SHRM Member                      $595

2019 Conference Rates

You have worked hard to earn your professional certifications, keep your credentials up to date by earning credits towards your SHRM, HRCI, and/or MCLE recertification.

SHRM PDC Credits:
Advocacy Track 16.0   |   Learning Track 17.75

HRCI Credits:
Advocacy Track 15.0   |   Learning Track 17.75

​MCLE Credits:
Advocacy Track 14.0    |   Learning Track 17.75

HR Advocacy & Legislative Conference

You’re convinced that you want to attend 2019 California State Legislative and HR Conference, and we really want you there; now it’s time to convince your boss! Most managers will be concerned about the return on investment—every dollar has to be justified, and so does the time away from the office. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Use these tools to show why your organization needs to invest in 2019 California State Legislative and HR Conference!​

Step 1: Stress the value of investing in your development
The bottom line is that the smarter you are, the better it is for your organization!  You know that organizations take on an almost unfathomable amount of risk whey they don't have the most informed, up-to-date HR staff available - the pace of legislation, trends, and even social media can be a real landmine for your organization- from recruiting to compliance to strategic planning.  Stay on top of these issues (and many, many more) by attending the 2019 California State Legislative and HR Conference and getting the resources you and your organization need.  

Step 2: Register Early (and then save some money)

Your boss may be worried about the cost or even your time out of the office, but remind her it's worth it in the long run.  Boss still not convinced?  Let her know you've figure out a way to make it as cost-effective as possible!  Register early before rates increase, and book your hotel room through the official CalSHRM Housing Block. This way you know you're getting a fair rate AND saving on transportation costs.  And let her know that you'll take advantage of coffee breaks, receptions and exposition hall lunches to help cut costs of dining out. 
Step 3: Review the exhibitor list
The Ballroom and Foyer will host multiple vendors showcasing a wide-range of innovative HR-related products and services that help meet you needs.  Visit them to be among the first to learn about the latest HR business solutions, discover answers to on-the-job challenges and find the tools your organization has been looking for, whether it's recruiting software or rewards programs or wellness strategies (and a lot more!). Consider the business opportunities that could develop from establishing connections with industry professionals and partners - and maybe remind your boss once again that you'll be provided lunch in the conference!
Step 4: Complete the request letter
Sometimes your boss will need it in writing, or just prefers to receive your request in an email.  Don't worry - we've got you covered there too.  Use our handy Letter Template to list your reasons for attending and submit to your supervisor. You can customize it however you want, but this letter gives you a great starting point for organizing your thoughts and making sure you're making the best case for attending the conference!
Step 5: Bring it all home
We guarantee that the learning you get at the conference will be phenomenal (and energizing).  So don't leave it in Sacramento - share your results!  Let your boss know that you will commit to a post-conference briefing for staff, senior management or your team, where you’ll highlight what you’ve learned from the conference.   

Conference Lodging

SHRM Member                      $675

3 Reasons to Attend

Hear from Employment Law Experts

One Rate, Two Options: 

New for 2019:  You have the option of choosing between two different tracks applicable to only Wednesday afternoon. Following Wednesday lunch, conference attendees break into two groups:

  • Advocacy Track for those who participate in Capitol legislative visit activity, including the advocacy information session at the Conference venue.
  • Education Track for those who remain at the Conference venue and participate in education sessions.

Full Conference Registration - Early Bird

The 2019 California Legislative and HR Conference will be held in the in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, located in the downtown area.

CalSHRM has secured an excellent room block rate of just $199 per night plus taxes, and, currently, rooms are available for the following nights: Tuesday 4/2, Wednesday, 4/3, Thursday 4/4, and Friday 4/5.  These discounted room nights are on a first come, first served basis, and attendees are encouraged to book as soon as possible to secure the block rate.  You can reserve your lodging at the time of registration or to book separately select the link below. 

Full Conference Registration - Standard Rates

sacramento, California

Get Social with CalSHRM

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation request must be in writing and emailed to  A Five percent (5%) Cancellation Processing Fee will be deducted from registration fees refunded for cancellations received through December 31, 2018.  Fifty percent (50%) of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations received from January 1 through March 11, 2019.  Cancellations received after March 11, 2019, are nonrefundable.  If a SHRM member transfers his or her registration to a nonmember, the nonmember must pay the difference of the SHRM member and nonmember price at the time of the transfer.

Early Bird Pricing Effective Until March 11, 2019 - Registration includes keynote presentations, participation in either the Wednesday Advocacy or Learning Track, continuing education sessions, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, lunch Wednesday & Thursday and the CalSHRM Wednesday social.  To register through mail download the Conference Registration Form  here.

convince your boss

April 15-17, 2020 | Sheraton Grand sacramento

Network with other HR Professionals

We know networking is a huge part of your professional success. When you meet with your peers, you have an opportunity to learn collaboratively, hear new ideas, and validate or change your perspectives, especially needed in California. Learn what others are doing and be inspired to implement something similar or share thoughts and practices to reaffirm you're already on the right track! Perhaps find a mentor or become one and develop valuable connections to help you further your career.​

Earn Certification Credits

Enjoy the Benefits of SHRM Membership

Are you a SHRM member? SHRM members receive a special discounted registration rate at the conference. We do ask national SHRM to confirm your membership and its duration. You must be a SHRM member at the time of the conference to maintain the discount.
Not a SHRM member and want to be? Learn more and become a member here.

2020 California State

General Public                     $695

General Public                     $775

Pricing Effective After March 11, 2019 - Registration includes keynote presentations, participation in either the Wednesday Advocacy or Learning Track, continuing education sessions, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, lunch Wednesday & Thursday and the CalSHRM Wednesday social.  To register through mail download the Conference Registration Form here.

Well known premier California Attorneys and business experts deliver up to date information on the current legislative climate, recent case law implications in employment practices, and best practices for establishing risk-adverse practices under these laws in California.
A few of the 2019 Keynote Speakers include:

  • Michael Kalt, Wilson Turner Kosmo
  • Vida Thomas, Stoell Rieves
  • Alden Parker, Fisher Phillips
  • Jennifer Shaw, The Shaw Law Group

Review the full line-up of speakers