Maine HR Convention

Save the Date for 2016:
May 10-13 at the Samoset Resort!

Your next HR adventure at the Samoset Resort promises to be a celebration of learning and impact. A powerful combination of big ideas, imaginative speakers, and a bring-it back-to-work platform. Combine this with a ton of networking fun and you have all the makings for an engaging experience—one that adds value to your HR career, adds value to your company, and helps you discover something new about yourself.

2016 Budget Information

Convention passes include access to workshops, plenary sessions, keynotes, receptions, entertainment, and meals. Meals included with registration include: lunch Tuesday through Friday; breakfast Wednesday though Friday; receptions Tuesday through Thursday. There is a discount for SHRM members and Maine SHRM chapter members. This discounted rate is in parentheses.

Attend all four days for $795 ($745).
Attend any three days for $695 ($655).
Attend any two days for $575 ($545).
Attend any single day for $325 ($295).

Pricing for overnight rooms for the 2016 convention at the Samoset will begin at $156/night plus tax. See the Accommodations Page for more information regarding room reservations.

Coming in 2016!

  • Health and Wellness programs throughout the week.
  • Great Maine Leaders: an early-bird series.
  • A new TalentQuest track!

2015 Faculty from Across the USA Took to the Samoset Stage

2015 attendees witnessed national caliber keynoters spanning the continent from Seattle to Salt Lake City to Omaha to St. Louis Joining Us From Seattleand on to Boston. They joined forces with innovative leaders from Starbucks, Harvard Management Co., Tufts Medical Center, IDEXX, and Omni Hotels. They rolled up their sleeves in our Workshops and Solutions Centers where the faculty is charged with the responsibility to provide platforms you can implement right away on your return to work.Joining Us From Boston Pictured are two headliners: Paula Boggs and Rob Osgood, both great leaders in their own right. One a Fortune 500 Executive who once jumped out of airplanes for the U.S. Army and now serves on the President's Committee for the Arts and Humanities. The other, a former student of the theater who employs a learning tool called vicarious rehearsal, which helped prepare one hospital and one city for the unthinkable. To see who is who, turn to the headliners page and learn about all six of 2015's keynoters.

Our Premier 2015 Business Partners




Springborn Staffing  Great Falls Insurance  Drake Inglesi Milardo


 Bernstein Shur AARP   The Standard  Employee Benefits Solutions Harvard Pilgrim Health Care


See the complete list of convention sponsors and exhibitors.

HR Goes Wild!

Quotes from 2014 Attendees

"Over the top! Outstanding and invigorating! I took several pages of notes and gathered some incredible information. The Maine HR Convention is always first class, top notch, and fun!" -- Jackie Little,...
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xcDogs joins us as a Supporting Sponsor!

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Continuing Education

24.25 credits from HRCI and SHRM

Pictured above is keynoter Dwane Lay, author of the LeanHR blog, from St. Louis, Missouri. His keynote is called The Culture Equation: The Power of the Individual. He'll also conduct a bonus...
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