CEX 2020

October 26 & 27, 2020
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT


At your office or home!
(wherever you're most comfortable)

$149 Pricing

$149 Sleepy Bird
Pricing (ends 10/26)
Registration is open!

About CEX

The Association Component Exchange (CEX) is the only conference designed exclusively for component relations professionals (CRPs). CEX is a forum for association professionals who manage, nurture, and work with chapters to share successes, struggles, strategies, and innovations with your peers! Attending CEX will earn you up to eight CAE credits!

This year we’re going virtual! That means we’ll be hosting the same event you’ve come to know and love, just virtually! We’ll be focused on covering essential topics and case studies related to supporting and managing chapters. We’ll leverage Zoom Breakout rooms to ensure there are opportunities to collaborate with your fellow CRPs on the topics covered. We’ll also be leveraging this technology to bring small groups together to ideate, and share experiences and lessons learned so you can continue to connect with others in this component relations community!

CEX 2019
CEX 2019
CEX 2019
CEX 2019
CEX 2019
Peggy Hoffman

Why You Should Attend CEX

Even though we’ve gone virtual, you should expect the same high energy and networking at CEX 2020. Check out the video to see highlights from last year.

10 Reasons to Attend CEX

Billhighway is excited to host this one-of-a-kind experience with our friends Mariner Management & Marketing. Here are ten reasons you won’t want to miss out on the inaugural CEX.


What CRPs Really Do

We get you! You’re a CRP and your role can be misunderstood. See what your CRP peers had to say about their job at CEX 2019 and then come join the only conference designed just for association professionals with chapters, components, states, sections, and affiliates.


AssnChat Interviews

Why are we here? Why do components matter? Why is the component relations community important to associations? Listen to the thoughts and stories some CRPs shared with KiKi L’Italien from our last CEX event.


Meet the Hosts of CEX

Billhighway is excited to host this one-of-a-kind experience with our friends Peggy Hoffman and Peter Houstle from Mariner Management & Marketing LLC.

Billhighway Team
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Got chapters? We’ve got solutions. Billhighway unifies finances and data for organizations with components. We solve inherent operational, data and financial complexities that impact component-based associations.

Peggy Hoffman
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Mariner Management & Marketing is your partner in helping association volunteers and staff create the greatest possible value for your members and in ensuring the long term health and growth of your association.

Why Attendees Love CEX

We surveyed the 2017 CEX attendees and here's what they said were the benefits of attending:


Found new, innovative ideas and best practices to improve chapters


Networking with other Component Relations Professionals


Discovered new solutions to develop and support chapter volunteers


Learned how other organizations are using technology


Letter to Supervisor

Do you need help convincing your boss to attend the Association Component Exchange? We've created a template for sharing information about the event, resources of why you should attend, and a cost breakdown. Download this template and customize for your organization. We hope to see you at CEX 2020!

CEX Sponsors & Partners

Sun - Education Partner

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Event Garde partners with association volunteers and staff to design engaging learning and networking experiences, as well as to source and vet chapter speakers via the review platform ReviewMySpeaker.com.

Jupiter - Premier Sponsor


Gravitate is the leading provider of database, ecommerce, and analytics solutions to the membership industry. With deep expertise in the sector, and a reputation for quality deliverables, Gravitate has become the most trusted technology partner for the most influential membership organizations in the country.

Mars Sponsor


Smarter, Simpler Membership Management: Impexium’s 100% cloud-based membership management platform supports the full range of association business and administrative activities. By combining enterprise-level functionality with the benefits of a software-as-a-service model, we help associations transform their business by:

  • serving members more intelligently and profitably
  • strengthening the alignment of strategies and operations
  • creating value for key relationships
  • reducing the cost, time and risks of chapter, membership, and technology initiatives

Mercury Sponsor

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memberplanet offers dynamic solutions for associations to manage members, engage constituents, and grow their membership. The cloud-based AMS provides benefits for each level of your association, from enterprise-level functionality for administrative staff to self-service tools for chapters and members. The national level can gain transparency over all aspects of chapters’ activities through aggregate reporting. Intuitive features minimize the learning curve during staff transitions and encourage easy adoption. Chapter leaders can access a powerful database, website building tools and templates, multi-channel marketing and communication features, fundraising and event management tools.

Mercury Sponsor

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StarChapter is a member-friendly association software company serving local chapters of professional and trade associations in the United States and Canada. StarChapter’s mission is to help local leaders grow their chapter’s attendance, membership, and revenue. The software combines event registration, membership management, email marketing, mobile friendly website layouts, eCommerce, and web services. Board members have access to StarChapter Advisors, online support, 24/7 ticket administrators, phone support, and ongoing board training webinars. StarChapter continually provides resources to help local leaders succeed with chapter management insights.

Mercury Sponsor


GrowthZone Association Management Software features marketing automation, event and project management, continuing education management & tracking, and more. The all-in-one solution helps associations grow and retain membership, engage and inform members, and streamline tedious tasks. Guaranteed.

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