How It Works

The Prometheus Retreat is unlike any other association management conference. There are no speakers nor Powerpoints. It is designed and executed by and for association executives, has lived on for two decades because it provides a personalized, unique and valuable environment to explore weighty questions and challenges that are "real-time" issues for those in attendance.

· Open space format: The content is your own, or that of your peers, ensuring relevance at the right level
· Retreat Atmosphere: The Retreat offers an unhurried, safe space to explore the complex, multi-layered problems facing association leaders
· Limited size: Prometheus is open to 35 attendees to allow an intimate setting for reflective dialogue and peer engagement

For the event to be the most meaningful and productive for you, we suggest you contemplate ahead of time what you'd like to explore with your colleagues in this safe and intimate environment. Bring with you one, two or three (or more) issues, opportunities or challenges - BIG or small. All conversations take place in complete confidence, without any time pressure, and in a setting where it's purely peer-to-peer exchange where everyone is there to help each other think through questions and challenges raised.

For more information about the methodology, visit or download our document on Open Space Technology.

We are a CAE Approved Provider. The Prometheus Retreat may be applied for 12 credits. More information on CAE.

Note: This program is not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ASAE or the CAE Program. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. There are no specific individual courses required as part of the applications – selection of eligible education is up to the applicant based on his/her needs.

The Prometheus Consortium, Inc, is a 501(c)3 non-profit and donations are tax deductible.



Helpful Links:
List of Previous Venues
Sample Topics
Open Space Technology Explained