Year-round, the Adventure Travel Trade Association recruits dynamic experts within adventure tourism as well as from other industries to speak at ATTA-organized events, trade shows, meetings, webinars, and in-person/online education offered globally – including our capstone event, the annual Adventure Travel World Summit and our self-paced online business training courses.

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 an Expert Nomination & Topic Suggestion form as the single most effective channel for you (or the individual whom you nominate) to be considered as a subject matter expert, event speaker, or technical trainer. If you have a theme or topic you’d like to suggest to be featured at an upcoming event but no specific expert to recommend along with it, please also use the form below.

For a full understanding of event goals, scope, themes and geographic focus, please review the ATTA Events page.

For a full understanding of educational goals, scope, and themes for in-person and online training, please review the AdventureEDU page.

  • Nominations are reviewed regularly. By completing the form, you will receive an auto-reply confirmation. The ATTA keeps each submission in an active database, which is consulted consistently to find just the right topics or speakers to match specific educational needs, upcoming events, subject matter requirements, and audience expectations.
  • Event Speakers: The ATTA does not typically pay speaker fees or honorariums. Instead, we deliver to our guest experts a compelling mix of decision makers, influencers, business leaders, and media. With this in mind, we view our arrangements with experts as a “trade” of services. Association with ATTA programming tends to offer additional credibility, influence and visibility, as the ATTA has become the world’s leading trade associations serving one of leisure tourism’s most vibrant sectors.
  • AdventureEDU Trainers: The AdventureEDU training program provides a commission-based contract for experts recruited as educators for in-person or online programming.
  • We request that experts refrain from self promotion. We have a powerful outreach engine that does that work for you. Our speakers do not need to “sell” their products or services from the stage – it’s a practice we frown upon and one that erodes our credibility.

Through ATTA programming, experts secure a window primarily to the ATTA Membership, which represents a thriving community of more than 1,100 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 90 countries, include tour operators, destination marketing organizations, tourism boards, specialty travel agents and advisors, 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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