HR Open Standards to Host 2018 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

January 16, 2018 – HR Open Standards will host their annual meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre, April 5-6, 2018. The conference will highlight Artificial Intelligence with HR technology and showcase the consortium’s HR data exchange standards through real-world case studies and active development workgroups. The HR Open annual conference brings together technology providers, HR professionals, and global standards advocates to promote awareness and industry-wide adoption of the consortium’s data standards.

Attendees will hear from the HR industry’s top business pioneers, network with business and technology partners, gain practical knowledge of HR integrations, resolve integrations challenges, and build industry standards in active workgroup projects.

Keynote and session highlights include:

– When AI meets HR: Data, Trends and the Future of Recruiting with Somen Mondal, Co-Founder & CEO of Ideal

– The Fireproof Employee: How to Identify and Cultivate a Corporate Superstar with Duane Browne, Author, Brand Coach & Motivational Speaker

– Artificial Intelligence and Human Experience in the Workplace with Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D., HR Reinvention Lead, IBM Global Business Services Canada

View the full meeting agenda on the HR Open Standards 2018 Annual Meeting event page. Registration is open through March 28, 2018, and spaces are limited. Registration for the meeting is available on the HR Open Standards 2018 Annual Meeting event site.

HR Open Standards Consortium is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 9 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

The HR Open Standards 2018 Annual Meeting is sponsored by ADP, DirectEmployers Association, Ideal, and Duane Browne.

Follow meeting updates and live event tweets on Twitter with the consortium’s handle @hropenstandards and through the HR Open Standards Facebook page with #HROpen2018 hashtag.

About HR Open Standards
Founded in 1999 as the HR-XML Consortium, HR Open Standards is dedicated to the development and promotion of common specifications that simplify human resources-related data exchanges.

By championing innovation and collaboration through global partnerships, HR Open Standards leads standards development projects to save HR professionals time and money by providing employers, government agencies, and software and service providers with free, flexible, and comprehensive global HR interoperability standards. For more information, visit