Better HR Days Ahead!
We're so happy to announce our opening keynote: Richard B. Myers, General, USAF, Ret. and President Emeritus, Kansas State University. Scroll down for more information about all our keynote speakers set for September.
Manhattan + Happiness = MANHAPPINESS!
Early Bird Registration Options
(through May 27th)
In-Person option:
(includes On Demand):
SHRM Member $450
Non-SHRM Member $529

On Demand Only option:
SHRM Member $299
Non-SHRM Member $399
Join us for a Carnival and a chance to win a Raffle!
50/50 Raffle for SHRM Foundation:
For $20, you have the option of joining us at our Thursday evening carnival to celebrate Manhappiness in the Quad. 50% of the cash collected will go to the SHRM Foundation and 50% will go to a lucky attendee (must be present to win). Sign up when you register for the conference!
Are you ready for some Manhappiness? Watch Keynote Paul Long's video to learn about the FUNdamentals he will share with us in September.
Introducing this year's Keynote Speakers
(breakout speakers coming soon)
Gen. Richard Myers, Opening Keynote

General Richard B. Myers recently retired as president of Kansas State University, where he enhanced the university's strengths in research, academics and outreach. He retired from the military as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 2005 after serving more than 40 years in the U.S. Air Force. As the nation's highest ranking military officer, he served as principal military adviser to the president, secretary of defense, and the National Security Council.

Pam Garramone, Thursday Keynote

Pam Garramone, M.Ed., is an award-winning speaker who presents positive psychology - the science of happiness - to students, educators, and corporate and community employees. Pam has shared her insights with thousands of stressed out and over-burdened youth and adults who have learned that feeling happier is simple when you practice happiness habits.

Paul J. Long, Thursday Keynote

Paul Long is a speaker, author, podcaster and master of shenanigans. He has developed a concept called Fundamism, simply defined as the FUNdamentals of a F.U.N. and optimistic lifestyle. Paul's philosophy has been proven to reduce attrition, attract great talent, improve customer experience and drive employee engagement as he challenges audiences to develop their own core values that create fulfillment both at work and home.

Brian Black, Diversity Keynote

Brian Black is director, Diversity and Inclusion, Customer Channels Group (CCG) and Corporate Information Technology for Thermo Fisher Scientific. He plays a pivotal role collaborating across the enterprise to ensure alignment in executing the diversity, equity and inclusion strategy in talent acquisition, leadership training, performance management, total rewards, recognition, succession planning and employee resource groups.

Joel Zeff, Closing Keynote

Joel Zeff creates energy. His spontaneous humor and vital messages have thrilled audiences for almost 25 years. As a national workplace expert, speaker, author and humorist, Joel captivates audiences with a unique blend of hilarious improvisational comedy and essential ideas on work and life. His hilarious interactive exercises illustrate his central message: That organizations and individuals should celebrate every day successes to increase collaboration, productivity, passion and innovation.

Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan
Don't forget to make your hotel reservation at the Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan. Click on the link below for the KS SHRM room block. Overflow hotels are also available and can be found on our conference website.

Sean Hudspeth, MBA, SHRM-CP, SPFS
2021 Trombold Award Recipient
Kaitlin McGuire, SHRM-SCP, PHR
2021 Rising Star Award Recipient
Nominations are open for the Trombold Achievement and Kansas HR Professional of the Year Award, as well as the KS SHRM Rising Star Award. Make your nominations today by clicking on the buttons. Nominations for both awards are due July 1, 2022.