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Spring Issue of the Confluence

The Washington Confluence Magazine is the official quarterly publication of Washington Society for Association Excellence. Publications are archived here to preserve our history. See editorial calender for submission dates and themes. Articles should be between 750 - 1500 words, and accompanied by high quality images, author name, organization, title. We especially encourage contributions to our Member News regarding job transitions and organization accomplishments.  If you've built a new website, launched a new membership drive, added staff, or want to share something unique, this is a great space to do that! Please forward content or questions here.


Join us for the Remarkable 2024 WSAE Convention

The Washington Society for Association Excellence (WSAE) will host its 2024 Annual Convention, scheduled for June 5-7, 2024, in Kennewick, WA. Located at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake, and Columbia rivers, this sun-soaked region of the Pacific Northwest in the heart of wine country serves as a fantastic location for our convention experience. The WSAE Annual Business Meeting and award presentations will be held Thursday, June 6 at 12:30 p.m. The Convention program is built on a generative learning model which will be the primary method for engaging attendees through presenting ideas and concepts that are then open to group reaction, group stories, and a facilitated process that leads to learning conclusions from the shared experience. 


What WSAE Means to Me

Experience our inaugural "What WSAE Means to Me" video by Kyle Tibbs, Executive Director of the Washington State Chapter Community Associations Institute. In watching, you will be introduced to members' unique insights, embracing the diverse perspectives within our vibrant community. Be part of the conversation by sharing your own video about what WSAE means to you. Submit your videos to for an opportunity to be showcased on our platform!


WSAE Member Call for Interest - 2024 Annual Convention

The Education and Learning Committee is taking bold steps in adopting a generative learning (peer to peer learning) approach to convention. We are confident in the expertise of our members and are building the convention content around these five buzzing areas so core to association professionals and our partners skill sets. We invite you to explore the 5 areas and respond indicating your interest in participating in a facilitated discussion sharing your organization's challenges and success at the WSAE Annual Convention located at the Three Rivers Convention Center, June 5 - 7, 2024.  Responses to the [Call For Member Interest] due by February 29, 2024. 


2024 Inclusion Calendar

According to a Harvard University study, diversity initiatives doesn't work unless awareness and inclusion is a daily practice. Being aware of ethnic holidays is key for respectful scheduling and creating inclusion for your staff and members. We've assembled some multicultural dates below to help.