Association CEO Membership

Chief Executive Officer Membership ($390 for 12 months of membership)

CEO Only EventYour Career. Your Community. Your Forum.

As Association Forum celebrates its 100-year anniversary, we’re proud of the collective impact associations make on our society. The associations in the Chicagoland area pump more than $10.3 billion directly into our local economy every year and serve nearly 27 million individual members and 250,000 corporate members.

These significant contributions would not be possible without the leadership, vision and strategic direction of more than 1,000 association CEOs right here in the Chicago area. And while we are proud of our history, we know that our industry is changing. Now more than ever, it’s essential to network and build the professional relationships that will allow you to leverage thought leadership and best practices to navigate your team and your association through our transforming industry.


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Gain access to the collective knowledge of 400 members who are CEOs of associations with offices conveniently located throughout the Chicago area. Tap into your community with a minimal cash investment.

Forum Plus

FORUM PlusWhen you become a member, add your entire staff through a Forum Plus membership that will give more of your staff access to the benefits of being an Association Forum member, while offering considerable savings on the cost of individual membership. This membership is your forum for access to complimentary webinars and dedicated programs for your staff.

CEOnly Programs

Association Forum’s exclusive CEOnly® programs allow you to network and collaborate with your fellow CEOs and other thought-leaders in an intimate setting. CEOnly programs are designed to be provocative, insightful, strategic, and future-focused to arm you with new ideas for ensuring that your association and your career are headed in the right direction for success.


Association Forum is your forum for a wide array of educational programs and relevant resources that are beneficial for the professional development of your entire staff, from your C-suite to your administrative support, without travel costs.

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When you join Association Forum, you’ll be part of a community of association leaders who understand the complexities of navigating change, developing a powerful team, recruiting and retaining members, maintaining relevancy, and generating revenue.

Your Career. Your Community. Your Forum.

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