63rd Annual SHRM Conference: Innovative Solutions for What’s Next in HR

Apr 20, 2011
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More than 12,000 expected at Las Vegas conference featuring largest number ever of business management and health-care sessions

MEDIA ADVISORY: Attend the world's largest HR conference to gain information and sources about workplace topics in the news — health-care reform, workplace flexibility, the aging workforce, employee benefits and more. The SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition is June 26-29 in Las Vegas. Call 703-535-6072 for complimentary media registration.

Alexandria, Va., April 20, 2011 — Thousands of human resource professionals from across the country and around the world will attend the Society for Human Resource Management’s 63rd Annual Conference and Exposition June 26-29 in Las Vegas.

The conference, to be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will include 205 concurrent sessions on workplace flexibility, employment law, wellness, and career development, among other top workplace and workforce issues. Sessions include:

  • Ripped from the Headlines: HR Implications in the News
  • Daily Strategies to a Lighter, Healthier Workplace
  • The World in 2030: Answer Tomorrow’s Global Challenges Today
  • Why Y? Plugging into a Generational Powerhouse
  • Preparing a Strategy for the Next Phase of Health-Care Reform
The conference is an excellent opportunity to network with HR experts, conduct one-on-one interviews and gather story ideas. Press availabilities will be announced closer to the date.

For the first time, the conference will include a Practitioner Exchange, sessions that feature HR executives from companies known for innovation. HR experts from NV Energy, Cirque du Soleil, Hewlett-Packard and Air France-KLM, among others, will share how HR programs have influenced their workplace and business success.

Appearing as keynote speakers at the conference will be entrepreneurs Sir Richard Branson, president of the Virgin Group; Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com; and Arianna Huffington, co-founder of The Huffington Post. Also headlining the conference will be Michael J. Fox, Emmy-award winning actor.

SHRM has teamed up with AARP to educate employers about the implications of an aging U.S. workforce. AARP’s CEO Barry Rand will speak about research on people working past traditional retirement age and how businesses can manage an intergenerational workforce.

In a special pre-conference event, SHRM — a partner in the White House’s “Joining Forces” program to support military families — will host a special education session on June 26 about hiring military veterans and their spouses, and about how employers can support National Guard and Reserve employees.

Technology will play a prominent role at the conference. Information about the conference, including the schedule, is available for the first time on a free mobile application.

For additional information, visit http://annual.shrm.org/

Media: Members of the media wanting to attend the conference must apply for press credentials. For more information or to register, contact Jennifer Hughes of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6072 and jennifer.hughes@shrm.org or Kate Kennedy at 703-535-6260 and kate.kennedy@shrm.org.

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 www.shrm.org and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SHRMPress.

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