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Sharing a wealth of expertise.

  • Eric Chang

    Eric Chang

    Strength & Conditioning Expert, Expert Effect

  • Nicole Berryman

    Nicole Berryman

    VP of Sales, Consumer Reporting Compliance Associates

  • Dr. Bob Nelson

    Dr. Bob Nelson

    President​, Nelson Motivation, Inc.

  • Tiana Sanchez

    Tiana Sanchez

    CEO and Founder​, TSI, LLC

  • Michael Ruttle

    Michael Ruttle

    Business & Immigration Attorney​, Ruttle Law

  • Tara Fournier

    Tara Fournier

    Global HR Executive & Consultant, T4 HR Consulting

  • Susan V. Arduengo

    Susan V. Arduengo

    Partner​, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

  • Allison West

    Allison West

    Principal, Employment Practices Specialists

  • Clark Souers

    Clark Souers

    CEO & Founder, Expert Effect

  • Tavis Banks

    Tavis Banks

    Director of Learning & Development, Avant Garde Training Group, LLC

  • Dr. Thelá Thatch

    Dr. Thelá Thatch

    Founder and CEO, Thelá Thatch Consulting and Time2Dream Foundation

  • Alisa Angelo

    Alisa Angelo

    President, Compass

  • Sarah Jingco

    Sarah Jingco

    Vice President, Human Resources, Securitas

  • Marilyn Monahan

    Marilyn Monahan

    Owner​, Monahan Law Office

  • Xiomara Arroyo

    Xiomara Arroyo

    SVP, Market Leader, PNC

  • Jesse Munoz

    Jesse Munoz

    VP of Operations​, Consumer Reporting Compliance Associates

  • Jennifer Cassetta

    Jennifer Cassetta

    High Performance Coach

  • Cheryl L. Johnson-Hartwell

    Cheryl L. Johnson-Hartwell

    Partner​, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

  • Lee Rubin

    Lee Rubin

    Lee Rubin Speaks

  • John McLaughlin

    John McLaughlin

    Human Capital Management Consultant​, ROI Institute

  • Linda Michaels

    Linda Michaels

    Founder, AZ HR Hub

  • Jeff Harry

    Jeff Harry

    Positive Psychology Play Speaker​, Rediscover Your Play

  • Elisabeth A. Frater

    Elisabeth A. Frater

    Partner​, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

  • Maddy Gabor

    Maddy Gabor


  • Robin Elledge

    Robin Elledge

    Founder and CEO, Janus Coaching + Consulting

  • Renée M. Dineen

    Renée M. Dineen

    Founder, SoulFULL Living Institute

  • Kristi Thomas

    Kristi Thomas

    Associate, Sheppard Mullin

  • Alexander Alonso

    Alexander Alonso

    Chief Data and Insights Officer, SHRM

  • Lauren Sweeney

    Lauren Sweeney

    Vice President​, Rise Up For You

  • Stacey Gordon

    Stacey Gordon

    Workplace Culture Consultant and Executive Advisor​, Rework Work

  • Hieu Williams

    Hieu Williams

    Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

  • Enpei Lam

    Enpei Lam

    Founder and CEO​, Talent AI

  • Tobias Kennedy

    Tobias Kennedy

    President, Montage & CEO, Simpolicy Insurance Solutions

  • Diana Barragan

    Diana Barragan

    AVP, Relationship Manager – Organizational Financial Wellness, PNC

  • Catherine Wragg

    Catherine Wragg

    Chief People Officer, TriNet

  • Tremaine Friend

    Tremaine Friend

    Director Human Resources & Talent Operations, Talent Xpanse

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  • Shereen Thor

    Shereen Thor

    Bestselling Author & Executive Coach, Thor International Inc.

