How to Join NSA/Colorado

At-a-glance chapter benefits, cost, and more

 1. “When I join, what are my choices?”

You can be affiliated with NSA/Colorado in three ways:

  • Professional Member – To join NSA/Colorado as a Professional Member, you must first be a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association in good standing. This means you have submitted an application to the national-level NSA organization documenting your professional speaking career, you have been accepted as an NSA member, and you have paid national dues. To learn more, visit
  • Professional Candidate – Becoming an NSA/Colorado Professional Candidate is easy. In fact, you can do it right now! It only takes a minute to complete the application. In addition to aspiring speakers, many of our Professional Candidates are consultants, business coaches, life coaches, in-house trainers, facilitators, published authors, and other experts and thought leaders who are adding professional speaking as a service in their thriving business.
  • Basic Contact – Want to stay informed of NSA/Colorado activities, but not ready to become a Professional Member or Professional Candidate? Sign up as a Basic Contact to receive email notifications of events open to nonmembers. 

2. “What do I get?”

Chapter Benefit

Professional Member

Professional Candidate

Become part of a network of some of the most highly accomplished speaking professionals and leading-edge entrepreneurs in the world!

Discounted registration fees for monthly programs keynoted by top national speakers (events are held September through April)

  • Professional Members receive $20 discount (that’s 33% off the Guest Early Bird rate)
  • Professional Candidates receive $10 discount (that’s 17% off the Guest Early Bird rate)

Exclusive access to “Meet the Keynoter” sessions, following most monthly programs

Invitation to the chapter-only Holiday Party, End-of-Year Celebration, Summer Picnic, and other special events

Invitation to one-day intensive in January to explore career options and business models

Inclusion in the searchable NSA/Colorado Database and Find-a-Speaker request form – two resources meeting planners use to find and hire speakers

Access to the ongoing “Speaking with the Masters” series of audio interviews with “All-Star” speakers who share top speaking tips and business-building strategies

Inclusion in updated editions of the printed NSA/Colorado Member Directory, with more than 800 copies distributed to meeting planners nationwide

Invitations to Professional Member mastermind events

Invitations to Professional Candidate Accelerate Workshops

Discount to enroll in the Colorado Speakers Academy (save $150)

Invitation to participate in a video showcase

Opportunity to serve on the NSA/Colorado board of directors

Opportunity to serve on NSA/Colorado committees


3. “How much does it cost to join?”

As a reminder, if you are a member of the National Speakers Association in good standing, please apply as a Professional Member of NSA/Colorado. If not, please apply as a Professional Candidate.

Professional Member (you must currently be a member of NSA in good standing)

  • $150 per year

Professional Candidate

  • $275 per year

4. “What if I have questions?”

If you have questions, contact us at Our office staff or Vice President of Membership will be happy to answer your questions. In addition, feel free to ask anyone at the registration table when you attend our next event.

5. “How do I join?”

Click to complete the form to join NSA/Colorado.