Annual Summit Awards Dinner


More than 1,000 association executives, industry partners, community leaders, and business and government representatives will come together on October 3, 2018, at ASAE’s 19th Annual Power of A – Summit Awards Dinner. This premier event in the association industry honors six extraordinary organizations that exemplify the invaluable contributions that associations make to America and the world. The evening will showcase six award-winning programs of these organizations that have made a significant impact in their community.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:30 p.m.

National Building Museum
401 F St., NW
Washington, DC

Business dress
Complimentary valet parking available

Reservations for seats and tables are no longer available online. If you'd like to participate, please contact Carla Lochiatto, CAE directly at [email protected] or 202-626-2807. Review the list of sponsorship and ticket options.

2018 Summit Awards Dinner Cochairs
Matthew R. Shay
President and CEO, National Retail Federation

Heidi B. Brock
President and CEO, The Aluminum Association

Master of Ceremonies
Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE
CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores

About the Dinner

The Summit Awards Dinner, founded by George D. Kirkland, CAE, is ASAE’s signature event of the year showcasing the unique and indispensable role associations play in America and around the world in bettering communities, fostering volunteer efforts, and harnessing the collective will and expertise of their members to ensure a better quality of life. As reinforced by the Power of A program, America's associations have the power to drive the economy, put people to work, prepare for the future, and enrich lives. The Summit Awards Dinner is our industry's chance to celebrate our profession and share that positive message with other key audiences.

Proceeds from the Summit Awards Dinner directly benefit ASAE's Power of A (PWRA) Fund, which provides the resources ASAE needs to lobby Congress, activate grassroots networks, hold forums with elected officials, perform research, and continue to share the Power of A message with legislators, the media, and other opinion leaders.

See photos from the 2017 dinner.

Our Supporters

Thank you to our 2018 steering committee, sponsors, and other supporters. These individuals and organizations are essential in making this year's dinner a successful and exciting evening celebrating the positive impact of our community.

Summit Award-Winning Programs

For more information, contact:
Carla Lochiatto, CAE
Director, Public Policy Operations and Political Fundraising
[email protected]