Can’t Miss Conferences For Employee Benefits Professionals

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Professional development is an important part of any employee benefits professional’s annual roadmap, and attending a conference is a great way to learn new skills, stay on top of industry trends and network with likeminded benefits enthusiasts.

If you’re wondering what opportunities are available this year, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve researched the top conferences for employee benefits pros, including conference dates, locations and pricing.

See our full list below and pencil in an event to your development agenda!

Workplace Benefits Renaissance

Host: Employee Benefit Adviser

Dates: February 20th – February 22, 2019

Location: Nashville, TN

Pricing: $295 – $695


Workplace Benefits Renaissance brings together 500+ brokers, agents and advisers to discover the latest strategic approaches, tools and technologies to grow their benefits practice. At Renaissance 2018, learn from the most successful leaders in the benefits industry and make new relationships with people and organizations that will help you achieve new levels of success and service.

Mid-Sized Retirement & Healthcare Plan Management Conference

Host: University Conference Services

Dates – Multiple:

  • March 24th – 27th, 2019 at San Diego, CA
  • May 5th – 8th, 2019 at Boston, MA
  • June 4th – 7th, 2019 at Chicago, IL
  • September 15th – 18th, 2019 at Nashville, TN

Pricing: $995 – $1,195


Our benefits conferences cover your two most costly and valued benefits, retirement and healthcare. Workshops cover such topics as fiduciary responsibility under ERISA, the Affordable Care Act, legal and regulatory issues, employee engagement, retirement plan fees, wellness and more.

Annual CEB Conference

Host: Council on Employee Benefits

Dates: March 31st – April 3rd

Location: Nashville, TN


Pricing & Registration Limited To CEB Members

Please plan to join us at the 2019 CEB Annual Conference in Nashville, TN – Music City.  The Omni Nashville will be the site for the 73rd conference and the Planning Committee has once again put an exciting program together.  As always, the CEB Annual Conference is for CEB member companies only.

Health & Benefits Leadership

Host: Human Resource Executive

Dates: April 24th – 26th, 2019

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Pricing: $995 – $1,345


The Human Resource Executive® Health & Benefits Leadership Conference is THE annual gathering of the nation’s savviest HR and Benefits professionals. It’s where you’ll gain the foresight you need to create the perfect benefits package for your organization. You’ll discover strategies that help organizations from various industries and sizes thrive, as senior HR and benefits executives share their experience along with best practices and tips. Plus, industry experts and professionals leading the innovation share their insight on how to keep your programs fresh and competitive — and as unique as your employees. HBLC is also home to the nation’s most cutting-edge Health & Benefits Expo for employers and serves as a great opportunity to network with your colleagues in an exciting and forward-thinking environment!

SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

Dates: June 17th – 20th, 2018

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Pricing: $1,490 – $2,370


There is no better place for HR professional development than SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices – which help your company succeed. Internationally-renowned speakers that offer fresh points of view and inspiring stories will help shift your perspectives and deepen your understanding of a broad range of HR topics and workplace issues.

PlanSource Eclipse

Host: PlanSource

Dates: July 16th – July 18th, 2019

Location: Park City, UT

Pricing: $399 – $599


PlanSource Eclipse brings together tech gurus, top brokers, industry experts, product wizards, and insurance, HR and benefits professionals for three days of non-stop learning, networking and fun. You’ll get a chance to discover what the future of the employee benefits industry holds and what regulatory changes and technologies are driving the industry forward. We’ll show you how we are preparing our partners and customers to meet the changing dynamics in the industry and build a better benefits experience.

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Workplace Benefits Mania

Host: Employee Benefits Adviser

Dates: TBD

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Pricing: $395 – $695

Register: Coming Soon

Come to Workplace Benefits Mania and join 500+ brokers, agents and advisers to discover the latest strategic approaches, tools and technologies to grow your benefits practice. At Mania 2018, learn from the most successful leaders in the benefits industry and make new relationships with people and organizations that will help you achieve new levels of success and service.

ASHHRA Annual Conference & Exposition

Dates: September 21st – 24th, 2019

Location: Chicago, IL

Pricing: $995 – $1,345


The ASHHRA annual conference is the premier event for health care human resources professionals and leading business partners to come together to share knowledge and expertise. Connect with other health care HR professionals in learning sessions, the exhibit hall and at the conference’s many networking events. Gain exposure to more than 175 exhibitors helping to advance health care HR through their solutions, products and services.

HR Technology Conference

Dates: October 1st – 4th, 2019

Location: Las Vegas, NV

Pricing: $1,645 – $2,145


HR Tech is THE place to get the whole picture of the HR technology market. Whether you’re looking to increase your knowledge to buy and effectively implement new HR systems OR simply to stay on top of this rapidly changing industry — your organization’s success starts here. As the industry’s leading independent event for 20+ years, HR Tech has been a key catalyst for tens of thousands of HR and IT executives in their quest to leverage technology and secure HR’s role as a pivotal component in their company’s overall success.

Benefits Forum & Expo

Host: Employee Benefits Adviser / Employee Benefits Network

Dates: TBD

Location: New Orleans, LA

Pricing: $495 – $1,795

Register: Coming Soon

At the annual Benefits Forum & Expo, attendees will hear from the nation’s top employers on the best benefits strategies, tools and technologies available today. Plus, hear about the latest regulatory news, compliance matters and industry innovations, and have plenty of time to learn and network with your peers. Workplace Benefits Summit is your one-stop shop to grow your business, drive profitability, and add to your product portfolio.

Annual Employee Benefits Conference

Host: International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans

Dates: October 20th – 23rd, 2019

Location: New Orleans, LA

Pricing: $1,735+ (Discount For Members)


Providing straightforward information in sessions for trustees and administrators designed by trustees and administrators, the Annual Conference is the largest event of its kind. Here, you will receive objective, timely and relevant education on the critical issues impacting your funds today. Learn from experts who are paving the way in their fields, apply concepts with small group discussions and workshops, and engage with peers at what is arguably the most important educational event of the year. ​

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