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CEX 2018: Association Component Exchange

The Association Component Exchange (CEX) is the only conference designed exclusively for component relations professionals (CRPs). CEX is a one day forum for association professionals who manage, nurture, and work with chapters to share successes, struggles, strategies, and innovations with your peers! Attending CEX will earn you up to eight CAE credits!

October 26, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
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October 26, 2018
7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hyatt Centric Arlington
1325 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, 22209 United States

Event Notes

CEX is back! Registration opens on Monday, March 19th. Early Bird Pricing starts at $149 and goes up to $199 on June 1st.


What is CEX?

CEX is a forum for all of us managing, nurturing and working with association components to explore, create, and evolve these essential member communities. CEX is a learning community!

Why a Forum?

Because a traditional association conference won’t offer unique peer-to-peer learning, creative problem-solving and networking with the people who understand components. It’s no secret that there’s currently a gap in education for associations that operate in a component model. We want to help fill that gap. Gather with professionals to…

  • discuss great ideas
  • what’s working & what’s not
  • best practices & more!

Who should attend?

National association professionals operating within the component structure (chapters, state affiliates, divisions, sections)


  • Check-in, breakfast, sessions and conference activities run from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.
  • Networking & happy hour from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm.
  • 2017’s detailed agenda can be found here.

Coming in from out of town?

If you don’t live/work in the DC metro area, we have accommodations for you! We’ll have a group rate at the conference hotel available soon.

What can I expect to see at CEX?

An ‘Experience Squad’ of 13 association component relations professionals (CRPs) helped us design the program for CEX 2017: Association Component Exchange. We talked with three CRPs on why they’re excited to attend and what they hoped to learn. See what they had to say on why CEX fills the gap.

If that’s not enough, here are ten reasons you won’t want to miss out on the second annual CEX.



Disclaimer: By purchasing your ticket, you are agreeing to the following condition:

The hosts (Mariner Management & Marketing, LLC & Billhighway) have the right to record audio and video of the event for the purposes of capturing the content for the purpose of sharing post-event as well as creating new educational materials and information for the attendees and their peers. The content recorded may also be used in marketing initiatives of future association/component related events.