Unofficial SHRM 2011 After Hours Guide

Unofficial SHRM 2011 After Hours Guide

One thing I’ve noticed  from last year to this year at SHRM there seems to be smaller amount of after hour parties as part of the 2011 SHRM Annual Conference.  That could be largely due to the fact that Vegas is packed full of shows, events, and entertainment for days.  Or maybe I’m just not cool enough to be invited.  Sometimes these things happen at the last minute at least that’s what I’m telling myself.  I’m sure the amount of outside activity choices is the reason and not the $20,000 minimim cost to reserve a cocktail room in Vegas for a two hour soire.  Otherwise, you’d be seeing a Blogging4Jobs tweetup I promise you.

I’ve combed the web for you to find some events, activities, and after hours meetups happening during the 2011 SHRM Annual Conference.  If you have one (a SHRM party) I didn’t mention, be sure to include it in the comments with a link for registration and I’ll add it to the list.

Unofficial SHRM 2011 After Hours Guide

  • SHRM Stratosphere Event.  Sunday night, June 26th from 6:00-9:00 PM at the Stratosphere Tower hosted by Merchants Leasing.  Register.
  • TNLTup. Sunday night, June 26th from 7:30-9:30 PM at the Lavo Club in the Palazzo Hotel Resort Hotel.  Register.
  • McGraw-Hill Professional SHRM Happy Hour Meetup.  Monday night June 27th from 5:00-6:00 PM at the Pub at Monte Carlo Resort and Hotel.  Limited registration.
  • Michigan SHRM Member Event. Monday night, June 27th from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Hilton Grand Vacation Resort, Poolside Patio.  I’m not from Michigan but it sounds like fun. Register.
  • Direct Employers & Career Arc Group SHRM 11 Meetup. Monday night, June 27th from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Hilton Hotel Elvis Suite.  RSVP required as Elvis is in attendance.  Register.
  • Fisher & Phillips SHRM Mixer. Monday night, June 27th from 5:30-8:00 PM at Mix atop THEHotel.  Limited registration.  Register or email
  • Wine & Whiskey Tasting Event. Monday night, June 27th from 6:00-late PM at Double Helix.  Hosted by Robert Hohman, CEO of Glassdoor.  Private event.  Details.
  • Monster Private Concert. Monday night, June 25th from 7:30-late PM at the Aria Resort and Casino. Private event. Register to win tickets,  Details.
  • SHRM Tweetup.  Monday night, June 27th  starting at 8:00 PM at Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum just in front of the Venetian.  I attended last years and it was a great time.  Register.
  • Keith Urban in Concert.  Tuesday night, June 28th.  Time not yet announced.  Location is at the Vegas Convention Center.  More information here.
  • SHRM Deals.  SHRM has partnered with a site that offers discounts on shows and events throughout the conference.  I’m excited to get 35% of Cirque show tickets if I can fit it into my schedule.  Details here .
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Reader Interactions


  1. Joan Ginsberg says

    Thanks for the great list, Jessica – and thanks for mentioning Michigan SHRM. I can bring guests allow I have to provide names under my registration so anyone interested should contact me!

    • Jessica Miller-Merrell says

      Thanks Joan! I’m just surprised there are not other state council events that are public. I did get an email from my state director and there was mention although they haven’t had an official meetup in years.

      Thanks for the comment and look forward to chatting with you in 10 days.


  2. Joan Ginsberg says

    Sleepy this am! “I can bring guests ALTHOUGH I have to provide names . . .”

  3. akaBruno says


    Nice compendium of events. I would not suggest the SHRM deals however. I filled out the reservation assistance 3 times for tickets several weeks ago, and even contacted Where Traveler on Twitter, and have yet to hear a response. Perhaps others are having better luck, but so far the 35% off tickets are just a myth as far as I am concerned.


  4. Amanda Toman says

    Adecco will be giving away tickets to the Cirque Du Soleil® show “Love” every 30 min on Sunday evening from 4-7 in our booth. If you stop by our booth #2347 and have your expo card scanned, you’ll be entered to win tickets. Also, if you stop by Sunday to have your expo card scanned you are welcome to our Pre-show Networking reception @ Revolution Lounge at the Mirage hotel. Includes open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and music.


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