2018/09/19 08:00:00

ATTENDEES

The 2018 KS SHRM Conference will host 500+ attendees, the majority of whom will include, senior Human Resources (HR) professionals, supervisors, managers, and directors currently practicing in the Human Resources field.

SPEAKERS

The Conference will include subjects and topics in the HRCI Body of Knowledge and SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge. All presentations will meet the criteria for recertification credit from both SHRM and HRCI.

CONVINCE YOUR BOSS

You know the conference is strategic for your career, convincing your boss can be just as strategic.  Getting approval to attend the conference is a two-part endeavor.  First, you need to demonstrate the benefits of the conference to your organization.  Next you’ll need to persuade your boss that it’s worth the investment of time and money.

Here’s how…

Conference Schedule

TimeEventRoom
9:00am - 11:00pmExhibit Registration Set-UpExhibit Hall
9:00am - 12:00pmPre-conference workshop SpeakerTBD
11:00pm - 6:00pmExhibit Hall Open for BusinessExhibit Hall
11:00pm - 6:00pmAttendee Registration OpenExhibit Hall
12:30pm - 1:15pmWelcome Comments, SHRM Address, Diversity AwardTBD
1:15pm - 2:15pmGeneral Session TBD
2:15pm - 2:25pmTransfer break
2:25pm - 3:25pmConcurrent Sessions
3:25pm - 3:35pmTransfer break
3:35pm - 3:45pmTrombold nominee introductionTBD
3:45pm - 4:45pmKeynote Speaker TBD
4:45pm - 6:00pmEntertainmentTBD
6:30pm - 9:00pmState Council meetingOffsite
TimeEventRoom
7:00am - 5:00pmAttendee Registration OpenExhibit Hall
7:00am - 6:00pmExhibit Hall OpenExhibit Hall
7:00am - 8:00amBreakfastExhibit Hall
7:15am - 7:45amCertification SessionBoardroom
8:00am - 9:00amConcurrent Sessions
9:00am - 9:10amTransfer break
9:10am - 9:30amWelcome & CommentsTBD
9:30am - 10:30amKeynote SpeakerTBD
10:30am - 11:00amDiscussion of Trombold Award and recognize past winners (Award on Friday)TBD
11:00am - 11:30amLunchTBD
11:30am - 12:30pmKeynote SpeakerTBD
1:30pm - 2:30pmConcurrent Sessions
2:30pm - 2:40pmTransfer break
2:40pm - 3:40pmConcurrent Sessions
3:40pm - 5:00pmExhibitor Finale
KS SHRM Gives Back / App Game Giveaways / Vendor drawings
Exhibit Hall
5:00pmExhibit Hall BreakdownExhibit Hall
6:00pm - 8:00pmEntertainment
TimeEventRoom
7:30am - 8:30amContinental BreakfastTBD
8:00am - 8:30amSHRM Foundation RaffleTBD
8:30am - 8:40amTransfer Break
8:40am - 9:40amConcurrent Sessions
9:40am - 9:50amCoffee Break
9:50am - 10:50amConcurrent Sessions
10:50am - 11:00amTransfer Break
11:00am - 11:25amTrombold Professional of the Year AwardTBD
11:25am - 12:25pmClosing KeynoteTBD
12:25pm - 1:00pmConference Closing
membership drawings / volunteer drawings / conference giveaways (must be present to win)
TBD
+ Wednesday, September 19
TimeEventRoom
9:00am - 11:00pmExhibit Registration Set-UpExhibit Hall
9:00am - 12:00pmPre-conference workshop SpeakerTBD
11:00pm - 6:00pmExhibit Hall Open for BusinessExhibit Hall
11:00pm - 6:00pmAttendee Registration OpenExhibit Hall
12:30pm - 1:15pmWelcome Comments, SHRM Address, Diversity AwardTBD
1:15pm - 2:15pmGeneral Session TBD
2:15pm - 2:25pmTransfer break
2:25pm - 3:25pmConcurrent Sessions
3:25pm - 3:35pmTransfer break
3:35pm - 3:45pmTrombold nominee introductionTBD
3:45pm - 4:45pmKeynote Speaker TBD
4:45pm - 6:00pmEntertainmentTBD
6:30pm - 9:00pmState Council meetingOffsite
+ Thursday, September 20
TimeEventRoom
7:00am - 5:00pmAttendee Registration OpenExhibit Hall
7:00am - 6:00pmExhibit Hall OpenExhibit Hall
7:00am - 8:00amBreakfastExhibit Hall
7:15am - 7:45amCertification SessionBoardroom
8:00am - 9:00amConcurrent Sessions
9:00am - 9:10amTransfer break
9:10am - 9:30amWelcome & CommentsTBD
9:30am - 10:30amKeynote SpeakerTBD
10:30am - 11:00amDiscussion of Trombold Award and recognize past winners (Award on Friday)TBD
11:00am - 11:30amLunchTBD
11:30am - 12:30pmKeynote SpeakerTBD
1:30pm - 2:30pmConcurrent Sessions
2:30pm - 2:40pmTransfer break
2:40pm - 3:40pmConcurrent Sessions
3:40pm - 5:00pmExhibitor Finale
KS SHRM Gives Back / App Game Giveaways / Vendor drawings
Exhibit Hall
5:00pmExhibit Hall BreakdownExhibit Hall
6:00pm - 8:00pmEntertainment
+ Friday, September 21
TimeEventRoom
7:30am - 8:30amContinental BreakfastTBD
8:00am - 8:30amSHRM Foundation RaffleTBD
8:30am - 8:40amTransfer Break
8:40am - 9:40amConcurrent Sessions
9:40am - 9:50amCoffee Break
9:50am - 10:50amConcurrent Sessions
10:50am - 11:00amTransfer Break
11:00am - 11:25amTrombold Professional of the Year AwardTBD
11:25am - 12:25pmClosing KeynoteTBD
12:25pm - 1:00pmConference Closing
membership drawings / volunteer drawings / conference giveaways (must be present to win)
TBD

