Attending a recruiting or HR conference can be a valuable networking opportunity in addition to providing information about new and trending recruiting strategies and best practices in recruiting. Here is a list of 11 of the best recruiting and HR conferences for 2017. 1. i4cp Conference – March 20-23, Scottsdale, Arizona This conference looks at current HR best practices and trends for forward-looking HR professionals interested in what the future might bring. The speakers, panels and workshops this conference draws are all top-notch, and Arizona is a great destination in March if you are from the northern part of the country where winter might still be dragging you down. 2. ERE Recruiting Conference – April 18-20, San Diego, California This conference focuses on talent acquisition leaders managing teams and overseeing recruiting functions, and includes the same kind of top-notch content that can be found on the ERE Media website every day. 3. HRMA Trade Show – April 26-27, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Exhibit booths are already sold out for this show, which is western Canada’s largest HR trade show. This trade show also features celebrity meet and greets, book signings, and massages. 4. Viseo Talent Summit – May 10, Boston, Massachusetts The Viseo Talent Summit convenes the technology industry’s best and brightest heads of talent/recruitment, CEOs and VC & PE investors at the heart of today’s emerging enterprises. If you can’t make the Boston event, don’t fret – Viseo is hosting a second event October 18 in New York. 5. RecruitCon – May 11-12, Las Vegas, Nevada This conference topped our list last year, with its emphasis on talent acquisition and the thought leaders that can take your recruiting to the next level. Tech Talks with successful industry recruiters will team with skill-building workshops to make for an unforgettable two days. eBook: How to Attract Top Talent Using Inbound Recruiting – Find out how to harness the power of an inbound recruiting strategy in order to attract, hire, and retain top talent. 6. Indeed Interactive – May 15-17, Austin, Texas A group of the foremost experts in job searching, hiring and recruiting managers from some of the biggest companies around will discuss trends as well as technologies that can help solve today’s hiring challenges. 7. ATD International Conference – May 21-24, Atlanta, Georgia This conference boasts over 10,000 attendees and over 300 sessions and workshops that cover every aspect of the HR industry with the help of prominent leaders in the field. The conference focuses on company and individual professional development. 8. SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition – June 18-21, New Orleans, Louisiana One of the biggest conferences of its kind, this event by one of the most prominent HR certification organizations will have the latest and greatest information about strategies, employment law, and global talent acquisition. 9. LinkedIn Talent Connect – October 3-5, Nashville, Tennessee This conference is a top networking event for North American recruiting professionals and features top speakers discussing topics like social recruiting and talent acquisition, recruiting passive candidates online, and much more. eBook: Using Social Media for Executive Search – Learn how to leverage social media in your executive search process more effectively. 10. HRSouthwest – October 1-4, Forth Worth, Texas Back for its 76th year, the HRSouthwest conference provides more than 100 educational sessions from thought-leading speakers, an abundance of networking opportunities, and an exciting marketplace of more than 200 HR solutions and services. 11. HR Techfest – November 27-29, Melbourne, Australia Focused on the technology side of HR and how the industry is shifting to adapt to the transformation taking place, this conference will dive into themes like getting users to adopt new HR technologies and aligning your HR functions with the wider business, among many others. Whether you will be attending one or more of these excellent conferences this year, you can still take advantage of cutting edge talent management technology with ThriveTRM. Discover our solutions for VC / PE firms today.