Student Conference
and HR Games Competition

March 2-3, 2018
Western Technical College - La Crosse Campus
La Crosse, WI

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**Registration is now closed**

Conference Information - HR's Got Game!

REGISTER for the 2018 Student Conference & HR Games being hosted by the Western Technical College March 2-3, 2018. Register today to ensure your spot at the conference!

When registering, please select from one of the following resgistration options:

(1) Student HRGames and Conference Participant:  Teams of 2 or 3 compete in a jeopardy-style competition in human resource related categories. Before registering, select your teammates and choose a name for your team.  You will need your team name to register in this category. Each member of the team must register separately, using the same team name.

(2) Student – Conference Only: Students who want to attend the conference, but will not be competing on a team for the HR Games will register under this category.  Attendees may watch the competition or assist as a volunteer.

(3) Chapter Advisor:   Chapter Advisors will register using this option.

(4) Conference Volunteer:  Professional chapter members who will be performing in a volunteer role will register using this option.
(5) Speaker:  Guest speakers register using this registration type.
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018 at 12 Noon - Registration is now closed.

Questions? Please contact Tanya Hubanks, SHRM-CP, SPHR, College Relations Director, at or (715) 901-2296 (home office).

Event Pricing


Location / Hotel Accommodations

SHRM Member
Student (Full-Time Undergrad)
Non-SHRM Chapter Member

Western Technical College - La Crosse Campus
400 7th Street North
La Crosse, WI 54601

Click here for directions to Western Technical College

Please use parking lot B or M located at the corners of Seventh and Vine Streets, south of the Lunda Center.  No pass is necessary to park in a standard spot for this event.

Lodging:  Rates End February 9, 2018

**PLEASE NOTE:  If you have 1-2 people in a room, please request the King rooms at either site (or single Queen room at Candlewood) to leave larger sleeping accommodations for bigger groups - thank you!

Candlewood Suites
56 Copeland Avenue
La Crosse, WI 54601 (0.7 miles to Western)
Phone:  608-785-1110
Registration Code:  SHR
Double Queen (9 available) $99/night + tax
King (7 available) and Queen (9 available) $89/night + Tax

AmericInn Hotel and Conference Center Riverfront
1835 Rose Street
La Crosse, WI 54601 (2.5 miles to Western)
Phone: 608-781-7000
Registration Block:  WISHRM Student Conference
King (6 available) and Two Double Beds (19 available)

Conference at a Glance

Friday, March 2, 2018

Time Event Location
4:00 - 6:30 pm Attendee Registration Kumm Center, First Floor
4:00 - 5:15 pm Volunteer Registration Kumm Center, First Floor
5:15 - 6:00 pm Volunteer Training and Dinner Kumm Center, Room 24
5:00 - 6:00 pm Attendee Sit-Down Dinner, Speakers Kumm Center, First Floor
6:00 - 6:15 pm Opening Ceremony and HR Games Overview Kumm Center, First Floor
6:30 - 7:00 pm HR Games: Round 1 (15 min prep/15 min games) Coleman, Second Floor
7:05 -7:30 pm HR Games: Round 2 (10 min prep/15 min games) Coleman, Second Floor
7:35 -7:55 pm HR Games: Round 3 (5 min prep/15 min games) Coleman, Second Floor
8:00 - 8:20 pm HR Games: Round 4 (5 min prep/15 min games) Coleman, Second Floor
8:25 - 8:45 pm HR Games: Round 5 (15 min prep/15 min games) Coleman, Second Floor
8:55  - 9:10 pm HR Games:  Announce Finalists TBD
9:15 - 10:00 pm Dessert and Entertainment TBD

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Time Event Location
7:45 - 8:45 am Registration Lunda Center
8:00 - 8:45 am Breakfast Lunda Center
8:45 - 9:40 am It's All About the Journey in HR, Callie Zipple Lunda Center
9:45 - 10:40 am Coach's Corner - A panel discussion of HR professionals
with Tabitha Newton, Pete Berger, and Heather St. Clair
Lunda Center
10:45 - 11:40 am Keep Your Head in the Game - Practice Mindfulness, Deb Walsh Lunda Center
11:45 - 12:15 pm Lunch Lunda Center
12:20 - 12:50 pm HR Games Semi-Finals Lunda Center
12:55 - 1:25 pm HR Games Finals Lunda Center
1:30 - 1:45 pm Awards and Closing Announcements Lunda Center



Contact Information

Tanya Hubanks

Tanya Hubanks

WI State Council College Relations Director
Phone:  (715) 901-2296


Tanya Hubanks is a passionate and experienced human resources professional who holds a master’s degree in Industrial Relations and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tanya has been a SHRM member since 2004. She is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified and is currently Vice President of Programming with Chippewa Valley SHRM (CVSHRM). Tanya was CVSHRM’s Vice President of Membership in 2016. She is from a small town in southwest Wisconsin and moved to the Chippewa Valley in 2011 after spending time working in employment law and human resources out of state.

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