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About HR West


About the Conference

The HR West conference is where you go to find out What’s Next. Convening annually for 35 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, the event takes place in the most innovative place on earth—home to the world’s leading-edge companies. Practicing HR here requires skills beyond the ordinary, and a level of sophistication not found in other parts of the world. How will you meet the challenges of globalization as it scatters your workforce worldwide? Are you prepared to keep up with the latest hi-tech boom? React to ever-evolving definitions of work? And all the while, maintain a human touch? After all, isn’t that what our job is all about…people?

Discover techniques for staying relevant and increasing efficiencies, but doing it with a heart. You’ll meet others like you and have a chance to learn from the best. Because nowhere else on earth can you gather this kind of talent, this level of expertise…the best are at HR West! Join us March 9-11, 2020 at the Oakland Convention Center, Oakland CA.

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Comprehensive Learning

With more than 80 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.

With more recertification opportunities than ever before, the conference is approved for 14.25 HRCI Recertification Credits, of which 11.25 qualify for business credits and 11.25 qualify for California credits. It is also approved for 14.25 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and 11.25 ATD APTD/CPLP Points.

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 Monday night reception with live music, hearty hors d’oeuvres and complimentary drinks.


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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