The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community…

a spot of sunlight on the trail through the autumn woods – inspiration for a weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community

I’m on vacation next week—hiking in the Santa Fe area of New Mexico—so this Brain Food covers all the events I could find (and that came my way) for the next two weeks. See you back here on Friday, October 15.

Women in technology. If you are (or someone you know is) a woman who has made (and continues to make) amazing contributions to the advancement of technology in associations, Association Women Technology Champions (AWTC) invites you to apply (or to encourage someone else to apply) for the AWTC Technology Leadership Award or the AWTC Technology Champion Award. Please don’t dawdle because the deadline for applications is Monday, October 11 and “applications require some thought, a resume, and letters of recommendation.”

Future of the association workplace. Achurch Consulting and Association TRENDS just released a must-read report, State of Association Workplaces Post-Pandemic Survey, that answers the question: “How will the acceleration of remote work impact the association workplace?” Not only does the report present the findings of a survey of over 350 association leaders, but it also shares insights that will help associations “design an intentional workplace that is dynamic, flexible, and productive well into the future.”

Why get an LMS. Your association survived the pandemic without an LMS, you’re returning to in-person meetings, and the budget isn’t looking so good. Why the heck would you even think about getting an LMS? Well, WBT Systems shares several excellent reasons, including ways to get more value (ahem, ROI) out of an LMS that may surprise you—it’s not just for online courses.

Chapter-in-a-box solution. Sharing data and dollars between chapters and associations can be a nightmare for both sides. Busy volunteer leaders don’t always have the time or skills to master data and financial management and, besides, they should focus on more strategic concerns. Billhighway explains how technology can automate these tasks, providing the guardrails needed for sound chapter financial management and giving your association the data you need to understand the true value of chapters.

Disrupted by Delta. With the future looking uncertain because of the Delta variant, MemberSuite suggests calling on your powers of foresight and flexibility when planning conferences. Provide peace of mind to in-person attendees by using technology to enforce event entry requirements, don’t settle for the pre-pandemic in-person conference experience, and always have a Plan B virtual conference option.

Virtual conference coffee breaks. “At a conference the most important things happen in the coffee break,” said the guy who once hosted a non-conference that included everything but the sessions. Eva Amsen makes an excellent argument for why coffee breaks are essential at virtual conferences, although they’re usually not part of the program. Keep her advice in mind as you’re planning in-person conferences too.

Group think run amok. In his post, “We See As We Be,” Jamie Wheal has an interesting take on a disturbing issue. He says, “In the past few months, my social network has lurched sideways several extra clicks into conspiracy land”—and he’s not just talking about Flat-Earthers. His beef is with group think too—a political equal-opportunity phenomenon, if you ask me. He identifies “four main Ego Stories that seem to be especially prevalent these days in informing who gets suckered into which particular conspiracy.”

Quick hits

  • After recently planning and facilitating several in-person meetings and events for a variety of clients and industries, Aaron Wolowiec, CAE, shares 11 observations for keeping members and attendees safe and comfortable. (Event Garde)
  • Five game changers for association success in 2022. I’ve never seen #1 on a list like this before. (360LiveMedia)
  • Let’s not start with your “why.” Contrarian marketing common sense. (Mark Schaefer)
  • New cybercrime tactic: shortened LinkedIn URLs are now used as phish hooks. (Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4)

Good eats

Skip down to the list of free webinars if you prefer takeout.

  • Grab a bag of your favorite snack for potato chip flounder—our choice was Kettle jalapeno chips. On the side, shredded Brussels sprouts roasted with red onion, bacon and garlic, then drizzled with a mix of balsamic vinegar and honey (1 tbsp:1 tsp) with a heavy dash of ancho chile powder.
  • Sunday, we splurged on shrimp-stuffed flounder. My original Emeril recipe is no longer online, but I found this one, which is pretty much the same. I used a pound of shrimp instead of a half-pound of crabmeat, so I doubled the ‘stuffing’ ingredients. I didn’t roll the fillets per the recipe, instead I used the method he suggested in the original recipe: cut a few fillets in half lengthwise—so each half fillet is ready to top a whole fillet, cover the whole fillets with the shrimp stuffing and then cover one side of the stuffing with the half-fillet.
  • On the side, a mix of greens (radish, kale, collards and pac choi) sauteed with onion, bacon, orange bell, poblano and garlic and drizzled at the end with a maple-sherry vinegar mix.
  • Prepping for a busy week, I also made parmesan garlic edamame, and roasted butternut squash with smoked paprika, cinnamon, garlic powder and cayenne, and tossed with fresh sage at the end.

