March 3, 2020 | Houston, TX

Norris Conference Center

WAVES is the first conference solely focused on the application of technology to address the challenge of competency and skills management. Whether your competency programs are geared towards competency assurance to satisfy regulations or focused on workforce development to meet the challenges of tomorrow, Waves is not to be missed. Attendees will hear from leading-edge organizations about how they have successfully implemented competency and skills-based programs into their Human Capital Management processes. And of course, there will be plenty of “show and tell” covering all of the new and exciting developments from our best-in-class competency platform, Kahuna!

The conference will provide you with the opportunity to network with your peers who share experiences in one of the fundamental issues facing Learning/Development & Operational leaders; utilizing competencies and skills to retool the workforce of the future.


We are working on our 2020 agenda to bring you the best user conference experience filled with insightful speakers, innovative product demos and peer-to-peer networking. Check back for the full conference agenda.

Tentative Agenda

9:00 AMCEO Welcome
9:45 AMKeynote Speaker
10:30 AM Break
10:45 AMKahuna’s Roadmap “A Look Ahead”
11:30 AMLunch
12:45 PMVoice of the Customer
1:30 PMVoice of the Customer
2:15 PMBreak
2:30 PMVoice of the Customer
3:15 PMVoice of the Customer
4:00 PM Closing Remarks
4:30 PMNetworking Event

Interested in speaking at WAVES?

We are looking for speakers to share their competency management experience with Kahuna. Content should examine how Kahuna has impacted your organization in the areas of:


How has using Kahuna impacted competency assurance and development for your organization?


What value has your organization seen with integrating Kahuna with your existing LMS & ERP solutions?


What was your L&D process before implementing Kahuna and what improvements have been made since implementation?


How are you able to make better decisions about your current workforce? What predictions can you now make about future workforce needs?


Thank you to our 2019 speakers, Stacy Harris and Brie Dance! Speakers for 2020 have not been selected. 

Please check back for updates.

Stacy Harris

VICE PRESIDENT, Research & Analytics, Sierra-Cedar

"The Future Of Work = Future Of Operational Learning"

Brie Dance

Clinical Operations & Education, Intermountain Healthcare

"Intermountain's Competency Management Journey"

"Technology has played a huge role because it has helped us simplify the [competency] process itself and [enable us] to extract usable data that gives points we need in order to be successful...we hadn't been able to do that prior to having a true, fit-for-purpose competency management system."

Shelby Bybee, Pacific Drilling


WAVES will take place at the Norris Conference Center in the Magnolia meeting room. The venue offers complimentary parking and Wi-Fi. The recommended hotel for out of town attendees is The Moran Hotel as it is within walking distance to the conference. Other hotels in the area are The Westin Houston, Four Points by Sheraton, Hotel ZaZa, and Holiday Inn Express.

Norris Centers – Houston/City Centre
816 Town & Country Blvd.
Suite 210
Houston, Texas 77024

The Moran Hotel
800 Sorella Ct.
Houston, TX 77024

Register Now

Registration is complimentary. Register now to save your spot and receive an email later to select your sessions when the agenda goes live. See you in March!