Application - Present at an NSCA Event

The NSCA Conference Committee and local leadership invite the submission of presentations for National Conference, Coaches Conference, Personal Trainers Conference, and TSAC Annual Training, as well as national clinics and state/provincial and regional events. Please note, all presentations must be delivered in English. 


The NSCA Conference Committee will review all national event applications at this year's National Conference for inclusion in the following year's event. Applications must be received by May 15 of each year for consideration the following year. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. If approved, you will be notified prior to the event.

State/provincial and regional leadership will review submitted applications as they are received for inclusion in their upcoming events.  If approved, you will be notified prior to the event. 

Speaker Qualification Criteria

Main Session(s) - Must hold a post-graduate degree (Master's or higher) and/or be NSCA certified with a minimum of a Bachelor's degree.

Practical - Must be a NSCA certified, or hold a four-year degree or higher.

The NSCA Conference Committee and local leadership reserve the right to consider experience in lieu of these qualification criteria on a case-by-case basis.

Speaker Compensation

The compensation package provided to main sessions 50 minutes or longer is based upon the length of the session. Compensation is per session, not per person and includes honorarium, one-night's lodging, airfare up to $350, and a conference registration. Roundtable Discussions, Research Free Communication, and Poster presentations are not compensated.  

Please note: If you would like to have a Co-Presenter, please list their name below and have them complete a separate speaker application. 


Which event are you submitting for?*
If Regional Conference or State/Provincial Clinic is selected, please specify which region/state/province:
Country of Residence*:
Presenter's NSCA ID:
Presenter's First Name*:
Presenter's Last Name*:
Co-Presenter Name:
Street Address*:  
Have you spoken at a previous NSCA event (clinic, conference, etc.)? * If "yes," continue to the next question. 
When and where have you spoken at an NSCA event?    
Education* (include degree and discipline):    
Biography* (150 word limit):  
Please list your name and credentials (e.g., academic degrees, licensures, certifications, recognitions, fellowships, etc.). The speaker bio can include a brief description of current and/or past positions, educational background, expertise or areas of interest, a brief highlight of career achievements (e.g., prior speaking engagements, authorship accomplishments, etc.), and professional recognitions (e.g., special certifications, awards, etc.). Competing credentials/certifications can be listed in the bio, but will not appear in the speaker byline. Speaker bios should generally be 50 – 150 words long and be written in third person (avoiding “I,” “you,” and “we”).
Relevant work experience*  
Please select a topic group from the dropdown menu
Format of Presentation:  
Length of Presentation*:   
Title of Presentation*:   
Presentation Description* (150 word limit):  
*Please describe why an attendee should attend this session. The session description should include a brief description of what attendees should expect to learn by attending the session (i.e., what is the general purpose of the session and what are the takeaways). Session descriptions should not exceed 150 words, and should be written in third-person.

Sample Session Title and Description:
Proper Technique and Progressions for the Deadlift (Joe Smith, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, USAW)
Attendees of this session will learn proper exercise technique and progressions for the deadlift, a foundational exercise for maximal strength development. This session will cover the importance of developing the movement pattern associated with the deadlift and discuss how its implementation can help improve performance. Also covered in this session will be coaching cues and a step-by-step protocol for teaching the deadlift.
Learning Objectives/Outcomes:
Provide 2-3 bulletpoints  
List other non-NSCA presentations given (include title, events, year):  

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