2014 Industry Liaison Group National Conference
Celebrating 50 Years of Civil Rights
Washington, DC | August 5 – August 8, 2014

The program committee for the 2014 ILG National Conference is seeking presenters who will innovatively, directly, and effectively address one or more of the following topics that affect private employers or academia:

  1. Affirmative Action Planning and Compliance
  2. Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity, including LGBT and ENDNA
  3. Employment and Advancement of Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans
  4. General Compliance Issues
  5. In addition to the traditional topics, other Civil Rights topics

The focus will be on compliance, harmonization optimization of organization, and mitigation risk – using the following tracks:

  1. Nuts and Bolts (beginners)
  2. Directing Traffic (Intermediate)
  3. Strategic (Advanced)

The Call for Presenters is open until Monday, January 13, 2014.

Interested presenters will need to provide the information on the Submission Format Form. Multiple proposals are welcome.

We strive to offer a balanced schedule of programs to address current or emerging EEO and affirmative action related issues and trends from the above four topics. We seek experienced, professional speakers whose presentations provide the membership with information to improve their effectiveness on the job and include practical, immediately applicable work tools. The program committee will review all proposals and will select final presenters. The program chair will notify approved speakers on or about February 10th, 2014. Please note that the final selected presenters may be asked to present the material to the program committee and conference chairs.

The program committee selects presenters for its ILG National Conference based on their proposed presentation outline, speaker evaluations from previous events, and recommendations from other professional organizations. No presenter is guaranteed an opportunity to speak unless confirmed in writing by the Program Chair.

All presenters at the ILG National Conference shall have the primary objective of providing an educational, developmental, or strategic opportunity for attending professionals. Presentations shall not include any overt solicitation on behalf of any individual, vendor, product, or commercial activity.

If the presenter will be referencing other organizations, they must receive approval of those organizations to include the reference in their materials.

If the presenter(s) has been selected, and they cannot attend the conference, a 60 day notice will be required.

Presenters should be prepared to present their session during two different time slots on the same conference day. This is to make sure that attendees will be able to see the sessions they are most interested and not have to pick between two sessions that are of high interest to them. It also ensures that each speaker will be able to present his/her topic to any attendee who wishes to attend the session. Presentation sessions will be 60 minutes, and speakers should build in the ability to take audience questions either throughout their session or by leaving a few minutes at the end of their 60 minute time slot.


  1. Presenters are expected to exhibit a high level of professionalism
  2. Speakers are expected to begin and end their presentations on time (please allow time during or after the presentation to answer questions)
  3. Speakers are expected to submit a copy of their presentation to the program committee prior to the event – presentations will be made available on a flash drive for attendees; also available on the ILG National Conference website for attendees only
  4. While we understand that many speakers view presentations as an opportunity to promote their business, we do not permit sales pitches or “commercials”. Promotional materials may not be handed out as part of the formal presentation; however, opportunities are available to be an exhibitor at the conference
  5. Material will need to satisfy the three focus areas: beginner, intermediate, advanced


  1. Selected Speakers can attend the sessions and participate in the meals and events—no registration fee for speakers if selected
  2. All other expenses will be the responsibility of the speaker (hotel, transportation or other)
  3. If there is a need for any special accommodations, please let us know in advance. It will have no impact on the selection process—only for logistical purposes
  4. ILG National Conference is an excellent venue for sharing information and best practices

Information, questions, or concerns with regard to the speaker protocol please contact Josh or Dede. We look forward to getting your response. Josh Roffman; Littler Mendelson, P.C.,, Dede Rutherford; US Foods,

Pre-Conference Emphasis on the New Affirmative Action Regulations for Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities

We intend to set aside at least half of our pre-conference sessions for topics related to implementing and complying with OFCCP’s new veterans and individuals with disabilities regulations. The hope is to use the pre-conference to provide attendees multiple outside perspectives on the new regulations to supplement OFCCP’s main conference session on the new regulations. These sessions will be 60 minutes in length and follow the same format as a main conference presentation.

We also will schedule some pre-conference sessions that follow the “workshop” approach and emphasis on compliance “basics” that has been typical of the pre-conference sessions at past ILG national conferences. The length of those sessions can be between 1 and 3 hours.

Main Conference Topics of Interest

(Other Relevant Topics are Welcome)

  • AAP Development
  • Adverse Impact
  • Placement Goals and Good Faith Efforts
  • Systemic Discrimination
  • Pay Equity
  • Audit Defense
  • Recordkeeping
  • Internet Applicant
  • Uniform Guidelines for Employee Selection Procedures
  • Use of Tests and Validation
  • Background Checks and Credit Checks
  • Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities Outreach
  • LGBT Equal Employment Opportunity and Inclusion
  • Recruitment/Talent Acquisition
  • Compensation Analysis
  • Hiring Returning Veterans
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
    • Accommodations in Hiring
    • Employee Accommodations
  • OFCCP and EEOC Enforcement Trends
  • Legal Case Updates
  • Diversity
    • Understanding Diversity
    • Business Case for Diversity/Alignment with Business Objectives
    • Diversity as Competitive Advantage
    • Managing Generations (Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y)
    • Measuring Diversity and Metrics
  • Role of Third Party Agencies
  • Technology Solutions

Proposal Submission Form

Completed proposals MUST be submitted by February 5, 2015

  • If there are additional Presenters, please add their names in the "Additional Presenters" below
  • Please enter preferred contact number
  • Additional Presenter Section: Please provide the following information for individuals who will be slated to co-present with you.

    If no additional presenters - skip to "PRESENTATION" section below.
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  • Optional Section: If you presented at a 2013 or 2014 ILG Regional or National Conference, please provide the information below:

  • (digital signature acknowledgement)

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