Our purpose is to provide our local HR & Business community with a meaningful networking and professional development experience.

We do this by striving to accomplish the following goals:

  • Provide up to date, relevant, and timely information that empowers HR professionals to grow and lead within their respective organizations.
  • Continually enhance the experience based on attendee, partner, and speaker feedback.
  • Remain the cornerstone of Austin SHRM membership. 

It takes a village to make the conference happen! For Austin SHRM Members that choose to serve, it will likely be your best learning experience ever. Major components of the conference are listed below. Typically, each component is led by one Chair with several others who assist them prior to and during the conference. Some members opt to do what they do best, others prefer to do something outside of their comfort zone. Either way, if there is an area of interest to you, we will make room in whatever capacity you choose!

 • Facilities • Silent Auction
 • Networking Administrative
 • Sponsors • Exhibitors
 • Volunteers Communications
 • Educators  

We welcome volunteers!  If you have any questions or would like to speak to us about conference committee opportunities, please email


We're looking for educators that are passionate about advancing leadership of the HR function. If you are interested in presenting to HR professionals about developing HR strategy, contributing to organizational strategy, influencing people management practices or monitoring risk, we want to hear form you!

Check back to submit your proposal for 2022

Speaker selections are no longer being accepted due to our conference being postponed.

NEW for 2021 Breakout Sessions:

  • All sessions will run 1.5 hours to provide more time to connect with attendees
  • All sessions will have tables for attendees to BYOD and take notes
  • All sessions will be recorded, inclusive of mics and laptops

Meet our Vice President of the Austin SHRM Conference Committee!

Meet our Austin SHRM Committee Conference Volunteers!

Sara Maldonado

Austin SHRM Annual Conference: Sponsors

Amy Barcase

Austin SHRM Annual Conference: Events

Please note: We do not accept submissions for keynote speakers. Rather, the committee and the Board work within various networks year-round to identify potential keynotes based on member feedback as well as trending topics and themes in Human Resources. Considerations such as web presence, social media engagement, marketability, references, and depth of organizational leadership expertise are driving factors.

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