Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2023 VSAE Annual Conference, May 7-9 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Convention Center. The first step is completing our Content Leader Submission Form.

 

Priority is given to presentations specifically related to associations. Most of our keynote speakers are arranged with Blanche Powell of Powell Kohne Associates, LLC. 

The deadline to submit your proposal is October 15, 2022.

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Things to Know

Our Audience Are Association Executives in Virginia

VSAE's primary members are the association executives and staff from Virginia's membership-based associations and non-profits. The membership is a diverse group and includes association CEOs, senior staff, and even some more entry level staff members. 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.

 

The Education Committee Chooses Content Leaders
VSAE has a volunteer led Education 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 which correspond with the Certified Association Executive (CAE) exam and renewal.  

Topics Areas (based on the eight CAE domains):

 

Governance
• 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

Operations
• 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

 

Advocacy
• Government Relations
• Coalition Building
• Public Policy 

 

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


Questions? Contact [email protected]