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Apply for the 2016 Forty Under 40 Awards starting June 1, 2016!


The Association Forum and USAE weekly newspaper are teaming up to honor the association community’s 40 most accomplished professionals under the age of 40.

The fourth annual Forty Under 40® Awards will recognize 40 up-and-coming association or nonprofit professionals who are under the age of 40, demonstrate high potential for success in leadership roles and exhibit a strong commitment to the association management profession. View the 2015 honorees,  2014 honorees and 2013 honorees

The 40 honorees will be recognized and celebrated in several ways:

  • Profiles and interviews will be published in a special Forty Under 40 Awards section of USAE newspaper;
  • A Forty Under 40 Awards reception will be held on Dec. 14 at the IVY Boutique Hotel, Chicago* where the honorees will receive their recognitions and have the opportunity to network with established association leaders as well as top executives from IVY Boutique Hotel, Team San Jose, Custom News, Colonial Williamsburg, Delta Airlines and Vetted Solutions; and
  • During Association Forum's Holiday Showcase® 2016 brunch at the Hyatt Regency Chicago* on Dec. 15.

*Attendance is encouraged but not required. Honorees will be responsible for their own travel arrangements.

Here's what one of our past honorees had to say about their experience!




Please contact awards@associationforum.org with any questions.

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Title Sponsors:

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