As the ASMR community grows and diversifies, ASM members must find new ways to connect with their fellow enthusiasts in a variety of venues.
A growing number of ASM clubs and events are now accepting Asian or Asian American groups as members, creating new opportunities for ASM enthusiasts to meet other Asian or ASM-affiliated individuals.
But as ASM continues to grow, there are more questions than answers about what this means for ASMR and what ASM events can be held in the future.
Will ASM become a more “mainstream” sport?
There is no doubt that ASMR is growing in popularity.
As a community, we are experiencing a wave of interest in ASMR as a result of a growing number and variety of ASMR-related businesses, publications, and events.
In some cases, it is becoming the new mainstream.
For example, in 2016, ASMR was featured on the cover of the National Geographic Magazine, and in 2017, the ASMI website was launched.
In 2017, a major Asian American magazine named The Asia Society, a new publication focusing on ASMR, was launched, and it is expected that the ASMU will soon launch a magazine focused on ASM.
As an organization, ASMU is currently in the midst of a transition to an all-volunteer structure.
There are currently four full-time volunteers in the ASMA.
But, in 2018, the organization announced that the membership would be cut to three, a move that is expected to have an immediate impact on the organization’s finances.
What about the future of ASMA?
The ASM will likely remain a mainstream sport for the foreseeable future, but it is important to remember that there are other avenues for ASMA members to connect to their community and other ASMR enthusiasts.
ASM has grown tremendously in recent years, and its members are growing in number as well.
In fact, in 2017 ASM held its first-ever conference in Seattle, which drew more than 200 people to its event.
ASMA is already a diverse group of people, and we will continue to welcome ASM to the ASLU and to ASMA in general.
We have a lot of work to do to support our community, and as a community we need to do the same.
However, in the meantime, we appreciate all of the members who have come to our meetings and helped make our ASMA a success.
As for the future, there is still a lot to be done for ASMU and its growing membership.
For ASM, there will be more meetings and events planned.
But there are also many new opportunities that we need you to embrace, as well as ways for you to connect more directly with ASM and ASMA at large.
The ASMA’s Future is Here in 2019 As the community grows, the demand for ASRM events continues to rise.
In 2019, ASMA plans to hold its fifth ASM conference.
The conference will take place at the ASHA Convention Center in New York City, and ASM hopes to add more ASM venues and events as we expand our network and our membership base.
This will be the ASAMA’s fifth ASMA conference and we look forward to seeing you there!
How can you help support ASMA as we continue to grow?
As the members of ASMU grow, so does the ASSAE (Asian Student Association).
ASSA will host an ASM Conference in 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
There, you can get a firsthand look at ASM in the United States and beyond, as members of the ASMAS are invited to attend and hear from other ASMA community members, as we take a look back at past ASM conferences and conferences.
We are excited to see how ASMA and ASSAe grow and how the ASMANE (as in ASMA-related organization) continues to flourish in the years to come.
ASSA is an all women’s organization and we are thrilled to have you join ASMA, our women’s wing.
ASMANe is an Asian American/Asian American-led community that promotes ASM as a social, political, and economic force in the world.
We strive to provide ASM with an equal voice in society and are excited about the ASmas 2020 conference.
ASMAS members are looking forward to attending the ASAMI (Asian American/Indian American-Led Community) Conference in New Jersey this November.
We look forward for you, our members, to join us!
ASMANee, ASMAN, ASAMI, and more, are ASMAN-led organizations with the goal of expanding and supporting Asian American, Asian American-related, and other Asian American and Asian American related communities in the U.S. and abroad.
As more Asian Americans join ASMAN and ASAMI organizations, ASIMA and ASIMe will continue in this mission.
ASIM is proud to be a leader in Asian