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. (Click the all-caps titles for registration links)


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.

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 Open

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 Open

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.

New Member Orientation

December 2024 
new members and sponsors
Invite Only

If you are a new member or the sponsor of a new member since June 1st, you are invited to the New Member Orientation where you will get a view from 30,000 feet of the larger organization and ways you can get involved. Registration is required. Check your email inbox for your invitation in November.

National Leadership Conference

February 2025
Denver, CO
members only
Registration opens in October 2024

Harness your leadership skills, meet new ESA friends, get a sneak peek of the exciting offerings for 2025, and purchase exclusive new merchandise not released to the public yet at the 2025 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.