In light of COVID-19, many of you have asked the status of SHRM’s upcoming conferences. I’d like to personally share with you the actions SHRM is taking on this front.
For weeks now, our team has been working with public health officials and venues to make an informed decision regarding our 2020 conferences. Our deliberations are based on the latest science and our ability to safely provide the HR community the excellent event and professional development experiences you’ve come to expect from SHRM.
It was through this lens that we decided to postpone our Advocacy@Work conference until fall 2020, and it is why today we have announced our Talent Conference & Exposition, scheduled for April 20-22, will transition to a fully virtual event.
With the SHRM20 Annual Conference & Exposition several months away, we remain hopeful we will hold this event as scheduled on June 28 – July 1, observing the fullest precautions.
We will continue to monitor the latest developments surrounding COVID-19 and will make future adjustments as warranted, notifying registrants accordingly. Please know the health and well-being of our members and conference attendees are always our top priority.
These are unprecedented and unsettling times for everyone. And uncertainty can certainly fuel anxiety and stress. As you navigate this crisis with your colleagues and your families, I encourage each of you to take care of yourself, mind and body, as you also care for those around you. We will get through this together, stronger than ever as an HR community.
Thank you for your support and commitment to foster better workplaces during this trying time, and for the privilege to lead this amazing and critical organization.
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP
SHRM President & CEO