About the Conference

CUPA-HR’s annual conference is the conference for professionals who develop HR strategy or execute HR initiatives at colleges and universities. Whether you’re a seasoned higher ed HR leader or new to navigating the higher ed workplace, this conference will leave you feeling inspired, informed and connected!

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Register by July 18 and save up to $120. 

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Opening the conference is Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, Americaʼs first African American female combat pilot, with advice for managing culture change through a focus on “One Mission, One Goal, One Team.” On Monday, Harvard psychologist, TED speaker and bestselling author Dan Gilbert will share the science of happiness and its implications for working with teams.


What to Expect

Expect remarkable content from 70+ concurrent sessions led by higher ed peers and subject-matter experts, covering a range of HR topics and best practices. Expect to make new friends among the 1,000 colleagues who attend the conference, as you join conversations in session rooms, in...
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Conference Scholarships

Interested in attending the CUPA-HR Annual Conference and Expo 2018, but need some financial assistance to get there? Conference scholarships, which cover registration and hotel stay,* are available. The deadline to apply is May 25. Although past recipients are not eligible, others from their institutions...
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What to Do in Indy

The conference hotel is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, near White River State Park; the NCAA Hall of Champions; the Eiteljorg Museum, which showcases western and native American art and cultural objects; the Indiana State Museum; the Indianapolis Zoo; and the City Centre...
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Conference Hotel

JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel
10 S West St, Indianapolis, Indiana


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