#Nextchat—#SHRM16: Ready, Set, Go!



“This ability to inform and identify trends is probably the best reason to visit the marketplace. “ ~ #SHRM16 Blogger Mike Haberman


On June 19, more than 15,000 people will be at the SHRM Annual Conference, including attendees, exhibitors and members of the press.   They will converge on the Washington Convention Center for four days of learning, sharing and networking at the SHRM 2016 Annual Conference & Exposition.

The #SHRM16 conference is a “marketplace” jam-packed with sessions and solutions for every issue that HR is facing in the new world of work. Whether it’s mobile recruiting, global cross-cultural competency, workplace wellness or tracking employee classifications for the new DOL overtime regulations, #SHRM16 will deliver the most up-to-date information in an environment where HR professionals can share with—and learn from—their peers, and create valuable connections that will last throughout their careers.

One of the best parts of a SHRM Annual Conference is the Exposition. This year’s exposition will have more than 600 vendors—and they’ll have a solution for every HR need.

In his blog post How to Go from Influencer to Decision-Maker: Why I Am Planning on Visiting the Vendors at #SHRM16, #SHRM16 Blogger Mike Haberman makes an important point about why every HR professional, regardless of his or her experience or level, should explore the Exposition: “Yes, I understand you are not the ’buyer’ in most cases,” he wrote, “but you can be the ‘influencer’ … So gather information, learn new technologies and be prepared to report on what you saw and learned. By being a forward-thinking ‘influencer,’ you will be more likely to one day be a forward-thinking decision-maker.”

How are you planning to get the most out of your #SHRM16 experience, and how will you show your senior leaders the ROI of your time in Washington, D.C.? 

Please join @shrmnextchat at 3 p.m. ET on June 15 for #Nextchat with the #SHRM16 Bloggers, SHRM staff members and SHRM Annual Conference attendees (past and present) for an hour of advice to create the most effective strategy for taking it all in!


Q1. How are you preparing personally and professionally for #SHRM16?

Q2. What speakers or sessions are you most looking forward to at #SHRM16?

Q3. What are the best networking opportunities at the SHRM Annual Conference?

Q4. What solutions are you specifically looking for this year at the #SHRM16 Exposition?

Q5. What advice do you have for first-time #SHRM16 attendees for maximizing their visits to the Exposition?  

Q6. What tips and advice do you have for exploring our nation’s capital during #SHRM16?

Q7. What are the best ways to demonstrate the value of your #SHRM16 attendance to your senior leaders?

Q8. What are all the ways you can apply what you’ve learned at #SHRM16 when you return to your workplace?


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