Attend the Association Leadership Awards

CEO Update, along with the creative pros from LAI LIVE and LAI Video, is once again pushing the boundaries of an award show for our 8th Annual Association Leadership Awards. 

Expanding on the one-of-a-kind 2020 virtual program, this year's ALA is raising the bar with a best-of-both-worlds approach, pairing an engaging, meaningful virtual event with a unique, in-person celebration on Sept. 23, 2021 at the Long View Gallery in Washington, DC. The virtual event will begin at 1PM and in-person reception at 5PM, going until about 6:30PM. This will include drinks, appetizers, and a few surprises to celebrate along side our sponsors and association guests.


Association and nonprofit executives come together to support and celebrate their friends and colleagues at the Association Leadership Awards.  This year's in-person celebration at the Long View Gallery is limited to 200 people.  Please secure your spot early by selecting one of the packages below.  

Associations and nonprofits can upgrade to a premium sponsorship to spotlight your organization and support this year's winners.

The Association Leadership Awards celebrates the best and brightest association executives and our friends in the corporate world are a big part of the association community. Your involvement in the Association Leadership Awards is just one of the ways you help lift up the community. 

CEO Update is offering a variety of sponsorship opportunities to increase your organization's visibility, from premium recognition packages to personal messaging opportunities.  Come celebrate this year's winners—Leslie, Johnny and Kristin—and connect with other influential leaders.  

For sponsorship details, contact J. Spencer by email or phone (202) 416-4668

Champagne Package

This package offers both virtual access, in-person tickets to the reception, and recognizes your contribution to the Awards ceremony.

-Four in-person tickets the reception
-Eight logins to the live, virtual event
-Inclusion in congratulatory video
-Branding on-site at reception event
-Full-page ad in print program
-Recognized in on-screen ticker during program

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Crystal Package

This package offers virtual access and in-person tickets to the reception.

-Two in-person ticket to the reception
-Three logins to the live, virtual event
-Logo in congratulatory video

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Single in-person ticket

Attend the VIP Reception

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Single virtual ticket

Access to the virtual event

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Safety Protocols

 ALA is a little different this year. We're planning a smaller event that will be a lot more fun than sitting in a big ballroom. To provide a safe environment, though, we're limiting the headcount to half capacity (200) to ensure maximum space for attendees. We're vaccinated and request that attendees be vaccinated too. Of course, we will continue to follow and monitor all government guidelines as we get closer to the event date.

About us

The Association Leadership Awards is CEO Update's annual recognition program