Recruitment Marketing

The Complete List of 2021 Recruiting and Recruitment Marketing Conferences

Complete List of 2021 Recruiting and Recruitment Marketing Conferences
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Written by Lori Sylvia

Conferences are a great way to learn new strategies, demo new technologies and form new connections across the community. Explore this list of 2021 virtual conferences and events in talent acquisition, recruiting, Recruitment Marketing and employer branding.

The Complete List of 2021 Recruiting and Recruitment Marketing Conferences
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2021 brings an opportunity to help our companies grow again by embracing the latest talent acquisition, Recruitment Marketing and employer branding strategies. Industry conferences are a great way to learn new strategies, technologies and approaches, as well as to connect with other practitioners (even virtually!) to learn how they’re solving similar challenges you might be facing.

We’ve combed the internet to create the complete list of the top recruiting and Recruitment Marketing conferences to consider attending in 2021.

Rally Note: We’ll be updating this list as more conferences are announced and event details are confirmed, so bookmark this page and check back so that you can stay up to date on the latest happenings! If you’re organizing an event and would like it listed here, Contact Us.

1. ERE’s SourceCon

This year’s SourceCon is themed “sourcing beyond the mask,” which will explore how talent acquisition has changed in just one year. Last year, recruiting teams were forced to adopt new strategies, leave behind trusted tactics and re-envision the world of work. After a year of turmoil and uncertainty, this conference is aimed at helping you make the most out of the new opportunities that have been created. This year will also feature a brand new diversity track which is sure to provide new and interesting perspectives to talent sourcers of any level.

Date: March 9-11, 2021
Location: Virtual
Price: $299

2. TalentNet Live

TalentNet is an annual conference that focuses on HR, recruitment and employer brand best practices. Sessions cover trending topics such as recruiting automation, candidate experience, economic trends and talent attraction. TalentNet is unique in that each year they choose members of the audience from past events to be presenters at the next year’s event. This year’s keynote speaker is Lars Schmidt, Founder of Amplify Talent and author of Redefining HR.

Date: March 12, 2021
Location: Virtual
Price: $35-$150

3. Spring HR Technology Conference and Exposition

HR Tech’s primary focus is on driving HR success through technology. This 4 day event is geared toward those who are looking to learn about and invest in the latest HR systems and technologies. This year’s lineup of speakers includes Josh Bersin (Josh Bersin Academy), Katy Tynan (Forrester) and Torin Ellis (The Torin Ellis Brand) to name a few.

HR Tech is renowned for hosting the world’s largest HR tech marketplace, and this year participants will be able to explore thousands of products from hundreds of vendors in a state-of-the-art virtual setting.

Date: March 16-19, 2021
Location: Virtual
Price: Free

4. Talent Board’s CandEs Virtual Conference

The CandEs Virtual Conference is an annual conference hosted by Talent Board. The theme for this year’s event is “A New Hope for Hiring.” With vaccines rolling out all over the world, we’re one step closer to resuming some sense of normalcy. That means talent acquisition teams need to start thinking about how this will affect their organization and what talent they’ll need in place to bounce back. This year’s focus is on employer branding, Recruitment Marketing and targeted sourcing in 2021. This conference is also approved for at least 3 SHRM and HRCI credits.

Date: March 17-18, 2021
Location: Virtual
Price: Free (Talent Board is a nonprofit research organization and donations are welcomed. Recommended donation is $50).

5. SHRM’s Talent Conference & Expo

SHRM’s annual Talent Conference & Exposition helps organizations stay on top of the latest industry trends and best practices to advance their talent acquisition functions. This year’s conference is aimed to provide the support practitioners need to reimagine their strategies, processes and policies to the new realities of the world of work.

Date: April 19-21, 2021
Location: Las Vegas, NV (in-person) and Virtual
Price: $995 for members and $1,204 for non-members

6. Rally Recruitment Marketing’s RallyFwd Virtual Conference

Our very own RallyFwd Virtual Conference is back on May 5, 2021! RallyFwd is hosted two times a year, in May and December. It’s become the highest-rated free virtual conference and largest community gathering of thousands of professionals who want to learn the latest Recruitment Marketing and employer branding strategies. Each conference is packed with expert guidance on Recruitment Marketing topics along with first-hand strategies and tactics that leverage social media and digital marketing to attract, engage and recruit talent. Attendees walk away motivated and inspired to move their talent acquisition strategy forward. Eligible for 3 SHRM and HRCI credits.

