Long Beach

AUGUST 25-28, 2019

CAHR19 Title Sponsor Montage Insurance Solutions

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 2019 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



Why Attend?

Stay on the Cutting Edge in 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 nine distinct education tracks covering topics like workforce relations, benefits, HR strategy and more.

Make Lasting Connections

With a focus on community and the kind of laid-back, friendly vibe you’d expect to find in a California beach city, this is the best industry event for making meaningful, lifelong connections with people who understand the unique challenges you face as a California HR practitioner.

Discover Resources for Your Organization

See the latest HR products and solutions from more than 170 exhibitors, offering everything from applicant tracking technologies and forecasting and management software to wellness programs and screening and assessment tools.

The Greatest Value

This is the conference where you’ll 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 in an unbeatable location. Get the most out of your time away from the office at the HR conference that’s completely California and always on trend.

On The Agenda

Sessions to Invest in.


Join more than 2,700 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 CHRO function.

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

Daniel H. Pink

Bestselling Author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, To Sell is Human and Drive


Opening Keynote

Sponsored by Global Upside

Linda A. Hill

Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School & Bestselling Author of Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation


Tuesday Keynote

Sponsored by Ultimate Software

Amber Baldet

CEO, Clovyr, former blockchain program lead at JP Morgan


Wednesday Keynote

Julian D. Lute

Organizational Culture Consultant at Great Place To Work


Monday Mega Session Moderator

Sponsored by JustWorks

Dan Schawbel

New York Times bestselling author, Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com


Tuesday Mega Session

Michelle Bonfilio

Chief Human Resources Officer, Petco


Wednesday Mega Session Panel

Mary Finch

Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, AECOM


Wednesday Mega Session Panel

Marissa Andrada

Chief Human Resource Officer, Chipotle Mexican Grill


Wednesday Mega Session Panel

Larry Emond

Managing Director, Gallup


Wednesday Mega Session Panel Moderator

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.

CAHR19 Expo


With over 170 exhibiting companies at CAHR19, 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.

CAHR19 Corporate Superstars

Companies who send 10+ attendees get a major discount – and the royal treatment at CAHR19! Learn more.


Global Upside
Burnham Benefits
Ultimate Software
Fisher & Phillips
Kelly Services
Health Net
Payroll Link
Reward Gateway
Bolton & Company
Jet Dental
Fiduciary Advisors
CA Active Shooter Training

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