2017 SHRM Annual

Conference & Exposition

Conference Venue
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

World Renowned HR Event

There is no better place for HR professional development than SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices – which help your company succeed

Fresh Perspectives 

Internationally-renowned speakers that offer fresh points of view and inspiring stories that can help shift your perspectives and deepen your understanding of leadership, motivation, and success.  

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Comprehensive Learning 

Over 200 concurrent sessions provide a complete education for HR professionals at every stage of their career, based on the SHRM Competency Model. You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of topics so you can customize the learning you need.  Concentrate on solutions designed to help your organization become more compliant; delve into the cutting-edge trends that will impact your workplace in the next few years; build a strategic talent management plan to increase engagement and retention. 

Innovative learning opportunities, such as:

- Our Masters Series featuring high-level academicians
- Smart Stage presentations covering exciting new HR practices
- Practitioner Exchange sessions featuring HR professionals 
- Preconference Workshops and Seminars that dive deeper into HR essentials.
- Recertification credits for your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP or other HR or general designation.

Extraordinary Networking 

From our vast Exposition Hall to our session-based networking, to the hallways of the convention center, there is ample opportunity for you to meet HR professionals who share your goals and your challenges. Plus online networking! Attendees get access to our Conference Community site where you can meet and chat with other attendees and build connections with them before you even get to New Orleans. And there’s always Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.  


Endless Solutions

The world’s largest HR marketplace, the SHRM Exposition, gives you access to thousands of solutions-providers in every industry. Interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibitor? Visit annual.shrm.org/exhibit-sponsorship-opportunities for more information.

Still not convinced that you need to be here? See more in out Why Attend page.