Are you ready to go “all in” on your HR education?
The SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition is fast approaching, and whether you’re a first-time or seasoned attendee, there will be something for everyone at this year’s event. This year’s theme is All In, and there’s no better place than #SHRM17 to learn about all the latest trends and innovations in HR.
As thousands of HR professionals and exposition vendors make plans to travel to New Orleans, La.,, from June 18-21, SHRM will be working around the clock to prepare yet another amazing experience for attendees.
It’s difficult to describe the excitement and electricity generated by the thousands of HR pros who attend each year.
Maybe it’s the dynamic speakers, the compelling content or the innovative solutions offered in the Exposition Hall, or maybe it’s about reunions with friends from past conferences and meeting Twitter connections “in real life” for the first time. One thing’s for sure: Not only is it a magnificent HR conference, it’s a celebration of the human resources profession.
For many attendees, the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is a four-day hiatus from life in the workplace trenches where they can network with other HR professionals who understand their challenges and can offer advice or a different perspective.
So what’s the secret to making the most of your experience at a SHRM Annual Conference?
In his blog post My #SHRM17 To-Do List, #SHRM17 Blogger Paul Hebert outlines his goals for attending. “Everyone has a different reason for attending SHRM,” Hebert says. “For some it’s to stay up on new ideas. Others, it’s about connecting and networking. For me it is a little of column A and a little of column B. I have an obligation to the team to cover as much as I can, but I also have some personal things I’d like to scope out while wearing down the shoe leather.”
We’ve reached out to all the members of the official #SHRM17 Blogger Team—who have attended and covered past conferences—to join us at 3 p.m. ET on March 22 for #Nextchat: #SHRM17 All In—In Real Life!
Mark your calendars for what promises to be a fun and informative #Nextchat that will gather all of the #SHRM17 bloggers for one incredible hour of the best advice for the SHRM Annual Conference.
Have you attended a SHRM Annual Conference in the past? Are you headed to New Orleans this year? We welcome your advice as well!
Q1. What are you looking to get out of attending #SHRM17? Why are you attending this year? #Nextchat
Q2. What should first-time attendees “know before they go” to SHRM Annual Conference?
Q3. What sessions /activities are you most looking forward to at the SHRM Annual Conference?
Q4. What “in real life” networking opportunities do you find most valuable at SHRM Annual Conferences?
Q5. What advice would you offer to SHRM Annual Conference Exposition Hall vendors?
Q6. What advice would you offer to SHRM Annual Conference Exposition Hall visitors?
Q7. How do you share information with your HR team and others when you return?
Q8. What are the best HR solution(s) you’ve ever brought back to your workplace from a SHRM Annual Conference?