Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo 2013 Co-Locates with California HR Conference®

Partnership with Professionals In Human Resources Association Creates Largest HR & Talent Event in Western USA

CORONA, Calif., September 28th, 2012—Elearning! Media Group (EMG), publisher of the exclusive industry magazines serving the learning and workplace technology market, announced the partnership with the Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) and the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE). Celebrating its 56th year, the Association will host the 2013 California HR Conference® at the Anaheim Convention Center, August 26th to 28th, 2013. This partnership between PIHRA and ELCE enables executives from learning, talent and human resources to see state-of-art learning and workplace technologies alongside key educational programming from PIHRA.

“We are thrilled to partner with PIHRA for ELCE 2013. Our goal is to create a community of many constituents to convene, share ideas, best practices and viewpoints. Together, we can bridge the information and solutions gap that HR and learning leaders face when delivering next generation education and engagement,” reports Catherine Upton, CEO and Group Publisher of Elearning! Media Group.

The PIHRA 2012 Annual Conference & Exposition hosted almost 2000 HR practitioners, providers, and presenters, 70+ sessions and 125+ exhibitors. In 2013, California HR Conference® and ELCE 2013 will combine to grow onsite attendance to over 3000, 125 sessions and 200 exhibitors. California HR Conference® 2013 also partners with World at Work (compensation track.) ELCE 2013 will deliver the learning and workplace technology sessions and add a full track on integrating Human Resources and Learning & Development. 

 “We partnered with the Enterprise Learning! Conference because it provides HR executives unique insights into the next generation of enterprise learning and workplace technologies. Learning and development is critical to our members who seek to increase enterprise performance, grow employee engagement and accessibility to learning technologies. We look forward to showcasing thought-leaders from the HR, Learning and Development arenas at the California HR Conference®,” reports Rafael Rivera, Executive Director of PIHRA.

The California HR Conference® serves organizations based in California or those with business interests in California. As the world’s 8th largest world economy and home to 37 million people, California is the leader in innovation and business technology. This region accounts for $1.8 trillion in GDP, more than Russia, Brazil and Canada.1   

Professionals In Human Resources Association began in 1944 and have since grown to 3500 active individual members, among the California community of 173,545 Human Resources executives. 2  The Human Resources, Training & Development and Compensation & Benefits occupations account for 569,570 professionals according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 3

About Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo 2013

The Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo is dedicated to helping executives build smarter organizations with learning and workplace technologies. In 2013, ELCE will host five session tracks across three days and a full exhibition hall.  ELCE will also host the Learning! 100 Awards and the Best of Elearning! Awards. In its 9th year, the Best of Elearning! Awards are the industry’s exclusive readers choice awards program. This year, 3,881 nominations were made by executives using learning and workplace technologies. The winners of each category are honored at ELCE’s awards luncheon.  In its third year, the Learning! 100 Awards honors America’s top learning organizations across the public and private sector. This awards program will move from Washington DC to the California HR Conference®, Anaheim, CA.

“Our goal at ELCE 2013 and California HR Conference® is to showcase the best and the brightest among the learning and workplace technology industry. By hosting both awards program at ELCE 2013, we will convene leaders from the practitioner community and the best- in- class solutions providers,” reports Upton.

The U.S. enterprise learning and workplace technology market is valued at $160 billion, with the public sector accounting for $100 billion of the market. Public sector and non-profits are investing $7.0 million annually on learning and workplace technologies (per respondent) according to the 2012 E-learning User Study: Public Sector.  The private sector is investing almost $5 million annually (per respondent) according to the Private Sector report.

To learn more about the Enterprise Learning! Conference and Expo, visit www.ELCEShow.com/2013

Call for Papers will open January 1st, 2013. The Marriott Anaheim is the host hotel and offers attendees discounted rooms subject to availability.  For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sales at 888-201-2841 x842 or email  sales@2elearning.com.

Source: 1) CalFacts 2012  2) PIHRA.org  3) US Bureau of Labor Statistics May 2011

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About Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo

In its fifth year, Enterprise Learning! Events bring onsite and online audiences together to learn, network and share. Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo is the exclusive learning and workplace technology marketplace occurring August 26th – 28th, 2013 in Anaheim, CA.  ELCE hosts the Best of Elearning! Awards Luncheon and Learning! 100 Awards. The Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo Virtual 2012 edition is slated for November 8th, 2012. For more information about the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo visit http://www.elceshow.com.

About Elearning! Media Group

Elearning! Media Group is owned by B2B Media Group LLC and consists of eleven media products including: Elearning! Magazine, Government Elearning! Magazine, e-magazines, e-mail newsletters, Alerts, Web sites, Web seminars, the Enterprise Learning! Summit and Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo, Elearning! Media Group serves the $160 billion enterprise learning market.  Suppliers and practitioners can follow us: online at www.2elearning.com, http://gov.2elearning.com; on Twitter: 2elearning, #ELCE12, #ELSummit; via Facebook: Elearning!-Magazine or LinkedIn: Elearning! Magazine Network or Enterprise Learning! Events. 

About Professionals in Human Resources Association(r)

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is the largest chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Representing more than 3,500 individual members for over 2,500 companies, PIHRA is organized into 16 chapters, serving communities in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. For more information about the California HR Conference® visit www.cahrconference.org.”

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