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I admit - I love Vegas. While I’m at this year’s SHRM Annual Conference, I do plan on checking out the latest restaurants and maybe even taking in a show. But the most fun I have during the SHRM conference is spending time networking. It’s really fun to meet people I’ve only traded tweets with or connect with longtime friends from my days as a volunteer leader.

June 17, 2015

The SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is just around the corner and the YPAC is gearing up for the event! 

What does “YPAC” mean?

June 15, 2015

On June 3, @shrmnextchat chatted with the #SHRM15 bloggers in an hour filled with the best tips and advice for attending the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition.  

In case you missed this amazing chat filled with great information, you can see all the tweets here:


June 3, 2015

It’s that time of year again! 30,000 of the smartest people in HR will be heading to Sin City to talk employment policy, certification process, succession planning, performance management, employee engagement, hiring, firing and a whole lotta generational stereotyping. Indeed friends, #SHRM15 is upon us!

June 3, 2015


Here are my top 10 words or expressions that none of us should dare say at the Annual Convention under penalty of listening to Barry Manilow for 24 hours straight while reading the FMLA intermittent regulations:

10.       Matrix

June 3, 2015


June 2, 2015

The 2015 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition is fast approaching and whether you’re a first-time attendee or an experienced conference veteran, there will be something for everyone at this year’s event.

June 1, 2015

In about a month, individuals will be heading to Las Vegas to attend the 2015 SHRM Annual Conference.  This will be my 15th SHRM Annual Conference, and, based on my years of experience, here are the things you do NOT want to do while attending.

May 28, 2015

You may be aware of the tragic passing of Dave Goldberg, husband of Facebook COO and anticipated SHRM15 keynote speaker Sheryl Sandberg. As might be expected, Sheryl is not able to join us in Las Vegas for our Annual Conference & Exposition. We extend our deepest condolences to Sheryl, and understand her need to be with family during this difficult time.

May 15, 2015


Why do so many people get so excited over an HR conference?   

Because SHRM is known for producing some of the most informative and engaging conferences in the world, and the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, which starts at the end of June, is on every HR professional’s bucket list. 

May 12, 2015


Vegas, 2007. That was the first SHRM conference I ever attended. I was 22 and had no idea what SHRM even stood for.

Since then, I’ve attended 15 annual and state SHRM conferences as a keynote speaker, vendor, volunteer and even as a SHRM contractor. I’ve seen and experienced a few things, and in this post, I’ll share my learning lessons as a vendor, speaker, volunteer and attendee to help you get the most of your SHRM conference experience.

Attendee Lessons

May 5, 2015

Similar to Brigadoon—the magical Scottish village of Broadway musical fame that appears for only one day every hundred years –the SHRM Annual Conference & Exhibition bustles with activity for 4 days once a year.  And then it’s gone.

May 5, 2015

There are not enough words to convey my excitement to share with you that Coach K is the opening keynote at SHRM’s 2015 Annual Conference. There is not enough room in this blog to list all of his accomplishments but here are a few to illustrate what an amazing coach, leader, mentor and motivator Coach K is:

April 22, 2015

I am thrilled to announce that the 2015 Annual Conference app is now available for download for conference attendees! All you need to do is visit the app store (for iPhone/iPad users) or the android market or google play (for android users) to download. Simply search “SHRM 2015” to find the app then select to download and follow the instructions.

April 21, 2015

In 2015, the SHRM Foundation launched a new scholarship competition in partnership with SHRM. We awarded five scholarships to attend the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 28-July 1, 2015.  

Congratulations to the 2015 scholarship recipients whose profiles are displayed below. 

We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!


April 15, 2015
The SHRM Foundation has launched a new scholarship competition in partnership with SHRM. We will be awarding five scholarships to attend the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 28-July 1, 2015.  Each award, valued at nearly $2,500, will include: 
Complimentary full-conference registration*
March 9, 2015

In response to my post on “HR Should Be Paying Attention to Analysts,” a Twitter connection ask me about going to conferences. Specifically, about how to sell senior leadership on attending a conference.

February 27, 2015


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