HR West 19
HR Professionals Gathering to Learn, Engage and Find Out What’s Next — at HR West 2019
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For Immediate Release

Contact: Laurie Pehar Borsh (NCHRA)
800.915.2151 x706

San Francisco/Sausalito, CA — 2/01/19

Celebrating its 35th year, HR West will once again convene at the Oakland Convention Center, March 11 - 13. The popular 3-day HR conference offers over 80 concurrent continuing education sessions, three unique keynotes, and hundreds of sponsors and event expo vendors. HR West is where HR professionals, and those working in and around the HR profession, go to find out What's Next.  


HR West, the popular human resources conference , is where HR professionals go to find out What's Next. Convening annually now for 35 years in the San Francisco Bay Area---the most innovative place on earth and home to the world’s leading-edge companies. Practicing HR in the Bay Area requires skills beyond the ordinary and HR West is an event beyond the ordinary: three phenomenal days of learning, networking and inspiration.


Produced by Next Concept HR Association, HR West 2019 provides an opportunity for today’s HR leaders to understand and learn more about the challenges of the modern workforce. Modern “people managers” come to HR West to learn how to stay prepared to keep up with the latest hi-tech boom and react to ever-evolving definitions of work, while discovering techniques for increasing efficiencies in other important issues and intricate areas of workforce management. No other event of this kind gathers the kind of HR talent, and the level of expertise, ready to meet the new demands of today’s new HR role in very small to very large organizations. 

Globally recognized entrepreneur, CEO of Imperative, Aaron Hurst, will serve last HR West 2019 Emcee. Keynotes include Christopher Kurtz, Chief Kindness Officer of Do Good. Be Kind®, Sally Thornton, Founder + CEO, Forshay, and International HR guru and leadership coach, Amanda Townsend, Global People Operations at Fivetran.

HR West will also continue to offer over 80 concurrent continuing education sessions, in addition to over 80 exhibitors showcasing high-quality HR products and solutions to conference attendees and speakers. Rather than isolating exhibitors in a faraway expo hall, HR West exhibitors are located throughout the venue - making it easy to stop by for a casual conversation.

HR West 2019 session speakers include:

HR West 2019 Registration is open and will remain open through the morning of March 11
th (day one of the conference). However, Next Concept HR Association encourages attendees to pre-register at: or call 800-339-4481.

Local, business and HR trade press and media outlets and reporters are encouraged to attend HR West for relevant and up-close and personal information from HR leaders around the new workplace culture shifts —from diversity to the gig economy— bringing improvement to overall company culture and success. Contact, Laurie Pehar Borsh, at for a press pass to one or all three of the conference days.


About Next Concept HR Association
Next 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