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Association Executive membership is for individuals employed by any trade, professional, technical, business, or educational association, as well as association management firms.

TSAE serves not only association CEOs/Executive Directors, but all staff roles as well including this in membership, education, meeting planning, communications, marketing, finance, government reactions, administration and more.   

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Rison at or 512-444-1974.

Beginning February 1, 2016, receive membership through April 30m 2017 when you sign up. That's up to three months of membership free!

Download Association Executive Application

2016-17 Association Executive Annual Dues (May 1 - April 30)

Capital Area  (Travis & contiguous counties)

                                                                                                  Member #1 Large Budget (More than $5 million) Member #1 Medium Budget ($1-$5 million) Member #1 Small Budget (Less than $1 million) Members #2-5 Members #6 or More
Full Year
(May 1- April 30)
$495 $395 $295 $245 $140
(Nov 1 - April 30)
$247.50 $197.50 $147.50 $122.50 $70






Rest of State  (Not Travis & contiguous counties)

                                                                                                        Member #1 Large Budget (More than $5 million) Member #1 Medium Budget ($1-$5 million) Member #1 Small Budget (Less than $1 million) Members #2-5 Members #6 or More
Full Year
(May 1- April 30)
$445 $425 $245 $190 $140
(Nov 1 - April 30)
$222.50 $172.50 $122.50 $95 $70






Download Association Executive Application

TSAE Membership Gives You Access to:


New Ideas Annual Conference

Three days of education, experiences and networking at the New Ideas Annual Conference will have you ready to return to the office and tackle your biggest association challenges head on.

Tech Talks

A one day conference in the spring to help association CEOs, marketing & communications managers and other association professionals address technology issues as they relate to marketing, membership, events and strategic direction. 


TSAE's Learn@Lunch program is a quick and easy way to learn. Get an hour of education from one of our speakers or an idea swap during your lunch break. Complimentary to TSAE members.

CEO Strategies

We've create exclusive learning events and resources for senior-level executives that will challenge you to expand your thinking, move beyond your comfort zone and examine business issues with fellow CEOs.


Designed to fit your busy schedule, our live and archived webinars get right to the heart of the subject in a 1-hour presentation you can enjoy from the convenience of your desk.

NEW! Webinar of the Month - watch a highlightred webinar from our archives each month at no cost. 

CAE Study Group

Twice a year we have study groups to prepare for the Certified Association Executive exam, a certification created to designate those who demonstrate knowledge of association management essentials.

Government Relations Programs

Get insight on dealing with different levels of government so you can effectively further the cause of your association at the Capitol.

Networking & Events

Celebration Luncheon

Our annual Celebration Luncheon, held each December in Austin, is one of everyone's favorite networking events of the season. Catch up with your peers, make new connections, hear an inspirational speaker, and honor our Making a Difference award winner.

Summer Break

Take a break and join TSAE for bowling, Glow Golf, Laser Tag, billiards and rock climbing. You can even play more than 100 video and arcade games. This is the ultimate private party. Eat, drink and win prizes with TSAE at this interactive event!

Publications & Resources

NEW! TSAE Online Community (Coming late summer 2015)

Ask questions, find peers and share resources on our new onlin member-only TSAE Community. 

Association Leadership Magazine

Shipped and emailed every-other month, the TSAE magazine remains one of our members’ favorite resources. From quick tips to in-depth articles about the latest association management issues written by members and industry experts, the magazine remains a constant wealth of information and valuable member benefit.

Online Resources

From useful templates to best practices, we have documents, articles and links to sites that will help you do your job better in our ever-growing library of member-only online resources.

TSAE Membership Directory

With our printed membership directory, you have access to more than 1,000 association executives and suppliers right at your fingertips. The directory is available only to TSAE members.

President's Update

Our President's update comes straight from TSAE President Beth Brooks, CAE to your inbox once a month. It's filled with the latest news on TSAE, the association industry and other helpful information.

Online Buyers Guide

This online marketplace is a great resource to find hotels, destinations, technology vendors and other business suppliers to help your organization.

Compensation Study

Our compensation study is a report on executive & staff salaries, personnel practices, and fringe benefits, categorized by budget classification and association types and serves as a valuable tool for associations when completing their annual Form 990.