SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition Will Feature Media Events on Mid-Year State of the Society and Employee Benefits Survey

More than 200 experts to speak June 18-21 in New Orleans

May 22, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 22, 2017 — Four media events will be held during the upcoming Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition June 18-21 in New Orleans.

WHAT: SHRM 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition  (#SHRM17)

WHEN: Sunday, June 18-Wednesday, June 21, 2017

WHERE:  New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, La.

Media Events:

  • Mid-year State of the Society with updates on SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Certification and release of the 2017 Employee Benefits Survey research report (Sunday, June 18, 4:30 - 5:15 p.m.)
  • Details on SHRM-supported federal paid leave and workplace flexibility legislation
    (Monday, June 19, 10-10:30 a.m.)
  • Effective Workplace Index: Helping Employers Build Effective Workplaces (Monday, June 19, 3:30-4 p.m.)
  • Media lunch with SHRM staff and member experts (Tuesday, June 20, 12:30-1:30 p.m.)

The conference also will feature more than 200 topic experts as about 15,000 HR professionals, recruiters and business leaders gather for the four-day event. Three speakers shared highlights of their upcoming presentations in video interviews.



Other highlights:

Harry Connick Jr., New Orleans native, singer, actor and television talk show host, will present a concert on Tuesday, June 20, for registered SHRM conference attendees.

Media: Press credentials are required and must be obtained in advance of the conference. To request credentials, please contact SHRM Media Relations: Sundra Hominik at and 703-535-6273 or Kate Kennedy at and 703-535-6260.

Videotaping general sessions is not allowed, and keynote speakers are not available for media interviews. Contact SHRM Media Relations for interviews with concurrent session speakers.

About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the 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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