Annual Conference

Annual Conference & Trade Show 2024


Attendee Registration Now Open!!  


We can't wait to see you!!  Attendee registration is now open - don't miss amazing EARLY BIRD pricing through Friday, May 3!! 

Please visit our online event program, courtesy of MapDynamics, and view the conference schedule, speakers, exhibitors and more. What educational sessions will you select? Which exhibitors will you visit first?  Our attendee registration rates and important dates can be found here.   

What is the ESSAE Annual Conference & Trade Show?

The ESSAE Annual Conference & Trade Show is the premier association management and meeting professionals conference and trade show in upstate New York. This year’s show will take place at the Saratoga Springs City Center in Saratoga, NY on Thursday, June 27, 2024. The annual one-day conference is about professional development, networking, and showcasing products and services, and is the place to interact with key decision makers in the association and hospitality industries. The annual conference celebrates the true partnership of our association colleagues, meeting professionals, and exhibiting partners all across New York State.

Who will attend?

  • NYS Association executives, CEOs, VPs, and operating officer
  • Government, corporate, and association/non-profit meeting & event professionals
  • Association management firms; and
  • Marketing & PR professionals, education directors, administrators, HR and finance directors, membership directors, and other key association staff.
  • Industry professionals from NYS and neighboring regions

Schedule at a Glance:

Registration / Check In - 7:30 AM
Exhibitor Move In & Set Up - 7:30 to 9:00 AM
Welcome & Continental Breakfast – 8:00 to 8:30 AM
Education Round 1 - 8:30 to 9:30 AM
Education Round 2 - 9:45 to 10:45 AM
Education Round 3 - 11:00 to 12:00 PM (inc. CEO Roundtable & a Meeting Planner session)
Lunch & ALA Graduation (Ballroom) – 12:15 to 1:45 PM
Trade Show – 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Reception – 3:30 to 5:00 PM

 Exhibitor Registration Open Through Friday, May 10 - Limited Tables Remain  



Thank you to our returning and new exhibitors already signed up for our June 27th Annual Conference & Trade Show!  Due to popular demand, additional tables have been added to the Trade Show floor.  Click here to pick your location along side our amazing line up of partners and vendors - before they are gone again. For exhibitor information, please visit here




 Overnight Accommodations:
The Saratoga Hilton | 534 Broadway | Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

  • One King/Two Doubles - $189
  • Junior Suite One King Bed - $219
  • Luxury Suite One King Bed - $319

Click here to secure your special room rate!  

Questions? Contact:

Carrie Laney, Executive Director, ESSAE - [email protected] (including online registration assistance).

Adam Jacobson, ESSAE Trade Show Committee Chair - [email protected]