ESA International Convention and Events

ESA sponsors many international, regional, state, and local events. A sampling of them are highlighted below. Additional information regarding these events and others is also available on state websites. For more on ESA events near you, please contact us.

Coffee Chats

4th Monday of the Month (No chats November/December, next chat 1/22/24)
Morning session: 8 am Pacific/9 am Mountain/10 am Central/11 am Eastern
Evening session: 4 pm Pacific/5 pm Mountain/6 pm Central/7 pm Eastern
Host: Tracy Swanson, ESA HQ Membership Director
Virtual Event

Chats are approximately 30 minutes in length and content is the same for morning and evening chats on the same date, you are invited to attend either or both. Registrants will receive an email with Zoom meeting credentials and instructions for joining. If you've been to a Coffee Chat before, you are already registered. If you're new to the chats, please register ONCE. Registrants will receive an email reminder each Friday before for the Coffee Chat on the following Monday.
Click here to register

Memphis marathon

December 2, 2023
In-Person & Online Event
open to public
​Register Closed

St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend is a fundraising event for St. Jude with a marathon, half marathon, 10K and 5K.

National Leadership Conference

February 22-25, 2024
Denver, CO
members only
Registration Open

Harness your leadership skills, meet new ESA friends, get a sneak peek of the exciting offerings for 2024, and purchase exclusive new merchandise not released to the public yet at the 2024 National Leadership Conference. From interactive workshops to networking socials, this event is sure to have everything you need to have a sucessful ESA-year with friends and support all over the country.

State Conventions

A full list of state conventions can be found at the link above. Registration for state convention is handled by the respective state.

International Council Convention

JULY 7 - 13, 2024 
Overland Park, KS
members and guests
Registration Opens Soon

Join the International Council (IC) and members from accross the country for a celebration of the 2023 - 2024 ESA-year, installation of 2024 - 2025 IC Officers, fun and interesting workshops, and so much more.

IC Challenge

JULY 12, 2024 
Overland Park, KS
members and guests
Registration Opens in March

The IC Challenge theme will be revealed during the 2024 ESA National Leadership Conference in Devner, CO.

st jude walk/run

SEPTEMBER 23, 2024 (dates may vary based on location)
In person & Online Event
public event
​Registration Opens in April

St. Jude Walk/Run is a nationwide 5K hybrid event, taking place in person and virtually.