The 2020 HR Indiana Conference
August 24-26, 2020
JW Marriott Hotel Indianapolis and Indiana Convention Center
The HR Indiana Conference is one of the largest regional human resources conferences in the United States. At our 2019 annual conference, we attracted over 1,600 attendees and over 150 exhibitors. We will continue to grow in 2020 and we invite you to be a part of it!
Our goal is to be a best in class, regionally-focused SHRM conference, both in quality of our programming and in our attendance. We offer world-renowned keynote speakers, three days of educational sessions, networking opportunities and exposure to the latest HR products and services. No matter if you are just starting out as an HR Generalist, or you are a Senior VP of HR, HR Indiana has just the right education for you.
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Our 2020 Pre-Conference Keynote: Val Grubb
Valerie Grubb is an innovative, visionary, operations leader with an exceptional ability to zero in on the systems, processes and human capital issues that can hamper a company’s success — and a strong history of solving those problems with maximum buy-in and minimal disruption.
She is particularly adept at helping people acquire the skills they need in areas such as developing existing employees, recruiting new talent, and forming cohesive teams — all critical for long-term organizational growth.
A sought-after Speaker, Coach and Training Expert, Valerie regularly presents at conferences and company off-site meetings to motivate and engage employees and senior leaders alike. Her expertise and vibrant approach are also in constant demand for corporate training initiatives.
Valerie graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Kettering University and obtained her MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. She remains highly involved with the Kelley School as an active member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and the Women’s Philanthropy organization at the IU Foundation. She is also the President of the NY-Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications
Our 2020 Opening Keynote: Lindsay Boccardo
For more than a decade, Lindsay has been coaching, researching and developing programs for millennials. Fascinated by the intersection of four unique generations in the workforce, Lindsay’s expertise now spans across industries and age groups to focus on creating meaningful experiences at work.
As a nationally-recognized generational expert, Lindsay has partnered with organizations such as Cars.com, Patachou, Inc. and the Indiana Supreme Court, and works frequently with both college campuses and companies of all sizes around the country to enhance their effectiveness through building successful multi-generational teams.
Lindsay earned a degree in psychology and public communication from Syracuse University, and a professional coaching certification through the International Coach Federation. She has been seen on WISH-TV, Fox 55 Fort Wayne and most frequently on her wildly popular LinkedIn video series.
By providing education through one-on-one programs, group training and keynote speeches around the country, Lindsay empowers organizations to maximize the talent of their diverse workforce and helps individuals find the joy in understanding why every generation matters.
Our 2020 Closing Keynote: Angela Duckworth
Angela Duckworth is the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development. She is also the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, faculty co-director of the Penn-Wharton Behavior Change For Good initiative, and faculty co-director of Wharton People Analytics. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow, Duckworth has advised the White House, the World Bank, NBA and NFL teams, and Fortune 500 CEOs.
Prior to her career in research, Duckworth founded a summer school for low-income children that was profiled as a Harvard Kennedy School case study and, in 2012, celebrated its twentieth anniversary. She has also been a McKinsey management consultant and a math and science teacher in the public schools of New York City, San Francisco, and Philadelphia.
Duckworth completed her undergraduate degree in Advanced Studies Neurobiology at Harvard, graduating magna cum laude. With the support of a Marshall Scholarship, she completed an MSc with Distinction in Neuroscience from Oxford University. She completed her PhD in Psychology as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Duckworth has received numerous awards for her contributions to K-12 education, including a Beyond Z Award from the KIPP Foundation. Angela’s TED talk is among the most-viewed of all time. Her first book, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”, is a #1 New York Times best seller.