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! But most importantly, CEX is so much more than a one-day event. CEX is a mindset. It’s a conversation. It’s a community of CRPs like you!
Post-pandemic we are called to think and act differently about our chapters, and we've had to evaluate CEX with the same lens. Instead of a one-day action-packed conference, we've embarked on an initiative to explore the dynamics of chapter-based organizations from a strategic, operational, and volunteer perspective. Our goal is to provide insight into how your association's decision-makers, staff, and chapter leaders can all work together more cohesively and effectively to deliver value to members.
In the meantime, we invite you to check out our events calendar and stay tuned for updates.
Why You Should Attend CEX
Check out the video to see highlights from past CEX events.
The 2022 Chapter Performance
& Benchmarking Report
Now what you’ve all been waiting for! We gathered the data for this report on chapter programs to serve as a resource for benchmarking, sharing innovations in chapter management, and starting conversations about the future of chapters.
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.
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.
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 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
CRPs Love CEX
"These are my people and there is no other event that serves the chapter component relations community like this one does. I can guarantee that I will absolutely reference them throughout the year, and use what I learned at this event."
Jill Murphy, Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
"It’s revolutionary. It’s you and all of your colleagues. They get it, they understand the pain points and they cheer you on and give you new ideas."
Lindsay Currie, Council on Undergraduate Research (Formerly at RAPS)
"Being a part of CEX is critically important for any membership professional honestly. It doesn’t matter if you are managing members, your managing chapters, state affiliates, special interest groups, sections. Whatever the case maybe, you’re going to walk away with ideas that you can implement right away."
Kelly Verberg, American Staffing Association (ASA)
"One of the most valuable things is the fact that people can submit what they are interested in, what they want to learn about so that by the time we get together you all do a great job of matching us with people who do things differently so we can learn from one another."
Wesley Carr, Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS)
"From CEX this year, I have great ideas for how we are going to develop into our chapters, how we are going to change them, and transform them. I had a great time, I love this! Coming back again. I am already making my reservation for next year."
Becky Folger, American Mensa
"CEX is the furthest thing from a conference. It’s talking to the experts, it’s learning something new. You are not being spoken at, it’s a true collaboration."
Patrick Algyer, Encore Engagement Solutions (Formerly at GBTA)