International Attendees - SHRM21

INTERNATIONAL ATTENDEES

Every year, HR professionals from around the globe gather for the world’s largest and most innovative human resources learning experience—the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo. At SHRM21, we are making it even easier for our international attendees to participate through our first-ever virtual pass. Pass holders will participate in a dynamic virtual experience where they can learn critical skills and network with peers at the conference and around the world without leaving the comfort of their homes.  

With 20,000+ HR professionals attending in-person or virtually from over 90 countries, this annual HR gathering will deliver the impact you need to advance your career and to advance your education.  

LEARN, BENCHMARK, AND GROW AT SHRM21

Learn from world-renowned thought leaders, proven business leaders, strategists and practitioners.

Benchmark with your peers and find solutions to stay up-to-date with HR best practices. 

Grow your network, expand your competencies and grow professionally.

Looking to attend SHRM21 with a group of peers from your country?

Join a delegation!

Each year, SHRM welcomes nearly 40 international delegations from all over the world. The delegation program offers discounted registration pricing to groups of 5 or more from a given company or region. For more information, contact us today. 

Tips for traveling to the United States 

  • Do you need a visa to travel? Apply early. 
  • Wait times for visas in certain countries can be significant. 
  • Learn about which countries are currently participating in the Visa Waiver Program. 
  • Visit the U.S. Department of State website for the most current information and instructions. For an accurate assessment of wait times in your country, visit the Visa Appointment Wait Times page. 
  • Already registered for SHRM21? SHRM will provide you a customized visa invitation letter. Check your registration confirmation e-mail for a link and further instructions. 
  • SHRM will be providing an electronic certification of attendance for attendees.

Tips for booking lodging 

SHRM reserves housing blocks so that conference attendees may find accommodation at a conference rate. Select hotels are recommended for Global attendees, however, Global attendees are welcome to stay at any hotel they desire. Reserve your room early to get the best rates and locations—BOOK NOW. 

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN I RESERVE A SEAT AT THE GENERAL SESSION?

Designated seating will be offered to corporate & international delegations’ attendees and attendees who are using interpretation services.  

Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. We will not be able to allow attendees to hold seats for other colleagues who haven’t arrived yet. 

DO I GET CREDIT FOR ATTENDING THE SHRM21 CONFERENCE?

Yes, by attending the full conference you will get 27.25 credits. 

WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE FOR THE CONFERENCE?

The dress code is business casual. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking.

HOW DO I GET A CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE?

Certificate printing stations will be by THE Lounge (Room # to come). The service is exclusive to Corporate and INTL delegations’ attendees.

ARE THERE SHUTTLES TO AND FROM THE CONVENTION CENTER AND MY HOTEL?

SHRM provides shuttle service to hotels that are outside of a walking range of the Convention Center. Check the SHRM21 app for itinerary and schedule. 

WILL THERE BE BREAKS AND TIME FOR MEALS IN THE SCHEDULE?

Explore the conference schedule for breaks between sessions. 

A complimentary lunch will be available in the Expo. Lunches are first come, first served; limited quantities are available. Coffee breaks will be offered at the Expo as well as the lounge. Dates and times to come.

IS THERE A LUGGAGE OR COAT CHECK?

Yes, there will be a luggage and coat check area in the Convention Center.

ARE THERE INTERPRETATION SERVICES AT THE SHRM21?

Interpreted sessions will be available. Please check back later for a complete list.

IS THERE A SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR ME AS A CORPORATE/INTL DELEGATION ATTENDEE?

Yes. Contact delegations@shrm.org to learn more.

HOW DO I GET A VISA INVITATION LETTER?

SHRM issues personalized visa invitation letters to those who are registered for the conference. Check the link provided in your confirmation e-mail. 

Note that SHRM will not provide letters to individuals who have not yet registered for the conference. 

I WAS DENIED A VISA. CAN I GET A REFUND?

SHRM will refund the cost of registration upon proof of visa denial. Simply e-mail a copy of the denial lEtter to delegations@shrm.org

More details to come!