SOAHR 2019 kicks off on Tuesday, March 26, and we can’t wait to see you!

Check-in and registration begins at 7:00am on Tuesday and Wednesday and we recommend you arrive early to avoid long check-in lines (and that Atlanta traffic!).

A light continental breakfast will be available at 7am and we have great Sunrise Sessions starting at 7:30am that you won’t want to miss.


Tuesday Agenda:
7:00 AM | Registration
7:30-8:30 AM | Sunrise Sessions
9:00-10:30 AM |  Keynote: Linda Smith with Lars Minns
10:30-11:20 AM | Resource Partner Showcase Grand Opening
11:20 AM – 5:15 PM | Breakout Sessions
5:30 – 7:00 PM | Happy Hour Welcome Reception

Wednesday Agenda:
7:00 AM | Registration & Resource Partner Showcase Open
7:30-11:15 AM | Breakout Sessions
1:00 PM – 2:15 PM | Keynote: Jim Link
2:45 PM – 5:00 PM | Breakout Sessions

Click here to view all breakout sessions > 

Registration + Check-In

All attendees must begin their day at the registration desk to check-in and pick up your badge, swag bag and conference materials.

If you would like to purchase a Barrier Breaker t-shirt they will be for sale for $20 (first come, first served).

Registration / Check-In is located in the Exhibit Hall B Pre-Function Area.

Location + Parking

Cobb Galleria Centre
2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339
Click here for a Google Map >>

Parking is $5 per entry in the lot adjacent to the Cobb Galleria.
Please note: Your parking fee does not include in-and-out privileges – meaning, if you choose to leave the parking lot you will have to pay $5 again to re-enter.


Coffee and a light continental breakfast will be served in the pre-function area on Tuesday. All other meals on both days will be served in Exhibit Hall B (our Resource Partner Showcase).

Download the Mobile App

Have you downloaded the official SOAHR 2019 App yet? The app features a private SOAHR social network, the ability to create your own schedule, win prizes, network with attendees, connect with exhibitors and much more.

Plus, important announcements about the conference will be distributed through the app!
Click here to download the SOAHR 2019 Mobile App >>

NEW! Chat Rooms

Connect with your peers in our all-new Chatrooms! Chatrooms are dedicated areas located in the center of the Exhibit Hall created especially for those with similar interests.
View the Chat Room schedule >>

United Way Donations

Help our Community Outreach Team support the United Way of Atlanta with a toiletry drive at the conference!
Click here to learn what to bring >>

Welcome Reception Happy Hour

Join us on Tuesday evening from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm for the official Happy Hour of SOAHR 2019! This is a great opportunity to network with your colleagues, unwind, and avoid traffic. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available. Plus, you’ll get a chance to make your own hilarious HR memes, win prizes, and capture memories with friends and colleagues at our fun photobooth. Your first drink is on us! 

Social Media

SHRM-Atlanta’s social media team will be on-hand and posting live updates during the conference! Join the conversation at or

If you’re posting on Twitter or Instagram, find us @shrmatl. The official conference hashtag is #SOAHR19.


Business casual attire is appropriate for all sessions and events at SOAHR. Meeting rooms can be cool, so please plan accordingly and bring a sweater or light jacket.


Wi-Fi is available throughout the meeting space for all attendees.Network Name: Events
Password: SOAHR2019

Need help?

Additional details can be found at You may also contact with any urgent questions or concerns.