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.

Become a 2019 Key Supporter: 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 being a Key Supporter. We are resolute in our efforts to improve the resources made available to our members. This is where Key Supporters come into play. Your organization's contribution will help ESSAE to better serve its members through expanded services, new programs, and professional development opportunities.

Nominate & Celebrate Your Peers: Has your association elevated to the next level in 2018? Did your team pull off a spectacular event on a tight budget? Are you the next great association executive? ESSAE knows our members invest a great deal of time, effort and talent into the programs and services they provide to their members.Consider what innovative & creative accomplishments you have achieved (or will achieve) in 2018. From advocacy efforts, to marketing & engagement, to technology advancements and innovation, to meetings & events, and all the things in between - we want to highlight the amazing things our members accomplish. To nominate your association or one of your peers, click here! 

ESSAE Events
Holiday Party
December 13, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Schenectady
Call for Silent Auction Items!

Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Banquet
February 7, 2019
Albany Marriott
Call for Peer & Industry Nominations!

Annual Conference & Trade Show
June 6, 2019
Albany Capital Center