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. 

Annual Holiday Party: Each December ESSAE members come together to share in the year-end spirit, camaraderie, and to extend our collective reach to support good-works. Each year a regional charity, along with the Rita Lashway Foundation, share in the proceeds of our silent auction. Since 1993 over $155,000 have been generated by your generosity. This year, we will be supporting Capital Roots! Help grow a Healthier Capital Region! Capital Roots works to reduce the impact of poor nutrition on public health in New York’s Capital Region by organizing community gardens, providing healthy food access, offering nutritional and horticultural education for all ages and coordinating urban greening programs in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and southern Saratoga Counties. REGISTER TODAY! Don’t miss out on the last chance in 2017 to gather together with all your ESSAE friends and colleagues for an evening of fellowship, for a good cause.

Win a $5,000 Shopping Spree: Any Association Executive, Association Staff, or Meeting Professional who attends the Holiday Party will be entered to win a $5,000 shopping spree drawing, generously sponsored by Niagara Falls USA

ESSAE Events

Holiday Party
December 7, 2017
Hilton Albany
Seeking Auction Donations!

Annual Awards Banquet
February 2018
Nominate Your Peers!

38th Annual Conference and Trade Show
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Saratoga Springs, NY