World’s Largest Workplace and HR Conference Occurring June 23-26 in Las Vegas

Journalists searching for story ideas will access top experts, new research and big ideas as thousands of business leaders explore how to create better workplaces

April 9, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 8, 2019 — More than 18,000 HR professionals and business leaders from across the nation and more than 90 countries will convene for the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition June 23-26 in Las Vegas. 

Journalists who attend are likely to leave Las Vegas with a variety of story concepts, as the conference will feature key trends, emerging issues, new research, and both resources and sources on work and workplace issues. Among these issues: paid leave, workplace immigration, pay equity, workforce development, diversity and inclusion, employment of the formerly incarcerated, compensation and benefits, and recruiting and the job market.

With a theme of “Creating Better Workplaces,” the conference will explore these subjects and more during general sessions, more than 200 unique mega and concurrent sessions, and a host of TED Talk-style presentations on the Smart Stage. 

WHAT: SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition 

WHEN: Sunday, June 23, to Wednesday, June 26, 2019 

WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, Nev. 89109. Press room will be in room N263. 

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, president and chief executive officer of SHRM, will speak at a press briefing. 
A special press-only immersive experience, aimed at sparking conversations to positively shape workplace culture, will take place during one of the coffee breaks.
A media lunch with SHRM experts will take place at noon on Tuesday, June 25. 
SHRM Research staff will share key findings from the annual Employee Benefits Survey and a new survey about the contingent workforce.

INTERVIEWS WITH EXPERTS: SHRM experts are available for interviews on topics including pay equity, workplace immigration reform, employee relations, legislation affecting the workplace, sexual harassment, HR policy and paid leave. 

ACCESS TO CONCURRENT SESSION SPEAKERS: Most concurrent session speakers are available for media interviews. Covering talent, technology, leadership, compensation and workplace law, sessions include:
“He Said, She Said – Now What? Tips for Effectively Assessing Credibility”;
“The ‘Superstar’ Harasser: Managing Sexual Harassment Claims, Post-#MeToo Movement”;
“Crowdsourced Compensation Data: Do We Trust It?”;
“Emerging Trends in Performance Management and Compensation”;
“You Can’t Handle the Truth: Resolving Conflict”; and
“Moving Beyond Unconscious Bias in the Workplace.”

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Media: Press registration is required. To request complimentary press credentials, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Affairs at 703-535-6260 and or Cooper Nye at 703-535-6447 and 

Audiotaping and videotaping general sessions are not allowed.

About SHRM
SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM.

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