Get Involved

Get Involved

Volunteer service at ESCA is gratifying and rarely dull. Experience with our ESCA boards and committees can enlighten and lead to many satisfying results. It also often challenges balancing professional, volunteer, and personal lives. However, should you choose to get involved, you will soon discover that your investment will make a difference within our industry and allow you to grow personally and professionally. You’ll find yourself investing much of yourself and hopefully loving every minute!

Join the Board of Directors

All ESCA Board of Directors selections are based on experience, insight, and perspective about the issues critical to our industry and association. We will work side by side, with our professional staff, on developing new initiatives to further enhance the overall value for our ESCA members. As we have a small professional staff, your time, effort, and input are crucial in collaborating with our executive director and association staff on critical programs and initiatives. While boards primarily govern, we rely on volunteers to carry out many of our programs in our case. As with each of your own companies, the primary goal as leaders of our association is to exceed our client’s expectations. We count on our board members to actively participate, ask questions, and share industry knowledge, business knowledge, best practices, and energy in all our board attempts to accomplish throughout the year.

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Join a Committee

ESCA has many committees in a variety of segments. Please click on this link to submit your application. The following is a list of current committees.

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  • Awards and Scholarship Committee
    ESCA’s yearly awards program honors individuals and organizations demonstrating exceptional service and performance in their respective fields. The ESCA Scholarship Fund grants academic and need-based scholarships to industry members and their families, enabling them to pursue higher education in fields relevant to the exhibition industry. Our goal is to support the education of future leaders and contribute to the growth and success of the industry.

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    As part of ESCA’s initiatives, advocacy represents one of four pillars in our strategic plan. We advocate for our members to ensure that they have their voices heard on important issues, protect and promote their rights as valued organizations, and genuinely consider their views and wishes when making decisions about our industry. This has become even more crucial in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. ESCA is a pivotal contributor to the Go Live Together initiative and the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance (ECA) and a strong supporter of the “Exhibitions Mean Business” initiative.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
    The ESCA Diversity and Inclusion Committee celebrates the unique qualities that constitute ESCA’s membership and the clientele of the exhibition, meeting, and special events industries. We aim to cultivate a genuinely diverse and inclusive community, enabling us to serve all members equitably and effectively.

  • Education Committee
    The Education Committee is dedicated to enriching the knowledge of our members concerning the events and exhibitions industry. We believe that education is fundamental to success and growth in this field. Through disseminating relevant and current information, organizing engaging workshops and seminars, and promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing among industry professionals, we strive to empower our members to excel and stay ahead of emerging trends in the events and exhibitions landscape.

  • Health and Safety Committee
    Our unwavering dedication to the health and safety of our members, subcontractors, customers, and the community is at the forefront of our mission. We strive to constantly enhance our processes, exhibit leadership, and provide extensive safety guidance to all. The committee is wholeheartedly committed to serving this purpose, ensuring the well-being of everyone in our industry.

  • Labor & Management Council
    The ESCA Membership Communications and Branding Committee serves as a vital link and advisory board for the organization. We are devoted to fostering growth and maintaining active member engagement, ensuring that our members recognize the value in all that ESCA provides and enhancing brand awareness. This committee acts as the public relations branch of ESCA, representing the organization’s interests and reputation.

  • Membership Communications/Branding
    The ESCA Membership Communications and Branding Committee is ESCA’s liaison and sounding board. We are committed to growth and continued membership participation, ensuring members find value in all ESCA offers and brand recognition.

  • Venue Council
    This Council is established to pursue common interests, address common issues and concerns, promote goodwill, provide education, and seek harmonious venue & contractor relationships.