AST Headquarters will be closed Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. We will also have limited staff May 28-31 as we host AST's Surgical Technology Conference in Washington, DC. Normal operations will resume June 3. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter. 

  • State Assembly Leadership Forum

    The State Assembly Leadership Forum is a preconference event at AST's national conference. Learn from your peers and professionals in the profession, network with others from around the country and discuss the issues that are relevant to anyone involved at the leadership level within your state assembly.

  • State Assembly Leadership Forum

    AST Preconference Event - Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    6 CEs

    Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor (15 minutes south of DC)

    Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis
    $50 AST Members Only
    Full Conference Registration Required

    This preconference event is dedicated to practitioners who are committed to strengthening the foundation of AST's state assemblies. The forum will give attendees a hands-on experience while providing insight into the inner workings of the state assembly system, outline a wealth of resources available to use and the chance to hear from fellow attendees on what they have found to be successful in their states. 

    Back to Basics; Your State Assembly Guide
    We listened to your feedback and here are the topics you wanted to hear.

    • 7:15-7:45 am - Continental Breakfast for SALF Registrants
      Sponsored by the NBSTSA               
    • 7:45-8 am - Welcome and Introductions
      Holly Falcon, AST President
    • 8-8:30 am - Let’s Bounce Around Some Ideas
      State Assembly Leadership Committee  
    • 8:30-9:50 am - How to Run Effective Business Meetings that Produce Results
      Catherine Darnell, AST Parliamentarian                     
    • 9:50-10 am - Break  
    • 10-11:50 am - Leadership in Action - 50 Years of Making a Difference
      Rick Goodman, Certified Speaking Professional  
      Sponsored by the California, New Jersey, Texas State Assemblies
    • Noon-12:50 pm - Lunch
      Provided to SALF All-Day Registrants       
    • 1-1:50 pm - I’ll Be There For You – Breakout by Board Position
      State Assembly Leadership Committee
    • 2-3 pm - A Celebration of Success - State Assembly Legacy                              

      We look forward to seeing you there!