Conferences and Symposiums

CUPA-HR conferences and symposiums are where higher ed HR professionals and industry experts connect, share ideas and solve problems together.


CUPA-HR conferences follow a traditional conference format with general and concurrent sessions that allow you to choose sessions or tracks based on your professional interests.

Annual Conference and Expo
September 16-18, 2017
San Diego, California
Attendance: 1,000+
Concurrent Sessions: 70+
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Spring Conference, Hosted by CUPA-HR’s Midwest Region
March 26-28, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri
Attendance: 300+
Concurrent Sessions: 30+


CUPA-HR symposiums take a deeper dive into pressing HR leadership issues on campus. Instead of concurrent sessions, the symposiums offer a series of panels and workshops attended by all participants.

Higher Ed Symposium, Hosted by CUPA-HR’s Southern and Western Regions
February 26-28, 2017
Houston, Texas
Building Campus Relationships: Strategies, Tactics and Tools for Delivering Cultural, Qualitative and Compliance Solutions to HR’s Campus Partners
Attendance: 200+

Higher Ed Symposium, Hosted by CUPA-HR’s Eastern Region
April 30-May 2, 2017
Buffalo, New York
Leading Civility and Respect in Your Institution: Influencing Change, Creating Inclusive Communities and Driving Cultural Transformation
Attendance: 200+