2019 Delaware State Human Resources Conference and Expo



  The region's premier event for HR professionals.

Over 250 HR professionals are expected to attend this year's Annual Conference. In addition, over 30 speakers and 80 exhibitors will be present to share their expertise and industry insight. Don't miss this opportunity to associate with top professionals in the region and benefit from the breadth of experience and backgrounds in the room! 

Attendees will earn an estimated 12 certification credits for this conference 
(pending approval from the HRCI and SHRM). 




People, Purpose, & Passion: Pathway to 2025

      Join us for the 19th annual Delaware State Human Resources Conference & Expo, scheduled for November 4-5 at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. The largest HR conference in the region, this excellent event will ignite your professional development and inspire you to lead people with purpose and passion. 

This year we are honored to feature keynotes Laurie Ruettimann and Jonah Stillman. These renowned thought leaders will share from their experience in the HR field and give insight into their purpose and passions. You will learn practical advice for bridging the digital and generational divide.


Laurie Ruettimann

Laurie will present strategies to “Bridging the Digital Divide in the Workplace." This discussion will be perfect for HR managers and directors in the trenches of HR, and will provide great insight as the industry heads into 2020. 



Jonah Stillman

In this opening keynote, Jonah will discuss Gen Z’s unique perspective on careers, how to succeed in the workforce and the 7 distinguishing traits. Are you ready for GenZ?


View the Full Speaker List (Coming Soon)



Check out the Conference Schedule 


In addition to the keynotes, we have prepared mega sessions, and multiple concurrent tracks for you to attend. Integrated throughout our event will be the opportunity to visit with more than 40 conference partners, exhibitors & sponsors who offer valuable services that can ease the challenges you face on a daily basis. 




Sessions for Every Professional


The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The latest state and national legislation pertaining to the HR industry will be discussed and exposed in this mega session. Speakers will dive into the nitty gritty (ugly) details of new laws and how they affect the workplace. Find out exactly what you need to know about changing legislation and how to empower your team and workforce to uphold the law and make an impact. 

C-Suite Panel Discussion

Top leaders will discuss current events and major industry news, sharing from their personal experience and unique viewpoint from the C-suite. Be empowered to understand major topics of our industry from a leadership perspective. 

Talent Acquisition and Retention

Find and retain the right talent for your business. These sessions offer solutions and best practices on how to recruit, maintain and grow your workforce. Sessions will cover emerging trends and innovative approaches to the age old practice of recruiting and retention.

Personal & Leadership Development

Grow and develop as a professional and as an individual. These sessions focus on leadership, communication and the development of new skills. Be challenged to think outside the box and become the best professional you can be!

Total Rewards

“All things” benefits programs. From health benefits, voluntary benefits, retirement plans, and the technology that supports these programs, 
these sessions will cover the challenges we face today with our current benefit programs and how to prepare for the future.

Business Acumen & HR Strategy

Emerging trends in business and how Human Resources can support the evolution of business. From the changing dynamics with our workforce, to being a true strategic Human Resources partner, these sessions will help you better understand how to support your organizations both from a granular and global level.

Employment Law & Legislation

The many changes in employment law, both locally and nationally, and how employers should prepare. These sessions will cover recent court cases, as well as, best practices on how to stay compliant.




Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors 


 Get involved in the largest HR conference in the region through one of our sponsorship packages or exhibiting at the event. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, contact our team at info@deshrm.org

Register as a Sponsor

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Book a Room

The annual conference will be held at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. Dover Downs is Delaware’s leading luxury casino hotel and offers the area’s largest variety  of entertainment options featuring something for everyone. 

We've secured a room block at a discounted rate of $119/night (plus taxes and fees). This rate is available on a first come, first served basis and is only guaranteed through October 10, 2019. Book your room by calling Dover Downs VIP Services at 800-711-5882 and reference this event. Please note that a deposit will be required at the time of booking.



Dover, Delaware is easily accessible from the Philadelphia International Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Airport and the Salisbury-Ocean City-Wicomico Regional Airport. Car rental services are available at all three of these airports.


 Navigate to the Dover Downs Hotel And Casino:

1131 N Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Free parking is provided at the venue.

Local Attractions 

Dover Downs Hotel and Casino offers 100 percent smoke-free gaming. There are 2,300 slot machines, 41 gaming tables, an 18-tablePoker Room, a virtual gaming room and a high limits area.

Shopping: The Colonnade offers a selection of shops onsite at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, including, Fashions of The Colonnade, Swarovski and The Colonnade Marketplace, Godiva, Sweet Perks.

Amenities: Dover Downs Hotel and Casino offers an exclusive spa and salon, an indoor pool, fitness room and world-class dining or drinks at one of our many fine restaurants and bars. View their website for more information.




Delaware SHRM Chapter

Delaware SHRM
P.O. Box 251, Hockessin, DE 19707


The 19th Annual Delaware State Human Resources Conference and Expo is brought to you by the Delaware SHRM Chapter, DelMarVa SHRM and the Delaware SHRM State Council.