Long Beach Convention Center
May 8 – 10 | 2023

CAHR23 begins in...








See Last Year’s Speaker Lineup

Sharing a wealth of expertise.

  • Amber Solano

    Amber Solano

    Speaker, Chair of AALRR’s Private Labor and Employment Practice Group

  • Christina Zurek

    Christina Zurek

    Insights & Strategy Leader, ITA Group

  • Dr. Deena Brown

    Dr. Deena Brown

    Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, Keynote Speaker, Global Thought-Leader, and Author

  • Diana Acuna

    Diana Acuna

    Senior Manager, Advisory Services, Mavenlink

  • Eric H De Wames

    Eric H De Wames

    Managing Partner, Michael Sullivan & Associates

  • Erika Sandoval

    Erika Sandoval

    Partner with the Strategic Advisory Group at UKG

  • Gustavo Paredes

    Gustavo Paredes

    SCEO & Principal Advisor, GP Advisory, P.C.

  • Harold Trey Fairman

    Harold Trey Fairman

    Iii, Aif, J.D, Ll.M, Founder & Senior Consultant, Waypoint Retirement Advisors

  • Heather Polivka

    Heather Polivka

    CEO & Advisor, HeatherP Solutions

  • Janine Hamner Holman

    Janine Hamner Holman

    CEO, J&J Consulting Group

  • Jeff Andrews

    Jeff Andrews

    CFP®, AIF®, Advisor, Harmon Street Advisors

  • Jenna Leyton-Jones

    Jenna Leyton-Jones

    Founder & Attorney, Leyton Jones Law, APC

  • Jennifer Komsky

    Jennifer Komsky

    Partner, Levinson, Arshonsky & Kurtz, LLP

  • Jennifer Shaw

    Jennifer Shaw

    OPresident, Shaw Law Group, PC

  • Joe Hart

    Joe Hart

    President & CEO, Dale Carnegie

  • Joe Marino

    Joe Marino

    Executive Vice President, Hueman People Solutions

  • John Losey

    John Losey

    Organizational Ecologist & Master Facilitator

  • Keith E. Sonderling

    Keith E. Sonderling

    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


  • Kenneth Roberts

    Kenneth Roberts

    PHD, Founder & CEO of Perpejulant Performance Enterprises, which include three entities; Perpejulant Institute, Perpejulant University, and Ignite Acuity

  • Kevin Drucker

    Kevin Drucker

    Regional Retirement Sales for Southern CA, Paychex

  • Kevin Grossman

    Kevin Grossman

    President, Talent Board

  • Kim Dannettell

    Kim Dannettell

    Vice President, Coast Benefit Consultants, Inc.

  • Kim Farmer

    Kim Farmer

    Wellness Specialist, Mile High Fitness and Wellness Inc.

  • Laurie R. Weingart

    Laurie R. Weingart

    Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Lisa Sanchez

    Lisa Sanchez

    Vice President Employee Experience & Engagement (HR), ArtCenter College of Design

  • Lonnie Giamela

    Lonnie Giamela

    Partner, Fisher Phillips

  • Lori Gentles

    Lori Gentles

    Chief People Officer/HR Director, City of Santa Monica

  • Manisha Dhawan

    Manisha Dhawan

    Founder & CEO, MPath Coaching

  • Mark Allen

    Mark Allen

    Professor and Author, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

  • Matt Baxter

    Matt Baxter

    CEO, Wedge

  • Meg Poag

    Meg Poag

    CEO, Mission Squared

  • Megan Schuller

    Megan Schuller

    Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

  • Michael Butler

    Michael Butler

    GPHR, sphri, Director of International Human Resources, Cross-Border HR

  • Michael Levin

    Michael Levin

    President & CEO, Custom Solutions

  • Michele D’Amico

    Michele D’Amico

    Founder, Vetta

  • Nada Lena Nasserdeen

    Nada Lena Nasserdeen

    Founder and CEO of Rise Up For You, #1 Best Selling Author on Amazon, Leadership and Career Confidence Coach, and TEDx Motivational Speaker

  • Paul Butler

    Paul Butler

    Client Partner, Newleaf Training and Development

  • Paul Falcone

    Paul Falcone

    Principal, Paul Falcone Workplace Leadership Consulting, LLC

  • Paula Day

    Paula Day

    JD, Vice PresidentDirector of HR Compliance Consulting, Lockton

  • Rachel Segal

    Rachel Segal

    J.D., Associate, Littler

  • Scott Cawood

    Scott Cawood

    PHD., CCP, GRP, CSCP, CBP, CEO, WorldatWork

  • Scott Hamilton

    Scott Hamilton

    President & CEO, Executive Next Practices Institute Nextworks Strategy

  • Shari Harley

    Shari Harley

    President, Candid Culture, Inc.

  • Shawn Switzer

    Shawn Switzer

    MBA, ARM Senior Vice PresidentClaims Manager

  • Stephen Krempl

    Stephen Krempl

    CEO, Krempl Communications International

  • Tamara Johnson

    Tamara Johnson

    Vice President Manager, Claims Cost Control, Lockton

  • Tara Fournier

    Tara Fournier

    SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MHRM, Chief People Officer, Lendistry

  • Timothy M. Wojcik

    Timothy M. Wojcik

    J.D., Littler

  • Tobias Kennedy

    Tobias Kennedy

    President, Montage Insurance Solutions & CEO, Simpolicy Insurance Solutions

  • Tom Finn

    Tom Finn

    Co-Founder & CEO, LeggUP

  • Virginia Pajarito

    Virginia Pajarito

    CSP, ARMSenior Vice PresidentDepartment Head, Loss Control

  • Kimberly Gerber

    Kimberly Gerber

    CEO, Excelerate

    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 2023 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.

    Session Tracks

    California Employment Law & Regulations

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

    Comp, Benefits + Well-Being

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

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    Discover best practices for building and engaging an inclusive and diverse workforce where everyone can thrive in your HR work.

    Global HR

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

    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

    Support and improve workplace culture, empathy and work-life integration.


    Recertification Credits


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

    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 www.hrci.org. www.hrci.org.

    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 2023 California HR Conference will be submitted for MCLE credit hours.

    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 2023 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 CAHR22. 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. 

    Thank You to Our Sponsors

    Diamond Sponsor
    Pepperdine University
    Diamond Sponsor
    Diamond Sponsor
    Platinum Sponsor
    Burnham Benefits
    Platinum Sponsor
    Michael Sullivan Attorneys
    Platinum Sponsor
    Montage Insurance
    Platinum Sponsor
    Gold Sponsor
    Gold Sponsor
    Marino Wellness
    Gold Sponsor

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