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. 

Download the Events App: ESSAE has partnered with Map-Dynamics this year as the official Exhibitor Registration platform and our new Events App! Find our app in Google Play or the iTunes Store. Get the most out of YOUR event experience by using the ESSAE Events App! #ESSAEEvents.

ESSAE Annual Conference to Feature Two Major Presenters! Regina Clark, CSP and Steven Brundage
Regina Clark, CSP - Creative Performance Solutions
Regina Clark, a lifelong New Yorker and graduate of SUNY Binghamton, joins ESSAE’s annual conference to kick off the day by getting attendees to think about how to embrace change to move forward. You will be pushed out of your comfort zone, decide how to overcome your obstacles, and commit to making a change by the end of the program.

Steven Brundage, Magician
Saratoga native, Steven Brundage, is a professional magician and entertainer, perhaps most famous for his appearance on the 2016 season of America’s Got Talent; Steven specializes in stage shows and close-up performances for high-end corporate events, and on college campuses across the U.S and Internationally. Steven rose to international fame when his YouTube video, Magician gets out of Speeding Ticket with Magic, became a viral sensation. Be sure to join us for this exciting lunch experience!

Save the Date: June 21, 2018 in Saratoga Springs, NY

Partnership Options: We could not accomplish our mission without support from our partners! Consider a partnership with ESSAE to promote and elevate your destination, venue, service, and/or products to association and meetings industry professionals. (updated 4/3/18)

Call for Speakers: ESSAE is currently accepting proposals for presentations related to its upcoming Annual Conference, which will be held on June 21, 2018 in Saratoga Springs, NY.  Desired topics and session ideas as well as how to submit your session proposal can be found hereSubmission deadline is Friday, April 20, 2018. Submissions will be reviewed by the ESSAE staff and Program Committee.

ESSAE Events
Free Webinars
April 23 & 24, 2018 

Advocacy Day
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Albany, NY

39th Annual Conference and Trade Show
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Saratoga Springs, NY