How can you recognize workplace violence and respond to an active shooter?

How can employers address mental health?

How can people recovering from substance misuse successfully re-enter the workforce?

You can find out … at the 55th Annual Human Resources Conference & Expo on April 23-25 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

“These are some of the hot topics in HR and new this year,” comments Jennifer George, Indiana Chamber director of business education and events. “We’re offering this content based on feedback from past attendees about what they are looking for.”

The event features 32 educational sessions. Back by popular demand are tracks in HR compliance and leadership. New in 2019 is a track revolving around diversity and inclusion. The popular roundtable luncheon with conference sponsor Frost Brown Todd LLC will take place on April 24.

Additional highlights:

  • Opening Keynote Session (April 24)
    “Rubber Band Resilience: How HR Professionals Can Stretch Without Snapping”
    Kathy Perry, corporate energy expert
  • Morning General Session (April 25)
    “Leading with Impact”
    Annie Meehan, speaker, author and coach
  • Luncheon Keynote (April 25)
    “Management Lessons I Learned From My Children” (during the Ogletree Deakins HR Professional of the Year Awards Luncheon)
    Marlin D. Smith, SHRM-SCP, founding partner, Mandrake HR Consulting, LLC

Register for the 55th Annual Human Resources Conference & Expo at or by calling Nick at (800) 824-6885.

The platinum sponsor is ProCourse Fiduciary Advisors.

Gold sponsors: Assemblix Staffing, Center for Diagnostic Imaging and Indiana University Health Plans.

Silver sponsors: ARGI Financial Group; Brown & Brown of Indiana, LLC; HRD Advisory Group, LLC; HRI Dental; and Ultimate Software.

A special add-on session will explore the legal impact of the changing landscape of marijuana in the workplace. Employers vs. Marijuana in the Workplace in 2019 is a half-day seminar (April 22 at the Indiana Chamber Conference Center) providing tips to handle complex legal situations that may arise as a result of rapidly changing laws.

Registration for the add-on session is $99 for attendees of the 55th Annual HR Conference and Expo, but is also open to those not attending the full HR Conference.