SSA sponsors two national events each year. Each September, industry professionals gather in Las Vegas for the SSA Annual Fall Conference & Trade Show -- the industry's premier conference and trade show -- designed for those who have already made a major investment in the industry. Each Spring SSA hosts the Spring Self Storage Conference & Trade Show, located in various cities east of the Mississippi.
The Self Storage Association (SSA) is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization formed in 1975 under Section 501-c-6 of the Internal Revenue Code. For more than 38 years the Association has served as the official trade organization and voice of the U.S. and international self storage industry. SSA is the registered lobbying entity representing the industry’s 46,500 facilities before the U.S. Congress and federal departments and agencies. The association is also quite active in representation of the industry before state legislative and regulatory bodies. The national SSA is formally affiliated with some 31 state and regional associations within the United States. In addition to its U.S. relationships, the SSA is affiliated with 4 international organizations representing another 12,000 self storage facilities situated in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Latin America and South America.