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Top 10 Must Attend Conferences This Year

It’s beginning to look a lot like… conference season! Whether you’re a top-level exec or an entry-level associate, conferences are important in furthering your career. Not only do you have the ability to network and make professional contacts, but you also learn and take away valuable information that you can apply to your career. Have you been struggling to find the best conferences for you? Here we have listed the 10 must attend conferences this year, including HR, marketing and leadership. See them for yourself:

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For the HR Gurus

1. ERE Recruiting Conference (Spring) | April 18 – April 20 

must attend conferences

Are you looking to learn what’s new and what’s next for the world of recruiting? This is the perfect conference for you! More than 900 recruiting professionals attend this conference (and the fall session) each year.

Location: San Diego, CA
Hashtag: #ERE17

“I keep coming back to ERE because it’s the place where I learn the most about what’s going on in Talent Acquisition. I love the opportunity to learn from people who are just as into this awesome little career of ours as I am.” – Paul Miller, Talent Acquisition Manager, Goodwill of North Georgia

2. HRO Today Forum | May 1 – May 3

must attend conferences

The workforce is ever changing and it’s important for HR execs to keep up. At this year’s HRO Forum, you will be able to examine how HR execs can drive corporate strategy. Engage in networking sessions and best practices sharing with some of the most influential HR professionals in the world.

Location: Chicago, IL
Hashtag: #HROToday

3. SHRM 17 Annual Conference and Exposition | June 18 – June 21


We couldn’t list conferences for HR folks without listing SHRM! This conference attracts over 15,000 attendees and is an unparalleled opportunity for you to present your business face-to-face at an event focused on providing solutions to HR leaders.

Location: New Orleans, LA
Hashtag: #SHRM17

4. TATech Spring & Fall Congress | April 22 – April 23 & September 27 – September 29

must attend conferences

TATech Congress offers an intimate setting for thought leadership and collaboration among job board owners and operators and executives, managers and senior professionals in the talent acquisition solutions industry.

Location: Chicago, IL & Denver, CO
Hashtag: #TATechChicago & #TATechDenver

For the Marketing Wizards

5. Mozcon | July 17 – July 19

must attend conferences

Mozcon, hosted by Moz, has all of the events and speakers needed to take your marketing expertise to the next level. Networking, actionable advice and all the snacks you could want… what isn’t to be excited about?

Location: Seattle, WA
Hashtag: #Mozcon

“Attending my first MozCon literally changed everything about the way I did marketing. Since then, it’s been the industry event I look forward to most every single year.” Mike Arnesen, Founder & CEE, UpBuild

6. Inbound 2017 | September 25 – September 28

must attend conference

Inbound, hosted by Hubspot, is an exciting events crammed with tons of inbound marketing information. Plus, last year they had Alec Baldwin as a keynote speaker… need we say more?

Location: Boston, MA
Hashtag: #Inbound17

7. MarketingProfs B2B Marketing Forum | October 3 – October 6

must attend conferences

B2B marketers, this is your event. Every year, hundreds of the smartest, most innovative marketers gather at this conference to learn and share their secrets to success.

Location: Boston, MA
Hashtag: #mpb2b

For Department Heads & Leaders

8. Leadercast | May 5

must attend conferences

Become a leader that people want to follow at this year’s Leadercast conference. This conference helps business leaders and entrepreneurs reach the next level of leadership in their industry.

Location: Atlanta, GA
Hashtag: #Leadercast

 9. Live 2 Lead | October 6

must attend conferences

This half-day leadership event features some of the biggest influencers and leaders in business leadership. Hosted by Richard Mobley, it’s sure to be an event that won’t disappoint.

Location: Birmingham, AL
Hashtag: #Live2Lead

10. Strategic Growth Forum | November 15 – November 19

must attend conferences

This is a prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. Join them to explore how human ingenuity transforms opportunity into growth.

Location: Palm Springs, CA
Hashtag: #SGFUS

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