The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is a prominent organization that serves professionals working in the association and nonprofit sectors.


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ASAE is committed to promoting excellence and best practices in association leadership. As the industry's leading organization, it plays a crucial role in shaping the future of associations, nonprofits, and their executives. Members of ASAE include association professionals, CEOs, board members, and other stakeholders who come together to exchange knowledge, collaborate, and address challenges facing the industry.


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This August 5-8, ASAE will meet in Atlanta for its annual meeting and exposition. The theme is for this year’s conference is "Shape your purpose,” encapsulating the focus of the event to encourage attendees to delve into their organization's core missions and discover new ways to fulfill them effectively. The event has a great speaker lineup headlined by Daymond John from ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, Chad Foster, author of the book Blind Ambition: How to Go from Victim to Visionary, and Soledad O’Brien, award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author, philanthropist.


ASAE 2019 in Columbus

Columbus hosted ASAE's annual meeting in 2019.

Experience Columbus looks forward to the annual meeting and delving deeper into a purpose it holds in the highest regard: collaboration. Whether we’re pulling together city-wide support for an incoming conference like PCMA or partnering with our venues to put on spectacular events, collaboration is at the heart of what we do. Our staff works closely with local organizations to elevate Columbus's overall experience and perception. We recently partnered with Columbus City Council to launch the Minority Business Program, uplifting local businesses through complimentary promotions using tactics like radio interviews, social media and more.


Jasmine Lawrence Shopping at Sole Classics

Sole Classics is a local retail establishment and a participant in the inaugural Minority Business Program.


Our partnership with ASAE extends beyond the annual meeting. Each year Columbus is the proud host of ASAE NextGen, a forward-thinking, immersive experience focused on cultivating the next generation of leaders in the association world. Our ongoing commitment to hosting these bright, up-and-comers is a testament to our belief in the program and ASAE’s evolution and innovation in the future.


Four ASAE NextGen participants enjoying their time in Columbus

ASAE NextGen 2022 in Columbus

Don’t miss ASAE’s annual meeting on August 5-8 to shape your purpose and experience the power of collaboration. Learn more at