New Ideas Annual Conference

September 20-22, 2020
Omni Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas

New Ideas brings together 600 association professionals and suppliers from all aspects of association management. Join us in Fort Worth to share your knowledge with your peers at unique and entertaining social gatherings, discover new ways to tackle your biggest challenges through expert-led education, and engage with people who share your same role at their association.

New Ideas Conference Update:

May 18, 2020

As our industry continues figuring out what moving forward looks like, TSAE is no exception. Our hope beyond hope is that we can all meet in-person come September for the 2020 New Ideas Annual Conference in Fort Worth to learn, connect, and collaborate in a safe manner.

We don’t know what the future holds, but we can make a few promises to you.

The safety of our attendees and staff is a top priority and we remain in constant communication with our incredible hosts at Visit Fort Worth and the Omni Fort Worth. All necessary precautions will be taken to offer you a face-to-face event where you feel comfortable while adhering to all recommended guidelines.

If conditions force us to take New Ideas virtual, we will do so strategically while upholding our commitment to bring all our stakeholders the exceptional content that has come to be expected from New Ideas.

Most importantly, we will navigate this as a community. Times like these are when associations shine at bringing people together to innovate and problem-solve. TSAE has always been "Better Together," and now is no different.

Financial situations or uncertainty may prohibit you from signing up for conference immediately, so we have extended our early registration rate two months to July 31 and removed our late registration rate this year.

When you do register for the 2020 New Ideas Conference, know that we, along with our partners, are dedicated to bringing you the best experience possible no matter where it may be.

We look forward to seeing you in September and will keep you posted every step of the way.

Steven Stout, FASAE, CAE
Executive Director



Sunday, September 20, 2020

12:00 pm

Registration Opens

12:45 - 1:30 pm

Newbie Orientation

1:30 - 2:15 pm

Learning Lounge Session

2:30 - 3:45 pm

Opening Session

3:45 pm-4:15 pm


4:15 pm-5:30 pm

Concurrent Education Sessions

4:15 - 5:00 pm 

Learning Lounge Session

6:00 - 6:45 pm

Newbie Reception

 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Opening Night Party hosted by Visit Fort W\orth

Monday, September 21, 2020

8:15 - 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 am

General Session

10:00 - 10:30 am


10:30 - 11:45 am

Concurrent Education Sessions

10:30 -11:15 am

Learning Lounge Session

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Awards Luncheon

1:30 - 1:45 pm


1:45 - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Education Sessions

1:45 - 2:30 pm

Learning Lounge Session

1:45 - 4:45 pm

Deep Dive Session

3:45 - 6:00 pm

Fort Worth Excursions

6:00 – 8:30 pm

Open Evening

8:30 - 10:30 pm

Omni Fort Worth Reception


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

6:30 -7:30 am       

Healthy Start: Yoga

8:00 - 8:30 am  

Grab & Go Breakfast  

8:30 -9:45 am   

Concurrent Education Sessions

8:45 - 9:45 am

Learning Lounge Session

9:45 - 10:00 am


10:00 - 11:30 am  

Closing Brunch Session

*Subject to change

TSAE is a CAE Approved Provider. Every program that we offer which qualifies for CAE credit will clearly identify the number of CAE credits granted for full participation, and we will maintain records of your participation in accord with CAE policies.

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