Membership Categories and Dues

Membership Year

The AENC membership year begins September 1 and ends August 31.


Membership Categories

Association Management Members
Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and staff personnel who devote 50% or more of their working time to general association management duties in a trade, technical, educational, philanthropic, or business association, or in individual membership societies with a common professional or business interest.

Affiliate Members
Per AENC bylaws, “Affiliate Membership shall be available to any individual, who has an interest in associations or who provides goods and services to associations, or who is employed by an organization that has an interest in associations or that provides goods and services to associations but who does not otherwise qualify for Association Professional Membership”. The below is a list of business types our Affiliate Members typically fall into. However, if you would like to be a Member of AENC but you do not fit in one of the categories, please connect with AENC staff to discuss how you may be able to participate as an AENC Member.

  • Attorney/Legal
  • Financial Services
  • Event Services - (AV, Facilities without hotel accommodations, catering)
  • Hotel/Resort
  • Consulting/Communications
  • Speaker/Speakers Bureau
  • DMOs/CVBs
  • Graphic Design/Printing/Promotional Products & Gifts
  • Website Design/IT
  • Photography
  • Meeting Planners, non-association
  • Advocacy - consultants, researchers and lobbyists
  • Recruiting and other HR services

CVB Members
Any individual who is employed by a Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Retired Members
Any individual who previously held an AENC Membership and is retired from full-time work.

Lifetime Members
Life and Honorary Membership may be conferred at such times and under such terms as the Board shall determine.

Membership Dues

Association Management Members

New Model 2023-2024
Seat Per Seat Cost Total Cost
1 $295 $295
2 Free $295
3 $145 $440
4 $145 $585
5 $145 $730
6 $145 $875
7 $145 $1,020
8 $145 $1,165
9 $145 $1,310
10 $145 $1,455
11+ Free $1,455

Affiliate Members
$375 for first member

$295 for each additional member

CVB Members
$335 for first member

$255 for each additional member

Retired Members
Retired executive who is no longer employed or seeking employment by an association.
$50 per member

Proration of Dues for New Members

 Available to first-time new members only.

September – December    no proration
   January deduct $20
February deduct $30
March deduct $40
April deduct $50
May deduct $60
June deduct $70
After the AENC Annual Meeting in July, pay the next year’s dues and get the rest of July and all of August for free.


Membership Transfers

Membership belongs to the entity that pays for it. In the case of staff changes, membership may be transferred from one person to another within the same organization. Please log in to your member compass to make these changes or email Julie.



Call AENC Member Services at 919-848-8255 Madi McDougald or email