Top recruiting conferences to check out in 2020

Published on 12/6/2019 by Heidi Green


With the holiday season upon us and a to-do list longer than Santa’s “nice” list, it might be hard to think too far ahead into 2020 yet.

But, now’s the PERFECT time to start mapping out your calendar for recruiting conferences in the New Year. This is especially true if you’re in a part of the country that is cold and snowy. ❄️ What better way to forget about cold weather than to plan a few days in a fun (and WARM) locale? 

In all seriousness, recruiting conferences have come a long way in recent years. These events are packed full of networking, learning, and tremendous speakers. But researching which events fit your calendar, budget, and goals for the year can be a bit time-consuming. 

To help you save time and start planning, here’s our list of top recruiting conferences to check out early next year:

January - February

Social Recruiting Strategies Conference

January 28 - 30, San Francisco

By now, we all feel pretty comfortable on social media platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn, right? Well, those platforms are constantly evolving, and new platforms are emerging, seemingly every day. These changes are having a tremendous impact on social recruiting. Join industry leaders and experts in San Francisco in January to see what's working now, learn about what’s most important on social these days, and how you can effectively find, attract and engage talent on key platforms. 

Recruitment Agency Expo

February 4 - 5, London, England

Why not think big if you’re planning on traveling to a conference in 2020? Head to London! Geared toward staffing firms, in particular, this event across the pond will tackle the biggest questions facing the staffing industry.

Hiring Success

February 11 - 12, San Francisco

San Francisco seems like the place to be this winter! Hiring Success has an agenda filled with sessions designed to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing recruiters today, including diversity, candidate loyalty and more.

March - April

SIA Executive Forum

March 9 - 12, Miami Beach

Another event for the staffing industry -- specifically, staffing leaders -- Executive Forum heads to Miami Beach this year, right around the time you might be REALLY tired of winter! This is the premiere spring event for staffing industry executives, with breakout sessions and speakers designed specifically for the challenges and goals of staffing leaders. 

SourceCon Spring

March 23 - 25, Seattle

SourceCon wants attendees to leave with actionable advice they can put to work in their recruiting efforts. Their agenda is packed with very granular topics that are generating a lot of discussion and buzz in recruiting. If you’re up for a trip to the Pacific Northwest this spring, SourceCon may deliver just what you need!

ERE Recruiting Conference

April 15 - 17, San Diego

Who doesn’t love San Diego? ERE encourages speakers and attendees across talent acquisition to share stories and strategies. Speakers are chosen not by what they’re trying to promote, but by the RESULTS they’ve achieved. Come ready to learn (and enjoy the beach!); leave with tangible ideas and plans.

May - June

Indeed Interactive

May 11 - 13, Austin, Texas

Austin is a popular location in 2020! With their event, Indeed hopes to “build a better world of work,” by bringing together speakers and industry peers (along with -- their words, not mine -- “really, really good food”!) in Austin. Sessions and keynotes will be devoted to addressing the challenges presented by a rapidly-changing recruiting landscape.

SourceCon Europe

May 14 - 15, Lisbon, Portugal

Itching to do some international travel? The challenges we’re facing here in the U.S. are shared worldwide, and SourceCon Europe brings together some of Europe’s top recruiting minds to tackle those challenges. Learn what’s working across the world while taking in the beautiful city of Lisbon!

What’s your biggest recruiting goal for 2020?

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