SHRM 2014 Annual Conference to Be Held June 22-25 in Orlando, Fla.

Apr 24, 2014

More than 15,000 HR professionals expected to attend

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) 2014 Annual Conference & Exposition will include top trends and topics affecting today’s HR professional, including health care reform, workplace flexibility, national and California-specific employment regulation, social media recruiting, and more.

WHAT: SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition (#SHRM14)

Press briefings to include release of:

  • SHRM Foundation Aging Workforce Survey
  • 2014 Employee Benefits Survey
  • Financial Wellness Survey

WHEN: June 22-25, 2014

WHERE: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

WHO: Keynote speakers include Robin Roberts, co-anchor, ABC’s “Good Morning America”; Laura Bush, former first lady; Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author; and David Novak, chairman and CEO, Yum! Brands, Inc.

A special set of concurrent sessions will be available on workplace flexibility. SHRM will release a survey on the topic, and a reception will honor winners of the Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility.

In total, more than 200 concurrent sessions will be held at the conference, including:

Talent Management

  • How Social Media Has Transformed Talent Acquisition; Monday, June 23, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Drive Business Success with Workplace Flexibility;Tuesday, June 24, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • The Aging Workforce: An Overview of Strategic Talent Management Research and Initiatives; Wednesday, June 25, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Benefits & Compensation

  • Now the Real Work Begins: Positioning Your Organization for Health Care Reform; Monday, June 23, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • State of Benefits in the Workplace: An Update on Best Practices and Trends for 2014; Monday, June 23, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Using Incentives to Drive Wellness Program Participation; Tuesday, June 24, 7-8:15 a.m.

Employment Law & Legislation

  • Taming the Workplace Bully: Top Strategies for Investigating and Eliminating Your Workplace Bully; Monday, June 23, 7-8:15 a.m.
  • FMLA in the News: What’s Hot & What’s Not; Monday, June 23, 4-5:15 p.m. or Tuesday, June 24, 10:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • California Handbook, Leave Management, Wage and Hour: What You Need to Know for 2015; Tuesday, June 24, 4-5:15 p.m.

More than 1,000 exhibitors will be available in the Exposition Hall. For details on the conference, please visit

Media: Members of the media must pre-register for press credentials. To request credentials, please contact Vanessa Gray at and 703-535-6072 or Kate Kennedy at and 703-535-6260.

Videotaping general sessions is not allowed, and keynote speakers are not available for media interviews. But concurrent session speakers often are available for interviews. And broadcast interviews of SHRM experts and some concurrent session speakers are available. Contact SHRM Media Relations for specifics on press availabilities.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.


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