Call For Concurrent/Breakout Speakers

The TRI-STATE SHRM Conference invites you to submit a presentation to share your knowledge and expertise with the single largest event for Human Resource professionals in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island  which will be held in a virtual only format on April 28-29, 2021.

Our 2021 virtual conference and exposition is a forum for HR professionals to expand their HR body of knowledge, learn new HR strategies, receive recertification credits (SHRM/HRCI), develop in-demand skills and connect and network with subject matter experts, colleagues and other area practitioners.

The TRI-STATE SHRM conference will be held over completely virtually over two days – April 28-29, 2021 – drawing well over 300 human resource professionals. The Conference Committee strives each year to select a line up of first-class speakers, with the goal of allowing our attendees to hear and experience educational, informative and innovative speakers on a variety of topics.

Presentations will be reviewed and evaluated by the Conference Committee based on content, format and presenter credentials. We are looking for sessions that: are relevant and timely, covers topics related to or based on the Human Resource Body of Knowledge and provide how-to’s and real-world applications.

For this Conference, we have three goals for attendees and participants:

  • To gather valuable tools and resources to implement immediately within their organizations
  • Learn new and impactful HR strategies and skills
  • To connect with new people for future collaboration

Some questions the reviewers will consider:

  • Content: Is the information timely, relevant and innovative? Does it align with HR professional competencies? Do the description and learning objectives clearly state what participants will take from this session?
  • Format: Is the session format conducive for adult learners? Does the session involve audience participation? Does the session address all learner types? Are there interesting elements in the format that could serve as a model? Does this topic fit well in a virtual format.
  • Presenter: Is the presenter knowledgeable, experienced and credible on the proposed topic? Did the presenter receive positive recommendations from credible references?
  • Proven Virtual Presentation Skills: Is the presenter able and willing to present in both in-person and virtual formats? Does the speaker have proven success presenting virtually?

Deadline November 30, 2020

All submissions must be made by via this online form. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Lori McCombs, Conference Planner, at or