FAQ

General Questions

What is the appropriate attire for The Conference?

What is the appropriate attire for The Conference?

Business casual attire is suggested for all events during The Conference. Dressing in layers or a sweater/light jacket is recommended during the day. The meeting rooms can get chilly.

Where is The Conference held?

Where is The Conference held?

Norris Conference Center, Red Oak Ballroom, 816 Town & Country Blvd., Houston, TX 77024

Who should attend The Conference?

Who should attend The Conference?

The Conference is designed to provide specific educational sessions for those HR professionals working in global human resources.Individuals who are involved in the creation, management and/or implementation of human resource-related policy and practices should attend. Educational sessions are tailored to all professional levels, for those new to the global HR field to those in senior-level executive roles. Speakers include national, regional and local experts on a wide variety of topics.

Can I bring children to The Conference?

Can I bring children to The Conference?

As an educational event designed for human resource professionals, children are not permitted.

Registration Questions

What is the cost to attend The Conference?

What is the cost to attend The Conference?

Conference rates vary by membership type and date of registration. Please visit the Rates & Registration page for more information on the rates currently offered.

What does the registration fee include?

What does the registration fee include?

The Full Conference Registration includes access to: All educational sessions Keynote & General Sessions Exhibit areas Breaks and lunch Network Reception & Happy Hour at close of conference

Are there discounted registrations available for students?

Are there discounted registrations available for students?

Yes, eligible students may register to attend the full Conference at a rate of only $100.

How can registration payments be made?

How can registration payments be made?

We accept American Express, Visa and MasterCard , as well as checks up until Friday, September 9, 2016. To pay by check, please make your check payable to “Texas SHRM” and mail it with your completed registration form to: Texas SHRM Global HR Conference, P.O. Box 8058, Tyler, TX 75711. Download our W-9. To pay by credit card, please register online.

Will my contact information be shared with others?

Will my contact information be shared with others?

General attendee information may be shared with our sponsors and exhibitors. You may opt out of this when you register for The Conference (see registration form).

I can only attend part of The Conference. Can someone else attend the rest of The Conference in my place?

I can only attend part of The Conference. Can someone else attend the rest of The Conference in my place?

Partial transfers are not permitted. You may, however, transfer the entire registration to another individual. See our Transfer Policy for details. The use of a registered attendee’s conference badge by another individual is strictly prohibited.

I have an emergency or found out at the last minute that I cannot attend Conference. What do I do?

I have an emergency or found out at the last minute that I cannot attend Conference. What do I do?

We understand that unforeseeable circumstances and emergencies do occur. Registrants must submit cancellations in writing to info@texasshrm.org. A cancellation fee will be incurred and all cancellation policies will apply.

Registrations may also be transferred in full to another individual and must be in writing; however, higher registration fees will apply if membership status is different. Transfer requests must be sent to info@texasshrm in writing and will incur a $50 administrative fee.

What are the rules regarding cancellation of a registration?

What are the rules regarding cancellation of a registration?

All Cancellations & Transfers must be submitted via email to info@texasshrm.org

All cancellations will be assessed a $75 administrative fee.

Received on or before August 11, 2017, 100% refund (less administrative fee).

Received on or before September 1 2017, refund of 50% (less administrative fee).

After September 11, 2017, no refund is available. Refunds are paid to original payer via original method of payment.

I was unable to attend a specific educational session. How can I get one of the speakers’ handouts?

I was unable to attend a specific educational session. How can I get one of the speakers’ handouts?

We request that speakers upload their handouts for attendee access prior to the event. Handouts are not available for all sessions as speakers may choose not to provide them.

Can I go to any educational sessions I want? Is pre-registration required?

Can I go to any educational sessions I want? Is pre-registration required?

You are free to attend any of sessions listed in the Conference Program, unless otherwise noted. No pre-registration or RSVP is required.

How do I receive HRCI and/or SHRM credit for the sessions I attend?

How do I receive HRCI and/or SHRM credit for the sessions I attend?

Certification information will be given at the conclusion of the conference. In order to receive credit for your hours, information must be submitted in accordance with the guidelines of the accrediting bodies.

I’m interested in speaking at future conferences. How do I submit a proposal?

I’m interested in speaking at future conferences. How do I submit a proposal?

All speaking proposals must be submitted via The Texas SHRM Global HR Conference website. If you are interested in submitting for 2017, please click here.

When You Arrive Questions

Where do I pick up my badge?

Where do I pick up my badge?

You may pick up your badge and conference bag at the Registration desk during open registration hours.

Is there internet access available at the Norris Conference Center?

Is there internet access available at the Norris Conference Center?

The Norris Conference Center offers Wi-Fi access for our conference.

How do I qualify for/enter the prize drawings?

How do I qualify for/enter the prize drawings?

You must be present to win any of the Prize Drawings at the closing session the day of the conference. You may enter by completing the Passport Game Card. You must have your passport stamped by each participating sponsor and place completed cards in the receptacle at the front of the main stage.

Sponsors and Exhibitors Answers

How do I become a Sponsor? What are the benefits?

How do I become a Sponsor? What are the benefits?

Conference sponsors receive a wide array of benefits and recognition including complimentary registrations and recognition by attendees.. Sponsorship packages are designed to accommodate many different budget levels and can be customized to help you achieve your specific marketing goals. Read more about Sponsorship opportunities here.

How do I register to be a Sponsor?

How do I register to be a Sponsor?

Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis, with first right of renewal and priority booth selection reserved for the previous year’s sponsors and exhibitors. Visit the Sponsors page for information, or click here to purchase a sponsorship.

Get Involved Answers

How can I volunteer to help out at The Conference?

How can I volunteer to help out at The Conference?

The Texas SHRM Global HR Conference is supported and organized by an all-volunteer Board of Directors and committee volunteers, all of whom are HR professionals or suppliers to the industry. To be eligible, you must be a member in good standing of any Texas SHRM Chapter. Send email to info@texasshrm.org for consideration.