Save the dates for the 2025 Annual Convention in Tunica
July 14 - 15, 2025

2024 Annual Convention Recap

Thank you to our incredible host, Embassy Suites by Hilton Jonesboro Red Wolf Convention Center and our generous convention sponsors and ASAE partners for a fantastic time at CAMP ASAE! We appreciate your support of ASAE!


Couldn’t make it or want to relive the fun?  Click here for photos.

Feeling nostalgic?  Click here for a collection of photos from past ASAE events.

Recognize our winners
On July 16, 2024, ASAE presented awards to the following well deserving members after our reception sponsored by Visit Bentonville and dinner sponsored by 2025 Convention Hosts, Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau and Caesars Horseshoe Casino.  Our friends at Destination Rogers hooked several winners up with VIP seats to concerts at the WalMart AMP.

Ken Graves Memorial Award:  Kelley Erstine, Big I Arkansas
Emerging Leader Award:  Michelle Kitchens, Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
Partner of the Year Award:  Discover Fort Smith and Fort Smith Convention Center
Excellence in Communications Awards:  Arkansas Bar Association, Goodwill Industries of Arkansas and Big I Arkansas

Who Was There


Thank you to Kandi Baker and the City of Jonesboro for bringing some of Jonesboro’s best and brightest to the ASAE conference. We hope everyone enjoyed learning more about navigating the Social Media Wildnersness with Chelsea Greer from Spiked Social, picked up some communication tips from A State's Todd Clark and learned strategies for attracting and retaining key talent from Bethania Baray-Harrison with Jonesboro Unlimited. 

At ASAE, we even learn at lunch! Thank you to Anna Oberste with Oaklawn Casino Racing Hotel for sponsoring a fantastic luncheon with motivational speaker Charleston Girley who taught us if you stay ready, then you won't have to get ready!

Thank you to DeShay Major, Kelly Sipes and Scott Nichols with our partner CTi for the fantastic audio visual support during the breakout sessions which helped make all of the learning, fun and networking possible.


Thank you to Mayor Harold Copenhaver and The Parsonage for treating ASAE board members to a welcome dinner.

Thank you to the A State Chancellor’s Office for a fabulous welcome to Jonesboro reception.

Thank you to Discover Fort Smith and Fort Smith Convention Center for properly caffeinating us on Tuesday morning with a fully stocked coffee bar!

Thank you to Tunica Partners for hosting another fantastic Hospitality Suite and to CTi for the entertainment!

Thank you to Jonesboro Tourism & Visitors Bureau and Jonesboro Parks & Recreation for hosting our VIP Camp Activities at Craighead Forest and Jonesboro Shooting Sports Complex.

Next Year:
2025 Convention will be in Tunica, Mississippi, on Monday, July 14, and Tuesday, July 15, at Caesars Horseshoe Casino. Mark your calendars now.