AENC Legislative Reception









The Legislative Reception has become a longtime AENC tradition consistently attracting a large crowd of legislators and executive and judicial branch officials. Sponsorship of the AENC Legislative Reception provides your organization a unique recognition opportunity among North Carolina’s leading trade and professional association leaders, and offers you and your members and/or clients a great opportunity to interact with members of the General Assembly and elected state officials, Council of State, Supreme and Appellate Court Judges.

Location: Nature Exploration Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences; 11 West Jones Street Raleigh, NC 27601 (Across from the NC General Assembly)
Association members join us to help show our elected officials
the collective power of the association industry.
Affiliate & CVB members come show support alongside of all of your
Association friends, clients and prospective clients.
Members of the General Assembly, US NC Representatives, Governor's Cabinet & Office, Council of State, NC Court Judges are invited to attend free of charge. Please contact to secure your ticket or to confirm eligibility.


Benefits of Sponsorship: each sponsor receives 8 tickets to attend the Legislative Reception along with 8 sponsor name badges. Sponsors will be listed on the invitation to legislators, on sponsor signage and in all pre-event publicity.

Sponsorship rates

  • $700 for AENC member organizations (8 tickets)
  • $1100 for non-member organizations (8 tickets)

Additional Sponsor Tickets (For sponsor organizations who have already purchased a sponsorship package.)

  • $35 each for AENC member organizations
  • $45 for non-member organizations

If you cannot participate as a full sponsor, you have the option to purchase individual non-sponsor tickets below. 

Individual Tickets (Non-Sponsor Attendees)
  • $250 each for AENC Members
  • $275 each for non-members


In order for your organization to be listed on the official invitation as a sponsor, we need your confirmed support by end of day March 25, 2024. 
(new form this year, please email if you have any questions)


Note: This gathering is permitted under G.S. 138A-32(e)(1).

Thank you to our 2024 Legislative Reception Committee Chair and Co-Chair! 

John Policastro
AENC Legislative Reception Committee Chair

Anne Darconte
AENC Legislative Reception Committee Co-Chair