Thank you for your incredible support of the HR Collaborative for Local Government’s 2024 Resilient HR Conference! Your support enables the HR Collaborative to continue to provide human resource management training and resources for North Dakota local government employees who perform HR functions full-time, part-time, or on an as-needed basis within their entities or are interested in learning more about it.

Below are specific details to help ensure your organization’s participation in the 2024 Resilient HR conference is as easy as possible.


The HR Collaborative will provide name tags for each of your organization’s employees who will serve at its booth during the conference.

Please have each registered employee check in on April 17 at the 2024 Resilient HR registration desk.

Set Up

Eight eight-foot (8 foot) tables will be set up in the Dakota Ballroom at the Bismarck Hotel and Conference Center. Booth locations will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

Plain tablecloths will be available by request; however, please feel free to dress your table with an organization-branded tablecloth.

Booth set up is from:

  • 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, or
  • 7-8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17

The ballroom will be locked from 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, until 7 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17.

Power and Connectivity

If your booth needs power, please bring extension cord(s).

The available public internet is offered by the Bismarck Hotel and Conference Center.

Scheduled Vendor Breaks

All booths are set up in the Dakota Ballroom in which we’ll hold all keynote presentations, closing legal panel, and one breakout session track.

On Wednesday, April 17, the agenda allows for three vendor breaks in the Dakota Ballroom:

  • 10:30-11 a.m.
  • 1-1:30 p.m.
  • 3:45-4:15 p.m.

The final opportunity for vendors to visit with conference attendees is the Vendor Social. The vendor social is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in the Dakota Ballroom.

Leading up to and during the conference, the HR Collaborative will promote the Vendor Social and encourage attendee participation.

After the Vendor Social wraps up, please break down your organization’s booth.

To view the 2024 Resilient HR agenda, go here: 2024 Resilient HR Agenda – NDIRF.

Door Prize

Door prizes are not required; however, if you have a door prize for giveaway, please email prize specifics to HR Collaborative Executive Director Joanna Drennen at by Wednesday, April 10.