Friday, July 17

Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center
Tapestry Collection by Hilton

FREE for VSAE Members | $35 for non-members

SIG-a-Palooza is a collection of small Shared Interest Group (SIG) meetings. SIGs are member-led groups organized around areas of interest. They offer a forum for peer-to-peer learning in a small group atmosphere. SIGs are a great way for association executives and other leaders to learn from colleagues about the issues relevant to them. If you've never been to a SIG meeting, now is the time to try one out! The SIG-a-Palooza is open to all, including Associate members and guests. Breakfast will precede the SIG meetings. See below for a list of current SIGs. Log into your VSAE Member Profile to update your SIG preference. You can participate in more than one SIG throughout the year but only one SIG meeting at SIG-a-Palooza.

At this time, we are moving forward with planning SIG-a-Palooza as an in-person event. Of course, we will adhere to any social distancing guidelines that are (and will be) in effect. We are working with the Virginia Crossings to plan SIG meetings in multiple rooms so that people can sit 6 feet apart but still engage in conversation. If the guidelines change, we will update our plan accordingly. While we want our members to be able to meet in-person, our priority is always to keep you safe.


Associate Member
For Associate Members in various roles, who wish to share sales and marketing best practices as a supplier to the group.

Association Management Companies
For executives of firms that provide management and specialized administrative services to trade associations and professional societies. 


For CEOs of associations. Discussion topics include staff development, board relations, legislative issues, technology, and association resources. 

Communications & Marketing
For association professionals with both internal and external communications responsibilities (including electronic communications).

Government Affairs
For executives who lobby or are otherwise involved in association advocacy efforts.

Meeting Planner
For association professionals who are responsible for meeting planning within their organizations.

Senior Staff
For executives who deal with organization-wide issues like strategic planning, staff management, and organization culture.

For association staff whose responsibilities include aspects of technology and want to participate in a guided discussion and share best practices.


SIG Meetings

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.



Blue round CAE logo  1.5 CAE Hours 


UMFS Charterhouse School – Charterhouse School is an affiliate of UMFS and offers year-round comprehensive educational services for students ages 5 to 22. Students at Charterhouse School come from the Child & Family Healing Center (the intensive residential treatment program) and from the greater Richmond area. The Day Program of Charterhouse School serves students with special needs who commute to campus. These students struggle to function in the public school setting due to learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or other health impairments. In addition to academic instruction, educational services support the development of social, organizational, behavioral, and independent living skills.

Please bring your donated items for UMFS Charterhouse School to the event. Click here to view the school supplies wish list. You can also view their Amazon Wish ListA raffle ticket will be given for each item donated for a chance to win a fabulous prize.