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August 25, 2019

2019 HR Florida Conference & Expo

Creating Connections Building Bridges Together

The 2019 program is certified for a minimum of 17 SHRM PDC's & HRCI Re-certification Credits. Certification is NOT required to attend conference.

August 25 – August 28, 2019

HR Florida Conference & Expo

The HR Florida Conference & Expo is the annual conference of the HR Florida State Council, a state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  This is one of the largest human resources conferences in the state of Florida attracting over 2,000 HR professionals and vendors throughout the state and across the globe.  Representing virtually every industry and size of business, this is the place to be for professionals to network, grow, and learn about the human resources industry.  You also have the opportunity to earn maximum credits for both the HR Certification Institute and SHRM Competencies Certifications.
Join us for our 41st annual conference on August 25 – August 28 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

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2019 HR Florida Conference & Expo

What To Expect?

At the HR Florida Conference and Expo, you can expect to develop strategic plans to increase engagement and retention, help your organization stay ahead of workforce trends and become more compliant. You will also leave feeling empowered, renewed, and ready to take your business to the next level.

  • Over 100 educational sessions
  • Earn Certification for both SHRM Competencies Certification (SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP) & HR Certification Institute Certification (PHR, SPHR, GPHR)
  • Network and brainstorm with industry experts and peers
  • Visit over 200 different exhibitors representing various products and services to help your business
  • Stop by the SHRM Bookstore to add to your business library
  • Ask questions, find answers & analyze data

Who Should Attend?

Human Resources is the heart of any organization. Any professional needing to better understand, learn, or stay current with HR rules and regulations should attend. As well as increase your awareness on emerging trends and hot topics.

  • PHR / SPHR Certified
  • Talent Acquisition Managers
  • Training / Development
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • CFO / Finance

  • CEO / Presidents
  • VP of HR
  • HR Directors
  • HR Analysts / Generalists
  • HR Managers

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Sponsors / Exhibitors

Learn From The Best

2019 Keynotes

Shaun White

White is a dual-sport professional athlete in snowboarding and skateboarding, as well as an Olympic gold medalist, musician, designer, and entrepreneur. White has catapulted the world of action sports into popular culture.

Derreck Kayongo

Kayongo is a Business Visionary, Global Soap Project Founder, and Former CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights.  With his trademark panache, Kayongo inspires and empowers with his courageous story of survival, social entrepreneurship and humanitarianism, and the life lessons he learned along the way.

Kris Boesch

Boesch is the CEO and Founder of Choose People, a company that transforms company cultures, increases happiness, and boosts the bottom-line. In this highly interactive presentation, Kris will weave insightful content, memorable stories, and tactical tools to take your company’s culture to the next terrace.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is special pricing available at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center?

Yes. Please Click Here for special pricing.

 

What Local Attractions And Restaurants Are Close To The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center?

Sun-drenched and spectacular, Gaylord Palms Resort Convention Center offers world-class Kissimmee entertainment, restaurants and breathtaking Florida gardens under glass. The resort is close to many major theme parks and attractions for plenty of things to do in Kissimmee while immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of the area. Please visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/local-things-to-do/mcogp-gaylord-palms-resort-and-convention-center/ for more information.

I Am New to The HR Florida Conference & Expo. How Can I Make The Most Of My Experience And Learn What It Has To Offer While I Attend?

If you are a first-time attendee or just want to learn how to maximize your HR Florida Conference experience, attend Conference Orientation on Sunday at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Discover all the conference has to offer; create a format that fits your personal needs and design a plan of action to make the most of your conference experience!

Will Lunch Be Provided As A Conference Attendee? If so, What Time?

You asked and we answered!  This year there is a dedicated lunch hour (actually a bit more) that does not compete with sessions AND offers plenty of room to relax.  Lunch is available in Expo Hall F from 12:30PM – 1:45PM on Monday and Tuesday.

Are There Special Accommodations For Food Allergies Or Special Dietary Needs?

We are able to accommodate some requests. Please email conferenceadministrator@hrflorida.org prior to the conference regarding any dietary needs.

What Is The Dress Code While Attending The Conference?

Dress attire is business casual. We recommend bringing a light jacket or sweater, as some of the session rooms tend to get cold. We also recommend wearing comfortable shoes, as you will be doing a lot of walking!

Is There A Designated Area For Nursing Mothers?

We will have a designated session room reserved to ensure privacy for any nursing mothers. Please email terri.greene@hrflorida.org before the conference to make arrangements.

If I Have A Question When I Am Attending The Conference Whom Do I Ask?

We have volunteers that are posted around the conference to help answer any of your questions. If you are a first-time attendee or just want to learn how to maximize your HR Florida Conference experience, attend Conference Orientation on Sunday at 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Discover all the conference has to offer; create a format that fits your personal needs and design a plan of action to make the most of your conference experience!

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