This Influence, 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’oeuvre buffet and fun-spirited performances, and seize the opportunity to give back. All proceeds from the evening will go toward 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.

It’s been 10 years since the original Night of 1,000 Starfish. At the time, Voices of Experience® 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 re-imagine it this year at Influence 2019.


Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, Emcee


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: There are only 10 tables available. Each table seats 8 people total. Each table includes: sponsor signage, one bottle of red wine, and one bottle of white wine). 

Online Registration for Influence 2019 is closed. If you’d like to attend the Foundation Benefit Event, please visit one of the NSA Registration desks by Noon on July 28 to purchase a ticket.

If you have any further questions, please reach out to Jessi Leonardo at 480-968-2552 or at Jessica@NSAspeaker.org