2023 WSAE Annual Convention


Save the Dates: June 7-9, 2023

The WSAE Annual Convention is the premier networking and educational event of the year for Washington association community. Association professionals and partners (industry suppliers) gather formally and informally to discuss the most important trends and traditions in association management.


The Clearwater Casino Resort is safe, clean and smoke free

Call to reserve your room (866) 609-8700 and ask for the WSAE Annual Convention to book within the block. Or reserve online using the group code 15572.



Requests for Session Proposals
There will be both plenary and breakout sessions as well as a track for Association Excellence and a track for Professional/Personal Excellence. WSAE is seeking expertise in the topics of growing leaders at every level; building a culture of inclusion; people strategies; and soft skills for leaders working with volunteers. Innovations, diversity, and ethics lenses are encouraged to be included in session content. 

Please respond by 5:00 p.m. (PT), Wednesday January 11, 2023, to ensure your session will be considered.

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 Wednesday June 7, 2023

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Deep Dive 
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Potential local tour
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. First Timers Reception
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
8:00 p.m. - late - After Hours

Thursday June 8, 2023

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Welcome
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Break & Silent Auction
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Keynote
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break & Silent Auction
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Sessions (2)
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break & Silent Auction
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. WSAE Business Meeting & Awards
1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Break & Silent Auction
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Sessions (2)
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break & Silent Auction
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m  Sessions (2)
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break & Silent Auction
3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Keynote
4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Break & Silent Auction
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Happy Hour & team competitions on the round
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Dinner and auction closing
8:00 p.m. - late After Hours

Friday June 9, 2023

8:00 .a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, bag check and walkabout
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Keynote
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Sessions (2)
11:30 a.m. - 12: 15 p.m. Closing session and box lunch

Located a short ferry ride from Seattle on the Kitsap Peninsula, Clearwater Casino Resort offers everything you need for a getaway, conference, wedding, golf tournament and more.

Clearwater is the only waterfront casino resort in the Seattle area where you’ll find a wide array of luxurious amenities. We feature a 183 room Hotel-Resort, relaxing spa, high tech meeting spaces, five restaurants, four bars entertainment, 18 hole golf course and the excitement of casino nightlife that offers table games, slots, keno and much more.

In keeping with the vision of the Suquamish people and Chief Seattle, the resort and surrounding area celebrate Northwest Native American culture and tradition. Salish artwork and historical images are featured throughout the property where guests can learn about the distinct history and culture of the Suquamish Tribe.

The Suquamish Tribe – People of the Clear Salt Water

The Suquamish people have lived along the shores of the Kitsap Peninsula for more than ten thousand years. Taking their name from the word for “clear salt water,” Suquamish ancestors thrived by harvesting salmon, clams and other natural foods. Their robust culture is rich with art, dance, song, ceremony and ritual.

[For more information, please visit the Suquamish Tribe website.]