ASAE Names Future Host Cities for ASAE Annual Meeting

July 25, 2016

WASHINGTON DC — Following a very competitive bidding process, ASAE announces the host cities for the 2018 through 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting & Expositions.

The ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition attracts thousands of association executives and hundreds of exhibitors each year, and it’s the flagship education and exposition for associations and nonprofit organizations in the United States.

List of Future Host Cities:

  • 2018: Chicago, IL
    August 18-21, 2018
    McCormick Place – West Building

  • 2019: Columbus, Ohio
    August 10-13, 2019
    Greater Columbus Convention Center

  • 2020: Las Vegas, NV
    August 8-11, 2020
    Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

  • 2021: Dallas, Texas
    August 14-17, 2021
    Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

  • 2022: Atlanta, GA
    August 6-9, 2022
    Georgia World Congress Center

“Congratulations to the cities selected for our 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 ASAE Annual Meeting & Expositions. We had seven cities that were finalists in our selection process, and each one did a fantastic job,” said ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham, IV, FASAE, CAE. “The proposals submitted by the winning cities exceeded our expectations. Looking forward to growing our partnerships with the respective convention and visitors bureaus in the coming years as we plan exciting and engaging meetings.”

Among the association executives who attend the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition are those who select destinations for their own organization’s meetings and events. It is estimated that 20% of the delegates who attend the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition book their own conventions in the host city within five years.

“If our members are as impressed as we are with the hospitality, convention facilities, hotels, restaurants, and entertainment as well as overall experience at our meeting, I anticipate they will strongly consider bringing their own association meetings to these cities,” added Graham.

ASAE last held its meeting in Chicago in 2007, which had the highest attendance of association executives. In 2019, it will be the first time Columbus, Ohio has ever hosted an ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. Las Vegas last hosted the Annual Meeting & Exposition in 1969. ASAE will be returning to both Dallas and Atlanta 9 years after they hosted the 2012 and 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition respectively. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina Kidwai, APR, CAE,, 202-326-9505.

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