Staffing & Recruiting Conferences 2018

Staffing & Recruiting Conferences 2018

We’re almost halfway into 2018 and we have some of the best conferences ahead of us. With over two dozen sourcing and recruiting conferences with different focus areas ranging from social media recruiting, to nonprofit talent acquisition, to executive forums expanding the nation’s top destinations, there is no shortage of options to choose from.

For your convenience, here is a comprehensive list of (mainly U.S. focused) talent acquisition conferences for 2018 in chronological order. To request any additions or changes to this list, please contact us at








Staffing Law Conference

 Pricing details

May 10-11, 2018

Washington, DC

The ASA Staffing Law Conference is the only event dedicated to the legal, legislative, and regulatory issues affecting the staffing and recruiting industry. Join ASA and the nation’s leading attorneys, regulatory experts, and supplier companies on May 10-11 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC.


Indeed Interactive


May 14-16, 2018

Austin, TX

Interactive is a two-day event, providing talent attraction professionals with data-driven hiring insights, inspirational recruiting ideas and networking opportunities.


Performance Management Innovation


May 17-18, 2018

Chicago, IL

The HCI Performance Management Innovation Conference will bring to you successful case studies from colleagues who will share their no-cost tools and strategies that you can use to help your managers genuinely engage the workforce through these powerful conversations.

Center for Workforce Compliance

Talent Acquisition Compliance Summit

$449-$600May 17-18, 2018Dallas, TX

Open to both members and nonmembers, TAC summit brings together recruiters, talent acquisition managers, compliance practitioners, and in-house employment counsel to discuss practical strategies for managing talent acquisition compliance requirements and risks.


Strategic Talent Acquisition

$595.00, $1,795June 5-7, 2018 Miami, FL

The 2018 Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference will help you optimize the overall TA function as well as hone each segment–attract, source, assess, select and onboard–to give you the competitive advantage you need to survive in a scarce labor market.


Sourcecon for Sourcers & Recruiters

 June 12th-13th, 2018 Budapest, Hungary

SourceCon is the place to learn about tools and strategies to make your sourcing faster, with better results. You’ll learn from experts who have been in the trenches and know how to find THAT candidate. Come prepared to join the conversation and practice, in real-time, the strategies and methodologies shared by our speakers to ensure immediate impact when you return to your office.


Engage 2017

 $599June 13-15, 2018Boston, MA

Learn from staffing industry leaders, network with your peers, and discover how to more effectively engage clients, talent, and leadership.


Annual Conference & Expo

June 17-20, 2018

Chicago, IL

One of the best learning opportunities for HR professionals, the SHRM Annual Conference has over 200 sessions available, including Master Series, Smart Stage presentations covering new HR practices, Practitioner Exchange sessions, preconference workshops and seminars, and recertification opportunities.


Talent42 Conference


June 5-6, 2018

Seattle, WA

The National Tech Recruiting Conference is for tech recruiters, tech sourcers, and recruiting leaders who want to learn best practice techniques and strategies for finding, engaging, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring world class software engineering talent.


Employee Engagement

$595.00, $1,795July 30- August 1, 2018Denver, CO

The Tools and Coaching Strategies Leaders Need to Drive Engagement. Through successful case studies, we’ll learn about the effective tools and strategies that can effectively increase engagement scores and build the foundation for a change-ready, high performance workforce.


Social Recruiting Strategies Conference


August 8-10, 2018

Austin, Taxes

In just over 6 years SRSC has grown to become the conference leader for recruiters and talent acquisition professionals across all industries — offering the latest in global recruiting trends, data analytics, recruitment marketing, candidate experience, tools and technology. 



Sep 24-26, 2018 Atlanta, Georgia

SourceCon is the place to learn about tools and strategies to make your sourcing faster, with better results. You’ll learn from experts who have been in the trenches and know how to find THAT candidate. Come prepared to join the conversation and practice, in real-time, the strategies and methodologies shared by our speakers to ensure immediate impact when you return to your office.


