Next Gen Association Summit

next Gen

The application period for the 2024 class is OPEN.



NextGen 2024 will take place September 4–6 in Columbus, Ohio.


The NextGen Association Summit is an initiative which invests in high-potential leaders in the association community. It provides the opportunity for up to 25 participants to cultivate new professional skills and creative confidence, while also acquiring the tools, visibility and network necessary to become a force in the broader association community.

Offered once annually, NextGen is a unique opportunity for younger leaders who have both a passion for associations and the leadership potential to make a tremendous impact to the success of the organizations they serve.

As a NextGen scholar, you will be acquiring the tools, visibility and network necessary to advance your executive career goals within your association and beyond.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be a current ASAE member.
  • Applicants must be employed full-time by an association or association management company (AMC). 
  • Applicants must be 35 years of age or younger at the time of the Summit 
  • Applicants must have at least three (3) years of relevant professional experience. 
  • Applicants must aspire to executive leadership within the association community, such as VP, C-Suite, CEO/ED roles. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate commitment and dedication to ASAE and the association community. 
  • Applicants must have the support of their employer to participate if selected, and
    must submit a letter of recommendation from their Chief Staff Officer, Board Chairman, or Executive Leadership Team member 

Use of AI Tools

ASAE prohibits the use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, such as text generators, paraphrasers, summarizers, or translators, in the preparation and submission of scholarship, grant, or award applications to ASAE.

To ensure the integrity and authenticity of applications, we may use various methods to detect the use of AI tools, such as plagiarism checkers, linguistic analysis, and human review and require applicants to sign a declaration stating that they have not used any AI tools in their applications and that they are solely responsible for the content and quality.

By applying for the NextGen Association Summit, you agree to abide by this policy and to submit only your own original work. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact Allison Cabaniss.

Note: the health and well-being of our community is our top priority. Please review ASAE's In-Person Event Policy for admittance protocols.



For more information, contact:

Allison Cabaniss
Senior Manager,
Director, Revenue Operations
202 326-9552


Program participation—including air travel, onsite housing, meals and scheduled activities
is generously underwritten by our strategic partner, Experience Columbus. 

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