During these uncertain times, events have never been more important. Why? Throughout 2020, organizations around the world were driven to quickly adopt more agile programs to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees. These major world shifts were new experiences for all organizations and left many wondering: Am I doing this right? 

As organizations are expected to continue to navigate through these unprecedented times well into 2021, events, whether virtual, hybrid, or in-person, provide a major opportunity to hear from thought leaders, connect with peers, and explore new solutions that will best position them to survive and thrive in a new normal. 

As you plan for the year, here’s a list of events we think will provide the most value to HR leaders and teams who are reimagining the world of work at their organizations. Hopefully we’ll see you there while we showcase our People Success Platform

The People Success Advantage: New Strategies for the New Year

Type: Virtual

Dates: Jan. 28, Feb. 18, March 25, and April 28

In the new world of work, a people-centric approach is imperative to an organization’s ability to innovate and grow, delight customers and beat the competition. How can you reimagine your HR strategy for long-term success by putting your people at the center?

Make 2021 the year your organization unlocks this critical competitive advantage by taking a new approach to your People Success strategies. Through stories, data, and real life examples, this four-part series will detail the “why” and “how” behind implementing new strategies that drive well-being; culture; manager effectiveness; and diversity, inclusion, and belonging.

HCI’s Engage Your People Virtual Series

Type: Virtual

Date: March 10, July 21, and Sept. 22 

The Human Capital Institute’s Engage Your People virtual series consists of three one-day events that cover topics such as engaging remote teams, redesigning your employee experience, and engaging and developing great people managers.

Each event will feature keynotes from thought leaders, presentations from subject matter experts, and insights from fellow practitioners focused on highly relevant HR topics. During each virtual conference, there will also be opportunities to connect with and share insights with other attendees. 

Connect Virtual: HR Leadership Summit 

Type: Virtual 

Dates: March 29 – April 2

Hear from over 30 leaders driving HR innovation during these uncertain times and meet one-on-one with the partners best suited to tackle your unprecedented challenges. Explore topics such as People Analytics and Future of Work, Employee Experience: Beyond the Paycheck, HR Strategy and Leadership Development, Organizational Effectiveness and Strategic Planning, and much more. Attendees will get free swag, as well.

The LinkedIn Learning Workplace Learning Report Premieres: Skill Building in the New World of Work

Type: Virtual 

Date: March 2 

  • EMEA edition: 3 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. EST
  • Global edition: 1 p.m. EST/10 a.m. PST

Join LinkedIn Learning’s live premiere to get an exclusive first look at its 2021 Workplace Learning Report. A panel of learning experts will share some of the report’s most salient insights, surprising trends, and actionable data points. Hear stories from top companies about how they inspire skill building to help their employees adapt to the new normal, and get practical advice for how you can do the same. 

LinkedIn Talent Solutions Presents: Forward

Type: Virtual

Date: March 30

The role of talent leaders is moving forward—faster than ever. Come together with your peers to shape the future of work across three essential topics: skills-based hiring, diversity and inclusion, and flexible work. Hear from companies that are innovating right now, discover insights to help you champion change within your organizations, and lead the world toward better ways to work.

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) Annual Conference

Type: Hybrid

Location: New Orleans 

Date: April 15-17

This year’s premier event for industrial-organizational psychologists will consist of in-person live sessions, virtual live sessions, and virtual asynchronous sessions covering the latest science and practice of the psychology of work. All sessions support SIOP’s mission to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings, and is a great event for HR professionals at all stages of their career.

Employee Engagement Summit

Type: Virtual 

Date: May 11-13

Join Europe’s largest employee experience event for three days of case-study presentations, panel discussions, interviews, live Q&A and more. Presented by HR industry experts from around the world, sessions will cover how technology is shaping the future of engagement in today’s new world of work. 

Employee Experience Summit VIC 2021

Type: Planned in-person

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Date: May 13

There is no doubt that employee experience has become a top priority for most organizations. This event will explore case studies on how organizations have implemented their EX strategies and kept their employees engaged in this new world of work. Hear from HR leaders from top Australian organizations during this one-day event full of keynotes, panels, and interactive workshops. 

People Success Summit

Type: Hybrid

Location: Chicago

Date: Sept. 27-29

*People Success Summit Europe: To be announced at a later date!

The People Success Summit is a one-of-a-kind gathering that seeks to inspire and empower people leaders like you who are interested in hearing how your peers have tackled the challenges of transforming from traditional, HR-led programs to more real-time, scalable, and people-driven strategies. Attendees feel inspired and empowered to create meaningful change at their organization. 

Rewatch the 2020 Virtual People Success Summit sessions here and check out the 2019 U.S. and Europe highlight reels.

Gartner ReImagineHR

Type: Planned In-Person

European location: London

Date: Sept. 16-17

North America location: San Diego

Date: Nov. 8-10

Explore the future of HR at Gartner’s annual ReimagineHR event. You will hear both the latest Gartner research on the future of HR as well as fascinating case studies covering topics such as recruiting and onboarding, organizational social impact, and employee engagement and development.

Regional Events

Looking to connect with your local HR peers? Build your network at these regional events:

  • Peer 150 (North America) — virtual roundtable discussions and regional in-person dinners for HR leaders.
  • Achieve Engagement (North America) — HR community focused on employee engagement with virtual interactive workshops, events, and webinars.
  • Evanta Communities (Global) — Regional communities for CHROs with a variety of virtual and in-person events around the world. 

There’s a multitude of other events you can attend. What events have had the most impact on you, both professionally and personally? Let us know your thoughts on LinkedIn and check out all of the events Glint will be attending here

Julia Good contributed to this report.