TSAE Women’s Summit

Presented by Visit Austin

Thursday, October 25
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
AT&T Conference Center (Austin, TX)

Full event: $175 Member/$225 Non-member
Luncheon-only: $75 Member/$100 Non-member

CAE Hours: 5 (full event); 1.5 (luncheon-only)

Open to everyone working in the association industry. 

Online registration is closed. Please call 512-444-1974 to sign up.


We are excited to announce the first TSAE Women’s Summit. We have received interest over the past few years for this type of event and are working with a group of volunteer members to plan program content.

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Opening Keynote
Be an Undercover Change Agent

MJ Hegar, Former US Air Force Combat Search and Rescue Helicopter Pilot

In our opening session, Major MJ Hegar reveals how to be a catalyst for change on a large scale, be it in your career, at home, or on a national or global level. When someone tells you that something cannot be done, she says, the only way to prove them wrong is to do what they believe to be impossible. Her heroic actions in Afghanistan—when she was shot down on a Medevac mission and was pivotal in rescuing her crew and patients, and became the second woman in history to earn a Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor Device—changed the perception of women in the military. And, her historic lawsuit against the Secretary of Defense opened the door for women to participate in ground combat, a significant step forward for equal rights for women in the military. How did she do it? And what can we learn from her experiences? A magnetic speaker, she combines harrowing war stories and powerful lessons on social change with practical advice on leadership, diversity, teamwork, and motivation.  

Lunch Keynote
From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big and Living Fearlessly

Siri Lindley, World Champion Triathlete, High-Performance Coach & Author

From the science of achievement to the art of fulfillment, Siri Lindley draws on her personal journey of self-discovery – of overcoming fear and failure to become a world champion triathlete – to equip you with effective strategies for unleashing your passion, fueling your inner fire, and reaching new levels of success in life and business.

For Siri, the great gifts in her life resulted from her greatest struggles. With a change of mindset – by deciding to live fearlessly authentic and own every part of who she is – she began to create the extraordinary life of a champion that she always dreamed. Now she is sharing those same inspiring lessons to help you navigate tough times, bring out your
best, and uncover your true potential.


Breakout Topics:
  • C-Suite Challenges for Women
  • Building Organizational Diversity
  • Advocating for Yourself
  • Thriving Through Wellness
  • Lessons Learned: Advice I Would Give a Younger Me
  • UNLIMITED: Conquering the Myth of the Glass Ceiling    

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8:30 – 9:30 am

Opening Session/Breakfast

9:30 – 10:00 am


10:00 – 11:00 am

Breakout Sessions (2)

11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Breakout Sessions (2)       

12:15 – 1:45 pm

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker     

1:45 – 2:15 pm


2:15 – 3:30 pm Breakout Sessions (2)

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Bites, Bubbles and Beats Reception with Entertainment


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For sponsorship inquires, contact Steven Stout.