• Save the Date: September 13-15, 2017
  • Peace, Love and HR

THE 2017 Ohio HR Conference

Peace, Love and HR. Save the Date - September 13-15, 2017!

Are you ready for some Peace, Love and HR? We can't wait until September 13-15, 2017 for Peace, Love and HR - the 2017 Ohio HR Conference! Our conference committee is hard at work identifying the best talent in speakers, innovative 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!

Register today for our Tier Two registration rate which expires on 4/15/2017 - don't delay and register today! Our pricing for 2017 conference registrations is as follows:

          • Tier 1 - $399.00 - until 12/31/2016
          • Tier 2 - $449.00 - from 1/1/2017 until 4/15/2017
          • Tier 3 - $499.00 - from 4/16/2017 until 7/15/2017
          • Tier 4 - $549.00 - from 7/16/2017 until 9/8/2017
          • Tier 5 - $599.00 - week of conference (from 9/9/2017 until the conference)

Click HERE to register.

Earn Recertification Credits

The 2017 Ohio HR Conference Program committee is diligently working to secure speakers for the conference. Our plan is to again submit for SHRM Professional Development Credits (PDCs), recertification credits from the HR Certification Institute, and for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for attorneys.

Interested in speaking? Consider applying online by clicking HERE.

Please visit our website often for program and schedule updates!

Exhibitor/Sponsorship Opportunities are Available!

Consider exhibiting or sponsoring at the 45th Annual Ohio HR Conference and making this premier event a part of your 2017 marketing activities. Our early bird exhibitor rates are in effect so register online today by clicking HERE.

Questions? Contact Kim Robertson, 2017 Exhibitor & Sponsorship Chair, at resource-partners@ohioshrm.org

Meet John Jacobs

John Jacobs is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Optimist of Life Is Good. Life Is Good spreads the power of optimism through inspiring art, a passionate community, and groundbreaking nonprofit work. John and his brother Bert launched their business with $78 in their pockets, selling t-shirts in the streets of Boston. Today, the organization is a $100 million positive lifestyle brand sold by over 2,000 retailers across the US and Canada. Click HERE for more information on John Jacobs.

Kalahari Resort is Awesome!

We're excited to be back at Kalahari for the 2017 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.

Meet Jerry Greenfield

Jerry Greenfield, Co-Founder of Ben and Jerry's Homemade, Inc. Jerry Greenfield and his long-time friend and business partner Ben Cohen are the men behind one of the most talked-about and least conventional success stories in American business. Co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc., Greenfield has helped to build a store front venture into an ice cream and business phenomenon by making social responsibility and creative management strengths, rather than weaknesses.

Join us for the conference's opening keynote session and see how Greenfield brings business acumen and passion for creative and responsible business practices to life. Who knows? Perhaps there will be some ice cream to enjoy as well!

Buy a Custom Ohio HR "Life is Good" T-Shirt

"Life is Good" has created a custom t-shirt to commemorate our 2017 HR Conference.

We will be wearing our t-shirts on Friday when John is speaking. Please join us in commemorating this 45th year of the Ohio SHRM Conference and welcoming John by purchasing and wearing this special edition One-of-a-Kind "Life is Good" T-shirt.

Click on the T-shirt image or HERE to make your purchase.

Please make sure to indicate your size when purchasing. Shirts come in versions for both women and men. All pre-purchased shirts will be available for pickup at/near the Ohio HR Conference Registration desk on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

Meet Heather Kinzie

Heather Kinzie. Heather is a writer and public speaker covering topics such as leadership, workforce engagement and collaboration, strategic planning and organizational performance. She is from the south and loves to tell stories so watch out! She is uber-excited to be here in Ohio speaking to professionals who are committed and dedicated to their organization's success.