Our Picks for Some of the Top HR Conferences of 2020

Our Picks for Some of the Top HR Conferences of 2020

December 24, 2019 | Rob Catalano

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2020 HR Conferences

Conferences and trade shows are a great way to connect with our community, learn more about what is trending in the market, and develop relationships that help us achieve our passion to improve (work) lives.

As we gear up for Canada’s largest HR conference and the first big conference of 2020, HRPA, we thought we would put together a list of some of the best conferences across the country.

HRPA The HRPA Annual Conference & Trade Show brings together the people and companies redefining human resources to offer the industry’s boldest and brightest ideas, innovations, solutions, tools, resources and best practices. Featuring 8 world-renowned keynote speakers, 75+ HR professional development sessions, tons of networking opportunities, and over 250 exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge HR products and services, the HRPA2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show is Canada’s most influential event for HR leaders & professionals who want to stay ahead of the curve. Over 4500 expected in attendance.

The Conference Board of Canada Corporate Cultures – Great workplace cultures don’t happen by accident—they are designed! Informed and innovative leadership is key to shaping a strong, vibrant workplace culture that supports all employees. Over 200 participants expected in attendance.

INFONEXPeople Analytics & Data-Driven HR – March 24-25 in Toronto, learn How to Take Advantage of Your Data to Improve HR Decision Making! From Solid Foundations to Powerful Prediction.

Retail Council of CanadaRetail Human Resources Conference will inspire and educate attendees with contemporary strategies for creating a vibrant retail workplace culture. Designed by retailers, for retailers, this event will cover topics such as recruiting, health & safety, communication strategies, diversity & inclusion, talent management, learning & development, employee wellness, corporate relations and customer experience. March 24th at the Toronto Congress Center, South Building.

M-MediaVault: Future of Work is a ground-breaking exclusive conference of content and collaboration that connects the fragmented ecosystem to drive meaningful discussion and debate on how best to accelerate the future workforce. This one day event on March 25th in Toronto is packed with engaging, thought-provoking and quality content. Since inception, we have cut through the hype and challenged the critics to educate, upskill and drive long-term thinking on the strategic strategies, technologies and importance of the human touch for our Future Workplace.

HRDHR Leaders Summit (West) – Join your peers on April 2, 2020 at the Vancouver Convention Center for a packed line-up of exclusive insights and HR training to lead you through the new world of work and the chance to connect with the very best HR leaders. Get the HR management insights you need by attending our one-day event providing impressive content on topical issues for senior HR leaders and the wider HR team. Our timely program was researched and developed with direct input from industry experts and is focused on the overarching theme of the future of HR leadership and navigating through periods of change.

We will dive into:

  • The Future of HR Leadership
  • Developing Better Leaders & Retaining Top Talent
  • Change Employee Behavior & Create Employee Engagement Strategies
  • Driving Effective Transformation through Better Change Management
  • Managing Your Unique Culture Through Periods of Change
2020 HR Conferences


The Strategy Institute Employee Experience Summit – The modern workplace has transformed. Leading organizations now understand business success requires more than employee engagement and are focusing on creating a holistic employee experience. Over 125 participants expected.

CPHR BC/YT The 58th annual HR Conference & Expo is Western Canada’s largest human resources focused event. Come learn more about the UPSIDE of your organization’s greatest resource: PEOPLE. Explore how investing in a well-managed, skilled and invigorated workforce can provide significant returns. Over 1200 participants expected.

HRD – HR Tech – Get the whole picture of the HR technology market. Learn more about the world’s leading, largest and independent conference for HR and IT professionals. Between 500 to 600 expected participants.

CPHR AlbertaConference: Vision 2020 – HR is growing and changing, and so is our conference. Our biggest annual professional development event has a fresh look and new date. CPHR Alberta wants HR professionals to stay ahead of the changing world of work. At Vision 2020, we will connect Alberta’s HR community in a forward-thinking environment, provide a space where they can share ideas, and inspire them to excel in their HR journeys. Between 400 to 500 expected participants.

HRDHR Leaders Summit (East) – Get the HR management insights you need across two separate tailored content streams. The executive stream offers HR training on high-level C-suite topics for CHROs and HR decision makers, while the main conference stream provides expert insight and HR training on topical issues for HR leaders and the wider HR team. Discover how to manage your unique culture through periods of change as a HR leader, boost your employee engagement and navigate digital disruption in HR. Over 250 expected participants.

The Strategy InstitutePeople Analytics – People analytics is no longer new, and it’s your duty to leverage the power of analytics to drive better business outcomes, increase productivity, enhance employee engagement and optimize talent management. Whether you’re beginning your people analytics journey, or you’re at a more advanced implementation stage, take away new strategies to:

  • Use predictive analytics to enhance employee experience
  • Leverage AI and ML as part of your hiring program
  • Take your social listening to the next level with sentiment analysis
  • Adopt learning analytics to transform your L&D
  • Identify metrics to benchmark and improve your processes
  • Improve ROI in workforce analytics and gain organizational buy-in

Attend the only HR event to embrace cross-industry people analytics HR knowledge-sharing. Over 125 expected participants.

Rob Catalano

Rob Catalano

Rob Catalano is WorkTango’s Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer. Rob has spent the last 17 years building HR Technology companies.