June 29, 2017 | By Catie Grigsby

The sounds of jazz and brass bands filled the air as more than 14,000 HR professionals arrived at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport for SHRM 2017. Many looked forward to the sweet taste of beignets and drinking hurricanes on Bourbon Street during their stay. And despite the tropical storm lingering off the gulf coast, everyone was ready for what was sure to be an inspiring three-day event.  

It didn't disappoint.