The 2020 HR Florida Conference & Expo has been approved for 16 SHRM professional development credits and 16 HRCI re-certification credits.

Registration for our On-Line Conference Experience is NOW OPEN!  Click here for more details on the On-Line experience.


August 30 – September 2, 2020

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 42nd annual conference on August 30 – September 2 at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.


2020 HR Florida Conference updates! Hear from our Conference Director, Tina Kuga Garrell, as she discusses our on-site as well as virtual experiences for conference this year. #HRFL20

Posted by HR Florida State Council, Inc. on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

2020 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 130 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 125 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
  • Small Business Owners

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

Days of Event
Sponsors / Exhibitors

Learn From The Best

2020 Keynotes

B.J. Novak

B.J. Novak is a writer, actor, and comedian best known for his work on NBC's Emmy Award winning comedy The Office. In addition to starring as Ryan, Novak was a Co-Executive Producer for the series and wrote many of the show’s most memorable episodes, including "Diversity Day," "Sexual Harassment,"
"The Fire," "Initiation," "Safety Training," "Local Ad," and "Happy Hour."

Tyler Shultz

Tyler Shultz is an entrepreneur fostering innovation in healthcare. He graduated from Stanford with a Biology degree and entered the national scene when he courageously blew the whistle at Theranos. Tyler complained to the public health regulators in New York and was a source for a series of Wall Street Journal articles exposing Theranos’ dubious blood-testing practices. Owing to his role in exposing the fraud, Shultz was featured in Bad Blood, the book about the scandal penned by John Carreyrou, the original author of the Wall Street Journal articles, as well as in Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary The Inventor.

Ellen Latham

Ellen Latham co-founded Orangetheory Fitness, an international franchise licensed in 20 countries. Forbes named Orangetheory one of “The Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Businesses” in 2017, and it has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc., Bloomberg, and the New York Times for its disruptive science-backed exercise concept. Ellen’s no-nonsense approach whips devoted fans into shape, both in life and the fitness studio. Within the pages of her inaugural book, PUSH, Ellen shares three keys to living an ‘All Out’ life; her mantra is to “look at what you have, not at what you don’t have.”

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 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 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 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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