2018 Archives

ASAE Technology Conference Encourages Attendees to Harness Revolutionary and Evolutionary Spirit to Drive Organizations Forward

December 6, 2018

WASHINGTON—More than 1,000 association and industry professionals participated in the 2018 Technology Conference & Expo, December 3-5, and took part in 36 high-level education sessions and the exhibit hall. The event was held at the Gaylord National® Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

ASAE Senior VP of Public Policy Jim Clarke to Retire in January; Cunningham Named Successor

October 9, 2018

WASHINGTON – ASAE Senior Vice President of Public Policy Jim Clarke, CAE, has announced his decision to retire from his post at the end of January 2019 after more than 20 years of service to the organization.

ASAE, TRISCEND LLC to Offer ASAE-Endorsed Executive Compensation Solution

September 25, 2018

WASHINGTON – ASAE and ASAE Business Services, Inc. announces its partnership with Triscend, LLC (Triscend), provider of the ASAE-Endorsed Executive Compensation Solution. This program becomes one of six top-quality ASAE-Endorsed business products and services chosen after undergoing the ASAE Business Services’ stringent due-diligence process.

Cushman & Wakefield to Offer ASAE-Endorsed Commercial Real Estate Solution

September 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – ASAE and ASAE Business Services, Inc. announces its partnership with Cushman & Wakefield as the provider of the ASAE-Endorsed Commercial Real Estate Solution. Cushman & Wakefield’s real estate program becomes part of ASAE’s-Endorsed business products and services portfolio chosen after undergoing ASAE Business Services’ stringent due-diligence process.

ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition Highest Attendance Since 2007

August 23, 2018

WASHINGTON— More than 6,000 association professionals and industry partners gathered in Chicago, August 18–21, for the 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. Participants heard from keynotes Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler and World Champion triathlete Siri Lindley, participated in more than 110 education sessions, experienced five game changers, and explored a packed expo hall with 450 companies.

ASAE Board Approves FY 2019 Budget, Hears Updates on New Initiatives by ASAE and ASAE Foundation

August 18, 2018

WASHINGTON— Before the 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, August 18-21, in Chicago, the ASAE Board received updates on the ASAE Foundation research agenda, new Diversity + Inclusion (D+I) Strategic Plan, ASAE Global Day, and ABSI Services, Inc. initiatives. The board passed the budget for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 19).

ASAE Announces Mac McAnally Will Sing at Power of A-Summit Awards Dinner

July 27, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE names Mac McAnally, an award-winning songwriter, instrumentalist, producer, and artist, as the musical entertainment at this year’s Power of A – Summit Awards Dinner on Wednesday, October 3 at the National Building Museum.

ASAE Announces 110 Professionals Earned CAE Credential

July 5, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — One hundred and ten association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,300 industry leaders worldwide.

ASAE Announces Siri Lindley as Closing Keynote for 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition

June 28, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE announces Siri Lindley, a world champion triathlete, coach, and author, will be the closing keynote at the 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago. ASAE is expecting close to 6,000 association professionals and industry partners in Chicago.

ASAE Selects 2018 ‘Power of A’ Award Winners

June 27, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE will recognize six associations with the 2018 Summit Award, the highest recognition under The Power of A Awards. The six organizations will receive their awards on October 3 during the 19th Annual Power of A — Summit Awards Dinner at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

ASAE Announces McEwen, Mills, Pietranton Receive Highest Individual Honors for Exceptional Leadership

June 25, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE will bestow Arlene A. Pietranton, PhD, CAE, FASAE, CEO of American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, with this year’s Key Award. In addition, Cynthia Mills, FASAE, CAE, CMC, CPC, CCRC, Founder, President and CEO of The Leaders' Haven, LLC, will be presented with the Academy of Leaders Award; and Janet McEwen, M.A., CAE, Director of Corporate Relations at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, will receive the Professional Performance Award.

ASAE, Association Forum Expanding Learning Opportunities for Chicago Associations

June 14, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE and Association Forum are collaborating to increase “in-person” educational offerings in the Chicago metro area, which is the second largest association market in the United States.

ASAE Foundation Announces 2020 Centennial Research Initiative, Firms Selected to Collaborate on Multi-Year Project

June 12, 2018

WASHINGTON—Leading up to ASAE’s 100-year anniversary, ASAE Foundation has launched a multi-year research initiative that will showcase some of the contributions associations make to society. Integral to this effort will be an expansive body of research aimed at measuring the impact and influence associations have related to workforce development, education, economy, member engagement, and change management. Research firms WESTAT and McKinley, along with digital agency Social Driver, will collaborate with the ASAE Foundation on aspects of data-collection, analysis, interpretation, dissemination, and engagement of the findings.

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

June 11, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE has launched the ASAE Endowment, Foundation & Investment Reserves Program. Through the investment expertise of DiMeo Schneider & Associates (DSA), the program offers a unique suite of investment advisory services designed specifically for associations and nonprofit organizations’ endowments, foundations and association reserves regardless of the size of funds that needs to be managed.

ASAE, DiMeo Schneider & Associates, L.L.C Offering Investment Services for Associations

June 8, 2018

WASHINGTON—The Leadership Committee of ASAE and the ASAE Foundation has selected the following nominees to serve on the ASAE and the ASAE Foundation Boards of Directors for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), which begins September 1, 2018.

ASAE Names the 2018-2020 DELP Class

June 4, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE has chosen the 12 scholars for the 2018–2020 Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) class. DELP is a two-year program that supports individuals from under-represented identity groups to advance into the ranks of leadership in the association management profession. DELP scholars participate in an accelerated leadership program of education, mentoring, and volunteer service in the association community.

