Speaker Nomination

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Year-round, the Adventure Travel Trade Association recruits dynamic experts, within adventure tourism as well as from other industries, to speak at ATTA-organized executive events, conferences, shows, meetings and Webinars throughout the world – including our capstone event, the annual Adventure Travel World Summit.

To ensure that the ATTA consistently delivers unparalleled quality content, innovative thinking, provocative subject matter and top-notch expertise, we seek and pursue candidates who share a collective interest in responsibly developing adventure tourism.

We offer below a Speaker Nomination form as the single most effective channel for you (or the individual whom you nominate) to be considered as a guest speaker for ATTA events. Nominations are reviewed monthly. By completing the form, you will receive an auto-reply message. The ATTA keeps each speaker nomination in an active file for three years – the active file is consulted regularly to find just the right speakers to match specific events, subject matter requirements and audience needs.

The ATTA does not pay honorariums. Instead, we deliver to our guest experts a compelling mix of decision makers, influencers and media. With this in mind, we view our arrangements with speakers as a “trade” of services. Association with the ATTA and speaking engagements at ATTA events tend to offer our speakers additional credibility, influence and visibility, as the ATTA has become the world’s leading trade association serving one of leisure tourism’s most vibrant sectors.

We expect our speakers to refrain from self promotion. We have a powerful outreach engine that does that work for our speakers. Our speakers do not need to “sell” their products or services from the podium – it’s a practice we frown upon and one that that erodes our credibility.

At our events, speakers secure a window primarily to the ATTA Membership, which represents a thriving community of more than 800 responsible, profitable businesses, destinations and media who transform customers and businesses alike into advocates for sustainability and justice worldwide. Our members, spanning six continents and more than 80 countries, include tour operators, destination marketing organizations, tourism boards, specialty travel agents, guides, accommodations, media and service providers.

Thank you for taking the time to review our approach. We look forward to your nomination.

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