The American Society for Association Executives has opened registration for the next American Associations Day. To be held March 15–16, 2017, in Washington, D.C., the program is designed to enable association executives to meet with members of Congress to discuss how the work they do affects the future, fuels the economy, enriches lives, and keeps the U.S. competitive. There also will be an ASAE Board reception where association leaders can meet with peers and discuss the legislative and regulatory issues that are affecting the work they do.
There is no registration fee to take part in the day on the Hill, which is part of ASAE’s The Power of A—Stronger by Association program, though those who want to take part are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. There is a scholarship of up to $300 available for those who have to travel from outside the D.C.-Metro area to visit their members of Congress on the Hill on American Association Day. Participation also can earn 3.5 credit hours toward the Certified Association Executive designation.
The event is open to any association executive, staff member, or leadership volunteer who wants to discuss association issues with legislative leadership, as well as meet and network with fellow advocates from across the country.
According to ASAE, the legislative wins associations already have achieved in recent years are repealing the new 1099 requirement, protecting the charitable deduction, adding nonprofits to a small employer tax credit, and promoting association meetings as economic drivers. “With so much change in Washington the voice of association professionals is more important than ever,” says ASAE’s Public Policy Senior Vice President Jim Clarke, CAE, in an announcement.
To register for American Associations Day, contact Mary Kate Cunningham, ASAE Public Policy Department staff, at (202) 626-2787 or email [email protected].