Long Beach Convention Center
May 8 – 10 | 2023

Making Super Achievers: Creating a Cycle for Positive Change

 In the midst of change in the way we work, the way we grow, and the way we connect, many of the topics at the Virtual 2021 California HR Conference focus on helping HR professionals and their teams to prepare for the road ahead. One of the foremost thought leaders in...

Betting On You: How HR Can Fix Work Once and For All

One of the biggest benefits of the Virtual 2021 California HR Conference is the talented array of presenters. And one of the most inspiring is Laurie Ruettimann, who will be leading us through a deeper understanding of our own employee experience. There’s never been a...

What HR can and can’t enforce when employees return to work

As COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are being lifted or modified and more employees are returning to the workplace and resuming business operations, it can be challenging for HR professionals to know what standards they should enforce with employees and what they can’t as...

Engineering Human Performance

The 10-80-10 principle One of the biggest benefits of the Virtual 2021 California HR Conference is the talented array of presenters. And one of the best is Sunjay Nath, who will be discussing his 10-80-10 Principle. Delivered in a high energy, high content and highly...


Webinar Series for HR Professionals FREE Live HR Sessions*every week leading to CAHR21 THE ROAD TO CAHR21 Webinar Series is designed for California HR Professionals who want to further their careers by earning CE (Continuing Education) Credits. Top-quality presenters...

Harnessing the Power of Data

Leverage Data to Drive Employee Engagement with Healthcare and Benefits – And Ultimately Achieve a Healthier Population The upcoming Virtual California HR Conference on May 25-27, 2021, is pleased to announce Heather Hagg, PhD, VP of Analytics and Operations for...

How HR builds ERGs that work for all instead of being one-size-fits-all

If we take a moment to reflect, it may seem that there’s an abundance of division in our society right now. While this may be true in some senses, though, what’s important to remember is that while we all have differences, there is more that unites us than divides us....

Here’s what to expect at Virtual CAHR21

As we look ahead to the Virtual California HR Conference 2021, it's through a new lens. Our new brand sets the tone, creating a supportive, strong and organized environment, much like our community–and our community's event. Designed to allow HR professionals to...

Golden Nuggets on Applying Business Principles to HR Best Practices

As Co-Founder and CEO of Global Upside Corporation, Ragu inspires the employees that work within his conglomerate of brands to service.

Navigating Compliance in COVID19: Return to Work and ADA/FEHA

Employent law attorneys Lisa Aguiar and Eric De Wames break down top compliance issues related to the ADA and FEHA at their CAHR20 session.

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See 2023’s Speaker Lineup

Sharing a wealth of expertise.

  • Megan Rapinoe

    Megan Rapinoe

    Olympic Gold Medalist, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Athlete and Equal Rights Advocate

  • Aaron Corte

    Aaron Corte

    Owner, Mindful Connections

  • Amanda Ma

    Amanda Ma

    CEO & Founder, Innovate marketing Group

  • Ashley Huynh

    Ashley Huynh

    Founder, Managing HR Consultant, HR Training Instructor, BEDR HR

  • David Shar

    David Shar

    President, Illuminate PMC

  • Devin Hughes

    Devin Hughes

    Chief Inspiration Officer, Devin C. Hughes Inc.

  • Eric H De Wames

    Eric H De Wames

    Managing Partner, Michael Sullivan & Associates

  • Gary Mangiofico

    Gary Mangiofico

    PhD, Executive Director, Organizational Theory and Management, Academic Director, MS in Organization Development, Pepperdine Universitiy Graziadio Business School

  • Heather Polivka

    Heather Polivka

    CEO & Advisor, HeatherP Solutions

  • Hieu Williams

    Hieu Williams

    Partner, Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP

  • Ira Wolfe

    Ira Wolfe

    President, Poised for the Future Company

  • Janel Ablon

    Janel Ablon

    Shareholder, Littler

  • Jason Walker

    Jason Walker

    Co-founder, Thrive HR Consulting

  • Jeff Andrews

    Jeff Andrews

    CFP®, AIF®, Advisor, Harmon Street Advisors

  • Jenny (JCK) Cotie Kangas

    Jenny (JCK) Cotie Kangas

    Director, Employer Branding, Awareness and Talent Acquisition, PandoLogic

  • Judy Hersch

    Judy Hersch

    Leadership & Life Mastery Consultant, Evolution Solutions LLC

  • Katrina Burrus

    Katrina Burrus

    CEO, Excellent Executive Coaching LLC

  • Dr. Kristyl Smith-Brown

    Dr. Kristyl Smith-Brown

    Psychology Professor, Cerritos College

  • Lauraine Bifulco

    Lauraine Bifulco

    President/CEO, Vantaggio HR

  • Leonora (Lenny) Schloss

    Leonora (Lenny) Schloss

    Principal, Jackson Lewis

  • Lorie Reichel-Howe

    Lorie Reichel-Howe

    Founder, Conversations In The Workplace

  • Lorne Epstein

    Lorne Epstein

    Social Scientist, Electric Cow

  • Maddy Apple

    Maddy Apple

    CEO, Women in Voice

  • Maria Harrington

    Maria Harrington

    Shareholder, Littler

  • 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 Falcone

    Paul Falcone

    Principal, Paul Falcone Workplace Leadership Consulting, LLC

  • Paul Fleck

    Paul Fleck

    Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

  • Rey	Ramirez

    Rey Ramirez

    Co-founder, Thrive HR Consulting

  • Ryan Gottfredson

    Ryan Gottfredson

    Leadership Development Professor and Consultant, California State University, Fullerton

  • Shari Simpson

    Shari Simpson

    Senior Manager Thought Leadership, Paylocity

  • Steve VerBurg

    Steve VerBurg

    Co-Owner, Dale Carnegie

  • Tara Fournier

    Tara Fournier

    Chief Talent Officer, Tremor International

  • Timothy Torres

    Timothy Torres

    Chief Security Officer, TriNet

    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
    Platinum Sponsor
    Montage Insurance
    Platinum Sponsor
    Platinum Sponsor
    Gold Sponsor
    Marino Wellness
    Gold Sponsor

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