Because this is an excellent opportunity to present and gain national visibility for future speaking engagements, NASSP does not cover any expenses associated with speaker participants in the Speakers Showcase.
One of the exciting features of the NASC National Conference is the Speakers Showcase. The showcase is an opportunity for attendees to preview outstanding speakers and trainers that address issues specific to middle level and high school students. This is an excellent forum in which to present and gain national visibility for future speaking opportunities throughout the country.
The goal of the Speakers Showcase is for conference attendees to:
- Take recommendations of speakers they have heard back to their home states and schools for consideration at future events
- Hear a speaker that delivers a program/message that makes a positive impact on them, something they can take back and use immediately.
In addition to student delegates and advisers, conference attendees will include state executive directors of state student council associations, many of whom will be looking for potential speakers for their state conferences.
The showcase will take place on Sunday, June 23 at the conference venue (Sunrise Mountain High School). The session times are 60 minutes each for two back-to-back sessions of two different groups of students and advisers for a total of 120 minutes. Speakers must refrain from overtly promoting any products or publications during the presentation. However, information on promotional products and/or materials may be provided at the end of the presentation.
The deadline to submit applications with photo is February 15, 2013.
Notification regarding acceptance will be made by March 15, 2013.
If you are interested in participating in the 2013 NASC National Conference Speakers Showcase, please complete the Speakers Showcase Application and send it with supporting information and photo to:
Tammy Wightman, Associate Director
NASC Speakers Showcase
1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191
Speakers must be in the market specializing in youth groups representing ages 12–17. Acceptance to the showcase is open to five speakers. Speaker fees charged for future speaking engagements to this group must be affordable to local schools and state organizations. Showcase speakers must provide examples of their fees and provide 3 letters of recommendation from high schools where you’ve presented in the last year.
Speakers’ content should consist of educational messages that conference attendees can take back and use at their own schools, and should fit into one of the following categories:
- Creating a Positive School Climate
- Student Voice/Civic Engagement
- Service/Service Learning
- Character Building/Academic Integrity
- Combating Drugs or Alcohol
- Activities for All.
It is the policy of NASSP that showcase speakers only attend the conference during the specified times for the Speakers Showcase. Any other participation is prohibited unless the speaker has purchased an exhibit booth, which allows them to be present in the exhibit area during exhibit hours.
Note: Photographing or filming of any event, attendee, speaker, presenter or staff member is prohibited, except by the official NASC National Conference photographer and video film crew.