Compference 2023: Let’s talk fair pay.

October 25-26 | Free Virtual Event

At Compference23, we’re discussing and sharing the practices that will drive modern compensation, equip adaptable business practices, and empower it all through fair pay.

This year’s free virtual event will feature inspirational keynotes, panel discussions, and breakout sessions with HR leaders and comp practitioners. Compference23 will provide attendees with strategies and tools for promoting fair pay, compensation fundamentals, and opportunities to network with peers.

Virtual Event Agenda

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
8:00 – 10:00 PT
Paid Workshop
How to create a smart comp plan

In this paid workshop, you will get hands-on, instructor-led guidance on how to create a compensation plan that will be a strong foundation for your pay structures, as well as the types of pay structures and methodologies that can best support your business and talent strategy through your comp plan.

This workshop is most appropriate for businesses either initiating or in the early phases of developing comprehensive compensation plans, and who are seeking insight into the establishment of pay structures.

Learning objectives:
By the end of this workshop, attendees should have a comprehensive understanding of how to develop a compensation plan that aligns with their business and talent objectives, while also understanding about which methodologies and structures best suit their unique requirements.

Liz Sheffield Headshot
Liz Sheffield
Content Marketing Manager, Payscale
Minde Stone Headshot
Minde Stone
Director of Total Rewards, Payscale
8:00 – 10:00 PT
Paid Workshop
Improving models and updating pay structures: How to review ranges and analyze market data

In this paid workshop, you will get specific, instructor-led insights on timing and techniques for reviewing pay ranges. Dive deep into the nuances of market data selection and application to refine your models and update salary structures, ensuring sustained external pay equity amidst market shifts.

This workshop is most appropriate for businesses that have previously established pay ranges and are seeking deeper insights into refining their approach.

Learning objectives:
Participants of this workshop can expect to leave with an enhanced knowledge and skills in the critical area of pay range review and salary structure, enabling them to make more informed and strategic decisions in their professional roles.

Roberto Molina Headshot
Roberto Molina
Compensation Consultant, Payscale
Daehi Hwang Headshot
Daehi Hwang
Compensation Analyst, Payscale
Chloe Polanco, Sr. Compensation Analyst
Chloe Polanco
Sr. Compensation Analyst, Payscale
8:00 – 10:00 PT
Paid Workshop
Getting started with job architecture

Job architecture provides a framework for your job levels and career paths that is a baseline for your compensation practices. In this paid workshop, you will get specific, instructor-led guidance on job architecture strategy and the requirements for development and implementation as well as how to get buy-in from your leadership to embark on this journey.

This workshop is most appropriate for companies that are looking to implement job architecture or are considering.

Learning objectives:
By the end of this workshop, participants should be equipped with the knowledge and tools to develop, implement, and advocate for a job architecture framework that aligns with their organization’s compensation practices and long-term goals.

Vicky Peakman Headshot
Vicky Peakman
Director of Social Impact, Payscale
Olivia Crowley
Olivia Crowley
Product Manager II, Payscale
Maggie Redd Headshot
Maggie Redd
Service Product Manager, Payscale
10:30 – 12:30 PT
Paid Workshop
How to build geographic pay strategies for remote work

In a post-pandemic world, workers want more flexibility for when and where they do their work. Forward-thinking organizations are updating their pay strategies to accommodate remote and distributed workforces so they can hire from anywhere, even if they have a traditional or hybrid environment currently. In this hands-on, instructor-led workshop, you will learn about multiple pay methodologies for managing geographic pay and how to set up salary structures that accommodate remote work in an equitable and manageable way.

This workshop is most appropriate for businesses seeking to adapt pay strategies for remote and distributed workforces.

Learning objectives:
By the end of the workshop, participants should have a comprehensive understanding of the pay challenges and opportunities that arise in a remote-friendly work environment. They should feel confident in their ability to design, implement, and refine salary structures that are both equitable and sustainable.