  • Lauraine Bifulco

    Lauraine Bifulco

    President & CEO​, Vantaggio HR

  • Jocelyn Brown

    Jocelyn Brown

    Head of Customer Success, Hypercontext

  • Eric Bailey

    Eric Bailey

    President, Bailey Strategic Innovation Group

  • Rona Lewis

    Rona Lewis

    Co-Founder / Play Instigator, Playful Mind Project

  • Dorothy Cociu

    Dorothy Cociu

    President​, Advanced Benefit Consulting & Insurance Services, Inc.

  • Lauren Yee

    Lauren Yee


  • Galen Emanuele

    Galen Emanuele

    President, Shift Yes: Creating Awesome Team Culture

  • Eric H De Wames

    Eric H De Wames

    Managing Partner, Michael Sullivan & Associates

    You are the ultimate human resource.

    As an HR professional, you are your organization’s first line of defense against litigation and workplace disputes, a manager of both risk and talent acquisition, a compliance aficionado and so much more. At the 2024 California HR Conference, you’ll discover everything you need to excel in your multifaceted role, navigate California’s notoriously complex regulations and elevate your position in your organization.



    Manager & Up


    Content Tracks

    California Employment Law & Regulations

    Grow your expertise on workplace laws, legislation and HR policy to help protect your organization from liability.

    Compensations & Benefits

    Explore proven tactics for keeping your offerings competitive, such as health care, pay equity, mental health, stress management, sustainable wellness programs, and more.

    Inclusion, Equity & Diversity

    Discover best practices for building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace where employers and employees can thrive.

    Global HR

    Get a comprehensive look at the current and emerging global business trends HR practitioners need to know in today’s world.

    HR Department of One

    Take a deep dive into the challenges of a solo HR practitioner and garner tips and tools needed to excel.

    HR Technology & Data Analytics

    Learn how to apply technology trends and analysis such as data integrity and artificial intelligence in your HR work.

    Leadership & Personal Growth

    Level up your skills in leadership development and become equipped for personal and employee growth.

    People & Talent Management

    Glean new strategies for engaging and retaining talent by delving into various aspects of the employee lifecycle.

    Recruitment & Talent Acquisition

    Expand your toolbox with new strategies and tactics for acquiring the right talent for your organization.

    Strategic HR

    Deepen your understanding of your organization’s business goals and the role HR can play in strategic planning.

    Workplace Culture, Empathy & Work Life Integration

    Gain actionable insights and resources to help you support and improve the culture in your workplace.

    Mental Health & Wellness

    Gain actionable insights and resources to help you support and improve the culture in your workplace.

    Recertification Credits


    This program will be submitted for SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

    Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.


    This program will be submitted for HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HCRI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

    The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


    PIHRA is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. Our 2024 California HR Conference will be submitted for MCLE credit hours.

    Our in-person event at The Hilton Anaheim

    Discover world-class presenters, cutting-edge California insight, thriving, multi-faceted community, and unique experiences that set the California HR Conference apart from other HR events.

    Invest in Your Career

    Stay on the Cutting Edge with California

    California is regarded as “ahead of the curve” when it comes to HR, due to its complex, constantly changing employment laws and regulations. Drill down to what matters most to you and your organization with ten distinct education tracks covering topics like inclusion & diversity, workforce culture, organizational culture, HR technology, and more.

    Make Lasting Connections

    Year after year, CAHR is the best industry event for making meaningful connections with people who understand the unique challenges you face as a California HR practitioner. Focused on community and the kind of laid-back, friendly vibe you’d expect at a California-based conference, we’re keeping the human experience front and center in 2024 with social hours, music, comedy, and more!

    Discover Resources for Your Organization

    Top providers of tools and support tailored to HR’s needs in this moment will be at CAHR24. Explore the latest HR products and solutions with our virtual expo, offering everything from applicant tracking technologies and forecasting and management software to wellness programs and screening and assessment tools.

    The Greatest Value

    Access the same top-quality content you’ll find at larger events as well as special California-focused content you won’t see anywhere else, all at a great value – and globally accessible from your device of choice! Your time is precious, so spend it with the virtual HR conference that’s completely California and always on trend.

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