CWS North America Summit  


October 2-3, 2018

Dallas, TX

The annual CWS Summit is the largest peer-to-peer networking event for contingent workforce professionals. This event features case studies and real-world solutions for the evolving challenges in managing today’s workforce solutions program.


Collaboration in the Gig Economy

Free if registered for CWS Summit

October 4-5, 2018

Dallas, TX

At the convergence of talent and technology is Collaboration in the Gig Economy. Work is no longer defined as direct hire or contingent and all iterations of how, when and where people choose to work require new ways of managing talent programs. Problem-solve alongside all players in the talent supply chain and gain impactful strategies on how to maximize the value in your own program.

 OSXOutsourcing Summit & Conference1 day pass = £699

2 day pass = £999

 Oct 17, 18, 2018

ExCel, London

Taking place in London, OSX is a conference, exhibition, workshop and meeting hub all under one roof. This unique two day event will deliver opportunities for sourcing and IT professionals at every level to participate, learn, network and build new alliances & partnerships that will transform their business.


NAPS Annual Conference


November 4-6, 2018

Bonita Springs, FL

The NAPS 2018 Conference is the premier education opportunity representing the search, recruiting and staffing industry. More than 400 attendees are expected to attend this year’s annual event.

HR Executive

HR Technology Conference & Exposition

Sep 11-14, 2018

Las Vegas, Nevada

The HR Executive Technology Conference is the world’s leading conference on technology for Human Resource executives and professionals.


Healthcare Staffing Summit

Nov 5-7

Denver, CO

Healthcare Staffing Summit is exclusively designed for leaders of staffing firms, focusing on the myriad of contingent positions in the healthcare field. Now in its 15th year, the event attracts hundreds of professionals from across the country.


HCInnovation @Work Conference


Oct 3-5, 2018

Scottsdale, AZ

92% of business and HR leaders have identified the critical need to redesign their organization to meet new business demands. Yet only 14% of executives believe their company is ready to effectively redesign their organization. Join HCI at the 2018 HCInnovation@Work Conference to get started.


The HR Southwest Conference(HRSWC T)


Oct 14-17, 2018

Dallas, TX

The largest regional educational and networking event for human resource professionals. HRSWC is organized by DallasHR, the Dallas-based SHRM Affiliate Chapter, and has been designated as the official State of Texas SHRM Conference hosting more than 2500 attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors annually.

MarTech 2018 Conference

MarTech 2018 Conference

MarTech Conference Logo 2018MarTech West is a great conference for marketing professionals working in the staffing industry. In 2018 the conference will be held at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA. As one of the earlier conferences being held this year (April 23-25) we expect it to kick off the season in typical MarTech style showcasing innovations in marketing, technology, human resources, and management. MarTech tailors their content to marketers and technologists as well as managers and thought leaders.

What: MARTECH West
Where: San Jose Convention Center – San Jose, CA
When: April 23-25, 2018


SEMPDX Engage Conference

SEMPDX Engage Conference

SEMPDX Engage Marketing Conference 2018SEMPDX’s Engage Conference is not to be confused with the Bullhorn conference of the same name. While both are incredibly valuable for marketers working in the staffing industry, SEMPDX focuses exclusively on marketing while Bullhorns conference in Boston focuses heavily on staffing and the Bullhorn platform.

What: SEMPDX Engage Conference

When: March 8, 2018 7:30 am – 10 pm

Where: Sentinel Hotel – Portland, OR

SEMPDX is Portland, Oregon’s largest marketing industry organization. The Engage Conference is a one-day event taking place in Portland Oregon on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The conference lasts all day from 7:30 am to 6 pm with an after party from 6 pm to 10pm. Attendees of the conference can expect to receive expert insight into the latest digital marketing strategies and preview the most recent technological advancements influencing the industry. Attending will improve your skills in content marketing, social media, User Experience Design, digital advertising, search engine optimization and much more.

