Announcing the ILSHRM17 Call for Speakers!

Submit your presentation today for the 18th annual ILSHRM Conference & Exposition – The single largest event for Human Resource Professionals in Illinois. 

Our conference and exposition is a forum for HR professionals to expand their HR body of knowledge, learn new HR strategies, receive recertification credits (SHRM/HRCI), develop in-demand skills and connect and network with subject matter experts, colleagues & other area practitioners.

For this Conference, we have three goals for attendees and participants:

  • To leave with initiatives they will be able to implement within their organizations.

  • Learn new and impactful HR strategies.

  • To connect with new people for future collaboration.


Submit today to join a stellar line-up (to be announced March 2017)


We are looking for sessions that:

  • Are relevant and timely

  • Covers topics related to or based on the Human Resource Body of Knowledge

  • Provide how-to’s and real-world applications


Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated by the 2017 ILSHRM Conference Planning Committee based on content, format and presenter credentials.

Some questions the reviewers will consider:


  • Content: Is the information timely, relevant and innovative? Does it align with HR professional competencies? Do the description and learner outcomes clearly state what participants will take from this session?

  • Format: Is the session format conducive for adult learners? Does the session involve audience participation? Does the session address all learner types? Are there interesting elements in the format that could serve as a model?

  • Presenter: Is the presenter knowledgeable, experienced and credible on the proposed topic? Did the presenter receive positive recommendations from credible references?


Don’t miss out on the opportunity to reach over 700 human resource professionals at the state’s largest HR focused event. 

Submission deadline: January 31st, 2017

Only those proposals submitted via our online form will be considered. Everyone who submits a proposal will be contacted no later than February 28th, 2017.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Renee Haningat

Thank you for your continued support of the ILSHRM State Council!