While the author can be nice, he can also be analytical (and sometimes critical) as needed. And that, along with his experience as a veteran conference attendee of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), makes him someone who is qualified to offer up a little advice on how you can maximize your SHRM experience in Chicago. Here are five tips that may help: 1. Choose your speakers carefully. 2. Make sure not to miss the Sunday general session. 3. Stroll the exhibition hall, but on your own terms. 4. Check out concurrent sessions. 5. Get out on the town.