Frequently Asked Questions

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Will this conference be eligible for SHRM/HRCI credits?
We’ve been approved for 8 HRCI credits.  The activity number will be available at the conference.  For SHRM credits, we will be providing a form for attendees to submit for credit.

Who is the keynote speaker?
We are pleased to host Kimika Garrett of Organizational Kimistry as our keynote speaker.  

What type of breakout sessions will be at the event?
Please see this page for breakout session topics.

Are there hotel accommodations?
For your convenience, we’ve held room blocks in an area hotel.  

Holiday Inn Ann Arbor (not walking distance, local transport and hotel shuttle available)
Group rate: $119 per night
For reservations: Call 734-769-9800 and mention CUPA-HR.
Deadline to reserve group rate is 5/1/2019

There are other area hotels that are within walking distance to the conference (including the Inn at the League, located in the same building!),  if you choose to make reservations on your own.  Please see the Ann Arbor Visitors Bureau website for local resources.

What are the parking and location transportation options?

  • Public parking is available at the Republic Parking Structure, located at 324 Maynard Street. Click here for information about rates and a map..  From there, you can choose to walk to the League (approximately 0.3 miles), or take our conference shuttle.   The shuttle will run a continuous loop from the structure to the Michigan League from 6:45 am – 9:30 am. We will have a precise schedule available shortly.

  • Some public parking is available at the Palmer Commons structure located east of the League, off Washtenaw Avenue & Palmer Drive. Parkers should pull a parking ticket upon entering the structure and pay the cashier upon exiting. The parking rate at the Palmer structure is $0.75 per half-hour. Click here for directions to the Palmer Commons parking structure, along with maps.  There is no conference shuttle service from this structure.  It is located within walking distance to the League (approximately 0.3 miles).

  • University of Michigan attendees: Blue & Gold AVI Parking is also available in the Fletcher Street parking structure (next to the Power Center and University Health Services) and in the Thayer Street structure across from the Modern Languages Building (MLB). Please arrive early because these parking structures will fill up quickly.  There is no conference shuttle service from these structures.

  • State Street Commuter Lot: Conference participants may use the free State Street Commuter Lot (bottom of map highlighted in purple) and take the AATA 36 bus which will bring you directly to Hill Auditorium and the Michigan League. Please allow an extra 15-20 minutes for travel time. The AATA buses are free to U-M personnel with an active MCard.   Note that there is no official conference shuttle to and from this lot, so you will need to plan to use the AATA bus and ride to their schedule.

What is the dress/attire?
We welcome you to dress as you feel comfortable.   Generally, attendees dress in business casual on the first day, and dress in their school’s attire on the second day.   Temperature in the meeting rooms can vary so we suggest dressing in layers.

What meals are offered?
Full conference registration fees include light breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack on Thursday.   The evening event will offer hors-d’oeuvres, and Friday we will provide a light breakfast, and boxed lunch.  Please indicate your dietary restrictions on the registration form.

Will I receive paper handouts for sessions I attend?
No.  We will provide attendees online access to the session handouts provided by speakers after the conference.

What if I need accommodations?
Please indicate you need accommodations when you register, and a conference planner will reach out to you.   For additional needs, please contact us directly at at least three weeks prior to the conference.

Are there any evening activities for the first night of the conference?
There is an optional evening event hosted at the Michigan Stadium from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.  Network with colleagues and sponsors, and take a guided tour of the facility!

I registered but cannot attend, do you give a refund?
You may be able to transfer your ticket to another attendee.  Please contact us directly at .