2013 Archives

ASAE Foundation Reveals Four Winners of Innovation Grant Program

Dec 12, 2013

WASHINGTON—ASAE Foundation, with major support from SunTrust Foundation, has chosen four winning projects for its Innovation Grant Program (IGP), which received close to 40 applications this year. Each winner will receive up to $10,000, and they will be recognized during ASAE’s 2014 Great Ideas Conference, March 9-11, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando.

ASAE's Technology Conference Expo Hosted Successful New Learning Format, Increased Attendance

Dec 11, 2013

WASHINGTON—ASAE held its 2013 CEO/CIO Pre-Conference Program and Technology Conference & Expo, December 3-5, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with 1,233 total participants, which is the second highest attended conference in its eight year history. Participants took part in more than 40 high-level practical education sessions within five pathways, a sold-out Expo Hall, and the Technology Town Hall Meeting.

Meet in Minnesota Becomes New ASAE Event Partner

Dec 3, 2013

WASHINGTON— ASAE announces Meet in Minnesota, a consortium of convention and visitor bureaus and the state's tourism office, has joined ASAE’s group of Alliance Partners in the Event Partner category. The new partnership will start in January. As part of their partnership, the Minnesota group will host two game changer speakers at the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Nashville.

DelCor Technology Solutions Joins as New ASAE Event Partner

Oct 9, 2013

WASHINGTON – ASAE announces DelCor Technology Solutions has signed-on to join ASAE’s group of Alliance Partners in the Event Partner category. The partnership will start in January 2014.

Studley, ASAE Business Services Reveal Association Real Estate Award Winners

Oct 9, 2013

WASHINGTON – ASAE Business Services, Inc. and Studley, provider of the ASAE-Endorsed Real Estate Solution, announces the winners of the Association Real Estate Awards, which recognizes associations and nonprofits whose office space best reflects their organization’s mission. The award program received 56 applications from a variety of organizations across the country.

ASAE Marriott Announce New Conference Center Name

Oct 8, 2013

As part of the strategic partnership with Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR), ASAE is renaming its conference center to the J.W. Marriott, Jr. – ASAE Conference Center.

Studley, ASAE Business Services Reveal Association Real Estate Award Winners

Sep 26, 2013

ASAE and its strategic partner Reno-Tahoe USA, who hosted the event, brought together a cross-section of young professionals from across the country to delve into the issues facing the association community, September 18-21, in Reno, Nevada

Colorado Floods

Sep 17, 2013

ASAE would like to extend our thoughts to everyone impacted by the floods in Colorado. ASAE members and staff have all been affected by these tragedies either directly or indirectly. We hope those how have experienced loss or injuries will find some comfort that a broader community of people who care and want to lend assistance.

Statement on DC shootings

Sep 16, 2013

WASHINGTON— ASAE would like to extend our thoughts to everyone impacted by today’s shooting at Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters in Washington, DC.

ASAE Selects Marriott International as New Strategic Partner

Sep 4, 2013

WASHINGTON— Today, two industry leaders, ASAE and Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) announced the launch of a new strategic partnership – one that builds on a relationship spanning more than 20 years.

ASAE Foundation Opens Applications for Innovation Grants Program

Aug 21, 2013

WASHINGTON— ASAE Foundation has opened applications for its Innovation Grants Program (IGP), which is in its second year, and the deadline to apply is October 20.

Studley, ASAE Business Services Launch Inaugural Association Real Estate Awards

Aug 19, 2013

WASHINGTON— ASAE Business Services, Inc. and Studley, an ASAE-endorsed Real Estate Solution, are starting a new awards program called Association Real Estate Awards that will recognize associations and nonprofits whose office space best reflects their organization’s mission. Submissions for the awards are due by September 6.

Highest Number of Association Executives Attended 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting Exposition Since 2008

Aug 9, 2013

WASHINGTON— More than 5,400 association professionals and industry partners attended the 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 3-6, in Atlanta. ASAE had the highest number of association executives since the 2008 ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Diego.

