Advance Your Career at the 2019 California HR Conference

The California HR Conference is the premier event for human resources directors, managers, executives, and business owners in California – and registering to attend CAHR19 is a great way to build your network and advance your career. 

Getting ahead doesn’t have to be difficult—invest four productive days toward advancing your career and gaining a better understanding of the trends that affect the future of your organization.

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 notoriously complex regulations and elevate your position in your organization. Join more than 2,700 of your fellow HR professionals at the largest HR conference on the West Coast, where you’ll access a robust education program organized into nine distinct education tracks – covering topics like workforce relations, benefits, HR strategy and more – that address your targeted needs. Hear from 70+ industry leading speakers, source solutions from 170+ exhibitors on an experiential show floor, and make lifelong connections—all at a fraction of the cost of other HR events and with a risk-free guarantee.

Discover new ways to propel your career forward. At CAHR19, you’ll get the knowledge you need to transform your role and ensure that you’re seen as a strategic business partner with content focused on elevating HR’s position in the corporate world. Join us August 25-28, 2019, in one of the most quintessential California beach cities—Long Beach, and save $50 with Standard pricing by July 31.

Customized Tracks

Bring expert HR guidance back to your organization

With so many sessions, tracks and speakers focusing on the pulse of HR, CAHR19 provides ample continuing education and development for executive, director, and managerial-level professionals.

Investing in your professional development not only equips you for what’s changing in the field and new best practices in HR, but it’s a great way to say the L-word (“I love you!”) to your career.

Gain so much more customized learning by following one of our Tracks – & earn correlating recertification credits, too!

  • Business & HR Strategy: Elevate your HR strategy and earn 13.75 Business credits in this track.
  • HR Compliance: Stay on top of the latest Federal employment law cases with seasoned experts.
  • California Employment Law: California leads the nation in employment laws and regulations. Stay on the cutting-edge of employment law and earn 15.0 California-specific credits in this track.
  • Global HR: Take your global HR strategy to the next level and earn 8.75 Global credits in this track.
  • HR in Nonprofits: Attend the Nonprofit HR Track to gain tailored content you need to manage your load and meet other professionals who “Do More With Less!”
  • HR Executives: Attend the focused Executive Summit designed exclusively to ensure your time is invested in the essentials you need – and meet other peers across various industries.
  • View all tracks here.
  • View our Session Directory here.

Unique Experiences

Revitalize your work life. Relax and unwind at our social experiences – you may make new professional friends along the way

Human connections are central to what you do—and they’re also a big part of what keeps talented HR professionals coming back to CAHR every year. If educational sessions help you thrive in the practicals of your current position, the social experiences and networking at CAHR19 help you thrive in the longevity of your career no matter where it takes you. After all, it’s our peers who help us remember what we love and value about HR, help us troubleshoot issues specific to our industry and bounce ideas off each other, and help us secure our next position when the time is right.

CAHR19 social events provide the moments when you might meet a mentee you can invest in, or a mentor who can guide you. 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. Join 2,700 of your peers from a variety of industries—including healthcare, manufacturing and education—for fun, unique social experiences that connect you with people who “just get it.” Savor delicious refreshments and plated meals while you make career-furthering connections during breaks and Meet to Eat events. Share laughs and ideas at the Sunday Night Comedy Show and dance the night away with new friends at the Tuesday Night Concert. With plenty of good times to be had and hands to shake, there’s no better way to make important business connections and lasting friendships than by being here.

Highlighted Socials:

Coaching & Solutions

Career Advancement Zone, CAHR19 Expo, Solutions Stages

Go beyond labyrinth-like show floors full of endless booths and crowded aisleways. The 2019 California HR Conference is an immersive, multi-layered expo experience where you’ll discover cutting-edge solutions for your organization and assets to help you further your career. 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.

Snap a new photo for your LinkedIn profile at the Headshot Truck and set goals for your future in personalized professional coaching sessions. Whether you’re learning something new at a TED-style presentation on the Solutions Stages, guarding your bid in the PIHRA silent auction or taking advantage of the plentiful opportunities for meaningful networking, this is one show floor that you’ll want to spend a little extra time exploring.

Is your career in need of some personal attention? Perhaps you’re not sure how to bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. Sign up for a coaching session with the International Coaching Federation (LA Chapter), available as a complimentary add-on to your registration. You’ll gain tailored insight for your current stage and next steps from experienced professionals. Find your blind spots, and leave refreshed and ready to hit your next growth edge.

During breaks between concurrent sessions, don’t miss the Solutions Stages in the Expo. This year’s stage will include TED Talk-style sessions related to career development. While you’re in the Expo, you’ll find value in browsing providers and exhibitors who might have a brilliant solution for you to solve tactical issues. That solution could free up your time to better position HR in your organization and contribute more to the bottom line.

Earn & Recertify HR Certification

Everyone who earns their HR certification understands the value it has in their career. It’s a badge of honor showing your hard work and commitment to the profession – but maintaining your credential is also an ongoing responsibility to hone your craft, and an advantage that not only helps you stay competitive in the field, but more importantly stay compliant and equipped to lead your organization into the future of HR.

If you haven’t yet earned an HR credential, sign up for an exam preparation course as a pre-conference session.

For the already-certified, earning your recertification credits is arguably one of the most important aspects of the conference! At CAHR18 you will earn a sizable chunk of your ongoing HRCI, SHRM, MCLE recertification credits. Have a specialty HRCI certification? Sort by Track or HR Certification Type on our Session Directory to determine which sessions will help you earn your credits!

Recertification credits at CAHR19:

HRCI Recertification Credits

SHRM Professional Development Credits


  • 18.0 HR (General)
  • 13.75 Business
  • 15.0 California-specific (one of the largest amounts you can earn at a conference!)
  • 8.75 Global
  • 18.0 SHRM Professional Development Credits
  • 15.0 MCLE credits


How to Recertify at the California HR Conference

To earn your recertifications, be sure to keep track of which sessions you attend in your printed Conference Guide. After the conference, you will enter the Conference ID number (listed in your printed Conference Guide) as well as enter the sessions into your online certification account. For HR (General) credit, the ID number will be sufficient. For specialty certifications (SPHR, PHRca, GPHR), you will need to enter each session title you attended that qualifies for that certification. In short: guard your Conference Guide with your life until you log your credits!


Earn & Learn even more!

Want to earn even more recertification credits? Pre-order the CAHR19 On Demand by adding it to your registration – and earn even more web credits as you gain access to content from all conference concurrent sessions! Take your California HR education home and gain even more insights from sessions you missed. After the conference ends and the recordings are processed, you will gain access to all concurrent sessions so you can learn at your pace, wherever you like.


Show your career some TLC and help yourself rise to the next level by registering for CAHR19.