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Looking Ahead to This Year's HR Convention in Las Vegas

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Tamara Gravelle

September 6, 2018

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The HR Tech Conference 2018 will take place between the 11th and 14th of September this year in Las Vegas. With more than 5,000 attendees expected, it’s the world’s largest HR tech conference, and this year, some of the most well-known names in the industry are expected to be a part of the 22-year-old conference.

What to Look Forward to at this year’s HR Tech Conference

Human Resource Executive magazine’s editor, Steve Boese, is the co-chairman of the event. Well known for his podcasts, Boese is a highly respected name in the industry and has been working on improving and implementing HR technology for over 15 years.

Boese is focused on solving business issues with the help of technology, catering to a variety of niches including education and telecommunications. Looking forward to the event, Boese has stated in an interview with TalentCulture that there is a reason for the conference’s success and growth over recent years.

“We’ve seen improving economic and business conditions, certainly here in the U.S. but in a lot of other countries as well, since the end of the recession,” he’s been quoted, adding that a better climate is encouraging organizations to invest in human resources again:

“There’s an increased need for organizations to better compete and deploy human capital. With a record number of job openings and near-record highs in the average time to fill a job in the United States, companies are looking toward technologies to help them manage those challenges and opportunities.”

Visit HR Technology for a complete list of speakers.

The Agenda for This Year's Human Resources Technology Meet-Up

Like previous years, the 2018 conference will begin with the Women in HR Technology Event, chaired by Tech PR Expert Jeanne Achille. The half-day event will talk about the role of women in HR tech and how more women can be drawn to this field.

Other events include demos from HR Tech providers, lectures on the use of AI in HR, research insights from some of the top HR influencers, and much more. While speakers will talk about the changing landscape, attendees will get a chance to ask questions and learn about the latest HR tech, such as the growth of video interviewing.

Visit HR Technology for the complete agenda.

What Is the Entrance Fee?

You can choose from three passes:

Premium Pass:

Provides attendees with access to all sessions (all four days), continental breakfasts (Wed-Fri), lunches (Wed-Thurs), program materials, and expo activities. Attendees will also receive a free copy of HR Technology Market 2019 by Josh Bersin, which can also be purchased on site after September the 10th. Passes can be purchased for $2,145. Check HRTechnology for full details.

Daily Pass:

Allows attendees to select their preferred day and provides access to all sessions on that given day. The day’s meals and activities are also included, with an entrance to the Expo. This pass can be purchased for $915.

Expo Only Pass:

This pass provides holders access to the expo. This pass will be available for purchase at an early bird rate of $395 before September 10th, and $445 after September 10th.


Discounted rates for HR students or groups of three or more are available. You can call 1-800-727-1227 for more details.


There are also special passes for the press, bloggers, and industry analysts. You can call 1-800-727-1227 for more details.

Can I Be an Exhibitor?

Each year, the conference receives excellent and extensive media coverage and is attended by industry leaders, making it a great environment for networking and leads. Exhibitor booths are starting at $5,400, based on availability. Visit HR Technology for full details.

Why Should I Attend This Year’s Conference?

For exhibitors, the HR Tech Conference 2018 will be a great networking opportunity. Attendees will also to know be able to learn more about HR tech and mingle with like-minded people.

The HR Tech Conference 2018 is not designed to promote businesses, rather designed to educate managers and entrepreneurs. This is an investment that will become very helpful in finding and keeping talented individuals, which can save businesses a lot of expenditure in the long-run.

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Tamara Gravelle

Tamara is a Content Writer at VidCruiter. She writes about recruitment challenges, strategy and tech trends in HR. She tweets @VidCruiter

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