Here are the numbers from ASAE 2015, which just wrapped up a highly successful annual meeting and exposition in Detroit Aug. 8-11.
5,401 – Total attendance of association professionals, industry partners, exhibitors, vendors, etc.
130 – Educational sessions offered
2,000 – Tickets sold to The Classic, a fundraiser featuring headliner Lionel Riche, at the Fox Theatre
684 – Booths on the exhibition floor
61:39 – Ratio of buyers (association staff) to sellers (industry partners)
87 – Percent of attendees that have not held a meeting in Detroit in the last 15 years
5 – Top obsessions of innovative thinkers, as presented by opening session speaker Josh Linkner
$35,000 – What #ASAE raised for Alternatives For Girls, which helps homeless and high-risk girls
About ASAE: The Center for Association Leadership
ASAE is a membership organization of more than 21,000 association executives and industry partners representing 9,300 organizations. Its members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations across the United States and in nearly 50 countries around the world. With support of the ASAE Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. For more information, visit asaecenter.org.