2016 was a very busy year for our association as we launched a brand new event franchise, HR TechXpo, and took our famed HR West conference on the road to Seattle.
We added a new blog partner, Human Resources Today, a new social platform (Social Link) for our members to communicate, and a new innovative way for our members to earn recertification credit via our virtual book club from our new partner, PBC Guru. Finally, we also held a large in-person gathering of our membership to ask for their vote of support (which we received) to amend our articles of incorporation in a manner that will allow us to better serve our membership and the needs of our organization in the future.
As a result of what we accomplished in 2016, I expect 2017 to be an even more exciting year for us. We’ll be hosting our 34th annual HR West conference, as well as a great line up of 1-day conferences and regional programming throughout the year.
It’s hard to believe that we are less than two months away from our annual HR West conference, but we are. Whether you are a past attendee or attending for the first time, you will not want to miss this year’s event. This year our Title Sponsor is no less than SAP SuccessFactors! We are proud and honored that they have chosen to partner with us to bring you the best HR conference in the West.
This year’s conference has a fantastic and diverse line up of keynotes and session speakers our community of HR professionals have come to expect. Each year, attendees share with us their appreciation of the unparalleled ability to earn continuing education credit towards a variety of certifications. They also share with us how much they value the conference’s networking opportunities. Whether it’s making a new connection or re-connecting with a colleague, the three days offer ample opportunity to grow and maintain your professional network. One thing to note is that this year, different than years past, we will be kicking off the conference in the morning. This is set to provide momentum and fuel our first day together.
This year’s sponsorship and exhibit opportunities sold out in record time and as a result, you will have an opportunity to visit and learn from a strong list of high-quality service providers. We are proud that our conference attracts the best service providers and that their presence and involvement with attendees is an appreciated part of our conference’s value.
If you haven’t gotten around to signing up for this year’s HR West conference, don’t delay. With the holidays behind us and another full year ahead, it’s time to start thinking about learning and trying new things, like participating in our #HRInnovators social media contest and being inspired with “HR in the most innovative place on earth!”
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