Become a Member

DFWAE membership provides a wealth of opportunity for professional growth and networking. In addition to discounts on educational events, membership provides you with access to industry best practices and the latest association news. 

Regular Members are full-time association staff engaged in the management of voluntary trade, professional, technical, educational, philanthropic, or other similar type organization. Annual fees for Regular Members are $100. 

Associate Members are individuals or businesses providing services and/or products in the association industry. Annual fees for Associate Members are $150. 

Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Members are full time-staff members of CVBs. Annual fees for CVB Members are $150.

Student Members must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program related to the field of association management. They must provide a graduation date which may be verified along with student status. Annual fees for student members are $45 through their graduation.

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What We Do For You

Why should you join DFWAE? For absolutely the same reasons that your members join your own association!

We provide invaluable services designed to make you a success in your chosen profession. Let us share some of DFWAE's benefits:

  1. Communications and Leadership Training enhance your standing. Attend Association Day's hard-hitting programs and a trade show featuring the latest in services, trends and meeting destinations.
  2. Speakers at our scheduled luncheons discuss the topics you need to succeed.
  3. The DFWAE Career Headquarters is an invaluable resource when you need a new employee or a new job.
  4. DFWAE has the tools you need to be successful.
  5. DFWAE puts you in front of people and products that make you more productive.
  6. Our online Membership Directory lists experts in our profession and vendors who supply your association needs.
  7. An online newsletter brings you the latest in association and thought-leader trends and association activities.
  8. Peer networking is invaluable to all of us. If you aren't networking with DFWAE's association experts, where do you successfully network?

Keep Your Career On Track

DFWAE is YOUR resource for building career excellence. As a member, you'll benefit from:

  • Career advancement
  • Professional relationships
  • Expanded skill set
  • Leadership development

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Memberships are valid for 12 months from the join or renewal date.