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HR DeCoded

Human Resources is the sum of its parts. Different HR elements connected to the business create prosperous organizations and successful HR careers.

HRPA's 2013 Annual Conference & Trade Show explores HR's role in decoding these elements. Over three days—January 23-25, 2013 in Toronto—we'll examine how HR must not only understand and translate, but revolutionize and shape the world of work and the HR profession.

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Registration Hours

Located on the level 600. Registration will be open on:





5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

6:00 am – 5:00 pm

6:00 am – 12:00 noon


Accelerate your career with one-of-a-kind educational sessions, futuristic keynote talks and exceptional opportunities to connect and expand your HR network. Go back to your office inspired by outstanding authors, researchers, consultants and lawyers, all focused on broadening your expertise and expanding your outlook on:

  • Leadership & Personal Development
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Employment Law
  • Talent Management
  • Total Rewards
  • Global HR 

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Session Notes

If you have to miss a session you can still catch up with the presentation handouts (where provided by the speaker). These notes are available for registered attendees to download two weeks before and six months after the conference. Look for them on the conference website.


Virtual Trade Show

This online version of HRPA's Trade Show lets you view the floor plan, exhibitor products, services and contacts; plus you can personalize your trade show experience with the "MY EXPO" feature to research the exhibitors you want to see before, during and after the event.

Visit the Virtual Trade Show today!


Conference Recertification Points

This conference is your ultimate recertification opportunity. CHRP members earn 30 points for attending the entire HRPA 2013 Annual Conference & Trade Show (10 points/day). HRPA encourages attendance as a great way to further your professional development and connect with your colleagues. Don't miss out!

Single-Day Conference:
10 Points/Day Earned, max.

Full-Conference Package:
30 Points Earned, max.

*Confirmation may include such items as notes, conference badge or receipt of payment. Attendance at the annual conference should be recorded under Section A3 of the Recertification Log.

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Recertification Clinic

There's no better way to maintain your window on HR's evolving future than by keeping your Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation up to date. HRPA staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout the conference to answer your CHRP recertification questions. The clinic is located near HRPA Central.

Please note that this clinic is always a popular conference destination. You're welcome to drop in any time but we strongly encourage you to book an appointment ahead of time by emailing


Twitter Wall

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Tell the world about your 2013 Annual Conference & Trade Show experience via Twitter. Got something to say about a keynote or seminar? Your tweets are displayed on the conference Twitter Wall to encourage user interaction and real-time delegate reaction and commentary to keynotes, seminars and events. Follow us on Twitter: #HRPA2013

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Book Store

Given the pace of change in business and HR, it's no wonder that the publishing industry is exploding with new titles. You can buy the best of them at the Chapters Indigo Books and Music Store — with a 20 per cent book discount for conference delegates! Besides a wide selection of books by our speakers and other HR best-sellers, you can also pick up hard-to-find management classics. The store is located at the back of the exhibit hall, next to HRPA Central.

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Chapters Indigo Books and Music Store