Education Session Proposal
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.
Please read through the following information and use the form at the bottom of this page to submit a proposal.
2020 proposals are due by December 31, 2019.
About Our Events
New Ideas Annual Conference
September 20-22, 2020 Fort Worth, TX
TSAE’s signature event brings together more than 500 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.
Membership, Marketing & Communications Conference and Expo
November 2020, Austin, TX
MMC offers a day and a half of education addressing issues as they relate to communications, marketing, membership, education and technology. It is a targeted 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, membership engagement and recruitment, and staffing issues, among many other topics.
Learn @ Lunch
8-10/year, Austin, Houston and North Texas
Learn@Lunch sessions are one-hour education sessions held in various months throughout the year in Austin. These sessions attract 40-60 attendees.
Spring 2020, Austin, TX
The TSAE Women’s Summit convenes women working in the association industry to network, inspire one another and have the opportunity to learn how to strengthen and support the leadership of women in association management. The summit will provide an experience that inspires women and men in the association community to participate and support the development of women as leaders. Sessions range from mentoring, coaching, to health and wellness and career advancement.
3-4/year, Austin and North Texas
TSAE Labs are half-day workshops will explore one topic in-depth in an interactive small group learning environment. Labs are limited to 20-30 participants.
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.
With more than 1,000 association professionals who represent Texas-based associations and societies as well as corporations and firms that provide services to associations, TSAE is comprised of a diverse group of professionals.
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.).
TSAE understands what it takes to be an association professional. It’s about having an ambitious spirit, a servant’s heart and a drive to organize people toward a shared vision.
But no association professional can to do it all alone. And that’s where TSAE comes in.
We serve association professionals by creating strong connections – to peers, information, resources, inspiration and innovation – that advance them and their organizations.
We bring together a welcoming community of high achieving individuals who bring out the best in each other at all levels of their career, because ultimately, we are better together.
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.
Session proposals to be considered for 2020 events are due by December 31, 2019.
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.