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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your SHRM 2019 Experience in Vegas

SHRM 2019 in Las Vegas - TicketsatWork

SHRM 2019 is taking over Las Vegas! TicketsatWork is joining the action-packed excitement as thousands of HR professionals gather to explore the theme of “Creating Better Workplaces” through inspiring keynote speakers, comprehensive sessions, networking and more. Visit the TicketsatWork Booth #1504 to say hello and connect with our team. We’d love for you to learn about all the exclusive travel and entertainment offers available to employees through our corporate benefits platform.

With so many exhibitors, speakers and sessions to experience, SHRM can quickly become overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be if you come prepared. Make the most of your time at SHRM 2019 in Las Vegas with these top tips!

Take advantage of every opportunity
Although it’s easier said than done, check off your work to-do list before you head to SHRM, so you can be in the moment and seize every opportunity that arises. Attend sessions that will expand your perspective. Set up meetings with professionals you’ve been waiting to speak to. Discover new solutions at the enormous Exposition Hall. You’ll be surprised at the incredible opportunities available to you at SHRM.
Get inspired by the speakers
Enhance your learning experience at SHRM by choosing a great mix of speakers with stories and viewpoints that not only align with yours, but also ones that challenge your current mindset. In doing so, their messages will allow you to grow, find solutions to meet the needs of your organization and transform your overall impact in your workplace and community.

Make time for one of the most valuable parts of SHRM – the people
Planning your schedule is always good, but be sure to let those serendipitous moments happen. This is your time to engage with industry professionals who get it – talk with them and ask questions. If you don’t allow free time to reach out to new people, there will be lots of missed opportunities. Make it happen!

Refresh and recharge in Sin City style
It can’t be all work and no play! Las Vegas is the perfect playground to enjoy some leisure time between sessions or after a full day of SHRM. From dazzling shows on the Strip to breathtaking tours outside of Vegas, lets you experience Sin City without breaking the bank. Save on Las Vegas tickets!

Be part of the conversation on social media
One of the best things to do before and after SHRM is to join the conversation on all social media platforms. Connect with attendees.  See what topics are trending and then be part of the discussion. You can also discover fun nighttime events. Social media works wonders. Follow us @TicketsatWork and #SHRM19 to stay up to date. We look forward to hearing from you!

Join the Fun with TicketsatWork at SHRM 2019 in Las Vegas

Visit TicketsatWork at SHRM 2019 in Las Vegas

Hello, summer! Come join TicketsatWork as we celebrate the new season by showcasing at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference in Las Vegas (June 23-26) in partnership with Universal Orlando Resort™. Year after year, our goal at SHRM remains the same: to create lasting new relationships and nurture existing ones with our current clients.

Stop by TicketsatWork Booth #1504, and get ready for some fun! We’ll have more space than ever before for one-on-one meetings and a massive video wall to showcase our incredible partners. Don’t miss your chance to discover all the exclusive travel and entertainment offers that are available to employees through our corporate benefits platform. Save big on everything, from the hottest concerts and sporting events to the top theme parks, attractions and hotels nationwide!

Plus, conference-goers can meet beloved Universal Orlando Resort™ characters and have the chance to win one of three vacation giveaways – one for each day of the conference. Can’t wait until SHRM to experience the excitement? Visit to get in on the fun, and stay up to date by following us on @TicketsatWork. We look forward to seeing you in Sin City!

5 Awesome Music Festivals this Summer

Country Thunder - Summer Music Festival Tickets!

Although Coachella officially ended its annual two-weekend festival, Stagecoach will take its place one week later on April 26, on the same grounds in Indio, California, launching concertgoers into their favorite time of year: the summer music festival season. From celebrated favorites to a few surprise picks, there are plenty of music festival options on the calendar for summer. And with Live Nation National Concert Week coming up, music lovers can get the party started early. Enjoy a $20 all-in ticket to see popular artists perform live – stay tuned for more details!

In the meantime, get ready for days of dancing in the sunshine – we’ve rounded out five can’t-miss summer musical festivals for every taste and budget!

Country Thunder
From July 18-21, the annual Country Thunder music festival takes over Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, for a weekend of food, camping and live performances from some of the biggest acts in country music. Jake Owen, Tim McGraw, Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton and more join the star-studded lineup. Save over 40%

Every year thousands of happy campers flock to Manchester, Tennessee, for the highly anticipated four-day music festival. Bonnaroo brings a diverse roster of big acts – from Childish Gambino to Post Malone – plus up-and-coming musicians to the stage for incredible live performances you don’t want to miss. Mark your calendars for June 13-16! Get your tickets

Country and folk fans come together for fun vibes and a hot lineup of performers during the Outlaw Music Festival. For one night only on June 22, join Willie Nelson and Family, The Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dawes in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. Save over 50%

Grant Park in Chicago is the place to be this August 1-4, when thousands of music fans come together for one of the most celebrated music events of the year. The four-day festival features 8 stages and more than 170 bands from all over the world right in the heart of downtown Chicago. Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots, The Strokes, Tame Impala, Flume, The Chainsmokers and J. Balvin headline this year’s Lollapalooza. Get your tickets

Burning Man
During the last week of August, thousands make their way to Black Rock Desert, Nevada, to experience the nine-day cultural phenomenon that celebrates artistic performances, installations and music. Burning Man prides itself on self-expression and the importance of community. It all begins August 25! Get your tickets


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