Meetings Roundup: Coming Soon to Nashville

A sneak peek of the set list for the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, taking place in August.

A sneak peek of the set list for the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition, taking place in August.

The spotlight is about to shine on Music City as the 2014 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition rolls into town August 9–12. With dozens of thought-provoking and engaging educational sessions and events to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming for attendees. Here’s a look at some highlights to help you start filling out your schedule.

The Headliners

At the Opening General Session, Adam Grant, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, will draw on his new book, Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success, to introduce attendees to three fundamental styles of professional interaction and demonstrate their implications for individual and collective performance.

We make 10,000 decisions a day, 277 just about food. While it doesn’t really matter if you choose a cappuccino over a latte, when it comes to high-stakes decisions, at home or at work, the choices you make really do matter. In this closing session, bestselling author and professor Noreena Hertz will lay out concrete and counterintuitive steps we can all take to become better decision makers.

The Show Stoppers

Master Mind Sessions. New this year, these high-level, strategic conversations will focus on core topics of association management that face disruptive changes like professional development, membership, communications, and meetings. Leaders in the field will guide the discussions as attendees try to navigate the future.

Game Changers. These professionals aren’t afraid to rock the boat and shake tradition in favor of fresh, strategic ideas that could change the way the industry works. This year, they’ll tackle demographic changes, membership models, and innovation.

Flash Learning. Don’t see something on the schedule that you were hoping to dive into? Claim a meeting room onsite, gather up some of your colleagues, and conduct a session yourself.

The Entertainers

What’s a weekend in the Music City without a little musical entertainment? Dierks Bentley will be joined by Charles Esten and Clare Bowen at the opening night celebration on Saturday—a block party on 5th Avenue. The ASAE Foundation’s The Classic at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Monday night will feature the Grammy-­winning band Lady Antebellum. And Phil Vassar will help end the show right at the closing night ceremony on Tuesday.

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