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.

Be part of the leading event that brings the global people profession together. Join us in Manchester, UK, as we tackle the big questions facing the profession. Attended by over 6,000 people professionals over two days, the conference explored innovation and reshaping work culture within the profession, with appearances from world class keynote speakers. Follow the link to see what you missed. As we head into our 6th year, the Festival has gone from strength to strength. Winning awards, delivering more curated, engaging and cutting edge content, bringing in more people professionals, industry leaders and high profile speakers. Follow the link to register your interest and stay up to date with festival developments. This free festival in London brought together people professionals, business leaders and industry experts from around the globe, to share ideas about the world of work. Follow the link to see what you missed. An exciting and engaging event with thought-provoking and inspiring speakers, expert-led round tables, the first global Metaverse village for HR, and lots of opportunities to network.

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.

7-8 February 2024 London

Wellbeing at Work Conference

Join us at the CIPD Wellbeing at Work Conference 2024 to discover how to nurture your workplace wellbeing for a happier and healthier workforce. Be a part of our most interactive conference yet, with several new content formats. By focussing the conference purely with interactive formats, you’ll deepen your skillset, bring new skills to the workplace and learn how to make time for yourself. All with you in mind to support both you and your employees well being to get the most out of your workforce.

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28 February 2024

Recruitment and Retention Summit

Through immersive formats, you will discover how to transform methods of recruiting and retaining talent and build effective future strategies. From an AI 'masterclass' (hear from an expert and then discuss in breakout groups), to a 'knowledge exchange session' (explore a topic from different perspectives with peers) to improve candidate experience, this event offers the opportunity to learn from experts, share ideas with peers, and solve problems together.

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More dates for your diary

Pencil these dates in your diary and check back soon for more details:

  • 17 April 2024: Change management
  • 25 April 2024: Reward and Benefit

Local branch
networking events

Our branches across the UK, run by CIPD members for CIPD members, host a range of face-to-face networking and learning events to help you excel in your career.

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

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Lab Live

Evidence Lab Live is a new stage for the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition. Building on the learnings of the CIPD Applied Research Conference (ARC), this unique format brings access to academia backed studies. It offers a unique combination of academic research and working practitioners on a range of topics such as people management, employment policies and learning and development. 

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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