The Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Las Vegas

What You Get

Our ‘invitation-only’ approach allows us to provide exceptional service for our audience.


Conference Pass

Full access to the event including keynotes and educational sessions.


Overnight Hotel

We cover the first night and offer a discounted rate. Spouses welcomed.


5 Star Catering

Let us treat you to delectable breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and more.


Ace Networking

Rub shoulders with the best. Entry to all networking activities including industry dinner.

Who You'll Meet

A unique engagement opportunity with Fortune 500 companies and emerging mid-size enterprises.


Influential Peers

Benchmark and network with the movers and shakers of HR and Talent Management.


Thought Leaders

Learn from the best in the field and walk away with actionable insights.


Leading Partners

Meet only the solution providers most relevant for your projects and initiatives.



Unparalleled networking opportunities with high profile industry leaders.

What You'll Do

Your registration creates a truly customized agenda based on your specific areas of responsibility, challenges and interests.


Free Time

Spend most of your time participating in educational sessions and networking activities.


Research Meetings

Face-to-face 25-minute meetings to discover leading solutions guided by knowledgable executives.


Educational Sessions

Keynotes, plenary sessions, industry panel discussions, case studies and more.


Networking Activities

The perfect place to connect with peers who can truly make a difference to your business.

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This year, the 100% peer-driven educational program will be centered around key themes addressing the most pressing challenges.


Key Themes

close Leadership & Learning Development
  • Leadership Competencies & Succession Management

  • Coaching for Greater Impact: Linking Learning and Development to Business Results

  • Micro Learning: The Future of Learning and Development?

  • How to Lead during Changing Times and New Administration

  • Blended Learning Strategies for a Distributed Workforce

  • Understanding the Power of LinkedIn’s Analytics

  • Social Platforms for Global Employee Connectivity and Feedback

  • Utilizing Employee Demographic Data and Activities: Engagement & Retention Purposes

  • New way to display data

  • Usefulness of AI and Bots

  • Intuitive Technology with Minimal Administrative Burden

  • Today’s Business Role for the CHRO

  • Retention is an Outcome Not a Strategy; Unlocking Potential

  • What the New Working Environment Should Look Like for Employees

  • Performance Management Strategies

  • Going Digital; Shared Services Feasibility for HR

  • Building Company Culture: Multi- Generational Workforce

  • Attracting the Top Talent

  • Social Media Platforms for Talent Acquisition

  • Solving for Unconscious Bias

  • Fair Employment Value Proposition through Recruitment Branding

  • Interviewing for Fit and Culture

  • How to Continually Engage Employees for Retention


Get insights from 20+ specialized HR leaders making way in the ever-changing world of finance.

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Gaurav Valani

Head of Talent

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DeRetta Cole Rhodes


YMCA of Metro Atlanta

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Tony Callander

VP of HR

Quantum Health

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Andy George

Principal & VP of Global Sales


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Armen Berjikly

Senior Director of Strategy

Ultimate Software

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Scott Dimmick


Lakeland Regional Health

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Laurie Mellon

VP, People Development, Early Careers

Publicis Health

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Stacey L. Richter-Levy

Global Learning and Development Lead

Publicis Health

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Bruce Cutright


Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital

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Jonathan Ellis

Asst. VP, Leadership & Talent Development Officer

Credit Human

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Jami Jones


Questec Mechanical

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Jody Gastfriend

VP of Senior Care Services, LICSW


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Leslie-Anne Harants

Chief Culture Officer

Three Rivers Federal Credit Union

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Mary Goldy

Director, HR Operations & Transactions

Baker Tilly

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Susan Dawson

Chief People Officer

Silverchair Information Systems

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Charlene Sutherlin

VP of HR

Weiser Security Services Inc

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Dr. Chris White

Chief Science Officer


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Sarah Harden

Systems Engineer


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Michael Kearns

VP of Enterprise


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Tom Seeberger

VP of Learning

Fierce, Inc.

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Blake Sheldon

Solutions Architect


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Jim Arnold

Founder & CEO

finHealth, Inc.

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Ed Buckley



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Jamie Colvin

Founder & CEO

SimplyConnect Consulting, LLC

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Josie Sutcliffe

VP of Marketing



Make every session valuable by selecting up to three key themes to mix and match the most relevant topics to you.

