Become a Member

DFWAE membership provides a wealth of opportunity for professional growth and networking. In addition to discounts on educational events, membership provides you with access to industry best practices and the latest association news. 

Regular Members are full-time association staff engaged in the management of voluntary trade, professional, technical, educational, philanthropic, or other similar type organization. Annual fees for Regular Members are $110. 

Associate Members are individuals or businesses providing services and/or products in the association industry. Annual fees for Associate Members are $160. 

Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)/Hospitality Members are full time-staff members of CVBs, hotels, and venues. Annual fees for CVB/Hospitality Members are $160.

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Organizational Membership

Organizational Membership: A professional organizational membership is based on full-time staff size and includes all full-time employees.

Organizational Member: 1-5 Staff: $350
Organizational Member: 6-10 Staff: $750
Organizational Member 11-15 Staff: $1,000
Organizational Member: 16-20 Staff: $1,500
Organizational Member: 21-30 Staff: $2,000
Organizational Member: 31-40 Staff: $3,000
Organizational Member: 41+ Staff: $4,000
Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)/Hospitality and Associate (up to 4 members): $350

If you are interested in Organizational Membership and are already a member, please complete this form and our team will reach out.

If you are new to DFWAE and want to join as an organization, please complete this form.

What We Do For You

Why should you join DFWAE? For absolutely the same reasons that your members join your own association!

We provide invaluable services designed to put you on the career fast track in your chosen profession. Let us share some of DFWAE's benefits:

  1. Attend Association Day to network with industry professionals, learn best practices from renowned speakers, and earn continuing education hours. 
  2. Attend the trade show featuring the latest in services, trends and meeting destinations.
  3. Communications and Leadership Training enhance your skills at our Lunch and Learns located throughout the metro-plex featuring timely and relevant to topics you need to succeed and grow your association member benefits.
  4. Achieve your CAE credentials by attending our CAE Workshop.
  5. DFWAE has volunteer and speaking opportunities allowing you to contribute, earn recognition and evolve in your career development path.
  6. Our online Membership Directory lists experts in our profession and vendors who supply your association needs.
  7. An online newsletter brings you the latest in association and thought-leader trends and association activities.
  8. The DFWAE Career Headquarters is an invaluable resource when you need a new employee or new job.
  9. Peer networking is invaluable to all of us. If you aren't networking with DFWAE's association experts, where do you successfully network?
  10. Stay local and benefit from local industry professionals, saving money and time away from the office.

Keep Your Career On Track

DFWAE is YOUR resource for building career excellence. As a member, you'll benefit from:

  • Career advancement
  • Professional relationships
  • Expanded skill set
  • Leadership development

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Memberships are valid for 12 months from the join or renewal date.