What is the POOL/PACT Human Resources Leadership Conference?

It is an annual event hosted by POOL/PACT Human Resources which helps members to connect with each other, learn the latest in employment best practices for public sector, and develop their personal leadership skills.

The 2023 HR Leadership Conference takes place at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, NV. The main conference sessions take place Thursday, October 19, and Friday, October 20. Each day starts at 8:00 AM and ends at approximately 4:30 PM (the 2nd day usually ends a little earlier).

There is also an afternoon preconference on Wednesday, October 18 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM. See the daily agenda page for session details. 

POOL/PACT member employees who work in Human Resources and other organizational leaders who are involved in creating and managing employment practices (e.g. City or County Managers, Superintendents, Department leaders)

The conference is not advertised to the public; however, if you are not a member of POOL/PACT and are interested in attending, you may contact us at to inquire further.

Yes, the registration deadline is October 6, 2023. If you need to register after this point, please contact us directly at or (775) 887-2240. 


The conference is FREE to all POOL/PACT members.

Yes, for each full day of the conference (Oct. 19 & 20) we will provide a light continential breakfast (typically beverages and pastries), and a plated lunch.

*If you have special dietary needs, please inform POOL/PACT staff at least one week prior to the event. 

On Thursday, October 19, we will also host a late afternoon reception which will include cocktails and snacks from 4:30 - 6:00 PM. 


No meals will be served at the preconference sessions on the afternoon of Oct. 18. 

See our speaker bios and daily agenda for details on this year’s content. Generally, our sessions focus on topics of employment best practices, leadership development, and employment law updates. We also host round table sessions in which members can discuss common issues and work together to share ideas and solutions. 

Yes, this event is eligible for HR recertification credits with SHRM and HRCI. The event codes will be emailed out to participants after the event. Please see our educational credits page for details.

The general conference schedule each day begins at 8:00 AM and ends about 4:30 PM. There will be short breaks in the morning and afternoon, and a longer mid-day break for lunch. Check our Agenda page for a detailed schedule and session details. 

We want to make our event accessible to all members, so if you require a special accommodation, please contact our office at (775) 887-2240 or email

Yes, most of our speakers and presenters provide access to their handouts and slides. The materials available will be posted in the session summaries listed on the Daily Agenda page

Probably! Many of our presenters have their own consulting and/or training business. If you need help contacting one of our presenters, email us at

Please contact our support staff at or (775) 887-2240 to cancel your registration.