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CPHR BC & Yukon’s 58th Annual HR Conference + Expo

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

Save the date for the largest HR event in Western Canada with insightful keynote presentations, concurrent tracks of breakout sessions, peer-to-peer dialogues and the opportunity to earn Continuing Professional Development hours. Our 2019 conference welcomed 1,200+ delegates, 40+ speakers and 100+ exhibitors!

Join us in 2020 and discover why we continue to grow in popularity every year.


Save the Date

HR Conference + Expo 2020
April 28-29, 2020
Vancouver Convention Centre

Registration & Pricing

Save up to 30% with super early bird pricing (full day from $999) available December 1-31. See pricing details.
Registrations before Dec. 31st include free access to our preconference workshop.


To learn more about sponsorship opportunities download the brochure or contact


This is the largest HR tradeshow in Western Canada and sells out every year. Contact for more information.

Speakers – HR Conference 2020

Speaker proposal submissions closed on
July 22, 2019. If you would like to be informed in June, 2020 when speaker proposals will open for 2021, please provide your contact information.


HR Conference volunteers ensure the smooth operation of the annual conference in a variety of roles.  They are selected based on their history of volunteer contributions to CPHR BC & Yukon.  Apply to volunteer.  

For general inquiries about the HR Conference + Expo, please contact
Erin Roddie.

2020 Keynote Speakers

Johann Hari, Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions

Johann Hari is a New York Times best-selling author. His book ‘Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’ has been translated into 15 languages and is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood film, and into a non-fiction documentary series.   He is one of the most-viewed TED talkers of all time: his talk, ‘Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong’, has (along with the animation based on it) been viewed more than 20 million times.


Cy Wakeman, 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.

Online Registration Pricing for HR Conference + Expo 2020

Full Conference Experience (includes all sessions, events, meals and breaks listed as part of the two-day conference) NEW – Super Early Bird
includes free preconference workshop
(until Dec 31 only)
$999 na $1,299
Early Bird (Jan 1 – Feb 14) $1,050 $399 $1,350
Regular (Feb 15 – Apr 20) $1,350 $499 $1,650
Onsite (Apr 21 onwards) $1,400 $549 $1,700
Single-Day (April 28 or 29) (includes all sessions, events, meals and breaks for the selected day) Early Bird (Jan 1 – Feb 14) $650 $249 $850
Regular (Feb 15 – Apr 20) $899 $299 $1,100
Onsite (Apr 21 onwards) $949 $349 $1,150

Members holding the CPHR designation qualify for $50 off their conference registration. The reduced price will be available when you register online and on the manual registration form. No discount code will be required. There is a $50.00 fee for manual registrations.

CPHR BC & Yukon reserves the right to refuse to accept any registration or cancel any existing registration in its absolute discretion.

 Highlights from 2019

2019 Thank You:

We’d like to thank Roger Haskett for the energy, enthusiasm and professionalism he brought to the emcee role.

We’d like to thank our five exceptional keynote speakers, Mel Robbins, Duncan Wardle, Ron Tite, Hayley Wickenheiser and Steve Gilliland for sharing their personal stories and the lessons they have learned through their experiences.

We’d like to thank our more than 40 breakout session speakers for passing along their knowledge and expertise to the delegates.

We’d like to thank our Indeed Smart Stage presenters for taking the time out of their busy schedules to present at the tradeshow. Your passion for the HR profession and your topics was infectious.

We’d like to thank our Conference Chair, Cindy Dopson and the rest of the Conference Organizing Committee for the countless hours of their time they’ve given up over the past year to help us shape the conference into what we’ve seen over the past few days.

We’d like to thank Susan Ryan, Chair, and the CHPHR BC & Yukon Board of Directors for the time they have given up out of their busy schedules and their support over the years. It was great to see so many of you in attendance.

We’d like to thank our volunteers for the outstanding work they accomplished throughout the past few days. From stuffing delegate bags, to checking coats, to guiding people to the correct session, to the countless other tasks, to being that smiling face greeting people – our team of volunteers truly was awesome. We could not have done what we did without you. THANK YOU.

We’d like to thank our sponsors and tradeshow exhibitors for their support of the event. Again, we couldn’t have done it without you.

We’d like to thank the more than 1,000 delegates who gave up their time and took in the two days of learning and networking. We hope the HR Conference + Tradeshow was everything you were hoping for and more.

We’d like to thank the Vancouver Convention Centre for providing the perfect setting for the HR Conference + Tradeshow. Your staff were amazing, thoughtful and helpful throughout the planning process and the event.

We’d like to thank Levy Show Service for all their help leading up to the event. From setting up the tradeshow, to building the CPHR BC & Yukon booth, to providing tables and stools – you truly do specialize in customer service, event decorating and custom exhibit design.

And last but certainly not least, we’d like to thank FMAV for all their help in transforming the main ballroom and the breakout rooms into something special each and every year. As always, your staff was amazing to work with and the way you transformed an empty ballroom into an “HR Rock Show” was amazing. We truly are both lucky and grateful to have worked with you again this year.

See you all next year. April 28-29, 2020.

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre, West

1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, B.C.