ASAE’s Marketing, Membership, Communications Conference Emphasized Importance of Relationships, Leadership Brand Success

May 24, 2018

WASHINGTON—Nearly 950 association executives and industry partners gathered together to learn new strategies to build stronger relationships with their members at ASAE’s Marketing, Membership, & Communications Conference (MMCC), May 22-23. Participants took part in 40 education sessions, two keynotes, and three preconference workshops at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Total attendance this year was 947.

ASAE Joins New Event Industry Leaders Coalition to Stop Sexual Harassment

May 14, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE is part of a new coalition that’s comprised of leaders and executives from organizations including: AWE, EIC, IAEE, IMEX, JMIC, MPI, PCMA and SITE. The group’s goal is to eradicate sexual harassment in the events industry and workplace.

ASAE Welcomes Destination Cleveland as New Corporate Partner

May 1, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE announces Destination Cleveland has signed-on as a Corporate Partner in its Alliance Partnership Program.

ASAE’s Xperience Design Project Emphasized Importance to Engage, Acquire Members and Sponsors for Events

April 23, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE hosted its Xperience Design Project (XDP), April 19-20, at the Gaylord National® Resort & Convention Center. The two-day event drew 1,512 association professionals and industry partners. They co-created strategies, ideas, and solutions on how to engage attendees through gamification, drive attendance at meetings, and create meaningful partnerships with industry suppliers.

ASAE Hosting First CEO Symposium in Europe

April 16, 2018

WASHINGTON—From May 23-24, ASAE will hold its first Europe CEO Symposium at the NH Amsterdam Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The CEO Symposium provides CEOs and their newly-elected officers an opportunity to strategize on governance and volunteer culture for the organization. Glenn H. Tecker, chairman and co-CEO of Tecker International, will lead the two-day program.

ASAE Announces 2018 Gold Circle Awards Winners

April 12, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE names the 2018 Gold Circle Award winners, which denotes excellence, innovation, and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership, and communications programs. The Gold Circle Award for Overall Excellence will be announced during ASAE’s 2018 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference (MMCC), May 22-23, in Washington, DC.

ASAE Announces Five Association Leaders to Class of Fellows

April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON—Five association leaders have been selected for ASAE’s 2018 Class of Fellows. The Fellows program recognizes individual accomplishments and contributions to ASAE and the association sector, and it is a call to service for the profession.

ASAE and Fonteva Announce Corporate Partnership

April 2, 2018

Arlington, Va.,—The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has selected Fonteva as a corporate partner, enabling both organizations to take their mutually beneficial relationship to the next level.

ASAE Foundation Releases ForesightWorks Research for Association Community

March 29, 2018

WASHINGTON—As an outgrowth of its new and ongoing ASAE ForesightWorks initiative, the ASAE Foundation has released resources exploring 41 drivers of change facing the association industry. These resources help association professionals not only see but interpret how changes will affect their organizations. The original research was performed by Signature i and Foresight Alliance through support from the ASAE Foundation.

ASAE Names Strickler as Opening Keynote for 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, Registration Opens for Chicago

March 28, 2018

WASHINGTON—From August 18–21, ASAE is expecting more than 6,000 association professionals and industry partners to come together in Chicago for the 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. For this year’s meeting, the opening keynote will be Yancey Strickler, former CEO and Cofounder of Kickstarter and Cofounder of The Creative Independent.

Five Industry Speakers, New Learning Formats Inspired 2018 ASAE Great Ideas Conference Attendees

March 15, 2018

WASHINGTON—From March 11-13, close to 600 association executives and industry partners convened in Colorado Springs for ASAE’s 2018 Great Ideas Conference at The Broadmoor. ASAE had five 25-minute Main Stage speakers, hosted by Choose Chicago, and introduced new design features including: Learning Circles, Braindates, and an offsite Leadership Intensive. ASAE had a total of 593 in attendance.

ASAE Announces 2018 Sentinel, Association Political Leadership Awards

February 21, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE will present Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) with the 2018 Sentinel Award, and Wendy W. Kavanagh, CAE, president of the Georgia Society of Association Executives (GSAE), with ASAE’s Association Political Leadership Award. The awards will be presented during American Associations Day, March 21, at the ASAE Board Reception. American Associations Day is ASAE’s yearly fly-in to share the association industry’s powerful story with policymakers and their staffs in Washington, D.C.

ASAE Opens Call for 2018 Board of Director Nominations

February 5, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE launches the call for association professionals and industry partners to apply for 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. There are six open positions: Secretary-Treasurer and five At Large Directors (four At Large and one Industry Partner). All directors selected will serve on the ASAE Board, and two of the four selected will also serve on the ASAE Foundation Board.

ASAE Announces 141 Professionals Earned CAE Credential

January 31, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC — One hundred and forty-one association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,200 industry leaders worldwide.

ASAE Foundation Announces Five Innovation Grants Program Award Recipients

January 9, 2018

WASHINGTON—ASAE Foundation names the five awardees for the Innovation Grants Program (IGP). Each grant recipient will receive $10,000, and they will be recognized during ASAE’s 2018 Great Ideas Conference, March 11–13, at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO. These grants are funded by support from the SunTrust Foundation, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P, and GEICO.

ASAE Opens DELP Applications for 2018-20 Class

January 5, 2018

WASHINGTON—The call for association professionals to apply for the 2018–2020 Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP) class is open. Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 19. The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau has been the exclusive sponsor of DELP since 2001.