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PLEASE NOTE: ESCA Membership is not a requirement to participate in the ESCA Worker Identification & Security Badge program. The only cost associated with the ESCA badge program is the cost of the badges and shipping. Businesses can register for the ESCA badge program HERE.

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Member Benefits

Membership in ESCA is company-based. All full-time employees of member companies are members of ESCA and have access to all resources, qualify for discounted registration rates for all ESCA produced meetings, and receive the discounted rate for ESCA WIS badges. The number of operational office locations will determine the annual membership dues. Please click here (should be a link to the dues page) for a complete listing of membership categories and annual dues.

The benefits of membership include, but are not limited to:

  • Advocacy
  • We advocate for our membership to ensure that they have their voice heard on issues that are important to them, protect and promote their rights as valued organizations and have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about our industry. This has become even more crucial in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. ESCA is a key contributor to the Go Live Together initiative, and the Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance (ECA), as well as a strong supporter of the Exhibitions, Mean Business initiative

    ESCA advocates for the issues that matter most to our members. Through our coalition with IAEE, SISO, and IAVM, ESCA has worked to create solutions for industry issues in a way that allows our members to be competitive and thrive in the current business climate continually.

  • Financial Benefits
  • Discounts on all ESCA-produced events and educational offerings.

    Discounts on employee and worker I.D. badges from the ESCA Worker Identification System (WIS).

    Participation in the ESCA Scholarship Program, which is awarded to families of ESCA Members.

  • Education, Training, and Information Exchange
  • ESCA believes that education is the key to continued success and works with our industry partners to develop and present webinars and in-person training on current trends and the latest changes in the industry that affect your business. By sharing information and resources, we keep all of our members up-to-date on current industry trends and technology and prepare them to become leaders in the industry.

    Timely industry information via ESCA news and updates, email notifications, and social media updates.

    Access to the ESCA Members Only Forum.

  • Networking
  • Inclusion in the ESCA Membership Directory accessed by the entire industry.

    Networking with the Summer Educational Conference, the Annual Business Meeting, and all ESCA-produced events.

    The Summer Educational Conference offers programs designed to allow you to learn more and impact the future of the exhibition industry and the chance to make contacts and network.

    The Annual Business Meeting and reception is the opportunity to network with other members, meet new members and celebrate ESCA’s accomplishments from the year. Always held in conjunction with IAEE’s Annual Meeting, the ESCA meeting and reception is a who’s who of ESCA’s past, present, and future leaders.

    ESCA creates forums for you to regularly develop new relationships and interact with your peers in the industry.

  • Partnership
  • Partnership programs with discounted rates for products and services that you can use daily in your business, including Human Resources Management, photography and videography, Labor, Employment Law, Consultation, Payment Processing, and Merchant Services.

    Complimentary HR Consultation through ESCA’s affiliate partners, including input on equal employment practices, labor negotiations, wage-hour accounting, personnel policies, and employee handbooks.

  • Security
  • ESCA has developed a national ESCA Worker Identification & Security (WIS) Program that allows entry into participating facilities by the contractor’s workers registered with the WIS program.

    We are constantly striving to enhance this program to ensure we do our part in providing a secure workplace for our membership.