2016 April Chapter Meeting - Atlanta's Corporate Awakening
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When: 04/12/2016
6:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where: Georgia Aquarium (Oceans Ballroom)
225 Baker Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia  30313
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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April Chapter Meeting

Georgia Aquarium | Tuesday, April 12 | 6:30 AM – 9:30 AM | #ATLAwake

SHRM-Atlanta presents Atlanta’s Corporate Awakening, an event dedicated to helping HR, business and community leaders learn the crucial role employers and employees can play to eliminate human trafficking in our city. Prominent speakers discuss how companies who become part of the solution for eradicating this issue simultaneously enhance their own corporate brands, attract the best talent and improve their companies’ cultures.

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With the busiest airport in the world, a strong economy, a burgeoning technology scene, and a booming hospitality industry, Atlanta is a dynamic, exciting city for many to call home. But the rapid growth and quick development of the city has also sadly made it fertile ground human trafficking. In fact, the FBI has named Atlanta one of the cities with the highest rate of human trafficking in the country.

Lack of awareness and anti-trafficking protocols can make it difficult for employees and employers to recognize suspicious behavior or take practical steps that discourage trafficking. SHRM-Atlanta is deeply committed to helping Atlanta-based business leaders and HR professionals better understand the issue of human trafficking, the efforts that are being undertaken to end it in our city, and how they can become more involved in eradicating this practice. In fact, we’re dedicating the entire April Chapter Meeting, appropriately titled Atlanta’s Corporate Awakening, to this very issue.

Registration Rates:

Advanced (Before April 7) On-Site
Member $40 $50
Non-Member $60 $70
Student Member $20 $25
Student Non-Member $35 $35
Member (Table of 10) $400 N/A
Non-Member (Table of 10) $500 N/A

If paying via check, please note that your registration will not be confirmed until payment has been received.
Please mail your check, along with the invoice to:


3525 Piedmont Road
Building Five, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305

Cancellation Deadline: April 5, 2016


  • Jim Link
    Randstad North America

  • Sam Olens
    Attorney General

  • Mary Frances Bowley
    WellSpring Living

  • Cheryl Deluca-Johnson
    President & CEO
    Street Grace

  • Verla Calhoun-Kelley
    EVP Community Partnerships

Special Guests

  • Timothy Miller
    The Atlanta Opera

  • Courtney Dow

    NightLight Atlanta

  • Dave McCleary
    Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council Member

Agenda Overview

This event will highlight important facts of human trafficking, explain the significance of the issue as it relates to Atlanta, and provide examples of how businesses and HR professionals can take part in ending it in our city. Next, they will touch on the legal and judicial implications. Finally, speakers will review action steps that business and HR professionals can put in place today to address this significant issue that is negatively impacting our communities and our workplaces.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will not be granted if cancellation is not received by the specified deadline of April 5, 2016. Send all cancellation notices via e-mail. Substitutions are allowed, however the non-member rate may apply. If we do not receive a cancellation notice you will be required to pay for this event, even if you are unable to attend.

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