2016 Symposium

Philly SHMR held its 5th Annual Symposium on March 22 & 23, 2016 at the Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia. This phenomenal two-day event drew close to 500 attendees and inspired each of them to dream bigger, reach farther and expect greater than ever before.

Our amazing keynote speakers, Dr. Mae Jemison and Captain Richard Phillips, taught lessons in leadership and strategy while pushing us to achieve more than we ever thought possible. Thank you to all of our speakers for taking the time out of their busy schedules to share their knowledge with us. Thank you to all our generous sponsors for their support of the 2016 Symposium, without them none of this would have been possible. Thank you to the board and committee members for making the 2016 Symposium epic. Last, but not least, a special thank you to the attendees of this year’s event…..we hope you found the Symposium to be truly #BEYOND!

We strive to continue to be your primary advocate and resource for advancing the HR profession and HR’s value in the greater Philadelphia community.

We look forward seeing you at the 2017 Symposium!

Philly SHRM

What conference participants are saying about the 2016 Philly SHRM Symposium:

“Inspirational and empowering!”

“Excellent Symposium; gets better every year!”

“Good range of topics, great speakers, excellent content, very much enjoyed!”

“All sessions were informative and had value/merit – overall great conference sessions and amazing keynote speakers”

“Dr. Jemison was one of the most interesting and engaging speakers I ever heard. Enjoyed her presentation and most valuable takeaway, ‘think big’ and not putting limitations on what you can accomplish. Very refreshing!”

“Captain Phillips was a fabulous speaker, best in the past three years running, terrific! Great way to end the conference!”

“Great energy, entertaining and excellent storyteller. Engaging speaker with good messages about leadership. I was on the edge of my seat listening to Captain Phillips story.”

Download 2016 Program Booklet

Special Thanks to our 2024 Sponsors