SHRM 2016 Annual Conference to Feature World Educator and Acclaimed Author Sal Khan as Keynote Speaker

Jan 11, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has announced that Sal Khan, founder of popular online school Khan Academy, will be a keynoter at its Annual Conference & Exposition, taking place this June 19-22 in Washington, D.C. The entrepreneur has been recognized as one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” profiled by "60 Minutes", and featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine. The Khan Academy is a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, world-class education to “anyone, anywhere.” The school has over 26 million registered students from 190 countries and features over 7,000 video lessons in more than 35 languages. Al Gore was quoted saying, “The Khan Academy has revolutionized our thinking on the potential and promise of unfettered, open-access online education.”

Khan is also author of the well-known book, The One World School House, which explores the impact of the web as a teaching tool. Khan is the third keynote speaker announced for the annual conference and will speak about innovation. SHRM earlier said that commentators Paul Begala and Tucker Carlson will speak at the conference, which is expected to draw thousands of attendees to the nation’s capital. Begala and Carlson will do a point and counterpoint about the upcoming presidential elections. HR professionals and other business leaders can register for the conference at a discounted preview rate at

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

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 us at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.


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