The ISAE Annual Convention (“ICON 2021”) is the leading event for executives and professional staff of membership-based nonprofits headquartered in Indiana. Through a strong educational program, a no-contact exhibit hall filled with solution providers and unmatched opportunities to build relationships with industry peers, attendees will walk away equipped to conquer their association’s greatest challenges.

ICON 2021 will take place July 11-13 at the Embassy Suites Plainfield/Indianapolis Airport: 6089 Clarks Creek Road, Plainfield, IN.

A virtual option will take place July 27-29.

Attendees can earn up to 9.5 Certified Association Executive (CAE) credit hours throughout ICON 2021.

Statement on COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Following discussions with ISAE leadership, the Convention Committee and input from a recent member survey, along with Indiana state and local guidelines, and anticipated continued progress towards mitigating the effects of COVID-19, ISAE intends to move forward with an in-person convention. ISAE will follow all recommended local, state and federal protocols in place at the time of the convention to maintain maximum social responsibility. All protocols in place will be communicated to attendees in advance of the event and strictly enforced throughout the convention. A virtual program will follow for those who are unable to attend ICON 2021 in-person.


This year's education program features dynamic speakers and sessions focused on strengthening your association, rebuilding after a challenging year, and growing as a leader from wherever you are. Check out the full program!

The ICONIC Race (new!)

The “ICONIC” RACE is a (friendly) competitive experience designed to give ICON attendees opportunities to strengthen their engagement with other Association professionals and partners. Participants will join a race team and put their association knowledge and networking skills to the test through a series of individual and team challenges throughout ICON. Learn more.

Book Your Room

The Embassy Suites Plainfield/Indianapolis Airport is offering a special group rate of $129/night. Under "SPECIAL RATES," use group code: CESSAECLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ROOM

All guests receive complimentary hot cooked-to-order breakfast, WiFi and access to a 2-hour evening reception with snacks, wine, beer and cocktails. 

Registration Information

Register for ICON 2021 as either an individual or a group. Rates can be found below.

Registration for the virtual alternative will open soon. A form will be made available for attendees who wish to change their registration from virtual to in-person or vice-versa.

Each convention registration includes:

  • Access to all educational sessions, meals and social functions (unless indicated as invite-only)
  • Access to exhibitor marketplace
  • Option to be placed on an ICONIC Race team

PLEASE NOTE: Prior to arriving onsite, all attendees, speakers and exhibitors will be required to sign a liability waiver acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19, or its variants, exists in any public space where people are present and agreeing not to hold the Embassy Suites, the Indiana Society of Association Executives or Raybourn Group International liable for any illness or injury.

Not sure if you and/or a coworker are already registered? Email us at [email protected]!

Registration Rates (Early-Bird Cutoff: May 14) :

  ISAE Members Early-Career* Non-Members**
In-Person Early-Bird $265 $99* $365**
In-Person Regular $295 $129* $395**
Virtual Early-Bird $195 $99* $295**
Virtual Regular $235 $129* $335**
*25 years of age or younger. Must be an ISAE member. Applicable for both individual and group registrations.
**Become a member and save on registration - consider becoming a virtual member for just $55!
  First Attendee Second Attendee Each Additional Attendee
In-Person Early-Bird $265 $240 $170
In-Person Regular $295 $270 $200
Virtual Early-Bird $195 $170 $100
Virtual Regular $235 $210 $140
***All attendees must be from the same organization

Refund Periods

All refund requests must be sent to [email protected]. Refunds will be processed based on the date received.




Days Out

Until June 11


30 Days Out

June 12-28


29-14 Days Out

June 29-July 4


14-7 Days Out

After July 4


(Substitutions Accepted)

7-0 Days Out