2023-2024 PASAE Call for Speakers

PASAE is looking for speakers for educational programming. If you would like to be considered to present at one or more of our events, please complete this form.

The Education Committee will review proposals throughout the year. Due to the number of requests we receive to speak in front of our audience, we will only reach out if we have questions or are interested in contracting with you.

PASAE’s membership consists of over 680 association executives and staff, and industry suppliers. The membership is diverse and includes Executive Directors/CEOs, CFOs, Meeting Planners, Membership and Marketing Staff, and other professionals who work for regional, state, national and international associations. Industry suppliers play a significant role in PASAE events by attending events and offering their support through sponsorship, exhibits and committee involvement. Industry supplier members include hotels, CVBs, event companies, printers, accountants, lawyers, and other association business partners.

Members attend PASAE events looking for information on best practices, new skills or knowledge, innovative programs and tools, and opportunities to interact and build relationships. Speakers who offer interactive and engaging educational experiences are given preference. Sales pitches are not allowed.

Alignment with the CAE Domains
PASAE is an approved Certified Association Executive (CAE) content provider. Submissions should align with one of the eight domains which correspond with the Certified Association Executive (CAE) exam and renewal.
Topics should align with at least (1) of the Certified Association Executive (CAE) domains:

1. Governance

  • Governance Structure
  • Chapters and Affiliate Relations
  • Volunteer Leadership Development

2. Executive Leadership

  • Decision Making
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
  • Adaptive Leadership

3. Organizational Strategy

  • General Management
  • Critical Analysis and Planning
  • Knowledge Management

4. Operations

  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Legal Oversight and Risk Mitigation
  • Infrastructure and Technology
  • Vendor Relations

5. Business Development

  • Programs, Products, Services, and Non-dues Revenue
  • Meetings and Events
  • Certification, Licensure, and Accreditation
  • Industry Standards
  • Strategic Partnerships

6. Member and Stakeholder Engagement and Management

  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Stakeholder Identification and Cultivation
  • Volunteer Management
  • Ethics

7. Advocacy

  • Government Relations
  • Coalition Building
  • Public Policy

8. Marketing and Communications

  • Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Communication
  • Public Relations

PASAE events operate on a limited budget. Most presenters are volunteering their services as pro bono speakers. Speaking at PASAE events is an opportunity to demonstrate your abilities as a speaker to the association community, your potential clients.