Do you want to drive positive change in the world of work? Then come along to one of our face-to-face or virtual events to learn and connect with like-minded professionals and experts with the same ambition. Ranging from global conferences and exhibitions to local membership community events, our events bring you the very best in  thought leadership, learning and networking opportunities.

Our annual conferences and exhibitions

Our annual conference and exhibitions curate world-class speakers and providers, to deliver inspirational thought leadership, case studies and practical guidance. Offering a range of content topics and formats, there’s something for everyone who wants to make a positive change to the world of work.

Leading experts, thought leaders and senior practitioners will discuss how to create a dynamic people culture for sustainable performance. A unique opportunity to connect and learn with people professionals from across Ireland. An opportunity to connect with fellow practitioners across Northern Ireland in person, stay up-to-date with the latest developments and learn how to approach key issues unique to the profession within your region This free festival in London brings together people professionals, business leaders and industry experts from around the globe, to share ideas about the world of work. Join us for a free day of learning and networking with more than 100 employers, senior business leaders government officials and CIPD members from across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia A hybrid event that brings together the Global People Profession community, to share the latest research, insights and practice in the leadership and management of people at work.

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Student Conference

A free online conference for CIPD members working towards a CIPD qualification. An opportunity to connect with other students, hear from experienced professionals, and build your confidence to excel in your career.

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Specialist conferences and workshops

Our specialist conferences provide a deep-dive into key topics impacting people at work. Industry experts, latest research and practical case studies, will bring you up-to-speed with the latest evidence-based developments in the people profession and give you the confidence, knowledge and skills to make a real difference in your work.

19-20 April 2023: Advancing the impact of OD&D to meet the demands of evolving workforces 26 – 27 April 2023: Leveraging your brand to stand out from the crowd for jobseekers 10 May 2023: Innovating your reward and benefits schemes during a period of economic change

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Leading practitioners, specialists and CIPD advisers examine topics and issues concerning the people profession

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Research Conference

The Applied Research Conference (ARC) is an annual meeting place for academic researchers and practitioners working in people management, employment policy and related fields.

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Other ways to get involved

Join one of our mentoring schemes

Whether you’re looking for a mentor or want to sharpen your own mentoring skills, there’s a range of CIPD programmes to get involved in

Give your time and expertise

Use your expertise to make a meaningful impact through our volunteering programmes

CIPD Community

Be part of the CIPD online community – a place to learn, debate and connect with other HR and L&D professionals