Call For Presentations

To submit a presentation, please read the information below and check the boxes at the bottom of the page. Once you have checked those boxes, a button will appear which will take you to the page to start your submission.

If you are looking to submit a Keynote Session, please send your media kit to 



  • Engage each participant in dialogue about future human resource issues facing our business communities.
  • Introduce innovative programs that are successful and sustainable into the future.
  • Cover hot topics that are relevant to the variety of experience levels of the HR professionals who will be attending the conference.
  • Provide attendees with takeaways and actionable steps to accelerate their understanding and applicability of the topic. 

If you have a topic that you believe fits with these goals, we invite you to submit a presentation proposal for the 2024 NHRMA Annual Conference & Tradeshow. We are looking for presenters with proven expertise and public speaking ability.

All conference presenters will receive registration to the conference free of charge. Speaking at this conference is voluntary and unpaid. 



Proposals must be submitted no later than Friday, February 23, 2023, at 11:59 pm PT.



You will be notified of the status of your proposal no later than March 22, 2024. Please hold the conference dates of September 23 - 25, available until notified of your proposal status.



Please read through these instructions thoroughly for a full understanding of the process before submitting your proposal. The NHRMA Conference Committee will be reviewing many proposals, so understand that we will not be able to consider proposals submitted with incomplete information.



  • Presenter contact information
  • Presentation title
  • Presentation summary/workshop description (no more than 100 words)
  • Three to five learning objectives
  • Brief speaker biography
  • Proof of performance
  • HRCI/SHRM number, if your program has been pre-approved for credits in the past



  • Complete the online submission form and provide the required information. If your presentation is selected, the information provided on the form will be used in conference publications, including, but not limited to, brochures and the conference website. The NHRMA 2024 Conference Committee reserves the right to edit your presentation title, presentation description, and/or your biographical sketch as necessary, taking care not to alter the intended meaning.
  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered.



The NHRMA Conference is designed to cater to a diverse audience, aiming to attract HR employees and leaders seeking valuable insights, recertification credits, and more! NHRMA encourages speakers to propose sessions aligning with the described tracks, ensuring content is relevant to HR professionals in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.

The emphasis lies not only on the specific topic but also on the presentation style and the key takeaways that attendees can deploy upon leaving the NHRMA conference. The objective is to foster meaningful interaction among participants and deliver a comprehensive, highly rewarding experience that maximizes the value for all attendees. 



  • Employee Retention - The pressure to source and retain top talent is impacting organizations on a global scale. Presenters will provide insight into successful/relevant retention trends that involve compensation and benefits strategies, utilizing current technology, and designing a culture and total rewards philosophy to help acquire and retain employees in today’s challenging environment.
  • Global HR - Having a firm grasp of global employment practices is becoming more and more of a requirement for HR employees each year. Presenters will share their expertise on managing employees (hiring, performance, payroll, terminations – and more!) addressing both national and international jurisdictions.
  • Strategic Leadership - Strategic leaders are the focal point for organizational learning. They promote a culture of inquiry, and they search for lessons in both successful and unsuccessful outcomes. Strategic leadership defines leadership styles and how to streamline organizations and engage the workforce. Attendees will learn these different leadership approaches, and how they can impact the organization’s vision, direction, growth, and success.
  • Compensation and Benefits Strategies - In today's tight labor market, your compensation and benefits strategy are more important than ever. You have three choices: lead, lag or match the market. Presenters will provide ways to develop a compensation and benefits philosophy that aligns with the work culture within an organization supports the organization, and achieves a balance between direct and indirect financial compensation. 
  • Legal Compliance - Attendees will learn about legal, legislative, and regulatory developments impacting employment and HR practices and will glean guidance for both ensuring compliance and forecasting legal developments on the horizon.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Awareness and appreciation of workplace diversity are becoming more and more important as diversity is directly tied to company culture and financial performance. Attendees will learn how to better evaluate and articulate the strategic business value of diversity in the workplace as well as specific strategies that will enable them to build more diverse and inclusive cultures in their organizations.
  • Workforce Management - Reflecting on the transformative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, HR's role has become pivotal in navigating the recovery and shaping the future, including the evolution of the workspace. As organizations strive for resilience, adaptability within the workforce is crucial. The pandemic accelerated the shift towards a digital economy, emphasizing the enduring importance of HR in the new normal. These changes raise numerous questions about HR's evolving role post-COVID-19 and beyond. The adaptability and resilience highlighted during the pandemic are now integral aspects of today's workforce management.



NHRMA seeks experienced presenters with proven speaking ability – those who are engaging while maintaining command of their audience and who can provide proof of performance. Any one of the following formats below would be acceptable. Please note that NHRMA will not be able to return any of the proof of performance provided.

  • Local SHRM chapter referrals or references – please provide names and contact information of an individual associated with an SHRM chapter who has attended or can vouch for your presentation content and style.
  • Evaluation summaries that show your quality ratings and scores from previous speaking engagements. Please include the number of attendees present and your topic, and explain the ratings received.

PLEASE NOTE: Videos of yourself presenting a workshop. Promotional videos about your organization highlighting products and services or interviews on a television show are not acceptable proof of performance.



  • Meet all deadlines.
  • Once accepted, provide your presentation in electronic format to NHRMA no later than the deadline provided upon confirmation of selection. The format should be in widescreen Microsoft PowerPoint. You must present the workshop content as you describe it in your submission.
  • If possible, include “Next Steps” or recommended actions for attendees to encourage practical application after the workshop.
  • Consistent with the presentation format, including at least one two-person or small group exercise that can be facilitated in a theater-seating environment (no tables) to encourage attendee interaction as a way to further illustrate your message and as another form of conference networking.
  • In your workshop, announce that your presentation can be downloaded from the conference website.
  • Understand the audiovisual equipment that’s provided and make additional equipment requests on or before the deadline provided. Last-minute requests may not be possible to accommodate.
  • Do not add a co-presenter or change the identity or number of presenters without approval. Submissions with multiple presenters must be submitted as a single proposal. All proposed presenters must agree to the terms and conditions of the Call for Presentations.
  • Honor NHRMA’s commitment to providing meaningful, applicable education by not promoting the presenter’s practice, services, or products. Your business logo may only appear in the footer of your presentation or on handouts. We encourage you to include your contact information on a closing slide so that attendees may contact you should they desire to do so.
  • Respect NHRMA as the sponsoring organization and potential workshop sponsors with either positive or neutral comments during your presentation.
  • If selected, allow NHRMA to copy your presentation materials to the conference website, to a conference USB drive, if sponsored, or to any other electronic source for distribution.
  • Submit your proposal by Friday, February 23, 2024, 11:59 pm PT. Please keep the Conference dates available until notified of submission status.