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Here are the educational events scheduled for next week. If you have a free webinar or event coming up, please send me the link by Wednesday afternoon the week before it’s scheduled. I’ll be happy to feature it as long as it’s not too product centric.


Fri 10/1 at 12 p.m.* – EventTech Chat

A weekly conversation about meeting and event technology, including software, hardware, and audiovisual for in-person and online events. More info/register.

Host: Brandt Krueger, founder Event Technology Consulting

*All times are Eastern Daylight Time unless otherwise noted.


Fri 10/1 at 4 p.m. – What’s Next? Bouncing Forward

We’re always in-transition. The “life quake”—COVID-19—disrupted our missions and routines, ushering in uncertainties about our future. We still reflect on our careers, relationships and purpose. We entertain the “Re-” words—reinvent, rethink, reposition, etc. Finding our Authentic Self, rewriting our stories and creating a “new, purpose-driven future” prove both exhilarating and terrifying. This interactive session will demystify the buzzword ‘personal transformation’ and start to reset the goalposts of your success and redefine what gives your “future work” meaning. More info/register (must join before registering).

Host: Fridays@4

Presenter: Charley Timmins, The Human Archeologist


Mon 10/4 at 1 p.m. – Update on Meetings and Events Post-COVID19 (Chatting with Agnes & Cecilia)

This series of 15- to 20-minute videos covers hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. New episodes are posted around 1 p.m. every Monday. Check out Cecilia’s Nonprofit Executive Spotlight series too.

Guest: Kimberly Stansell

Hosts:

  • Cecilia Sepp, CAE, CNAP, principal and founder, Rogue Tulips LLC
  • Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman

Tue 10/5 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Engage 2021

Learn how to create authentic engagement using real video content. Learn from each other’s successes, share best practices, and collaborate to solve common challenges. More info/register.

Host: Gather Voices


Tue 10/5 at 11 a.m. – Integration Platforms: A More Strategic Approach to Connecting Your Data

Having multiple systems means multiple unconnected data sources, which lead to inaccurate data and frustration for customers. Learn a more strategic approach to your data by evaluating if you need an integration platform to support your integrations and ensure they are set up for long term success. 1.5 CAE credits. More info/register.

Host: U.S. Transactions Corp.

Presenters:

  • Hans Stechl, Founder, Meta-Dao
  • Justin Burniske, MBA, Senior Director, Consulting, fusionSpan

Tue 10/5 at 12 p.m. – Simple Analytics to Boost the Bottom Line

More info/register.

Host: Data Analytics Network/Association Analytics


Tue 10/5 at 12:30 p.m. – Why Most eLearning Fails: How to Create eLearning That Gets Results

Explore many of the reasons why most eLearning fails and the components that contribute to bad eLearning design. Learn how bad eLearning design can negatively affect the learning experience and walk through several practical methods you can immediately apply to fix your bad eLearning courses. More info/register.

Host: Association Universe

Presenter: Tim Slade, Speaker, Author, and Creator of The eLearning Designer’s Academy


Tue 10/5 at 1 p.m. – Leveraging Data to Achieve Equity

Learn about the importance and need for demographic data across the hospitality, meetings and events industry. They will address the challenges with collecting data, recommend resources for managing the process and share solutions that require strategic commitment. 1 CMP credit. More info/register.

Host: Meetings Today

Presenters: Meetings Today columnists Greg DeShield, CHO, CHE, and Zoe Moore, MS


Tue 10/5 at 2:30 p.m. – Virtual Events Are Here to Stay

Business leaders agree that virtual events are a vital component of their future event strategy, whether they’re gathering people to train, recruit, or entertain. The way we network, interact and attend events has changed and will continue to evolve. Join our panel of industry experts for a thought-provoking discussion on how to create fun and innovative events—what works, what doesn’t, and how to get people excited. More info/register.

Host: Virbela

Presenters:

  • Damion Wright, Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Talent Programs Leader at Intuit
  • Laurent Chrétien, General Director, Laval Virtual Association
  • Ryan Costello, co-founder of Event Farm and Chief Strategy Officer of MemberSuite
  • Craig Kaplan, Chief Customer Officer at Virbela

Tue 10/5 at 3:30 p.m. – Grow Your Membership with Smart SEO

Learn how to drive prospective members to your website and grow your membership with impressive easy-to-implement search engine optimization tools. More info/register.

