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About HR West

March 9-11, 2020 | OAKLAND CONVENTION CENTER


About the Conference

The HR West Conference shapes the future of HR together with the HR community. HR attendees and participants are thriving, in-the-know HR professionals and providers, always striving to stay ahead of what’s next and what’s to come in the HR profession.

The HR West Conference has convened annually for 36 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, attracting professionals from across the country, with a heavy presence from the Silicon Valley companies and their HR experts. These HR experts represent some of the most seasoned HR professionals who deliver on some of the biggest HR demands in the profession, since they practice HR in California and around the world.

California continues to be one of the most challenging areas to practice HR and stay on top of demanding compliance requirements and evolving employment laws. Throughout the content and sessions, you’ll find that the HR West Conference tackles tough HR topics, includes diverse approaches and schools of thought for your pain points, while fostering forward-thinking dialogue. Conference presenters help you achieve your HR goals by providing industry insights, tools & resources, as well as the latest workplace research. Your participation will help you effectively conquer new strategies for your employee engagement, workplace technologies, globalization, leadership culture, and much more!

Join us March 9-11, 2020 at the Oakland Convention Center, Oakland CA.


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Comprehensive Learning

With more than 70 concurrent sessions (most for recertification credit) and separate tracks for Strategy & Leadership, Employment Relations, Law & Legislation, Culture, Engagement & Retention, Talent Development, Communicate & Relate, Talent Acquisition & Management, and Compensation & Benefits, you’ll find everything you need to get over the hurdles you’re facing.

Credits, Credits Credits: You'll be able to earn up to 14 Total HRCI Credits / SHRM PDCs. Business Credits and California Credits will be available as well.

The “Un” Conference

HR West is not your typical conference. No big expo hall, rather a collaborative event that focuses on you – the participant. Large enough to attract world-class presenters, yet small enough to make meaningful connections. And no other conference offers the ultimate convenience of hotel, parking and conference – all under one roof!

High-Quality Service Partners

Meet face-to-face with more than 80 exhibitors offering high-quality HR solutions. The unique setup of HR West provides a low-pressure setting for seeking out the right partner for you. Rather than isolating exhibitors in a faraway expo hall, our exhibitors are located throughout the venue – making it easy to stop by for a casual conversation.

Interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor? Contact Denise Granados at dgranados@nchra.org for more information.

Unparalleled Networking

The problems you face are real. Shouldn’t your network be too? Sit with others in your industry at lunch or catch up with friends during the afternoon cookie breaks. And of course there’s the popular night reception with a DJ, hearty hors d’oeuvres and complimentary drinks.

About NCHRA

NCHRA LogoNext Concept HR Association (NCHRA) is the second-largest HR association in the country and has been advancing organizations through human resources since 1960. Delivering over 100 programs annually, the association is dedicated to connecting human resources professionals with practice resources, leading-edge training, legal and legislative developments, quality service providers, and each other—forming career-long networks and partnerships. For more information visit www.nchra.org.

Conference Information

March 9-11, 2020
Oakland Convention Center
Oakland, CA

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