With the amount of sessions the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition has to offer, planning your educational experience can be overwhelming! Let me see if I can help.
When you visit annual.shrm.org, select the Program tab, then Conference At-A-Glance. Here you can view a high-level overview of the conference. This can help you determine the timeframes you need to plan for during the conference. Keep in mind – no other sessions take place during the General Sessions, events and lunches in the Exposition and during the Tuesday Night Show.
To start planning your time at the conference, select Concurrent Sessions in the Program tab. This displays all the available concurrent sessions, which is a LONG list. I recommend you use the left toolbar to help you narrow down your options. When you land on a session you want to attend, click the circle next to the session title – it will turn green. Now, that session will display in My Session Planner (which can be found under the Program tab, under My Session Planner).
Once you have added sessions to My Session Planner, you have options to save as a PDF, Excel or iCal. You can find these options in the dropdown to the right of the My Session Planner title.
What is really neat about this feature is that if you add sessions to My Session Planner, those same sessions with show up in the mobile app under My Schedule. So, get downloading!
*Keep in mind some session types require preregistration and additional fees may apply. So, merely adding them to My Session Planner will not register you for the sessions.