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    77th Annual NHRMA Conference

    Date: October 5-7, 2015
    Oregon Convention Center
    777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Portland, OR 97232
    (503) 235-7575
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    The Portland Human Resource Management Association in Portland, Oregon is proud to be your hosts for the 2015 NHRMA Annual Conference and Tradeshow in Portland October 5-7, 2015. 

    Registration opens March 10, 2015. Click here for more information.

    Our Conference theme is “Keep HR Sizzling: Fresh Ingredients for a New Economy” and we promise to deliver an informative and fun conference.  The business world is changing more rapidly, the pace of business is faster than it’s ever been, and our global economy and social media has changed the way we do business.  We will explore topics such as sustainability, innovation, equity, engagement, organizational effectiveness, leadership and so much more.  We’ll be serving these topics in new and creative formats such as:

    •    Starters – workshops for those who are in the early years of their careers, or for those who are new to the subject matter.
    •    Small Bites – Ted Talk type presentations on cutting edge topics.
    •    Food Carts – Workshops where the audience tweets and texts questions and comments to the presenter.
    •    Master Chef – workshops for HR executives presented by HR executives.
    •    Cooking Techniques – In depth exploration of complex issues we face in today’s business environment
    •    A La Carte – round-table based workshops with heavy audience participation and networking
    •    Hot From the Grill – traditional workshops on cutting edge topics with fresh content.

    At the Tradeshow we promise to have a variety of vendors available for you to talk with offering fresh solutions for doing business in the new economy.  From start to finish, networking opportunities with your HR colleagues will be plenty including at the fun evening events, breakfast, lunch and breaks. 

    All of this set in beautiful and fun Portland, Oregon, which has something for everyone.  Come early and stay late to explore the many attractions and activities Portland has to offer. The downtown area of Portland offers unique experiences and endless activities from wine bars in historic buildings to art galleries housed in modern buildings. Portland is recognized for its outstanding culinary scene – everything from gourmet food carts to casual and fine dining.  The Oregon Zoo, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland Art Museum, hiking trails, biking, kayaking and paddle boarding are just a few of the attractions of Portland.  Mark your calendar to attend the 77th Annual NHRMA Conference and Tradeshow to learn how to Keep HR Sizzling.  We look forward to seeing you in Portland!

    Your 2015 Conference Committee,   
    Natalie Miller, Dawn Jansen, Alan Cabelly, Mike Simmons, Debbie Noboa, Stephanie Gillett, Tim Rasch, Berry Kruijning, Tina Weber, Barb Faith and Sandi Wegrzyn