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.

Call for Presentations!

The ESSAE Program Committee is currently looking for experienced thought leaders, industry innovators, and dynamic presenters for the Meetings, Membership, and Marketing Institute (The TripleM). The Annual TripleM Institute will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, and is the can’t miss event for association professionals looking to improve their marketing, event planning, and membership strategies and learn about new technologies and trends to enhance their business as we emerge from the COVID-19 environment. Learn more about becoming a TripleM presenter!

2022 Key Supporter Program

As leaders and partners in the association and meetings professions, you have an opportunity to show your philanthropic support of ESSAE and help grow the organization by becoming a 2022 Key SupporterWe are resolute in our efforts to improve the resources made available to our members. Your organization's contribution will help ESSAE to better serve its members through expanded services, new programs, and professional development opportunities. LEARN MORE!

Become a Member!

ESSAE has a proud legacy of over 40 years in service, helping to support the association community and its business partners. As the association for associations, our goal is to fortify the association profession, by providing quality education, leadership, and professional development opportunities to association executives, association staff, meeting professionals, and our business partners. Our mission is to demonstrate and promote the many ways associations benefit society – every single day! JOIN TODAY!

 ESSAE Events

Positivity Under Pressure
January 19, 2022 @ 12:30 PM - Eastern

Annual Membership Meeting - Digital Broadcast
February 10, 2022

The Fine Art of Networking
February 16, 2022 @ 1:30 PM - Eastern

Just be Yourself, but Who the Hell is That?
February 23, 2022 @ 1:30 PM - Eastern

Meetings, Membership, and Marketing Institute
Special Feature: Awards Lunch Celebration

Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel
March 16, 2022
Submit Your Presentation Proposal!