Are You Ready for #KSSHRM12

That is right! #KSSHRM12 is almost here. It is taking place in Topeka, KS this year from September 12 – 14th. It is being held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel again this year. I have been chatting quite a bit with Dustin Haverkamp, the KS SHRM Social Media Director and he had some very exciting things to share.

I am really excited to see our KS conference taking it to the next level this year with regards to Social Media. We will have the Drive Thru HR show at the conference Sept. 12 & 13 and they will broadcast two regular shows and two Kansas SHRM specific shows. Conducting DTHR will be Bryan Wempen and Cathleen Carlos of PeopleClues.

We will also be offering a Twitter 101 presentation. Bryan Wempen and Dustin will be conducting the presentation and Cathleen Carlos and myself will be doing the Q&A in the audience.

We will have a social media area called the “Social Media Orb” in the Exhibit Hall. This will be an area where attendees can charge up mobile devices, view live tweets, network, sign-up and learn more about social media. If you attended #SHRM12 this year in Atlanta, you will recognize this as similar to The Hive we had there. Several people will be volunteering their time in the Social Media Orb to help people with questions regarding SM platforms. A few names you may recognize are, @bryanwempen, @gethiredbycat@dustinhaverkamp @ShaneReif@SaraKepley, @leaderdev@NaeNae55 and myself @jeangleason

Also, if you are one of the first 50 people who come to the Orb each day, you will receive a wristband with the #KSSHRM12 hashtag on them. I

Somewhere close to the Orb we will have a large copy of the HR Kansas Connects magazine cover for attendees to take their picture in front of. If you have been to National SHRM conferences, this will sound familiar to you.

We will also be having a Facebook photo contest and Twitter contest. The best photos/tweets each day will win a prize from one of the keynote speakers (Steve Gilliland or Jeff Havens). To be eligible to win, attendees must post their conference photos on the Kansas SHRM Facebook  wall and/or tweet using #KSSHRM12 hashtag. On each contest information sheet there will be a QR code directing you to the correct place. There will also be different times we have random contest drawings for other prizes.

Here are some other helpful links!

Many of our speakers and expo exhibitors have Twitter handles which you can see by clicking on the links below:

A special shout out to Dustin for all his great work this year and for helping with this post!


About jeangleason

I am the HR manager for a company in Overland Park. I love to travel and really love the ocean! Spending time with my family & friends is very important to me. These posts are my own and do not reflect those of my company.
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2 Responses to Are You Ready for #KSSHRM12

  1. Thank you for all you do for our conference Jean! Cannot wait for Wednesday to get here, let’s rock it!


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