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: Move quckly - tickets are selling out! 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.

Pre-Convention Experiences: Arriving early to the Samoset? On Monday of Convention week, take advantage of our Early Registration and Open House Networking afternoon. Enjoy Bard Coffee, scrumptious nibbles, and homecoming conversations. From 3-6pm in the front lobby, this is the perfect setting for the start of your Convention week!

Professional Development Opportunities: We are offering TWO separate development opportunities at this year's Convention.

Career Coaching:
Tuesday afternoon, all-day Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Private, confidential, individual career counseling appointments with an experienced career professional from Heart At Work Associates. Discuss your career direction, assess your options, review your resume, or strategize for a promotion or raise.

Mentoring Sessions:
Wednesday 7am-8am and Thursday 7am-8am - breakfast included!
Small-group mentoring sessions, hosted by KMA, are available at the Convention. Mentoring relationships allow you to explore and reach untapped potential, while sharpening your capacity to be strategic thinkers by learning from the best. Grow personally and discover improvement opportunities at this year's Convention!

Interested in either of these opportunities? Contact our Attendee Liaison, James Brissenden, to get more information, check on availability, and to sign up!

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


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.

JOIN THE ANTHEM WELLNESS CHALLENGE! Put yourself on the track to better health with this fun, four-day challenge powered by HealthTrails. By just simply registering and taking part in this year's Anthem Wellness Challenge, you could win a SeaBag!

What is HealthTrails? It is an engaging wellness program where participants record their healthy behaviors. For each healthy choice, you move along virtually through beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii. Once registered, track your daily steps and exercise to progress through the trail. You also get credit for mindful eating and how much water you drink!

Registration for the Anthem Wellness Challenge will begin on Wednesday, April 26th at Look for more information on how to register as we get closer!

Special Breastfeeding & Pumping Room for New Moms Attending the Convention. And it's not in the bathroom or in a closet. Check-in with the registration desk for access information.

Guest Privileges: A guest staying with you is welcome to utilize the Mobile Hub, enjoy the complimentary coffee from Bard and gelato from Gorgeous Gelato, and take advantage of the special Convention golf rate. You may purchase an additional Tuesday Night Gala dinner ticket if your guest would like to attend the networking dinner.

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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