Being located in Portland, Oregon we’re going to be attending and hope to see you there too. We’ve attended many SEMPDX events over the years and they’ve proven to be very valuable to our skills as marketing professionals.

TechServce Alliance Conference 2018

TechServce Alliance Conference 2018

TechServe Alliance Conference 2018The TechServe Alliance is one of the best tech staffing conferences in North America. TechServe is known for delivering extremely engaging content designed to empower tech staffing agencies. Traditionally they’ve focused on delivering actionable marketing & business advice for information technology and engineering staffing firms. The strategies taught in sessions and inspiration from great keynote speakers at the TechServer Alliance makes it well worth the cost. In addition to being a great learning experience, it’s also a great networking opportunity and will energize your team.

What: TechServe Alliance 2018
Where: Hyatt Regency Coconut Point – Bonita Springs, FL
When: November 7-9, 2018

TechServe Alliance provides an exceptional experience for large firms as well as growing staffing companies. The Large Firm Forum and Growing Firm Forum are interactive sessions with the executives and owners from analogous sized firms. TechServe Alliance features several interactive workshops, focused small group discussions targeting topics that are important to IT staffing companies. You’ll also be involved in panel discussions with experts in the industry, roundtables, and dynamic breakout sessions. The majority of these panels, gatherings, and discussions are centered around improving profitability, increasing revenue, and looking to the future of tech staffing. You can also expect to experience some fun with TechServe’s annual Excellence Awards celebration and some impactful speeches from influencers and thought leaders from around the industry.

There are a lot of other major staffing conferences happening again this year. Some of our favorites are ASA’s Staffing World 2018 and SIA’s Executive Forum. One of our favorites is also Bullhorn’s Engage Conference. While this is most valuable for Bullhorn users they actually do a great job hosting an industry conference.

MozCon 2018

MozCon 2018

About Moz

Moz is one of the most well known and prominent SEO resources in the world. Originally known as “SEO Moz”, they dropped the “SEO” when they eventually became more than a tool for Search Engine Optimization. Now an extremely valuable resource for digital marketers, Moz also hosts one of the best marketing conferences in North America.

About MozCon

July 9-11, 2018 – Seattle, WA

MozCon 2018 is a great opportunity for marketing experts in the staffing industry to learn and grow their skill set. This three-day conference takes place in Seattle, WA and includes sessions, presentations and networking with some of the brightest minds in digital marketing. By attending you’ll have access to professionals on the cutting edge of the industry sharing tactics for search engine marketing. In addition to SEM, MozCon will have sessions on brand development, mobile marketing, social media, content marketing and much more.

Why You Should Go

I don’t doubt that this year’s conference will continue the tradition of delivering actionable strategies for your staffing agency. One of the best aspects of this conference is the networking opportunities. As a staffing agency, you’ll be somewhat of an interloper. Most of the professionals here are from marketing agencies. That’s a great place to be in. Firstly, you won’t be seen as a competitor, which could allow others to let their guards down, giving you an opportunity to learn more from them. The second reason is that you’ll have a unique opportunity to recruit talented marketing professionals for your agency.

Bullhorn Engage Conference 2018

Bullhorn Engage Conference 2018

Bullhorn Engage 2018Bullhorn Engage is quickly becoming one of the better industry conferences in staffing. Previously strictly a user conference, Engage now caters to staffing agencies of all types, especially healthcare. Under the leadership of CEO, Art Papas, Bullhorn has grown to offer a robust applicant tracking system and marketing automation tool. While the Engage conference features learning and speakers focused on the staffing industry, much of the conference also centers around the Bullhorn product. Which means you’ll probably get a lot more out of the conference if you’re a Bullhorn user. Bullhorn’s headquarters are in Boston, and Engage is also held there every year.

What: Bullhorn Engage 2018
Where: Boston, MA
When: June 13th-15th

We love Bullhorn Engage and have been several times. We plan on being there in 2018 as well. We’d love for you to join us. Check out some of our other posts about SIA Conferences, TechServe Alliance 2018, and ASA Conferences in 2018.