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Join us as we head back to Kalahari for the 2024 Ohio HR Conference!

Please consider joining us for "Taking Care of Business" - scheduled for September 25-27, 2024 as we are thrilled to return to the beautiful 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 60 days after the conference ends. SHRM and/or local chapter members can Register Today for our $749 rate.  

We can't wait to see you in Kalahari! 

Gina Elliott

2024 Ohio HR Conference Chair

Introducing Opening Keynote Speaker:

Steve Burns

Steve Burns

Actor, "Steve" from Blue's Clues, and Musician

The Ohio HR Conference is thrilled to announce Steve Burns as our opening keynote speaker.

Steve Burns is an American actor and television host best known as the original host of the long-running children's preschool television program Blue's Clues from 1996 until 2002, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy. The series was rebooted as Blue's Clues and You, with Burns serving as frequent writer, director, and producer. As a musician, he collaborates with Grammy award winners The Flaming Lips, with whom he released critically acclaimed album Songs for Dustmites and Foreverywhere, an album for children. Burns also wrote and performs the theme song for Young Sheldon on CBS. He is a frequent host and storyteller for NPR's The Moth. 

Burns appeared in videos for the 25-year anniversary of Blue's Clues, including a widely watched Twitter video in which he – in character as the host of the show – explained reassuringly that he had never forgotten the viewers after leaving to go to college, and marveling at how much each of them had experienced since then. His return was unexpectedly profound and "struck a chord among many viewers, raising feelings of nostalgia and childhood comfort, especially juxtaposed with global crises like the coronavirus pandemic and extreme weather linked to climate change." (The New York Times). In less than 24 hours, the video had 30+ million views and today stands at over 100 million views and counting. 

As a speaker, Burns refines and re-examines the message of empowerment and exceptionalism he delivered to a generation of children- carrying the thoughtful, care-driven conversation he began in their childhoods into their now-hoods as they struggle with the demands and realities of adulting.

Introducing Jon Petz As Our EMCEE!

John Petz 

Fan Favorite & Emcee Extraordinaire!

The Ohio HR Conference is thrilled to announce the return of JON PETZ as our EMCEE for the 2024 Ohio HR Conference. Jon is an Ohio native and a "fan favorite" of Ohio HR Conference Attendees. The conference is scheduled for September 25-27, 2024, at the beautiful Kalahari Resort. 

Get to know Jon: His background? A successful corporate sales exec - - And - - professional magician - - who has performed from Las Vegas to Paris to the Sydney Opera House in Australia. Jon brings fun (and magic!) to the Kalahari stage!

Keynote Speaker: Meet Wesley Hamilton

Wesley Hamilton 

We are honored to announce that Wesley Hamilton will be a Keynote Speaker for the Ohio HR Conference scheduled for September 25-27, 2024, at the beautiful Kalahari Resort. 

Wesley Hamilton was born and raised on the east side of Kansas City, Missouri, where it was difficult for a young African American male to find opportunity outside of the streets. By the age of 16, he became too much for his mother to handle and moved out to be on his own. By the age of 22, he became a father to his daughter, Nevaeh. He was a single father, working full-time, and shortly after his 24th birthday, he experienced a traumatic event that left him paralyzed. 

Wesley's story is one of hope, perseverance, and love for himself and others.

Conference Registration Rates

Join us for the 52nd Annual Ohio Human Resource Conference from September 25-27, 2024 for an exciting, educational and fun conference!

Local Chapter Members*   

No Affiliation
     Student /UnderGrad** 

Professional Student***

Student of Life/Retired/In-Transition)

thru 10/15/2023 $479 $479 $200 $225 $225
10/16/2023 to 12/31/2023 $549 $599 $200 $225 $225
1/1/2024 to 3/31/2024 $649 $699 $200 $225 $225
4/1/2024 to 6/30/2024 $749 $799 $200 $225 $225
7/1/2024 to 8/31/2024 $849 $899 $200 $225 $225
9/1/2024 until the conference $869 $929 $200 $225 $225

* SHRM Membership number and/or local chapter affiliation is required for discounted pricing.

** Student/Under Grad(working Undergraduate student/not working professional 32 hours+ per week

***Professional Student - working UG/PG and Professional 40+

Click HERE to Register.

Join the Committee

Are you looking for ways to connect and become more involved in the conference? 

If you are interested in volunteering - please use this LINK.