Save the dates for the 2024 Annual Convention in Jonesboro:
July 15-16, 2024

2023 Annual Convention Recap
Fort Smith

Thanks to our incredible hosts, Fort Smith Convention & Visitors Bureau, Fort Smith Convention Center, Wyndham Hotel Fort Smith, Courtyard by Marriott Fort Smith and our generous convention sponsors and ASAE partnersThank you for 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 18, 2023, ASAE presented awards to the following well deserving members after our reception sponsored by Visit Bentonville and dinner sponsored by 2024 Convention Hosts, Embassy Suites Jonesboro Red Wolf Convention Center and Jonesboro Tourism & Visitors Bureau.

Ken Graves Memorial Award:  Anne Fuller, Best Management Association
Emerging Leader Award:  Jay Robbins, Arkansas Bar Association 
Partner of the Year Award:  Luke Wiggins, Destination Rogers
Excellence in Communications Awards:  Arkansas Bankers Association and Big I Arkansas

Merit in Communications Awards: Arkansas Bankers Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Arkansas Trucking Association and Goodwill Industries

Who Was There

WANTED: Learning

Thank you to Amy Jones for bringing some of Fort Smith’s best and brightest to the ASAE conference. We hope everyone enjoyed learning more about how the U.S. Marshals led with speaker Leslie Higgins, picked up some conversation tips from Dr. Phillip McClure, learned about the impact of Arts & Culture on Economic Development from Talicia Richardson and gained some insight from Brian Rogers with the Angela Rogers Group on issues facing our industries. At ASAE, we even learn at lunch! Rham Cunningham and luncheon sponsor Choctaw Casino & Resort Pocola taught our teams about pop culture and current events with a fun and competitive trivia session.

Thank you to DeShay Major and Scott Nichols with our partner CTI for the fantastic audio visual support throughout the conference that helped make all of the learning, fun and networking possible.

Next Year:
2024 Convention will be in Jonesboro on Monday, July 15, and Tuesday, July 16, at the Embassy Suites Jonesboro Red Wolf Convention Center. Mark your calendars now.