Registration is now open for our May RallyFwd. If you missed our December conference, you can access the on-demand recordings here.

Date: May 5, 2021
Location: Virtual
Price: Free

7. RecruitCon

RecruitCon helps practitioners and leaders uncover new and emerging recruiting practices, while also offering access to new-tech, cutting-edge analytics and delivering data as a foundation for decision making. RecruitCon is designed to introduce new strategic interventions in optimizing timelines and candidate experiences. Participants are also able to earn up to 18.75 HR credits.

Date: May 10-11, 2021
Location: Austin, TX (in-person)
Price: TBA

8. SHRM Annual Conference and Expo

SHRM’s Annual Conference is a mega-event filled with renowned speakers and a variety of session formats — from TED-style talks to smart stages to deep-dive workshops, there are lots of opportunities to customize your sessions based on your learning style and interests! This conference is open to all HR professionals with 11 different learning tracks including culture, HR department of 1 and recruitment and talent acquisition.

Date: June 20-23, 2021
Location: Chicago, IL (in-person) and Virtual
Price: $1,790 for members and $2,235 for non-members

9. Talent Acquisition Week

Talent Acquisition Week brings sourcing, recruiting and employer branding strategies together to provide you with a comprehensive learning experience where you can join virtual networking rooms, ask questions and chat during live presentations, and engage in one-on-one networking with colleagues.

Date: July 19-23, 2021
Location: Virtual
Price: $145-$245
Rally members can use the code RALLYVIP for 15% off. Registration is now open.

10. Top Talent Summit

Top Talent Summit is Canada’s signature talent acquisition conference. This event focuses on strategies, tactics and approaches for levelling up your talent acquisition career. Most of the event details have yet to be released, but you can join this year’s waitlist — which we highly recommend since the event has sold out for the past 4 years in a row!

Date: September 15-16, 2021
Location: Toronto, ON (in-person)
Price: TBA

11. Indeed Interactive

Indeed Interactive is typically a multi-day event with great experiences built in to keep attendees entertained as they learn. The details of this year’s event are still in the works, so check back soon for more info.

Date: TBA
Location: TBA
Price: TBA

12. Talent Brand Alliance’s Talent Brand Summit

This year’s virtual event is a two day hands-on workshop designed to advance the next level of employer brand experience. The facilitators have built or advanced programs at companies like Instacart, Salesforce, Facebook and more. This event is exclusively for employer branding and Recruitment Marketing practitioners.

Date: TBA
Location: Virtual
Price: TBA

13. LinkedIn Talent Connect

LinkedIn’s Talent Connect is a multi-day event that consists of keynotes and breakout sessions, with topics including: AI and automation, enhancing company culture and building employer brand and employee advocacy programs. This event regularly features an impressive lineup of speakers including Cynthia Marshall (Dallas Mavericks), Gary Vaynerchuk (VaynerMedia) and Michelle Obama! The details of this year’s event are still TBA, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more info. You can still view past sessions for an idea of the caliber of speakers.

Date: October TBA
Location: TBA
Price: TBA

14. ERE Digital

At ERE Digital talent acquisition practitioners learn real, tangible solutions to help improve recruiting at their organization, as each speaker is chosen because of the results they are having and their strategy of success. The details of this year’s event have yet to be released, so make sure to check back here so you don’t miss out!

Date: TBA
Location: TBA
Price: TBA

15. Jobvite’s Recruiter Nation Live

Recruiter National Live (RNL) is an annual conference that focuses on candidate engagement and attraction. Details are yet to be released for the 2021 conference, but some of last year’s topics included: data-driven decision making, implementing DEI initiatives and improving the candidate experience. Last year’s event also featured Daymond John, CEO & President of FUBU and investor from ABC’s Shark Tank as the closing keynote speaker. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Date: TBA
Location: TBA
Price: TBA

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As you can see, the industry is providing many opportunities to learn and connect in 2021. We hope to see you at a virtual conference (or two, or three) this year!

Rally Note: We’ll be updating this list as more conferences are announced and event details are confirmed, so bookmark this page and check back so that you can stay up to date on the latest happenings! If you’re organizing an event and would like it listed here, Contact Us.

The Complete List of 2021 Recruiting and Recruitment Marketing Conferences
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Lori Sylvia

Recruitment Marketing evangelist and community builder. Founder of Rally.

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