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

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. You need only register once for the 2023 Coffee Chats. Registrants will receive an email reminder each Friday before for the Coffee Chat on the following Monday.
Click here to register

Enrichment Event: Key Word: Engagement

April 6, 2023
members only
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Looking for ideas to keep your current members engaged? Want to make sure your newest members keep coming back for more? Join ESA Executive Director Charlotte Carloni and member guest speakers to learn how to get – and keep – your current, new, and perspective members engaged and interested in ESA.

Enrichment Event: Founders' Day Celebration

May 11, 2023
members and guests
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Celebrate ESA Founder's Day with friends across the country during this virtual national anniversary celebration. We will even be doing a live lamp pin ceremony for anyone who has joined ESA in the last year.

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.

Enrichment event: New Community Member Orientation

June 1, 2023
5:30 PM Mountain (4:30 PM Pacific, 6:30 PM Central, 7:30 PM Eastern)
Virtual Event
Invite only 

Virtual training session for new members and sponsors to learn the ins and outs of ESA.

International Council Convention

JULY 25 - 30, 2023
Grapevine, TX
members and guests
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Join the International Council (IC) and members from accross the country for a celebration of the 2022 - 2023 ESA-year, installation of 2023 - 2024 IC Officers, fun and interesting workshops, and so much more.

IC Challenge: Christmas in July

JULY 28, 2023
Grapevine, TX
members and guests
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ESA is hosting the Christmas in July IC Challenge fundraiser benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. Join us for an event that is sure to spread holiday cheer through the rest of the year. From a holiday costume contest to fun holiday crafts and games, this event is one for the books (photo books that is)!

st jude walk/run

SEPTEMBER 23, 2023
In person & Online Event
public event
​Register Opens in April

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

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 2024
Denver, CO
members only

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.