One I am familiar with, since I live in the Atlanta area, is the 20th Annual SHRM-Atlanta Conference. The keynote speaker is Don Yeager. As the conference brochure says:
As a four-time New York Times bestselling author and long-time associate editor of Sports Illustrated, Don Yaeger has developed a reputation as one of America’s most provocative journalists. The variety of topics he has covered is so vast that every major talk show – from Oprah to Nightline, from CNN to Good Morning America – has invited him to be a guest. Using the lessons learned over his extensive career as both a journalist and an entrepreneur, Don has also become an award-winning keynote speaker, working with audiences as diverse as Fortune 500 Companies and cancer survivor groups, where he shares his personal story. Additionally, he has been engaged as a media coach to countless high-profile athletes, business leaders and elected officials.The educational tracks for the conference include:
- Business Acument and leadership
- Law and legislations
- Total Rewards
- Organizational evolution
- Talent management
- Diversity and inclusion
- and HR Connection (social media tools)
By the way, one of the most educational aspects of a conference is the market place. That is where you learn what is happening with new products and new ideas. You get exposed to the cutting edge stuff. So ALWAYS visit the market place at a converence.
It is easy to get to Atlanta, so no excuses.