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eLearning Brothers just returned from the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition, and boy are our arms tired! It was a week of non-stop handing out bro bands and other awesome swag. Man, I saw it coming and I just couldn’t stop myself. In all honesty, though, what a conference this was! Over 22,000 people gathered at McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, in Chicago this past week. This was the eLearning Brothers’ second go-round at the annual SHRM 18 event after first experiencing the wonder in New Orleans last year. Sophomore slump, you ask? Not here!


Boasting over 200 sessions, plus keynote addresses from business luminaries like Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, Governor Jeb Bush, and six-year top-rated Wharton School of Business Professor Adam Grant, SHRM brought their A-game. People were also abuzz with how inspirational the general sessions were.


During breaks from these great sessions, the expo floor was flooded with friendly masses of HR Professionals looking for solutions to bring home to their companies. As you probably know, eLB shows up loud and proud at any conference, and this was no different. Joining us was our Gene Simmons lookalike, who was happy to greet attendees and allow for one of a kind pictures as they lined up at the booth. We love an iconic rock figure there with us as a reminder of how eLearning Brothers can make you an eLearning and Training Rockstar! Watching people’s faces light up when they laid eyes on our larger than life booth buddy filled us with joy.


We made sure to enjoy the beautiful host city of Chicago. Our team loaded up on deep dish pizza and Chicago dogs at iconic locations and even caught some improv shows to get the full experience of the Windy City!

All in all, SHRM treated us right, and we were happy to bring our outstanding Customizable Courseware to so many HR professionals there. Our Customizable Courseware is a great way to quickly deploy soft skills, sales, or safety training. The HR pros attending SHRM really liked how Customizable Courseware is fully built training, but also fully customizable. We also showed off our other offerings—templates and custom development—for those with different needs. SHRM gave us a lot of love, and we gave it right back—we actually ran out of bro bands!

We’ll be just as excited to exhibit again next year in Las Vegas. (With more bro bands.) See you there!

If you can’t wait until the next SHRM, you can also catch Marty Rosenheck at Realities 360 next week and DevLearn 2018 in October.


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