Program

Our comprehensive program is designed to help you and your organization maintain a competitive advantage by staying on top of the hottest issues in the industry from diversity in hiring to workplace flexibility to generation-based recruiting and more. Recruiters, talent acquisition professionals, HR managers and generalists – anyone responsible for recruiting, retaining, training and engaging – we have something to fit your needs.
 

How do you learn best? 
Whether you favor condensed, 18-minute rapid-fire sessions on the Smart Stage, or you can’t wait to hear from thought leaders who present the General Sessions – we want to help you find your match! 

 

Concurrent Sessions 
Concurrent sessions are the educational backbone of the conference and provide a classroom-style learning experience. These sessions allow you the most personal customization – you can select from a wide variety of topics during each time slot to help you focus on the issues/areas that are most relevant to your needs.

 

General Sessions featuring Keynote Speakers
Our keynote speakers are leaders in their industries. Their stories will inspire you to think outside the box and widen your perspectives. You’ll leave general sessions feeling energized and motivated – they set the tone for the SHRM conference experience – transformative, innovative and practical.

 

Smart Stage (Coming soon)
If you prefer shorter sessions, check out the Smart Stage! These presentations provide relevant, topical information in concise, 18-minute segments. Sessions will cover topics ranging from recruiting tips, who should really own talent management to performance management and succession planning strategies and much more.

 

You can add sessions to MY SCHEDULE by clicking ADD TO MY SCHEDULE. The sessions you add to MY SCHEDULE on annual.shrm.org with automatically sync with your schedule in the app when it goes live.
 

As you plan your schedule, keep in mind that sessions are first-come, first-serve. While you do not need to register for sessions ahead of time, we recommend you arrive early to ensure you get a seat. Have a backup session for each timeframe in case a session fills up. Also, be sure to note the sessions that are repeated.
 

Adding a session to MY SCHEDULE does not register you for the conference. You must register for the conference in order to gain access to the sessions. Additionally, the preconference programming is not included in the registration fee, you must add that to your registration for an additional fee.