HR Virginia Annual Conference Schedule

Speaking Opportunities

You know first-hand that this is a pivotal time for the workplace and workforce. Harassment, pay equity, employment-based immigration, the skills shortage and other issues are all too real at work, and people and organizations everywhere need strategies and solutions to address them. This is why I’m excited to share that SHRM has launched a new and improved SHRM Speakers Bureau, better designed to bring you vetted, quality speakers on hot topics impacting work.

The new SHRM Speakers Bureau provides access to a wide range of forward-thinking voices for meetings of any size, in any industry, anywhere. As a SHRM chapter or state council, you will continue to have direct access to the SHRM experts you trust for your events. And good news: The process has been streamlined and updated to make booking your next speaker from SHRM faster and easier.

Call For Speakers!

The HR Virginia Annual Leadership Conference, #HRLeads2020 invites you to submit a presentation to share your knowledge and expertise at the catering to volunteer leaders at the chapter level in Staunton Jan 9-11, 2020. Email:

The 2020 HR Virginia Annual Conference Call for Speakers is now closed. We thank partners who were able to submit a response to the 2020 HR Virginia Annual Conference Speaker RFP. The 2021 HR Virginia Annual Conference Call for Speakers will appear here when available.

Need A Speaker?
The SHRM Speakers Bureau offers a wide variety of top tier speakers whose knowledge and expertise

As the leading voice of work, SHRM will now also offer world-class speakers to any company, organization or event planner looking to bring a workplace conversation to life.

Our growing roster of inspirational speakers are ready to engage in and lead lively, robust discussions on leadership, policy and more—and all are backed by SHRM. Please share this news with anyone in your professional network looking for speakers on all matters work.

Your professional Society has been working to deliver an exceptional experience in every interaction you have with SHRM and to better meet your needs and those of our 300,000-plus members. Visit to learn more and see how our latest offering is putting people management onto every business meeting agenda.

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HR Virginia Annual Conference
The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA

We regret that due to the growing threat of exposure to coronavirus COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution we have cancelled the 2020 HR Virginia Annual Conference (#HRVA2020) at the Omni Homestead in Hot Springs, VA. MORE.

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Conference Cancelled Due to COVID-19 - April 19-22, 2020
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