2021 ASTA National Conference Speaker Center

Congratulations on being invited to speak at the 2021 Virtual ASTA National Conference!


The National Conference Speaker Service Center is a one-stop-shop dedicated to you, our conference speakers. You will be able to manage much of the information for your session here, including submitting your biographical information, uploading handouts and presentations, viewing important deadlines, and much more.

If you are a first-time speaker in a virtual setting, we will be updating this page with an abundance of resources for everything from best practices, tips, and tricks, to best lighting and what not to wear. If at any time you need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Thank you in advance for dedicating your time, meeting the necessary deadlines, and volunteering to serve as a conference speaker. We look forward to working with you! 

1) Conference Schedule
        Day 1 (Eastern Time)
        Conference: 8:00 am - 5:15 pm ET
        Day 2 (Eastern Time)
        Conference: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm ET
        Day 3 (Eastern Time)
        Conference: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
        On-demand Content
        Access for 30 days
        *Schedule subject to change

2) Virtual platform - Check back for the announcement of our platform

3) Speaker Policies, Registration, and Benefits

All speakers agree to abide by ASTA board-approved policies. Please review:
Conference Speaker Policies
Conference Registration Terms
Virtual Meeting Code of Conduct

All conference session presenters and research poster presenters must be current ASTA members when submitting proposals and at the time of presentation. Renew or join today.

Benefits to You:

o No travel costs
o Opportunity for speakers to tailor their presentations to a virtual format and alter their presentation time to 30-50 minutes
o Outreach to a large national and global string audience
o Pre-record your session when you have time in your busy schedule
o Ability to collaborate and engage from your classroom, studio, home
o On-demand access to education after the conference for 30 days
o Share conference content with your students


Important Deliverables and Deadlines

November 16, 2020  -  
Complete speaker commitment form (emailed to all accepted speakers).

More deadlines forthcoming for presentations, speaker profiles, conference registration, and more.


Presentation Resources

ASTA will be adding resources to support your virtual presentations and make your experience a successful and easy one.

Best Practices for Recording Your Presentation
- Coming Soon
PowerPoint Template - Coming Soon

Session Handouts  -  Due January 27, 2021  -  Submit via Dropbox or email


Music Industry Showcases  -
  Limited Availability 

These sessions are for the promotion of commercial products and services. These sessions give you the opportunity to share your expertise with potential customers, market directly to a focused group for a one-hour session, launch new products, and provide increased visibility for your products and services. Showcase sessions are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis and available to members of the ASTA String Industry Council exhibiting at the conference.

  -  Members: please contact your company representative to have them reserve the showcase slot.
  -  Company representatives: please contact Susan Hoopes at shoopes@astastrings.org or use the exhibitor prospectus contract to reserve your slot.

Questions? Email meetings@astastrings.org