Long Beach

CALIFORNIA

AUGUST 26-29

Grow your future.

Created and curated by the Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA,) the California HR Conference (CAHR) is a hub of human resource content for professionals who either practice or are responsible for HR management in California.

We offer a unique experience committed to your understanding of the trends and laws affecting the future of your business, to opportunities for purposeful networking, and to connecting HR communities.

Attendees

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Manager & Up

Speakers

Credits

Why Attend?

Solutions

The Marketplace gathers over 170 exhibitors offering helpful products and services designed specifically for HR professionals.

SPECIAL RATES

From exclusive conference experiences to adjusted admission, our special rates promote an elevated and inclusive event for all.

 

On The Agenda

  • 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Friday-Sunday: Pre Conference HR Certification Preparation Seminars
    12:00pm – 5:00pm
    Exhibitor Move-in
    1:00pm – 5:00pm
    Registration & SHRMStore Open
    2:30pm – 3:45pm
    Pre-Conference Sessions
    4:00pm – 5:00pm
    New Member Reception
    5:30pm – 7:00pm
    President’s Welcome Reception
  • 6:45am – 7:30am
    Meet to Move
    7:00am – 5:30pm
    Registration & SHRMStore Open
    7:00am – 9:00am
    Coffee
    7:30am – 5:00pm
    Coaching Sessions
    7:30am – 8:45am
    New Attendee Orientation
    7:30am – 8:45am
    Concurrent Sessions
    9:00am – 10:30am
    Opening General Session with Mel Robbins (Sponsored by Global Upside)
    10:30am – 11:15am
    Refreshment Break in the Marketplace
    10:30am – 4:00pm
    Marketplace Open
    10:30am – 4:00pm
    Solutions Stage Sessions
    11:15am – 12:30pm
    Mega Session with Dr. Ernest J. Wilson III
    11:15am – 12:30pm
    Concurrent Sessions
    12:30pm – 2:00pm
    Lunch in the Marketplace
    2:00pm – 4:00pm
    Masters Session with Vu Pham
    2:00pm – 3:15pm
    Concurrent Sessions
    3:15pm – 4:00pm
    Refreshment Break in the Marketplace
    4:00pm – 5:15pm
    Concurrent Sessions
    5:30pm – 6:00pm
    PIHRA Annual Meeting & Volunteer Leader Briefing
    6:15pm – 8:30pm
    Young Professionals Social
  • 6:45am – 7:30am
    Meet to Move
    7:00am – 5:30pm
    Registration & SHRMStore Open
    7:00am – 9:00am
    Coffee
    7:30am – 5:00pm
    Coaching Sessions
    7:30am – 8:45am
    New Attendee Orientation
    7:30am – 8:45am
    Concurrent Sessions
    7:30am – 8:45am
    Coaching Sessions
    9:00am – 10:30am
    General Session with Afdhel Aziz
    10:30am – 11:15am
    Refreshment Break in the Marketplace
    10:30am – 4:00pm
    Marketplace Open
    10:30am – 4:00pm
    Solutions Stage Sessions
    11:15am – 12:30pm
    Mega Session with Garry O. Ridge
    11:15am – 12:30pm
    Concurrent Sessions
    12:30pm – 2:00pm
    Lunch in the Marketplace
    2:00pm – 3:00pm
    General Session with CHRO TED-Style Talks
    3:15pm – 4:00pm
    Refreshment Break in the Marketplace
    4:00pm – 5:15pm
    Concurrent Sessions
    7:00pm
    Meet to Eat: Sign up onsite to eat with other attendees
    7:00pm
    Tuesday Night Events
  • 7:00am – 12:30pm
    Registration & SHRMStore Open
    7:00am – 9:00am
    Coffee
    7:30am – 8:45am
    Concurrent Sessions
    7:30am – 12:30pm
    Coaching Sessions
    8:45am – 9:00am
    Refreshment Break
    9:00am – 10:15am
    Mega Session Panel with Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For
    9:00am – 10:15am
    Concurrent Sessions
    10:30am – 12:00pm
    Closing General Session with Captain Scott Kelly
    12:00pm – 12:05pm
    Grand Prize Drawing

Sessions to Invest in.

 

Join more than 2,800 practitioners, providers and presenters at the California HR Conference by Professionals In Human Resources Association. Attendees are able to earn SHRM professional development credits (PDCs) and HR Certification Institute (HRCI) Business, California, Global and HR (General) recertification credits. The concurrent sessions are presented by skilled and experienced speakers in HR Compliance, California Employment Law, Business & HR Strategy, Talent Management, Global HR, Total Rewards, Professional Development, Nonprofit HR, and the Executive HR function.

Speaking from Experience

This year’s lineup features entrepreneurs, HR executives, authors, and an astronaut presenting exceptional general sessions, TED-style talks, mega sessions, and masters series panel.

Mel Robbins

CNN Commentator and creator of the "5 Second Rule"

@melrobbins

Opening Keynote

Sponsored by Global Upside

Afdhel Aziz

Co-Author of "Good is the New Cool." Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Conspiracy of Love

@AfdhelAziz

Tuesday Keynote

Captain Scott Kelly

History-Making U.S. Astronaut & Retired U.S. Navy Captain. Author of Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

@StationCDRKelly

Closing Keynote

 

Dr. Ernest J. Wilson III

Founding Director of USC Annenberg Center for Third Space Thinking

@USCThirdSpace
Monday Mega Session

Garry O. Ridge

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, WD-40

@learningmoment
Tuesday Mega Session

Vu Pham, Ph.D

Chair of Elevate at UC San Diego Center for Executive Development

@DrVu
Monday Master Session

Long Beach is your Destination!

 

The urban sophistication of a big city with the relaxed atmosphere of a beach resort. Discover world-class attractions, cutting-edge museums, award-winning restaurants and a thriving, multi-faceted arts and culture scene. 

Learn more about our venue, the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.

Marketplace Expo

 

With over 170 exhibiting companies at CAHR18, compare products and services in one convenient place and get a thorough overview of all the options available. From live demonstrations to interactive exhibits to one-on-one meetings, you’ll return to your office armed with the information you need to take your organization to the next level.

Thank you to our Sponsors.

Montage
SHRM
Global Upside
SullivanCurtisMonroe
Lockton
CalChamber
Bolton
Bright Horizons
Fisher & Phillips
iCims
Landmark
OnePoint
RobertHalf
LEAPROS
Amtec
Leavitt200SQ
Burnham
Littler
9dot
Hays
Kelly
University of Phoenix
DayOneBaby
Zendesk

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