Shelby Young Headshot
Shelby Young
Senior Compensation Analyst, Payscale
Kelsey Cerullo Headshot
Kelsey Cerullo
Senior Compensation Analyst, Payscale
10:30 – 12:30 PT
Ways to modernize the pay increase cycle for pay equity and fairness

When it comes to planning your salary budget and managing pay increases, are you getting the most from modern technology? How do you maintain pay equity while also rewarding performance? How can you become more efficient, more confident, and more collaborative during the pay increase review process? In this paid workshop, you will get instructor-led, hands-on guidance on how to leverage modern technology to streamline your salary budget planning and manage pay increases more effectively.

This workshop is most appropriate for businesses who are ready to tackle pay equity within their salary budget planning and pay increase management, and who aim to enhance their procedures by incorporating contemporary tools and technology.

Learning objectives:
This workshop serves as a valuable opportunity for professionals looking to modernize their approach to salary budget planning and pay increase management, with an emphasis on pay fairness. Participants will emerge with a strong understanding of how to blend traditional practices with modern technology, resulting in a more efficient, confident, and collaborative process that addresses pay equity.

Naomi Kauffeldt Headshot
Naomi Kauffeldt
Manager of Implementation, Payscale
Ruth Thomas, Pay Equity Strategist
Ruth Thomas
Chief Product Evangelist and Pay Equity Strategist, Payscale
10:30 – 12:30 PT
Uplevel your pay communications for pay transparency

With pay transparency legislation, more and more job postings include pay ranges, but how do you communicate pay practices to current employees as well as recruiters and managers so that everyone understands the pay ranges posted and feels confident that their own pay is fair? In this paid workshop, you will get instructor-led, hands-on guidance on pay communications best practices and tools in the age of pay transparency.

This workshop is most appropriate for businesses at any phase of their pay transparency journey, whether starting out or fine-tuning their strategies.

Learning objectives:
By the end of the workshop, participants should feel confident in their understanding of pay transparency, equipped with strategies to communicate pay practices effectively, and be able to address any concerns about pay fairness within their organizations.

Jenny Walling Headshot
Jenny Walling
Manager Compensation Services, Payscale
Sam Noble Headshot
Sam Noble
Compensation Consultant, Payscale

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Frequently Asked Questions

We are so excited for Compference23! If you have questions and are a customer, please don't hesitate to get in touch with your representative. Once you have registered, you will be provided with additional contact information to get in touch with event organizers. Remember, it's free to register!

When is the Compference23 virtual event?

The virtual event is October 25-26th, 2023. It is open to everyone, and there is no cost to register. The virtual event will include keynote speakers as well as sessions and panels on hot topics related to compensation management. Additionally, there will be paid workshops on October 24th.

The in-person summit is October 15-16th, 2023 and will be held in Los Angeles, CA. This is an exclusive event, space is limited. Register here today to reserve your spot!

There is no cost to register for the Compference23 virtual event, October 25-26th 2023. Anyone can register. There will be some paid workshops offered on October 24th.

Yes. It is $895 for a full summit pass. This includes access to all events, panels and sessions, transportation between events, food and beverage for the duration of the conference and a ticket to the final ACFC game of the season! Hotel and travel expenses are not included.

Hotel blocks will be available at the Omni Los Angeles via this link

Recommended Airports:

  • Los Angeles International (LAX)
  • Hollywood Burbank (BUR)
  • Long Beach Airport (LGB)

There will be ample networking opportunities throughout Compference23. In-person networking experiences for those attending the LA Summit. During the virtual event, Payscale customers will be able to network and interact through chat, as well as engage through the Payscale Connect platform.

Paid workshops are live instructor-led 2-hour virtual sessions led by compensation consultants and other experts knowledgeable about compensation best practices as well as Payscale products. Paid workshops take place on October 24th before the main virtual event. There is limited availability for workshops.

SHRM and HRCI credits will be offered to workshop participants.

Only the pre-day paid workshops will earn attendees SHRM and HRCI credits. Registration for the paid workshops on October 24th is required in order to receive these credits.

Yes, workshops are $349 each.

Yes! You can register for paid workshops here

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