Opportunities for Content Leaders

Thanks for your interest in presenting at a VSAE meeting or conference. Submissions will be accepted for Q1 and Q2 of 2025 beginning in June 2024.

Consideration will be given only to those who first complete our Content Leader Submission Form. Submission review and selection is managed by VSAE's Professional Development Committee. 

Priority is given to presentations specifically related to associationsOur Annual and Fall Conference keynote speakers are arranged with Blanche and Sadie Powell of PK Speakers Bureau 


Things to Know

Our Audience Is Virginia's Association Executives
VSAE's primary members are the association executives and staff from Virginia's membership-based associations and non-profits. The membership is diverse and includes association CEOs, senior staff, and early career association professionals. These members attend VSAE events looking for information on best practices and ways to deliver more value to their careers, their associations, and their members. 

VSAE's Professional Development Committee Chooses Content Leaders
VSAE has a volunteer-led Professional Development Committee that meets at least twice annually to select content leaders for events. The group will review content submissions and extend invitations to potential speakers and content leaders. Session topics specific to association and event management receive priority over general topics of interest. 

We Can Only Provide Travel Expense Reimbursement
VSAE has a very limited budget for speakers and content leaders. We can only provide reimbursement for travel expenses and do not provide an honorarium. Speaking at a VSAE event is a marketing opportunity. Many of VSAE's members look to current and former VSAE content leaders when they need to hire a speaker for an event. So, speaking at VSAE is great exposure to VSAE's association community. 

Proposals Must Align with the CAE Domains
VSAE is an approved Certified Association Executive (CAE) content provider. Submissions must fall into one of the eight domains corresponding with the Certified Association Executive (CAE) exam and renewal. Click here to view the CAE domains, as this information is required on the submission form. 

Topics Areas - must align with at least (1) of the Certified Association Executive (CAE) domains: 

• Governance Structure
• Chapters and Affiliate Relations
• Volunteer Leadership Development 

Executive Leadership
• Decision Making

• Ethical Leadership
• Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
• Adaptive Leadership 

Organizational Strategy
• General Management
• Critical Analysis and Planning
• Knowledge Management

• Financial Management
• Human Resources
• Legal Oversight and Risk Mitigation
• Infrastructure and Technology
• Vendor Relations

Business Development
• Programs, Products, Services, and Non-dues Revenue
• Meetings and Events
• Certification, Licensure, and Accreditation
• Industry Standards
• Strategic Partnerships 

Member and Stakeholder Engagement and Management
• Recruitment and Retention
• Stakeholder Identification and Cultivation
• Volunteer Management
• Ethics 

• Government Relations
• Coalition Building
• Public Policy  

Marketing and Communications
• Marketing
• Brand Management
• Communication
• Public Relations

Questions? Contact [email protected]