|The Drury Lane Theater - Home of ILSHRM.|
As a board member of ILSHRM I have had the good fortune to attend a few events outside the Land of Lincoln. I enjoyed them immensely. For the most part you are almost guaranteed NOT to know anyone, so you could not craft that any better as a networking event? It is also most interesting to see the different hot button issues in the nearby states. Interested? Take a little virtual shopping trip below...
- Indiana SHRM August 27-29
- Ohio SHRM Sept 19- 21
- Iowa SHRM Sept 26 -28
- Wisconsin SHRM October 3 - 5
- Michigan SHRM October 10-12
- Minnesota SHRM October 14 - 16
|Catch me in Orlando|
Now those are the conferences close by. Me, I am gonna take a little different approach for attending an out of state SHRM conference. I am headed to the Mother of all State Conferences. What's that you ask... HR FLORIDA. It has been going on for the last 50 years... well maybe not that long, but this year is rumored to be their 30th SHRM State Conference. On my trip, I plan to investigating the roots of social media and its use at SHRM conferences. I understand HRFlorida has helped shape this landscape, and I hope to get some details on this. HRFlorida has also been a leader in attendance. Their conferences typically draw around 1500 attendees each year. I am hopeful to find out what they do so well, and share that. They create this monster show every year and I want to see if first hand.
There will no doubt be a lively stream flowing out on twitter under the #HRFL12 hashtag. I will adding to that stream, sharing what I can learn about HRFlorida and it's success.
Now if you can't make HR Florida please take a look at our neighbors in the North Central Region - they too have much to offer!
Dave Ryan - Director of Social Media ISC SHRM