

Are we missing any from our list? Which HR, employee experience, or internal comms conferences are you attending this year? Let us know, and we’ll add them to our list! The best way to have a conversation with Workshop is to join the Happy Monday Club.

JANUARY

Ragan Employee Communications 101

January 25, 2024 | Virtual 

It’s more important than ever before to foster a thriving and productive employee culture — and it’s the responsibility of internal communicators everywhere to make it happen. Join Ragan on January 25, 2024, for a fast-paced virtual conference designed to guide you and your team through the tactics and strategies you’ll need to know to effectively communicate with internal stakeholders. Experts will discuss techniques for optimizing intranets and newsletters, elevating thought leadership, building employee pulse surveys, and much more.

 

ALI 11th Annual Strategic Internal Communications – West

January 30-February 1, 2024 | San Fransisco

This 3-day conference is a great place to connect with peers, explore challenges, and discover tactical solutions for adapting to the changing internal communication landscape in preparation for 2024. Learn to identify new channels and technologies for personalized employee experiences, develop strategies for engaging dispersed workforces, integrate change management concepts, create clear communication strategies, champion diversity and inclusion, nurture organizational culture, and maintain transparent, consistent messaging to build honest relationships.

APRIL

Ragan Employee Communications and Culture Conference 

April 16-18, 2024 | Chicago 

Join Ragan on April 16–18 in the heart of Chicago for Ragan’s Employee Communications & Culture Conference and come away with practical and innovative ideas to implement back in the office — or in home offices and hybrid workplaces. You’ll walk away with the tools you need to supersize your strategies, level up your learnings and elevate your comms, while forging connections and sharing knowledge with industry peers and informed colleagues.

Workshop will be there! Come and see us, and watch out for our Spotlight session 🙂 Keep up with our events page for more.

MAY

Engage Employee – Employee Engagement Summit

May 1, 2024 | London 

Now in its 11th year, the Employee Engagement Summit will be looking at how engaged employees are more important to organizations than ever before. The 2024 event promises case studies, live interviews, and panel discussions that showcase the importance of high-impact, purpose-driven employee engagement strategies through a lens that focuses on how organizational culture, collaboration, wellbeing, and leadership buy-in are the key to breeding high-performing, engaged teams.

Workshop will be there! Come and see us as we cross the pond! Keep up with our events page for more.

UNLEASH America

May 7-9, 2024 | Las Vegas

UNLEASH America is the International Festival of HR, where the world’s HR Leaders come to do business, discover inspirational stories and the know-how needed to change the way organizations think about HR and innovation.

 

simplyIC – specifICally comms

May 20-21, 2024 | London | In-person

Discover internal communication and digital workplace expertise at simplyIC! Set against the backdrop of St. Paul’s, etc. venues, this two-day event offers an invaluable platform to access best practices, real-world case studies, and ample networking opportunities. With three distinct programs available throughout the event, attendees can tailor their experience however they want! Immerse yourself in industry insights and advice from thought leaders, stay up-to-date on the latest technological advancements to enhance the employee experience, and more!

JUNE

Future of Work Conference (USA)

June 3-4, 2024 | New York 

The Future of Work USA Event launched in 2019 with the core mission to focus on the latest trends & strategies within the Future of Work landscape including: the role of the HR and People function, Talent Management, Workforce Planning, Frontline Workers, Workplace Transformation, HR Technology, Culture, DEI, Employee Engagement, Digital Workplace, Learning & Development and Office Space & Design. Don’t miss this annual event in New York in June! 

Workshop will be there! Come and see us, and keep up with our events page for more.

CIPD Festival of Work

June 12-13, 2024 | London

The Festival is a place to explore the single most important question for any organization – how can you create an environment which enables your people to work better, and which works better for your people? This two day conference explores the future of work and how to create action plans to make that a reality for your organization.

 

Institute of Internal Communication Festival

June 12-13, 2024 | Hertfordshire, UK

Take advantage of the IoIC Festival 2024, where internal communication professionals come together to connect, inspire, and learn. On June 12 and 13, join us in the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside at Tewinbury near Welwyn Garden City. For the fourth year, customize your experience with leading-edge thinkers, insightful sessions, and opportunities for interactive problem-solving and networking.

 

Employee Experience Summit

June 19-20, 2024 | Toronto + Virtual

Join the 7th Annual Employee Experience Summit in Toronto 2024, featuring top Canadian HR experts. Prioritize employee well-being, combat burnout, and promote inclusivity while learning from 40+ HR executives. Network with leading Canadian businesses like RBC, Top Hat, and Aurora Cannabis. This in-person event includes interactive sessions, breakout learning, and virtual streaming for broader reach and engagement.

 

IABC World Conference 

June 23-26, 2024 | Chicago 

The International Association of Business Communicators World Conference is your opportunity to connect with communication professionals 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 for your organization! The 2024 World Conference will take place in Chicago in June! 

 

Internal Communications Summit

June 30-July 2, 2024 | Berlin

The Internal Communications Summit brings together top decision makers, influencers and thought leaders in internal communications from the leading companies and organizations to discuss the latest trends and challenges in employee communications in the new world of work. This event will help you find ways to better align your internal communications with business goals and stay ahead of the curve. Meet with like-minded people in Berlin and discuss your current challenges, find solutions and listen to the know-how of leading opinion leaders. Benefit from benchmarking your projects and find answers to your most pressing challenges.

JULY

ALI 11th Annual Strategic Internal Communications – East

July 16-18, 2024 | Boston

The 10th Annual Strategic Internal Communications East Conference provides an opportunity for global communication experts and professionals to explore the latest trends and best practices in internal communications. Through peer case studies, panel discussions, and interactive workshops, you’ll uncover insights on creating engaging employee programs, harnessing technology for improved internal communication, and conquering common communication hurdles.

Workshop will be there! Come and see us, and keep up with our in-person and digital events for more.

AUGUST

Ragan Employee Experience Conference

August

Details coming soon. 

 

OCTOBER

Engage Employee – The Future of Work 

October 9, 2024 | London 

The Future of Work conference will reimagine the workforce and workplace of the future through various meetings, case study presentations, roundtable sessions, and more. This conference aims to blend the importance of technology alongside workplace communication, collaboration, and culture.

 

Ragan Internal Communications Conference

October 16-18, 2024 | Seattle 

Details coming soon.

 

UNLEASH World

October 16-17, 2024 | Paris

UNLEASH World is an influential HR Conference and Exhibition and showcases the next wave of breakthrough technologies and the global innovators shaping the future of work. The event will feature a main stage alongside an extensive variety of breakout stages and general sessions, allowing all to explore what’s next in the world of HR, learning, recruitment, and technology – bringing diverse topics and people together!

 

CommsReboot

October 19 | London 

Experience something different at Comms Reboot, a full-day communications event like no other. As an ‘unconference,’ it breaks free from traditional constraints, letting you shape the agenda with free-flowing, dynamic discussions. Dive into breakout sessions and engaging dialogues led by seasoned global communication experts. Connect with a diverse community from various organizations, tapping into their collective wisdom and experience.

NOVEMBER

Ragan Future of Communications Conference

November 13-15, 2024 | Austin, TX

Details coming soon.

 


If you need a place to organize all of your upcoming events, this sample internal comms editorial calendar is a great place to start! (Plus, we’ve included a list of monthly holidays, observances, and tips & tricks to help you come up with content that is relevant to your work or just fun ways to engage your team.) Grab your copy here!

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