Annual Training Conference: Together Toward Tomorrow



Join us at #CALPELRA2018T3 as we launch toward tomorrow. Together we’ll learn how to navigate accelerating change, successfully face complex and uncertain challenges, and create sustainable solutions.

CALPELRA's 43rd Annual Training Conference will be held the week of December 3 - 7, 2018, in Monterey.  CALPELRA's Annual Conference Program Committee is already working to create another great Conference week.

What's Included In Your Registration

Registration fees include: All Conference general and concurrent sessions; all networking events (including Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night receptions; Wednesday and Thursday lunches; Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday breakfasts, coffee, and breaks). The Thursday night reception is held at the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium, and includes a full dinner, casino, dancing, and exclusive, CALPELRA-only access to the Aquarium exhibits.  (Note:  Conference registration does not include registration for the Academy programs on December 3 and December 4; separate registration for those programs is required.)

2018 Conference Member Registration Rates

Registration for CALPELRA's 2018 Annual Conference is open here.

2018 Conference Member registration rates apply to 2018-2019 CALPELRA members.

  • Register before July 1: $1,045
    (payment received no later than July 31) (includes 2018-2019 CALPELRA membership*)

  • Already a 2018-2019 member? Register before July 1: $695
    (payment received no later than July 31)

  • Register on or before September 30: $782
    (payment received no later than September 30)

  • Register on or after October 1: $1,030

*Friends are not eligible for combined membership/Conference registration.  Please see member definitions here.

2018 Conference Non-Member Registration Rates

Registration for CALPELRA's 2018 Annual Conference is open here. 

  • Register before July 1: $1,045
    (payment received no later than July 31) (includes 2018-2019 CALPELRA membership*)

  • Register on or before September 30: $1,060
    (payment received no later than September 30)

  • Register on or after October 1: $1,123

  • *Friends are not eligible for combined membership/Conference registration.  Please see member definitions here.

    Conference Guide/Conference Program

    CALPELRA's free digital Conference guide, available now, allows you to access the entire Conference program from your computer, smartphone, and tablet. Create your own personalized schedule of Conference sessions from your computer, and that schedule will appear on your smartphone and/or tablet. Create Conference to-do lists of the exhibitors and sponsors you want to visit at the Conference. Create and share a mobile business card with other Conference participants you meet. Join in Conference-related conversations through the in-guide links to Twitter and Facebook.

    Visit this page to find out how to download the 2017 Conference guide to your device.  Learn how to use the 2017 Conference guide here.  The 2018 Conference guide will be released in late summer 2018.

    You can also view the Web browser version of the guide here. The Web browser version of the guide does not include all the features or functionality as the app on your mobile device, but you can sign into Guidebook from the Web browser version and start creating your schedule, to-do list, etc., and those items will then be available to you when you sign into the app on your mobile device.

    Conference Session Handouts

    CALPELRA provides speakers’ handout materials on CALPELRA’s Web site before and after the Annual Conference, along with audio recordings of the sessions, for all Conference registrants. To download the handouts and listen to the audio recordings, you must sign into CALPELRA's Web site with your user ID and password, provided to you in your e-mailed Conference registration confirmation.

    Registration Fees / Cancellations / Refund Policy / Restrictions

    CALPELRA will not refund Annual Conference registration fees for cancellations. Registration fees paid may be applied to another CALPELRA event or activity held within one year of the Conference for which the individual was registered; all requests for transfer of registration fees must be made in writing within 10 calendar days of the last day of the Annual Conference for which the individual was registered.

    Please note: Individuals employed by a union, a union-side law firm, or a union-side consulting firm that, in labor relations matters, exclusively represents unions and employees, may not register for CALPELRA's Annual Conference.

    Recommended Dress

    Casual, comfortable clothing is encouraged. Please leave business attire behind. Jeans, sneakers, and sweaters are appropriate for this Conference.

    Venue Tour

    Join Conference Program Committee members for a short walking tour of the Conference venues before the Welcome Reception begins on Tuesday. The tour will depart from AskMe sign just outside the Conference registration area.

    Exhibitors/Sponsors

    Are you interested in participating in the Annual Conference as an exhibitor and/or sponsor? Please visit our exhibitor/sponsor pages or download our 2018 exhibitor/sponsor brochure for complete details.

    Training Certification And Credits

    • MCLE credit for California attorneys.

    • SHRM certification for selected concurrent sessions.
      CALPELRA is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

    • HRCI certification for selected concurrent sessions.
      CALPELRA is an approved HRCI provider. CALPELRA's programs have met HRCI's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit; CALPELRA's use of HRCI's name/seal does not constitute HRCI's endorsement of the quality of the program.

    • Conference sessions may be used toward IPMA-HR recertification.

    Guests

    Family members, children, and/or guests are welcome to attend receptions. Tickets for the Wednesday and Thursday night receptions are only available through on-line registration, and will not be available on-site at the Conference. Tickets must be purchased by November 14, and tickets may only be purchased by paid Conference registrants.

    As you plan your stay in Monterey this December, visit See Monterey for information about Monterey-area attractions and activities. And visit the Monterey Peninsula dining guide for information about Monterey's restaurants.

    Accessibilty And Special Needs

    This Conference is accessible to people with disabilities. Please let us know of any specific requests that would make your experience more comfortable. CALPELRA will do whatever it can to reasonably accommodate special dietary requests or other needs. If you wish to discuss reasonable accommodations, please contact CALPELRA before the Conference at 925-400-6320.



    *Friends are not eligible for combined membership/Conference registration.  Please see member definitions here.