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HR Technology and Analytics

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Registration


Breakfast Buffet

Monday, October 22Breakout Presentation

close 3 Fierce Leadership Conversations: How to Transform a Culture of “Nice” Into a Culture of Results

Leadership & Learning DevelopmentFierce - Fierce Master Facilitator

Too many of our business conversations are a waste of time, money, and energy because we avoid saying what needs to be said – we have fallen into a trap of being too nice. While many of us were raised to be kind to others, the desire not to ruffle feathers or rock the boat is affecting your company’s bottom line. A culture of nice dilutes reality, and isolates leaders from knowing about problems in a timely manner. It contains creative opportunities in an echo chamber, slows innovation and leads to issues such as stalled execution, missed deadlines and failed initiatives. We need to create cultures in which individuals feel safe to contribute new ideas, tackle tough challenges, and share what needs to be said. We need to transform cultures of nice by learning how to have conversations that get results.

Key Takeaways:

  • Realize the true costs of being too nice.
  • Understand how honesty and kindness are not mutually exclusive.
  • Learn 3 Fierce tactics to transform a culture of nice into one of results.


Ronna Detrick
Fierce Master FacilitatorFierce
Monday, October 22Breakout Presentation

close How to Solve the 5 Pervasive Team Challenges and Transform Your Business

Leadership & Learning DevelopmentTeamalytics - Chief Science Officer

People represent the greatest investment opportunity in any company. They’re also the greatest challenge. And the challenges multiply when people work together on teams. Despite the dysfunction of the majority of business teams, teamwork has never been more important for fast-growth companies. In this session, you’ll learn how to accelerate the effectiveness of new teams and new leaders, how to deal effectively with contentious teams and teammates, how to optimize high-functioning teams and navigate change initiatives, and how to develop and retain your high potentials.

Key Takeaways:

  • What is your strategy for the teams of today?
  • Teams are increasingly vital but often underperform
  • Team behavior is what undermines performance
  • The 5 pervasive team challenges we help leaders solve:
    • Optimize High-Functioning Teams
    • Accelerate High-Potential Team Members
    • Navigate Change Initiatives
    • Fast-Forward Newly Formed Teams
    • Manage Contentious Teams
*CPE Credit-Participants will be able to identify the 5 most significant team challenges and share ways to engage these issues and solve them to create dynamic teams and extraordinary outcomes.. Field of Study: Personnel/HR


Dr. Chris White
Chief Science OfficerTeamalytics
Monday, October 22Breakout Co-Presentation

close People Analytics: How to Go from Good to Great

HR Technology and AnalyticsSAS - Solutions Architect
SAS - Systems Engineer

Join SAS experts to learn how to empower your HR department. You’ll see how your organization can put data-driven decisions within everyone’s reach with easy-to-use analytics. We’ll discuss the current challenges and the landscape of an average HR department as well as best practices for using analytic insight to solidify HR’s role as a strategic business partner. Attendees will also learn how to use analytics to recruit the right talent, gather insight into employee satisfaction, predict triggers for employee attrition and make proactive decisions regarding your workforce.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how to build a technology road map for a typical HR department.
  • Understand the importance of an analytically driven approach to talent acquisition.
  • See how to apply analytic insight to employee survey, performance and profile data.
  • Gain a better understanding of analytics in the employee life cycle.


Blake Sheldon
Solutions ArchitectSAS
Sarah Harden
Systems EngineerSAS

Networking Lunch

Monday, October 22Breakout Presentation

close HR Analytics--When to take the Human out of Human Resources

HR Technology and AnalyticsWeiser Security Services Inc - VP of HR

With so many analytics and measurements in the workplace, how to find the right one for your company and make the biggest impact on performance and the bottom line. Sometimes its important to separate the human factor and bias from truths in your company. Using those truths and combining it with best practices. Learning to not over measure, and finding the keys to success in your business. How to find those and take advantage of them.

Key Takeaways:

  • Not all measurements are going to be important–find out what is
  • Learning that HR can impact the bottom line in strategic ways
  • Metrics do matter–sometimes…


Charlene Sutherlin
VP of HRWeiser Security Services Inc

Industry Dinner


Breakfast Buffet

Tuesday, October 23Breakout Presentation

close Game of Zones: Navigate the Seven Kingdoms of Employee Minds to Enhance Performance

Leadership & Learning DevelopmentThree Rivers Federal Credit Union - Chief Culture Officer

You have to be in your zone to be an agile leader. This Game of Thrones themed session will call on the dragon lore and connectedness of things to show you how to channel inner sight like Bran, defend the wall like Jon Snow, thrive in the unknown like Arya, and find the humor in challenges like Tyrion. There should be a whole lot of dragons, dire wolfs, and ‘damn, did-they-just-say-that’ moments while learning which zone serves you best. We will use mindfulness techniques to unite the seven kingdoms of your mind for the ultimate Game of Zones.

