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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 42nd annual conference on August 30 – September 2 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
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Overall, this was an energizing and nicely organized conference! The courses were pertinent to today’s HR professionals and the conference was a great way to stay current on relevant issues.
I have gone for several years and it has been great to see it evolve into the conference it is today.
The fact that we can attend this event, in an amazing and central location, at such an affordable cost with such high-level sessions, plus the entertainment and social networking events...just totally blows my mind.
As always, the conference was a great place to network and to share new and interesting information in a fun and supportive atmosphere.
"As a relatively newly certified HR professional, HR Florida afforded the opportunity to learn, keep abreast of industry best practices, and earn credits toward my recertification. I was also able to meet with potential vendors, connect with current vendors, and discuss what new product enhancements are on the horizon."
"The HR FL 2017 Conference brought teamwork and employment relationships to the forefront with takeaways from multiple resources. Our HR team has many new faces and spans over 40 years of experience and talent. The interactive audience participation allowed us to see first-hand, how the differences each of us brings, complements and adds value to what we do in HR each day. Ours has become a more “cohesive team” with the skills and insights learned from the conference speakers. The ROI from this conference is immeasurable!"
"Over the years, I have attended various sessions relating to business continuity and organizational strategic planning. Thanks to the knowledge and leadership skills I gained at the HR Florida Conference & Expo, we were able to provide services to our clients without missing a beat."
"The annual HR Florida state conference offers HR professionals the biggest bang for the buck to make new friends, build a business network, shop HR outsource and support services, sharpen the HR bailiwick saw with loads of education, get current on employment law, earn amply generous certification points, meet celebrities like Diana Nyad, and tweet – but rarely sleep."
"Hats off to the planning committee. The conference was well organized excellent presenters and presentations. Having just moved to Florida in the past year, HR Florida and HR Tampa are organizations that consistently provide valuable programs for their members."
"Great conference. I really enjoyed going and have already used some of the information to make changes in my organization."
"This was my 2nd year attending HR Florida conference. It surpassed my expectations again! The sessions were relevant and engaging. Keynote Speaker, Diana Nyad was amazing-funny, inspiring and entertaining. I look forward to next year!"
"It was my first time at this conference and I really did enjoy all of the options available for our growth and development. I will be back next year!"
"It was my first experience in a HR Conference and I loved it.It was so organized and informative. All HR students should attend to these conferences. See you next Year!!"
“Great job! One of the best conferences I’ve attended. Very informative and great speakers. I enjoyed and learned a lot from all the sessions I attended.”
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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.
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!
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.
We are able to accommodate some requests. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the conference regarding any dietary needs.
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!
We will have a designated session room reserved to ensure privacy for any nursing mothers. Please email email@example.com before the conference to make arrangements.
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!