This event was designed to celebrate the accomplishments of the association industry and the individuals who help make the industry in Indiana a success.

Event Details


Thursday, December 8, 5:30–9:00 p.m.

Event Schedule

5:30 p.m.—Doors Open
5:30–6:30 p.m.—Silent Auction & Networking
6:30–7:15 p.m.—Dinner
7:15–7:45 p.m.—Dessert & Silent Auction
7:45–9:00 p.m.—Awards Presentation


Business Formal/Formal


Individual Tickets: $60 ($70 after December 1)
Table of 10: $550 ($600 after December 1)
Registration is now closed.


Indianapolis Conference Center (Indianapolis Marriott East), 7202 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Hotel Information

Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 E. 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Group Rate: $109/night
Book your room by November 23, 2016 to receive special group rate

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Event Emcee

scott_sanderISAE welcomes back WISH-TV’s Scott Sander as this year’s STAR Awards emcee. He anchors WISH-TV’s Daybreak and also does work for several local charities and service organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and the Arthritis Foundation. Scott also partners with his wife at Mother of Pearls public relations firm. They offer media, public speaking and crisis communications training.

Important Notes

There will be a 50/50 drawing to help raise more money for the 2016 charities. Bring cash if you’d like to participate. Buy 1 ticket for $5 or 3 tickets for $10.

Snaptag is teaming up with STAR Awards to offer an exclusive demo. It will broadcast the photos you post to social media and print a photo for you. When you share a photo to your Instagram or Twitter account using the hashtag #ISAEStar2016, your photo will be instantly printed and is yours to take home. In order to participate, your social media account must be public.

Submit Your Entries

Have you gone above and beyond this year in your dedication to excellence at your organization? Earn valuable recognition for your organization by submitting your best and most creative work for consideration. Entry deadline is October 26, 2016.

More Information

Silent Auction


Each year, a silent auction is held at STAR Awards to benefit a deserving charity. 100 percent of the 2016 proceeds (minus administration costs) from silent auction bids will be shared with two local east side organizations: the Felege Hiywot Center and Stop the Violence Indianapolis. The Felege Hiywot Center serves urban youth of Indianapolis, second generation Ethiopians in Indianapolis and orphans in Ethiopia. They teach gardening and environmental preservation and encourage youth to embrace the virtues of community service. Stop the Violence Indianapolis is dedicated to empowering people to take action to ensure safety, justice, accountability and healing. The organization assists others through education and a broader awareness of positive alternatives to gang violence and domestic violence. The two organizations have been working together this year on an inaugural eastside youth summit. The proceeds from the silent auction will be used to help fund the event next year.

Donations: We have started collecting items to be auctioned off at this year’s event. Listed below are some ideas of items we would like to include. Can you help by donating any of the following?

Gift baskets
Gift certificates to local restaurants, golf courses or spas
Professional services such as fitness training, photography lessons or cooking lessons
Overnight packages at hotels
Electronics such as iPads or Kindles
Event tickets to concerts, sporting events, theater or movies
Unique experiences such as guided tours, hot air balloon rides or VIP/backstage access
Wine, spirits or gourmet food
Art and memorabilia

If you are interested in donating items please contact ISAE staff at All items for the silent auction are due to ISAE headquarters no later than Tuesday, November 22.

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