Every August, the association world's professional association, the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) holds its annual meeting. Approximately 5,000+ members of about 20,000+ members attend. For key CMAA staff, ASAE is the equivalent of what CMAA is for you – just so you know, there about 90,000 associations, like CMAA, in the United States. This year ASAE's World Conference was in Detroit, MI. In the same manner that CMAA focuses on education and networking, so does ASAE. This was my 20th+ ASAE annual conference, but it was the first for Kim Pasquale and Jason Koenigsfeld, and the first time anyone could remember someone from CMAA attending. Read more in the CEO Blog.