MEDIA ADVISORY: 65th Annual Society for Human Resource Management Conference

Jun 4, 2013

Attend the world's largest HR conference to gain information, research and expert sources about workplace topics in the news — immigration reform, health-care reform, workplace flexibility such as telecommuting, the aging workforce, employee benefits and more. For complimentary press registration, contact Julie Malveaux at

65th Annual Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference

When: June 16-19, 2013

Where: McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616.

Pressroom: room S 502.

Details: More than 15,000 human resource and business leaders will attend the annual event hosted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

The conference features more than 200 concurrent sessions and workshops, including a Practitioner Exchange -- presentations that feature HR executives speaking about innovation and best workplace practices. HR experts from the Chicago Cubs, Marriott, Dollar General, Volkswagen, Groupon and NPR will share how HR programs have influenced their workplace.

On Sunday, June 16, SHRM affiliate the American Council on International Personnel (ACIP) and SHRM Government Affairs will present an “Immigration Update” from 12:30 to 2 p.m. They will provide up-to-date information on verification, green-card provisions and elements of the immigration reform bill that would impact employment-based visas. Mike Aitken of SHRM and Lynn Shotwell, executive director of ACIP, will follow up with an appearance Tuesday, April 18, in the pressroom to answer questions about immigration reform and E-verify and give an update on Congressional action on the issue that took place during the week.

On Monday, June 17, winners of the AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 award, co-sponsored by SHRM, will be announced.

Press briefings:

  • Release of SHRM’s 2013 Employee Benefits Survey (examining more than 200 benefits offered by U.S. employers): 4:30 p.m. Central time, Sunday, June 16, with SHRM’s Vice President for Research Alex Alonso. He also will talk about a new poll on health-care reform.
  • Immigration reform and its potential impact on employers: 2:30 p.m. Central time, Monday, April 17, with Mike Aitken of SHRM and Lynn Shotwell, executive director, and Austin Fragomen, board chair of ACIP.
  • AARP’s Best Employers for Workers Over 50 award: 10 a.m. Central Time, Tuesday, June 18, with AARP representatives Jean Setzfand, vice president of financial security, and Deborah Banda, senior advisor, financial security team, workforce issues; a representative of SHRM; and several winners of the award.

The briefings will be in room S 502 of McCormick Place. They also will be available by conference call. Contact SHRM Media Relations for dial-in directions.

For additional information, visit or contact SHRM Media Affairs (Julie Malveaux at 703-535-6273, and Kate Kennedy at 703-535-6260, Members of the media wanting to attend the conference must apply for press credentials. Video and audio taping of the main general sessions is prohibited. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s speech is not open to the press.


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 260,000 members in over 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


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