An Attendee Guide to Frequently Asked Questions & Useful Information

Here’s a 2017 attendee guide to frequently asked questions plus other key Convention information. Please visit this page frequently for updates and contact the CONVENTION TEAM with your questions.

How do I register for the Convention? Follow this link to our online registration portal and sign up today! 

How do I get a room at the Samoset?  The majority of the Convention’s participants stay at many of the wonderful offsite locations Rockport and Rockland has to offer. The Samoset has a limited number of onsite rooms, just 178 rooms for our 850+ participants! At this time, the Samoset is SOLD OUT. Visit our Accommodations page for information on other nearby properties.

What do you get with a Convention pass? Attendee registration includes access to all workshops, plenary sessions, keynotes,and session materials for the days you are registered. You also may join the receptions, entertainment, and meals for the days on which you are registered.

Meals provided by the Convention include: LUNCH Tuesday through Friday; BREAKFAST Wednesday through Friday; RECEPTIONS Tuesday through Thursday. Dinner is on your own.

Tuesday's Welcome Gala Dinner Tickets: Looking for dinner plans on Tuesday evening? Join your friends from Maine SHRM and around the state for a delightful buffet dinner and even more delightful conversation. A great way to continue your peer networking and homecoming chats. Guests are welcome! Be sure to purchase this add-on when you complete your online registration.

Recertification NumbersWe are a SHRM preferred provider, and the 2017 program is pre-approved for 23 PDC’s towards SHRM CP and SCP recertification. We have also received credit approval from HRCI for 23 GENERAL credits for PHR and SPHR, and up to 16.75 BUSINESS credits towards SPHR recertification.

GET SOCIAL, follow the Convention chatter before, during, and after the event using #MEHRC17

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MAKE CONNECTIONS, with your local HR Chapter and your fellow HR peers. We work hard to provide the best HR education and a memorable Convention experience, but much of the value of this Convention is in your hands. Share your special HR talents and tips with your peers. There is a local HR chapter near you, TAKE A PEEK. Attendees will also have access to an ATTENDEE NETWORKING PAGE and modified attendee listing in early April. Stay Tuned for more information.

Circle back to the CONVENTION TEAM with any questions or to learn more about how to make the most out of your Convention experience.


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