The Valuable Benefits Our Members Receive:

  • EDUCATION – OSAE workshops, conferences, luncheons and publications provide valuable, practical education that relates to issues association executives encounter everyday.
  • NETWORKING – Association executives are unique individuals with unique skills and talents. OSAE provides members with access to a community of individuals that share. 
  • PERSPECTIVE – OSAE's educational programs provide members with opportunities to step back from the fast-paced association environment to gain a healthy perspective on how to manage your organization with confidence and ease.
  • RELATIONSHIPS – Whether you are an association executive, CVB employee or affiliate, OSAE provides members with opportunities to connect and build relationships with those who share in the passion of association.

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Membership Categories

Association Executive Members
Membership is open to all association staff personnel who spend fifty percent (50%) or more of their time on association management. The term "association" includes business, trade, professional, educational, philanthropic and technical organizations.

Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Members
All staff personnel of Convention & Visitors Bureaus are eligible for membership.

Affiliate Members (Vendors/Suppliers/Properties)
Membership is open to any firm providing services or products to associations, and includes hotels, speakers bureaus, law firms, educational institutions, government agencies, etc. Affiliate membership is granted in the name of the firm. One individual is then designated as the primary representative.

OSAE Standards of Conduct

The Standards of Conduct for members of the Ohio Society of Association Executives has been adopted to promote and maintain the highest standards of association service and personal conduct among its members. Adherence to these standards is expected from members of the society, and serves to assure public confidence in the integrity and service of association professionals.