Associate Membership

Associate membership is available for individuals who are retired, in-transition, elected board volunteers, students, and others interested in the association management profession.

Membership dues are $75 annually.

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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.


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.

Tech Talks

This targeted conference offers a full day of education addressing technology issues as they relate to communications, marketing, membership, events and strategic direction for the "non tech" guru working in small to mid-sized associations.

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.

CAE Study Course

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.


Take a break and join TSAE we take over Topgolf for an afternoon of swings, bingo, refreshments, and friendly competition. Topgolf offers the ultimate in golf, games, food, drinks, and fun. Whether you're a pro or have never taken a swing in your life, there will be something for everyone.

Publications & Resources

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 Exchange Online Member Community

The online community, provided by Higher Logic, is your place to connect with members anytime, anywhere. Pose questions, share resources and find helpful tips from your peers. 

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.

Monthly Update

Our monthly email newsletter delivers the best summary of what's going on at TSAE to your inbox. 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.

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