Services & Benefits

Education & Events

See a full list of upcoming events listed to the right.

Annual Conference

The annual conference is held in May and consists of educational, recreational, and networking opportunities.  Attendees can earn up to 7 CAE-approved hours and VSAE members receive discounted registration.

Fall Conference

A day and a half of educational sessions is scheduled during the Fall Conference, formerly known as the Educational Symposium & Expo. Seminar topics have included lobbying issues, meeting planning, and contract law. Attendees can earn up to 6 CAE-approved hours credits and VSAE members receive discounted registration.

Seminar Series

VSAE offers in-person and virtual educational seminars on topics that cover nearly all aspects of association management. Members receive discounted registration to these events.  Attendees earn CAE-approved hours for each seminar.

Shared Interest Groups (SIGs)

SIGs provide a forum for peers to share information and best practices, create ongoing dialogue and networking opportunities. Many SIG meetings also provide continuing education credits towards CAE certification. SIGs include: Associate Members, CEO and Senior Staff, Association Management Companies (AMCs), Communications and Marketing, Government Affairs, Meeting Planner, Technology.

Networking Opportunities

Six times a year, VSAE hosts a complimentary reception and luncheon or breakfast in Richmond. The meals are complimentary as a member benefit and provide a terrific opportunity to network with colleagues.  In addition, four times a year, VSAE hosts in-person events for its members located in Northern Virginia.

Awards Luncheon and Silent Auction

The Awards Luncheon and Silent Auction is one of the most popular events that VSAE offers, which includes our annual awards presentation. Proceeds from the silent auction helps improve educational programs and services for VSAE members. A portion of the proceeds is also donated to a non-profit organization.

Member Services

CAE Study Group

Association executives working to earn the CAE designation can learn together at VSAE's study sessions. All sessions are facilitated by current Certified Association Executives.  The study group is free to VSAE members ($100 for non-members).

Career Center

Post your resume and search our extensive database of association positions in Virginia and nationwide. Access online presentations designed to instruct and entertain, from creating powerful resumes to developing an effective personal network for career success.  Take advantage of VSAE member savings on career coaching and resume writing services.

Insurance Program

Asset Protection Group, Inc. (AP Group) and BeneFinder have created a proprietary health plan for VSAE members only. The plan offers unique benefits with complete transparency and the ability to retain unused premium dollars. The program also offers potential significant royalties for VSAE members.  


Association Press

The official monthly publication of VSAE, Association Press keeps members up-to-date on regulatory issues, trends, new ideas, meetings and conferences, member achievements, and association activities. It also provides an advertising opportunity for suppliers of products and services that benefit the association market. All members receive 11 issues annually of the print newsletter and the digital newsletter twice monthly. 

Membership Directory

The VSAE Membership Directory is updated and distributed each August. It provides immediate access to the member executives of the state's professional and trade associations. Executives use the Facilities Guide as a reference for association suppliers who provide services and products. The directory provides an additional advertising opportunity for suppliers of products and services.


Should you have questions regarding any of these member services/events or wish to purchase advertising within the publications, please call VSAE at (804) 747- 4971 or write us at [email protected].