Conference at a Glance

Sunday, August 25
.     7:00 am-7:00 pm     Registration Open
.     4:00 pm-7:00 pm     SHRMStore Open
.     5:00 pm-6:00 pm     Orientation
.     6:00 pm-8:00 pm     HR Florida 5K

Monday, August 26
.     6:30 am-5:00 pm     Registration Open
.     7:00 am-7:00 pm     SHRMStore Open
.     8:15 am-10:15 am   General Session Keynote | Shaun White | Book Signing to follow
.     11:00 am-7:00 pm   SHRM Fundraiser Open
.     11:00 am-7:00 pm   Expo Hall Open
.     5:00 pm-7:00 pm     Expo Hall Grand Opening Reception
.     8:00 pm-11:00 pm   Monday Night Social Event

Tuesday, August 27
.     6:45 am-3:00 pm     Registration Open
.     7:00 am-5:30 pm     SHRMStore Open
.     8:15 am-9:30 am     General Session Keynote |  Derreck Kayongo | Book Signing to follow
.     9:00 am-3:15 pm     SHRM Fundraiser Open
.     9:00 am-4:00 pm     Expo Hall Open
.     8:00 pm-11:00 pm  Tuesday Night Social Event

Wednesday, August 28
.     6:45 am-11:00 am   Registration Open
.     7:00 am-1:00 pmS   SHRMStore Open
.     11:15 am-12:15 pm General Session Keynote | Kris Boesch | Book Signing to follow
.     12:15 pm Conference Concludes

*Times and information subject to change.*


For a glance at our final programs schedule for 2018 click here.  The 2019 program will be certified for a minimum of 14 SHRM PDC's & HRCI Re-certification Credits.


Visit the SHRMStore® for the latest collection of HR-specific books, DVDs, software, accessories and more! Take advantage of conference specials and attend author book signings. A book signing schedule will be posted in the bookstore area. Once you’ve made your selections, get free shipping on all orders of $25.00 or more. (Cannot be combined with any offers. Online and onsite orders only excluding signed copies of books. For online orders, a code will be offered to enter at checkout. Domestic shipping only. Not valid with Learning System orders.)

Hours Of Operation

.     Sunday, August 25   |   4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
.     Monday, August 26   |   7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
.     Tuesday, August 27   |   7:00 AM – 5:30 PM
.     Wednesday, August 28  |   7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Book Signings

Don’t miss your favorite speaker! Purchase your books early at the conference and avoid long lines at our many book signings. All book signings are located adjacent to the SHRMStore in City Hall Lobby.


The SHRM Foundation Raffle hours are:
.     Monday, August 26   |   11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
.     Tuesday, August 27   |   9:00 AM – 3:15 PM

Thanks to the generous donations of our chapters, members, and other vendors, we will have a wide variety of items to bid on! Contributions will go to the SHRM Foundation, the 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliate of SHRM. The Raffle will be located in Expo Hall F on the lower level.


Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center