Employment Law & Legislative Conference

Special Events & Networking

Meeting and sharing with your peers is a great way to make connections and collaborate on the ideas, thoughts and challenges that you have as you work to ensure that you are staying on top of the latest regulations.

The SHRM 2013 Employment Law & Legislative Conference provides you with exceptional opportunities to meet your peers, SHRM Government Affairs staff, and legislators.

Welcome Reception
Monday, March 11, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Location: National Museum of American History 
This is your opportunity to network with lobbyists, outside media and SHRM staff. Connect with policy makers, political insiders, and fellow attendees alike in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

Meet to Eat
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
6:30 p.m.
This popular program brings attendees together to network and enjoy dinner as a group. Stop by the registration desk before 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday to sign up.

A-Team in Action Networking Event
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Join SHRM Government Affairs Staff, fellow Capitol Hill Advocacy Day attendees and members of SHRM’s Advocacy Team the evening before Hill Day. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with A-Team members and learn first-hand the benefits of joining this dynamic team of HR public policy advocates!

Breakfast with Elected Officials
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

Spend the morning with fellow attendees while learning directly from legislators about their upcoming agendas and what they forsee to be the major issues in the 113th Congress.

Capitol Hill Visits
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit the congressional office of your senators and representatives and/or their staff. SHRM brings you a unique chance to let your member of congress know, in person, how pending workplace legislation affects you as an HR professional. In so doing, you join forces with the participants of HRVoice—many of whom have heralded the tremendous Capitol Hill visit as the highlight of their conference experience.

The appointments are scheduled by SHRM in advance, a briefing is held to familiarize you with current legislative issues, and a special boot camp is scheduled Sunday afternoon to help you practice what to say during the visit.

During lunch on Tuesday, you and other SHRM members from your state delegation will sit together before the visit to share experiences and ideas for the group Hill meetings.

To participate in the Hill visits, you must sign up on the registration form and SHRM must receive your registration by February 22, 2013.

Attendees who participate in the Hill visits will earn 2.5 Business Management and Strategy recertification credit hours.

Reminder: Your home ZIP code is needed to correctly identify your congressional district. You will receive a special logistics letter before the conference as well as a Hill Visit packet when you arrive on site at the conference.

Select from among the most current resources available on employment law and legislative issues at the SHRM Store. Choose from a wide variety of topics, including labor law, employee privacy, harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), violence in the workplace, employee lawsuits and much more. Meet the authors! Selected authors may be available at designated times for book signings. To view the complete inventory of all the books, products and logo accessories, visit the Web site at www.shrm.org/shrmstore.