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LEVEL UP HR | A Virtual Conference for HR Emerging Leaders + Students

We are excited to announce that Villanova HRD and VUSHRM will be hosting a virtual student conference open to all HR emerging leaders and students from PA + DE + NJ, as well as all Villanova HRD students and alumni throughout the country. Join us Wednesday, March 31st and Thursday, April 1st for this epic, 2-day event. The theme of the conference is LEVEL UP HR!


As HR emerging leaders and students, we know that you are looking to "level up" your careers. You are building your passion for HR, increasing your network, and looking for opportunities to leverage your strengths into the right job opportunities. We hope that this conference will allow you to do just that.

We have lined up a group of amazing keynote speakers and breakout sessions for you to engage your passion and increase your knowledge in HR. We are building time into this conference for you to connect with HR professionals from a variety of industries. And, we hope that after these two days you will have made connections that help you LEVEL UP for years to come!


The conference is open to all HR emerging leaders and students from PA + DE + NJ, as well as all Villanova HRD students and alumni. Registration is required and the conference is limited to 500 participants. SHRM membership is not required to register, but SHRM members will receive a discount.

Priority registration will be given to our HR emerging leaders (0-8 years of experience), HR Students from PA + DE _ NJ, and all current Villanova HRD students. Beginning March 1st, based on availability, registration will open for any HR professionals with 8+ years of experience or others from other regions of the country interested in attending. 6.5 SHRM recertification credits will be available for attending the full conference. This conference is made possible by the support of SHRM and the SHRM State Councils from PA + DE + NJ.


The conference will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 and Thursday, April 1, 2021 at the following times both days. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

8:00-9:30am Opening Keynote

12:00-1:00pm Lunch Networking Groups

3:30-4:30pm Breakout Sessions

5:30-7:00pm Closing Keynote


We are excited to announce the opening keynote for the first day of the conference will be none other than STEVE BROWNE, SHRM Board Member, VP of HR, and a self-professed HR radical who we promise will inspire you to love HR and love people!

We are thrilled to announce the opening keynote for the second day of the conference will be KATRINA KIBBEN. Katrina is an entrepreneur, CEO, and expert in recruiting. They are passionate about the recruiting process and candidate experience, and we know they will encourage you to bring your unique story into your career journey as they share their unique story.

Check out the conference website: for more as we add additional keynote and breakout speakers to the lineup!


Registration will open soon. Check the conference website for details on registering and share this event with your fellow HR colleagues! We can't wait to "see" you virtually!


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