Host: Grype

Presenter: Brock Murray, SEO & lead generation expert


Wed 10/6 at 11 a.m. – 3 Ways to Mine Your AMS Data to Create and Execute a Profitable Member Engagement Strategy (with Minimal Staff Time)

Now more than ever, associations are collecting mountains of data but don’t have a data strategy to actively drive member growth. Learn why your members are leaving and how to get them to renew their memberships; how to offer better courses, incentives, or services to your members; how you can cut costs; and what systems or services are wasting time and money. 1.5 CAE credits. More info/register.

Host: U.S. Transactions Corp.

Presenter: Thomas Altman, Founder, Tasio


Wed 10/6 at 12 p.m. – Key Insights From The 13th Annual Membership Marketing Benchmark Report

For over a decade, Marketing General Incorporated (MGI) has published the only comprehensive research on the nature and performance of membership programs, as reported annually by nearly 1,000 associations. Hear findings from the survey and learn the most useful membership strategies for 2021. ! CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Association Insights In Old Town

Presenter: Tony Rossell, senior vice president at MGI


Wed 10/6 at 1 p.m. – Advocacy and Beyond: Amplifying the Impact of DEI Initiatives

Hear from a panel of association leaders who are at the forefront of advancing DEI efforts with both policymakers and their own members. From working to reduce health disparities to increasing the diversity of the veterinary profession, academic medicine, and beyond, these leaders will share case studies, best practices, and hard-won lessons learned that you can apply within your association to amplify the impact of your DEI efforts. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: ASAE Government Relations and Advocacy Professionals Advisory Council

Presenters:

  • Juan Amador, CAE, Director of Constituent Engagement, Association of American Medical Colleges
  • Lisa Greenhill, Senior Director for Institutional Research and Diversity, American Association of Veterinary Medical College
  • Pam Yuen, Director of Government Relations, YWCA USA
  • Danielle Baron (Moderator), Staff Vice President, School Nutrition Association

Wed 10/6 at 1 p.m. – Keys to Creating Community (#ExpoChat on Twitter)

Everybody’s talking about the importance of creating communities around our events. But how do you actually accomplish that, and what does a community platform need to be successful? ExpoChat is a Twitter-based conversation on topics related to the trade show industry. More info.

Moderator: Exhibit Marketing Consultant & Author Marlys Arnold


Wed 10/6 at 2 p.m. – The State of Associations Panel

Hear a panel of community thought leaders share eye-opening insight and experiences that’ll highlight the successes, challenges and opportunities associations are facing today. More info/register.

Host: Clowder

Presenters: guests from ASAE, Higher Logic, Association Analytics, ASI and Novi hosted by Clowder’s COO Alexa Kade


Wed 10/6 at 2 p.m. – Take Your Campaigns to the Next Level: Advocacy Data & Insights You Can Actually Use

Each year our data science team spends several months analyzing tens of thousands of advocacy campaigns and over a billion emails to bring you our annual Advocacy Benchmark Report—the only one of its kind. We use that data to create applicable steps you can use to improve your campaigns with better action and engagement rates. Learn about this year’s key findings and how you can use that data to improve your advocacy efforts. More info/register.

Host: FiscalNote


Wed 10/6 at 2 p.m. – Engaging Your Audience at Hybrid Events

Hear tips for creating hybrid events that make an impact. Learn the importance of defining your objectives, determining how much interaction you should encourage between on-site and at-home attendees, scheduling content for a varied audience, and extending the value of that content long after the programming ends. 1 CMP credit. More info/register.

Host: Northstar Meetings Group

Presenters:

  • John Nawn, Co-Founder and Chief Strategist, The Event Strategy Network
  • Michael J. Shapiro (moderator), Editor, News & Technology, Northstar Meeting Group

Wed 10/6 at 3 p.m. – How Employee Benefits Impact Hiring & Retaining Talent

Find out the keys to attracting and retaining top talent. Hear about tools to get employee engagement, increase benefits awareness and manage rising insurance costs. 1.5 CAE credits. More info/register.

Host: U.S. Transactions Corp.

