• Save the Date: September 21-23, 2016
  • Play Like An HR Champion!

THE 2016 Ohio HR Conference

Play Like An HR Champion. Save the Date - September 21-23, 2016!

Are you ready to play like an HR Champion? We can't wait until September 21-23, 2016 for Play Like An HR Champion - the 2016 Ohio HR Conference! Our conference committee is hard at work identifying the best talent in speakers, drafting MVP-like exhibitors and sponsors, and working with the best venue in the Kalahari Resort! We'll be updating the website on a regular basis - so please return often for new information!

Registration is now open ! Register today for our Tier Four registration rate which expires on 8/15/2016 - don't incur a delay of game penalty and register today! Our pricing for 2016 conference registrations is as follows:

          • Tier 1 - $349.00 - until 12/15/2015
          • Tier 2 - $399.00 - from 12/16/2015 until 4/15/2016
          • Tier 3 - $449.00 - from 4/16/2016 until 6/15/2016
          • Tier 4 - $499.00 - from 6/16/2016 until 8/15/2016
          • Tier 5 - $549.00 - from 8/16/2016 until 9/15/2016
          • Tier 6 - $599.00 - week of conference (from 9/16 to conference)

Click HERE to register.

Earn Recertification Credits

The 2016 Ohio HR Conference program has been pre-approved for 18.25 SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDC) and pre- approved for 18.25 recertification credits from the HR Certification Institute. And, 2016 Ohio HR Conference attendees may earn up to 10.75 business-approved recertification credits! Note: Masters' Series attendees may earn up to 12.25 recertification credits when opting to attend Masters' Series session plus the business-approved sessions from the regular conference track.

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits!

And - this is new news! Attorneys may earn 9.75 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits!

Hear Lou Holtz

We're pleased to announce that our opening speaker will be Lou Holtz. Coach Holtz is a former American football player, coach, and analyst. He is best know as the head coach for the University of Notre Dame (1986–1996). Holtz's 1988 Notre Dame team went 12–0 with a victory in the Fiesta Bowl and was the consensus national champion. Holtz is the only college football coach to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings.

Breakfast with Lou! Can't make the entire conference - but want to see Coach Holtz? We can do that!

We're offering a VIP Breakfast Buffet with Lou Holtz that includes:

    • Picture taken with each table (Note: NO autographs).
    • Q&A only (questions to be submitted ahead of time).
    • Limited to 90 registrants.
    • Cost is $100 and is in addition to your conference registration.

Want the VIP treatment? Register for "Suite Seating" at the opening session for the first 100 registrants! Includes a personal picture with Coach Holtz. Cost is $100 (in addition to your conference registration).

Click HERE to register.

Meet Jim Tressel

We're pleased to announce that our closing speaker will be Jim Tressel. James P. Tressel became the ninth president of Youngstown State University in July 2014 and has been busy moving the campus forward on many fronts ever since. A native of Northeast Ohio, Tressel graduated from Berea High School in suburban Cleveland in 1971. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1975 and a master’s degree in Education from the University of Akron in 1977. He also holds honorary degrees from YSU in 2001 and Baldwin-Wallace in 2003.

Join us for Lunch with Jim Tressel! Your conference registration includes the closing keynote and lunch on Friday; however, we are offering luncheon passes for lunch/closing session only!

Interested in reserved seating? Register for "Suite Seating" at the closing session for the first 100 registrants! Cost is $100 (in addition to your conference registration).

Click HERE to register.

Kalahari Resort is Awesome!

We're excited to be back at Kalahari for the 2016 Conference. What a great place to learn and in such a beautiful setting!

You can make your lodging reservations with Kalahari in one of two ways:
1. Contact Kalahari directly at 877-525-2427. Make sure to mention the "Ohio HR Conference" to obtain the discounted rate; or
2. Make your reservation online by clicking HERE and then clicking on the on "Make Reservations" link.