Parking Details & More – From A to Z at CAHR19

Within 48 hours, 3,000 HR professionals and community members will roll into Long Beach, ready to connect, revitalize their career, enjoy Southern California to the fullest, and gain a wealth of insight to bring back to their organizations.

This guide will prepare you to make your way to Long Beach, California – and make the most of #CAHR19!

Basics | Parking | What Do I Do When I Arrive? | What’s Good? | Conference Food | Expo


Let’s start with The Basics…


Sunday, August 25 – Wednesday, August 28
Registration opens at 12:00pm-6:00pm on Sunday, and the conference concludes at 12:00pm on Wednesday.


Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

How To Get Here:

View parking information below (and visit our Travel Page)

Recertification Credits for 4-Day Attendees:

Up to 18.0 HR (General) Credits & PDC’s.

#ProTip: Keep track of your credits by using the “Design Your CAHR19” section in the Conference Guide! Check the CAHR19 App for the most up-to-date accreditations for each session.


Parking at CAHR19

There are three lots available for you to park at CAHR19. Each lot costs $15 per day.

Those who arrive early **may** get a spot at the closest lot:

Option 1 – Only 200 spots at the Convention Center Lot

Use This Address: Long Beach Convention Center, 100 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802

We do not recommend parking here as the lot will fill up quickly. For the first lucky few attendees who get a spot here, well done!


Option 2 – 1,400+ spots at the Terrace Theater Garage

Use This Address: 66 S Collins Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-4801

Parking at the Terrace Theater Garage is your best bet – plus, you’ll get to walk the lovely elevated pedestrian Rainbow Bridge from the top of the parking lot to the Convention Center!

Once you park, take the elevator up to the Rainbow Bridge and enjoy a breezy, scenic walk.

Here’s how & where to park at the Terrace Theater Garage and walk down the Rainbow Bridge, starting from Seaside Blvd. Click the first picture and use the right arrow key to continue:


Parking Option 3 – If you’re staying at the Hyatt Regency:

Use this address: Hyatt Regency Long Beach, 200 S Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802


What Do I Do When I Arrive?

If you’re an Attendee:

After walking across the Rainbow Bridge, enter the Convention Center and make your way down the hall to visit the Registration Desk.

At Registration, you can check in by giving us your name, or bringing your printed barcode to self-scan. The Registration Area also has our Info Booth! The Info Booth is our place for Q&A, Lost & Found, and the best way to reach a staff member. If you see any issues to be addressed, this is where to take them!

We’ll print your CAHR19 badge, and our helpful staff and volunteers from Kelly Services will hand you your CAHR19 bag, which includes:

  • Your Conference Guide – a printed guidebook to help you navigate #CAHR19 and contains the information you need to enter your HR recertification credits. Please keep this book safe until you log your certification! You can use it to keep track of your credits during the conference as well.
  • A mixture of important information & cool HR swag, including Bombas socks!!
  • Your Passport Card for the Marketplace Expo Passport Game

The next step as an attendee is to find out what you want to attend first, put your best self forward, and go for it! Connect with your peers on the app. Tweet or post your #CAHR19 experience on social media using hashtags #CAHR19 or #MyCAHR19. Build meaningful, in-person connections with local California peers. And live your best life in Long Beach. If you’re lucky, you already RSVP’d for a Long Beach Experience.

If you’re an Exhibitor:

Visit the Exhibitor Line at Registration to print your badge. Need to know where your booth is? View the CAHR19 Booth Map in advance! Your conference guide will be brought to you at your booth by our Deputy Executive Director & Exposition Coordinator so they can welcome you and ensure you’re all set to rock.

If you’re a Speaker:

Head straight to the Speakers Lounge to pick up your badge, check in, and prepare for your session! Check your inbox for additional details from the CAHR19 Team including parking & where the Speakers Lounge is located.

If you’re a Mother:

Our Mother’s Lounge is available in Room 103A for your convenience. To locate Room 103A, use the CAHR19 App maps, Conference Guide, or ask at the Info Booth!


So, I’ve downloaded the CAHR19 App, and picked up my badge & conference guide… Now what?

What’s Good at CAHR19?

CAHR19 App Reminder

If you are registered, login to the CAHR19 App today! The App is the most up-to-date resource for all sessions, credits, information, and connecting with fellow attendees. Turn push notifications ON so you can receive helpful reminders and tips!

Your login becomes usable within 24 hours of your registration. Use the email that you registered for the conference with, and password CAHR19.

Pre-Conference – Friday & Saturday

This year CAHR19 starts even earlier than ever with our HR Certification Preparation Courses! These courses are for the go-getters pursuing their HR certification & preparing for the exam this fall. If you didn’t make it this year but are interested in earning your aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, SHRM-CP, or SHRM-SCP, check back for our other course offerings or plan to add this to your conference experience at CAHR19!

