Plan Your SHRM22 Hybrid Educational Experience

Apr 21, 2022 | All Access Attendee, Attendee Communications

As a SHRM22 attendee, you will receive exclusive information from us about the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2022 each month leading up to the event.

This month, we’ll give you insider information to help you plan your SHRM22 experience. Plus, select from some preconference workshops to start your professional development off right. Next month, we’ll explore the Expo.


Plan Your SHRM22 Experience: Q&A with Jamie Bosley

With so many sessions to attend at the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo, knowing which ones to attend can be challenging. Jamie Bosley, SHRM’s vice president of event strategy and experience, offers some advice on planning your SHRM22 itinerary. Read More


Preconference Workshops

To get an early start to your professional development, register for one of the preconference workshops* scheduled for Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12. 

Saturday, June 11
Five workshops* are scheduled for 1-5 p.m. on June 11 at the New Orleans Convention Center. Take the opportunity to dig into workplace culture, negotiation and confrontation skills, California HR, or performance management.

Sunday, June 12
Eight workshops* are scheduled for 8 a.m.-noon on June 12. These workshops range from managing your managers to boosting LGBTQ+ inclusion and building a solid foundation of knowledge about employee benefits.

Concurrent sessions for all attendees start at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

*Additional fees and registration are required.


Putting Together Your SHRM22 Virtual Itinerary? Consider These Sessions

Virtual attendees can choose from many different concurrent sessions at each time slot throughout each day of the conference. Here are some to consider as you plan your virtual participation. Read More


Connect with Your Fellow Attendees

Part of the fun of attending SHRM22—whether in-person or virtually—is meeting other participants. Get a head start by accessing the SHRM22 Conference Community, organized by industry, to easily find others in fields similar to yours or to participate in general discussions.

This also is a great opportunity to connect with other attendees about what you are looking forward to at SHRM22, troubleshoot real-life situations and connect on LinkedIn.

How It Works
The SHRM22 Conference Community is exclusive for SHRM22 attendees. Once logged in, you can select which industry peer group discussion or general discussion you’d like to participate in:

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Business & Finance
  • Education & Nonprofit
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing & Construction
  • Professional Services
  • Retail & Hospitality
  • Technology
  • General Discussions

Visit the SHRM22 Conference Community


Global Country Superstar Brad Paisley to Perform at SHRM22

Award-winning country music star Brad Paisley will headline a concert at the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2022 in New Orleans on June 14.

Paisley’s concert will kick off at 8 p.m. CT. Full conference attendees and Tuesday Day Pass holders will receive one concert ticket with their registration. Attendees may buy additional tickets online for $125 in the SHRMStore. Virtual attendees can watch the performance live in the virtual platform.

Paisley has 24 No. 1 hits on the country charts, of which he wrote 21. He was the first artist to achieve 10 consecutive Billboard Country Airplay No. 1 singles. His performances and prolific songwriting have won him 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards (CMA Awards), three Grammys and two American Music Awards. Paisley co-hosted the CMA Awards show for 11 years alongside Carrie Underwood.

Paisley and his wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, are co-founders of The Store, a nonprofit organization that operates a free grocery store for low-income individuals and families in the Nashville area in need of produce and other goods. For more information, visit www.thestore.org. Read More.


Click with These Virtual Activities at SHRM22

Activities for SHRM22 virtual attendees will help break up the conference day, challenge your mind and get your body moving. These exclusive activities are scheduled before and between the day’s main stage speakers and concurrent sessions. Read More


Reserve Your Room

Book your hotel now, if you haven’t already, through SHRM’s housing block to get the best rates in town. Read More


Better Workplaces Challenge Cup 2022

The final round of the Better Workplaces Challenge Cup will be held at the New Orleans Convention Center during SHRM22. The annual competition aims to bridge the gap between companies that are creating workplace technologies and their end-users: HR professionals and their workforces.

Competitors are evaluated on business viability, innovation and added value to SHRM members. The winner receives a $50,000 cash prize and/or other investment opportunities and prizes.

Find out more about the competition, innovators and last year’s winners. Read More


New Award to Honor Ethical Leadership

The winner of the first William G. McGowan Ethical Leader of the Year Award will be recognized at SHRM22.

McGowan was an entrepreneur who headed telecommunications giant MCI for 24 years until his death in 1992. The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund was established after his death to provide financial support to organizations that reflect McGowan’s visions, concerns and life experiences.

SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is on the panel of judges charged with recognizing a chief executive officer who is finding ways to Cause the Effect they want to see in the workplace “by going above and beyond to establish a high bar of ethics within their leadership and their organization.” Read More

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