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NSA FOUNDATION PRESENTS

A Night of 1,000 Starfish...Reimagined


This summer, at Influence 2019's main stage, you’ll get the opportunity to spend an evening enjoying top speakers perform their own spoof version of the timeless Starfish Story. Come enjoy a mock-gala style evening with an hors d’oeuvres buffet, fun-spirited performances, and seize the opportunity to give back. All proceeds from the evening will go towards the NSA Foundation, where NSA members who have fallen on hard times and in need of emergency funds, have found help since 1983. Your evening host will be Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE. The event is scheduled for Sunday, July 28, 2019. Please read further below for ticket and table pricing.

History of A Night of 1,000 Starfish


It’s been ten years since the original Night of 1,000 Starfish. At the time, VOE host Gerard Braud, CSP wanted to record a live humor segment for VOE, so he invited 11 humorists to perform their own comedic version of the Starfish Story. The rules for the night required each humorist to begin with the line, "One day a man was walking on a beach," and end with, "it matters to that one." The event turned out to be such a success, we decided to reimagine it this year at Influence 2019. Take a look at Tim Gard in a starfish costume at the original event.

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Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE 
2019 Foundation Event Host


Performer Lineup


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Donna Cutting, CSP

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Gary Rifkin, CSP

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Judson Laipply

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Mark Scharenbroich, CSP, CPAE

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Jeanne Robertson, CSP, CPAE

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Mark Sanborn CSP, CPAE

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Laurie Guest, CSP

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Kelly Swanson

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Tami Evans

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Drew Tarvin

 
 

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Patrick Henry, CSP 
2019 Foundation Event Chair

Rates and Registration

When registering for Influence 2019, you will have the option to add the Foundation Event as a separate session before you checkout. Pricing details below:

  • Individual: $150/person
  • Couples: $280/couple
  • Sponsor Table: $1,500/table (Please note: Only ten tables are available. Table includes exclusive reserved table for eight people, sponsor signage, one bottle of red wine, and one bottle of white wine)

How to add a Foundation Event Ticket to an Existing Influence Registration:

  1. Login to your myNSA account
  2. Click on Influence 2019 under the Events section
  3. Select "Change Sessions"
  4. Click "Change Sessions" to view Sessions & Workshops
  5. Next to "NSA Foundation Event" enter the quantity/type of ticket you’d like to purchase and click save
  6. This will bring you to the payment page
  7. Once you’ve submitted payment, you will receive a confirmation email

You will also have the option of buying tickets onsite. If you have any further questions, please reach out to Jessi Leonardo at (480)968-2552 or at Jessica@NSAspeaker.org