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Membership in the National Speakers Association signifies professional standing in the speaking industry, increasing your credibility and visibility with decision-makers as well as your speaking colleagues. You’ll be listed in the national directory and receive publications, recordings, virtual workshops, and intel just for members. And when you join NSA’s Northern California Chapter, you’ll maximize your visibility and networking through members-only content, promotion, leadership and development opportunities locally. You’ll belong to a community that shares information and ideas generously.

There are several different ways you can become a part of the NSA Northern California community:

  • Professional Membership (must be a national member of NSA)
  • Affiliate Member (must be a national affiliate of NSA)
  • NSA NorCal Affiliate Speaker (no national affiliation required)
  • Speakers Academy Participant (no national affiliation required)

Professional Membership

To qualify for Professional Membership chapter, you must be a current Professional Member or Professional Affiliate of NSA at the national level. Qualification criteria and other information about joining NSA is available here. You’ll need to document your professional speaking activity through one of the following:

  • 20 paid speeches per year,
  • $25,000 in speaking income per year, or
  • 20 speeches as part of your salaried job.

If you provide services to speakers, you may qualify as a Professional Affiliate member. Once you've joined NSA at the national level, you automatically qualify to join the Northern California Chapter. National membership will be verified. 

Join or Renew as Professional Chapter Member

Affiliate Member

To qualify for Professional Affiliate Membership, you must be a service supplier and a current Professional Affiliate Member of NSA at the national level. Click here for membership requirements. Once you've joined NSA at the national level, you automatically qualify to join the Northern California Chapter. National membership will be verified. 

Join or Renew as an Affiliate Member 


NSA NorCal Affiliate Speakers

Who is eligible to become an NSA NorCal Affiliate Speaker? This group is for those who are not currently members of the NSA national and includes:

  • Successful, established speakers
  • Aspiring speakers
  • Current participants of NSA NorCal Speakers Academy 
  • Graduates of NSA NorCal Speakers Academy 
  • Current participants in NSA National Speakers Academy

As an NSA NorCal Affiliate Speaker, you get:

  • A discount on monthly NSA NorCal chapter meetings
  • To participate to special virtual chapter events throughout the year, including our holiday party, 40th anniversary party, “pop-up” speaker presentations and more
  • A reduced fee for attending West Coast Alliance meetings (NSA Oregon, NSA Pacific Northwest, and NSA LA)
  • Access to, networking with, and learning from like-minded speaking professionals
  • A special all-access rate for NSA NorCal Speakers Academy


Join as an NSA NorCal Affiliate Speaker 
Speakers Academy

If you don’t qualify yet, come to our chapter meetings and salons—everyone is welcome. You’ll learn from the example and experience of experts. And if you’re ready to accelerate the growth of your speaking business, enroll in our Speakers Academy.

Apply as a SA Participant Today!