2021 Western Region IPMA-HR Annual Training Conference - Call for Speakers
Conference Theme: HR TRAILBLAZERS - Honor the Past, Forge the Future
Conference Date: May 8 - 12, 2021 (Pre-Conference: May 8-9; Annual Conference: May 10-12)
Conference Location: Hilton Portland Downtown
Overview
INTRODUCTION
The Western Region of IPMA‐HR holds an annual 3‐day conference to promote sound practices of public sector human resources professionals throughout the Western region of the United States. The Western Region’s membership consists of many hundreds of HR professionals who are members in 15 chapters from federal, state and local governments. The Region is currently accepting proposals for the 2021 conference.

INVITATION
Let's face it, the last several months has taught us, it is no more business as usual! As HR Professionals and Influencers, we are intricate to our organization's continued success as we provide guidance with credibility while navigating the new normal.

If you are a bona-fide thought leader in the HR space, that has ideas or next practices to share on how HR influencers can forge the future in collaboration with organizational leadership, we want to hear from you! Western Region IPMA‐HR invites you to submit a proposal to share your innovative experience ,expertise and enthusiasm at our annual conference. We are all being asked to creatively deliver services, while ensuring the workspace remains healthy, safe and equitable. We are looking for those cutting edge ideas that others will find insightful, beneficial and impactful. The conference is scheduled to be held from 8:30 a.m. on Monday, May 10, 2021 until noon on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at The Hilton Portland in Downtown Portland, Oregon. The pre-conference will begin on Saturday, May 8th through Sunday, May 9th.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION
While you don't necessarily have to have been featured on Ted Talk (although that would be amazing), the Western Region IPMA‐HR seeks experienced presenters with proven speaking ability. Those with a track record of speaking and performing well at large conferences and events will be given preference. We strive to offer a balanced program of educational sessions by selecting proposals which best fit within the framework and theme of our program. We are seeking presentations that will provide our conference attendees with information that will incite inspiration, influence and impact; enhance their professional performance, while managing their personal aspirations and quite frankly knock their socks off! . Sessions conducted by practitioners that include innovative, practical, immediately applicable work tools to influence will also be given preference.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Western Region IPMA-HR is requesting that submitted proposals indicate whether speaker is interested/willing to present in-person and/or via virtually. Please also indicate if you would like to be considered for for center stage as our Keynote Speaker.

All proposals must be submitted online at the Western Region’s website: http://wripma-hr.org/ by Friday, November 20, 2020. Final selections will be made by the Conference Program Committee. Selected speakers will be notified on or around December 15, 2020.

Please direct all questions or inquiries via email to: Info@HRinterrupted.com
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