HR Policy Association
In-Person Conference

HRPA's 2024 Washington Policy Conference


Washington Policy Conference

In-Person Conference | September 10–11, 2024 | Arlington, Virginia

Join your peers at HRPA's 2024 Washington Policy Conference, where you'll have an exclusive opportunity to explore the pivotal policy matters currently facing CHROs and senior HR leaders. This annual gathering aims to dissect and evaluate the complex landscape of public policy challenges, providing you with the crucial insights and perspectives necessary to navigate them successfully. 

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Agenda Highlights

At this year’s Washington Policy Conference, you’ll engage with industry leaders and policy experts on the most pressing issues of our time. Our conference features timely discussions and boasts an impressive lineup of speakers:

  • Election Insights with McCarthy and Plouffe: Gain valuable perspectives on what’s ahead for workplace policies no matter the election outcomes from former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy and political strategist David Plouffe.

  • Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace: Join EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows for an in-depth discussion on DEI initiatives.

  • Reshaping Workforce Policy in the Age of AI: Hear from Kim Cockrell, Chief Human Resources Officer at Toyota Motor North America, Inc., and Brandon Roberts, Group Vice President of People Analytics and AI at ServiceNow, on how AI is transforming workforce policies.

  • Re-Balancing the Scales: Impact of Supreme Court on HR and Regulation Explore the impact of Supreme Court rulings on agency regulations and HR policies with insights from Noel Francisco, 47th Solicitor General of the United States, along with other former SCOTUS clerks.

  • Transatlantic Insights on Employee Activism and Voice:  Gain valuable global perspectives from the European Union with insights from HRPA's Alan Wild, Ruud van der Wel, Head of Global and Labor Relations at Maersk A/S, Gerlind Wisskirchen, Partner at CMS Germany, and Marie Trzupek Lynch, Chief Talent and Culture Officer at Morningstar, Inc. Discover lessons that can inform and inspire U.S. practices.

  • The Algorithm: Listen to Emmy-award-winning Wall Street Journal journalist and author Hilke Schellmann as she delves into her book, "The Algorithm: How AI Decides Who Gets Hired, Monitored, Promoted, and Fired and Why We Need to Fight Back Now."

  • Bringing it All Together: Hear from a panel of your peer CHROs on how they are thinking about and reacting to these and other top issues on CHRO's plates.

Tuesday, September 10 2024 06:00 PM - Wednesday, September 11 2024 04:00 PM | Time Zone - America/New_York (GMT-04:00)



Not just a conference, this is a unique platform for peer networking and knowledge exchange among thought leaders, industry experts, and seasoned HR leaders. Join us as we foster a collaborative environment to evaluate and collectively address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in workplace public policy and HR.  

We will analyze the ever-evolving political environment, offering a comprehensive forecast of how the upcoming elections will cast their influence on public policies directly impacting your company.  

Featured Speakers

Kevin McCarthy

55th Speaker of the House, U.S. House of Representatives

David Plouffe

Obama Campaign Manager and White House Senior Advisor, Author, Non-Profit and Tech Executive

Charlotte A. Burrows

Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Kim Cockrell

Chief Human Resources Officer, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.

Noel J. Francisco

Partner-in-Charge Washington, Jones Day
47th Solicitor General, United States

Lori D. Goodman

Partner, Freshfields

Brandon Roberts

Group Vice President, People Analytics and AI, ServiceNow, Inc.

Hilke Schellmann

Investigative Reporter, Wall Street Journal and Guardian contributor
Assistant Professor of Journalism, New York University

Ruud Van Der Wel

Head of Global Employee & Labour Relations, A.P. Moller-Maersk

Christine Wilson

Senior Advisor, Freshfields
Former Commissioner, Federal Trade Commission

Dr. Gerlind Wisskirchen

Partner, Labor and Employment Law, CMS-HS


Reserve your hotel room at this link:
Host hotel rooms often sell out early, please reserve your hotel room as soon as possible. The reservation cutoff date is August 13, 2024.

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA, 22202

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