Reflecting on one of the world's earliest tradeshows—and a famous early speaker at its meeting.
Technology advancements, rising competition, and revenue imperatives are changing the meeting planner’s role. Today, it’s more integral to an association’s success than ever. Say hello to the new strategic meetings manager.
Looking to shake things up in a big way at your next meeting? Take a page from the American College of Emergency Physicians. Although ACEP’s annual meeting had been a consistent success, organization leaders made some innovations that have led to even greater success.
Walt Disney World scores big attention and easy traceability with its MyMagic+ wristband.
A chip in your conference badge that monitors your meeting activity? It might sound a little creepy, but that chip is improving the meeting experience. Many associations are taking advantage of technology such as NFC and RFID and carefully weighing the benefits, risks, and security concerns.
How conference content pros are working to boost conference diversity during the events they curate.
While few associations are totally bailing on the traditional RFP-and-review-committee model to develop conference content, pressure to innovate is building. Many organizations are unleashing content planners to venture into new methods of creating the learning experiences today’s attendees demand. The kicker? Sometimes less is more.
Second-guessing what content and formats will ensure each attendee’s best learning experience is likely futile, say many content designers. That mindset is driving a wave of creativity in content planning that has shaped five new content development trends.
Ushma J. Suvarnakar, CMP, MTA, the annual meetings manager of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, hopes to learn a thing or two about coding this year.
Martin Tirado, CAE, CEO, Snow and Ice Management Association, answers questions from SIMA member Kent Peddie.
Don’t forget local nuance when developing your global event strategy.
International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association volunteers spruce up a schoolyard for New Jersey kids.
A campaign to make green hospitals and safer takes hold.
Beyond a smartphone or tablet, what is your one must-have item for your CEO toolkit when attending a conference?
For Victoria Elliott, R.Ph., executive director of the American Neurological Association in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, good leadership is no accident.
Learn how the Global Cold Chain Alliance and a vendor struck up a co-development deal.
Mark Gregor, CEO of digital web agency Velir, and Adam Ribaudo, Velir’s VP of account management, explain “digital maturity” and why it matters to associations.
Interpreting your association’s financial data is critical to sound decision-making. Learn how you can build a financially savvy board.
Create boards and action cards to keep track of goals and to-do lists with this web-based project management app.
How can your association select offerings to grow membership and revenue? Focus on member retention.
What's our latest idea? Hosting a summer movie night that lets members network in a laid-back environment.
Think twice before renting member information to just anyone who asks for it.
Make sure your event is covered the next time Mother Nature strikes.
No-fee access for small companies has big impact.
Key practices for member service via live web chats.
Power your conference marketing with personalization.
Minnesota’s city of many lakes features the state’s largest meeting and convention facility, as well as venues that fit every planner’s needs.
How subtle techniques can help you change others’ behaviors and attitudes at work and at home.
Resume advice from Cheryl Palmer, M.Ed., CPRW, career coach at Call to Career.
Country Music Association CEO Sarah Trahern on how to best serve both members and listeners.
Janet McEwen, CAE, the director of corporate relations for the American Society of Radiologic Technologists in Albuquerque, New Mexico, once spent time as a Weight Watchers instructor.
Changes to music licensing rules could affect association events.
Pathways are back as the 2014 ASAE Technology Conference moves to a new location.
Highlights from the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in the Music City.
Four new ASAE offerings to inform your work.
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 butterflies.