MEDIA ADVISORY - SHRM 2012 Annual Conference: Nearly 13,000 HR Professionals Will Meet in Atlanta

Jun 7, 2012

Alexandria, Va. – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) will hold its 64th Annual Conference and Exposition (#SHRM12). The conference will feature more than 200 sessions focused on business strategy, benefits and compensation, employment law, talent management, international HR, and leadership development.

When: June 24-27, 2012

Where: Atlanta, Georgia – Georgia World Congress Center – Buildings A, B

Who: More than 13,000 human resource and business professionals from across the U.S. and 65 countries.


Key events include:

  • Seven “Practitioner Exchanges” featuring HR-executive level discussion of people management issues with leaders from major companies: AutoZone; Chick-fil-A Inc.; Coca-Cola; DreamWorks; Nomura Services Limited; Genpact; Safe Auto Insurance; and The Weather Channel.
  • Six press availabilities for registered reporters to interview several SHRM executives about the latest news from the organization including the SHRM 2012 Employee Benefits Research Report.

Keynote speakers include:

  • Soledad O’Brien – the CNN anchor and special correspondent will interview Condoleezza Rice;
  • Condoleezza Rice – former U.S. Secretary of State and a current professor of political economy at Stanford University;
  • Malcolm Gladwell – the influential thinker will discuss the information overload and today’s professional;
  • Tom Brokaw – former broadcast journalist and best-selling author will talk about historical and current events impacting us today; and
  • Jim Collins – a leading business strategist and best-selling author will share insights.

To register, SHRM members and nonmembers may visit:

Follow SHRM Research on Twitter @SHRM_Research.

Follow SHRM news announcements and more on Twitter @SHRMPress and #SHRM12.

Media: Reporters must register for press credentials to register for the conference should contact the SHRM Media Affairs team: (1) Julie Malveaux at 703-535-6273 or; (2) Jennifer Hughes at 703-535-6072 or; and (3) Kate Kennedy at 703-535-6260 or

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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