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58th Annual CPHR BC & Yukon HR Conference & Expo

***The HR Conference & Expo has been canceled. Please see our statement on cancellations and policies 

April 28-29, 2020 | Vancouver Convention Centre – West

The 58th annual HR Conference & Expo is Western Canada’s largest human resources focused event. Come learn more about the UPSIDE of  your organization’s greatest resource: PEOPLE. Explore how investing in a well-managed, skilled and invigorated workforce can provide significant returns.

This year’s event will feature:



Still not convinced? Read our Reasons To Attend page, which even provided you with tips on getting your employer to ‘buy-in’ and even a letter template that you can use to ask them to pay for registration.

2020 Keynote Speakers

A Great Place to Work for All: Better for Business, Better for People, Better for the World
Entrepreneur, author and creator of ‘Best Business’ list across borders, Michael C. Bush has been CEO of Great Places to Work since 2015, guiding the global research and analytics firm in its annual workplace rankings. With over 30 years experience leading and growing organizations, Michael also served on President Obama’s White House Business Council.READ MORE ON THE KEYNOTE
Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions
One of the most-viewed TED Talkers of all-time, award-winning investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Johann Hari set out to answer the mystery of growing depression and anxiety on a global level. What emerged is a story that has since been translated into 15 languages, made into a non-fiction documentary, and is being adapted for a Hollywood film.READ MORE ON THE KEYNOTE
No Ego: How HR Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results
As an international speaker, leadership expert and New York Times bestselling author, Cy Wakeman is globally recognized for her reality-based approach to leadership — one distinctly minus the drama. Backed by 20 years of experience, she solidly rejects the ‘fad’ of engagement and replaces it with a return of leadership to leaders, and productivity to business.READ MORE ON THE KEYNOTE
Management Lessons from Space
As the first Canadian woman in space and one of TIME Magazine’s “World’s Best Explorers,” Dr. Roberta Bondar has taken giant steps in exploring the adaptability of the human brain. A renowned speaker on adaptive thinking, she continues to inspire as a leader and visionary for corporations and organizations navigating uncharted territory across North America.READ MORE ON THE KEYNOTE
2019 Highlights


Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West

1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C.

Hotel Accommodations


CPHR BC & Yukon has secured preferred rates for conference delegates at two hotels within a 5-minute walk of the Vancouver Convention Centre. Guests must indicate their conference attendance when making the reservation. Please note that CPHR BC & Yukon does not solicit attendees or exhibitors for housing reservations. Do not be baited by companies that fraudulently claim to represent CPHR BC & Yukon.


FAIRMONT WATERFRONT — 900 Canada Place Way – Deadline: March 27th

Stunning harbour, Stanley Park and North Shore mountain views, warm welcoming service and a convenient location across the street from the Vancouver Convention Centre make the Fairmont Waterfront the perfect fit while visiting Vancouver. Enjoy a peaceful night’s rest in one of our luxurious city or harbour view guestrooms, dine in ARC Restaurant offering simply inspired, handcrafted fare, or try out the Health Club while taking in the views. Check-in time is 3:00 pm. Check out time is 12:00 noon. Single/double occupancy. Non-refundable deposit of one night’s room and taxes due at time of booking. Internet is complimentary for all Fairmont Gold guests and Le Club AccorHotels members (sign up for free here.)”

City View Guestroom: $289.00
Water View Guestroom: $339.00
Signature Water View Guestroom: $409.00
Fairmont Gold City View Guestroom: $439.00
Fairmont Gold Harbour View Guestroom: $479.00

Group Name:  CPHR BC & Yukon Guestroom Block
Phone:  1.800.441.1414 or 1.604.691.1820
Booking Link:

Please identify the group name and quote the block code 0420CPHR_001_001 for ease of booking.


PINNACLE VANCOUVER HARBOURFRONT — 1133 W. Hastings — Deadline: March 26th

Experience downtown Vancouver’s vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment districts, all just steps away from our stunning Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront. Our locally owned hotel has our finger on the pulse of this city, which means we know exactly what you want and need to make your Vancouver visit unforgettable. Enjoy a host of a thoughtful amenities in your stylish contemporary hotel room or suite at Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront. Offering world-class city and harbour views with floor-to-ceiling windows, many of our spacious rooms and suites also open to a private balcony. Includes free basic high speed internet. All reservations will require a credit card or a one (1) night deposit. Deposits will be refunded for rooms canceled more than seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival. Name changes to room reservations may be made up to 1 day prior to arrival at no charge.

Cityside Room – Single/Double Occupancy: $200.00
Harbourside Room – Single/Double Occupancy: $230.00

Group Name:  CPHR BC and Yukon
Phone:  1.844.337.3118 or 604.689.9211
Reservation Link:


All booking and payment of hotel accommodations are the sole responsibility of the conference attendee. Individuals will be responsible for their own room charges, incidental charges and hotel taxes. Upon check-in, hotels will take an imprint of your credit card to guarantee final payment of all charges incurred during your stay. Please take note of the cancellation policy for each hotel when you are booking. Guest room rates are quoted per night in Canadian funds and are subject to tax. All tax structures and percentages are subject to change without notice.