The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) is now accepting nominations for their Innovation Stars program, which is meant to highlight association professionals who are doing groundbreaking work at their organizations. Organizations can submit forms to ASAE until Monday, Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. EDT.

Associations Now - ASAE's monthly magazine for its members - will collect the nominations and its editors will select several candidates from the nomination forms. Then, readers will choose the featured innovators in an "American Idol-style" online vote, according to the association center.

As our clients are continually launching strategic marketing campaigns and technology applications, we feel like they are all Innovation Stars. So, we encourage every forward-thinking DMO to nominate their staff members.