HRPA 2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show
Call for Speakers

Attracting more than 4,500 HR and business professionals, the HRPA's annual three-day event features world-class keynote speakers, over 160 informative sessions on HR issues and the largest trade show in Canada. 

Share your expertise and gain exposure to a wide audience of HR and business decision-makers at Canada's largest HR Conference & Trade Show January 22nd – January 24th, 2020.


Session Guidelines

We are looking for presentations that will be relevant to HR professionals who are working in a wide variety of sectors at multiple levels. We invite you to submit proposals for presentations under the following tracks:


Human Resources, Metrics, Reporting & Financial Management

Professional Practice

Total Rewards

Organizational Effectiveness

Learning & Development

Workforce Planning & Talent Management

Health, Wellness & Safe Workplace

Labour & Employee Relations

Sessions are generally 50 minutes in length and should focus on providing practical content that professionals can implement and benefit from without buying a particular product or professional service. A brief "non-salesy" mention of a specific solution is fine if it’s relevant, but avoid sales pitches and/or sales-oriented material promoting or endorsing specific brands.

Speaker Selection

The HRPA's Programs Committee reviews all speaker submissions. Here’s what we review:
• Relevant references
• Speaker's credentials, reputation and subject expertise
• Proposed topic, relevance to the profession, new approach or research findings
• Ratings based on past session evaluations (where applicable)
A video submitted highlighting your speaking capabilities is a great way to increase your chances of being selected
• Assessment of the value to the human resources and business community
• How the presentation proposal supports HRPA's mission and vision 

Key Dates & Important Notes

• The deadline for submitting to speak at HRPA 2020 Annual Conference has been extended to March 21, 2019. Submissions received after this deadline will be considered for the following year’s conference.
• Speakers must be available to present on any one of the three days of the conference:  January 22 – January 24, 2020
• Selected speakers will be officially notified and receive their speaker contract by May 15, 2019 and will be notified of their schedule by July 31, 2019
• To submit a presentation proposal, create a new account under "Login" 
• Please limit the number of submissions to three

Thank you for your interest in speaking at the 2020 HRPA Conference!

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