Special Events

Special Events

  • July 28 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    NSA Foundation Presents: A Night of 1,000 Starfish…Reimagined

    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,… Read more

  • July 27 | -

    Youth Leadership Conference

    YLC Chair Bronkar Lee

    Each summer at Influence, about 150 young men and women between the ages of 10-17 attend the NSA Youth Conference – an incredible event that is just for them, but completely congruent with NSA’s mission: Impacting the world in a positive, substantive way by improving ourselves while helping others grow and succeed. The NSA Youth… Read more

  • July 27 | 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

    Sports Celebrity Speaker Workshop

    Karl Mecklenburg, CSP; Elaine Pasqua, CSP; Don Yaeger, CSP; & Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP

    For years, the media has talked about your success. Now it’s time for YOU to tell your story.  As a professional athlete, you have achieved success that most of us can only dream about. You have put in years of blood, sweat, and tears to make that a reality. People are intrigued and fascinated to… Read more

  • July 26 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    International Speaking Day

    Debra Fine; Anna Liotta, CSP; Arjun Sen; Barry Banther, CMC, CSP; Elias Kanaris; Helen Turnbull, PhD, Global Speaking Fellow, CSP; Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP; Lindy Rosenson; Timothy Mathy; & Julie Holmes

    Our 2019 International Speaking Day agenda is designed to help you shine as a speaker in another country. Understand the basic etiquette you need to know about major world religions to show respect for your client and not embarrass anyone—including yourself. Hear from representatives of International Speakers Bureaus about mistakes speakers have made in the… Read more

  • July 30 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame/Cavett Awards Banquet

    Influence 2019 closes with NSA’s annual “Night of Surprises”—and this year’s banquet, honoring the Legacy of the CPAE: Past, Present, and Future, is full of them! Get ready to be wined, dined, and entertained as we reveal the new inductees into the CPAE Hall of Fame. The evening concludes with NSA’s biggest surprise (to the… Read more

  • July 27 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Chapter Leadership

    Are you a leader in your chapter now or do you plan to be in the future? Do you have a plan to maximize your ability to influence the future of the speaking profession in your chapter? Please join us for this three-hour session, where you will have an opportunity to network with other chapter… Read more

  • July 26 | 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

    Cavett Institute

    The Cavett Institute, named after NSA Founder Cavett Robert, CSP, CPAE, is an intensive, one-day seminar that distills and presents real-world lessons learned by successful professional speakers. The institute is centered around NSA’s four competencies: Eloquence, Enterprise, Ethics, and Expertise. Its mission is to cultivate new speakers entering the profession, and equip them with a… Read more