June 6-8, 2018
Yakima Convention Center
10 N 8th St, Yakima, WA
(509) 575-6062

Purpose 

The purpose of the WSAE Annual Convention is to be the premiere networking and educational event of the year for Washington association industry.  Association executives and industry suppliers gather formally and informally, to discuss the most important trends and traditions in association management.  Speakers with broad and diverse backgrounds travel from near and far to participate and share their expertise and inspiration.

Attend the WSAE Annual Convention for thought provoking and inspirational experiences that carry long lasting value this year and well beyond.

 

Total CAE credits 10.75  (Wednesday = 4; Thursday = 5.25; Friday = 3)

Please share our call widely! Session proposals are now open for the WSAE Annual Convention, June 7-8, 2018 at the Yakima Convention Center. Presentations will be reviewed end of October, selected in November and announced in December. Centrally located with and airport just 15 minutes from the convention center, Yakima is known for its "farm fresh" community and for recently surpassing Germany as the worlds leading hops producer. These fun facts and much more are what's making this a great place to gather.  


Submit Here  Deadline, October 18, 2017

How to Reserve Your Room 

Hilton Garden Inn: Book by April 20, 2018 to reserve your room!
Group Code: WA Society of Association Executives
Address: 401 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98901
Phone:(509) 454-1111
$149 Single/Double (King and Double Queen) +11.2% tax, and $2.00 tourism assessment fee per room, per night
Check in is 3:00 pm.  Check out is 12:00 pm.
Parking is complimentary for reservations made within the block.
book online

Holiday Inn: Book by May 2, 2018 to reserve your room!  
Group Code:WSAE 2018
Address: 802 E Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: (509) 494-7000
$134 +11.2% tax, and $2.00 tourism assessment fee per room, per night
Breakfast is not included.  
Check in is 3:00 pm.  Check out is 11:00 am.
Cancellation policy: Individual reservations may be cancelled 24 hours prior to day of arrival.
book online

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Thursday, June 7, 2018 Friday, June 8, 2018
     
9:00 am start: 9 hole golf tournament, Apple Tree Golf Course  7:50 am - 8:30 am: Continental Breakfast Breakfast on your own/Coffee service provided.
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Pre-convention Deep Dive, at Treveri Cellars 8:30 am - 9:50 am: Opening Keynote 8:00: am - 12:00 pm: Meydenbauer Meeting Lounge Open
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Past President Social 9:00: am - 4:00 pm: Meydenbauer Meeting Lounge Open 8:30 am - 9:30 am: Sessions
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm: First Timers Welcome/Executives 10:00 am - 11:00 am: Sessions 9:50 am - 10:50 am: Sessions
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm: Welcome Reception 11:15 am - 12:15 am: Sessions 10:50 am - 12:30 pm: Business Brunch/Closing Keynote
8:30 GEMS photo opp 12:15 am: Lunch & Awards Program  
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm: After Hours! 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Sessions  
  2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Sessions  
  3:50 pm - 4:50 pm Bunco mixer  
  4:30 pm Silent Auction closes  
  5:30 pm Board buses  
  5:50 pm Buses depart for off-site dinner  
  6:30 pm Dinner & private concert at Gilbert Cellars Winery at the Hackett Ranch  
  9:00 pm Arrive Yakima Convention Center