2019 LWHRA Symposium | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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About LWHRA Symposium


Get Focused — Cut Out The Noise

Join us for the largest all-day event organized by our association, attracting more than 350 HR professionals. HR Professionals are working in the knowledge economy. We know that information is our most valuable commodity and in an era where we are being pulled in multiple directions, our goal at the 2019 Symposium is to "Get Focused and Cut Out the Noise" for one day and focus on your development.

These days, information is available in almost infinite abundance, delivered automatically to our electronic devices or accessible with a few clicks of the mouse. New research suggests that the surging volume of available information—and its interruption of people’s work—can adversely affect decision making, innovation, and productivity. At the 2019 Symposium, you will get the chance to slow down, focus on learning, meet industry leaders, and discover innovative products and services with our vendors and sponsors. 

NEW This Year!

  • Lightning Talks: It’s like Tabata for the mind. These shorter, sequential presentations are based on a variety of topics and provide listeners with the chance to think critically and discover new skills.

  • Different Format: This year's committee is committed to bringing relevant and unique educational sessions. In the spirit of this year's theme, we have decreased the number of concurrent breakout sessions and increased the number of general sessions . It is all about quality over quantity.

  • Program-Free Lunch: We heard your feedback last year and we understand that lunch is a time for getting to know your peers, checking your email, or taking a mindful break to yourself. 

  • Beverage Break: As the Symposium winds down, we will invite you to grab a beverage with your colleagues and take a seat for the last general session ""The 16 Elements of Engagement" with our final keynote Rusty Lindquist.


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Register Now

  Early Bird Regular Onsite
  Sept. 1, 2018 –
Dec. 11, 2018
Dec. 12, 2018 –
Feb. 7, 2019
Feb. 12, 2019
 Member $269 $325 $355
Non-Member $325 $355 $395
Student Member* $155 $155 $180
 *This rate is available for students that are designated student members of SHRM.

Register Today!

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We have a great line up of speakers and we cannot wait to share them with you. Take some time, cut out the noise, and get focused in 2019. Check out our full schedule and Keynote speakers today!

Rusty Lindquist, Bamboo HR

Carol Olsby, Carol Olsby & Associates

Stacy Shamberger, Skyline Group International


View the 2019 Schedule

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities 

When you sponsor or exhibit with LWHRA, you demonstrate your commitment to fostering a culture of giving in our region and promoting high ethical standards for human resources. Your company also benefits from widespread recognition among LWHRA members, people who attend our Symposium, and the people that visit our website. Check out the 2019 Partnership Prospectus for additional details about sponsor and exhibitor opportunities.

Please fill out the 2019 Symposium Sponsor & Exhibitor form to secure your spot. By becoming a sponsor or exhibitor you also will have access to an exclusive webinar December 12th, 1:00pm–2:00pm PST. You will be notified by our Committee Chair with the login information after confirming your spot online. Stayed tuned.

Symposium ad sales have closed for the 2019 LWHRA Symposium.

Become a Sponsor

Please note: LWHRA also offers Annual Partnership opportunities. Many of these opportunities include representation at Symposium. To learn more and sign up as an annual partner, please visit the Partnership page

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Venue Details

Meydenbauer Convention Center Bellevue Washington
11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, WA 98004

Meydenbauer Center opened in 1993 as the Greater Seattle area’s second largest convention facility. Meydenbauer Center was built to grow and sustain Bellevue’s economic vitality. LWHRA is excited to be hosting another Symposium at this exciting venue.

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Special Thank You To Our Symposium Sponsors

Symposium Sponsor

Skyline Group International

2019 Annual Platinum Sponsors  



The Society for Financial Awareness



Alliance 2020



2019 Annual Gold Sponsors

Compensation Connections




2019 Symposium Sponsors


 Popcorn Cart Sponsor
Alliant Employee Benefits

 Coffee Cart Sponsor
AHT Insurance


Lunch Sponsor
USI Insurance Services

Lanyard Sponsor
Ultimate Software


Breakfast Sponsor

Integrus Architecture

 WiFi Sponsor



Afternoon Break

Meydenbauer Center


 2019 Symposium Exhibitors


Symposium Premium Exhibitors










Symposium Exhibitors

AHT Insurance

Alliant Employee Benefits

Compensation Connections

ErgoFit Consulting, Inc.

Grand Canyon University

Northeastern University

Pay Northwest

Pinnacle Investigations


Seattle Pacific University


Time Equipment Company


USI Insurance Services

VSP Vision Care

Washington Department of Labor & Industries

Wells Fargo



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