ASAE Announces Virtual Power of A-Summit Awards Experience

September 17, 2020

WASHINGTON— For the first time in a virtual format, ASAE will host the 2020 Summit Awards event to recognize award recipients on Wednesday, September 30, from 6 – 7 PM EDT. Thanks to generous sponsors, registration is complimentary. Attendees will be able to enjoy a variety of virtual experiences and performances from the comfort and safety of home.

The evening’s program includes a cooking demonstration, mixology class, music by Keb' Mo', an American blues musician and five-time Grammy Award winner, comedy performances, and finally a live performance by singer-songwriter Caitlyn Smith. A special welcome message from Smith can be viewed here. All musical entertainment has been provided by Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation and Gaylord Opryland Resort.

“As the association industry continues to face challenges due to the pandemic, and looks for ways to have a positive impact on the social justice issues facing the country, it is especially important that we come together as a community to celebrate our Summit Award winners and the collective Power of Associations,” said Summit Awards Committee Co-Chair, Patricia V. Blake, FASAE, CAE, CEO, Heart Rhythm Society.

The six organizations being honored for their work are: The American Council of Life Insurers, American Geophysical Union, American Public Power Association, Coin Laundry Association, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, ant the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

“Associations make a positive difference in the world and that has only been magnified by the current environment. We hope you will join us to celebrate the hard work of our community. Thank you for your dedication to The Power of A, and for your work to make our industry stronger by association,” said Summit Awards Committee Co-Chair, Craig Purser, president and CEO, National Beer Wholesalers Association.

For questions or to contribute, visit the Summit Awards website or email

MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Vest, CAE, 202-626-2798,

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ASAE is celebrating 100 years of making society smarter, better and safer. The Centennial anniversary represents ASAE’s role as a leader and supporter of progress and innovation in the association industry. ASAE is a membership organization of more than 50,000 association executives and industry partners representing over 7,000 organizations. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the 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. Visit ASAE at