Registration Information - ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo 2017


2018 Conference Registration Information

Many thanks to all of our attendees, exhibitors and content leaders!  This year's Annual Meeting & Expo was a huge success with record-breaking attendance! ASAE heads to Columbus, OH, August 10-13, 2019 - see you there!

Interested in exhibiting with us?  Visit our Become An Exhibitor page!


Fee Type (Member/Nonmember) Early Bird by July 18 July 19 – Onsite
Association Executive / Consultant: 1st Registrant (member/nonmember) $1,099 / $1,499 $1,199 / $1,599 24 Points
Association Executive / Consultant: Additional Registrants (member/nonmember) $999 / $1,449 $1,099 / $1,549 22 Points
Small Staff Organization Member
(For additional information please contact:
$899 $1,049 N/A
One Day (member/nonmember) $699 / $899 $849 / $1,049 N/A
Expo Hall only (association execs/buyers only) $99 $99 N/A
Exhibitor: 1st Registrant per 10x10 booth Comp
Exhibitor: Three (3) Additional Registrants per 10x10 booth $599 each
ASAE Foundation's: The Classic
VIP Ticket $250 each
General Admission Ticket $150 each
Speaker Member: $599 or 
  15 Points
Nonmember: $699
Spouse/Guest Package
(can be purchased only for those NOT in the industry)
A-La-Carte (can be purchased only for guests outside of this industry, i.e., spouses, family members, etc.)
Opening Celebration (adult) $99
Opening Celebration (under 21) $29
Closing Celebration (adult) $99
Closing Celebration (under 21) $29
Monday Guest Awards Breakfast $40

*For information about membership or Access Pass, please contact the Member Relations Team at or call 202.626.2727.

2018 Preconference Programs
Saturday Preconference Workshops/Masterclasses: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Senior Executives Aspiring CEO Masterclass: Resolve Conflicts in Teams
(FOR WHO: C-Level, Consultant, Director-level execs; Industry Partners not eligible)
$199 or 4 points
CEO and ED Executive Education Masterclass: Create High-Performing Association Boards by Design
(FOR WHO: Assn CEO/Executive Director, Consultants Only; Industry Partners not eligible)
$199 or 4 points
Global Masterclass: Build a High Performance Operations Infrastructure
(FOR WHO: ALL CEO/Executive Director, For-Profit CEO, C-Level, Consultant, Director-level Executives and Industry Partners)
$199 or 4 points
Healthcare Masterclass: Blockchain and Healthcare
(FOR WHO: ALL CEO/Executive Director, For-Profit CEO, C-Level, Consultant, Director-level Executives and Industry Partners)
$199 or 4 points
Young Professionals Masterclass: Finance for the Non-Financial Manager
(FOR WHO: >35 YPs; Consultant, Director, Manager, Employee Executives (non-manager); Industry Partners not eligible)
$199 or 4 points
Workshop: Presentations that Pop and Deliver Outcomes
(FOR WHO: ALL CEO/Executive Director, For-Profit CEO, C-Level, Consultant, Director, Manager-level Executives and Industry Partners
$199 or 4 points
Workshop: Women Executives Forum: Where Do You Stand? Bystander and Leadership Training for Women and Men
(FOR WHO: All Director-level and higher)
$199 or 4 points

*Note: The preconference programs/workshops are only available to those attendees who purchase a full conference registration.

Registration Policies

ASAE provides streamlined pricing, 24-hour online access, electronic badge previews, and everything else you need to ensure your registration is accurate, up-to-date, and effortless!


The 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition is open to association and association management company professionals, consultants, federal government employees, higher education professionals, corporate meeting planners, and attorneys. Meeting registration is only open to those business partner members who exhibit. Exceptions are made only for ASAE Board of Directors, speakers, and council/committee members whose council/committee is meeting in person during the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago. This ensures a high buyer/supplier ratio. No one under the age of 18 may enter the exhibit hall at any time. ASAE reserves the right to refuse ineligible registrations.

Ineligible Registrations

All registrations are reviewed to ensure they meet ASAE eligibility policies. ASAE reserves the right to refuse or cancel all ineligible registrations at any time and shall not be held accountable for any outside fees associated with this cancellation. Please refer to the specific Eligibility Policy above.

Special Offers/Discount Codes/ASAE Access Pass

Use of a discount code is only valid at the time of the initial purchase/registration. Refunds will not be authorized for existing registrations where the special offer was received after the initial purchase. Discount codes cannot be applied to already reduced/discounted registrations, including Access Pass. Access Pass cannot be used in conjunction with a Organizational Member discount. Limit one special offer/discount code per registration.


