Registration begins at 7:15 am on Wednesday, September 27 at the:

Keystone Resort Conference Center
633 Tennis Club Road
Keystone, Colorado 80435


The COSHRM 2017 State Conference is a three-day, two-night conference experience. The Conference will begin at 7:30am on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 and will conclude at 11:00am on Friday, September 29. Full conference registration includes breakfast, lunch, and an evening reception on Wednesday; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Thursday; and breakfast on Friday.

Cancellation and Replacement Policy
All cancellation requests must be made by sending an email to the COSHRM office at If you cancel your registration on or before August 31, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee less an administrative fee of $50. If you cancel your registration between September 1, 2017 and September 15, 2017, 50% will be refunded. After September 15, 2017, no refunds will be provided. If you register but are unable to attend, you may designate another attendee to take your place at no additional charge. All substitution requests must be submitted by the original attendee via email to On-site substitutions may be made provided the substituting attendee provides a written request from the original attendee.

Certification Credits
For one individual attending a full schedule of concurrent sessions and breakouts, there is the opportunity to obtain 12.5 certification credits. The nature of the credits, such as SPHR or GPHR, will be determined by HRCI and/or SHRM and will be noted in the printed program.

Get Social - #COSHRM2017
Connect with Colorado SHRM on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat. Upload conference video clips. Snap conference photos and tag them with #COSHRM2017

Keystone Conference Center
Surrounded by beauty, built for business. The Keystone Conference center offers the perfect meeting space for the COSHRM Conference. With more than 60,000 square feet of meeting, exhibit and event space, plus 40,000 square feet of unique meeting space resort-wide, the Keystone Resort and Conference Center is the largest meeting venue in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This freestanding, purpose-built center guarantees comprehensive meeting solutions in a productive, distraction-free business environment. The contemporary, flexible design supports the business of doing business in our fast-paced world.

To make your lodging reservation, please call Keystone Group Reservations at 800-258-0437. Please reference the group name 2017 SHRM Colorado State Conference and the group code CK2HR7 when making your reservation. The rooming block date has now passed, however, Keystone will honor the negotiated rate for rooms that are still available.

Planning Your Day
Visit the conference website or app to read the full session descriptions and learn more about this year’s speakers. Colorado SHRM conference rooms have a maximum capacity and, once full, they will be closed. Sessions will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Conference Committee Members and Volunteers
This event would not be possible without the leadership of the COSHRM Conference Committee. Committee members will be in royal blue vests and are happy to answer your questions. We are also incredibly thankful for our record-number of day-of event volunteers. They can be spotted wearing royal blue t-shirts and are another resource for you.

Tech Gurus and Social Media MavensHave an event app or technology question? New to Twitter and need help plugging #COSHRM2017? Stop by the Technology Corner located in the Grays Peak Foyer or grab a roaming social media maven for assistance from our volunteer experts. Download the Mobile App on your smartphone by searching for Coshrm and then login.  

The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that champions workforce and workplace transformation through its important work – including scholarships, practical research, and educational resources. Support the SHRM Foundation and support the HR profession.

  • Cork Pull
    During the Wednesday evening Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Cocktail Reception, you’re invited to participate in a cork pull to benefit the SHRM Foundation. Make a $10 donation, “pull” a numbered cork from the basket, and win a fabulous bottle of wine!
  • Bookstore
    HR books are available for purchase and proceeds benefit the SHRM Foundation. Visit the SHRM Foundation table in the Shavano Foyer to browse the selection. Leave with a new or gently-used book and let the learning continue beyond the conference!
  • Headshot Studio
    Need a professional headshot for your website or LinkedIn profile? Visit the Headshot Studio sponsored by IMA Inc. on Thursday, September 28 in the Conference Center Main Lobby throughout the day. A donation of $20 is suggested and all proceeds benefit the SHRM Foundation.



  • Speaker One-on-Ones | 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Would you like to ask a speaker a private question or just briefly connect personally? Stop by the Quandary Peak Foyer to continue the conversation.
  • Exhibit Hall Grand Opening and Cocktail Reception | 4:30p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Following the conclusion of Wednesday’s sessions, you’re invited to network with attendees, and enjoy cocktails and appetizers while connecting with a packed exhibit hall of resource partners. Sponsored by PeakMed Colorado.
  • Dinner with a Speaker | 7:00 p.m.
    Enjoy some of Keystone’s best restaurants, while continuing the conversation over dinner with fellow conference attendees and some of our most popular speakers. To Sign up please view all of the speaker dinners from the conference Agenda on your computer or download the app by searching for COSHRM.  Then login and add the dinner to your schedule to sign up.  Only 8 seats avaialable at each dinner so sign up fast!


  • Speaker One-on-Ones | 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Would you like to ask a speaker a private question or just briefly connect personally? Stop by the Quandary Peak Foyer from 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. to continue the conversation.
  • Giveaways and Raffle Prize Winners Announced | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Following the conclusion of Thursday’s sessions, you’re invited back to the exhibit hall for one last time for a chance to win gift cards and exhibitor-sponsored giveaway items. Must be present to win!
  • Dinner and Entertainment - 80’s Ski-Lodge Theme | 6:30 p.m.
    This year, it's a blast from the past. Dust off your leg warmers and tease your hair! We are like totally having an 80's Ski Party at the Keystone Mountain House Lodge. Be there or be square! Sponsored by Fidelity Health Marketplace.


Mobile App
Be sure to download the free Colorado SHRM 2017 State Conference mobile app by searching COSHRM in the app store. Access conference details from your computer or tablet as well as

QR Codes
Attendee name badges contain QR codes that you can scan and be instantly connected with their profile, making connecting super-fast and easy.

Game Info
Got the app? Use it to win cool prizes by networking and scanning QR codes, attending sessions, and creating chatter on social media. Check the in-app leaderboard to see where you stand. Grand prize winner announced Thursday afternoon. Have fun!

Flash Drives
Stop by the Anthem BlueCross BlueShield booth to pick up your conference flash drive. Each drive contains speaker presentations and other supporting documents.

Wireless access code is: extraordinary, sponsored by Cigna Healthcare.


You’re up in the mountains. You’re in Keystone. You deserve some me-time. Take a break from the action-packed agenda and enjoy the unique wellness opportunities at this year’s conference.

Guided yoga classes will be offered Thursday morning at 6:30 a.m. for the early-risers, and 2:45 p.m. for those who need it. Treat yourself and join Kim Fuller and Bobby L'Heureux co-owners of CO YOGA + Life Magazine, in the Quandary Peak Foyer.

Good Morning Group Walk
Start the day off right with a guided group walk led by Walk2Connect’s Dustin Ratcliff. Walks will depart from the Shavano Terrace at 6:30 a.m. on both Thursday and Friday morning. The difficulty will be easy to moderate and the pace will be conversational.