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Big plans are underway for May 5-8, 2015. The 20th annual Maine HR Convention promises to be a celebration of learning and networking. We will post all the exciting details in the coming months. We are keeping the 2014 convention website live to give you a flavor of what this conference is all about.

2014 Convention Information:   

HRCI has pre-approved the conference for 22 hours of HRHRCI credit (formerly called general) and 10.25 hours of business (formerly called strategic) credit. (The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.)

Six amazing keynotes on one HR stage. Starting with Dr. Jackie Freiberg on May 6. Jackie joins us Jackie Freibergfrom San Diego, California. She is the acclaimed author of Nuts! (the Southwest Airlines story) and the recent business masterpiece - Nanovation. It's the story of how one persistent, innovative leader is changing the way of life in India for the better. Democratizing the roads. Bringing safety and a better environment to the forefront. You can read all about Jackie and our other five superstars on the headliners page.

Making a Difference in 2014

The convention strives to make a difference for Maine HR professionals with a five-track learning system: 1) Get Strategic; 2) HR Boot Camp; 3) Build a Great Workforce; 4) Legal Eagles; and 5) HR Skills and Creativity. The convention offers the best keynoters from around the country, creates imaginative, participatory workshops, awards a boatload of HRCI re-certification credits, and generates an atmosphere where HR careers and Maine workplaces thrive. This doesn’t happen by accident. Rather, it’s the result of a great collaboration between your host, Northern New England Law Publishers/, and Maine’s SHRM State Council and its eight affiliated chapters. Add the energy of 800+ participants and a showcase of sponsors and vendors, and you have a very good reason to join us at the 2014 Maine HR Convention. 

Budget Information for 2014. There is a 10% discount for SHRM members and Maine SHRM chapter members, That discounted rate is in parentheses. For HR metrics stars, the effective rate for attending all four days can be as low as $174/day.

Attend all four days for $775 ($695).
Attend any three days for $675 ($605).
Attend any two days for $545 ($490).
Attend any single day for $295 ($265).

NEW FOR 2014

  • A Mobile App is on the way for 2014 for use with Apple and Android devices.
  • In-depth MEGAsessions on Tuesday and Friday.
  • An HR Boot Camp on Thursday and Friday.



Please help us recognize exceptional HR Leaders in our community by nominating an outstanding HR professional. Recipients will be recognized on Tuesday, May 6 at the convention in front of their peers. Online nominations are due by March 31. CLICK HERE for more information on how to complete a quick online nomination.

Our Premier Business Partners


                 Memic      PretiFlaherty    Springborn Staffing   Great Falls Insurance    Aflac  AARP

                Cvent  CrowdCompass      Bernstein Shur   

                   The Standard         Employee Benefits Solutions      Harvard Pilgrim


 See the complete list of convention sponsors and exhibitors.

Vy Higginsen

The Best Keynotes

On the Best HR Stage!

Pictured here is the dynamic Vy Higginsen, New York City media pioneer and founder of The Mama Foundation, joining us this year from Harlem, New York. Your other fantastic keynotes for 2014 include: Jackie...
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Continuing Education

HRCI Credit Pending

Pictured above is keynoter Chester Elton. His keynote is based on his book, "The Orange Revolution." This is one of thirty-eight sessions for which we are seeking recertification credits for PHR's and...
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An Audience Abuzz!

Quotes from 2013 Attendees

  "Bud, you and your team have created another amazing opportunity for HR professionals in Maine. Every year the convention gets better. I don't know how you do it. I am re-energized and renewed...
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