Winter Connections & Education

Online Auction | Event Platform | Partners

A Digital Holiday Experience
A Two-Day Educational and Networking Event!
December 2 & 3, 2020

The best of our Fall Harvest Highlight and Holiday Party, rolled into one great event!

For years, you’ve enjoyed the ESSAE Fall Harvest Highlight, sharing ideas, insights and experience. Then the Holiday Party where we came together with peers, colleagues, clients, and friends.

This year, we’re combining the best of both into our first Winter Connections & Education: A Digital Holiday Spectacular. We’ll come together and connect our association community statewide and learn from industry experts, network with peers and engage in this brand-new two-day, virtual experience that will help accelerate the recovery of our association community. 

The Winter Connections will be a first-of-its-kind experience with the tips, topics and talent you need to get 2021 back on track. This is the can’t-miss event for all New York State association professionals. 


Holiday Online Auction

As we countdown to the end of 2020, we look forward to the holiday season and the ability to “pivot” one more time into a year with less COVID and more togetherness. This year, in lieu of an in person silent auction, ESSAE will be raising funds through an online bidding site - Bidding Owl. (more details coming soon!)

The Rita Lashway Scholarship Committee recommended, and our volunteer committee leaders and board of directors agreed unanimously, that funds raised during the Online Auction would be donated directly back to ESSAE to enable us to continue to provide access to the valuable resources you have come to expect. [MORE]

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This is your chance to be creative! The holiday auction affords you the perfect opportunity to showcase your brand, services, venue and destination! We hope you will consider taking part in this special holiday experience that helps us support our association professionals.


Digital Event Platform

Get the most out of YOUR event experience by using the Event Platform. ESSAE has partnered with MapDynamics to provide you with access to all of the event information in one easy to navigate platform! Event participants will be able to create an account, build your schedule, download speaker presentations, view speaker bios, connect with sponsors, and much more!


Thank you to our Winter Partners!