Registration for the 2017 Virginia SHRM State Conference is NOW OPEN. Click HERE or on the Register Now! button to reserve your spot at the best price now!

You’ll establish a username and password during registration to view and/or modify later for adding guests, golf and more. Please be sure to keep your contact info current so you don’t miss out on any Conference updates.

2017 Conference Rates: 

Attendee 01/09/2017 thru 02/28/2017 $599.00
                    Attendee 03/01/2017 forward $650.00
Day-Only Rate (per day for Monday and/or Tuesday) $325.00
Student $299.00
Guest  – see details below $325.00
Sunday, 03/12, 1 PM, Golden Horseshoe Golf Club Green Course
*Boxed Lunch included.
Click HERE for more on the tournament or HERE on the course.
$115.00 *
PRECONFERENCE HR Certification Prep Session, Cram for Exam
Sunday, 03/12, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Williamsburg Lodge
*handouts, lunch, snacks and beverages included.
Click HERE for more about this offering
Taste Studio Class
Join the Chef for a Cooking Demonstration and Tasting in the Taste Studio – a contemporary, full-service demonstration kitchen provides an intimate, fun setting to learn and share an unforgettable experience. Three (3) offerings

  • Sunday, 03/12, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 03/14, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 03/15, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Savor The Springtime Flavor
Sweet Potato and Greens Soup with Lime-roasted Chicken, Hearty Greens, Dash of Curry, Cilantro and Basil
Carrot-Golden Raisin Soda Bread with Whiskey-Chive Blossom Butter
White Chocolate Lavender Ice-Cream with Lemon Thyme Honey

$65 per person, includes one glass of Pinot Grigio, taxes, & gratuity with additional bottles of wine available for purchase. Studio holds a maximum of 35, so please register early!


Attendee Group Conference Registration Discount: For groups of 5 or more, save $45 per registration off the individual attendee rate at the time of registration.

What is included in the Conference Registration?
Your conference registration includes all conference-planned receptions, meals and breaks as well as entertainment.  Be sure to indicate any dietary restrictions when registering. 

The Fine Print:
Sunday Night Dinner is on your own
– Monday Night Reception from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the Exhibit Hall
  Cash Bar Available.
– Monday Night Dinner on your own
– Breakfast – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
– Lunch – Monday & Tuesday
– Dinner – Tuesday
– Morning & Afternoon Beverage Breaks
Entertainment – Monday & Tuesday Night.
Additional Options for Sunday – Wednesday are also, included.

SHRM PDCs and/or HRCI Credits:
There are a total of 43 sessions planned for this year’s conference, offering attendees a diverse variety of topics and competencies from which to choose. Each attendee has the opportunity to achieve a total of 17 SHRM PDCs and/or HRCI credits! The conference has submitted for HRCI credits (including 10 Business and 2 Global/G-Business credits) but has not yet received notice of approval (as of 2/17/2017).

Student Registration:
To be eligible for the Attendee/Student rate, student must be a SHRM Student member, a SHRM student chapter member and present a school schedule when registering for the conference and commit to and work a four (4) hour volunteer assignment at the conference.

Guest Registration:
Registered attendees may add a guest to their registration to join them for conference-planned meals and entertainment as mentioned above. Guest registration also includes entrance to the exhibit hall. The Guest fee DOES NOT include attendance at any Keynote or breakout sessions.

Cancellation/Returned Check Policy:
All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and will be assessed a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations made after prior to March 3, 2017 will receive a full refund, less the administrative fee. Cancellations made after March 3, 2017 are non-refundable. However, the attendee may transfer/assign their registration to another person at no charge if we are notified by March 10, 2017.

To transfer your registration to another person, please click HERE and log-in to your registration account and click on the link that says “Substitute”.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing by email to: An email confirmation from the Registration Coordinator must be received in order for a refund to take place. Refunds will be paid by check within 30 days of approval.

Should a check be returned to VASHRM as NSF, a service charge of $50 will be assessed along with the cost of the event attendance in accordance with Va. Code Ann. 8.01-27.1 (2003).

Conference Location:
The Williamsburg Lodge
310 S. England St.
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

About the Conference Hotels:
– VASHRM has a block of rooms at The Williamsburg Lodge  NOW SOLD OUT and the Woodlands Hotel & Suites for attendees and exhibitors on a first come first serve basis until sold out.
– Rates apply 3 (three) days before and after conference dates.
– Reservations for speakers and sponsors will be made by the Conference Committee.
– A deposit equal to 1 (one) night’s stay will be charged to your credit card when the reservation is made.
– Reservations made subject to hotel’s cancellation policy.

The Williamsburg Lodge is NOW SOLD OUT
Attendees are encouraged to:

  • Book a room at the Woodlands Hotel & Suites
  • Seek other accommodations in the Williamsburg area
  • Contact The Williamsburg Lodge to check for a change in availability.

2017 Conference Rates: 

The Williamsburg Lodge NOW SOLD OUT Superior $125
Deluxe $147
Woodlands Hotel & Suites Superior $99
Deluxe $121

* taxes not included; inquire when making reservations.

For Online Reservations:
Booking Website

For Call-in Reservations:
Attendees may call our toll-free number 800-261-9530 to make reservations.                     The conference reservations office is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5:00. Please use Booking ID 26957 when calling.

Other Hotels:
Colonial Williamsburg Hotels


For other Colonial Williamsburg Property options call our toll-free number 800-261-9530.

For other area hotels click here or B&B’s  click here.

The Woodlands Hotel & Suites is on Colonial Williamsburg property and uses the Williamsburg shuttle system for the short drive to the Conference location. If you do not wish to ride in on the Williamsburg shuttle, you may drive over each day.  A parking attendant will be on hand to direct you to all parking options or review information below to know the parking options prior to arrival.

Tazewell Garage (F) is restricted to guests staying at the hotel. Complimentary parking is available in all other parking areas, and valet parking is available for $10.

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