Annual Training Conference
CALPELRA 2017: Embracing A World Of Difference



Join us in creating a world that enriches our lives and improves our performances by embracing a variety of experiences and perspectives. A diverse work force is linked to greater innovation and creativity. Understanding the variety around us is an important step and our key to success. At CALPELRA’s 2017 Annual Conference, together we’ll learn the significance of creating vibrant workplaces in which we embrace and celebrate diversity.

CALPELRA's 42nd Annual Training Conference will be held the week of December 4 - 8, 2017, in Monterey, at the brand new City of Monterey Conference Center, and the newly remodeled Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Marriott Hotel.

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.

2017 Conference Member Registration Rates

Registration for CALPELRA's 2017 Annual Conference is now open; register here.  Conference rates have not increased for the 2017 Annual Conference.

2017 Conference Member registration rates will apply to 2017-2018 CALPELRA members.

  • Register before July 1: $1,020
    (payment received no later than July 31) (includes 2017-2018 CALPELRA membership*)

  • Already a 2017-2018 member? Register before July 1: $670
    (payment received no later than July 31)

  • Register on or before September 30: $757
    (payment received no later than September 30)

  • Register on or after October 1: $1,005

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

2017 Conference Non-Member Registration Rates

  • Register before July 1: $1,020
    (payment received no later than July 31) (includes 2017-2018 CALPELRA membership*)

  • Don't wish to become a CALPELRA member? Register on or before September 30: $1,035
    (payment received no later than September 30)

  • Register on or after October 1: $1,098

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

    Conference Guide/Conference Program

    CALPELRA's free digital Conference guide 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.

    The 2017 Conference guide will be available in late summer/early fall. Visit this page to find out how to download the 2016 Conference guide to your device.  Learn how to use the 2016 Conference guide here.  Or view the web version of the 2016 Conference guide here.  

    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.

    Session handouts will be available in late fall.

    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.

    Prize Drawings

    Conference participants are encouraged to enter CALPELRA's Exhibitor Booth and Evaluations prize drawings. First time Conference attendees are automatically entered in a drawing for a complimentary Labor Relations Academy registration. Casino participants can exchange casino tickets to enter prize drawings. Participants can also enter prize drawings at the Tuesday and Wednesday night receptions. The Conference guide will provide prize drawing details, including prizes and drawing times. You must be present at drawings to win.

    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 in advance, 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.