Sunday shoutout: HR Florida State Conference and Expo

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2010 Event Planning season is now open

Give me an H!  Give me an R!  what does it spell?  Ummm –  HR!

Okay, maybe that doesn’t work, but it is time to start supporting your state HR conference planning teams around the country as they get ready to launch their various events.

I am not just cheering for HR Florida. This year, I am a part of the team.

I spent one day last week at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort working on planning for the 2010 HR Florida State Conference and Expo.   I am a member of the Programs Committee, which is headed up by Lori Goldsmith, SPHR, GPHR.    We begin choosing presentations for concurrent session next week.  Our conference chair is Carol McDaniel of Hodes.  Other members of the panel you might know from their involvement with social media include Heather Vogel, who writes the HR Whisperer blog,  Stephen Harrison, the social media guru for HR Florida, and the brains behind HR Gumbo, Toni Mayros, who is influential in working with HR students on social media, and  Joyce Chastain who also blogs on HR Gumbo.

Most of the other conference planning committee  members have twitter accounts as well, and they “get” the importance of social media within the HR profession.  They also understand how social media can be utilized on many levels by an organization, including member outreach, communication and collaboration as part of the conference planning process, marketing, and others.

In fact, they get it so well, that they have made me responsible for organizing a blogging team that will be a part of the event.   Last year, I was part of a similar group that was organized by Sharlyn Lauby.   The 2009 HR Florida blogging alumni group also included Kris Dunn, Jessica Lee, Laurie Ruettimann, and Michael Long.

I think I have put together an awesome group for 2010 (even if I do say so myself!), which includes Steve Boese, Trish McFarland, William Tincup, Franny Oxford, and the most influential digital HR person on the planet, Mark Stelzner.

This HR street blogging team will be an interactive part of the conference via presentations, a panel, a tweetup, an HR Florida episode of  HR Happy Hour (hopefully), and attending events with the conference planning committee.  I think you are going to see some new things from this group.  Stay tuned for more details!

Oh, in case you didn’t know, 2010 has been officially designated as The Year of Steve Boese!

The fact that they get it is why I am extremely excited to be a part of the conference this year!  We have some cool stuff planned, and we will be doing some innovative things within the social media sphere as well.   Even if you live outside Florida, this is a conference event that you should get on your personal radar.  It promises to be one of the premier HR events on the East coast for 2010!

Looking for HR speaking opportunities?

We are still accepting proposal for presentations for 2010.  If you have a great topic you want to speak on, here is how you can submit for consideration.  In addition to moderating the Blogger panel this year, I will (probably) be presenting on social media and positive employee relations in the workplace.

If you are interested in sharing your experience and expertise with your colleagues at the 2010 HR Florida Conference and Expo, you may do do by submitting a proposal here.

Registering for HR Florida State Conference and Expo

Registration for this event is now open.  Here are the pertinent details:

The HR Florida State Conference & Expo is the annual conference of the HR Florida State Council, a state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Each year the event attracts over 1,000 human resource professionals and vendors throughout the state of Florida and across the nation.  These individuals represent virtually every industry and companies ranging from small businesses to large industrial centers.

Programs presented at the annual conference cover all aspects of the SHRM Body of Knowledge:  Strategic Management, Workforce Planning, Human Resource Development, Total Rewards, Employee / Labor Relations, Compliance, Risk Management and Personal Development.  In addition to multiple educational opportunities, attendees will also be able to network with fellow human resource professionals, check out the latest and greatest services offered by an expo hall full of the top human resource vendors and have some fun at our social event.  The 2010 HR Florida State Conference & Expo will be held from August 30, 2010 to September 1, 2010 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida.

We look forward to another fantastic conference.

I hope you will be joining me there in August!

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