Today's guest post is from Sabrina Baker, PHR, who is working with ILSHRM on the Conference, helping to fill the exhibitors/sponsor rolls. She also writes a great blog as the HR Chatterbox. You can also find Sabrina on twitter as Sabrina_PHR
I know that everyone is gearing up for the National SHRM conference coming up in a few weeks, but truth be told, I’m more excited about our state conference happening in August. The national conference is a great experience and offers lots of opportunity for personal growth, but there is something about bringing that down to a local level that really makes it impactful.
I was lucky enough to see the space where we will be hosting the 2011 conference and participate in discussions around setup. This year’s event is sure to be bigger and better than ever before and I can not imagine anyone not walking away feeling energized and excited about the direction our profession is heading.
Working with the planning group has opened my eyes to how much conference organizers care about your experience. This group is wholly dedicated to making sure this is a meaningful event for you, that conference tracks and speakers are relevant to the issues facing HR professionals today and that you have a sense of pride in not only yourself, but the professional organization that supports you.
If you have not made the decision to attend, I encourage you to do so today. We are expecting over 600 attendees from all over the state and even if you get nothing out of the speakers (which I promise you will) you will have a great opportunity to network and learn from one another. It doesn’t get much better than that.ns around setup. This year’s event is sure to be bigger and better than ever before and I can not imagine anyone not walking away feeling energized and excited about the direction our profession is heading.