2018 RPI Annual Conference
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 Export to Your Calendar 4/29/2019 to 5/1/2019
When: April 29 – May 1, 2018
Where: Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN  3720
United States

Online registration is available until: 4/30/2019
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Join us at the 2018 RPI Conference in Nashville, Tennessee: April 29 – May 1, 2018.

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We have many new and exciting format changes coming and WE WANT YOU to be there with us for our best conference ever.

RPI Conference: April 29 – May 1, 2018
CRP Courses: April 29 and May 2
Recognition Fundamentals: April 29

Keynote Speakers

Chester Elton, #1 Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Leadership Expert

One of today’s most influential voices in workplace trends, Chester Elton has spent two decades helping clients engage their employees to execute on strategy, vision, and values. In his provocative, inspiring and always entertaining talks, #1 bestselling leadership author Chester Elton provides real solutions to leaders looking to manage change, drive innovation, and lead a multi-generational workforce. Elton’s work is supported by research with more than 850,000 working adults, revealing the proven secrets behind high-performance cultures and teams.

He has been called the “apostle of appreciation” by Canada’s Globe and Mail, “creative and refreshing‚” by the New York Times, and a “must read for modern managers” by CNN   Elton is co-author of the New York Times and #1 USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling leadership books, All In, The Carrot Principle and The Best Team Wins. His books have been translated in more than 30 languages and have sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide.

Elton is often quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fast Company and the New York Times. He has appeared on NBC’s Today, CNN, ABC, MSNBC, National Public Radio and CBS’s 60 Minutes. In 2017 Global Gurus research organization ranked him as #15 in the world’s top leadership experts and #10 in the world’s top organizational culture experts. 

Elton is the co-founder of The Culture Works, a global training company and is a board member of Camp Corral, a non-profit for the children of wounded and fallen military heroes. He serves as a leadership consultant to firms such as American Express, AT&T, Avis Budget Group and Procter & Gamble. He is most proud, however, to be the father of four exceptional children-more exceptional now they’ve grown up and left home.

David Sturt, Author of New York Times bestseller Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love, and Executive Vice President of O.C. Tanner Company

David Sturt is the author of the recent New York Times bestseller, Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love. He has been interviewed and quoted by the Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, Forbes, CBS Radio, Huffington Post, and numerous other media organizations. He is a weekly contributor on Forbes.com and is a highly sought-after speaker, presenting to audiences at HR and leadership conferences across the US, Canada and the UK. These include SHRM, WorldatWork, ASHRA, Employers Council, HR Houston, Evanta, and multiple chapters of SHRM. David has a degree in Training and Development and an MBA, and has two decades of experience in research, innovation and leadership. He was born in England, raised in South Africa, educated in the US and Asia/Pacific, and has a passion for doing things that make a difference in the world.

Registration Rates

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Optional Add-Ons

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Recognition Fundamentals
(April 29)

$75 $75 $75

Building a Recognition Blueprint
(CRP II, April 29)

$350 $450 $550

Designing and Implementing RecognitionPrograms
(CRP III, May 2)

$350 $450 $550


Conference Registration Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your conference registration and do so before Friday, April 13, 2018, your conference registration fee will be refunded, minus a $50 processing fee. You must fill out this form to request a refund. There will be no refunds for cancellations received after Friday, April 13, 2018. No-shows will not be refunded.


Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee, 37203  – U.S.A.
Phone: + 1 (615) 320-1700
Toll Free: +1 (877) 879-7818
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