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Share your topic ideas for the CESSE 2015 Annual Meeting!

This is YOUR meeting!

This year CESSE sought session ideas which showcase successful approaches and next practices for managing engineering, scientific and technical association and societies for the 2014 Annual Meeting. CESSE invited members, sponsors and partners to bring innovative concepts, renewed content and groundbreaking ideas as well as to brainstorm their networks for speakers and presenters that they felt would be a perfect fit for the Annual Meeting.

Session content for the 2014 Annual Meeting is focused on Workforce Development. Submitters were asked to consider the following in their proposals:

INDUSTRY SERVICE: How as associations, are we furthering the development of a qualified workforce in the industries we serve?

ASSOCIATION SERVICE: How are we developing our association staff to support the industries we serve?

We want YOU to leave the CESSE Annual Meeting with new ideas and a broader network!


Attendees are free to attend the majority of sessions regardless of their job function and the track title. You do not have sign up for them in advance and you can mix and match as you wish.


The Plenary Sessions provide the entire conference delegation a 40,000 ft. overview about a topic and get you thinking on a broad scale.


Mega sessions are packed full of cross-functional content and are designed to get you thinking bigger! 


Let’s face it! There is overlap when managing associations and we often find ourselves faced with a situation or working on a project that crosses over departmental boundaries. Joint sessions focus on topics of mutual interest to two or more tracks and are meant to bring forth solutions to bridge the gaps between each path.


CESSE has ten tracks by which they divide session content. To view the track descriptions click here.

Track sessions are based on issues, concerns, and topics of specific interest to your job function.These sessions are meant to dig deeply into the detail of issues specific to your role. This year’s Track Sessions are listed in the program grid by functional track.


home-logoDuring CESSE 2014 you can earn up to 12 hours towards certification or recertification of your Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation by attending all educational sessions. Each hour of educational programming earns you one CAE credit. Social activities and meals do not apply to certification credits.

CESSE sessions also help you earn clock hours towards certification or recertification of your Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation.