Presenters/Content Experts

Are you a content expert? All TNSAE members and industry leaders are invited and encouraged to submit education session proposals (link below). And, please share this page with any association industry experts who you feel would be good presenter options for TNSAE.

Submit a Presenter Proposal today!

TNSAE Professional Development Committee

TNSAE has a volunteer led Professional Development Committee meets to discuss topics, review content submissions and extend invitations to potential speakers and content leaders. Session topics specific to association and event management receive priority over general topics of interest.

Speaker Fees and Travel Reimbursement

TNSAE has a very limited budget for speakers and content leaders. Speaking at a TNSAE event is a marketing opportunity, and many of our speakers join us for travel reimbursement only. Many of TNSAE's members look to current and former TNSAE content leaders when they need to hire a speaker for an event. So, speaking at a TNSAE program is great exposure to TNSAE's association community.


TNSAE’s primary membership demographic represents professionals of all levels employed by a variety of associations located across the state of Tennessee. Our membership also includes those companies that provide a product or service to the association community. These businesses include hotels, visitors’ bureaus, printing companies, communication and marketing companies, as well as a variety of other vendor categories. Association members attend TNSAE events for information on best practices and ways to deliver more value to their members, staff, associations, and their own careers.

Topic Areas

Consider the areas below to jump start your thinking before submitting a form. We are looking for ways to improve or innovate in these areas of association management. If you have any questions or wish to talk through an idea, contact Jamie Flynn, Executive Director.

  • Governance Structure
  • Chapters and Affiliate Relations
  • Volunteer Leadership Development
Executive Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity
  • Adaptive Leadership
Organizational Strategy
  • General Management
  • Critical Analysis and Planning
  • Knowledge Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Legal Oversight and Risk Mitigation
  • Infrastructure and Technology
  • Vendor Relations
Business Development
  • Programs, Products, Services, and Non-dues Revenue
  • Meetings and Events
  • Certification, Licensure, and Accreditation
  • Industry Standards
  • Strategic Partnerships
Member and Stakeholder Engagement and Management
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Stakeholder Identification and Cultivation
  • Volunteer Management
  • Ethics
  • Government Relations
  • Coalition Building
  • Public Policy
Marketing and Communications
  • Marketing
  • Brand Management
  • Communication
  • Public Relations