Content Leader Call for Proposals


ASAE Learning seeks the expertise of subject matter experts to develop and facilitate educational programming for its diverse conferences. This diversity is represented in the content, attendee profile, learning formats, audience level, and overall objectives of each conference.

We encourage our members and other knowledgeable experts to submit ideas for education sessions by responding to the call for proposals (CFP), which occurs seven to 10 months before the conference.

As an advocate for its members and the industry, ASAE Learning welcomes proposals for sessions that address a wide variety of topics important to the community. For example:

  • changes facing the association industry within specific functional areas
  • innovative approaches to accommodate large- and small-association operations
  • leadership and management strategies to support career advancement
  • executive-level change processes that affect the entire organization
  • marketplace dynamics affecting associations today and how organizations can prepare for tomorrow

To steer you in the right direction, each CFP provides specifics about the types of session ideas that are being sought for a particular conference. CFPs will be accepted through the conference website. When a CFP is open, a link to the online submission form will be included on the site. CFPs will be open for approximately three weeks (this may vary based on the specific conference), and deadlines are firm.

The review process begins the day after a CFP closes, so extensions will not be granted. After a multiple-stage review process, selections are made within a month of the CFP closing. The person who submitted the proposal will be notified as to whether it was accepted or declined.

The list below includes CFP dates for upcoming conferences. Please consider which conference is most suitable to your expertise. ASAE makes every effort to engage as many participants and diverse perspectives as possible through content leaders’ submissions. Therefore, we ask that you limit your submissions to one or two conferences per year.

In advance, thank you for your time, interest, and commitment to our community.

For more information, contact:
ASAE Learning
[email protected]

ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition

August 18–21, 2018, Chicago, Illinois  
Call for proposals: Closed

Associations @ Work

October 15–17, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland
Call for proposals: Closed

Great Ideas Conference

March 11–13, 2018, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Call for proposals: Closed

Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference

May 22–23, 2018, Washington, DC
Call for proposals: Closed

Technology Conference & Expo

December 12–13, 2017, National Harbor, Maryland
Call for proposals: Closed

Xperience Design Project (XDP)

Due to the unique program design of XDP, a call for proposals is not used.