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S p r i n g 2 0 17 • forwardHR | 23 Plans are under way for the 2017 WI SHRM Conference! Save the date for the conference where we will showcase HR's talent at the Wisconsin Dells Kalahari Resort & Convention Center Oct. 11-13. e 2017 WI SHRM State Conference Committee is proud to welcome the energetic Avish Parashar as one of the keynote speakers presenting at the conference. Weaving together humorous stories, jokes, audience interaction, and improv comedy games, Avish keeps audiences engaged on how to deal with the unexpected quickly, effectively, and with a sense of humor. No matter how well you plan, things will go wrong, surprises will arise, and the universe will throw you a curveball. Your success and sanity are directly related to how you respond these challenges. e keynote will not only get you laughing, but will also teach you critical lessons and skills about how to improvise with the unexpected. Exhibitors will be able to sign up starting April 2017! ere are approximately 130 Exhibitor- booth spaces in the WI SHRM State Conference Exhibit Hall. e spacious exhibition area and over a thousand HR professionals in attendance provides an invaluable opportunity for you to meet your current and prospective clients in a fun environment dedicated to networking. Exhibitors will have an opportunity to take advantage of special advertising in our program. As an additional bonus, if you choose to become an exhibitor, there will be a 10 percent discount on advertising. Reach 1,000-plus HR Professionals at the 2017 WI SHRM State Conference as a Conference Sponsor. Join us as a partner for the event and show your support of the HR profession and continued professional development of the field. Sponsorships range from $1,500 to $10,000 and all will receive an attendee list before and aer the event, as well as promotion during the event. Prior sponsors receive first pick of opportunities and others are on a first-come basis. Visit the conference website to see what opportunities are currently available at http://www.wishrm. org/2017-State-Conference. Or follow us on Twitter at @wishrmconf along with the conference hashtag #wishrm17 or on our Facebook page at https:// As you are thinking about your own professional development for 2017, consider volunteering at the conference! ■ SHRM PREVIEW Save the Date Save the date: WI SHRM Conference: Oct. 11-13

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