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7 Conferences for Resource Managers to Attend in 2024

Resource management is relatively underserved, especially when it comes to conferences. But we've found a few events worth bookmarking for 2024!

Because the domain of resource management is so nascent, it might be difficult to find events to network, learn, and soak up the wisdom of fellow resource managers. 

Although HR events are plentiful, not all are designed to adequately address the concerns and challenges of resource managers.

We've scoured the conference scene to find the most relevant events dedicated to resource management or covering topics of interest to resource managers.

So without further ado, here are the top resource management conferences you'll want to circle on your calendar for 2024. Get ready to mingle, learn, and maybe even have a little fun along the way!

1. Resource Management Global Symposium

Hosted by the Resource Management Institute for the fifth time, this symposium brings together resource management professionals from around the globe. 

It's a can’t-miss event for resource and workforce management professionals to collaborate and exchange ideas to ACCELERATE the maturity of their resource management function.

Attendees can expect engaging sessions, panel discussions, and workshops by a stellar lineup of speakers. The list of panelists just couldn't be better. Check it out here

Runn is a proud sponsor of the conference, so it's a nice opportunity to connect! 

📍 Where: Indianapolis, USA

🕒 When: April 23-24, 2024

👥 Attendees: ≈ 200

💰 Cost: $1,599. Team discounts are also available. 

2. Employee Engagement Summit

The 11th edition of the Employee Engagement Summit aims to build upon the success of previous events, with a focus on "Harnessing the Power of Our People." Following a remarkable turnout in 2023, where over 1,000 attendees convened at The Brewery in London, this year's summit promises to be even better.

Attendees can expect a dynamic program featuring case studies, live interviews, and panel discussions, all geared toward showcasing the significance of high-impact, purpose-driven employee engagement strategies. The summit will emphasize the pivotal role of organizational culture, collaboration, employee well-being, and leadership buy-in in fostering high-performing, engaged teams.

Participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights and tools necessary for creating a people-centric culture where employees not only succeed but thrive. The summit represents a unique platform for individuals and organizations to break conventional molds and embrace innovative approaches to employee engagement.

📍 Where: London, UK

🕒 When: May 1st, 2024

👥 Attendees: ≈ 1,000

💰 Cost: Free, only valid for end-users working within employee engagement at their organization.

3. TSIA World Interact

TSIA (Technology & Services Industry Association) is dedicated to helping technology and services organizations large and small grow and advance in the technology industry.

The event features sessions led by industry experts who share practical advice and research findings. 

Resource managers can learn about the issues facing the tech services industry, as well as network and connect with thousands of tech leaders and professionals.

The event will focus on The Rise of AI in Technology and Service Operations and help attendees: 

  • Master today’s most important organizational capabilities
  • Learn how to tackle today’s toughest challenges facing technology solution providers
  • Focus on the industry’s most important business challenges

📍 Where: Orlando, USA

🕒 When: May 6-8, 2024

💰 Cost: 2-Day Pass - $1,995, 3-Day Pass - $2,995, group pricing available on request. 

4. Epoch Connect 2024

Epoch Connect is a 2-day conference that brings together leaders and innovators to connect and share knowledge on employee engagement and experience. 

Speakers from Chime, Atlassian, Genentech, Okta, Salesforce, among others, will focus on workforce planning, talent acquisition, and performance management. The conference aims to inspire new ways of thinking and working that might be useful for resource managers. 

📍 Where: San Francisco

🕒 When: May 15-16, 2024

💰 Cost: $680 – $980

5. Future of Work USA

The Future of Work USA 2024 conference is an immersive event dedicated to exploring advancements and challenges in the workplace. It includes diverse sessions on HR transformation, digital workplace innovation, talent development, and diversity, equity, & inclusion strategies. 

The event features over 40 industry-leading speakers, provides more than 4 hours dedicated to networking, and expects over 500 participants. It's a unique platform for professionals to engage with global partners, participate in workshops, and gain insights into leveraging AI, enhancing workforce engagement, and cultivating leadership. For a detailed agenda and speaker lineup, visiting the official website is recommended.

📍 Where: New York, USA

🕒 When: June 3-4, 2024

💰 Cost: Two Day Pass - $650 USD, Pass Plus - $2,500 USD

👥 Attendees: 500+

6. Employee Experience Summit

The Employee Experience Summit is the premier Canadian event for transforming employee experience programs and setting a new standard for modern working.

The 7th Annual Employee Experience Summit, set to take place in Toronto in 2024, invites leaders to explore advanced strategies for enhancing the workplace. This event will bring together Employee Experience (EX) professionals from top North American companies to share their insights. Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop a future-fit Culture: Learn how to overcome the challenges of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to spur organizational growth.
  • Implement hybrid workstyles: Execute a forward-thinking and competitive employee experience program by adopting a suitable approach to hybrid working.
  • Make informed financial decisions: Enhance investment strategies by showcasing the financial benefits of HR programs and initiatives.
  • Adopt a skills-based EX approach: Focus on skills to boost organizational flexibility and adaptability.
  • Streamline AI processes: Improve employment decision-making through the efficient use of AI technologies.
  • Build a scalable talent engine: Discover how to leverage bots and other technologies to develop a highly scalable talent acquisition and management system.

📍 Where: Toronto, Canada

🕒 When: June 18-19, 2024

💰 Cost: $1,695

👥 Attendees: 500+

7. PMI Global Summit 2024

The PMI Global Summit 2024 will gather leaders and project professionals to explore the future of work, offering AI-focused sessions, learning opportunities, and immersive activities. 

It celebrates innovation in project management, with opportunities to discover new working methods, connect with the global PMI community, and advance career and skills. The event recently won a Silver Award in the Association Meeting category from Eventex, highlighting its significance in the industry.

📍 Where: Los Angeles, California, USA

🕒 When: September 18-21, 2024

💰 Cost: Starting from $1,850 USD. Check registration rates here

Attending these conferences can provide resource managers with valuable insights, practical strategies, and networking opportunities to enhance their skills and drive organizational success in 2024 and beyond.

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