Presenter: Dario Campolattaro, Regional Employee Benefits Platform Leader, Hilb Group


Thu 10/7 at 12 p.m. – Behind the Scenes of the (Hybrid) Skift Global Forum 2021

Hear about the ins and outs of planning, designing and producing the premier global conference on the business of travel, this year in a hybrid format. Meet the key people that made it happen and learn how Skift delivered its exclusive content live to both in-person and online audiences. CMP credit. More info/register.

Host: Event MB

Presenters:

  • Pierre Metrailler, CEO of SpotMe
  • Rafat Ali, Founder and CEO, Skift
  • Miguel Neves (moderator), Editor-in-Chief, EventMB, a Skift brand

Thu 10/7 at 1 p.m. – Five Key Content Models That Engage Sponsors and Members

There has never been a greater need for associations to enhance non-dues revenue and improve the way they engage members digitally with rich multimedia content. Associations need to subsidize the creation of great content through effective digital sponsorship, advertising and lead generation programs. Join this webinar and see Association TV’s top 5 sponsorships in action. 0.5 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: .orgCommunity

Presenters: Dan Stevens and Doug Coombs of Workerbee.TV


Thu 10/7 at 2 p.m. – Super Spooky Cyber Security Issues and Insurance Implications

The cyber insurance market has changed drastically in just the last five months, and you need to know how to position your organization for market increases and corrections. This webinar will cover the must-knows of IT cyber insurance woes and how best to mitigate them. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: 501 Works

Presenter: Derek Symer, Principal, Senior Vice President, Director Non-Profit Practice for AHT Insurance


Thu 10/7 at 2 p.m. – Nonprofit GAAP – The New Revenue Recognition Standard and What You Need to Know About It as a Nonprofit

Not-for-profit accounting for exchange transactions can be difficult, and recent accounting standards such as Accounting Standards Codification 606 (ASC 606) can add to the complexity. All transactions with customers must be accessed using the five-step approach. Within the five steps are multiple additional considerations that also need to be addressed depending on the nature of the transaction. Learn about the five steps and how to apply them to your organization’s transactions with customers and understand the differences between contributions and exchange transactions. 1.5 CAE credits. More info/register.

Host: U.S. Transactions Corp.

Presenter: Mark Robins, CPA, Director, Nonprofit and Association Industry Services Group, Aronson


Fri 10/8 at 12 p.m. – EventTech Chat

A weekly conversation about meeting and event technology, including software, hardware, and audiovisual for in-person and online events. More info/register.

Host: Brandt Krueger, founder Event Technology Consulting


Fri 10/8 at 4 p.m. – Making Micro Moves That Have Major Impact

The last year has forced change upon us all. It has allowed us to identify our goals more clearly and pushed us to better identify our desired futures. Learn how to use a mind map, craft an “I am” statement and understand the value of documenting progress. It will also create a safe space for exploring options and learning from the ideas shared by others in the session. For those who are seeking clarity, this session is a great opportunity to identify that one little change that can have a major impact on your life’s trajectory. More info/register (must join before registering).

Host: Fridays@4

Presenter: Michelle Larkin, director of programs at SOL Engineering, and certified life coach at CATAPULT


Mon 10/11 at 1 p.m. – Regular Wellness series with Fern Carbonell (Chatting with Agnes & Cecilia)

This series of 15- to 20-minute videos covers hot topics and issues related to 501c organization management. New episodes are posted around 1 p.m. every Monday. Check out Cecilia’s Nonprofit Executive Spotlight series too.

Guest: Fern Carbonell

Hosts:

  • Cecilia Sepp, CAE, CNAP, principal and founder, Rogue Tulips LLC
  • Agnes Amos-Coleman, MBA, CMP, education, conference, event, certification consultant, Amos-Coleman

Tue 10/12 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Engage 2021

Learn how to create authentic engagement using real video content. Learn from each other’s successes, share best practices, and collaborate to solve common challenges. More info/register.

Host: Gather Voices


Tue 10/12 at 3 p.m. – Explosive Growth for Associations Through Better Membership Management

We will discuss member engagement by understanding different types of members and categorizing them by their level of engagement and how benefits should be designed to cater to this broad spectrum of members. Find out how to understand the member base by asking qualitative questions, and learning why membership is important to them and what they’re looking to achieve by participating in association programs. More info/register.

