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.

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.

Coffee Chats

4th Monday of the Month
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

st jude walk/run

SEPTEMBER 23, 2023
In person & Online Event
public event
​Register Today

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

Virtual Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting

October 19, 2023
Virtual Webinar
members & guests/ registration fee
Register Today

Calling all ESA foodies! Join members from across the country for a fun and informative virtual olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting hosted by an olive oil and vinegar shop owner. Learn about the process used to create olive oil, the many health benefits, how to use unique oil and vinegar flavors in recipes, and how to pair oils and vinegars with other products. Participate individually or with your chapter!


Memphis marathon

December 2, 2023
In-Person & Online Event
open to public
​Register Opens in April

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

National Leadership Conference

February 22-25, 2024
Denver, CO
members only
Registration Opens in October

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 sucessful ESA-year with friends and support all over the country.