ASAE Board Approves New Research Initiatives Budget Program of Work for FY14

Aug 2, 2013

WASHINGTON— Prior to the official opening of the 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 3-6, in Atlanta, the ASAE Board approved recommendations on the direction of important and on-going ASAE initiatives such as content management and distribution, evolving infrastructure requirements to support future programs and services, advances in its global agenda and opportunities, and furthering its advocacy efforts through the Power of A campaign. The board also approved the FY 14 Program of Work and budget that includes specific projects in all areas of ASAE and the ASAE Foundation.

ASAE Launches New Book Guiding Association Professionals on How to Use Research for Results

Jul 30, 2013

WASHINGTONThe Informed Association: A Practical Guide to Using Research for Results, from ASAE's publishing arm, Association Management Press, equips association executives with the fundamentals to make research a practical tool.

Threetime Grammy Winner Nashville's Keb Mo Will Perform at ASAE's Summit Awards Dinner

Jul 22, 2013

WASHINGTON—American Grammy® Award-winning blues musician Keb’ Mo’ will perform at ASAE’s Summit Awards Dinner, October 1, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC to honor six outstanding associations in the community.

ASAE Foundation Announces Four Organizations Will Conduct Research to Identify Develop Models to Address Member Engagement

Jul 17, 2013

WASHINGTON—ASAE Foundation announces that four organizations have been selected to conduct research to identify and describe relevant behavioral theories as well as current and emerging trends that can be applied to enhance our understanding of models of engagement. The research will culminate this winter with the production of a series of white papers outlining their initial findings.

ASAE Names Waters, Alexander, Akridge with Highest Individual Honors for Exceptional Leadership

Jul 10, 2013

WASHINGTON—ASAE will honor Dr. Susan B. Waters, FASAE, CAE, CEO of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), with this year’s Key Award. The Key Award recognizes the association CEO who demonstrates exceptional qualities of leadership in his or her own association and displays a deep commitment to voluntary membership organizations as a whole.

ASAE Announces 99 Professionals Earn Prominent CAE Credential

Jun 28, 2013

WASHINGTON—Ninety-nine association executives recently received their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, bringing the total to a record-breaking 4,044 industry leaders worldwide.

ASAE Names 2013 Power of A Award Winners

Jun 26, 2013

WASHINGTON—On October 1, ASAE will honor six associations with the 2013 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A Awards. The six organizations will be recognized and accept their award during the Summit Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

2013 ASAE Annual Meeting Exposition Names Evening Entertainment for Opening, The Classic, Closing Night Celebrations

Jun 12, 2013

WASHINGTON—In eight weeks, more than 5,500 association industry professionals will gather in Atlanta for the 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition on August 3-6. Attendees will enjoy music from the Go-Go’s, Yacht Rock Revue, and World Classic Rockers.

Statement on Passing of Bill Taylor

Jun 11, 2013

WASHINGTON—ASAE issues the following statement on the passing of Bill Taylor, former Chairman of the Board and President & CEO of ASAE.

2013 ASAE Marketing Membership Communications Conference Inspired Creativity Strategies to Produce Results

Jun 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC—ASAE had a total of 844 attendees and a sold out exhibit hall with 62 booths at the 2013 Marketing, Membership, & Communications Conference (MMCC), June 4-5, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. With 40 learning labs, two general sessions, and Ignite presentations, attendees learned the latest trends, gathered best practices, and gained strategies to create the right formula for success for their associations

ASAE Names Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers as 2013 Gold Circle Award for Overall Excellence Award Winner

Jun 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC—During the 2013 ASAE Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference (MMCC) yesterday, ASAE announced that the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers won the annual 2013 Gold Circle Award for Overall Excellence for its Technology Tower Trivia. The winner was selected by the Gold Circle Award Committee from among the 2013 Gold Circle Award winners as the most outstanding example of excellence in association marketing, membership, and communication programs.

ASAE Selects 12 Association Professionals for 2013-2015 DELP Class

Jun 5, 2013

WASHINGTON- Twelve scholars have been chosen to join the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) as the class of 2013–2015. DELP gives individuals from underrepresented segments of the association profession an opportunity to advance into the ranks of leadership in association management by providing networking opportunities, educational programs, and career guidance.

