The American Society of Association Executives' 2003 annual convention is set for late August in Honolulu — paradise. But it's not the most convenient location for ASAE's predominately East Coast audience.

Hoping to boost participation, ASAE has announced a number of new pricing strategies for the Hawaii meeting:

  • Senior association executives who register early for the event get the regular registration rate for themselves ($555), but they can bring an unlimited number of staff members along for $99 per person.

  • The first two exhibitors per booth pay regular price; all others with that booth receive a 20 percent discount.

  • Negotiated hotel rates start at $135.

  • An additional 5 percent discount will be available on already 5 to 10 percent discounted tickets on published roundtrip fares on the official co-carriers: Hawaiian Airlines, Northwest/KLM, and United.