Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives
CAE Approved


Half-Day Workshop with
Richard Whelan

Rick Whelan
Register now for this workshop and luncheon with
Rick Whelan on Wednesday,
June 22 at the Irving Convention Center.  

DFWAE Award of Excellence

DFWAE Award of Excellence
Each year we give an award to someone who exemplifies the best in DFWAE service and leadership. Do you know someone who has contributed to the art and science of association management in the Dallas/Fort Worth community?

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A-Day 2016

A-Day 2016
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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 . . .
Corporate & Education Sponsor Corporate and A-Day Title Sponsor
Marketing General Incorporated Multiview
Corporate Sponsor Corporate Printing Sponsor
Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau Sir Speedy Printing

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

Vision: DFWAE is the #1 resource for relevant education, networking & career development for North Texas association professionals.

Mission: DFWAE serves the North Texas association community through relevant education and services, leadership & career development and the exchange of ideas.


Upcoming Events

June 22, 2016
Half-Day Workshop with Richard Whelan, Marketing General Incorporated

Recruiting, Engaging & Retaining Members

Key topics that will be covered in this half-day session include:  State of the Association Profession; Real case studies from the Marketing General Inc files on Membership Growth; Membership Basics; What you can do tomorrow to get better results; Choosing the right prospect audience; Choosing the right marketing channel; Creative and copy; Why testing is vital; Knowing how to read results, backend data and reporting.

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July 20, 2016
July Lunch & Learn

Annual DFWAE Awards and Recognition; Presentation of 2016-2017 Board of Directors
Presenters: TBA

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