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  • 10.01.17 - 10.04.17
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Become a Speaker for The HRSWC

Submit a Proposal


The call for proposals for The HRSouthwest Conference is now closed for 2017. If you’d like to be included in the 2018 call for proposals please indicate your interest here. If you have any questions please contact speakers@hrsouthwest.com.

Keynote Speakers


Each year The HRSouthwest Conference attendees enjoy premiere speakers during keynote sessions. Over the years, we have heard from heads of state, first ladies, military commanders, comedians, artists, international news journalists, tragedy survivors, photographers, just to name a few.   The selection process for conference keynote speakers begins more than a year in advance and various speaker bureaus are enlisted to contract with keynotes that deliver outstanding presentations that “wow” our attendees.

Speaker Selection Process and Criteria


The HRSouthwest Conference has a reputation for providing high quality education to our attendees. Educational sessions are delivered by leading industry experts on a variety of topics of relevance to human resources professionals.

To provide our attendees with the best educational content available, a team of human resource professionals with subject matter expertise in HR knowledge and competencies, along with industry experts, serve on our Speaker Selection Team.

Each year, HRSWC receives nearly three times the number of proposals we are able to accept. Our speaker selection process is based on a number of factors, including but not limited to:

  • Proposed topic, relevance and value to the HR profession.
  • Originality, educational value.
  • Speaker’s credentials and subject matter expertise.
  • Reference checks
  • Evaluations from previous HRSouthwest Conferences, if applicable.
  • Public speaking experience at professional conferences, seminars and workshops.

Our speaker selection process includes not only an in-depth review of all proposals submitted, but reference checks as well.

Speaker Notification Process


Speakers who submitted a proposal for The HRSouthwest Conference in 2017 received notification of being accepted or declined in May. If you have not received notice of the status of your proposal, please contact speakers@hrsouthwest.com for clarification.

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