2019 Events & Entertainment

HR Florida State Conference & Expo strives in not only providing you with quality speakers and information to bring back to your organization, but we feel that everyone deserves a little fun now and then.

We have exciting events each day!


2nd Annual HR Florida 5K
6:00 PM   

We all remember it was hot last year, so we took your advice and will be hosting this event starting at 6pm on Sunday August 25, 2019. This year’s event will take place at the beautiful Falcon’s Fire Golf Course located just minutes away from the Gaylord Palms (transportation will be provided).

This is an easy, fun event where participants can walk or run.

(FYI: 5K = 3.1 miles. If you walk a 20-minute mile, it will take just over 1 hour to complete) through a great golf course with amazing scenery.

We encourage you, your friends, and family to participate and fund-raise. (You do not have to attend the conference to participate in the 5K or to donate to this year's charity, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention).

Click this link to register---> 2019 HR Florida 5K Walk/Run Registration

Click this link to donate---> 2019 HR Florida Chapter Charity Donation Only


Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
5:30 PM

After a full day of sessions you can't miss the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception located in Exhibit Hall F on the Lower Level.

Jared Violin will be performing at the Grand Opening Reception. Jared has been featured on Live! With Regis & Kelly, MTV, NBC, & CBS!


Lip Sync Battle and Dance Party
8:00 PM



Continue the fun Monday night with a Lip Sync Battle!  DJ Cody Jared will be spinning the tunes for your listening pleasure, and you can watch Lip Sync teams battle it out for supremacy!

Each of the 28 chapters can enter the Lip Sync Battle, but only ten will perform their lip sync video LIVE on Monday night. Three celebrity judges will score on lip sync ability, appearance, performance, energy & audience response. The first place winner will receive 2020 conference registrations for the ENTIRE TEAM!

Click HERE for Rules, Regulations and how to register your team!

The Executive Council kicked off the fun!



HR Florida presents Comedy Night starring James P. Connolly! Followed by our After Glow Party!
8:30 PM

James P. Connolly is a stand-up comedian and radio/TV host known for his playful, confident style and quick wit.

He attended Harvard University on a Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship. While serving in Desert Storm, he was ordered to write jokes for a Colonel. Arriving in Hollywood, he began to perform at LA's major comedy venues and soon popped up on television, commercials and in small films.

James has appeared on America’s Got Talent, Comedy Central, HBO, in the new Netflix series, “Larry Charles: Dangerous World of Comedy”, and on the Audible Audio Documentary, “Strong Ending”. James can be heard daily on SiriusXM Comedy Channels, has hosted “Live From Here” for National Lampoon XM Radio, and recorded a “Blue Collar Radio Comedy Concert” for SiriusXM, He has also made multiple trips overseas to entertain the troops and produces an annual Veterans Day Comedy Show benefiting the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP).

Our opening act is Adam Hunter.

A New York City Native, Adam Hunter is one of the hottest young comedians around today. He headlines all over the country, putting his heart and soul into every performance with an act that is brash, deep and hilarious. Adam was a finalist on season 6 of “Last Comic Standing”, was the last Stand Up Comedian to perform in his second appearance on Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show”, appeared on “Chelsea Lately”, ”The Late Late Show”, MTV, VH1, TruTV, CBS, Comedy Central, “The Real Husband’s of Hollywood”, Nickelodeon’s “See Dad Run” and performed at arenas, colleges and clubs all over the world. He’s also done numerous military tours for our Armed
Services on bases in the Far East, Middle East, Africa and South America as well as here at home.

Following the Comedy show we will have a fun After Glow Party!  Don't forget to bring your glow wear!

Thank you to our Diamond Plus Sponsor of the Tuesday night party!

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