Surveys & Resources

The surveys and resources are specifically tailored to the needs of STEM society professionals.

ACCESSE20: A Virtual Connection Recordings

ACCESSE20: A Virtual Connection leadership development conference presented timely content that addressed issues association leaders are navigating today: working and managing remotely, providing digital content to members and expanding upon diversity and inclusion through allyship.

Purchase the ACCESSE20 session recordings to learn the latest practices and methodologies to advance your STEM society.

Here is What You Get:
- ACCESSE20 recordings from 16 impactful sessions
- Supplementary handouts and resources
- Access to the Partner Showcase to explore the latest services and resources

*Session recordings are available until July 23, 2021, and are not available for CAE or CMP credit.

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DEI Resources

In our commitment to working towards more diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM, we are providing DEI resources and models that you can directly apply to your association. In order to move forward and truly make an impact, we understand that we must continually research, collaborate, study and listen to these important topics. We strive to regularly update this page with relevant resources as they develop.

DEI Resources


CESSE Compensation Survey

The goal of the Compensation Survey is to provide CESSE members with comparative data on the compensation level of their employees to the employees of other CESSE organizations within the same job classification.

The 2018 Compensation Survey is available to those organizations that participated in the survey. To receive your copy, please contact CESSE at or 847.375.4736.

If your organization did not participate in the survey, but you are a CESSE Member Organization, you may purchase it for $250.

Purchase 2018 Compensation Survey

CESSE Operating Ratio Survey

The goal of the Operating Ratio Survey is to provide CESSE members with comparative data on key operational areas: Conventions & Meetings, Education & Training, Finance & Administration (including General Society Information), Human Resources, Information Systems, Membership, and Publications.  

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OmniPress 2019 State of the Conference Industry Report

For the fifth consecutive year, Omnipress has tracked the evolution of conference content and the role it plays at an association’s annual meeting. This year’s results indicate that while education provides significant value to members, association professionals continue to face challenges in how they deliver this content to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and complex group of attendees.

Opportunity is a key theme that is woven through the 2019 State of the Conference Industry report. From increasing cross-team collaboration to how content is used to extend the conference experience to preparing for new generations, associations should feel hopeful that, while challenges exist, there are substantial opportunities for associations to increase visibility, extend their value and reach new audiences. It reflects the responses collected through an online survey of 150 association professionals, many of whom are directly responsible for conference planning.

Download 2019 State of the Conference Industry Report (PDF)

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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