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Welcome !

Ready for the Announcement? 

We’re ready to make our big announcement regarding the location of the 2022 Ohio HR Conference - HR: Unmasking Your Full Potential! 

Please consider joining us on September 21-23, 2022, as we are thrilled to return to the Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio.

IN PERSON with an ON DEMAND option!

Join us for two and a half days of superior programming in a great venue! Attendees can enjoy the conference at the resort AND then have the option to obtain additional recertification credits via the ON DEMAND platform for any missed sessions. The ON DEMAND option will be available for up to 90 days after the conference ends.

SHRM and/or local chapter members can Register Today for our rate of just $649.  We can't wait to see you in Kalahari!

Meghan Hensley

2022 Ohio HR Conference Chair


Announcing 50th Anniversary Conference Swag!

The Ohio Ohio Conference is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary this year and we're ready to celebrate and have several "50th Anniversary Conference Swag" Available for purchase.  

Purchase before August 30, 2022 and you'll be able to pick up your item(s) at the conference registration area on September 21-23, 2022. 

Use this LINK to view/purchase all items or use the convenient link below the swag item.

Dagon Wheat Straw Mug W/ Stainless Liner 14oz - $20

Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales of EcoSmart products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet. Push-on lid with twist secure closure. Double-wall construction with stainless steel liner. Outer wall and lid feature wheat straw mixed with plastic. Fits most K cup coffee machines. 14oz.

Roam Fleece Blanket - $20


The Roam Fleece Blanket features warm, packable fleece blanket that's ideal for any occasion. The full size blanket folds down to a compact 10.24 inch by 11.6 inch tote with carrying handle. This perfectly sized blanket for traveling can easily be packed in a suitcase or bag. Blanket measures 50" x 60" unfolded and 13" x 9.5" folded.

Leeds Renaissance Jr. Zippered Padfolio - $30

Zippered closure. Interior organizer with gusseted file pocket. Front pocket. 3 business card holders. Pen loop. Clear ID or calculator window. Holds Kindle and Nook products. Includes 5" x 8" writing pad. Refills available at leedsworldrefill. Refill item # 9091-06RF. Pen not included.


Introducing "Fresh Faces!"


Interested in the opportunity to be one of only SIX "Fresh Faces" speakers at the 2022 Ohio HR Conference?

This is a new opportunity for HR Professionals to speak on broad, interesting, and diverse topics. This opportunity is primarily for HR Professionals that wouldn't normally speak at a conference. Share your knowledge with over 700 HR Professionals at this year's Ohio HR Conference in Kalahari. The FRESH FACES session should be: 

 1. 20 minutes in length 

 2. 5 minutes for Q & A 

Consider applying for the Ohio HR Conference by clicking on the LINK TO THE SHORT APPLICATION.


Opening Keynote and Emcee!


Closing Keynote Speaker - Bevin Farrand

Bevin Farrand is our closing keynote speaker with her presentation titled - Take the DAMN Chance. Turning Life's Unexpected Turns into Your Big, Bold, Wonderful Life. 



Keynote Speaker - Dandapani

We are thrilled to announce that Dandapani will be a keynote speaker at the Ohio HR Conference. Dandapani is a Hindu priest, entrepreneur and a former monk of 10 years. After graduating university with a degree in Electrical Engineering he left it all behind to become a Hindu monk under the guidance of one of Hinduism's foremost spiritual leaders of our time, Sivaya Subramuniyaswami. For 10 years he lived a life of serious personal discipline and training at his guru's cloistered monastery in Hawaii.

Join us for an amazing day of learning with a former monk who blends ancient spiritual tools into a modern world to create a successful and sustainable personal and business life.


Keynote Speaker - Chris Mosier

We're excited to announce that Chris Mosier will be a keynote speaker at the Ohio HR Conference.

Chris Mosier is a trailblazing athlete, coach, and founder of TransAthlete.com. In 2020 he made history by becoming the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympic Trials in the gender with which they identify. 

Prior to that, in 2015 he became the first openly trans man to make a Men's US National Team. Following the national championship race, he was instrumental in getting the International Olympic Committee policy on transgender athletes changed, and in June 2016 he became the first trans athlete to compete in a world championship race under the new rules.  

He has been called "the man who changed the Olympics" by the BBC and New York Magazine. Mosier is a six-time member of Team USA, representing the United States in the sprint triathlon and the short course and long course duathlon, which is a run/bike/run event, a two-time Men's National Champion, and a Men's All-American. 

 Chris will speak on Moving Beyond Pride Month: How Inclusion Improves High-Performance Environments & Workplaces Year Round.



Keynote Speaker - Lisa Sun

Lisa Sun, founder, and CEO of GRAVITAS, electrifies audiences as she unpacks this vital question as she seamlessly blends stories from her personal journey with data and experience-driven insights from her 11 years at McKinsey & Company. She will encourage you to choose self-confidence, work to harness your "superpower," and use gravitas to advance personally and professionally. 

Lisa's topic is - What would happen if you let go of fear, got off the sidelines, and jumped boldly into the game of life? 


Registration Rates:

   SHRM and or Local Chapter Member - 

$649 until 7.31.21.

   No Affiliation - $699 until 7.31.21.


   Student/ Retired / In Transition- $200 until conference.


Membership has its perks!  Discounts for local and National SHRM membership.


Rate/Type SHRM AND/OR
Local Chapter Members**

No Affiliation
Retired/In-transition/Students

10/8/2021 to 10/15/2021 $449 $449 $200
10/16/2021 to 12/31/2021 $549 $599 $200
1/1/2022 to 3/31/2022 $599 $649 $200
4/1/2022 to 7/31/2022 $649 $699   $200
8/1/2022 until the conference $799 $799 $200
** SHRM Membership number and/or local chapter affiliation is required for discounted pricing.

Conference Schedule:  

Our program committee is hard at work putting together a robust program for the conference.  Continue to visit this website for updates on the speaker line-up, recertification credits, and other information regarding the 2022 Ohio HR Conference.

HR Conference 2022