ESA International Convention and Events

ESA sponsors many international, regional, state, and local events. A sampling of them are highlighted below. Additional information regarding these events and others is also available on state websites. For more on ESA events near you, please contact us.

Coffee Chats

Next Chat March 25, 2024
Morning session: 8 am Pacific/9 am Mountain/10 am Central/11 am Eastern
Evening session: 4 pm Pacific/5 pm Mountain/6 pm Central/7 pm Eastern
Host: Tracy Swanson, ESA HQ Membership Director
Virtual Event

Chats are approximately 30 minutes in length and content is the same for morning and evening chats on the same date, you are invited to attend either or both. Registrants will receive an email with Zoom meeting credentials and instructions for joining. If you've been to a Coffee Chat before, you are already registered. If you're new to the chats, please register ONCE. Registrants will receive an email reminder each Friday before for the Coffee Chat on the following Monday.
Click here to register

National Leadership Conference

February 22-25, 2024
Denver, CO
members only
Registration is closed

Harness your leadership skills, meet new ESA friends, get a sneak peek of the exciting offerings for 2024, and purchase exclusive new merchandise not released to the public yet at the 2024 National Leadership Conference. From interactive workshops to networking socials, this event is sure to have everything you need to have a successful ESA-year with friends and support all over the country.

The power of connection

March 28, 2024
4:30 PM PT/ 5:30 PM MT / 6:30 PM CT / 7:30 PM ET
(9:30 AM Friday QLD/AU)
members only
Registration Opens Soon

ESA is holding a national collection drive for St. Jude. We know that our monetary donations help with treatment, food, housing, and travel, but there are additional items needed year-round to help make patient's daily lives feel more normal. We are asking members to participate with your chapter or individually to gather items like crafts, toys, games, and books. Then on March 28th, we will all come together virtually to see what we have collected, hear from a special guest at ALSAC, and learn firsthand just how these items can positively impact patients and families at St. Jude. Go to Then select ‘Toys, Gift Cards and Supplies Needed for St. Jude Patients.


State Conventions

A full list of state conventions can be found at the link above. Registration for state convention is handled by the respective state.


ESA is Turning 95! Celebrate Founder’s Day

May 2, 2024
4:30 PM PT/ 5:30 PM MT / 6:30 PM CT / 7:30 PM ET
(9:30 AM Friday QLD/AU)
Members and guests
Registration opens March 1st

Join us virtually on May 2nd to celebrate ESA Founder’s Day with friends across the country. We will perform a live lamp pin ceremony for any new members who would like to join ESA during the special Zoom event. Any new members from this year who have already joined and would like to re-enact their pin ceremony are invited to do so as well. This is a terrific opportunity to welcome new members to your chapter this spring and give them a memorable ESA experience to kick off their ESA journey.

Whether you have been a member for a few months or many decades, please join us as we celebrate our history and our future. Come on your own or host a chapter watch party to hear our special guest speakers, join in a group toast to ESA, and share this opportunity to welcome new members from across the country to the ESA family in style. The event is open to all members and your invited guests. Registration closes April 29th.


International Council Convention

JULY 7 - 14, 2024 
Overland Park, KS
members and guests
Registration Open

Join the International Council (IC) and members from across the country for a celebration of the 2023 - 2024 ESA-year, installation of 2024 - 2025 IC Officers, fun and interesting workshops, and so much more.

IC Challenge

JULY 12, 2024 
Overland Park, KS
members and guests
Registration Opens in March

The IC Challenge theme will be revealed during the 2024 ESA National Leadership Conference in Devner, CO.

st jude walk/run

SEPTEMBER 23, 2024 (dates may vary based on location)
In person & Online Event
public event
​Registration Opens in April

St. Jude Walk/Run is a nationwide 5K hybrid event, taking place in person and virtually.

Memphis marathon

December 1, 2024
In-Person & Online Event
open to public
​Register Closed

St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is a fundraising event for St. Jude with a marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K.