Welcome to ESSAE!

The Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE) is a nonprofit professional organization for persons engaged in the management of voluntary trade and professional organizations. ESSAE provides quality educational, leadership, and professional development opportunities to association executives and supplier members, to encourage high professional standards in the management of associations. ESSAE membership comprises over 475 members statewide and is an approved provider of continuing education for those holding the CAE designation.

It's Time to Renew: We sincerely hope that you will join us for another outstanding year of great programs and professional development. Log in to your member profile to renew today! 

Call for Speakers: ESSAE is currently accepting proposals for presentations related to its upcoming Annual Conference & Trade Show on Thursday May, 28, 2020. The Program Committee is specifically interested in receiving session proposals on the following topics [Read More]: 

2020 Partnership Opportunities: We are happy to offer many opportunities to support ESSAE and to get your business exposure! If you don't see something that fits your budget, we would be happy to discuss customizing a sponsorship package for you!

40th Anniversary Member Interview Project: In celebration of our 40th Anniversary, we are conducting interviews with some of ESSAE’s longest-tenured members. We’d like your perspective on ESSAE’s shining moments and how it has influenced industry change over the years; also, how it has benefited you both personally and professionally. Help us preserve our history! Share your ESSAE story!  Learn how to participate...

ESSAE Events
March 20, 2020

Association Advocacy Day
April 21, 2020

Annual Conference & Trade Show
May 28, 2020
Saratoga Springs, NY