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Thank you for participating in the 24th Annual SHRM-Atlanta HR Conference!  We truly appreciate your continued support of SHRM-Atlanta.

You can find the answers to most of your questions regarding your session here on this page.  If you have additional questions, please contact Jordan Alexander via email at

Pre-Conference Logistics

Session PowerPoint Template
This is the approved PowerPoint template to be used for your session.  Please download this template and do not use a previous template you may already have.  If you make any adjustments to the format of this template, please be sure these changes are approved by SHRM-Atlanta prior to submitting your PowerPoint for review. Please be sure to review your slides in presentation mode before the conference so that you have the proper presentation settings selected.

Audio Visual Needs Form
Please complete the form at the link above and confirm your audio visual needs.

Hotel Information
Please see the link above if you need to reserve hotel accommodations for the conference. SHRM-Atlanta does not cover any speaker expenses or pay any speaking fees.

Be a Guest Blogger
Promote your topic and session at the conference via the SHRM-Atlanta blog.  We encourage you to submit a guest post highlighting the learning objectives of your session and what the attendees can expect to hear when the attend your session.  Please submit this in article format and engage the readers by asking questions or requesting information from them to help you finalize your session and the key points to be discussed.

Registration Instructions

All speakers, co-presenters and panelists receive a complimentary registration to the full two day conference.  We will register all of our confirmed speakers so you do not need to register yourself or your co-presenter for the conference.  If you have a co-presenter that you have not yet submitted to us, please notify us immediately so we can be sure they are registered and printed in the program book.  We encourage all speakers to attend both days and network with the attendees, attend other sessions and visit the exhibit hall. As a speaker you are entitled to all benefits of a regular full conference paid attendee.

Session Logistics

When you arrive onsite, please check in at the registration kiosks.  The staff at the desk will be able to direct you to your session room.  Please allow plenty of time to arrive onsite.  Atlanta traffic can cause delays at any time of the day, so please plan on arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your session start time. 

We will be providing in each session room a laptop, an LCD projector, screen, wireless presentation remote and microphone with sound system. Each presenter will be asked to bring their presentation on a USB as a back-up.

If you are planning on bringing any handouts for your session, please anticipate 75 - 100 people per session (Business Acumen sessions tend to draw more attendees - up to 150).  This is a guesstimate of the number of attendees so please bring what you feel is appropriate. Each room will be set for approximately 100 attendees theatre style.

We will also be providing the opportunity for you to sell/sign books in the exhibit hall on either day of the conference.  You are allowed to sign-up for 2 hours maximum and the time slots begin at the top of every hour.  Please note, you will need to handle all logistics on your own (getting the books there and collecting payments, etc.).  If you are interested in this opportunity, please email to reserve your date and time.

Media Toolkit

Learn more about this free opportunity to share your HR expertise and invite attendees to visit your booth on the SHRM-Atlanta blog.

In an effort to help maximize your experience onsite, we are looking to you to help promote the conference to your customers and colleagues.  It is important that we work together to communicate the value of the conference to our audiences and attract them to the event, where they’ll find outstanding education, networking opportunities and access to resource partners in one location.

Below you will find tools to help your organization do just that:

    • 100-word event description for use in newsletters, emails or other communications:

      SHRM-Atlanta, the Atlanta Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, serves the Atlanta HR profession by providing comprehensive information and tools to HR professionals to help work for a better Atlanta.  The 24th Annual SHRM-Atlanta HR Conference facilitates this purpose by providing a local two-day conference where HR professionals can earn CEU credits, network with fellow HR professionals and discover new products and services that help them achieve their organization’s visions and goals. Content areas include: Business Acumen; Law & Legislation; Total Rewards; Employee Relations; Talent Acquisition & Management; Diversity & Inclusion; Global; and Employee Wellness.

      24th Annual SHRM-Atlanta HR Conference
      April 28-29, 2014
      Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, Georgia
    • A broadcast email that can be sent to your clients to promote attendance:

      Subject:  24th Annual SHRM-Atlanta HR Conference – Register Today!

      24th Annual SHRM-Atlanta HR Conference
      April 28-29, 2014
      Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, Georgia

      is pleased to be presenting at the 24th Annual SHRM-Atlanta HR Conference in Atlanta, April 28-29, 2014 and would like to personally invite you to join us.

      While at the event, we hope you will attend our session on .

      The conference is designed to help HR professionals like yourself earn CEU credits, network with other HR professionals, and learn about current and new products and services that will help you grow in your profession.

      SHRM-Atlanta is providing over 40 concurrent sessions that will cover 8 different content areas including: Business Acumen; Law & Legislation; Total Rewards; Employee Relations; Talent Acquisition & Management; Diversity & Inclusion; Global; and Employee Wellness.  Additionally, the keynote address will be given by Jennifer McClure.  The session will be The Future of HR: Delivering Competitive Advantage Through Innovative People Strategies.  Register today for this can’t-miss event!  For registration information and details about the conference, visit

      See you there!

If you have a twitter account or facebook fan page, please complete this form so we know your twitter ID and facebook fan page.  We want to interact with your company and give a shout out to our speakers! The 24th Annual SHRM-Atlanta HR Conference Twitter hashtag is #shrmatl14.  We encourage all of our speakers to tweet about the conference and your session specifically.  We also encourage you to post information in the LinkedIn groups you belong to as well as in your personal LinkedIn status.  If you have a facebook page or fanpage, please post information there as well.  Please use this link to direct people to the conference website.

If you have not yet joined SHRM-Atlanta's social media groups, please do so.  We welcome you to post information about your session within our groups and build excitement around your presentation. Feel free to ask questions and engage the members in order to better understand their needs as it relates to your session.