2020 Editorial Calendar

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Associations Now Magazine

Winter 2020: The Executive Leadership Issue

Association CEOs and other C-suite leaders face extraordinary challenges—both familiar and new—every day. As a complement to the Board Brief supplement, the issue examines how executive teams can best work with their boards to meet their mission in a changing world.


  • Special Section in the Magazine: Southeast Destinations
  • Supplement: Guide to DC CVB Satellite Offices
  • Board Brief: A Quick Guide to Volunteer Leadership. Written directly to the board audience, this essential, concise guide focuses on practical tips and tools for busy board members.

Advertising Deadlines:

  • Space: October 30, 2019
  • Materials: November 7, 2019

Mail delivery begins in mid-January.

Spring 2020

Cover Story: Reinventing Talent Management. Identified as a key driver of change in the ASAE ForesightWorks research initiative, workforce and workplace transformation is pushing association leaders and HR teams to reinvent their talent management strategies to attract and retain the teams they need in a competitive market.


  • Supplement: Tech Toolkit
    Advertising Deadlines:
    • Space: February 11, 2020
    • Materials: February 20, 2020
  • Special Section in the Magazine: Florida Destinations
  • Special Section in the Magazine: Western Destinations
    Advertising Deadlines:
    • Space: January 10, 2020
    • Materials: January 20, 2020

Mail delivery begins in late April.

Summer 2020: Special 100th ASAE Anniversary Issue!

Part of ASAE's centennial celebration, this special issue will look ahead to the impact that associations—collaborating with partners in business, academia and other sectors—are poised to make over the next century in addressing major global challenges. Magazine bonus distribution: ASAE Annual Meeting (August 8-11, 2020 Las Vegas, NV)


  • Supplement: Guide to Association Management Companies
    Advertising Deadlines:
    • Space: April 30, 2020
    • Materials: May 7, 2020
  • Supplement: Guide to Las Vegas
    Advertising Deadlines:
    • Space: April 13, 2020
    • Materials: April 20, 2020

Mail delivery begins in mid-July.


Fall 2020: The Meetings Issue

Our annual must-read for meeting planners and CEOs seeking new strategies, destinations, and revenue opportunities for their premier events.


  • Special Section in the Magazine: Destinations With a Difference
    Advertising Deadlines:
    • Space: July 17, 2020
    • Materials: July 29, 2020
  • Supplement: Guide to Consulting Services
  • Supplement: [email protected] Toolkit
    Advertising Deadlines:
    • Space: August 19, 2020
    • Materials: August 27, 2020

Mail delivery begins in early November.

Additional Publications

XDP Playbook

Onsite distribution to all Xperience Design Project (XDP) attendees (May 19-20, 2020, Gaylord, National Harbor, MD). 

Advertising Deadlines:

  • Space: March 13, 2020
  • Materials: March 23, 2020

Associations Now Buyers' Guide

The most comprehensive national industry-partners resource for association decision makers.

Advertising Deadlines:

  • Space: April 6, 2020
  • Materials: April 13, 2020

Annual Meeting & Exposition Official Program and Exhibitors Guide

Onsite distribution to all Annual Meeting attendees (August 8-11, 2020, Las Vegas, NV)

Advertising Deadlines:

  • Space: April 23, 2020
  • Materials: May 13, 2020

Daily Now: The Official Publication of the ASAE Annual Meeting

Onsite distribution to all Annual Meeting attendees (August 8-11, 2020, Las Vegas, NV)

Advertising Deadlines:

  • Space: May 29, 2020
  • Materials: June 5, 2020