All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by July 18, 2018. A refund of the full conference fee, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. Attendees using Access Pass will have their points fully returned to available balance up until July 11, 2018. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after July 18, 2018. After July 18, 2018, no Access Pass points will be refunded and they may not be transferred to another program. Submit all requests to ASAE Registration via email at ASAE regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. All requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation no later than August 21, 2018. After that time, no refund considerations will be made. Substitutions within this program are gladly accepted. A substitution of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting a written request to Onsite transfers must be accompanied by proof of the original confirmation letter. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.

If you have any questions and/or concerns regarding any of the above mentioned Policies, pleasecontact the ASAE Registration Team via email at

PLEASE NOTE: ASAE Foundation's The Classic and the Annual Golf Classic, Chicago Experiences, Community Connection Activities, and the 5K Fun Run/Walk are all fundraising activities, and we are therefore unable to refund tickets purchased; however, tickets are fully transferrable.

Full Conference Registration Fees Include:
  • Access to all learning activities Sunday through Tuesday
  • Admission to the Association Solutions Marketplace (Expo)
  • Access to the evening celebrations on Saturday and Tuesday
  • Transportation between official hotels, the Convention Centre, and the venues for official ASAE evening events.
Onsite Meals for Full Conference Registrations Include:
  • Morning and afternoon beverages Sunday through Tuesday
  • Lunch in the expo hall Sunday and Monday
  • Continental breakfast at Monday’s Awards Breakfast
  • Lunch at the Closing Keynote on Tuesday
  • Food and beverage at the Saturday and Tuesday Opening and Closing Celebrations
Save When You Bring Your Team

Register your staff using the same email domain to take advantage of reduced registration fees and build your team professionally. The registration form lists prices for all registration types at both member and nonmember rates.

Membership and Access Pass: Set Your Association Up For Success
ASAE Access Pass

The ASAE Access Pass, for ASAE Organizational members only, offers the best way to meet your team’s professional development needs and foster a culture of learning at all staff levels. You simply purchase points that can be applied to eligible ASAE in person or online education offerings and then redeem them over the course of your membership year in the way that best meets your organization’s needs. There are several Access Pass options to choose from, increasing your buying power up to 22% over standard member rates. For more information about signing up for Access Pass and its membership benefits, please contact the Member Relations Team at or call 202.626.2727.

Family and Guests

Invite your spouse or a guest to Chicago! A special guest registration is available for $399 which includes: Saturday and Tuesday evening events, Opening and Closing keynote sessions, and admittance to the Association Solutions Marketplace (Expo) on Sunday and Monday! You can also purchase individual a-la-carte spouse/guest tickets for the Saturday and/or Tuesday evening events, Monday Awards Breakfast, Community Connection activities, and/or the Chicago Experiences. Please note: guest qualification applies to those individuals not in the industry.

Child Care

For those bringing children to the 2018 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, child care will be provided by Sitters Studio. This local company will provide a babysitter for your hotel room or other space on an individual basis.

Sitters Studio is staffed exclusively by artists who come to your family armed with a tote of artistic toys. They provide a specific blend of art and babysitting they call Artisitter® childcare!

Each Artisitter® Caregiver arrives at your hotel or venue ready to engage the children in creative and developmental play while still making sure they get to bed on time. From newborns to tweens, Sitters Studio makes babysitting safe and fun for all.

Safety is Sitters Studio  #1 priority and this is why all of their Artisitter® Caregivers are personally vetted. Sitters Studio is not an online list of names but rather a community of people who have had background checks, reference checks, and interviews all done the old fashioned way, by humans.

To book, you can call 312-890-8194 or send an email to  Upon booking, please reference the ASAE Annual Meeting!


Payment in full is required in order to process registrations. We regret that we are unable to accommodate requests for invoices. We welcome payments in the form of American Express, Diner’s Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, wire transfers and checks payable to ASAE.


You will receive an email confirmation of your registration from the ASAE Registration Department, (please add ‘’ to your safe senders list). If you have not received a confirmation within 10 business days after registering, please contact the Member Service Center at

Consent Clause

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ASAE meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by ASAE and other third parties, including but not limited the venue, the host city, and the host CVB. Your registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance and booths visited.

Our Guarantee

Our goal is to provide truly exceptional offerings and service, and we won't be happy until you are. If any programs, products, or services of ASAE do not fulfill our promise, we will make the situation right.