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Social Media Roundup: Association Event Trends in 2013

What will the most important event trends be in 2013? Plus: Things to consider during a merger.

You can predict the future, but it might sound like things you’ve already been keeping an eye on. Funny how that works, right?

That and more in today’s Social Media Roundup:

Trend-Spotting

What’s coming in 2013? Expect a few things you might’ve heard of already—from crowdfunding to crowdsourcing your speakers and even getting rid of the ol’ paper badge—hitting in a big way. The Event Manager Blog highlights the top 10 association event trends likely to take off in 2013, and author Julius Solaris sounds bullish. “It is important to understand that the presentation does not cover predictions. Yes, there is a bit of gut feeling when writing about the future, but I like to think about this deck as a snapshot of what innovation is right now in the event industry.” Fascinating. (h/t @michaelheipel)

Combine and Conquer

Is your association considering a merger? An article from SmartBrief explains some of the reasons that associations might consider a merger, and not all of them are financial. After a merger, it’s important to keep in mind key aspects that will affect employees, such as legal circumstances or a new company culture. (h/t @smartbriefscoop)

What are you sharing on social media? Let us know in the comments.

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Chloe Thompson

By Chloe Thompson

Chloe Thompson is a contributing writer to Associations Now. MORE

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