Host: Grype

Presenter: Elizabeth Weaver Engel, Association Management Expert, Chief Strategist for Spark Consulting


Wed 10/13 at 1 p.m. – Secrets of Successful Awards Programs

Some awards programs seem to have found the secret recipe that makes everything run smoothly and gets them a high number of quality submissions. But how do they do it? How did they figure out that perfect formula? Learn about several factors and best practices that go into creating a successful awards program. 1.5 CAE credits. More info/register.

Host: U.S. Transactions Corp.

Presenter: Jordan Volpe, VP of Marketing, Openwater


Wed 10/13 at 1 p.m. – #ExpoChat on Twitter

ExpoChat is a Twitter-based conversation on topics related to the trade show industry. More info.


Wed 10/13 at 3 p.m. – How to Drive Analytics Adoption through Culture and Practice

Many reasons keep associations from getting started with analytics like concerns about data quality and poor governance, but most often the real challenge lies with people, not technology. Learn about common culture challenges and how to solve them. We’ll lay out practical tips and examples of how you can boost adoption of analytics and technology for your association. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Association Analytics

Presenters: David Ricciardi and Monica H. Kang, founders of Culture of Analytics


Wed 10/13 at 4 p.m. – AWTC Salon: Digital Transformation

Join an interactive discussion on digital transformation. In advance of our session, you may want to read Maddie and Elizabeth’s whitepaper The No BS Guide to Digital Transformation: How Intentional Culture Change Can Propel Associations Forward. We also invite you to bring other resources and ideas to help us collaboratively explore this topic. More info/register.

Host: Association Women Technology Champions

Presenters:

  • Elizabeth Engel, CAE, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting
  • Maddie Grant, CAE, Principal Consultant, Propel

Thu 10/14 at 10 a.m. – What’s Working Now: Website Redesign Best Practices

Drive the conversation by selecting a topic of interest when you register. Hear best practices and participate in a discussion on topics attendees want to hear about, which can include: creating a website strategy, determining business needs and budget, and/or finding the right partner and technology. More info/register.

Host: Results Direct

Presenter: Alexandra Mouw, CAE, Principal Digital Strategist, Results Direct


Thu 10/14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Managing Editor Live

Our theme this year is Flex, to reflect all the creative ways content marketers and brand journalists are continuing to adapt in the new economy. Learn how marketing leaders are using content to solve business problems. Connect with your peers on the front lines of content marketing and brand journalism. More info/register.

Host: Managing Editor / Rep Cap


Thu 10/14 at 11:30 a.m. – Top Marketing Trends to Try in 2022

Learn what to include in your marketing calendar, how to set marketing goals, what marketing goals are important in 2022, and top marketing trends to try in 2022. CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Your Membership

Presenters:

  • Teri Carden, Review My AMS
  • Michelle Schweitz, YourMembership

Thu 10/14 at 1 p.m. – The State of Virtual Conferences 2021

Hear the top findings from our fresh-off-the-presses report on the state of virtual conferences. Along with sharing key data points, we’ll focus on the application of the findings, and, as an attendee, you’ll be among the very first to get access to The Virtual Conferences Report 2021. Whether you’re a virtual conference veteran or brand-new to the format, this session will help you understand the current state of virtual conferences. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Leading Learning

Presenters:

  • Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of Tagoras and Leading Learning
  • Jim Parker, CEO of Digitell

Thu 10/14 at 1 p.m. – The Formula Behind Virtual Events that are Engaging and Profitable

Imagine if your virtual events turn into spaces where members gather knowledge and ideas as well as meet new partners and friends. Imagine the sort of impact it would have on member engagement and, in turn, your ROI. Learn how to attain and monetize a positive member turnout at your virtual events. Get an insider look into how leaders at ASAE plan and execute their networking events. More info/register.

Host: Airmeet

Presenter: Reggie Henry, CAE, Chief Information & Engagement Officer at ASAE


Thu 10/14 at 2 p.m. – Adapt and Execute: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Planning a Major Industry Event

Get an insider’s view of decision making happening right now with the people planning a milestone in-person event this fall: the Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals’ Annual Conference scheduled in November. 14-17, 2021. Learn about planning strategy and challenges being solved in real time, including decisions about: F&B, vaccine requirements, registration, and format (i.e., why this will not be a hybrid meeting). More info/register.

