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. 

Association Leadership Academy: Master's Level. The ALA Master’s Level offers a unique, executive-level learning experience over a series of five monthly educational sessions led by accomplished association and corporate leaders. Each three-hour session will include a lecture and interactive discussion and/or exercises to promote strategic thinking, engagement and peer collaboration. Participants will emerge with enhanced knowledge and critical decision-making ability on timely and significant topics relevant to association management. ALA Master's Level has been designed specifically for ALA alumni, executive and senior-level professionals from all association practice areas, as well as industry partners. Registration is NOW OPEN!
Currently seeking sponsors to support this high level program.

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. 

ESSAE Events
ALA Master's Level
NYS School Boards Association

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