History Was Made at the 2019 C2HR Conference!

There were many noteworthy firsts, record-breaking achievements and special features that made this year’s annual conference a memorable experience for our members.

  1. For more than 15 years, this annual event was called CTHRA’s Symposium. Last month’s conference was the first under the new moniker of C2HR Conference.
  2. Our members showed out in force, breaking an attendance record with nearly 300 attendees.
  3. With 29 speakers and four breakout session blocks, the conference provided attendees with more learning options than ever before.
  4. For the first time, attendees could jump-start their learning with a pre-conference workshop which featured The Energy Project's scientifically grounded approach to avoid burnout and focus one's energy in the most productive and rewarding manner.
  5. Another first was moving the Welcome Reception off-site to the stunning Comcast Technology Center
  6. The inaugural Social Impact Award was presented to Charter Communications. Read about their award-winning initiative on safe and healthy homes.
  7. Instead of a single keynote speaker, the opening general session featured the dynamic duo of Lisa Sun of Gravitas and Trend Hunter’s Jaime Neeley.
  8. Roxanna Flores of Univision earned the social media prize of the day for her series of Tweets about the sessions she attended.
  9. Music took center stage with C2HR Conference Co-chairs Seth Feit of Charter Communications and Scott Porter of Warner Media opening the event with music from Rocky and C2HR President Tom Tooker of A&E Networks singing New York, New York to announce the location of the 2020 C2HR Conference.
  10. The Cable Center, Charter Communications and Comcast were introduced as the pioneering C2HR Champions, a status reserved for companies providing the highest level of support of educational opportunities for our industry’s human resources professionals.

Keep reading for highlights on the enlightening knowledge shared by the speakers, attendee feedback on the event, links to the session presentations and the photo gallery.

Boost Your HR IQ with these Speakers’ Golden Nuggets

While there were too many to list all of them, we've compiled some of the aha moments shared by the 2019 C2HR Conference speakers, as well as their slide decks. Keep reading to immediately increase your knowledge on some of the hottest HR topics facing our discipline.

Self-confidence is the best outfit. Rock it and own your moment. Keynote Speaker Lisa Sun

While 97% of CEOs list innovation as a top priority (PwC), there is a huge disconnect with implementation. Of the 20,000+ people who have taken the Trend Hunter Innovation Assessment, 51% do not feel they have enough time to work on ideas and 53% don't believe their company has a strong innovation plan. Keynote Speaker Jaime Neely

91% of Attendees Agree...

An impressive number of attendees completed the 2019 C2HR Conference survey, and we thank each and every attendee who provided feedback! Overall, 91% rated the conference’s overall value as excellent/above average. Wow! If you didn’t attend this year’s event, hopefully that statistic will convince you to join us in 2020. Here are some snippets of the comments we received.

"The caliber of presenters and presentations were outstanding this year! Very timely and with relevant and usable/actionable information that we can take back. Very well done!"

"HR management is a complicated field; having the opportunity to attend C2HR conference where connections with peer HR professionals is invaluable."

"An amazing opportunity to connect and network with leading HR professionals within our dynamic industry. A great event to learn, collaborate and be a part of the future of HR."


Inspiration Abounds Among 2019 HR Award Winners

There was no shortage of uplifting moments as four deserving award winners took the stage during the Excellence in Human Resources Awards Luncheon. Upon accepting the 2019 Aspiring Leader award, Mediacom’s Jennifer Znaniecki spoke passionately about her efforts to drive diversity and workplace behavior by developing courses on business ethics, workplace violence and prevention. Charter Communications’ Vice President of Community Impact, Rahman Khan, accepted the inaugural Social Impact Award on behalf of the company’s Spectrum Housing Assist which helps ensure safe and healthy homes for people in communities across the U.S. Team Innovators of the Year were the Cox HR Service Delivery Team for its effort to deliver a strategic value proposition, realize synergies and act as the main conduit to human resources’ internal clients and the Discovery People & Culture Team for its delivery of a global organizational transformation that set the tone for a collaborative, creative and consumer-obsessed culture. Special thanks to Cablefax, our awards media partner, and Awards Luncheon sponsor Talmetrix.


Snapshots of C2HR Conference 2019

We captured hundreds of photos of attendees, speakers and sponsors throughout the C2HR Conference and a montage is ready for you to review at www.C2HRcon.org. One of our favorites is C2HR President Tom Tooker’s announcement of the 2020 Conference dates and location in Brooklyn. Please save the date and plan to join us on August 3-4, 2020!

We’d also like to take a moment to thank our 2019 sponsors for their generous support of the conference.