The Top 5 HR Technology Conferences and Expos to Put on Your Calendar for 2018

By Marianne Chrisos - Published on December 29, 2017
List of HR Technology Conferences and Expos 2018

Human resource conferences and expositions have the dual benefits of helping HR professionals stay up to date on current and future HR trends, as well as network with other HR experts and professionals in the same industries and in other industries. In 2018, several dozen HR technology related conferences are taking place throughout the world. These upcoming HR tech conferences will help you to better understand the tools, technologies, and resources that can help your business succeed in the new year.


The Society for Human Resource Management is one of the most well-known HR societies. This organization offers resources and tools for every level of HR management and assists HR professionals in thinking and learning about the most pressing HR problems and issues. The SHRM conference takes place in Chicago, Illinois from June 17-20, 2018. It will feature two best-selling authors as keynote speakers, Adam Grant and Malala Yousafzai. In addition to an exposition floor, they will host over 200 sessions across three days in the areas of business, HR strategy, HR compliance, global HR, professional development, talent /management, and total rewards. One session is titled “The New Dimensions of Work: Are You Prepared?” and it will focus on how technology, social media, and science are changing things /for both employees and businesses.  

HR Tech Conference

The HR Tech Conference takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 11-14, 2018. The many sessions will focus on how HR professionals can utilize all of the technology that is available to them, including the latest trends such as artificial intelligence, chatbots, the cloud, mobile, and gamification, plus more traditional technologies. The exposition floor will be filled with HR software vendors, industry experts, and consultant groups that will help provide working HR professionals at any level with the information they need to succeed in 2018.  

HR TechXpo 2018

This San Francisco-based conference is a one-day event that occurs on August 28, 2018. This conference features some of the best technology companies, showcasing their technology solutions for human resources. Their innovative panels feature upcoming HR technology trends and demonstrate a wide array of products that aim to help meet the HR needs of companies big and small.  


Another must-attend HR tech conference in 2018 is the Unleash Conference and Expo. This HR technology conference takes place in London in March from the 20-21. This event will highlight the ability technology has to unlock the potential of both people and businesses. This conference will feature over a dozen speakers, all of whom are experts in their fields, including founders and CEOs of successful businesses, economists, consultants, and product specialists. One unique feature of this conference is the Startup Zone that will allow startup companies to pitch their ideas to fellow entrepreneurs for feedback.  

HR Innovation and Tech Fest

Another global 2018 HR technology-focused conference will be taking place in Sydney, Australia in November of 2018. The tagline for the HR Innovation and Tech Fest is “celebrating the talent, technology, and ideas that are transforming the future of work” and it aims to bring in thought leaders and experts that draw in repeat attendees year after year. As updated technologies emerge, this conference keeps HR groups informed and connected to the ways technology is improving and innovating the complete HR experience for both employees and employers.  

This is just a few of the great HR technology conferences happening throughout 2018. Each presents a great opportunity to enhance your learning and grow your network. 


Marianne Chrisos

Marianne Chrisos | Born in Salem, Massachusetts, growing up outside of Chicago, Illinois, and currently living near Dallas, Texas, Marianne is a content writer at a company near Dallas and contributing writer around the internet. She earned her master's degree in Writing and Publishing from DePaul University in Chicago and has worked in publishing, advertising, digital marketing, and content strategy.

Marianne Chrisos

Marianne Chrisos | Born in Salem, Massachusetts, growing up outside of Chicago, Illinois, and currently living near Dallas, Texas, Marianne is a content writer at a c...

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