2017 Annual Conference & Exposition Press Credentials

Come visit us in New Orleans for the 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition (#SHRM17), taking place June 18-21. The conference features over 200 concurrent sessions on topics related to benefits, workplace/HR practices, employment law, recruiting, workplace trends, and more. More than 15,000 HR professionals, recruiters and business leaders are expected to attend the four-day event. 

Who can receive complimentary press registration?
Complimentary registration is available to credentialed journalists (i.e., professional reporters, editors, writers, news photographers, producers and online editors) who work for a publication, news service, broadcast outlet or news site that is regularly issued and published primary for the dissemination of news, and operates independently from any commercial, political, government or special interest. 

Only media whose primary responsibility is the coverage of the human resources industry, workplace and workforce issues, business and related news will be considered for credentials.
Sales, advertising and marketing staff, analysts, brand content producers, researchers, authors, consultants and others are not eligible for press registration. Non-media attendees can visit the SHRM Annual Conference website for information on registration.

The number of press credentials for each media outlet is limited. Press credentials are not transferable.

How do I request press credentials?

To request credentials: If you meet the required criteria, please email Media Affairs (press@shrm.org) with the following information: News organization, first name, last name, address (including city, state, and zip code), country, phone number, email address, Twitter handle, and dates that you plan to attend the conference.
Confirmation of request: We will respond within three business days letting you know whether your credentials have been approved.
Deadline: Press credentials should be requested as soon as possible, and no later than one week before a SHRM event. Onsite requests will not be granted.

What is the next step after receiving press credentials?
SHRM's Annual Conference website is the best resource for information regarding #SHRM17. One week prior to the conference, you will receive an electronic press kit, which will include all the information you will need right at your fingertips (i.e., press room information, program, SHRM media affairs team contact information, etc.).

What other benefits are available to credentialed journalists?
The press room offers complimentary items including water, sodas, lunch, wireless Internet, and a comfortable and quiet workspace.

Several press briefings will be held in the press room, and SHRM staff, member expert and concurrent speaker interviews can be conducted in the press room.

Interviews of exhibitors should only take place in the exhibition hall.

What restrictions are there on video, photography, speaker interviews, etc.?
Advanced permission is required for news cameras and radio broadcast onsite during SHRM conferences, and recordings of all or portions of conferences without prior approval from SHRM are prohibited.

Video of general sessions is prohibited, and keynote speakers generally are not available for interviews. B-roll video of public areas of the conference — exhibition hall and SHRMStore, for example — and video interviews of SHRM staff and member experts are possible.
Please check with SHRM Media Affairs staff for any restrictions on photography.
Many concurrent session speakers are available for interviews; check with Media Affairs for possibilities.

What do I do once I arrive at the conference site?
All members of the media must pick up their own press badges at the press room check-in desk. A photo ID is required. Press credentials are required for access to general and concurrent sessions and the press room. Media visitors or family members are not permitted inside the press room.

How can bloggers register?
Blogger registration is handled by SHRM's social media team and have already been chosen for 2017. 

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