Searching for a speaker in a particular region, or one with a specific topic? Professional Speaker Link, a new CD-ROM produced by he national Speakers Association, allows meeting planners to search for speakers by name, topic, keyword, geographical region, or a combination of those factors.

In addition to the speakers directory, the CD-ROM features a supplier guide, which includes listings of hotels, resorts, AV vendors, exhibit contractors, video production companies, and other vendors. The suppliers’ guide is also searchable by area, category, or keyword.

The CD-ROM is free to meeting planners; copies have been mailed this month to 50,000 corporate and association planners. If you are not on NSA’s list, you can order your copy by calling (480) 968-2552, or visit www.nsaspeaker.org. The NSA will update produce annual updates of the CD-ROM, which will also be complimentary.