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In Case You Missed It

HSAE Virtual Happy Hour - July 30, 2020

Lately, it seems the association world is full of all-work-and-no-play! So, on July 30, your HSAE board hosted a virtual happy hour to bring association professionals together for a little camaraderie and fun conversation. We learned that among us we had aspiring chefs, world travelers, book worms, and singers who can’t carry a tune. It was like the Breakfast Club, except we weren’t in detention and we didn’t have to turn in an essay at the end. We tipped our hats to each other’s accomplishments during the pandemic, toasted Monty on her birthday, and vowed to get together again soon. We signed on to Zoom as strangers and signed out as new friends!??

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ASAE Annual Meeting and Expo

The ASAE Virtual Annual Meeting & Exposition is a fully virtual experience occurring online August 10-12, 2020. It is the event where thousands of association professionals and industry partners gather to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions, and more.

Over three days of learning, growing, and finding inspiration, attendees are equipped with a year’s worth of support in their daily responsibilities as leaders in the association industry. Attendees will have access to social activities during breaks as well as designated networking opportunities. 

Don’t miss a chance to experience ASAE’s Annual Meeting and Expo.

Registration is free for ASAE members and only $99 for professional/consultant non-members and less than $200 for industry partners!

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TSAE New Ideas Conference

The Texas Society of Association Executives is moving their annual New Ideas Conference to a virtual platform. If you haven’t had the chance to attend one of their meetings in the past this is a great time to check out the amazing speakers they bring in as well as earn valuable CAE credits!

Virtual registration will open a little later this month, but check out their wonderful speaker line up!

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Call for Volunteers

Are you looking for ways to help advance the association industry? How about serving on the HSAE 2021 Board of Directors? You must be a member in good standing and have been active for the past year. If you are seeking a way to advance your career and volunteer with other passionate association professionals please reach out to Barbara Zlatnik, HSAE Past President at [email protected]

Do you know a great speaker for HSAE or are interested in sharing your ideas for HSAE? Then contact Dorothy Gurka, HSAE President at [email protected] or call 281-702-2955.

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We hope you are a member of HSAE. If not...sign up today!

Association Member - $40 annually

A membership offered to any individual association professional devoting a major portion of his/her working hours to association responsibilities. This is an individual membership and is not transferable.

Industry Partner (Vendors & Suppliers) - $80 annually

A membership offered to any firm that provides products, service or facilitates for associations such as hotels, meeting planners, software companies, insurance and financial services. This is an individual membership and is transferable.

HSAE Membership Advantages

  • Education – Lunch/virtual programs, CollabLabs, Association Day, CAE (Certified Association Executive) credit offerings, CAE Study Group and CAE Study Materials.

  • Networking – Network with your association management peers and industry suppliers to expand contact base.

  • Leadership opportunities that allow you to contribute to your professional reputation and career development by volunteering.

  • Discounted programs - Discounts on monthly events including regular luncheon meetings which feature speakers addressing association related topics.

  • Contacts - Inclusion in the member directory located on the members-only portion of our website.

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Here is a list of resources for you to check out!

Virtual Platforms

In need of a virtual platform for an upcoming event or need to learn how to really use Zoom?

General Association Articles and ASAE Magazine

Did you know you can access great content from ASAE in their Associations Now magazine online?


Meeting and Sponsorship Resources

Planning a virtual event soon? Of course you are, everyone is! Check out some of these articles on virtual meetings, how to add value to sponsors and give attendees a fun interactive experience!

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