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Have You Activated Your ASBA Online User Account Yet?

by Deb Shaw

The ASBA’s new website now has Online User Accounts for all current members — this includes all current BAGSC members (although very recent members may not yet be in the ASBA system). Your Online User Account allows you to access exclusive “member only” features on the site. You should have received an email from the ASBA with instructions on how to activate your Online User Account. Just in case you haven’t, you’ll find the instructions in this article below.

You must activate your Online User Account in order to register for the ASBA’s 2013 conference in Pittsburgh. Conference registration begins Saturday, 29 June at noon Eastern time, so be sure to activate your Online User Account now to be able to register in a timely manner.

INSTRUCTIONS: Activating your Online User Account is a two-step process: 1) You’ll activate your Online User Account, and; 2) You’ll review and update the information in your “ASBA Member Profile.”

This should take less than 10 minutes.

1) To activate your “Online User Account”

  1. Go to and click on the “Member Login” link in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage. OR, click on this link:

  2. Click on “Request New Password.”

  3. Type in your email address. (Be sure you use the email address you gave to the ASBA when you joined or renewed — that is the email address that was used to enter you into the database.)

  4. Click “Email New Password.”

  5. You will immediately receive an email message from, Check your email box. NOTE: there have been reported problems with Verizon email addresses. If you have a email address and/or do not receive an email when requesting a new password, please contact for assistance.

  6. Click on the link provided in the email.

  7. The link will bring you back to the ASBA website. Click on “Login,” enter and confirm a password, and set your time zone setting.

  8. Click “Save” which returns you to the same screen with the phrase “The changes have been saved.”

(If you ever forget your password, you can always make a new one by repeating the steps above.)

2) Review and update your “ASBA Member Profile”:

  1. Click on “Edit your ASBA Member Profile” in the list of links under the Individual Member heading.

  2. Review the information in your member profile. This information can ONLY be viewed by ASBA members:

  3. Basic Contact Information

  4. Directory Instructions

  5. Chapter and Artists’ Circle Affiliation

  6. Personal Webpage Options

  7. Optional Profile Information

  8. Add any missing information

  9. Correct any erroneous or outdated information

  10. If you’re unsure, read the hints below each item

  11. Still have questions? Contact

Once you activate your Online User Account, you’ll be able to do the following:

Available NOW

  1. Update your own membership record: change your address, email, etc.

  2. Search an interactive list of classes

  3. Submit articles, class listings and calls for entry to the journal and for the website

  4. Make donations via credit card

  5. Renew your membership and pay your dues via credit card

  6. Search the member directory, by name, chapter, etc. (member-only access)

  7. Register for the Annual Meeting & Conference

Coming Soon

  1. Upload exhibition entries, pay the entry fee via credit card, and apply for Artists and Education grants

  2. View announcements of ASBA volunteer opportunities

  3. Take a video tutorial

  4. Update your own Teacher Directory & Member Gallery page

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to activate your Online User Account today!

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