Top HR Conferences 2020
No matter how much we switch to workflow automation, people will always be the main resource. Only their responsibilities change. If earlier it was physical labor, today we are gradually turning to intellectual labor, which consists in managing personnel and projects, selecting ideas and, of course, the configuration of machines that perform all the "dirty work".
The question arises: how to choose the right staff? Where to find the right people for the company? The most important thing is how to work with current employees?
All this can be known in several ways. One of them is own tries and errors. But in our time, it brings much more losses, since each mistake costs much more than before. The second is training. And one of the most effective teaching methods is attending conferences.
Another question arises: which conference will be most useful? If you just google the list of HR conferences, you will only know the time and place of hundreds of events. We selected the best of them.
Symposia, summits and forums, as a phenomenon, have been popular for a very long time. But before, the emphasis was on economic, health and other similar events. Today, many new directions have been developed, one of which is HR conferences. Why did they get such a demand?
50 years ago, recommendations and a simple interview with a person were enough for employment. If this was a leadership position, then the selection was carried out more carefully. But there were not so many specialists. The approaches to the organization of work were also very different and quite primitive, therefore, the questions regarding personnel management were arising rarely.
Today, people quickly assimilate almost any skill. Because there are thousands of specialists (unless of course we are talking about a too narrow niche, such as neurosurgery). In addition, the employees themselves are more demanding. Therefore, it is necessary to constantly change and improve the organization of work processes.
HR conferences are aimed at teaching leaders how to properly organize their team. After all, the productivity of the IT-company or another one directly depends on it.
Site: HR Strategy & Innovation Summit
Place: The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Date: 19-21 February, 2020
Cost: by invitation only
One of the features is a tete-a-tete meeting with leading heads of HR departments, which will provide rich experience in creating new HR strategies.
How to attend? Leave a request on the site. If you are suitable as a candidate for such an event, you will recieve a letter of invitation.
The full list of speakers is unknown, as this is a private event. But to fuel interest, the company revealed several cards. So, you can hear Pat Teague (HR Director at USAA), Kate Terrell (HR Director at Driscolls, Inc.) and Matthew Owenbay (HR Director at Aflac, Inc).
Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Date: 18-19 March, 2020
Compared to the previous summit, HRD is a completely open event, therefore full information is available. Among the 45 speakers were such personalities as Alana Karen (senior HR director of Google), Andrew Saidi (vice president of talent search at Schneider Electric), Bradford Wilkins (executive HR director at Altisource) and Kharsha Jalihal (vice president of HR department in Unilever).
Place: The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Date: 23-25 March, 2020
Cost: 1295$, on the last day – 1495$
The slogan of the upcoming conference is “The place where the future of the company begins”.
Once you get to this conference, you will have the opportunity to hear speeches by Diane Adams (Executive Director of Culture at Sprinklr), Mala Singh (Executive HR Director at EA), John Foster (CPO at TrueCar) and Tom Lee (CEO at Galileo).
Place: San Diego, California, USA
Date: 15-17 April, 2020
Cost: 1276$ (for a team of 10 people) – 1595$ (ticket for one person)
Among the many speakers, names include Sharon Dodson (Choctaw Nation Workforce Development Manager), Jeoff Grinn (Foot Locker Vice President), and Jason Pitstulka (HCA Healthcare Talent Search AVP).
Site: 14th HR Minds L&D Forum
Место: Budapest, Hungary
Date: 20-21 February, 2020
Cost: to clarify the price and get a full schedule, you need to leave contact details
This time, the organizers attracted speakers such as Stefan Münch (vice president of L&D at Deutsche Post DHL), Andrey Borchik (HR director at Grupa Żywiec/Heineken), Dr. Stefan Toifl (head of the UniCredit Academy) and Marian Lakatos (HR director at Kia Motors).
Place: Lone Hotel, Rovinj, Croatia
Date: 19-20 March, 2020
Cost: 526 €
This year's speakers included such people as Ranko Rayovich (author of the NTC training program), Johan Drisens (owner of Branded.Careers, Djobby.com), and Dave Ulrich (professor at Ross School and the University of Michigan).
Place: Hotel Palace, Berlin, Germany
Date: 3-4 June, 2020
Cost: €2,399 (for solution providers) и €1,299 (for practitioners)
Speakers included: Steve Evison (Ford HR Director), Jan Karel Sindorff (Director of Talent Search at ING), Reinhard Nissl (HR Director at Microsoft Europe) and Dr. Wolfgang Fassnacht (Director of Talent Search at SAP).
Place: London, Great Britain
Date: 15 September, 2020
Before the conference still more than six months, that’s why now the organizers do not reveal all the cards and keep the list of speakers in secret. But it is safe to say that here you can meet market leaders and gain the most valuable HR experience.
Place: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Date: 19-21 April, 2020
Cost: 2395-3490$ until February 14, 2695-3790$ after February 14
Speakers this year will include Matthew Owenbai (Aflac Senior Vice President), Bechara Choucair (CCHO at Kaiser Permanente) and Karla Harris (Morgan Stanley Vice Chair.