Welcome to ESSAE!

ESSAE. Guide. Empower. Lead.
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. 

Volunteer Copy Editor Needed! The ESSAE Communications Committee seeks a volunteer copy editor to assist with the development of press release templates for ESSAE’s annual events. Share your copy writing and editing talents, and help ESSAE better communicate with all of New York State! Interested? Send an email: vanessa@essae.org with the subject line ‘Copy Editor’ along with any writing samples you would like to share.

Rockefeller College Job Fair: In an effort to advance ESSAE's internship program initiative, we are working to establish connections with local colleges as a resource for internships and for those interested in association management. On Friday, October 6, ESSAE will be participating in the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy Annual Job and Internship Public Service Fair. The Fair is an annual recruiting event attended by Rockefeller graduate students, alumni and selected juniors and seniors. Our goal will be to gather contact information and details from students who are interested in internship opportunities with ESSAE member associations. Is YOUR association interested in hosting an intern? If so, please contact ESSAE by Friday, September 29 with details on the project scope and time frame. Details can be sent to vanessa@essae.org.

Submit Your Session Proposals! (click)
ESSAE is currently accepting proposals for presentations on a variety of timely topics all 2017-18 programs. Sessions should cover both high-level strategic topics for current and aspiring Executive Directors and CEOs and provide tangible takeaways that attendees can implement right away. Sessions that incorporate elements of interactive learning, small group work, and peer-to-peer learning are highly encouraged. Advanced educational session proposals can also be focused on Association Staff, Meetings Professionals and Industry Partners – providing coveted CAE/CMP domain related material.

ESSAE Events

Harvest Highlight
November 9, 2017
Radisson Hotel Albany
Sponsorship Options
*seeking session sponsors*

Holiday Party
December 7, 2017
Hilton Albany
Sponsorship Options
*limited options remain*

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