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Best leadership conferences of 2019

As your organization grows, your need to develop and empower leaders at all levels grows as well.

Great leadership conferences not only support the learning and development of leadership skills, but also create opportunities for networking, inspiration, and motivation.

We’ve rounded up the best leadership conferences of 2019 to send your existing and future leaders this year. Here they are in chronological order:

2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition

June 23–26, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV

That’s right: SHRM events aren’t just for HR professionals. They’re for leaders at all levels. At the end of the day, leadership is about people management. How well can your leaders inspire others?

Several of SHRM’s breakouts and main stage sessions feature management and leadership best practices. Check out the agenda here.

Small Business Leadership Conference

June 26–28, 2019 in Orlando, FL

Own or operate a small business? Join other SMB owners, executives, and managers at the Small Business Leadership Conference this summer. This year’s theme is all about igniting strategic growth, and the keynotes won’t disappoint. Check out the lineup here.


Sept. 10–11, 2019 in Long Beach, CA

This fall, Worldz is hosting the conference you won’t want to miss. Hailed as “more than a conference,” Worldz offers direct access to hundreds of top CEOs, CMOs, and business leaders from around the world. Check it out and get your tickets here.

Inc. 5000

Oct. 10–12, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ

Each year, Inc. celebrates the remarkable achievements of 5,000 of America’s fast-growing, privately-held small businesses. This event provides an opportunity to network with some of the greatest minds in business. Join the celebration here.

Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit

Oct. 27–30, 2019 in Detroit, MI

Have young employees on your team? Named “the world’s greatest event for young leaders, founders, investors, and creators,” the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit offers ample opportunity for young leaders to network and learn from a lineup of A-list speakers. Get on the waitlist here.

Talent Development Think Tank

Nov. 6-7, 2019 in Santa Rosa, CA

Action-oriented keynotes and interactive experiences will help you overcome your biggest workforce development challenges. This intimate conference is capped at 100 participants—and held in beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. Register today!

Summit LA

Nov. 8–11, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA

Considered the world’s preeminent ideas festival, Summit LA brings together leaders across disciplines for three days of talks, performances, relationship-building, and new perspectives. Grab your tickets online.


Nov. 20–22, 2019 in Boston, MA

This November, the first-ever talent optimization conference is coming to Boston. With an all-star lineup of speakers and tracks to help businesses design, hire and inspire winning teams, this is one leadership conference you’ll want to experience with your whole team. Super early bird pricing is available through May 31, so register today and save your seats!

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Jenny is the VP of Marketing at PI.

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