Your message. Our events. Let’s talk.

From the mainstage at Workhuman Live to leadership forums and more, we bring fresh voices, new ideas, and humanity to the workplace.

Past Speakers

Join a group of thought-leaders, executives, researchers, authors, and pioneers of the human workplace.

Brené Brown

Research Professor, University of Houston

Caroline Wanga

Former Chief Culture, Diversity, & Inclusion Officer, Target Corporation

David Rodriguez

Global Chief Human Resources Officer, Marriott International

Charise Le

Chief Human Resources Officer, Schneider Electric

Eric Bailey

Author & President, Bailey Strategic Innovation Group

If you want to talk,
we want to listen.

Scroll down to complete the call-for-speakers form but first read these tips on how to make your submission stand out.

Submission Best Practices

We invite you to submit a thought-provoking, informative session to join the ranks of seasoned speakers who are passionate about sharing their expertise and primary research in HR, leadership, and building a human-centered workplace. We search year-round for humans who are willing to partner with Workhuman to deliver the best possible content experience and relevance for our audience. To put it simply, Workhuman speakers are bold, visionary, and authentic.

Key Topic Areas

  1. Social recognition
  2. Diversity, inclusion, & belonging
  3. Performance Management
  4. Well-Being in the Workplace
  5. Employee-centric culture
  6. The Future of Work


Strong speaker submissions feature:

  1. Actionable takeaways for attendees
  2. A clear outline of the tangible impact your talk has on attendees and their teams
  3. An understanding of the optimal audience for your content (i.e., industry, role, company size)
  4. Engaging, inspiring, and fun delivery


Begin submission

Upcoming events

Get to know what it means to Workhuman.

Workhuman Live Austin – April 15-18, 2024 (Austin, TX)

An annual conference launched with a powerful idea – bring more humanity to the workplace. That spark started a movement, fueled each year by powerful presenters and forward-thinking companies. This is where business leaders come together as a community to educate and inspire one another.

Submission deadline: By June 30, 2023

Workhuman webinars (virtual)
Hosted by Workhuman specialists and HR industry experts.

Submission deadline: ongoing

Committed to a diversity of gender, ethnicity, races, nationalities, and ideas.

Workhuman has pledged 50/50 gender parity for our speaker lineups and is passionate about welcoming diverse voices to every event.

If you’re selected as a speaker, here’s what you’ll experience:

1. The opportunity for you to build and nurture your network with the Workhuman community and be first-in-line for additional partnership opportunities with Workhuman.

2. Workhuman will cover your registration and hotel accommodations for in-person events.

3. One-on-one support from our Workhuman Speakers Bureau for both seasoned and up-and-coming subject matter experts and speaking professionals.

What you need to know:

1. A high-quality speaking proposal must be submitted by the submission deadline. Don’t wait until the deadline to submit. Avoid the rush and stand out from the crowd.

2. A link to a video sample is required as part of the proposal. If you don’t have a video of a past speaking engagement, please record one for your application. An application without a video sample will not be considered.

3. Accepted speakers must be available to attend the entire in-person or virtual event.

4. Session evaluations from previous Workhuman events will be considered if applicable.

5. Due to the large number of submissions and limited slots, even submissions that meet all criteria may not be selected. However, welcome everyone into the wider Workhuman community!

Are you convinced?

Submit your application to become a speaker here.