HRMAC Presents SUMMIT 2011

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Summit is the Chicago area's premier forum for HR professionals.  Now in its 14th year, Summit has become the eagerly-awaited event for business leaders involved in human capital issues.

Extraordinary Value for Your Professional Development Dollars
Everything is included in your SUMMIT 2011 registration fee.  Education session program materials, entrance to the Summit Expo, meals and breaks, and more - all for one low price.  When you consider no added costs for airfare, hotel, or per diem expenses - and only one day away from the office - SUMMIT 2011 is a great value for you and your team.  Want to save even more? Check out our discounts for early and team registrations.

Strategic Educational Sessions Give You Tools to You Can Use
The four general sessions featured at SUMMIT 2011 will delve into key issues facing HR leaders as they work to find solutions to their challenges.  These programs will test your critical thinking and arm you with insights you can use to develop strategies to drive success in your organization.  Read more about the SUMMIT 2011 Sessions.

Connect with Industry Leaders
Reinforce relationships and make new connections to extend your network of professional resources at SUMMIT 2011.  No other event in the Chicago area brings together so many HR professionals representing various functions and organizations.

Special CHRO-Only Event
CHROs attending Summit have an exclusive opportunity to hear from keynote presenter and author Nilofer Merchant. (Space is limited. Criteria for participation applies.)

Special Young HR Leaders Event
Back this year!  Human resources professionals in the early stages of their careers will gather for a special luncheon event. Network with other up and coming HR leaders and create relationships that will last long after Summit has ended. 


HRMAC Awards of Excellence
Join us as we recognize and honor your colleagues who have made a difference.  HRMAC's Leader of the Year Award acknowledges the vision and commitment to leading-edge human capital practices that drive business success.  The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an individual who gives their time and energy to further the exceptional HRMAC experience for all members.  Both awards will be presented at a special ceremony during the general session after lunch.


NEW THIS YEAR - Summit Sessions "Captured" Visually
At SUMMIT 2011 you will be introduced to "visual language" - the strategic use of images and words to demonstrate essential points. Each of the four sessions at Summit will be captured in real-time by visual journalist Eileen Clegg of Visual Insight. Eileen is a professional writer who has used art to frame ideas as far back as she can remember. She was a daily news journalist for 20 years, has written numerous books and articles, and has conducted research on learning since 1999. She brought her art and writing together professionally in 2000 to develop a communication tool that helps people understand and embrace new concepts through visual communication.


SUMMIT 2011 Expo
If you're looking for a product or service to help you with your HR challenges, the Summit Expo is sure to have what you need.  Over 90 companies are expected to be on hand offering you an extensive array of products and services including compensation and recognition programs, HRIS and other computer software applications, consulting services, executive search, staffing agencies, investment and legal services, outplacement/career management services, plus more!

Door prize drawings will be held during the afternoon Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall.

Professional Development 

SUMMIT 2011 has been approved for 5 recertification hours (including 3 Strategic Business hours) towards PHR/SPHR certification by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).
(Use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HRCI of the quality of this program. It means it has met HRCI's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.)

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
The Convention Center is located about 1/2 mile south of the Kennedy Expressway on River Road.  Call 847-692-2220 or visit for more specific directions.

Inside the Center
SUMMIT 2011 will be held in the Convention Center Ballroom. From the main entrance, take the escalator or elevator to the second floor. From the parking garage, take the sky bridge leading to the second floor of the Convention Center.

Parking is available in the garage across from the Rosemont Convention Center at a cost of $13.  Valet parking is also available at the front of the DoubleTree Hotel for $22. (Price may be subject to change.)

Hotel Accommodations
A limited number of hotel guest rooms have been reserved at the Doubletree Hotel Rosemont, 5460 North River Road Rosemont, Illinois 60018, directly across the street from the Convention Center. To make a reservation, call (800) 222-Tree and ask for the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) rate which is $159 single/double per night (plus tax). The deadline for room reservations is October 17, or when the HRMAC block reaches the sold out status, whichever occurs first.

Conference Attire
Business or business casual is appropriate attire for SUMMIT 2011.  You may wish to bring a sweater or light jacket as meeting room temperatures fluctuate.

SUMMIT 2011 Sponsors





BPI group

Buck Consultants

Challenger, Gray & Christmas

City Staffing

Flexible Benefit Service


HR Certification Institute

Right Management

Seyfarth Shaw, LLP


Tickets At Work


Western International University