Pre-Conference: Sunday

Our Pre-conference registration & sessions is an invitation to extend your conference experience! Check in between 12pm – 6pm on Sunday to receive your badge, conference guide, & bag, and attend our afternoon sessions to earn credit! View the full agenda here.

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday

With so much happening every day, we covered your day-to-day activities on our CAHR19 Day to Day Agenda! Take a look if you haven’t already.

Get ready to make new connections while refueling!

Lunch & Snacks & More at CAHR19



CAHR19 is proud to serve coffee to attendees every morning from 7:00am – 9:00am in the Main Lobby by Registration, SHRMStore, & concurrent session rooms.

What’s new with our coffee this year? We’ve upgraded from small 8oz cups to a more sizable 12oz cup! Now you can fill your cup to the brim and enjoy the perfect amount of coffee. You’re taking the time to invest in yourself, so we raise our 12-oz coffee cup to you!

But wait, there’s more…we’re offering dairy-free options at our morning coffee table! Choose from Half & Half, Fat-Free Milk, Almond Milk, and Soy Milk to your liking.

Morning Refreshment Breaks in the Expo

Our morning refreshment breaks are going to dazzle and delight you. Enjoy Mexican Sweet Breads in the Expo break area on Monday Morning, and on Tuesday Morning… enjoy Taiwanese and Chinese inspired pastries! YUM.

Gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan snack options will be available at the PIHRA Booth – sponsored by KIND. Thanks KIND!



Don’t go hungry at CAHR19. Feed your mind, body and soul while sharing insights with your peers at our lunch tables.

Monday Lunch features Mediterranean Spinach Salad with Olives, Feta Cheese, Cucumber, Fried Chick Peas, and with a Citrus Vinaigrette, Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Fresh Herbs, Caprese Chicken with Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil, Grilled Pita and Hummus, and Baklava! 

Vegan and Gluten/Dairy-sensitive folks: you have your own lane! Find the Vegan/GF/DF-specified table in the lunch area.Your Monday lunch option includes Mediterranean Spinach Salad with Olives, Cucumber, Fried Chick Peas, and with a Citrus Vinaigrette, Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Fresh Herbs, Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Chimi Churi, Pickled Fresno Chili and Fried Herbs, Hummus, Vegan Gluten Free Raspberry Mousse Cake.

Tuesday Lunch features an elevated Antipasto Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Shredded Salami, Fresh Mozzarella, Olives, Tomatoes and Cucumber with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette, Orzo Salad with Feta Cheese, Arugula, Cucumber, Tomato Pesto and Italian Parsley, Assorted Rolls and Butter, Beef Stroganoff, and Tiramisu. Yum!

Vegan and Gluten/Dairy-sensitive folks: you have your own lane! Find the Vegan/GF/DF-specified table in the lunch area. Your Tuesday lunch option includes Antipasto Salad with Romaine Lettuce, Olives, Tomatoes and Cucumber with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette, Gluten Free Pasta Salad with, Arugula, Cucumber, Tomato, and Italian Parsley, Mushroom Stroganoff with Gluten Free Penne, Red Wine, Cremini Mushroom Puree, Carrots and Celery, and Vegan Gluten Free Mango Mousse Cake. Also yum!

Click here for a few preview pictures of lunch!


Meet to Eat

Sign up by 3:00pm on Tuesday at Registration to join a group! Choose from the restaurants below. Groups will meet at 5:45pm at the Convention Center Main Lobby & leave together.

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Exhibitors, Solutions, Headshots, Coaching, Prizes…

All About the
CAHR19 Expo!

You won’t want to miss all the HR goodies and exhibits at the CAHR19 Expo! This year the Expo is bigger than ever, offering you tons of HR swag, creative exhibits from our sponsors & solutions providers, the PUPPY PLAY ZONE, 36 fifteen-minute Solutions Stage sessions, countless conversational opportunities, and we’re bringing back our Career Advancement Zone. Check out more information below!

200+ Sponsors & Exhibitors

Passport Game: get your passport card (located in your conference bag) stamped, and submit your card to enter to win the Passport Grand Prize of $500 cash!

PIHRA Foundation Silent Auction & Raffle

Solutions Stage Sessions (15 minute TED-Style) on 3 themed stages

The Headshot Truck

– The Career Advancement Zone featuring Professional Coaching, Resume Reviews, Mock Interviews & more

Prizes, prizes, prizes!

We can’t wait for you to experience #myCAHR19, build your #HRCommunity, connect with engaging speakers, take home practical tools & resources, and have a blast with us in Long Beach.

If you’re still looking for more information, check out our Session Directory & Agenda, and when in doubt, visit us at the Info Booth at Registration onsite to ask away.

Did you miss the boat, find this page, and decide you want to join us at #CAHR19? It’s not too late to register – register online at or come to Registration onsite and we’ll take your payment there!

See you in Long Beach!

– The CAHR19 Team