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Recruiter Top 10: HR and Recruiting Conferences to Look Forward to in 2017

Recruiter Top 10: HR and Recruiting Conferences to Look Forward to in 2017
From Recruiter - December 23, 2016

1. HR Technology Conference and Expo

Where: Las Vegas

When: October 10-13, 2017

Why: You probably dont need us to tell you that HR Tech is one of the biggest names in the HR and recruiting conference space. Celebrating its 20th anniversary next year, this event never fails to bring the biggest and brightest stars in the industry together to talk about whats changing in the world of HR and recruitingand how you can keep up. Plus, the conferences accompanying expo is the largest HR technology expo in the world.

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2. SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition

Where: New Orleans

When: June 18-21, 2017

Why: Like HR Tech, SHRMs annual conference pretty much speaks for itself.

In case you need a little more convincing, SHRMs conference attracts high praise from industry experts. For example, heres what iCIMS Chief Marketing Officer Susan Vitale has to say about the matter: HR Tech and SHRM Annual are two conferences that I personally look forward to each year. Industry leaders from across the country attend to learn, innovate, and explore new tools and technologies. I spend a lot of time at these shows meeting with industry analysts and press contacts and attending learning sessions from respected thought leaders.

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3. TAtech Spring and Fall Industry Congresses

Spring: April 22-23, 2017, in Chicago

Fall: September 27-29, 2017, in Denver

Why: TAtech: The Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions is the foremost trade association for organizations that traffic in recruiting technologies. Unsurprisingly, TAtechs twice-annual industry congresses are the only HR/recruiting conferences conducted by and for talent acquisition technology companies. If you work in the talent acquisition technology space in any capacity, you cant afford to miss TAtechs events.

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4. NAPS 2017 Conference

Where: Denver

When: September 21-22, 2017

Why: The National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS) is a 50-year-old professional association dedicated to promoting, representing, and advocating for the staffing, search, and recruiting industry. Attendees of past conferences have praised the events energy level, collective expertise, formal and informal educational opportunities, and growth mindset. All in all, one gets the sense that a NAPS conference isnt about staring slack-jawed at a parade of speakers; rather, its about building meaningful relationships with likeminded professionals.

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5. Recruiting Trends Conference

Where: West Palm Beach, Florida

When: November 29December 1, 2017

Why: While the Recruiting Trends programming schedule for 2017 is currently under construction, highlights from 2016 include: The Art of Connecting: Recruit Like an FBI Agent, the Original Social Engineers; Building Effective Hiring Manager Relationships; Beyond the ATS: The Red Carpet Candidate Experience; and Exploring Beyond the Google/Bing Search Engine Galaxy. Theres good reason to expect that next years iteration will be just as exciting, so go ahead and register.

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6. LinkedIn Talent Connect

Where: TBA

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