Consideration of remuneration for ACSM non-member speakers will be upon request by the submitter at the time of submission and limited to two nonmember speakers per Symposium and one nonmember speaker per Tutorial Lecture, Colloquium, or Clinical Workshop. The Program Committee will have final approval.
Non-member speakers will have the option to select partial funding requests. See details below.
ACSM member speakers are responsible for paying all expenses in connection with attending and presenting at the event. See details below.
ACSM Non-Member Accepted Speakers
After the session submitter requests remuneration for a non-member speaker and the session is accepted, the non-member accepted speaker will have the choice between two remuneration policies:
Option 1 – Expense Reimbursement (full or partial requests from a-d below)
a. Complimentary registration to attend and present at the in-person Annual Meeting.
b. Round-trip advance-purchase economy class airfare for approved non-member speakers to the Annual Meeting purchased through ACSM’s official travel agency, ALTOUR.
c. Two nights of hotel accommodation during the Annual Meeting for approved non-member speakers at a hotel within ACSM’s room block not to exceed the headquarter hotel rate, based on availability. Speakers are responsible for all other hotel costs, including incidentals. Submission of hotel receipt post-event is required for reimbursement.
d. Reimbursement for meals and required ground transportation for two days at the Annual Meeting not to exceed $55.00 per day. Submission of receipts post-event is required for reimbursement.
Option 2 – Flat Honorarium (includes a & b below)
a. Complimentary registration for the Annual Meeting
b. $1,000 post-meeting
ACSM recognizes the desire and value of non-member experts participating in the program; however, we must be prudent by following these guidelines: 1) only use a non-member speaker when a comparable ACSM member expert is unavailable, 2) when possible, use non-member speakers from the city where the meeting is held, 3) use non-member speakers from North America unless there is compelling need to go elsewhere.
If a non-member speaker approved to receive remuneration cannot present due to an extenuating circumstance and is replaced by another non-member, this policy will be transferred to that non-member. If a non-member speaker approved to receive remuneration cannot present due to an extenuating circumstance and is replaced by a member, the member speaker will be responsible for paying all expenses as mentioned above. If the speaker is not replaced, the remuneration will be voided.
A non-member can only be paid for approved expenses (or portion of expenses) one time in a 5-year cycle; however, can receive “complimentary only registration” within that same 5-year timeframe. If the individual is recommended as a “named lecturer,” within the 5-year cycle, this would be exempt from the 5-year cycle. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Chair of the Program Committee and the Director of the Education Department.
Proposals submitted by non-ACSM members will be treated as members with regard to financial remuneration; therefore, all will be responsible for paying their own expenses in connection with the meeting, which includes paying the registration fee for the meeting.
ACSM Member Speakers
ACSM member speakers participating in a session are responsible for paying all expenses in connection with attending and presenting at the event, including the registration fee. (This does not include presentation for Named and President’s lectures.)
ACSM members with lapsed dues are considered members and will need to bring their dues to current status. ACSM membership must be current within the previous 5-years of the meeting year.
ACSM reserves the right to make exceptions to terms and conditions outlined. Submission of your registration constitutes an agreement on your part to accept these terms and conditions.