What are the best HR Conferences in Australia?
What are the best HR Conferences in Australia?

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What are the best HR Conferences in Australia?
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06/01/2022
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Are you a networking machine, or an absolute information absorber? In that case HR conferences in Australia must be your best friend! If you are none of these, just a leader in the HR industry, then you should be attending these things anyway. So to make life easy, we have compiled a list of the top 5 HR conferences taking place in Australia.

**Update** Oh wait a minute! 

COVID decimated the live face to face event industry. As a result some event’s haven’t reappeared. In short, only two of the below events have scheduled dates locked in for 2022. We are continually watching to see if the other three reappear, or if other HR event options begin to lock in dates.

1. National HR Summit

When is the National HR summit: 

2019:  26 – 27 March

2020: 11-12 August

2021: Cancelled

2022: 23-24 March

Location

2019: Luna Park Sydney

2020: Virtual (COVID-19)

2022: Luna Park Sydney

Short description:

The National HR Summit is the flagship of a series of HR leadership events held in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland. No matter how you are involved in HR, the National HR Summit has got you covered as it splits into three conference streams including the main expo and a forum specifically for HR directors. The summit also includes an expansive industry expo and a program of free networking opportunities (think mini pies – oh yeah!) and smaller group workshops. 

In conclusion, the National HR Summit provides an event experience that is unique on the HR industry calendar.

2. Aspire HRD Summit

**Update** Aspire HRD was a top event, but it appears their website has lost its security certificate. We are unsure if it will continue in 2022. Will give them a bit of time to reemerge before removing from this page

When is the Aspire HRD summit

2019: March 28 (workshop) + April 2-3 (conference)

2020: Not announced (COVID-19)

Location

2019: The International Convention Centre. Sydney

2020: not announced

2021: Not released (as of 18th March)

Short description

Aspire HRD Summit brings together corporate leaders and HR practitioners to discuss solutions on critical areas of business: HR Transformation, Employee Experience, Disruption & Innovation, Leadership Development and Talent Management. Keynote speakers are from ASX 100 companies, including Atlassian, Unilever, Coca Cola Amatil, Medibank, Microsoft, and more. Therefore, it must be awesome, right?

3. HR Tech Summit 

**update** We can not see evidence that this event continuing in 2022.

When is the HR Tech Summit

2019: 12 September

2020: 9 September

2021: 8 September

Location

2019: The Westin, Sydney

2020: Virtual (COVID-19)

2021: The Fullerton, Sydney

Short description: 

As suggested by the name, this event focuses on technology within the HR industry. It is pretty widely known that technology is going to play an ever increasing role in business, and that will be true for HR departments and workforce management. Technology moves fast, so you need to make sure you keep up with the changes through networking and joining learning from the industry leaders.

4. Gartner ReimagineHR Conference

**update** We can not see evidence that this event continuing in 2022.

When is the HR Tech Summit

2019: 6 – 7 August

2020: Cancelled (COVID-19)

2021: Not released (as of 18th March)

Location

2019: Hilton Sydney Hotel

2020: Cancelled (COVID-19)

Short description

Built on forward-thinking HR research, this conference will give you hands-on, how-to advice on Development and performance, leadership and talent management, recruiting and assessments, diversity and inclusion, talent and learning analytics. As a result, attending a Gartner conference can help spur new ideas, fast-track project strategy and execution, and advance your professional skills.

5. HR Innovation & Tech Fest

Date

2019: 18 – 19 November

2020: 9-10 December

2021: Cancelled

2022: 8-9 November 2022

Location

2019: ICC Sydney

2020: ICC Sydney

2022: ICC Sydney

Short description

HR Innovation & Tech Fest is Australia’s most exciting and progressive gathering of HR leaders, difference-makers and disruptors with focus on talent, technology and ideas transforming the future of work. This event includes days of learning and innovation on HR Tech, L&D, Digital Transformation, Talent, Recruitment, Diversity & Inclusion, Wellbeing and Engagement.

Why should you attend HR conferences in Australia?

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know! 

The number one reason to attend conferences is to immerse yourself in the HR industry. What could possibly be more thought provoking than being amongst thought leaders, technology leaders and near a constant stream of black coffee?

So the question should be less ‘should I attend HR conferences’ and more ‘which one should I go to?’ There are hundreds of HR conferences organised each and every year around the world. Even within Australia, there are too many for even the most motivated networkers to attend them all. The team here at Worknice think the 5 HR conferences above are the largest and most popular among them all.  

Attending these HR conferences is an incredibly fun way to learn about the latest HR industry insights and hear from HR thought leaders. So what are you waiting for? Pick a few of these HR conferences and book your ticket right away! 🙂

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