Special Events

Special Events

  • July 28 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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

    This summer 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… 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

    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 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Pre-Conference: Don’t Be That Person – A Buyers, Bureaus & Speakers Panel

    Curious why you’re not getting repeat business or more referrals? Find it awkward when it comes time to discuss budgets, fees, and contracts? Notice a breakdown in communication when working with bureaus and buyers where someone is inevitably left feeling short changed in the deal? Join us for this exclusive panel of event planners, C-Suite… Read more

  • July 26 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    International Speaking Day

    Helen Turnbull, PhD, Global Speaking Fellow, CSP, & Ruby Newell-Legner, CSP

    How to get Hired by International Speaking Bureaus and Deliver a Stellar Performance. 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.… 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 recipient… Read more

  • July 27 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Chapter Leadership

    Are you a leader in your chapter now or 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 leaders from… 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