ASAE Reveals Evening Entertainment for Opening, Classic, Closing Night Celebrations at 2016 Annual Meeting & Exposition

WASHINGTON, DC — In seven weeks, more than 5,500 association industry professionals will gather in Salt Lake City, Utah, for the 2016 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 13-16. Attendees will experience the culture and flavors of Utah, a night honoring Sundance Film festival, and the outdoor spaces of Utah.

For the opening celebration, attendees will enjoy Library Square and stroll along the streets tasting local food and taking in the sights. Performing a combination of choreography and death-defying acrobatics, Project Bandaloop and other dance groups will perform on the five-story glass exterior wall of the Salt Lake City Public Library.

On August 15, the ASAE Foundation’s The Classic event will take place at the Grand America Hotel with a theme of “A Night with the Sundance Film Festival.” Attendees will experience micro-events, dining stations made from actual film props, and drinks inspired by Sundance classics. Headlining the event will be the Bacon Brothers along with jazz music and a video DJ.

Closing out the Annual Meeting, attendees will experience the Red Butte Garden, the largest botanical garden in the Intermountain West. Dishes will be locally sourced and participants can stroll through the gardens and relax on blankets with their colleagues. The featured entertainment is Neon Trees, a Utah-based band that broke into the musical scene in 2008 while touring with The Killers.

For more information about this year’s evening events, visit the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition website.  

NOTE: Members of the press receive complimentary registration to attend the event. Please contact ASAE Public Relations department to request your complimentary pass.

ASAE thanks the following Alliance Partners for their continued support of the association community:

Strategic Partners
Atlanta CVB
Business Events Canada
Experience Columbus
Reno Tahoe USA
Team San Jose

Corporate Partners
Visit Baltimore
Dallas CVB
Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB
Fort Worth CVB
Louisville CVB
Mexico Tourism Board
Naylor Association Solutions
Omaha CVB
Visit Orlando
Visit Salt Lake
Meet in Washington State

Event Partners
The Broadmoor
Dubai Association Centre
Hong Kong Tourism Board
Johnson Lambert LLP and Vault Consulting
Korea Tourism Organization
Meet In Minnesota
New Orleans CVB and New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

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

About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 9,300 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information about ASAE, visit