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Thank you for your participation in ASAE's Great Ideas Conference.  To view this year's list of the nearly 600 association executives and industry partners that contributed to the Great Ideas Conference, please click on the Attendee Roster.

2018 Registration Rates and Information

ASAE will assign the lowest possible rate based on your current Membership status and category. Refunds cannot be granted for updates in membership status after the time of initial purchase. 

Primary Registration Fees

2018 Great Ideas Conference Registration Information
  Early Bird by February 12 February 13 – Onsite
Registration Type Member / Nonmember Member / Nonmember
Association Executive / Consultant
23 ASAE Access Pass Points
$999 / $1,399 $1,199 / $1,499
Additional Registrant(s) from your organization
(Applicable only to Association Executives/Consultants)
22 ASAE Access Pass Points
$949 / $1,349 $1,099 / $1,399
Organization Member (Staff < 9)
(For more info, please visit:
$949 $999
Industry Partner $1,299 / $1,499 $1,399 / $1,599
Executive Leadership Workshops* Member Nonmember
Ultimate Team Building
(March 10, 2:00–5:00 p.m.)
3 ASAE Access pass Points
$149 $199
The Secret Insights that Drive Human Behavior
(March 11, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
3 ASAE access Pass Points
$149 $199
Special Events*
Sunday Welcome Reception Guest Ticket
(March 11, 6:30–8:00 p.m.)
The Foundation Pour
(March 12, 7:30–9:30 p.m.)
The Foundation Pour–discounted price for young professionals under 35.
For more information, email us at
(March 12, 7:30–9:30 p.m.)
Stay & Play Activities*
March 13, 1:30–5:30 p.m.
U.S. Air Force Academy Tour $45
U.S. Olympic Training Facility Tour $45
Garden of the Gods Park Tour $45
For information about membership or Access Pass, please contact the Member Relations Team at or call 888.950.2723 or 202.626.2727 in Washington, D.C.

*Purchase is limited to those attendees who have also purchased a full-conference registration.
The Stay & Play activities are hosted by Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau. 100% of the proceeds will be going to The Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.

Colorado Springs The Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region

Registration Policies

Cancellation, Refund & Substitution Policy

All conference registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to by February 12, 2018. A refund of all fees, minus a $75 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date.

Attendees using Access Pass will have their points fully returned to available balance up until February 12, 2018. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after February 12, 2018. February 12, 2018, no Access Pass points will be refunded and they may not be transferred to another program.

The Foundation Pour event is a fundraiser and no refunds will be issued should you need to cancel, however, tickets are transferable.

Submit all requests to ASAE Registration via email at ASAE regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. All requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation no later than March 20, 2018. After than time, no refund considerations will be made.

A transfer of your full registration to another individual is permitted prior to the conference by submitting written request to Onsite transfers must be accompanied by proof of the original confirmation letter. The individual submitting the transfer request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. Funds from this program cannot be transferred to another program. Badge sharing, splitting and reprints are strictly prohibited.

Special Offers/Discount Codes/ASAE Access Pass

Use of discount codes is only valid at the time of the initial purchase/registration. Refunds will not be authorized for existing registrations where the special offer was received after the initial purchase. Discount codes cannot be applied to already reduced/discounted registrations including Access Pass. Access Pass cannot be used in conjunction with a Organizational Member (Staff < 9) discount. Limit one (1) special offer/discount code per registration.

ASAE Registration Eligibility Policy

ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference is designed for association executives, industry partners, and consultants to learn and discuss the industry’s future and the newest big ideas. Although anyone can attend the conference, the purchase of the Ultimate Team Building Executive Leadership Workshop, the The Secret Insights that Drive Human Behavior Executive Leadership Workshop, the Sunday Reception Guest tickets, and the Foundation Pour tickets are limited to those attendees who have also purchased a full-conference registration.

Ineligible Registrations

All registrations are reviewed to ensure they meet ASAE eligibility policies. ASAE reserves the right to refuse or cancel all ineligible registrations at any time and shall not be held accountable for any outside fees associated with this cancellation. Please refer to the specific Eligibility Policy above.

Consent Clause

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, ASAE meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities by ASAE and other third parties, including but not limited the venue, the host city, and the host CVB. Your registration may include technology that monitors your activities throughout the meeting, such as session attendance and booths visited.

Payment Policy

Save when you register by February 11, 2018. Forms received without payment will be returned unprocessed. Please print multiple copies of the registration form to register additional attendees (one form per attendee).

Earn CAE Credits

You will be eligible to receive up to 13.25 Certified Association Executive (CAE) credits for attending the full Great Ideas Conference from March 11–13, 2018, or you could earn even more by attending one of the preconference programs:

  1. Ultimate Team Building–3 CAE credits
    (Saturday, March 10, 2:00–5:00 p.m.)
  2. The Secret Insights that Drive Human Behavior–3 CAE credits
    (Sunday, March 11, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)


If you register online, you will immediately receive an electronic confirmation of your registration from (Please note: this is an HTML-coded email and you may need to save our email to your Safe Senders list.) If you emailed or mailed in your registration form and have not received a confirmation within 10 business days, please contact the Member Service Center at

Official Attendee Roster

Beginning approximately six weeks prior to the conference, you will be able to find a live attendee roster on the conference website under the registration tab.

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