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Exploring All Things Work: Thousands of HR and Business Leaders to Gather for SHRM Annual Conference

Creating better workplaces is the theme, as SHRM hosts discussions about healthy organizational culture and other top work issues

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — With a theme of “Creating Better Workplaces,” the 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition will explore the elements of a healthy workplace culture, among other significant workplace topics, as more than 18,000 HR professionals and business leaders from around the globe gather in June in Las Vegas.

“Anything is possible when people are inspired, and there is a direct connection between an inspired culture and business success,” said Chris Mullen, SHRM-SCP, director, strategic advisory, Kronos Incorporated, who will speak about “How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work.”

His concurrent session is one of a number of presentations on culture, and keynote speaker Brené Brown, author and researcher, will answer the question: How do you embed the value of courage in your culture?

In an exciting new feature, SHRM will launch an immersive experience for attendees, aimed at sparking conversations to positively shape workplace culture.

For press credentials, contact SHRM Media Affairs at

WHEN: Sunday, June 23, to Wednesday, June 26, 2019 

WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, Nev. 89109. Press room will be in room N263. 

DETAILS: Journalists who attend will leave Las Vegas with story ideas and resources, as the conference will feature key trends, emerging issues, new research and sources on work and workplace issues. More than 700 companies will be represented in the exposition hall.

• SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, will speak about the groups of people excluded from today’s job market and other workplace issues at a press briefing.
• SHRM experts who serve as media sources on topics from paid leave to pet insurance to performance reviews, will be available at a media lunch on Tuesday, June 25.
• Findings from the 2019 SHRM Employee Benefits Survey and the External Workers Survey, a new survey on contingent and gig workers conduced with SAP, will be released at two press briefings.

INTERVIEWS WITH EXPERTS: SHRM experts are available for interviews on topics including pay equity, workplace immigration reform, employee relations, legislation affecting the workplace, sexual harassment, HR policy and paid leave. 

ACCESS TO CONCURRENT SESSION SPEAKERS: The conference features more than 200 sessions and a host of TED Talk-style presentations on the Smart Stage.  Most concurrent session speakers are available for media interviews. Covering talent, technology, leadership, compensation and workplace law, sessions include:

• “Leadership and Culture Lessons from the Ups and Downs at Starbucks”;
• “Leveraging the Talents of Employees with Disabilities”;
• “Workplace Loneliness Is Killing Us”;
• “Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health Issues in the Workplace”;
• “How Student Loan Debt Affects Employees Across Generations”;
• “Top Strategies to Achieve Pay Equity from the Start”;
• “Legal Issues and Hiring Strategies in Era of Legalized Marijuana.”

For additional information, visit

Media: Press registration is required. To request complimentary press credentials, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Affairs at 703-535-6260 and or Cooper Nye at 703-535-6447 and

Audiotaping and videotaping general sessions are not allowed.

About the Society for Human Resource Management
SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM.


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