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. Proposals are being considered for both robust virtual offerings, as well as our traditional in-person presentations. 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 HeldAccepts Proposals for 2020 EventsAccepts Proposals for 2021 EventsDecisions Sent By
Talent Conference & ExpoApril
CLOSEDFebruary 28
Annual Conference & ExpoJuneCLOSEDCLOSEDFebruary 28
August 31
Global Mobility & ImmigrationNovember

August 31

If you are interested in speaking opportunities at one of our SHRM Executive Network events, please contact us at

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
Global Mobility & Immigration Symposium

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

Session formats

Speaker benefits provided by SHRM

Speaker expectations and honoraria

Proof of performance

Creating speaker profiles

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