The Association Stage

August Event Spotlight

Closing Keynote At ASAE's Annual Meeting & Exposition: If You Can See It, You Can Be It

Celebrity Chef and Food Network TV Star, Jeff Henderson inspired thousands of association professionals as the Closing Keynote Speaker at ASAE's Annual Meeting & Exposition in Toronto, Tuesday, August 15, with his journey of redemption from the streets to the stove, sharing real-life strategies for overcoming hardship. 

Game Changer Session At ASAE's Annual Meeting & Exposition: Living Out Loud 

With a passion for language, literacy, and advocacy within the deaf community and beyond, Nyle DiMarco  shared his barrier-breaking story as a deaf man who has risen above stereotypes to take the world by storm in ASAE's Game Changer Session on Monday, August, 14. Nyle empowered ASAE attendees to discount societal pressures, embrace diversity, and appreciate and harness their personal strengths.

Speakers In The Spotlight

Captain Scott Kelly

Encouraging Association Audiences to Courageously Achieve The Impossible

NASA astronaut and renowned American hero, Captain Scott Kelly’s historic Year In Space mission solidified his status as one of the greatest pioneers in history--proving that the sky is not the limit. 

Now, in his acclaimed speech appearances, and with a highly-anticipated memoir, “Endurance: A Year In Space, A Lifetime of Discovery,” available in October, he brings audiences to the edge of their seats with insights that inspire and challenge them to courageously achieve the impossible.

Associations Praise Scott Kelly

  • Let me just say how perfect Captain Kelly was for our event. His overall speech and experience were awe inspiring. He was great to work with. It was truly a pleasure!
    - Global Business Travel Association
  • Scott Kelly wowed them as we knew he would. Lines were out the ballroom to see him. RAVE REVIEWS!
    - PRSA
  • Captain Kelly’s presentation was excellent–and based on the fact that the room was packed, I’m sure everyone enjoyed it! Thank you so much.
    - American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Alison Levine

Inspiring Association Audiences with Memorable Leadership Lessons

As the team captain for the First American Women’s Everest Expedition, having climbed the Seven Summits and skied to the North and South Poles, world-renowned adventurer, businesswoman and best-selling author, Alison Levine knows how to survive in extreme and unpredictable environments.

In her inspiring keynote, Alison draws authentic parallels between extreme mountaineering and provides the framework to help association audiences scale the mountains they aspire to climb.

Associations Rave About Alison Levine

  • Many attendees, some who have been coming to this conference for twenty or more years said Alison gave the best presentation they have ever seen! She did a spectacular job.
    - National Association of Bar Executives
  • Alison gave a very impactful presentation [that] was interactive and her delivery was spectacular.
    - Grocery Manufacturers Association
  • BRAVO! [Alison's] humor and insight lifted our members up to new heights! (pun intended!) 
    - National Business Owners Association
  • We were absolutely BEYOND thrilled with Alison's presentation. The message she shared with us was so powerful and was exactly what we were hoping for.  THANK YOU!
    - Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Chris Wallace

Taking Association Audiences Behind-the-Scenes Of Today's Headlines

As one of the country's most high-profile television journalists, throughout his award-winning career, Chris Wallace, host of "Fox" News Sunday and one of the lead moderators of the 2016 presidential debates he has established himself as a venerable authority on presidential history and election politics. 

With curated insights on current news events and political affairs, Chris captivates audiences with keen takeaways that addresses impending changes across the political landscape. 

Associations Applaud Chris Wallace

  • “It was difficult, but Chris found a way to bring a balanced analysis and unbiased perspective to his commentary on the 2016 Presidential election and early Trump Administration. He can speak to a wide range of interests beyond the news and has a speaking style that is clear, highly informative and funny. A must see speaker.”
    - Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Chris was terrific! His presentation was superb and extremely well received; making our evening successful and memorable."
    - Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • Chris Wallace did a great job. [We] would be happy to have him back.
    - American Council of Engineering Companies

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