Key Takeaways:

  • A Model for Advanced Emotional Intelligence in the Business World
  • Brain Science behind stress and impact on decision-making
  • 10 proven stress-busting techniques
  • Mindsets of Agile Leaders


Leslie-Anne Harants
Chief Culture OfficerThree Rivers Federal Credit Union


Experienced CHROs help us design a relevant and 100% peer-led educational program. Check out a sample of last year's members:

Steering Committee Members

Angela Patterson VP, Global HR
NewNet Communication Technologies
Angela Timberlake VP of Talent Management
Acosta Sales & Marketing
Annette Sarsfield CHRO
PlayPower Inc
Bill Turner VP of HR
Valir Health
Carla Boren VP & Head of HR
Catherine Gutierrez VP, People Strategy & Ops
Christy Wheeler VP of HR
Grand Sierra Resort
Con Robertson EVP & CPO
Curtis Powell VP of HR
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
David Caffroy VP of HR
Dunn-Edwards Corporation
David Henry VP of HR
Foundation Building Materials
Don Jenkins VP of HR
Moon Valley Nurseries
Elizabeth Schilowitz CHRO
Morningside Translations
Evelyn CamposDiaz CHRO
Northern Inyo Healthcare District
Gregg Peterson VP of HR
Horton Inc
Hope Bailey CHRO & CCO
Jennie Hobbs VP of HR
BenchMark Physical Therapy
Jennifer James VP of HR
Sonic Healthcare
Jim Dunn EVP, CTO
Parkland Health & Hospital System
John Boyce VP of HR
Vail Systems Inc
John Termotto VP, Talent
Michelle Beiter VP People & Leadership Development
Safelite Glass Corp
Milly Christmann HP of VP
HMC Architects
Norman Hill VP of HR
Sheltering Arms
Nancy Fairchild SVP of HR
Luminex Corporation
Nichole DeGidio VP, HR & Adm, Global
A First Flagship Company
Nicole Carter Chief Recruitment & Talent Acquisition
City of Baltimore Dept
Olivia Thurmond VP of HR
Pioneer Human Services
Patricia Holliday VP of HR
Child & Family Services
Peter Lynch Head of Talent Management, Social Responsibility And Inclusion
Great-West Financial
Pierre Towns CTO
Room to Read
Randee Manley VP of HR
Rebecca Snyder VP Organizational Development
Purch Group Inc
Richard Stewart VP of HR
Monogram Food Solutions LLC
Ronnie West CPO
Ruchi Kulhari AVP HR
EXL Services
Savannah Jones VP of HR
WestCare Foundation
Sean Wilkins VP Talent Acquisition
New Penn Financial LLC
Seth Bushouse Executive VP of HR
Sherrice Gilcreast CAO
Community Care Inc


We help CHROs and HR senior-level executives connect with peers in different industries to discuss their top-of-mind directives. Last year's attendees include:

Attendee Testimonials

"It’s always interesting to hear how other organizations approach the challenges we face. CONNECT is an opportunity to increase your knowledge and see what tools are out there – new ideas leading to new solutions. Other senior level Executives trying to keep up with digitalization should consider attending – a great platform to see what’s out there!"

"Great participants, panelists and vendors! "

"Company size does not matter, there is so much relevant content…and you can easily customize your schedule. Best part is being able to see the latest and greatest technology in the space. "

Attendee List


Connect HR is quickly establishing a reputation as the boiling pot of information, ideas and solutions. Check out last year's solutions:

Exhibitor Testimonials

"The information we learned from our one-on-one meetings is invaluable. The attendees were spot on – decision makers, ready to shortlist vendors! The event was beautifully organized and the entire process was super-efficient. I would highly recommend CONNECT to other solution providers – make this a must sponsor event in your marketing plans!"

Exhibitor List


North America's fastest-growing HR event plays host to over 250 attendees each year.


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Your full access conference pass includes overnight accommodations, meals and cocktail receptions.

The Hotel

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

Featuring luxurious hotel rooms and suites, three-acre pool backyard, sensuous spa treatments, delectable dining and exciting casino gaming–all overlooking the stunning Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the neighboring mountains,  Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa, Las Vegas pays homage to the elegant mid-century modern resorts that made Las Vegas famous. Spacious accommodations are designed with modern contemporary décor and a wealth of amenities like no other hotel rooms in Las Vegas, and include a 42-inch HD TV, VOIP internet phones, an automated, fully-stocked private bar and in-room safe.
Accommodations must be booked through the conference organizers and not through the venue directly. To book your stay please contact:
The closest airport to the hotel is McCarran International Airport (LAS). Red Rock does operate a complimentary shuttle between McCarran Airport and the hotel. You can see the shuttle schedule here. Taxis are also available at the airport and cost approximately $50 each way.
Red Rock Resort, Casino & Spa | 11011 W. Charleston Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89135