(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber’s 55th Annual HR Conference offers something for everyone in the world of human resources. More than 30 educational sessions and workshops, a full market expo featuring top services and products, continuing education credits and access to industry leading and expert speakers.

The three-day event, sponsored by Frost Brown Todd, takes place April 23-25 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown and is regarded as the premier spring human resources conference in Indiana.

Four pre-conference workshops will be held April 23 and cover topics such as emotional intelligence, best practices for addressing complaints or misconduct, sexual harassment and burnout in the workplace.

Corporate energy expert Kathy Perry will deliver the opening keynote session on April 24. Perry is an author and professional member of The National Speakers Association and will discuss how HR professionals can stretch without snapping to become “Rubber Band Resilient” in the face of adversity.

Additionally, on April 24, attendees can visit with vendors and others during the HR Market Expo from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Frost Brown Todd roundtable discussion luncheon also takes place that day.

Annie Meehan, speaker, author and coach, will deliver the morning general session keynote on April 25 and offer practical steps for re-focusing and re-writing your personal story to make a more positive impact at work and in life.

The 2019 Ogletree Deakins Human Resources Professional of the Year Award will also be presented during a luncheon awards presentation on April 25. All full-time HR practitioners in Indiana who have made significant contributions to their organization through the past year were eligible for nomination. During the luncheon, Marlin D. Smith, SHRM-SCP and founding partner, Mandrake HR Consulting, will share seven key points critical for HR leadership to employ in order to retain top talent.

Cost for the full three-day conference is $399 for Indiana Chamber members; $499 for non-members. Other prices, including a student price and for one- or two-day attendance, can be found at www.indianahrconf.com.

A separate add-on session on April 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. centers on employers versus marijuana in the workplace and is open to registered HR conference attendees for $99; Indiana Chamber members not attending the conference can pay $199 and the non-member cost is $299.

Register online by visiting www.indianahrconf.com or call (317) 264-3110.


The Indiana Chamber partners with 25,000 members and investors – representing over four million Hoosiers – to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.”