2020 Archives

ASAE Announces Partnership with Meeting Professionals International

January 7, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announce a partnership in which the two organizations will collaborate on projects and education programs to benefit the association and meeting professional communities. ASAE is the premier source of education, community and advocacy for association professionals around the world. This partnership with MPI will cement both organizations position as leaders in experience design and will focus on developing and certifying expertise among association meetings professionals in tailoring events to the needs and motivations of attendees.


ASAE Announces New Membership Benefit: The Member’s Edge Program

January 15, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE members now have access to the Member’s Edge Program featuring curated benefits that help ASAE members succeed personally and save time and money.


ASAE Launches Applications for DELP 2020-22 Class

January 21, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE has opened the call for association professionals to apply for the 2020–2022 class of the Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP). Deadline for submissions is Monday, March 16. The Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau has been the exclusive sponsor of DELP since 2001


Amy Ledoux to Lead Combined ASAE Learning & Meetings Departments

January 29, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE has combined its Learning and Meetings Department functions. This decision will enhance member experiences by formally connecting educational curriculum development and delivery with meetings experiences.


ASAE Seeking Nominations for Board Positions

January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE has opened the call for association professionals and industry partners to fill open positions on the ASAE, and the ASAE Research Foundation Board of Directors to help lead the association dedicated to furthering the profession of association management.


ASAE Research Foundation Announces Three Innovation Grants Program Award Recipients

January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON— The ASAE Research Foundation named three awardees for the 2020 Innovation Grants Program (IGP). Two recipients will receive $10,000, with the third receiving a two-year $30,000 grant. The winners will be recognized during ASAE’s 2020 Great Ideas Conference, March 1-3, at the Grand America in Salt Lake City, Utah. These grants are funded through support from the SunTrust Foundation, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P, GEICO, and Atlanta CVB.


ASAE Announces 190 Professionals Earned CAE Credential

February 13, 2020

WASHINGTON— One hundred and ninety association executives recently earned their Certified Association Executive (CAE®) credential from the CAE Commission of ASAE, joining more than 4,400 industry leaders worldwide.


ASAE Announces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fund in Honor of John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE

February 27, 2020

WASHINGTON— In celebration of the life and legacy of John H. Graham IV, FASAE, ASAE’s Board of Directors has approved the creation of a diversity, equity, and inclusion fund established through the ASAE Research Foundation. This fund will remain partially restricted to diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, which will allow resources from the fund to be allocated to any DEI program as needed, as guided by volunteers and determined by staff.


ASAE Board of Directors Appoints Susan Robertson President and CEO

March 5, 2020

WASHINGTON— The ASAE Board of Directors today announced an executive staffing decision that will position the organization for sustained growth following the death of longtime president and CEO John H. Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, in January.


2020 ASAE Great Ideas Conference Attendees Encouraged Explore, Expand, and Elevate

March 6, 2020

WASHINGTON— From March 1-3, a total of 424 association executives and industry partners convened for the first time in Salt Lake City, Utah for ASAE’s 2020 Great Ideas Conference at The Grand America Hotel. Over three days, ASAE had 7 Main Stage speakers, hosted by Visit Salt Lake, in addition to 35 Idea lab sessions, three workshops, and four leadership intensive offsite opportunities.