This post is the first of a few highlighting the upcoming Illinois State SHRM Conference. Folks ask me why would I go to a State Conference in another state. After all, I live in Ohio.
The first reason that I am going is to sample what other state SHRM conferences best practices are. You see, I believe in collaboration not COMPETITION. State Councils don't compete for members between other states (in most cases). So, why wouldn't we share with each other best (and worst) practices? By the way...they have an app for that. It's awesome. Thinking it may be something for OHSHRM13????
That leads me to the next reason why I am geeked to be going to this conference. My Twitter friend @DaveTheHRCzar (you can also find him here www.HROfficial.com) invited me to ILSHRM12 after a Tweetchat called SHRMCHAT. I get to meet so many Twitter friends IN REAL LIFE!!! Here is a sampling of them - I encourage you to follow them either on their blogs, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
@new_resource (so geeked to be meeting a fellow Buckeye in IL...go figure)
And the list isn't finished. So...if you are coming to ILSHRM12 - let me know. I can't wait to meet you! If you aren't going, why not??? Visit their website at www.ilshrm.org
Next week, I'll post on the awesome conference sessions themselves. I am going to meet some amazing HR peeps that I can learn so much from.