Announcing the

Virtual 2020 California HR Conference

October 27-29, 2020

(NEW) Flex Rate for CAHR20

Sign up today, and pay what you think it’s worth after the event. Offer expires August 31, 2020.

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 Virtual 2020 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.



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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. With our 75-year focus 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 2020 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 the CAHR20 Virual Expo. 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.

Our Flex Rate offers you even more value. Register before August 31 for the opportunity to Pay What You Think CAHR20 is Worth.

CAHR20 Education Tracks

California Employment Law & Regulations

Help protect your company from liability by staying current with workplace laws, legislation and HR policy.

Compensation & Benefits

Explore topics such as health care, pay equity, sustainable wellness programs, and more.


Gain best practices and resources to help you support and improve the culture in your workplace.


A comprehensive look at the current and emerging global business trends HR practitioners need to know.

HR Department of One

A comprehensive look at the challenges of a solo HR practitioner and the tips and resources needed to excel.

Organizational Effectiveness & Strategy

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

HR Technology

Learn how technology trends such as data integrity and artificial intelligence (AI) are impacting the workplace.

Inclusion & Diversity

Learn best practices for building and maintaining a diverse workforce that thrives together.

Leadership & Personal Growth

Learn how to bridge the gap between manager and leader – and continue to grow personally.

Talent Management

Glean insights for finding and keeping the right talent by delving into various aspects of the employee lifecycle.

Sessions to Invest in.

Join more than 5,000 practitioners, providers and presenters at the Virtual 2020 California HR Conference by PIHRA!

With 12 real-time sessions, CAHR20 attendees earn up to 30 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and HR Certification Institute (HRCI), with opportunities to earn Business, California, Global and HR (General) recertification credits.

Our sessions are presented by skilled and experienced speakers in California Employment Law & Regulations, Compensation & Benefits, Culture, Global HR, HR Department of One, Organizational Effectiveness & Strategy, HR Technology, Inclusion & Diversity, Leadership & Personal Growth, and Talent Management.

Every year, CAHR attendees are enriched by a variety of professional expertise. Our past keynotes and featured speakers include Harvard Business School professor Linda A. Hill, reporter and analyst Mel Robbins, entrepreneur and celebrity Daymond John, former CHRO of Google Laszlo Bock, CEO of WD-40 Garry Ridge, and economist and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich.
Linda A. Hill

Linda A. Hill

CAHR19 Keynote

  • Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School and chair of the Leadership Initiative
  • Top expert on leadership and innovation
  • Co-author, Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation (Harvard Business Review Press 2014)
  • Named a Top Ten Management Thinker in the World by Thinkers50, 2013
  • Recipient, 2015 Thinkers50 Innovation Award
Mel Robbins

Mel Robbins

CAHR18 Keynote

  • Delivered one of the most popular TEDxTalks in the world: “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over”
  • Award-winning on-air analyst for CNN
  • Named “America’s Outstanding Talk Show Host” by The Gracies
  • Hosted original shows for A&E, Fox and Cox Media
  • Featured in publications like The New York Times and Inc. Magazine.
  • Trained executive teams at leading global brands such as PwC, CISCO Systems, Johnson & Johnson, and Chase Business
Daymond John

Daymond John

CAHR17 Keynote

  • Entrepreneur
  • Turned a $40 budget into FUBU, a $6 billion fashion game-changer
  • Pioneer in the fashion industry
  • Shark on the 4-time Emmy Award winning Shark Tank
  • Branding guru
  • New York Times best-selling author
Laszlo Bock

Laszlo Bock

CAHR15 Keynote

  • Led Google’s people function 2006-2016, responsible for attracting, developing, retaining, and delighting “Googlers.”
  • During Bock’s tenure, Google was named the Best Company to Work For more than 30 times around the world and received over 100 awards as an employer of choice
  • Author, WORK RULES! Insights from Inside Google to Transform How You Live and Lead, a top-15 business book of 2015
  • Named “Human Resources Executive of the Year” by HR Executive Magazine, 2010
  • Testified before Congress on immigration reform and labor issues
Garry O. Ridge

Garry O. Ridge

CAHR18 Mega Session Presenter

  • Chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of WD-40 Company
  • Responsible for developing and implementing high-level strategies, all operations, and the oversight of all relationships and partnerships for WD-40
  • Co-authored Helping People Win at Work: A Business Philosophy called ‘Don’t Mark My Paper, Help Me Get an A’, outlining his effective leadership techniques
  • Garry holds a diploma in retail and wholesale distribution from Sydney Technical College and a Master of Science in Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego.
Robert Reich

Robert Reich

CAHR14 Keynote

  • Awarded the prestigious Vaclev Havel prize for his original contributions to economic thinking
  • Served under three national administrations, most recently as U.S. Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton
  • Served on President Barack Obama’s economic transition advisory board
  • Named one of the ten most successful cabinet secretaries of the past century by TIME magazine, 2008
  • Reich is the author of 14 books including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages
  • Reich is the co-creator and host of the widely acclaimed 2013 documentary, Inequality for All
  • Named one of the nation’s top ten thought leaders by The Wall Street Journal
Check back soon for our 2020 speakers!

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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. 

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