Get Ready for your Onsite Experience

Accessibility and Accommodations

SHRM believes in providing equal opportunity for everyone. We provide standard organizational-wide accommodations and will review ad hoc requests for additional accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Our goal is to work with you to find the right solutions for you to have access.

  • To view the full list of SHRM’s accessibility policy, click here.
  • If you have additional reasonable accessibility and accommodation requests, complete this form. Please be as specific as possible. To fulfill your requests, submit by Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
  • For all other questions, please contact SHRM Customer Experience at

ASL (American Sign Language) and CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation)

  • General Sessions and Main Stage
    • CART services and ASL interpretation are available for in-person attendees.
  • Concurrent and Other Sessions
    • If requested at least 7 calendar days prior to the conference start date, CART services and ASL interpretation are available for in-person attendees.
    • If requested less than 7 calendar days, please contact SHRM Customer Experience for more information.

Accessible Seating

For each General Session or Concurrent Session, we offer reserved accessible seating. They will be marked by decals on the floor and/or with cloth seat covers on a first come, first served basis. Please see a SHRM staff or volunteer to usher you to the designated seating area.

Please note, for sold out events, these seats will be released for general seating 5-10 minutes before start time.

Dietary Restrictions

During your registration, information on dietary preferences and restrictions were collected. If you need to make any additions or changes, please contact SHRM Customer Experience.

Gender Neutral Restrooms

SHRM will have designated gender-neutral restrooms in the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Look for the signage posted in each restroom area for the nearest location.


Contact your hotel directly if you need additional accessibility and accommodations.

Lactation or Quiet/Prayer Room

Since the conference is located at the same hotel as your room stay, we encourage you to utilize your hotel room for privacy. If you are not staying at the hotel, complete this form by Wednesday, November 9, 2022 to fulfill your request.

Scooter Rental

If you require a scooter rental, you can contact Scootaround and select rentals and complete the rental form.

Download the VLBM 2022 App

This is your one-stop shop for must-know event information where you can:

  • Reference maps of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
  • Plan your schedule by favoriting sessions you plan to attend
  • Find and network with fellow attendees and speakers in the Attendee Directory
  • Discover solution providers to visit in the Solutions Center
  • View resources like the event FAQs
  • Sync your social media accounts to share your #SHRMVLBM experience

The app will be available about 1 week prior to the conference. To download the app:

  • Search the Apple App Store or Google Play Store for “SHRM Events.”
  • Under “Upcoming Shows,” tap “SHRM VLBM 2022” and click “Download.”
  • The session resources access code is: VLBM2022
  • To utilize via the web, download the app here.

Pro tip: Looking for something in particular? Type keywords into the search icon in the lower right-hand navigation pane to quickly find what you are looking for!

What to Wear

Fall weather in National Harbor, MD is typically low-mid 50’s during the day with cooler temperatures in the evenings. While inside the meeting space, you may want to bring a sweater or light jacket as the rooms could be chilly. Most importantly, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes!

COVID-19 Safety

SHRM continues to follow the venue, local and state guidelines to provide a safe environment for all attending. Currently, National Harbor, MD does not have a mask mandate nor a proof of vaccine policy. To view the local guidelines as well as the full SHRM Show Policies, review our full Show Policies page.

Parking and Transportation

Parking is available at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Parking is $16 per hour or $33 per day. An additional option is $54 per day for valet parking.

Uber and Lyft are well-established in National Harbor, MD.

Nearest Metro (WMATA)/Subway stations are Branch Ave (Green Line) and Braddock Road (Yellow and Blue Line).

Explore all of your transportation options as you prepare for your trip, including utilizing the airport shuttle service with Gaylord National.