All the need to know info about SOAHR!

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Anyone who manages people or considers themselves part of the HR community. The conference brings together students, professionals, and executives to exchange ideas, hear from experts, and learn more about the products and services that will enable them to accomplish their goals. 

Registration provides full access to all educational sessions and main stage sessions, the Resource Partner Showcase, and meals and breaks scheduled for the days registered. 

SHRM-Atlanta members get a discounted rate for SOAHR.

Choose Event+ during registration and one-year of SHRM-Atlanta membership is included! This is a great option for first time members, lapsed members or current members (we will add one year to your current membership).  

**Please note that SHRM-Atlanta and SHRM are not the same organization. Membership in SHRM-Atlanta and SHRM are separate and independent of one another.  

Becoming a member of both SHRM-Atlanta and SHRM is a worthy investment and we fully encourage you to join both. 

To learn more about the unique benefits of each organization and how we complement each other, visit  

We are looking forward to gathering with you; however, we understand that unexpected situations arise.

There are cancellation fees dependent on when you request the cancellation, you registration fee minus the prevailing fee will be refunded.

The cancellation fee timeframes are: 

Through December 14: $75 cancellation fee
December 15 – February 10: $125 cancellation fee
February 11 – March 10: $200 cancellation fee
After March 10: No refund is available

In lieu of cancellation, registrants are welcome to hold registration funds on account or transfer them to another individual. To transfer your registration, please email to 
[email protected] and note the non-member rate may apply. No transfer of fees will be made after March 23. 


To be eligible for a refund, all cancellation refund requests must be submitted via email to [email protected]. Refunds will be issued within 30 days. 

Registrations received after March 10 are completely non-refundable.


Cancellations and no shows received after the event forfeit the entire registration fee. 

Event+ registrations include one year of SHRM-Atlanta membership that becomes active once the registration has been paid. If you should cancel your registration, the prevailing cancellation fee as well as the $149 membership fee will not be refunded.

In lieu of cancellation, registrants are welcome to hold registration funds on account or transfer them to another individual. To transfer your registration, please email to [email protected] and note the non-member rate may apply. No transfer of fees will be made after March 23. 

A confirmation email is sent via email at the time of registration. Should you need additional assistance, please email [email protected] for a receipt, invoice, or additional registration questions.  

Yes, information about scholarships is available here. The deadline to apply is January 31. 

Event+ registration fee includes one-year of SHRM-Atlanta membership. This is a great option for first time members. Has your SHRM-Atlanta membership lapsed? No problem! Pick this rate and your membership will be renewed. Already a member? We will add one year to your current membership.  

We have group discounts rates for five or more attendees. Please contact our customer service team at [email protected] for more information. 

With the exception of the Rising Leaders workshop, individuals wanting to participate in one session must register for a one-day pass for that day. SHRM-Atlanta does not allow unregistered attendees to attend sessions or other conference events.  

At the Event

The dress code at our events is business casual for all participants. Wear comfortable shoes. We recommend dressing in layers as air conditioning is difficult to regulate in large facilities. Rooms may be overly warm or cool. 

Please denote dietary restrictions and request accommodations via the respective fields during registration. If a need arises closer to the event or someone else registered on your behalf, please email [email protected] to indicate your needs as soon as possible. If the event has begun, please visit the registration area. 

Yes, a reflection room will be designated as a space to step away from the action. Please note it is not a space to take a call or hold a business meeting; those needs can be accommodated by checking if the Willow room is available.  

Tuesday, March 28: 12:30-3:40pm 

Wednesday, March 29: 8:00am-2:45pm 

Yes! This is one of the primary components we missed during the pandemic. Structured networking will be offered in the form of roundtable sessions, the Resource Partner Showcase, speed sharing, gamification, morning energizers, and accountability conversations. Many sessions will also have workshop components to encourage networking. Passive or self-initiated networking will be possible during mealtimes and breaks, in designated lounge spaces, and during extended passing periods between sessions. 

If you are interested in helping to facilitate networking activities, please email [email protected] 

SHRM-Atlanta will continue to monitor and update safety precautions for conference attendees. With trusted information from national, state, and local public health officials, we will email the SHRM-Atlanta community and SOAHR registrants with any health-related guidelines for the event.  

Great question! Given all the changes with the global pandemic, were a little unsure how many people will join us this year. We anticipate anywhere between 600 and 800. 


Yes, most sessions offer SHRM and HRCI credits. Some sessions may support recertification with other accrediting bodies. With the addition of the virtual conference and on-demand content, participants can access up to 26 recertification credits (additional fees apply for the “classroom shuttle”). 

By using the mobile app to check in during a session, you will receive a notification of the credit codes before the session’s conclusion. Additionally, at the end of SOAHR, a personalized agenda will be provided denoting the credit codes for each session you denoted in the app as having attended. 

If you want to facilitate a roundtable conversation or contribute content in another way at SOAHR 2023, please email [email protected]. The call for programs for SOAHR is now closed. To be added to our speaker database and receive future invitations to our call for proposals, please submit your information here 

Each proposal is first reviewed by 3-4 professionals in the field. Reviewers provide feedback in the form of comments that will help you strengthen your program. Final decisions are made by the conference leadership team (including the Events Committee and staff), taking into timeliness and relevance of the topic, applicability to various audiences and settings, creativity of the content or format, and practicality of the content in terms of practical takeaways and actionable ideas. 

Virtual Experience

The virtual conference will *not* be held simultaneously with the in-person conference. Rather, it will be April 18-19, 2023. All two-day registrants of the in-person person SOAHR conference will automatically receive access to on-demand content and the virtual conference. Alternatively, a virtual-only registration option is available for those not able to join us in March. 

You will receive a link to log into the virtual event platform. It is a new platform for SHRM-Atlanta, so you will need to create a password. After doing so, you can log into the SOAHR 2023 mobile app to connect with other conference participants. Content will be streamed April 18-19 via the platform. 

You will be able to attend two new sessions live during the virtual conference, watch four additional hours or previously recorded content, and enjoy another 10 hours on-demand. Additionally, learn from peers’ examples, questions, and shared takeaways by participating in the two-day virtual conference. 

Other questions? Email them to:  [email protected]