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.

Networking Opportunities

Six times a year, VSAE hosts a complimentary reception and luncheon or breakfast in a Richmond facility. The meals are complimentary as a member benefit and provide a terrific opportunity to network with colleagues.

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.

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. Nearly 100 items are available at the auction. Money raised helps improve educational programs and services for VSAE members. A portion of the proceeds is also donated to a local non-profit organization.

Shared Interest Groups (SIGs)

Forum for peers to share information and best practices, as well as create ongoing dialogue, and networking opportunities. Many SIG meetings also provide continuing education credits towards CAE certification.

Seminar Series

To assist you in developing and enhancing association management skills, VSAE offers 2.5 hour educational seminars on topics that cover nearly all aspects of association management. Topics have included strategic planning, association marketing, communications, and hiring/firing techniques. 

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.

Insurance Program

Asset Protection Group, Inc. (AP Group) is VSAE’s provider of employee benefits, specifically group health insurance, to VSAE members. AP Group is an independent insurance agency that has a long history of providing employee benefits to small and large businesses. AP Group has been a member of VSAE for several years and Monty Dise, AP Group’s President, has written articles in the VSAE newsletter and spoken to the VSAE membership on health care reform. You can learn more about the program here,


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.

Membership Directory

An important resource tool, the VSAE Membership Directory is updated and distributed annually in 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].