Host: Smart Meetings

Presenters:

  • Jennifer Squeglia, CMP, Incoming Chair, FICP Board of Directors, and Owner, RLC Events
  • Mike Burke, CMP, Chair, 2021 FICP Annual Conference, and Director, Conference & Travel Services, The Hanover Insurance Group
  • Steve Bova, CAE, FICP Executive Director

Fri 10/15 at 12 p.m. – Developing Highly Profitable New Product Revenue Streams by Leveraging Existing Event Assets

Conferences and tradeshows are ideal platforms to extend into year-round communities—and it can be incredibly lucrative and high margin. Learn about revenue opportunities in leveraging an event into a year-round community model, the convergence taking place on the community model from all aspects of global commerce, and ideas for MVC “Minimally Viable Community” launch opportunities from the examples given. 1 CMP credit. More info/register (possible fee for MPI non-members).

Host: MPI

Presenter: RD Whitney, Founder, Community Leaders Institute (CLI)


Tue 10/19 at 12:30 p.m. – Meetings of Membership Minds

These impromptu, casual discussions about membership concepts, issues, and challenges are conducted live online and open to membership professionals to comment and offer insights. More info/register.

Hosts: Dan Ratner, The Business of Membership, and Scott Oser, Scott Oser Associates


Tue 10/19 at 1 p.m. – Key Takeaways from the State of Association Workplaces Post-Pandemic Survey Results

Hear about the findings of the State of Association Workplaces Post-Pandemic Survey Report from the experts who designed and analyzed it. Learn how to use this report as a tool to look at the future of retention and recruiting, trends in the future of work in associations, and ideas of how to rethink the way you work effectively and make decisions for your future workforce. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Host: Achurch Consulting


Wed 10/20 at 2 p.m. – 6 Secrets for Creating Amazing Digital Journeys

Does this sound familiar: Your store is hard to navigate. Your membership application is too complicated. Members can’t find anything on your website. Your registration process is unnecessarily cumbersome. The design on your websites and databases is inconsistent and not great. Hear case studies about associations that have completely transformed their member journeys, and their organizations. More info/register.

Host: Matrix Group

Presenters:

  • Joanna Pineda, CEO and Chief Troublemaker of Matrix Group
  • Bryan Clark, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Matrix Group

Thu 10/21 at 11 a.m. – What Comes Next: Predictions + Strategy Recommendations from Association Leaders Worldwide

As 2022 approaches, what’s the outlook for associations globally? In what areas are associations excelling, and in which areas have they continued to lag behind? What key lessons and strategies have emerged? And what must associations be doing now to help ‘save’ their associations and ensure their future success? Associations executives worldwide share their views on the state of associations right now, as well as predictions for the future, and strategic growth opportunities for the year ahead. More info/register.

Host: Sarah Sladek & Company


Thu 10/21 at 12 p.m. – Using Data to Fuel Growth in Membership, Events, and Audience

Your association’s data helps you know what problems your members and audience need to be solved, how you can help solve them, what key groups are interested in, how your community is evolving, how engaged your audience is, what content is working, and what’s not. Learn strategies using data insights to build the association that your audience desperately needs, wants, and will pay for. More info/register.

Host: .orgCommunity

Presenter: Dustin Smith, President & Co-Founder of Hum


Thu 10/21 at 1 p.m. – Avoiding the Bachelor/Bachelorette Mentality During AMS/CRM Selection

Just like the Bachelor/Bachelorette shows, AMS selection can be awkward, uncertain, and produce some cringeworthy moments. Learn how to avoid the pain, speed up the process, and build better vendor relationships throughout the “selection” process so you can find your perfect “rose” in the sea of AMS/CRM systems. Hear perspectives gathered from vendors and associations to help your process go smoothly. 1 CAE credit. More info/register.

Hosts: 501Works and ReviewMyAMS

Presenters:

  • James Marquis,Chief Information Officer, 501Works
  • Olivia Wilkins,Business Solutions Analyst, MBA
  • Teri Carden,Founder, ReviewMyAMS

Thu 10/21 at 8 p.m. – What Comes Next: Predictions + Strategy Recommendations from Association Leaders Worldwide

As 2022 approaches, what’s the outlook for associations globally? In what areas are associations excelling, and in which areas have they continued to lag behind? What key lessons and strategies have emerged? And what must associations be doing now to help ‘save’ their associations and ensure their future success? Associations executives worldwide share their views on the state of associations right now, as well as predictions for the future, and strategic growth opportunities for the year ahead. More info/register.

Host: Sarah Sladek & Company


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