The Value of AENC Membership

Invest in your future by joining the foremost North Carolina association offering knowledge, information, best practices and innovation in association management.

AENC membership offers

  • affiliation with a trusted community of association professionals
  • valuable professional development
  • avenues for leadership experience and career enhancement
  • peer advice and support
  • timely association information
  • fun, effective networking
  • strength in numbers
  • long term friendships
  • steep member discounts for events and resources

Professional Development and Networking

Annual Meeting:  Packed with educational sessions, chances to meet with exhibitors, networking opportunities, a community service initiative and unique social events. Held over two days with a third day offering optional activities.
Conferences:  Partnered with Round Table Sessions, the 24 hour event includes seminars, table top exhibits and a luncheon with a keynote presentation.  This event offers time to connect with peers, and ongoing professional development and CAE and CMP continuing education credit.
Round Table Discussions:  Informal, themed round table discussions facilitate connections and peer learning and support.
Webinars:  Live webinars offered bi-monthly. A huge library of recorded webinars available 24/7.
Trade Show:  Nearly 200 exhibitors participate in this annual event. Attendees include over 250 association executives and meeting planners from associations, corporations and government agencies. Event includes seminar offering CAE and CMP continuing education credit.
Golf Outing:  Fun annual golf outing for new to experienced players.
Executive Cup:  Association management members of AENC and VSAE compete in a Ryder Cup-style event alternately hosted by Pinehurst Resort and Omni Homestead Resort.
CAE Study Group
Career Center
Compensation and Benefits Study:  Deeply discounted national and North Carolina reports. Compiled by an outside research firm with data gathered from state allied societies.

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Legislative Awareness and Support

Legislative Reception:  AENC sponsors the Opening Night reception at the beginning of the long legislative session in January (odd-numbered years) and the short legislative session in April-May (even-numbered years).
ASAE Legislative Fly In:  AENC delegates represent state interests in this annual two-day event in Washington, D.C.  

Communication

Success by Association LIVE!: Twice monthly digital publication offering expert educational articles. Also available podcast link.  Articles are available and word searchable on the AENC Mobile App.
AENC Resource Guide:   A key member resource including a membership directory and comprehensive listing of services. Also distributed to the media, members of the General Assembly and other elected officials as a reference source for issues addressed by AENC association members. Print and online versions available.
AENC Register and Save the Date:   Weekly e-newsletter offering the latest information and event updates.
AENC Web Site   www.aencnet.org:
Social Connections:   Keep up with AENC members through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and PhotoBucket.
Business North Carolina Magazine:   AENC members receive a free magazine subscription to Business North Carolina, North Carolina’s premier business monthly magazine (normal subscription rate - $30 per year).

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Questions?

Contact AENC Member Services at 919-848-8255 or email madi@aencnet.org