Q: When will the conference take place and where is it located?

A: The 2018 Virginia SHRM State Conference is April 22nd – 25th.

The Omni Homestead Resort

1766 Homestead Dr, Hot Springs, VA 24445

(800) 838-1766

Q: What days will conference be held?

A: Monday April 23rd, Tuesday April 24th and Wednesday April 25th.


Q: How can I register?

A: Register online HERE.


Q: Is there a deadline to register and pay for conference?

A: You can register and pay for conference up until the morning of the very last day – Wednesday April 25th, 2018 at 7:00 am.


Q: Do I have to attend all three days of the Conference?

A: You can opt to pay for the full conference or Monday or Tuesday individually.


Q: Can I pay to attend just one session?

A: We do not offer the option to register for one session; registration is only available for the full conference or for Monday and Tuesday individually.


Q: How Do I reserve a Hotel room?

A: Once you register for the conference you will receive a code and instructions to book your hotel room at the conference headquarters hotel providing rooms are still available.

To see other options for places to stay and/or things to do check out the Destination tab.

Q: Where can I find information about the Social Events?

A: You can find information about VASHRM18 unique social experiences on this page: SOCIAL EVENTS


Q: Will there be any events on Sunday?

A: Yes! Visit our SOCIAL EVENTS page to learn more.


Q: Who can attend the Gala Marketplace Grand Opening?

A: All paid attendees can participate in the Gala Marketplace Grand Opening on Sunday.


Q: Where is the schedule for the conference?

A: The Schedule At a Glance is on this page: SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE


Q: What topics will be discussed?

A: Once finalized you can access the 2018 Sessions List HERE.


Q: Do I need to pre-select sessions I plan to attend at conference?

A: You can get a headstart and plan ahead by reviewing session information before the conference, but you have the flexibility to choose which sessions you want to attend upon your arrival. Once finalized you can review the 2018 titles, descriptions and speakers HERE.


Q: How can I view the speakers and session ahead of time?

A: You can view speakers and sessions ahead of time in the app (available about three (3). weeks out from the conference).


Q: Is there a book signing?

A: Book signings will take place throughout the conference in the SHRMStore and will be appear HERE.


Q: Is there an attendee refund available if I can no longer attend conference?

A: All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and will be assessed a $75 administrative fee. Cancellations made prior to April 13, 2018 will receive a full refund, less the administrative fee. Cancellations made after April 13, 2018 are non-refundable. However, the attendee may transfer/assign their registration to another person at no charge if we are notified by April 20, 2018.

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: treasurer@shrmva.org. 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.


Q: Are there any discounts available?

A: Group Registration Discount
If 5 or more people register and pay together using the same credit card, then you will receive a discount of $45.00 off for all people in the group on attendee registration. To take advantage of this offer click on Group Discounts beneath the email address block on the registration page HERE.


Q: How long will the Marketplace be open?

A: Monday, August 28     10:00am – 5:00pm

Tuesday, August 30     10:00am – 4:15pm

Learn more about the Marketplace HERE.


Q: How Can I reserve an exhibitor space in the exhibit hall?

A: Contact vashrmsponsor@gmail.com with any questions about exhibiting or sponsoring at VASHRM18.


Q: How many people will be at conference?

A: We are expecting 850+