Attendee Information & Registration

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Because we do not believe it would be feasible to present our event in person in August, we are moving our event virtual!

We already have awesome keynote speakers lined up, networking opportunities, chances to win great prizes, and fresh ideas for you to take back to your workplaces.

Register here:

Click here for the full 2020 agenda!

2020 Attendee Information is below

Let’s get started…


·       CONNECT ONLINE PORTAL: Click HERE or cut/paste to your browser:

·       USERNAME:  Your email address used on registration

·       PASSWORD: HRNE2020V!


·       browse the program agenda and create your personal schedule (you do not have to pre-register or pre-schedule your sessions)

·       network with other attendees

·       view all speakers and sessions

·       view and connect with exhibitors, including schedule meetings with them, and send messages

·       attendees can virtually join sessions 15 minutes before the start, and join appointments or networking sessions virtually 5 minutes before the start

·       access the USER GUIDE with general instructions on how to use the system. If you have questions, utilize the LIVE CHAT within the platform which will connect you with the technology support team

·       You’ll notice slight changes and updates in the platform until the conference goes live on Thursday as exhibitors, sponsors and exhibitors are still loading into the platform!


·       Utilize this link to test internet requirements to attend virtual sessions


Shasta Nelson is a keynote speaker, author, and leading expert on friendship and healthy relationships at work. 

Filled with scientific data, real-world research, and fascinating case studies, Shasta’s programs reveal how healthy relationships at work directly impact employee engagement, team culture, sales, recruiting, and retention. She also teaches strategies for the healthiest friendships, contributing to individual happiness and well-being.

Frequently featured in the media as a popular resource on healthy relationships and the increasing epidemic of loneliness, Shasta has been interviewed live on several television shows including Katie Couric’s Katie, Fox Business, The Early Show, The Today Show, and The Steve Harvey Show. She has also been featured in countless national magazines like Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, and Health; and interviewed for prominent newspapers like The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times.

Her Three Relationship Requirements have been featured in her popular TEDx talk and are widely praised for helping break down relationships in ways everyone understands.

Shasta's keynote, "Relationships: The Health Factor More Important than Treadmills and Kale" 

Feeling disconnected is as damaging to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day; twice as harmful as being obese; and is the equivalent of being a lifelong alcoholic.

Research continues to show that the most significant factor to our longevity, mental health, disease prevention, and happiness is our relationships – and yet the health industry continues to focus largely on diet and exercise.

This inspiring keynote will energize the audience with research, stories, and Shasta Nelson’s groundbreaking work on how to increase the depth in all our relationship.

Heather Kinzie serves as the Chief Operating Officer for The STRIVE Group. With more than 20 years of organizational and workforce performance experience, Kinzie offers consultation; facilitation and mediation; content development and training; and coaching to clients around the country. She oversees a team of experts who utilize a broad, systematic and collaborative approach to analysis, problem solving and consultation.

Heather's keynote, Maslow Matters; How Human Resources can positively affect Human Motivation. For years, surveys have told us that direct supervisor behavior directly influences whether employees stay or leave. For years, we’ve been told that executive leadership holds the burden of developing and executing a positive corporate culture. But I fear that for years we, as Human Resources professionals, have been using all of this data to justify our lack of accountability. Many of us have flirted with the peripherals but many more have been comfortable with abdicating our role. This keynote is designed to chart a new course, one which demands the HR professional’s presence, mindfulness and collaboration. Heather will remind us of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs while encouraging us to unveil our own protocols or paradigms that pull us away from truly supporting the employee. She’ll share pragmatic and immediately useful ideas to motivate, encourage and enable a successful and highly engaged workforce.

Click here for the full 2020 agenda!