Speaker Kit

We look forward to having you speak at HR West—presented for over 35 years by NCHRA, the second-largest HR association in the country.

HR West is where HR professionals go to find out What’s Next—and this year’s event promised to see the largest attendance ever!

Partner With Us and Get National Exposure as a Top Tier Speaker

A rising tide raises all ships. Let’s piggy-back each other’s promotional efforts and we welcome your co-marketing ideas.  We have four tiers of partnership to help you make the most out of your speaking opportunity. Contact our publicist, Laurie Pehar Borsh, at lauriepeharborsh@lpbpr.com. to let us know which tier you select:

 

Tier 4 Speakers

Tier 4 Speakers enjoy the basic publicity that all speakers receive, i.e. listing on the website, listing in the full pre-conference brochure that is mailed to tens of thousands of HR professionals, listing in the conference app, as well as listing in the onsite conference guide.

Session Title and Link

Your official marketed title and link will be live in Fall 2018 and can be found at hrwest.org/sessions/. We will email you when it is live. Click on your individual session and copy the url for your session description which you can link to from emails, social media posts, and more.

Presentation Slides
Your final presentation slides are due in January 2019 and will be made available to attendees before and after the conference. We welcome personal style and creativity in PowerPoint presentations. However, for consistency we do ask you to include the following:

  • First slide:*Marketed title of presentation, speaker(s) name and speaker(s) title.
  • Last slide:Speaker(s) contact information.
  • All slides:Download the HR West logo to the left (resize as needed).
  • If your slides are colored, please use this transparent logoon those slides.
  • Projectors will be set to 4:3

Speaker Discount 

Attendees can receive a discount on registration through you, so feel free to share your promo code widely as a way to provide a nice benefit to your audience and to remind them of your speaking session. If your forgot your discount code, please email Laurie Pehar Borsh, at lauriepeharborsh@lpbpr.com.

Join HR West 2019 as an Attendee

As a speaker, you’re invited to attend the conference on the day you’re speaking. If you’d like to add the full conference, we offer a special rate for our speakers. Please email our office at nchra@nchra.org to register. Visit  www.hrwest.org  for conference details.

Hotel Room Block

We’ve reserved a block of rooms for HR West attendees at the City Center Marriott. These discounted rooms sell out quickly. Book your room online  or call 877-901-6632.

2018 Most Valuable Post Awards

Nominate yourself by October 26, 2018 for one of your recent HR blog posts you posted anywhere on the Internet for the 2018 Most Valuable Post Awards. Finalists will be announced on November 29th. Once finalists are announced, we will open up voting to HR readers. Voting ends on November 14th. Winners will be announced December 3rd. Learn more at http://hrwest.org/contests/

Social Media Contest

Participate in our annual social media contest by sharing your personal session information, or a blog post you’ve submitted to the blog (our publicist will email you a link upon publishing) –  using both #HR and #HRWest19. Stay tuned for more information after January 1, 2019 at http://hrwest.org/contests/

 

Tier 3 Speakers

Tier 3 Speakers enjoy the same publicity as Tier 4 Speakers, plus they are featured by our HR Association in the following five channels: our large LinkedIn Group, our online member community, our Facebook page, our LinkedIn page, and our Twitter feed.

Be sure to read the basic information that applies all speakers under Tier 4 about your Session Title and Link, Presentation Slides, Speaker Discount, Full Conference Attendance, and Hotel Room Block.

To qualify as a Tier 3 Speaker, you must do at least three of the following activities:

Update Your Email Auto-Signature 

Put this link in your email auto-signature I’m speaking at HR West 2019and/or scroll down on this webpage to click on and download the “I’m Speaking at HR West 2019” button below. You can use the button on your website, social media, and email signature. Your session will be live in Fall 2018 and can be found at hrwest.org/sessions/. Once it is live, please link your button to the url for your session description.

Submit for NCHRA Blog

Contact our publicist, Laurie Pehar Borsh, at lauriepeharborsh@lpbpr.com about submitting a blog for our website which we will promote to our community of over 30,000 HR professionals as well as over our social media channels.

Submit Media

Do you have a website or any videos, blog posts, whitepapers, tip sheets, infographics, or case studies you can share with us? We’d love to use them to promote your session. Please share them with our publicist, Laurie Pehar Borsh, at lauriepeharborsh@lpbpr.com.

Post a Web Press Release on your Website

Contact our publicist, Laurie Pehar Borsh, about a template for a press release about your speaking session. Customize it for your session and post it live on your website as well as promote it over social media.

Tweet

Starting now, tweet about the event using #HR and feel free to share your Speaker Discount Code with your Twitter followers in public tweets. During the event, tweet on both #HR and #HRWest19 to reach attendees in the audience as well as the greater worldwide community of people interested in HR. Also, please follow us @hrwestconf and @NCHRAConnect and re-tweet our tweets.

Engage on Facebook

Like us on Facebook (facebook.com/NCHRA) and share our posts. Share your Speaker Promo discount code and invite people to “Learn more at HR West 2019 www.hrwest.org” Or post your own stories on your page and link back to www.hrwest.org.

Post on LinkedIn

Post on your LinkedIn page about your session topic/industry news, share your Speaker Promo discount code and invite people to “Learn more at HR West 2019 www.hrwest.org” Or you can follow our LinkedIn company and group pages and comment and like our posts.

Post in the NCHRA Social Link Community

Post your session and other useful content in the online community of NCHRA.org to engage with our community of engaged HR professionals. Contact our Associate Director of Marketing, Stacie Moore at smoore@nchra.org for complimentary login information.

 

Tier 2 Speakers

Tier 2 Speakers enjoy the same publicity as Tier 3 Speakers, i.e. they are featured by our HR Association in the following five channels: our large LinkedIn Group, our online member community, our Facebook page, our LinkedIn page, and our Twitter feed. ADDITIONALLY, they are mentioned in an association press release and an email blast to over 30,000 HR professionals

Be sure to read the basic information that applies all speakers under Tier 4 about your Session Title and Link, Presentation Slides, Speaker Discount, Full Conference Attendance, and Hotel Room Block.

To qualify as a Tier 2 Speaker, you must do at least five of the activities on the Tier 3 list.

 

Tier 1 Speakers

We specially feature Tier 1 Speakers in two email blasts to our community of over 30,000 HR Professionals. They are also as mentioned in an association press release and mentioned in an additional 3rdemail blast to over 30,000 HR professionals. Finally, they are featured on the following five channels: our large LinkedIn Group, our online member community, our Facebook page, our LinkedIn page, and our Twitter feed as well.

Be sure to read all the basic information for all speakers under Tier 4 with regard to your Session Title and Link, Presentation Slides, Speaker Discount, Full Conference Attendance, and Hotel Room Block.

To qualify as a Tier 1 Speaker, you must do at least five of the activities on the Tier 3 list as well as send two email blasts to over 2,000 contacts.

Two Email Blasts to Over 2,000 Contacts

Send two emails to your prospects and clients describing your session and sharing your Speaker discount code with them. If you have a list of contacts greater than 2,000 records, please contact Ingrid Stabb, AVP of Marketing, at istabb@nchra.org about your availability to co-market by email.

 


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