August 28 - August 30, 2017
Hilton Bonnet Creek | Orlando, FL

The HR Florida State Council provides an outstanding opportunity for speakers to increase their visibility and establish valuable contacts with a targeted HR audience at this annual conference. In return, please remember that you agreed to the following terms when you submitted your presentation:

  • You will not receive an honorarium or reimbursed expenses for your appearance.
  • Your conference presentation is not a showcase for promotion of your business, practice or product, and you agreed not to “sell” your products or services from the HR Florida speaker platform.
  • You will not add a co-presenter or change the identity of presenters without permission from HR Florida.
  • You will deliver an original product.
  • You will respect HR Florida as the sponsoring organization with either positive or neutral comments from the platform.
  • You will not conduct this exact presentation to a similar Florida SHRM group within 60 days prior to the conference.
  • You will not change the subject or title of your accepted presentation without the approval from the Conference organizers.
  • You will submit an electronic file of your presentation to HR Florida prior to the event.
    HR Florida is not responsible for shipping and/or printing charges.
  • You will bring your own laptop.

Hassle Free Registration

All selected speakers are automatically registered for the conference on the day(s) they are speaking.  This complimentary registration includes admission to the Expo Hall and educational sessions for the day(s) they are speaking.  Please note:  Pre-conference workshops and sessions are not included.

If you are entitled to a one-day complimentary registration but would like to register for the full conference, please contact  Upon confirmation, you will be registered for the full conference and invoiced for the difference between a one-day registration and a full conference registration at the “early bird” rate

Audio/Visual Equipment

All meeting rooms will be set up theater style and will be equipped with the following AV equipment:

  • LCD Projector with PC sound
  • Screen
  • Wireless lavaliere microphone
  • Podium with microphone

Due to the room size, flip charts will not be available. You must bring your own laptop. HR Florida does not provide internet access. 

SHRMSTORE & Book Signings

If you are a published author, HR Florida will make every effort to have your publication available in the conference SHRMStore. The SHRMStore hours will be:

Sunday: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Monday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

If you are not contacted by the end of May regarding scheduling a book signing, please

All book signings will take place near the SHRMStore located in the Hilton Bonnet Creek West Foyer unless otherwise noted. Book signing schedule is on the Extras page.

Handouts/Presentation Files

HR Florida is going green again this year! We encourage you to do the same and DO NOT print attendee handouts. All handout/presentation files provided will be uploaded to the conference mobile app for attendees to access.

HR Florida has a standard PowerPoint template for all conference presentations. Please download the template below to prepare your presentation:

Speaker Template

Please email final presentation and handout files to, preferably in PDF format, by July 15th for uploading to our 2016 mobile app.


Conference Mobile App

HR Florida is utilizing EventMobi for our conference mobile app. You can download the app on your smartphone or device. Your speaker profile and presentation information will be posted on the mobile app. Presentations and handouts can be emailed as a PDF file to for uploading. Deadline is July 15th. Attendees look forward to accessing your handout/presentation files via the mobile app so we encourage you to participate.

Speaker Photos

Your photo and biography will be posted on the conference website with your presentation description. If you would like to have your photo posted, please email it to in a .jpg or .gif format (high resolution only).

When You Arrive...

When you arrive at the Hilton Bonnet Creek, please check in at the “Speaker Room” located in Dixie on the bottom level of the Conference Center. You will receive your name badge, conference brochure and an information sheet that will provide your session room and the name of your room moderator.

Please check in at the Speaker Room at least 1 hour prior to your presentation.

Speaker Room Hours:

Sunday | 7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Monday | 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday | 6:45 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday | 6:45 am – 11:00 am

HRCI & SHRM Body of Knowledge

Click HERE to review HR Certification Institute’s to review specific details on Human Resource Certification Institute’s body of knowledge.

Click HERE to review SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK).

Click HERE to view a side-by-side comparison of the HR Certification Institute and SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK).

Any questions regarding the proposal process should be directed to