5 Conferences for Human Resource Managers in 2018

The Five 2018 Human Resource Management Conferences To Attend

  • SHRM18: Annual Conference And Exposition
  • NHRMA Annual Conference And Tradeshow 2018
  • IHRM International Conference On Human Resource Management 2018
  • IPMA-HR International Training Conference And Expo
  • 2018 Summer Global Human Resource Management Symposium

Human resources conferences are booming in 2018, and it’s no wonder: with the BLS stating that the field is set to grow at nine percent through 2026, these professionals have a lot of work to do in order to continue to be effective in their positions as managers. Here are five of the best conferences for academics and professionals to attend next year.

SHRM18: Annual Conference And Exposition

The Society for Human Resource Management is the host of one of the most popular human resources conferences for professionals. The conference will be held from June 17th to the 20th in Chicago, Illinois; its keynote speaker is listed as Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai. The event will host 200 concurrent sessions that have been divided into six tracks, all of which have to do with human resource management. Networking opportunities, nightly events, and a grand opening of the exposition hall are also listed as must-attend features of the conference.

NHRMA Annual Conference And Tradeshow 2018

The Northwest Human Resource Management Association is holding its 80th Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Tacoma, Washington, from September 5th to the 8th in 2018. The topic is entitled “The Evolution of HR: Reflecting on The Past, Envisioning the Future,” and is considered to be a major event for all human resource management professionals. There are a variety of networking opportunities available at this event; there are also workshops, plenaries, lectures, and a keynote speaker. Along with the festivities is a trade show that showcases some of the best HR vendors and exhibitors in America.

IHRM International Conference On Human Resource Management 2018

The 15th International Conference on Human Resource Management will be held from June 13th to June 15th in Madrid, Spain. As one of the largest and most widely attended human resource conferences for the international community, it has been a biannual event since the 1980s. This is a conference that welcomes both academics, scholars, and professionals; it has a focus on research and development in this particular field. The conference holds workshops, concurrent sessions, a keynote speaker, networking opportunities, and presentations on research that is presented by attendees. It is a prestigious event that aims to expand the HR community on an international level as well as discuss how to put research and advancements into practice.

IPMA-HR International Training Conference And Expo

The International Public Management Association for Human Resources is hosting its 2018 conference and expo from September 22nd to September 26th in Phoenix, Arizona. It is both a conference and a chance for professionals to earn up to seven points as part of their CE credits for IPMA recertification. The conference program notes that educational sessions, workshops, and network opportunities will be the main focus of the event, which has not yet announced its main topic. This conference is open to public sector human resource professionals from all over the world.

2018 Summer Global Human Resource Management Symposium

The University of Riverside is hosting the 2018 Summer Global Human Resource Management Symposium; it is one of the only human resource conferences that has a primary focus on research and development in the human resources field. This conference functions as an academic event that offers both academics and professionals to meet and discuss the newest findings in the field. The symposium, which has not yet set the date or location for the 2018 outing, is currently open to submissions for abstracts and full papers. The symposium will consist of a keynote speaker, a lecture series, workshops and networking opportunities.

Human resources management remains a large part of how business works on a national and global scale. It is imperative that these professionals find and attend events that focus on their positions as HR managers in order for them to advance their understanding of the field in order to be more efficient. Every professional should consider attending at least one of the above five conferences for human resource managers in 2018.