Better HR Days Ahead!
Pre-Conference Workshop Registration

Separate registration and fee required. Click here to register!

Unconscious bias shows up in job descriptions, which have informed our hiring decisions and diversity makeup. Learn how to analyze and write job descriptions that mitigate as much bias as possible, as well as highlight invisible diversity dimensions crucial to job success in this dynamic workshop with Lorne Epstein of Electric Cow.

Learn more about the pre-conference workshop here.
Manhattan + Happiness = MANHAPPINESS!
Registration Options
In-Person option
(includes On Demand):
SHRM Member $529
Non-SHRM Member $599

On Demand Only option:
SHRM Member $299
Non-SHRM Member $399

Optional pre-conference workshop:
All attendees $100
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 Pam Garramone's video to understand the science of happiness she will share with us in September.
Is this your first time attending the State Conference?
Plan to join us for a virtual orientation the week prior.
More details to follow next month!
Introducing this year's Keynote Speakers
(breakout speakers will be announced 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.

Hotel Full - Overflow Available
Don't forget to make your hotel reservation! While our conference host hotel is now full, overflow hotels within easy walking distance are still available and can be found on our conference website.

Additional Hotels:
Four Points by Sheraton
Fairfield by Marriott
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.