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Associations Forum USA Study Tour enters 7th year

This year, on 5th August – 12th August,  Associations Forum will be leading a delegation to Dallas and Austin, Texas, to visit local professional and industry associations. Following this, the group will attend the ASAE Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

Registrations are still open, at a cost of $USD3,700. The tour will include:

  • 4-5 round-table meetings with associations in Dallas and Austin
  • Lunch, dinner and beverages in Dallas and Austin
  • Transport from Dallas to Austin
  • Ground transportation in Dallas and Austin during meeting days
  • ASAE Annual Meeting registration free (includes meals and entrance to welcome and closing parties
  • Ticket to additional ASAE social event - The Classic
  • 4 nights accommodation at the Hilton Nashville Downtown (Saturday 9 August - Tuesday 12 August)

Delegates book and pay for:

  • Own flights (international and domestic)
  • Accommodation in Dallas and Austin 
  • All breakfasts
  • Own expenses on free days

Confirmed meetings to date:

  • Texas Certified Public Accountants
  • International Association of Exposition and Exhibits

Download a copy of the USA Study Tour Brochure by clicking here.

For more information or to register, please contact Jessica Cleary or 02 9904 8200.  Interested parties should confirm their attendance by Friday 13 June.

Senior staff from the following organisations have attended previous Study Tours:

Fitness Australia • Master Builders Association of Victoria • Institute of Actuaries of Australia • Australian Institute of Company Directors • Chartered Secretaries Australia • Australian Sonographers Association • Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustee • Asia New Zealand Foundation • Australian Federal Police Association • Australian Dental Industry Association • Brisbane Marketing • Association Management Services Australasia • Meetings and Events Australia • Palliative Care Australia • Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia • Australian Window Association • Dental Hygienists’ Association


"The opportunities and challenges that an Australian not-for-profit manager will face during their career have invariably been successfully addressed in the past by similar organisations in the United States. In this context, the Associations Forum Study Tour is a unique opportunity to access and learn from our colleagues across the Pacific." Troy Williams, CEO, Australian Dental Industry Association

"After many years in the industry it's still amazing how much you learn from others when you venture outside of your industry boundaries. Definitely worthwhile." Tracey Gramlick, Executive Director, Australian Window Association

"It should be the aim of every association executive to get to the ASAE Annual Meeting at least once to experience the wider world of association management. Combining it with participation in the Associations Forum Study Tour rounds off a great learning and networking experience." Chris Champion, CEO, Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia

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