ASAE Collaborates with Obama Administration on New Conference Guidance for Agencies

May 31, 2013

WASHINGTON—After meeting with ASAE in March, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) this week provided federal agencies with additional guidance on travel and conferences. ASAE worked with other associations to draft a protocol for conference planners to use in putting together meetings attended by federal employees. OMB adopted many of the protocol’s suggested best practices, such as hotel costs that are within government per diem rates and ensuring that social events held in conjunction with a conference aren’t lavish or excessive.

Nominees for ASAE and ASAE Foundation Board of Directors Announced by Leadership Committee

May 31, 2013

WASHINGTON—The Leadership Committee of ASAE and the ASAE Foundation announces the selected nominees to serve on the ASAE and the ASAE Foundation Boards of Directors for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14), which begins September 1, 2013.

ASAE Foundation Announces SunTrust Foundation Renews Commitment to Innovation Grant Program

May 22, 2013

WASHINGTON—ASAE Foundation is pleased to announce that the SunTrust Foundation is renewing its funding for the Innovation Grant Program (IGP). It will provide up to four grants worth up to $10,000 each. The IGP launched last year to support innovation exploration, development, and raise awareness about the innovation efforts within the association community.

Statement on Passing of Henry Ernstthal, FASAE

May 22, 2013
WASHINGTON—ASAE issues the following statement on the passing of Henry Ernstthal, FASAE:

ASAE's Springtime Expo, Association International Conferences Highlighted Need to Find Passion Exploring Global Landscape

May 20, 2013

WASHINGTON—Last week, more than 3,200 association and meeting professionals gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC to attend three key ASAE events: the Association International Conference, held May 14-16, the Springtime Expo, May 16, and ASAE Foundation’s Annual Springtime DC Golf & Tennis Invitational , May 17.

New Date for ASAE's In Honor of Women Event Featuring Author of The Richer Sex and the Rise of Womens Economic Power; Seven women will be awarded for their leadership contributions

May 3, 2013
WASHINGTON—Due to Hurricane Sandy last year, ASAE had to postpone the In Honor of Women event on November 2. The luncheon and awards has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 29 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Fairmont in Washington, D.C.

ASAE Debuts New Diversity Inclusion Benchmarking Tool for Association Management

Apr 22, 2013
WASHINGTON—Today, ASAE is introducing the first Diversity + Inclusion (D+I) tool for associations called the Association Inclusion Index. It’s an online, diagnostic tool that evaluates D+I policies, philosophies, and practices against community standards. The tool offers strategies and solutions for expanding an organization’s reach, relevance and reputation through practicing inclusive excellence. It focuses on five key D+I performance domains in associations which are: Mission and Focus, Roles and Leadership Accountability, Resources, Operations, and Communication and Culture.

ASAE Media Alert FTC Halts Construct DataFair

Apr 18, 2013
WASHINGTON—ASAE is pleased to announce that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has gotten a preliminary injunction against the Construct Data/Fair Guide scam that many ASAE members have received, and ASAE has been working with the FTC to stop this scam.

ASAE Announces 2013 Gold Circle Award Winners

Apr 17, 2013
ASAE announces the winners of the 2013 Gold Circle Award (GCA) competition that recognizes excellence, innovation, and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership, and communications programs.

Susan Cain Will Kick Off 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting Exposition, Dan Heath is Closing General Session Speaker

Mar 29, 2013
WASHINGTON—More than 5,500 nonprofit and association professionals are expected to attend the 2013 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Atlanta this August 3-6. Today, ASAE launches its 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition website, which includes information on all the speakers, more than 120 education sessions, registration, hotel and travel information, and networking events.

ASAE's Great Ideas Conference Celebrated 10 Years, Attendees Learned Effective Strategies to Move Associations to the Next Level

Mar 15, 2013
WASHINGTON— Celebrating 10 years of innovative education, ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference, March 10–12, provided 611 attendees the opportunity to learn how to make personal and professional connections from general session speakers Sally Hogshead, Thom Singer, and Simon Bailey. ASAE Foundation recognized the four Innovation Grant Program winners at this year's meeting which was held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Amendment to Stopgap Spending Bill Would Severely Limit Federal Agency Attendance at Meetings

Mar 15, 2013
WASHINGTON— ASAE and the association community are fighting a last-minute amendment to the continuing resolution (H.R. 933) under consideration in the Senate that would prohibit federal agencies from sending more than 25 employees to any meeting or conference held in the United States.

Association Advocates Gearing Up for ASAE's Power of A Week American Associations Day

Mar 8, 2013
WASHINGTON—Hosting its annual Power of A Week and legislative fly-in, March 13-19, ASAE and more than 500 members will take part in educating policymakers, the business community, and media about the critical role associations play in improving the economy and society.

Four Association Leaders Selected to ASAE's 2013 Class of Fellows

Mar 8, 2013
WASHINGTON— Four leaders in the association community have been named to ASAE's 2013 Class of Fellows. The Fellows program acknowledges individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and the association sector, and it is a call to service for the profession.

ASAE to Present Congressman Farr With 2013 Sentinel Award

Mar 5, 2013
WASHINGTON– On March 18, ASAE will present Congressman Sam Farr (D-CA) with its 2013 Sentinel Award in Washington, DC, for his leadership role last year in helping associations preserve a dialogue between government employees and the private sector at industry conferences.

ASAE US Association Executives Met with Hong Kong Association Community

Mar 4, 2013
WASHINGTON—ASAE's Key Global Associations Committee (KGAC), a group of US-based association leaders, recently traveled to Hong Kong and participated in a week-long learning and networking event, February 16-22. The group explored Hong Kong as a future destination for expanding the presence of US associations. The trip included an overview of Hong Kong as a business destination while also covering the rich cultural and historical background of the region.

ASAE Releases Book Providing Associations with Strategies for New Normal

Feb 27, 2013
WASHINGTON—How can associations compete effectively in a “new normal” characterized by complex challenges in the marketplace, member preferences, technology, and other areas? Road to Relevance: 5 Strategies for Competitive Associations, available from ASAE’s publishing arm, Association Management Press, equips association executives and volunteers with strategic yet practical guidance for focusing, delivering value, and eschewing distractions in the real and very dynamic environment in which they operate.

ASAE Seeking Nominations for Board Positions

Feb 20, 2013
WASHINGTON—ASAE is seeking association professionals to fill open positions on the ASAE and the ASAE Foundation Board of Directors to help lead the association dedicated to furthering the profession of association management.

ASAE Designates 144 Professionals Receiving Prominent CAE Credential

Feb 8, 2013
WASHINGTON—One hundred forty-four association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 3,900 industry leaders worldwide.

ASAE Foundation Announces Winners of the Innovation Grant Program

Jan 17, 2013
WASHINGTON—With 63 applications for its new Innovation Grant Program (IGP), the ASAE Foundation chose four winning projects. Each will receive up to $10,000, and the winners will be recognized during ASAE’s 2013 Great Ideas Conference, March 10-12, at the Broodmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. SunTrust Inc. is a major supporter of this initiative.

New Report Released by Meeting Industry Leaders Outline Future of Trade Shows, How to Prepare for them

Jan 14, 2013
In its continuous effort to stay ahead of the curve, meeting industry leaders collaborated to fund a research project to predict as well as plan for the future of convention exhibits and trade shows. ASAE Foundation, Exhibition Industry Foundation, Freeman, Gaylord Entertainment, and PCMA Education commissioned a project to look at the trends and analyze trade shows from five hypothetical perspectives. Each provides insight into how to create more impact with exhibit space.

Studley to Offer ASAE-Endorsed Real Estate Solution

Jan 14, 2013
ASAE and ASAE Business Services, Inc. announces its partnership with Studley as the provider of the ASAE-Endorsed Real Estate Solution. Studley’s real estate program becomes one of 12 top-quality ASAE-Endorsed business products and services chosen after undergoing ASAE Business Services’ stringent due-diligence process.

ASAE Launches Applications for 2013-2015 DELP Class

Jan 8, 2013
ASAE has opened the call for candidates for the 2013–2015 class of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). Deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2013. DELP is an accelerated leadership program of education and volunteer service in the association community. The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau is the exclusive sponsor of DELP.

ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference Will Explore New Education, Sustainable Business Models for Associations

Jan 7, 2013
This year’s ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference, March 10-12, will commemorate 10 years of innovative education and will be held for the fourth year in a row at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Throughout the history of the conference, four conversation areas have influenced executive management in the association community including: mobile technology, arts & culture, the Web and learning lessons from other associations, which has contributed to the advancement of the association community.

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