2019 State Conference | October 13-15, Rochester, MN
Information and Registration

The MNSHRM State Conference is a can't miss HR industry event of education, networking and idea-sharing.

2019 Keynote Speakers

Neen James  Judson Laipply
Presentation: Attention Pays: How to drive profitability, productivity, and accountability Presentation: Lead Your Evolution

Neen earned her MBA from Southern Cross University and the Certified Speaking Professional designation from National Speakers Association. She has received numerous awards as a professional speaker. Neen is a partner in the international education company Thought Leaders Global, and is a member of the prestigious League of Heroic Public Speakers.

Neen is a leadership expert who delivers high-energy keynotes presentations that challenge audiences to leverage their focus and pay attention to what matters most at work and in life. Audiences love her practical strategies they can apply personally and professionally. Meeting planners love working with Neen, often describing her as the energizer bunny for their events.

Neen’s strong background in learning, development and managing large corporate teams makes her the perfect fit. Organizations that hire Neen because of her implementable strategies that help employees avoid distractions, stop interruptions, prioritize daily objectives and say ‘no’ to requests that steal time from real goals and priorities.

Oh, did we mention that Neen is Australian? Why does that matter? Well, it means that she’s a bit mischievous, is pretty witty and a little cheeky. She also considers herself an unofficial champagne taste tester … and a really slow runner.

Award-Winning Speaker and Inspirational Comedian Judson Laipply promises to do two things: make you laugh and make you think. And for the last seven years, his passion for both has entertained and educated audiences all over the world. Judson is an award-winning speaker and performer who utilizes a phenomenon labeled "Inspirational Comedy" to blend the realities of life with side-splitting humor.

After graduating from Bluffton University with a BA and from Bowling Green State University with a Master's degree, Judson Laipply burst onto the professional speaking scene and has quickly become a breath of fresh air in a sometimes suffocating world. His presentations are down to earth and highly motivational, creative and appealing, humorous and thought provoking, lively and enriching.

Judson's artistic and refreshing approach to viewing life and accepting the changes it brings, combined with his energetic demeanor and playful stage presence, never fails to surprise and inspire audiences. Drawing from his vast array of experiences that include working on a cruise ship, at a camp in Colorado, as a certified Aerobics instructor, as a part- time auctioneer, teaching college courses, being a published poet, and writing a weekly column, he can relate to audiences of all ages from all over the country.

Attendee Information

Conference Agenda - Updated 5/7/19

Registration Includes:
    • Internationally recognized Keynote Speakers
    • More than 30 targeted breakout sessions to choose from
    • Meals: Sunday Dinner Reception, Lunch on Monday and Tuesday
    • Exhibit Hall featuring over 100 organizations
    • Breakfast on Monday and Tuesday
Here are just a few comments from attendees of the 2018 State Conference:
    • Great conference! So impressed with the speakers and how well organized it was. – Teresa C.
    • Thank you for such a great conference. It was well organized and loaded with great information. Mary W.
    • Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to network, learn, and discover new ideas and people! This is my first HR conference and I appreciate the time and energy that went into planning this event and all those involved. – Hailey K.


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Single Day - Monday
Student Conference - Full Conference  $105*  $132* $158*
Student Conference - Sunday Only

 *All rates include 3% Credit card processing fees.

Group Rate Information
2-3 attendees from the same organization - 5% discount*
4+ attendees from the same organization - 10% discount*
*All registrations must take place at the same time. Please contact Christine to receive group rate pricing.

National SHRM Membership - Save $45Current SHRM members save $45 on registration! If you would like to become a National SHRM member NOW and save $45 on your conference registration fee, click here .

Group rate accommodation information is available here.

SHRM Foundation Donation
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Cancellations and Refunds
Refunds will be honored only if notification is received by September 15th. There are no refunds to registrants who do not cancel. Notification of cancellation must be sent to our office by the deadline.

Image Permissions

The Minnesota State SHRM Council (MNSHRM) reserves the right to use any photograph or video taken at any event sponsored by Minnesota State SHRM Council (MNSHRM), without the expressed written permission of those in the photograph or video.

Printed Materials and Conference Bags

MNSHRM is committed to keeping our conference as green as possible. We make an effort to provide all information electronically and will not be providing conference bags for the 2019 State Conference.

We are limiting use of excessive paper by offering electronic conference materials such as the conference schedule, speaker information, accommodation and travel information, and other resources on our conference app, Whova. Please consider accessing information electronically before printing. We appreciate your efforts towards keeping the conference green as well!


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