The Breakout Session Speaker RFP window is open for the 2024 State Conference.
Date: October 2024
Location: Minnesota - specific location is TBD
The Minnesota State SHRM Council invites you to share your expertise and experience with our community of human resource professionals at our 2024 State Conference. Please click on this link for additional information and to submit your proposal. Our conference has a terrific history of dynamic and insightful content and we are excited to hear from you as we plan for this year’s conference. RFP's are due by March 15, 2024 and speaker selections will begin on March 16, 2024 and we anticipates that the chosen speakers will be notified by June 1st, 2024.
The MNSHRM State Conference anticipates an audience of approximately 800 human resource professionals who are truly excited about our emphasis on providing professional development resources that they can take back to their workplaces. Our diverse attendees include: generalist, employee health and wellbeing, employee relations, recruiting, organizational development, total rewards/compensation, benefits, and training and development.
The MNSHRM State Conference is the hallmark event for our organization and is the main revenue generator for the organization. As such, it is important that attendees leave from the conference feeling like they have had a high quality, educational experience. MNSHRM’s goal is to have attendees reflect on their experience in the following ways:
Educational breakout sessions can range in audience size from 20-75. Submissions should be made with the expectation of a breakout educational session. You will be notified by the selection committee via special correspondence if you are selected for a breakout session.
The selection committee is looking for educational sessions targeted to Human Resource professionals. Content should contain interactive, engaging, and dynamic instruction that will help in the education and execution of all practices within the Human Resources arena. Preferential selection will be given to the following:
All proposals received on or before March 15, 2024 will be reviewed by the 2024 MNSHRM Conference Planning Committee. Selection will be determined by SHRM BaSK (SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge).
MNSHRM has a tradition of using educational conference sessions as a platform for innovation in the field of human resource management. We look for contributors who are willing to share their expertise without expectation of payment for speaking or travel expenses in the spirit of networking, a purpose for which the organization was founded. All presenters are granted a complimentary conference registration.
In order to make sure MNSHRM has time to put presentations through the continuing education approval process, selected presenters are required to submit the following by the required dates:
Permission to Record, Reproduce and Distribute
By accepting the speaking engagement, presenters grant MNSHRM a royalty-free license to record, reproduce and distribute their presentation (including all handouts and PowerPoint presentations) in any way in the future, with appropriate attribution. This license does not change the fact that the presenter retains copyright ownership of the presentation, and does not prohibit them from using their presentation in any way or from allowing others to use it.
MNSHRM’s Non Commercial Policy
MNSHRM State Conference attendees are seeking valuable educational sessions and are critical of presenters or sessions that are self-promotional. Conference sessions should only advance the educational process and may not be used for commercial sales pitches, self-promotion or unwarranted criticism of a competitor. Any advance materials submitted that are thought to be in violation of this policy will be returned to the speaker for the appropriate edits.
Please contact our office if you have any questions.