SHRM Conference Showcases Innovative Solutions for What’s Next in HR

May 5, 2011

More than 12,000 HR Professionals Expected at 63rd Annual Conference in Las Vegas

MEDIA: Attend the world’s largest HR conference to network with HR leaders and conduct interviews with experts on the workplace and workforce. Special press events are being planned on workplace flexibility and the hiring of military veterans, and results of the national SHRM Employee Benefits Survey will be released. The SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition is June 26-29 in Las Vegas. Call 703-535-6072 for complimentary media registration.

Alexandria, Va., May 5, 2011 — The largest number ever of HR practitioners and sessions on strategic business management and health care will be featured at the Society for Human Resource Management’s 63rd Annual Conference and Exposition June 26-29 in Las Vegas.

With a focus on helping HR leaders and practitioners prepare for what’s next in their profession, the conference will include five keynote speakers and more than 200 concurrent sessions about employment law, talent management, international HR and leadership development. The exposition hall will be filled with more than 1,200 exhibit booths with HR information, products and services. New this year is a health and wellness pavilion.

More than 12,000 professionals from across the United States and abroad are expected at the conference being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. About one-half of the attendees are certified HR professionals, making SHRM’s annual conference unmatched in its ability to attract the experienced and knowledgeable in the field.

Entrepreneurs Sir Richard Branson, president of the Virgin Group; Tony Hsieh, CEO of; and Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post, will appear as keynote speakers. Emmy-award-winning actor Michael J. Fox also will headline the conference, and AARP’s CEO Barry Rand will speak about the intergenerational workforce.

For the first time, the conference will include a Practitioner Exchange in which executives share how HR programs have influenced their workplaces and contributed to business success. Companies known for innovation — from John Deere and Hewlett-Packard to New Belgium Brewery and Eileen Fisher — will be represented.

A special education session on the morning of June 26 will offer attendees strategies for hiring military veterans and their spouses along with information about how employers can support National Guard and Reserve employees.

Information about the conference, including the schedule, is available for the first time on a free mobile application. For additional information, visit or check out a preview video.

To register, SHRM members and nonmembers may visit

Media: Members of the media are welcome at the conference but must apply for press credentials. For more information or to register, contact Jennifer Hughes of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6072 and or Kate Kennedy at 703-535-6260 and

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.

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