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The Texas Society of Association Executives accepts educational session proposals throughout the year for several different conferences, seminars, webinars, or other education-focused events for association professionals. 

We are no longer accepting proposals for 2016 education. Please see below for deadlines for 2017 programs. 
 

Submit a 2017 speaking proposal

About Our Events

New Ideas Annual Conference

TSAE’s signature event brings together more than 450 association executives and suppliers from all aspects of association management. This three-day conference, which alternates location each year, provides over 20 breakout sessions and up to three (3) keynotes on a broad range of topics covering interest areas for all types of association professionals including CEOs, COOs, CFOs, administrative managers, educational coordinators, meeting planners, communication/marketing directors among other professionals working in large, medium and small-staffed associations based in Texas.   

Proposals for breakout sessions for the 2017 New Ideas Annual Conference taking place in Houston are being accepted through December 1, 2016.

Tech Talks

Tech Talks was created in 2014 to meet one of the fastest growing challenges in association management. The event offers a full day of education addressing technology issues as they relate to communications, marketing, membership, events and strategic direction. It is a targeted one-day event for professionals who need to build knowledge and skills about the technology that supports their work. This conference provides approximately 12 breakout sessions on topics such as association management systems (databases), website development and maintenance, mobile apps, social networking, and staffing issues, among many other topics.

Proposals for breakout sessions for Tech Talks Conference taking place in Austin in March/April 2017 are being accepted through September 1, 2016.

Learn @ Lunch

Learn@Lunch sessions are one-hour education sessions held in various months throughout the year in Austin. These sessions attract 40-60 attendees.

Proposals for sessions taking place in 2017 are being accepted through September 1, 2016.

Webinars

In partnership with SeminarWeb and approximately 23 other state associations, TSAE offers live and on-demand webinars to our members. Webinars range in topics covering interest areas for all types of association professionals including COOs, CFOs, administrative managers, educational coordinators, meeting planners, communication/marketing directors among other professionals working in large, medium and small-staffed associations based in Texas.

Proposals for sessions taking place in 2017 are being accepted through September 1, 2016.

Audience

TSAE is comprised of more than 1,000 association professionals who represent Texas-based associations and societies as well as corporations and firms that provide services to associations.

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds and TSAE is committed to building inclusive networking opportunities and events. Our members range in age from 20s to 70, live in metropolitan cities to rural communities and represent a wide variety of trade and professional associations.

Participants are primarily non-profit association CEOs & senior staff. Some industry suppliers may also attend (i.e.: hoteliers, convention & visitor bureau reps, association-focused technology companies, etc.)

About TSAE

The Texas Society of Association Executives is a nonprofit professional organization for persons engaged in the management of voluntary trade and professional organizations in Texas. TSAE provides the highest quality educational, leadership, and professional development opportunities to association executives and supplier members, which enhances the performance of the organizations they represent.

Our mission is to provide association professionals a community for collaboration, learning, and leadership growth. TSAE began in 1928 as Texas Trade Association Executives. In 1956, we changed our name to Texas Society of Association Executives.

submission deadlines

New Ideas Conference 2017 Deadline
Education Workshop Proposal Due December 1, 2016
Notice of Proposals Accepted January 31, 2017
Tech Talks 2017 Deadline
Education Workshop Proposal Due    September 1, 2016
Notice of Proposals Accepted December 1, 2016
Learn@Lunch 2016 Deadline
Education Workshop Proposal Due September 1, 2016
Notice of Proposals Accepted January 31, 2017
Webinars Deadline
Education Workshop Proposal Due   September 1, 2016
Notice of Proposals Accepted January 31, 2017

Speaker Honorarium & Travel Reimbursement

TSAE may offer honorariums for speakers presenting at New Ideas Annual Conference and Tech Talks. All events, including Learn@Lunch and Webinars offer speakers opportunities to demonstrate their acumen and skills to a wide variety of professional and trade association in Texas. 

TSAE reimburses speakers whose proposals are accepted according to the TSAE travel guidelines for New Ideas. Travel may include air/ground transportation and meals. 

Submit Proposals

We are no longer accepting proposals for 2016 education.
 

SUBMIT A 2017 SPEAKING PROPOSAL