SHRM 2018 pre-event checklist: Know before you go

The world's largest HR conference, SHRM 2018, is taking place this Sunday, June 17 through Wednesday, June 20th, and our team of experts who will be in booth #2855 are here to share our fool-proof pre-event checklist to help you optimize your SHRM experience. 

Let's assess your situation and make sure you're ready for SHRM: 

1. Registration information - Make sure you're easily admitted into the exposition hall, wear your ID badge proud and have your registration information handy!

2. Stay fueled - Your next few days will be packed with back-to-back learning sessions, not to mention a huge expo hall to walk through. Fight off the inevitable 2:00 PM "hanger" by packing lots of snacks and extra water!

3. Forgo the "suit and tie" apparel -  SHRM is packed full of nearly 200 concurrent sessions and over 700 booths to explore within the expo hall, comfort is key here people. Polo's, jeans, and tennis shoes (the stylish kind of course) will do.

4. Bring a large suitcase - It may only be 4 days long, but we know you're about to collect a huge amount of FREE swag. Bring a suitcase large enough to pack all the freebies you collect for your return trip home and never say no to extra earbuds. 

5. Business cards -  SHRM is the perfect place to network with like-minded HR professionals and solutions-providers within every industry, so don't forget to pack your business cards (this is your chance to get rid of the ones collecting dust on your desk!)

6. Download the apps - Take advantage of technology. Download Uber or Lyft apps before you arrive to get around Chicago in a breeze without pulling out any cash. The SHRM App is also a great way to make sure you don't miss up-to-date conference schedules and expo hall floor plans. 

7. OTC medications - We're talking Advil, Tylenol, and Dramamine, to get you up and running for the morning sessions after your late nights spent out on the town!

8. Don't miss out - Be sure not to miss the Kronos Mega Session featuring the University of Colorado, Boulder, exploring new dimensions in work. 

9. Questions - We don't bite! Stop by our booth #2855 in the exposition hall and talk with our team about whether you already use Kronos or are looking for new HCM solutions and any other questions you may have.

Finally, don't forget to enter to win in our drawing for an Amazon Echo Show in our booth. 

Now that you've got some of the essential tips and tricks up your sleeve, get ready to learn a lot and, more importantly, have some fun at SHRM. We can't wait to see you there!