Networking with your peers from around the world is an important part of the conference experience. There are also several ways to connect virtually with your fellow attendees before and after the conference! All attendees are automatically registered. Log on at community.shrm.org, to ask other attendees questions, plan to meet, and get the most up-to-date logistics information. And there’s always Facebook and Twitter—great ways to join the conversation. Follow us at #SHRMDivConf!
Whether getting to know your seatmates in concurrent sessions, or chatting in the Exposition Hall, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet and share with people from different backgrounds. Continue the conversation after conference hours with our popular Meet to Eat and City Tour programs.
The learning and networking experience doesn’t have to end when the sessions are over for the day. Out City Tour program gives you the opportunity to continue the conversation with your fellow attendees, while exploring the unique and breathtaking metropolis of San Francisco. From Chinatown to Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury to Candlestick Park, the beautiful city on the bay will inspire you at every turn.
Sunday, October 27
San Francisco Highlights
2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The forty nine square miles of San Francisco are a colorful tapestry of steep hills, picturesque houses, clanging cable cars, fishing boats, summer fog, Chinese pagodas, cosmopolitan cafés, and breathtaking views. Five continents and three centuries blend together on forty three hills, waiting to be discovered. On this tour, you will see some of the legendary landmarks of “Everybody’s Favorite City”.
Tuesday, October 29
Chinatown by Night: A Walk with Dinner
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Discover exotic Chinatown on foot! The present has been built over the remnants of the past in San Francisco’s Chinatown. From the towering steel and concrete of the Financial District, you will pass the historic Lion Gates and be transported into the “city-within-the-city,” which recalls the days of early Chinese immigration. The first Chinese settled these streets during the Gold Rush and were swiftly followed by thousands of others. San Francisco’s Chinese population is now one of the largest outside of Asia. Tonight you will not only enjoy a walking tour down the narrow streets and alleys of this historic neighborhood with a knowledgeable tour guide, but also savor delectable Chinese dinner served in the traditional manner of shared platters of abundant and varied flavors.
San Francisco by Night
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Guests will enjoy a special treat: the after-dinner San Francisco highlights tour. The forty nine square miles of San Francisco are a colorful tapestry of steep hills, picturesque houses, clanging cable cars, fishing boats, summer fog, Chinese pagodas, cosmopolitan cafés and breathtaking views. At night, the landmarks and bridges and high-rises come to life in a very different, sparkling way. Experience some of the romance and magic of “Everybody’s Favorite City.”
For more information, and to register for tours, please click here.