Ohio SHRM State CouncilAffiliate of The Society for Human Resource Management

The HR Conference Cruise!

The Ohio SHRM State Council will again partner with Mike Medoro of Aspect Marketing and Communications, Inc for this very different program!  Mike has been our technology/marketing director for a number of years and is certainly a good friend of our industry.

What is an HR Conference Cruise?

We'll combine a robust Human Resource conference with an exciting cruise to tropical islands and gorgeous getaways - while earning recertification credits and networking your our peers.

The HR Conference Cruise is a 5-day cruise sailing with Royal Caribbean that includes 2 sea-days of speaker sessions and 2 land-days spent in beautiful, tropical port(s).

The HR Conference Cruise is a casual conference. All of our sessions, excluding our opening keynote, occur in a closed conference room environment to eliminate distractions and focus on learning. We provide all materials for the conference sessions so that you do not need to worry about bringing more materials on the cruise with you. Sailing days begin with conference sessions by 8 AM with coffee, tea, juice, and light pastries that are provided. Breaks are provided for meals and we end our session days in time to still enjoy the offerings of the cruise ship!

What is unique about the HR Conference Cruise is that you build very strong relationships with other attendees as well as conference speakers. Though not required, many of our attendees and speakers spend time outside of the conference room together attending many of the fun activities on the ship, adventuring on one of the Aspect Marketing-sponsored excursions, and eating meals together. The environment of a cruise ship provides ample opportunity to build relationships, learn, and have fun together. 

Is this for real?

You may be asking yourselves - is this for real?  Doesn't a cruise conference cost more than a land conference? (FALSE) Isn't this a boondoggle and not a serious educational endeavor? The conference schedule is reviewed and approved by the Ohio SHRM State Council and is pre-approved for recertification credit. This is a serious conference with loads of recertification credits with plenty of time for learning.

The Cruise Conference registration is competitively price with other conferences and your stateroom purchase is all-inclusive! Meaning, all meals, taxes, pre-paid gratuities, and of course - lodging are included in cost of the stateroom. The HR Conference Cruise is typically half the price of the average land conference. And, the CONFERENCE LOCATION is MUCH BETTER! 

Need some ammunition to get your conference approved? Click HERE to get your boss on board!


Upcoming HR Conference Cruises - February 2019

February 17-22, 2020

Depart Fort Lauderdale, Florida with ports of call in George Town, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico.

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Need more information and to register?

Visit the HR Conference Cruise website by clicking HERE.