NSA-DC | National Speakers Association Washington, D.C. Area Chapter

Contact Us:

Email: info@nsadc.org

Phone: (240) 284-3152

Meet Our Board:

(from left to right)

Sharon Weinstein, CSP
Shelley Row, P.E.
Jeri Mae Rowley 
Vice President/Treasurer
Colleen Pelar 

Karen Snyder, CSP 
Immediate Past President
 Liz Wainger, CPF
Kiki Ramsey
Dr. Omekongo Dibinga 

The National Speakers Association (NSA) is the leading organization for professional speakers. Since 1973, NSA has provided resources and education designed to advance the skills, integrity and value of its members and speaking profession.

2018-2019 Call For Nominations

NSA-DC is pleased to open the call for nominations for open positions on the 2018-2019 Board of Directors. If you are interested in serving a 1 or 2-year term on the NSA-DC 2018-2019 Board or would like to nominate an individual to serve, please contact Karen Snyder, CSP, NSA-DC's Nomination Committee Chair, at Karen@KarenSnyder.com. Call for nominations will close at midnight, Wednesday, January 31st.

Upcoming Events

01/24/2018 9:00 AM • Difficult Run - Great Falls, Virginia
02/16/2018 • Baltimore, MD
02/18/2018 3:00 PM • 114 Fox Trail Terrace, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
03/10/2018 8:30 AM • Silver Spring Civic Center 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910
04/14/2018 8:30 AM • Silver Spring Civic Center 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Please Note:  Refunds and credits will not be given for meetings and events if you have registered and are unable to attend.  

President's Message:

Welcome to the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA-DC), the organization of choice for more than 100 professional speakers serving the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. 

NSA-DC offers a variety of programs and services for the established speaker, training for the aspiring speaker, and is a go-to resource for meeting planners nationwide looking for five-star professional speakers.

At NSA-DC, we offer: 

A Network of like-minded professionals with a passion for speaking/training/consulting/coaching 

Methods and Models to enhance platform skills, develop your expertise, and get results 

Opportunities to see and be seen by your peers and industry leaders 

Our members are our reason for connecting, collaborating, and communicating. Member engagement drives our core objectives. During our board retreat, we identified three major goals for the year; they are financial stability, increased membership, and enhanced member experience. By providing an exceptional member experience, the rest will follow. We know that to have member engagement, we need to offer the best experience. 

But, we need each of you! NSA-DC is your professional organization of speakers working to support each other to advance the fine art of public speaking; increase the visibility of speakers in the region, and educate the next generation of professional speakers. We can do this, and more, with your participation and your involvement. Opportunities for networking, volunteering, mentoring and more are within your reach. As a member, you are the lifeblood of the profession. As guests, you have a chance to experience our content-rich programs, our network, and to audit our Speakers Academy. 

I am honored to serve as the 2017-2018 President alongside our talented Board of Directors and Committee Chairs. We welcome your input, your involvement, and your ideas. I invite you to reach out to me at sharon@sharonmweinstein.com with your questions and suggestions. 

Come for the content and stay for the networking; we are your community, and your speaking future! 

Sharon M. Weinstein, CSP 



Upcoming Chapter Meetings

Saturday, March 10, 2018
Silver Spring Civic Center

1 Veterans Place

Silver Spring, MD 20910

8:30am - 11:30am

Melissa J. Nixon

Are You An Influencer?

Saturday, April 14, 2018
Silver Spring Civic Center

1 Veterans Place

Silver Spring, MD 20910

8:30am - 11:30am

Mary Kelly

Ways to Grow Your Speaking Business in Every Economy

NSA-DC Partners

We would like to thank our partners!

Gold Level Partners

Silver Level Partners