Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives


Choosing Leadership

Choosing Leadership
Anyone can lead. Leaders are sometimes out front and sometimes in the back of the room. Leadership is best demonstrated when modeled, and DFWAE believes that leaders are leaders because they choose to be; they actively accumulate leadership skills. Read More . . .

A-Day 2014 Archive

A-Day 2014

Allen Getaway 2014 :
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Allen Getaway Photo Album

DFW Meeting Industry Happy Hour :
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Happy Hour Photo Album

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DFWAE Leadership Briefings

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The Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives is an organization dedicated to professional development for CEOs of Assocations and their vast staff of professionals. We offer excellence in education which enables Association Professionals to share this living knowledge with their organizations providing them the tools to be successful, sustainable, and profitable.

DFWAE provides valuable networking opportunities amongst CEOs, Association Staff, Professional Meeting Planners, Hotel Professionals, Convention and Visitors Bureaus and those companies who service Associations, Non Profits, and Professional Societies. In essence, we are Leaders developing Leaders; we learn to lead and share what we have learned.

DFWAE Mission and Vision

The mission of DFWAE is to learn, lead, and share in the association community. DFWAE serves the association community by promoting professionalism, encouraging leadership development and facilitating the exchange of ideas and information through quality programs and services.


Upcoming Events

January 21, 2015
January 21 Lunch & Learn

Everybody Loves Video. But how hard is it? And how much does it cost?
Presenters: Renee Fernandes, Videographer, Renee Media; Darrin Scheid, Communications Manager, American College of Emergency Physicians

From the simple 20-second testimonial to the 8-minute Opening Session video at your annual convention, Renee and Darrin will explain how you can incorporate video into your marketing and how much it will cost to make it happen. Some video you can do yourself and some will break your budget. In this session, you will learn how to recognize the difference

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February 18, 2015
February 18 Lunch & Learn

Building Effective Association Sponsorships
Presenters: Panel Discussion and Q&A, Moderated by Jim Hawarden CEM, President, Association Resource Consultants LLC

Sponsorship has become a vital aspect of running our associations. How do you obtain and retain sponsors for your events? It all starts with creating viable and valuable sponsorships. Join us as this panel of industry veterans explains what you need to do in order to potentially increase your sponsorship revenue!

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