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Associations work collectively to balance and inform governmental and regulatory involvement in the industry; strive for voluntary guidelines and standards based on a deep understanding of the industry; and elevate new and best practices.

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Programs & Education


The annual Legislative and Public Policy Conference is a can’t miss event for association executives, lobbyists, association board members, government relations professionals and public policy wonks. The Legislative and Public Policy Conference provides a balanced and provocative discussion on legislation and regulations impacting associations.


Government Relations and Public Policy is included as a curriculum item of the Academy of Association Management. It is the only statewide educational program specifically designed for association professionals who want to broaden their understanding of association management. This session helps association professionals navigate the public policy arena to become an effective advocate for your association. The session may be purchased as part of the Academy of Association Management or as a single session. Register today!

National Advocacy News Feed

  • Members of the Go Live Together coalition, including ASAE, are urging support of legislation introduced earlier this year that would provide comprehensive relief for the convention, trade show, entertainment, travel and hospitality industries and their workers. The Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act was introduced in February by Rep. Steven Horsford (D-NV), Rep. Darin LaHood... Read more The post Coalition Supports Hospitality Recovery Bill appeared first on The Power of A .
  • Congressional Democrats have tweaked their signature voting rights, campaign finance and ethics bill ahead of a Senate committee vote next week, but likely have not done enough to win the support of many GOP senators. The House passed the bill, titled the “For the People Act,” in March. It holds the symbolic designation of H.R.... Read more The post Democrats Tweak Voting Rights Bill appeared first on The Power of A .


One of the principal roles of associations is to stand in the shoes of its members as an advocate before the regulatory, legislative, and judicial branches of government. MSAE engages in advocacy on issues relevant to the association community as a member-benefit.


Associations serve as the collective voice for the industry or profession they represent. Policy and advocacy work affects all aspects of association management.  MSAE's programming supports the work of government relations professionals.


Policy experts, lobbying and public relations firms, research analysts, former legislators, and law firms contribute MSAE's programming and publications, fostering understanding and driving home the impact of this work.