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 from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. The Conference will be held at the Mohegan Sun Resort & Convention Center, 1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT on April 24-26, 2022. We will be hosting this conference as a hybrid event with several speakers presenting live on site, and several speakers presenting only virtual sessions.

Our 2022 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 conference will be held over three days April 24-26, 2022 – 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 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, 2021

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