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Due to the World Health Organization’s declaration of a pandemic, the Center for Disease Control’s recommendation against gatherings of 50 or more people, and recent executive orders in Maryland and the District of Columbia concerning the public health emergency, ASAE has made the decision to move forward with canceling any face to face meetings through May 20th, which includes XDP May 19-20, at Gaylord National Harbor in MD.

We appreciate your support during this unforeseen circumstance! Wishing you, your family, friends and colleagues’ safety and good health!  

This is THE event for those who plan events and need to shake things up!

This must-attend event gives you access to leading industry members and partners that can help elevate your staff and organization. Build stronger teams for faster results, connect with experts who understand the challenges you face and leave feeling inspired to enhance your events! 

You Need An Escape

It’s time to rethink what you’ve always done. It’s time to break free from better sameness. Routine - Shmotouine! XDP is where meeting professionals and business leaders escape to co-create powerful, new association events and groundbreaking experiences that:

  • Attract the right people to your meeting, trade show, or conference
  • Create relevant experiences for your audience before, during, and after your event
  • Keep attendees and partners engaged and, most importantly, coming back

Take a look at our affordable rates:

Association Professional Tickets $295 offer for a $1,000 value!
Business Partner Tickets** COMP with purchase of Partner Package
**Business Partners/Industry Partners must have purchased a Partner Package to be permitted to register staff.

Business Partners/Industry Partners claim tickets through the Business Partner Service Center!
ASAE Registration Eligibility Policy
XDP Powered by ASAE is designed for association professionals that are involved in the design, development, planning, production, and execution of meetings and events. This includes association professionals working as part of the association team that has a stake in their organizations meetings, events and trade shows, including team members in meetings, learning, marketing, branding, sponsorship, technology and Executive Directors. Industry consultants are welcome to attend as long as their membership category is designate "Consultant". If your company is listed as an Industry Partner, you are able to participate through our Business Partner Packages only.

Industry or Business Partners are permitted to register for tickets only if their company has purchase a Business Partner Package. Ticket allotments for Industry or Business Partners is determined by the package level purchased.

Ineligible Registrations
All registrations are reviewed to ensure they meet ASAE eligibility policies. ASAE reserves the right to refuse or cancel all ineligible registrations at any time and shall not be held accountable for any outside fees associated with this cancellation. Please refer to the specific Eligibility Policy above.

Who Should Go

You and anyone who plans, designs, and delivers association events, especially:

  • CEOs, CTOs, COOs, CMOs—all the Cs!
  • Meetings & Events Directors
  • Marketing & Brand Strategists
  • Education & Learning Leaders
  • Membership Directors
  • Industry Partners
  • Business Developers
  • PR & Public Affairs Directors

What You Get

  • Inspiration to improve the outcomes and results for your association events
  • Connections with like-minded peers and partners
  • Practical insights you can put into action
  • The opportunity to allow your creative juices to flow
  • Earn CAE & CMP Credits

What It's Like

  • An energizing, refreshing break from the norm
  • Immersive, interactive, unlike any other association event
  • A collaborative forum for identifying industry trends and providing real-life solutions 
  • The perfect balance of inspiration, entertainment, tactile learning, xperiential xperiences, and even elements of surprise.

What You Do

  • Discover practical takeaways through small-group, interactive learning
  • Socialize, let loose, have fun with your peers
  • Build and strengthen relationships with partners who can help you be more successful in your events and in your membership

Why You're Still Reading

  • Maybe because you actually hate to read. So you quickly scrolled to the bottom of this page because you knew we’d just summarize everything at the end. Well, you’re right. Here goes: You can’t miss XDP because it’ll help you be more successful at designing, marketing, and executing events. Also, it’s reallllly fun. 
  • Perhaps you already got your ticket and are so darned excited to attend XDP that you’re just re-reading this website to get your fix in the meantime. If so, YOU ROCK. See you in May!
  • Or you simply demand to know all the facts before you commit to anything. If so, you’re clearly pretty smart. Which means you know it’s always important to get a little smarter and build better relationships with people who can help you do your job better. Which means you should definitely come to XDP. Okay, this is the end of the page and where we ask you to get your ticket now. But you probably already knew that, right?

**Business Partners/Industry Partners must have purchased a Partner Package to be permitted to register staff. Tickets are claimed through the Business Partner Service Center

ASAE Ticket Cancellation/Refund Policies
We are excited about XDP 2020 and we want you to be too. But we understand, things do happen - please notify us if your plans to attend have changed ASAP!

All ticket cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing to the ASAE XDP Xperience Team BEFORE April 17, 2020.
A refund of total ticket fees, minus a $150 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. ASAE regrets that no refunds will be issued for requests postmarked after April 17, 2020. Submit all requests to the ASAE XDP Xperience Team via email at

ASAE Ticket Substitution/Transfer Policies
A transfer of your full registration to another individual is permitted prior to the conference by submitting written request to Onsite transfers must be accompanied by proof of the original confirmation letter. The individual submitting the transfer request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution. Funds from this program cannot be transferred to another program.

ASAE regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. Any requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation no later than May 27, 2020. After that time, no refund considerations will be made.

Special Offers/Discount Codes
Use of discount codes is only valid at the time of initial purchase/registration. Refunds will not be authorized for existing registrations where the special offer was received after the initial purchase. Discount codes cannot be applied to already reduced/discounted registrations. No discounts may be used on a Pay What You Want registration fee. Limit one (1) special offer/discount code per registration.

Badge sharing, splitting and reprints are strictly prohibited.

Impact of Coronavirus on Scheduled ASAE Programs

ASAE continues to monitor the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. We understand that concerns for health, safety, and the impact on meeting attendance, among other issues, are affecting our members. Absent federal travel restrictions and/or local, state, or regional decisions to close venues, ASAE has not canceled any of its meetings. At these events, we commit to maintaining all appropriate sanitary, health, and safety measures and encourage attendees to follow guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. If there are any changes to event schedules, we will provide information to registrants about virtual options that may be available and/or other specific details. Please note that due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding coronavirus, ASAE will not charge a cancellation fee if you decide not to attend an in-person event based on concerns around your health or travel, including after any posted cancellation deadlines for the event. For information on policies pertaining to online events, please refer to specific program pages on our event calendar or contact our member services team for inquiries.