REGISTRATION

Receive up to 15 hours of Recertification Credit

SHRM MEMBERS

NON-
SHRM MEMBERS

STUDENT 
SHRM MEMBERS

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations on or before August 15th will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations after August 15th will not be refunded. Registration may be transferred to another individual without penalty.

Century II

Convention Center

225 W. Douglas Avenue

Wichita, KS 67202

HOTELS

KS SHRM has made arrangements with the Hyatt Regency Wichita, a luxury hotel that offers more than just a good night’s sleep. Hyatt Regency Wichita takes pride in providing guests with the best of everything, from great restaurants to modern rooms and skilled service. While staying in downtown Wichita during the conference, it is their goal to make it a worry-free experience that delights the senses at every turn. Here, you can access the very best the city has to offer in a setting without compromise. 

Reserve your accommodations today. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Experience a vibrant and expanding city where the history of the Old West meets high tech aviation and where downtown activities captivate even the busiest traveler. You’ll find a host of things to do in Wichita to enhance your stay.

Indulge in a short (and complimentary) ride to the historic Old Town, a quaint area filled with antique shops, restaurants, nightclubs, the popular seasonal Farmers Market, and entertainment of all sorts. Take a dip in the Hyatt Regency Wichita’s indoor heated pool, or workout in the 24-hour StayFit™  gym.

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RESTAURANTS

Sample local flavor with a variety of culinary experiences in the heart of the city. In and around Downtown you’ll find classic Americana on the menu at soda shops, casual lunch spots and fine dining establishments, plus a world of choices exploring regional ingredients and global cuisine. As the birthplace of the original Pizza Hut, Wichita continues to serve as a test market for unique restaurant concepts. Our entrepreneurial spirit lives on with local distilleries and craft breweries, artisan coffees, and inventive food trucks. Look for Kansas-grown ingredients on seasonal menus and always save room for dessert.

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Volunteer Opportunities will be available in 2018

 

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Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Join 500+ HR professionals as they come together and collaborate on the many ways to “Play Ball with HR” at this year’s KS SHRM State Conference. Many nationally known and prominent speakers, along with information packed workshops, and great entertainment will fill the agenda.

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