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Opening Day at SHRM17!
Today, SHRM17 kicks into high gear. If you haven't already picked up your conference materials, get to the Connection Zone early to avoid long lines! Express Registration is also available at the Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY).
Exhibitors are putting the final touches on their booths in the SHRM Exposition and are looking forward to greeting you at the Grand Opening Reception starting at 4:00 p.m.
Are you ready to get a jump-start on your educational experience? Make sure you take advantage of today's learning opportunities. Check out sessions at the Smart Stage, plus five Mega Sessions from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Opening General Session
The opening general session featuring Kat Cole is this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. You will need your badge to gain admission to the session located in Halls D/E.
HR Knowledge Advisor Central
New this year for SHRM members and non-members only at SHRM17! Do you need help with your HR questions? Want to learn more about what the Ask an HR Advisor service has to offer? Stop by the HR Knowledge Advisor Central to meet with SHRM HR Knowledge Advisors*. Questions will be answered on a first-come, first-serve basis. Can't find time to stop by at the conference? As always, SHRM's Ask an Advisor service is available to SHRM members Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET. Location: Connection Zone Days/Times:
The HR Knowledge Advisors are ready to answer your questions about FMLA and compensation, and they also can assist with questions related to these topics:
*SHRM's HR Knowledge Advisors are not attorneys and they cannot provide legal advice. While they can generally discuss employment laws and regulations, they cannot and will not advise attendees on application of the law to the attendee's particular facts. They provide general information which is not a substitute for legal advice.
Download the SHRM17 App
For all the event information you need, plus live updates, download the app NOW before you arrive onsite! The app will help you navigate the event smoothly – from the shuttle bus schedule to registration information and more! Log in using the same e-mail and password you use to log in to shrm.org. Questions? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SHRM Foundation Step Challenge
Accept the challenge and go ALL IN for SHRM Foundation's #ALLinSTEP Challenge at SHRM17, powered by Fitbit Health Solutions. This year's Step Challenge encourages conference attendees to join together as a team and compete for the highest average step total over the three-day challenge (June 18-20). #ALLinSTEP participants will be celebrated for their steps, rewarded with fun promotions, and encouraged to help build inclusive organizations where military veterans are engaged and integrated by making a $20 suggested registration donation to benefit the SHRM Foundation and Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans. Register now!
Free Wi-Fi, sponsored by Paychex, will be available for attendees at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center: Network: shrm17 Please note: There is no password required to access the network.
If you need any assistance during the conference, don't hesitate to stop by the SHRM Information Booth/App Help Desk in the Connection Zone or ask a SHRM volunteer in a green shirt for directions.
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