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2021 State Conference | October 11-12, Mystic Lake Center
Information and Registration

Attendee Information

Registration Includes

  • Internationally recognized Keynote Speakers Steve Pemberton, Elizabeth Smart and Kay Frances
  • Exhibit Hall 
  • Our conference app, Whova
  • The option to attend in-person or virtually!
    • In-person registration includes:
      • 8 breakout sessions, each with 4 sessions to choose from
      • Meals
        • Monday - Lunch and Dinner
        • Tuesday - Breakfast and Lunch
    • Virtual registration includes:
        • Live stream of the all three keynote speakers and 8 breakout sessions that are scheduled in the main ballroom (Track 1)
        • Attendees who register before September 30th will receive a $25 electronic gift card to use for purchasing food during the event. This gift card will be sent out prior to the start of the conference. 

    Conference Agenda

    Download the current agenda

    Conference Rates

    Early Bird Rate 
    Register before 5/31/21
        Regular Rate     Register between 6/1/21 - 9/17/21     Late Rate     Register between 9/18/21 - 10/5/21
    Non-SHRM Member with Hotel* $400 $500 N/A
    Non-SHRM Member without Hotel $300 $400 $450
    Non-SHRM Member Virtual Access Only++ $200 $300 $250
    SHRM Member with Hotel*   $300  $400  N/A
    SHRM Member without Hotel  $200  $300  $350
    SHRM Member Virtual Access Only++  $100  $150  $200
    Student with Hotel*+ $150 $250 N/A
    Student without Hotel+   $50 $100 $125
    Student Virtual Access Only+/++   $35 $75 $100
    *Room will be reserved at Mystic Lake for the evening of Monday, October 11th. The hotel confirmation will be emailed separately from the conference registration.

    + The Student Rate is available for attendees who are enrolled as full-time undergraduate students with a major in an HR field of discipline. This rate is not available for adult-learners seeking out higher-education degrees. If you have questions about your eligibility for this rate, please contact our office.

    ++ The virtual experience will be a live stream of the all three keynote speakers and 8 breakout sessions that are scheduled in the main ballroom (Track 1). This is an incredible value with some of the best speakers in the industry. The MN SHRM leadership team is closely monitoring developments with the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be following any guidance provided by the Center of Disease Control, Minnesota Department of Health and our event host Mystic Lake Casino and Event Center.  Attendees who register before September 30th will receive a $25 electronic gift card to use for purchasing food during the event. This gift card will be sent out prior to the start of the conference. 

    +++ The in-person conference includes 8 breakout sessions, each with 4 tracks of speakers to choose from. 

    Please contact our office with any questions.

    Here are just a few comments from attendees of the 2019 State Conference:

    • Great job! Very well planned and and organized. Had a great experience. – Susan W.
    • The conference team always does such an AMAZING job! Once again it was well worth every cent and minute! – Jody K.
    • I have been to most MNSHRM conferences for the past 10 years or so and this was by far one of my top 3! Fun theme, great networking, variety of speakers and venue was good. Keep up the great work! – Amy R.

    SHRM/HRCI Recertification Information
    The 2021 State Conference is approved for eleven certification credits for the SHRM-SCP/SHRM-PC and the HRCI SPHR/PHR. We have submitted four breakout sessions for HRCI business credit which has not yet been approved. We will publish an update as it becomes available.

    MNSHRM 2021 State Conference COVID-19 Statement

    Minnesota SHRM is excited to be able to offer an in-person conference experience again in 2021.  However, we recognize the ongoing issues with the COVID-19 Pandemic, and we are making every effort to provide both an effective and safe experience for everyone.  Therefore, by attending the 2021 Annual Conference, you agree that you are (1) not symptomatic for any respiratory infection; and (2) have not knowingly been exposed to COVID-19 or diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past (10) day period.  While participating in the Conference, and consistent with CDC guidelines, participants are encouraged to practice hand hygiene, social distancing and utilize face coverings where possible to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19.   

    Because COVID-19 is contagious and is spread mainly through person-to-person contacts, MN SHRM has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  However, MN SHRM cannot guarantee that it’s participants, volunteers and sponsors will not become infected with or exposed to COVID-19.  Participants acknowledge that by attending the MN SHRM Conference on October 11 and October 12, 2021, acknowledge that they waive any rights against MN SHRM, its officers, affiliates, volunteers, sponsors, and contractors regarding any COVI-19 related incident, infection, illness, or other complication. 

    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 register your group and send Christine your paid invoice to receive a refund to your credit card.

    National SHRM Membership - Save $$$$
    Current SHRM members save at least $100 on registration by using the SHRM Member vs Non-SHRM Member rates above! If you would like to save money on your conference registration, become a National SHRM member NOWso you will qualify for the SHRM Member rate.

    Group rate accommodation information is available here.

    SHRM Foundation Donation
    Multiple options are available to make a donation to the SHRM Foundation. Click here for additional information.

    Cancellations and Refunds
    Refund requests must be received by September 15, 2021. Registrants who want to change rate structure (i.e. in-person to virtual) after September 15th will not receive a refund for any rate difference. Registrations cancelled after September 15th will be rolled over to the 2022 State Conference. There are no refunds to registrants who do not cancel prior to the start date of the conference. Notification of cancellation must be sent to our office by September 15, 2021. 

    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 and will not be providing conference bags. We will also be 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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