GENERAL CONFERENCE QUESTIONS

We will share any COVID restrictions or protocol as the conference draws near. We have every intention of meeting in-person unless restricted from doing so by law.

The Annual Conference takes place Wednesday, September 14 to Friday, September 16, 2022, in Manhattan, Kan. at the Manhattan Conference Center. We will kick off the conference at 1 PM on Wednesday and close it out on Friday at 12:30 PM.

We know how valuable recertification credits are, so we try to ensure an abundance. This year’s in-person registration option provides 11 recertification credits with an additional 2 credits available with optional pre-conference workshop registration (additional fee required for workshop). The On Demand option provides 26 recertification credits with an additional 2 credits available with purchase of the optional pre-conference workshop. At least 5 of the recertification credits available will be certified for HRCI business strategy credit (1 business credit for each breakout session).

Make sure to eat some lunch before you arrive on Wednesday, September 14th (unless you’re attending the workshop), otherwise we will provide refreshments and happy hour appetizers at our networking reception with exhibitors that afternoon. Sponsors often host dinners on Wednesday evening as well. On Thursday, you can count on breakfast, lunch, snacks, and refreshments throughout the day. We will close out our educational sessions with our Manhappiness Carnival which includes drinks and food truck options. Breakfast, snacks and refreshments will be available for you on Friday and the event will close out at lunchtime.

We are celebrating Manhappiness in Manhattan. Business casual is our usual conference uniform along with any KS SHRM attire you’ve received in the past.

Yes! We enjoy facilitating those connections! We will have numerous opportunities for networking throughout the conference, including the Wednesday evening networking reception with vendors and the Manhappiness Carnival Thursday evening.

We’re so glad you asked! Be sure to bring plenty of business cards. You’ll use them to connect with other attendees and to share with exhibitors to be entered into prize drawings.

All speaker materials and handouts will be available for you through the conference app or On Demand platform. KS SHRM does not provide printed materials.

On Demand access to all videos and materials will be available for 90 days following the conference.

Of course! There will be a Help Desk available on site at the Conference registration area to assist you with any technical issues.

We are happy to help you at any time, for any reason! Please contact office@ksshrm.com with any questions or concerns.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

Simply click the REGISTER NOW button at the top of any conference website page to register for the conference. You may choose to pay by check or with credit card (PayPal is our payment processor but you don’t need an account and you may use any credit card you’d like).

We offer both an in-person registration as well as an On Demand registration. In-person registration automatically includes the On Demand access for 90 days post-conference in the registration cost. On Demand registration only simply provides post-conference recordings of each educational session for 90 days after the conference ends.

The cost of registration changes based on whether you are a SHRM national member or not. Early bird prices are in effect through April and then regular prices kick in from May – August, which are typically $50 higher than the early bird price for reference. Discounted pricing is also available for students.

No, the On Demand access is available following the conclusion of the conference and will be open for 90 days for viewing. There is NO live virtual event in September, only in-person.

We have a hotel room block for you to make a reservation under. KS SHRM does NOT handle your hotel reservation. Be sure to contact the Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan or other partner hotels through the website links on the conference home page to complete your hotel reservation under our room block.

If you would like to cancel your conference registration, please contact office@ksshrm.com to make the request. Cancellations minus a $100 processing fee are available through August 15, 2022. Cancellations after August 15, 2022 will not be refunded, but substitutions may be made.