Frequently Asked Questions

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Will this conference be eligible for SHRM/HRCI credits?
We are in the process of applying for credits from both organizations; if approved, we will make that information available at the conference.

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?
Our breakout sessions will feature a variety of topics that will be relevant to HR professionals in both generalist and specialist roles. Session presenters include both HR professionals from colleges and universities as well as external subject matter experts. The conference breakout sessions will be organized by topic according to the CUPA-HR Learning Framework. Information about specific session topics will be posted later in the spring once we have reviewed and finalized presentation proposals. To see what previous conference topics have been, visit the past annual conference sites.

How can I submit a proposal to present at a breakout session?
Please share your idea using the presentation proposal form by February 20. We will notify selected speakers on or before March 15.

If I am presenting a concurrent/breakout session, will I receive a discount on registration?
We do not offer discounted registration for presenters or CUPA chapter board members in order to help keep registration costs lower for all attendees.

Are there hotel accommodations?
For your convenience, we’ve held room blocks in two area hotels.  You are welcome to book at these or choose your own.

The Graduate Hotel (walking distance to conference)
Group rate: $199 per night
For reservations:  Call for 734-769-2200 and mention the UM CUPA – Human Resources conference.
Deadline to receive group rate is 3/16/2019

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

What are the parking and location transportation options?
Please see the campus map here, as well as City of Ann Arbor parking options.   We are coordinating a shuttle service and more information will be available as the conference date gets closer.

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.   Activewear is recommended for the MHealthy activity. 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 – 7:00 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 .