2018 HRO Today Forum Call For Submissions

2018 HRO Today Forum Call For Submissions

2018 HRO Today Forums Call for Submissions 
Thank you for your interest in submitting a presentation topic for inclusion in one of the HRO Today Forum 2018 events.

The theme of this year's event is the "HR - Driving Corporate Strategy"

Please use this registration system to make your submission. Note your registration record number at the end so that you may make edits at anytime prior to the submission deadline.

If you have questions at anytime during this process please contact Bill MacRae at bill.macrae@sharedxpertise.com.

    We seek session proposals for the following 2018 HRO Today Forum events:

    • HRO Today Forum North America, April 30-May 2, 2018 - National Harbor, MD
    • HRO Today Forum APAC, 17-18 September 2018 - Hong Kong
    • HRO Today Forum EMEA, 5-7 November 2018 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Today's workforce is changing at light-speed pace and savvy HR executives are leveraging cloud, mobile, and social technologies to attract, engage, and retain top performers. The future of HR is all about talent and how you execute today will drive the performance of tomorrow. HRO Today Forum sessions will look at how HR executives can become an employer of choice and succeed in the talent cloud.

    Featured Tracks at HRO Today Forum Events Include:
    • Wharton Center For HR Studies - Big Data
    • Talent Acquisition & Management
    • Evidence-Based HR
    • HR Technology
    • Sustainable Workforce
    • Payroll & Benefits
    • Healthcare Workforce
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Managing Partnerships
    • Innovation
    • Employee Relations

    Please note that there are many more slots for short format presentations at this year's event and this is
    your best chance to have your submission accepted.

    We seek the below categories of content:

    Case Study Format: 
    Thirty (30) minutes with Q&A, a case study approach that will highlight a persistent problem and how it was resolved.  Presentation format is a practitioner with or without a service or technology partner organized into the following stages:

    • Problem Identification
    • Situation Analysis
    • Resolution Implemented
    • Results with Data Support

    Quick Presentation Format for Lightning Round:
    A series of presentations with single presenters or a group presenter format where each presentation is limited to 10 minutes to cover a concept or important trend.  This abbreviated time frame requires speakers to present ideas in the most innovative and engaging way.  The key is to be concise, impactful and memorable.  May include a limited set of slides or be solely a verbal address.

    Panel Presentation:
    Forty-five (45) minute format covering a trend in HR or HR services, technology or outsourcing with a moderator and 3-5 confirmed panelists in a Q&A discussion.

    All presentations should be non-commercial and not designed to promote any provider of service or technology  although providers may be presenters and thought leader participants, moderators, or panelists.

    Deadlines for Submissions:

    HRO Today
    Forum 2018 North America Submission Timelines:
    • December 29, 2017:  Written/video abstract submissions due
    • February 9, 2018:  Notification of acceptance for presentation for HRO Today Forum North America
    • March 1, 2018:  Final agenda released
    • April 2, 2018:  Final presentations due*

    HRO Today Forum 2018 APAC Submission Timelines:
    • April 6, 2018:  Written/video abstract submissions due
    • July 6, 2018:  Notification of acceptance for presentation for HRO Today Forum APAC
    • July 20, 2018:  Final agenda released
    • August 3, 2018:  Final presentations due*
      HRO Today Forum 2018 EMEA Deadline for Submission Timelines:

      • June 22, 2018:  Written/video abstract submissions due
      • July 13, 2018:  Notification of acceptance for presentations for HRO Today Forum EMEA
      • August 3, 2018:  Agenda released
      • September 7, 2018:  Final presentations due*

      Submission Information:
      Please submit a brief synopsis and/or a 3-5 minute video outlining your session.  The videos will aid us in session selection and will also be posted online for delegates to see as they review the program and register.  You can upload the video or provide a link to the video (on YouTube or your own site) via the form.  

      Please provide the following:

      • Topic area that the session will address
      • Title for the session and proposed format
      • Brief description (1-3 paragraphs) of how the session will address the topic
      • Bios (1-2 paragraphs) and head shots for up to two of the proposed presenters
      • Electronic signature on the speaker release (submissions will not be accepted without the release signed)

      *Please note: by participating in this process you are agreeing to grant SharedXpertise, organizers of HRO Today Forums, a non exclusive copyright license for all the papers presented at the conference and for the presentation material and the right to copy and redistribute conference material including the submissions of the author(s). This includes potential distribution on a conference CD, video and/or the HRO Today Forum website. Authors agree to deliver the finalized content by at the least four weeks prior to the event.

      Conference registration fees for selected presenters will be waived and the best presentations from each invited session will also be considered for publication in HRO Today at no cost.

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