Call for Presentations for SHRM Events

Call for Presentations for SHRM Events

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SHRM events feature the most preeminent lineup of HR leaders, innovators and experts from a cross-section of industries. We strongly encourage interested speakers to familiarize yourself with the requirements and to submit proposals in advance of the deadline to avoid any technical issues. Proposals must be finalized before 5:00 pm ET on the deadline date.

We understand COVID-19 continues to create some uncertainty regarding travel and in-person events. We will only be hosting in-person gatherings if and when safe to do so.

Please continue to check back for updates.  Due to the sheer volume of speaker applications, we cannot schedule briefing calls or respond to individual inquiries. 

Please refer to the below chart for details on which events are currently accepting proposals and important deadlines.

Event NameMonth Usually   HeldWhen CFP Opens for 2021 EventsWhen CFP Opens for 2022 EventsAccept/Non-Accept Decisions Sent By
Employment Law & Compliance    March
 CLOSED Open thru
 Jan 15, 2022
 February 28
Talent Conference & Expo      April                 CLOSED

 Open thru             Jan 31, 2022March 31
Annual Conference & Expo
CLOSED  Open thru            Jan 31, 2022May 31
INCLUSION     October 

CLOSEDMarch, 2022September 30

Speaking opportunities are also available at SHRM State and Affiliate Conferences. Please direct questions and inquiries regarding those to the contact listed for the specific SHRM State or Affiliate Conference. These events are not managed by SHRM National.

Important information regarding proposal submissions:

When developing educational sessions at SHRM events, our primary goal is to address the most pressing, current and emerging HR management issues. We aim to help HR professionals excel in their careers. In addition to featuring the profession's current and emerging trends, topics are also mapped to The SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK), which outlines the behavioral competencies and HR knowledge needed for effective job performance.

Please click on the conference name for details regarding suggested topics. 

Talent Conference & Expo
Annual Conference & Expo

Please click on the below links for additional details regarding speaking at SHRM Events

Session formats

Speaker benefits provided by SHRM

Speaker expectations and payment

Proof of performance



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