Salt Palace Convention Center

An estimated 5,500 nonprofit and association professionals are attending the ASAE convention at Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.

ASAE is known for its parties, and Salt Lake City will keep the party going. The opening night event on Aug. 13 took place outdoors amid crisp mountain air in Liberty Square, a downtown plaza. The event is expected to feature the world’s largest social media wall, which will be projected on the side of The Leonardo, the city’s art, science and technology museum.

The closing bash on Aug. 15, at Grand America Hotel, will have a movie theme to highlight Utah’s Sundance Film Festival. The Bacon Brothers will perform, which is apropos since Kevin Bacon filmed his classic movie hit Footloose south of Salt Lake City.

Smart Meetings Chief Copy Editor Dan Johnson and Publisher Eric Haase are attending ASAE 2016. You can follow their live updates on Twitter at @SmartMtgsDan and @SmartMtgsEric.

Last Updated August 15, 2016 – 8:07 PM