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SHRM 2008, McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago

Welcome to Workforce Management ’s comprehensive SHRM 2008 online show guide and news coverage.

June 19, 2008
Related Topics: HR & Business Administration

At The Show

Economic Downturn Doesn’t Slow SHRM Conference
Attendance doesn’t hit a record level, but SHRM officials and vendors are happy with the turnout of more than 13,000.

Gas Price Crisis Could Revolutionize U.S. Workplace
The talk of the show is spiking gas prices, and the short- and long-term effects they could have on how the nation works.

Heard in the Halls, Day 3: No Booth Too Far
Good business at the edge of the world, a winner for research and a visit with the ‘onboarding fairy.’

SHRM Chicago Last Word—Day 3
The Challenge Ahead

Meisinger Bids Farewell to SHRM; Successor Pending
The SHRM chief’s successor will be named later this summer—after Meisinger departs the organization on June 30.

Pre-Show Guide and Feature Stories

Tailoring SHRM to Your Needs
When it comes to HR’s biggest annual conference, one size doesn’t fit all. Newbies to human resource positions, midlevel HR professionals and senior leaders in the field will benefit from different sessions and events at the Society for Human Resource Management Conference & Exposition.
The Best of Chicago
Whether you’re staying for a whole week or just trying to visit a few places in between conference activities, you will want to get a taste of the best of Chicago. The third-largest city in America is also one of the country’s most popular convention spots.

The Last Word: SHRM 101
San Diego. Washington. Las Vegas. Chicago. The cities may change and the venues may differ, but there is a comfy familiarity I always feel at the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual conference.

Keynote and Master Series

SHRM, Day 1, Sunday, June 22
2:30 p.m.
KEYNOTE: Poitier’s Dramatic, Trailblazing Career
HR professionals feeling daunted by work challenges may find inspiration from Sunday’s SHRM conference general session speaker, Sidney Poitier.
SHRM, Day 2, Monday, June 23
8:30 a.m.
Patrick Lencioni, "Making for a Fulfilling Workplace"
1:45 p.m
Linda A. Hill, "Author Digs Deep to Find Top Leaders"
SHRM, Day 3, Tuesday, June 24
8:30 a.m.
KEYNOTE: Doris Kearns Goodwin, "HR Success Through Lens of Lincoln"

1:45 p.m.
MASTERS SERIES: Oren Harari, "Maintaining Your Firm’s Unique Flavor"

SHRM, Day 4, Wednesday, June 25
8:30 a.m.
KEYNOTE: Nancy Giles, "Commentator Makes Point With a Wink"

10 a.m.
Denise Rousseau, "Growing Number of Employees Seek Special Deal With Bosses"

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