CESSE events

Providing a Forum for Exchanging Ideas

CESSE offers its members online and in-person forums for exchanging information about their experiences and a venue for addressing the problems, challenges, and opportunities they face in operating their societies. CESSE's greatest resource is its members' wisdom and experience. 

Learn how you can take advantage of CESSE events and other membership benefits.


The CESSE CEO Meeting is a three-day annual meeting open for attendance by senior (CEO level) members only. The meeting is scheduled in late February or early March and follows a Sunday-Wednesday pattern. The meeting includes general sessions, breakout meetings, and networking events. The attendees are Executive Directors or CEOs from our member organizations, as well as sponsors/suppliers. The purpose of the meeting is to allow CEOs to interact and learn from like-minded peers who are on the same level, face the same challenges, and share the same successes.  


ACCESSE Leadership Conference

ACCESSE is the CESSE leadership conference that allows for the exchange of information between CEOs, aspiring CEOs, senior staff who are passionate about growing their skills, knowledge and abilities and leadership teams of scientific and engineering societies. It is a forum where attendees share their experiences and a venue for addressing problems, challenges, and opportunities they face in operating their societies. Combined with thought leadership, immersive experiential learning and expertise in managing engineering and scientific associations, ACCESSE is the only conference where leaders of scientific and engineering societies get new perspectives, develop new ideas and connect with CESSE's greatest resource - the CESSE members and partners.



CESSE webinars offer members and an opportunity to learn between face-to-face events. Webinars are FREE to members. 

We're About Trust

The keyword that comes up again and again at CESSE is trust. Our community members meet through our hallmark events and continue the conversations well beyond. Whether you are looking for a sounding board to help you work through a challenge, tips and advice on industry practices, or referrals to other people who have a solution you can use, CESSE is here to be, or become, your professional network of choice.

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