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The Best Conferences for HR and Admin Professionals to Attend in 2022

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Jeff Gapinski

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A lot of great events that have been on hold for the past few years are coming back in 2022 in in-person and virtual varieties. For our friends in human resources and office management who’ve been missing out on professional development and networking opportunities, we wanted to highlight some of the best events coming up for their industries. We’ll even be at a few of the events so you can try out a Bevi machine in person!

March

Hacking HR 2022 Global Online Conference (virtual)

Hacking HR gathers the brightest minds in the HR space to collaborate on innovation and the future of work. The theme of this year’s conference is “The Path Forward” and the programming will focus on “imagining the future we want to have and how to build it from HR.” This year’s event is virtual, but still offers opportunities for networking, thought leadership, education, and collaboration.

Register for Hacking HR 2022 here.

PERKSCon 

PERKSCon is an employee experience expo that takes place in various major cities from March through October. It’s a great opportunity for office managers to grow their careers, discover employee lifestyle benefits, and connect with peers. Check the schedule to see if it’s coming to a city near you this year:

Boston (March 31, 2022)*

NYC (April 26)*

Chicago (May 11)*

SF ( September 15)

LA (September 21)

Toronto (October 5)

*Bevi will be at PERKSCon in Boston in March, New York City in April, and Chicago in May. Stop by and customize your own beverage!

April

The Emerging Trends in Wellness Conference “brings together top industry leaders who share their vision and insight about corporate wellness, nutrition, fitness, entrepreneurship and leadership.” It’s on our radar because you can learn from experts about employee and corporate wellness. HR professionals should also note that this program is valid for 5.75 PDCs toward SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® recertification.

Register for the conference here.

May

The Admin Awards 

The Admin Awards focuses on recognizing administrative professionals for excellence in their field. They offer nine award categories including Rookie of the Year, the Above the Call Award, and The Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence. The Admin Awards is “a celebration where all who attend are treated to a special evening packed full of excellent food, significant prizes, entertainment and fun.” There are currently 9 cities that host awards ceremonies May through November, and we’ve listed their dates below. No ceremony in your region? Nominate your city here.

May 6 (Silicon Valley)

June 7 (Houston)

June 24 (Chicago)

July 21 (Seattle)

August 11 (Devner)

August 26 (Washington DC)

September 15 (Philadelphia)

Early October (San Francisco)

Late October (Boston)

Early November (Dallas | Fort Worth)

June

The SHRM Annual Conference and Expo (New Orleans and virtual)

We highly recommend HR professionals prioritize this annual event for the Society for Human Resources Management. You can access best-in-class programming, complete with a customizable learning journey of skills development and competency-based HR education.

You can also earn professional development credits (PDCs) to work toward the required 60 credits needed to maintain your SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. Want to go? Here are 5 ideas for convincing your boss to send you.

August

CultureCon (Madison, Wisconsin, and virtual)

CultureCon’s mission is to transform organizational culture. Who is it for? “Change agents, who, regardless of role or title, are committed to inspiring positive change within their organizational culture. At CultureCon 2022, you will learn from industry-leading professionals with widespread expertise spanning employee engagement; corporate social responsibility; diversity, equity & inclusion; neuroscience; mindfulness; change management, and many other disciplines.” If that speaks to the HR professional or office manager in you, register here

Other events and resources

If you’re looking for resources, but a conference or expo isn’t for you, check out Office Ninjas.

The in-person events program is currently paused, but they have online education programs and resources “committed to giving administrative and operations professionals the opportunities needed to enrich their careers and be in strategic lockstep with their organizations.” Try them out by celebrating Admin+ Month with them in April. It’s a free online celebration and you can find more information here.

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