10 of the Best Internal Comms and HR Events to Attend in 2023

10 of the Best Internal Comms and HR Events to Attend in 2023Are you looking to attend an internal comms or HR event in 2023? We’ve rounded up ten of our favorite national and international conferences! If you communicate on behalf of an organization, these events provide excellent learning and networking opportunities — helping you take your career and company to the next level.

  1. WorkHuman Live — San Diego, April 17-20

Launched in 2015, WorkHuman Live (WHL) is a conference focused on helping attendees create a more human workplace. Past speakers include figures like Michelle Obama, Simon Sinek, Arianna Huffington, and Simone Biles. This year, WHL will be held in San Diego, CA, April 17-20, 2023. Learn more here.

  1. Employee Engagement Summit — London, April 19

Now in its tenth year, the Employee Engagement Summit believes that employees are the heart of an organization. This event covers topics like the future of work, communication in the modern workplace, wellbeing, diversity, and inclusion. Previous speakers have ranged from gold medalists to heads of talent, engagement, and DEI. This year, the Employee Engagement Summit will take place in London on April 19, 2023. Learn more here.

  1. VOICES — NYC, April 26-27

VOICES by Staffbase brings together over 1,500 employee communicators to learn about topics like ROI in internal comms, corporate narratives, and organizational resilience. This year’s speakers include award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien, Greg Petsche with GE, Staffbase leaders, and more. In 2023, VOICES will be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC, April 26-27, 2023. Learn more here.

  1. Ragan Employee Communication and Culture Conference — Location TBA, April 25-27

Ragan’s Employee Communication and Culture Conference highlights hands-on tools and strategies for delivering effective workplace messaging and elevating the employee experience. The event focuses on employee engagement, strategic comms, DEI, and measurement. This year’s conference will take place April 25-27. Watch for additional information here.

  1. PRSA Employee Communications Connect23 Conference — Orlando, May 1-3

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Connect23 Conference, Blurred Lines: Embracing the New Demands of “Mixternal” Communications, highlights the fluidity of Internal Communications. This conference focuses on external and internal communications, DEI, crisis communications, and the relationships between internal comms, legal, marketing, and PR. PRSA Connect23 will be held this year in Orlando, May 1-3, 2023. Learn more here.

  1. SimplyIC 2023 — London, May 22-23

SimplyIC is a two-day conference focused on internal communications and the digital workplace. Keynote speakers share best practices, case studies, tech developments, and insight on optimizing the employee experience. This year, simplyIC2023 will take place in London, May 22-23, 2023, at St. Paul’s, an iconic venue near St Paul’s Cathedral and the Museum of London. Learn more here.

  1. IABC World Conference — Toronto, June 4-7

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference provides an opportunity for communication professionals to connect with peers from around the world. New this year, The World Conference will prioritize peer-to-peer interaction with curated, dialogue-centered experiences. Other session formats include panel discussions, interactive workshops, traditional breakouts, fishbowls (i.e., moderated discussion groups), and expert debates. Learn more here.

  1. Gartner Digital Workplace Summit — San Diego, June 12-13

The Gartner Digital Workplace Summit brings together top digital workplace leaders, architects, and IT executives to discuss culture, connection, and creativity in a hybrid, flexible work world. Attendees will explore industry-shaping insight through keynotes, sessions, and networking opportunities. This year, the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit will take place in San Diego, June 12-13, 2023. Learn more here.

  1. ALI 10th Annual Strategic Internal Communications EAST — Boston, July 18-20

The Advanced Learning Institute (ALI) will host its 10th Annual Strategic Internal Communication (East) Conference this year in Boston, July 18-20, 2023. This event is for professionals in comms, employee engagement, training and development, PR, HR, strategic planning, and organizational development. Attendees will learn to apply the latest best practices in strategic internal communications. Learn more here.

  1. Ragan Employee Communications Conference at Microsoft Headquarters — Redmond, WA, Sep 27-29

Ragan’s Employee Communications Conference is held at the Microsoft Learning Center on the tech giant’s HQ campus in Redmond, WA. Internal and executive comms professionals, PR folks, and social media and marketing leaders come together to enjoy keynotes, skill sessions, and demos. The event focuses on equipping communications professionals will the skills they need to help guide their organization forward. Watch for additional information here.

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