With federal agencies under orders to scale back spending on conferences and travel, government employee attendance at association meetings is dwindling in 2013. Here’s how associations and convention destinations are adapting to the age of scandal and sequester.
Associations Now editor-in-chief Julie Shoop reflects on the publication's first year in an updated format—and with a fresh website.
Well-known keynoters, high attendee numbers, and hundreds of education sessions are nice, but they don’t guarantee a successful meeting. What does? Designing a learning experience your members can’t re-create or find elsewhere. Take a cue from two associations that have been there, done that—and ended up with more engaged attendees.
Feel like you're hitting a wall at the end of the day at your events? Check out what this association did to encourage an energy boost.
With smartphones, tablets, and apps changing the face of modern life, it’s only natural that these technologies would change meetings too—for planners and attendees.
The case for going native with your event apps.
The Edison Electric Institute had a super-response to a superstorm that made sure the lights weren't out for long after Sandy blew through.
Patricia Montague, CAE, the CEO of the School Nutrition Association, answers questions from SNA member Jean Ronnei.
Pamela S. Dallstream, CMP, CMM, the director of meetings and conventions for the Society of Critical Care Medicine in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, is big on antiques and travel.
With a Kodak Brownie on his desk, there's always old-school inspiration floating around for this digital-age professional.
A roundup of new hires and other personnel moves in the association industry.
What people are saying in association social spaces: Including issues on big data, member value, branding and analytics.
How to reconvene a board after an emergency—a situation which NELLCO recently faced.
Ellen Voie, CAE, the President and CEO of the Women in Trucking Association, in Plover, Wisconsin, takes time to hear others’ perspectives in her leadership role. Here's how she does it.
What the furry creatures can teach us about prevailing in tough situations, according to Francie Dalton, CMC, the head of the consulting firm Dalton Alliances, Inc.
How are increased travel costs for members affecting your meeting strategy?
AIM Group International finds a creative way to divide a large meeting space.
How the National Association of Broadcasters’ tradeshow, the NAB Show, bounced back after a tough period during the recession.
Find out some simple ways to reduce your energy costs with the help of APPI Energy exec Kathy Kiernan.
Steer clear of antitrust issues when enforcing your ethics code.
Ben Martin, CAE, chief engagement officer at Online Community Results, on the secrets of successful online communities.
Hybrid mobile apps marry native capabilities with web technology.
How meeting location can influence membership numbers for your organization. The Annual Congress of the International Liver Transplantation Society tops out at about 1,600 attendees, but they originate from more than 50 countries. This makes the location of ILTS’ premier event a pivotal decision for both meeting success and the organization’s membership numbers. About 50 […]
Micro-volunteering roles build loyalty and engagement at events.
The American College of Cardiology’s free database access has proven popular with members. To help members generate successful medical research, ACC provides free access to the InfoED SPIN funding database, where users can search more than 40,000 research opportunities from more than 10,000 sponsors worldwide. ACC members can also access a vast pool of clinical […]
Three ways to capture content from your meeting to use later.
Unique venues and a convenient location make Burlington, Vermont a smart choice for a New England meeting.
Your voice is too high, breathy, nasally, or monotone. As dialect and vocal coach to business execs and celebrities, Vivian Majkowski has heard it all.
An employer won’t just hand you a nice fat salary; you have to negotiate to get what you believe you’re worth. Here are four tips for your next negotiation.
Fuel your mind and boost your career with these book recommendations—including one on the nature of collaboration.
Two new DELP scholars on diversity, community, career, and making a contribution.
It’s been a year and a half since the General Services Administration (GSA) came under fire for lavish spending, but the repercussions continue to be felt.
New ASAE Foundation study offers a snapshot of effective board performance in member-serving organizations.
Four organizations will study and develop models to address member engagement.
In sometimes surprising ways, associations play direct and indirect roles in bringing the products, services, and activities of daily life to people around the world. Including luggage.