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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.

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 when events are accepting proposals. 

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Event NameMonth Usually HeldCFP for 2024 EventsCFP for 2025 EventsDecisions sent to submitters by

Talent Conference & Expo








February 28


Annual Conference & Expo








March 31










September 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 Applied Skills and Knowledge (SHRM BASK), 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:

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