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    HR Evolution Conference - Roanoke, VA

    Date: August 14-15, 2014
    Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center

    * See reservation and special rate information below *
    Registration - $209 (7/1/14 - 8/13/14)
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    Please come join us on August 14th and 15th at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center in Roanoke, VA for an exciting and inspiring conference focused on the changing roles of the HR professional.

    We will have great speakers, great networking, great food, and plenty of credit opportunities.

    You definitely don’t want to miss this conference!


    Register Early for the Best Rate Possible!

    • April 22 to May 21 - $169.00  EXPIRED
    • May 22 – June 30 - $189.00  EXPIRED
    • July 1 – August 13 - $209.00

    For overnight room accomodations at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center, visit  or call 540-563-9300 to make reservations.  There is a block of rooms in the name of "RVSHRM" with a special room rate of $109.00 per night



    Outstanding Keynote Speakers: Art Jackson and Sara Christiansen!

    Art Jackson is a professional speaker, executive coach and the President of Eagles Nest Performance Management, Inc. He is a recognized expert in the areas of leadership, performance improvement and interpersonal skills. Art is the originator of the Purpose Centered Leadership™ system that has been used to improve performance in many facets of public and private life.

    Art is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Management.  Art is currently an adjunct professor at the USDA Graduate School; Conducts strategic planning for the Department of Homeland Security; and presents leadership training for members of the US Central Intelligence Agency

    He is author of the diversity and inclusion book "Lions and Tigers and Bears - Oh My" and is completing a second book entitled "Hangin' Round The Barrell - How To Get Paid Everything You're Worth and Be Worth Everything You're Paid."

    Sara Christiansen - During her 20 year career as a Social Scientist, Sara has had the privilege to work with very diverse companies in many varying industries in the private and public sectors, and has vast experience working with professionals at all levels in an organization. Whether delivering a formal presentation to a room full  of executives, or providing one-on-one guidance to a new employee, Sara’s passionate style allows her to connect with all audiences in a way that energizes individuals to perform at a higher level.

    As the CEO at Ideation Consulting, Sara is responsible for providing customized human resource services that drive true business results. She has developed organizational development, talent development, and customized training solutions that have improved employee engagement and performance in many organizations.

    Recently Sara has been commissioned by many SHRM chapters to facilitate Human Resource Development seminars. The feedback for these sessions has been overwhelmingly positive and Sara has been invited by many of the chapters-and member companies-to come back and present at future seminars.

    Andrew Schwartz is the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Manager for the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Veterans Services. The V3 Program serves employers throughout the Commonwealth by educating and training employers on the value of hiring Veterans.

    Andrew served 12 years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps, with tours in combat and humanitarian efforts. As one who has realized first-hand the challenge transitioning service members face, and as one who successfully navigated those waters, Andrew was hired by the Commonwealth as the Transition Assistance Program Coordinator to design and implement an innovative state-level program to assist veterans, active duty service members, serving members of the National Guard and reserve components, and military spouses, during and after their transition from the military lifestyle into the civilian labor market. As the V3 Program Manager, Andrew has expanded those efforts to manage the employer training and certification to over 200 companies in Virginia, who have pledged to hire over 5,800 Veterans.

    Andrew has called Virginia home since his final tour of duty in Norfolk beginning in 2006, and is a Summa Cum Laude and distinguished graduate of Old Dominion University. He, his wife, and three children currently live in South Chesterfield, VA.

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    To become a sponsor of this high-profile RV-SHRM event, please review the following ifnroamtion and see the hotel map below for sponsor exhibit locations!

    Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor – SHRM August Conference – Aug. 14-15, 2014

    The Annual Roanoke Valley SHRM conference is an ideal marketing opportunity to reach numerous human resource professionalsWe anticipate approximately 150 to 200 attendees.

    We invite your organization to join us as a sponsor and/or exhibitor of this event.  The sponsorship opportunities available this year provide a wide range of access to, and recognition by top HR professionals.  There are four (4) distinct levels of sponsorship, each carefully considered to meet different budgetary constraints and marketing needs.  Sponsorships are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  We also welcome donations other than financial such as a gift of your service or product to award as a door prize to our attendees.

    You can find a preview of sponsor and exhibitor packages and benefits below.  Want to learn even more?  Contact Charlotte Mason at for more information and to secure your spot at the RVSHRM Annual Conference.  Our website is

    Diamond Sponsorship - (1)


    Prime exhibit space.  Beside registration table.  See map.

    Prime full-page advertisement insert in the conference materials – materials provided by vendor will be placed in conference materials.

    Your company logo and link on the homepage of the Roanoke Valley SHRM website

    Five (5) minutes of microphone time at Keynote speaker

    Two (2) full conference registrations

    Sponsorship at meeting (monthly)  One meeting.  Sponsor chooses the month.

    Gold Sponsorship – (3)


    One (1) Exhibit space.  Right inside side entrance, across from registration table.  Please see map.

    Full-page advertisement insert in the conference materials

    Your company logo and link on the Roanoke Valley SHRM website

    One (1) full conference registration

    Three (3) minutes microphone time .  Before keynote speaker.

    Silver Sponsorship – (5)


    One (1) exhibit space.  Salons A and B, right inside doors.  Please see map.

    Half-page advertisement insert in conference materials

    Your company logo and link on the Roanoke Valley SHRM website

    Recognition from the podium during general session

    One (1) conference registration

    Exhibitor.  Maximum of 10.  Salon A and B.  Please see map below.


    One (1) table in the Exhibit hall

    Company listing on the Roanoke Valley SHRM website

    First-come, First-serve choice of exhibit location .

    One (1) meal.  Breakfast or lunch.  Additional meals can be purchased.

    Handouts -  can be placed on your table.