WI SHRM 2021
October 13 - 15, 2021
The Wisconsin SHRM 2021 State Conference offers in-person and virtual experiences. You can attend the event in-person at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells, view it online, or do a combination of both.
The reason is the cost is the same is that the technology and labor involved in producing the virtual event is expensive and because of those costs, the planning committee felt it balanced out against the costs of meals.
The virtual platform is much more interactive than what could be provided in a “Zoom” setting. You will also be able to participate in the Thursday evening activities and visit the Expo booths virtually. Each vendor has the opportunity to also create and staff a live person in their virtual booth to meet and greet attendees, as well as have conversations (with camera and audio) about their products/services.
Yes, attendees can attend some sessions in person at the Kalahari and watch some online.
Yes, most presentations will be live. Virtual attendees will watch via livestream - Preconference sessions, all Keynotes and breakout sessions. Early Bird sessions on Thursday and Friday will not be streamed.
No, they will be broadcast live only.
No, the price is the same for those watching virtually and those attending in-person.
Yes. Online attendees and those attending in-person can earn the same number of SHRM certification credits with the exception of credit for Early Bird sessions.
Masking Policy on site at the Kalahari:
Considering many factors, the conference committee has established the following conference guidelines regarding social distancing and masking.
Thank you for your understanding!
Attendees Cancellation: A $100 administrative fee will be charged for conference cancellations received between August 15, 2021 and September 15, 2021 ($25.00 administrative fee for the preconference portion only). Requests for refunds after September 15th will be denied unless there are extenuating circumstances which prevent an attendee from finding another person to attend the conference in their place. (An extenuating circumstance may include an unexpected death in the family or medical emergency). Proof of the hardship will be required. Changing work loads and/or staffing levels will not be considered valid reasons. These requests will be reviewed by the WI SHRM Executive Council, State Conference Co-Chairs and the Conference Liaison Director on a case-by-case basis.
Exhibitor Cancellation: A 50% cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations made by August 31, 2021. There will be no refunds or cancellations made after August 31, 2021.
WI SHRM is committed to keeping our conference as green as possible. We make an effort to provide all information electronically. We hope to limit use of excessive paper by offering electronic conference materials such as the conference schedule, speaker information, accommodation and travel information, and more. Please consider accessing information electronically before printing. We appreciate your efforts towards keeping the conference green as well!