SHRM 2016 Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition Set for Oct. 25-27 in Austin, Texas

Strategies, best practices will be the focus as about 500 HR professionals gather

Sep 1, 2016

Alexandria, VA – ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 1, 2016 — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2016 Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition will provide participants with best practices and tools for creating and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies in the workplace.

HR experts and business leaders will present information at more than 30 sessions during the three-day event. More than 500 participants are expected to attend.

What: SHRM 2016 Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition

When: Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Thursday, Oct. 27

Where: JW Marriott, 110 E 2nd St, Austin, Texas 78701

Details: SHRM is bringing experts in diversity and inclusion together for its annual conference.

Among the conference's two dozen concurrent session presentations:

• "Managing D&I: Religion and LGBTQ Issues in the Workplace"—Tuesday, Oct. 25, 10:45 a.m.

• "Who's Going to Sit in Your Seat? Advancing Women and Minorities in Your Workplace"—Wednesday, Oct. 26, 3:15 p.m.

• "Political Correctness in the Workplace"—Thursday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m.

• "Male Millennials: Allies or Obstacles in Gender Equality?"—Thursday, Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m. 

Bettina Deynes, SHRM's vice president of HR and diversity, will give a State of Diversity presentation during the Opening General Session Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 9:30 a.m. focusing on the role of senior management and the importance of an organization's mission statement in advancing success in diversity and inclusion. 

Also, during six Diversity Leaders Exchange sessions throughout the conference, participants will have the opportunity to engage with chief diversity officers and senior HR practitioners, including Francisco Estrada, senior director, recruitment and diversity, Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing; and Caroline Wanga, vice president, diversity and inclusion, Target.

For more information about the conference, visit

Media: Press credentials are required to attend the conference. For credentials and interview requests, contact Sundra Hominik at 703-535-6273,, or Kate Kennedy at 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 SHRM online at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.



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