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2020 Education Expo Program

Registration Deadline: Wedensday, October 7

Earn CAE 5 Hours CAE(5 Hours CMP Expected)

Tentative - Subject to Change

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 

1:00 - 2:00 PM  Association Management Appointments

Association Executive Members and Associate Suppliers will be matched according to selection criteria to best meet both party's needs and appointments are roughly 10 minutes each. Association executives and planners that attend all scheduled appointments will receive a $25 gift card and be entered into a drawing for $100! View Exhibitors

2:10 - 3:25 PM  Hotel Contracts – What to Expect Now Panel Discussion
Hotel Contracts PanelistsModerator: Gabriela Arisso, HelmsBriscoe
Panelists: Eric Thorn, Esq., General Counsel for Partners in Association ManagementSteve Crist, Ocean Properties Hotel & Resorts; and Nikki L. Wiktorsson, CMP; W Consulting

We know that in-person meetings will return - but working with meeting venues has changed in the past few months. It’s more important than ever to understand your contracts and protect your organization from the little and big things that can make or break an event financially. Our panel of experts will discuss force majeure, cancellations, attrition, indemnification, insurance, minimums & more to help you avoid contract traps and know what to expect now.

3:40 - 4:40 PM  Embracing Technology Tools to Strategically Move your Organization Forward
Embracing Technology SpeakersSpeakers: Heidi Weber, MBA, CAE and Gretchen Steenstra, PMP 

This year, associations reached quickly for technological solutions to help them pivot meetings, staff, and operations virtually. While this wasn’t necessarily anyone’s plan, we find ourselves using new tools and providing services we hadn’t planned on. Now is the time to embrace what technology can do to strengthen your organization and move forward strategically. Learn how to use free/in-expensive tools to better analyze and present your member data and website stats to prepare budgets, board reports and more. Real-life examples will be shared.

4:45 - 5:45 PM  Hot Topic Roundtable Discussions and Networking Happy Hour

Meet with your peers for small group video chat to discuss the hot topics in your organization and catch up with colleagues. Discussions will include in-person meetings, virtual meetings, membership renewals, member engagement, marketing tools and more. Hop around between topics to ask your questions and share your ideas.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15

9:00 - 10:15 AM  Virtual Meetings: Maintaining Sponsors and Providing Value - Panel Discussion
Hester Ndoja, Charles Popper, Jeff BunkinFacilitated by Hester Ndoja, CAE, FSAE
Panelists: Charles Popper, The Wyman Company; Jeff Bunkin, Feathr

Sponsors and exhibitors are the core supporters of association conferences and generating non-dues revenue streams. But what do we do when there's no exhibit hall or physical sponsorship opportunities? Our panelists will help you identify creative opportunities for your virtual events to provide the value your sponsors and exhibitors are looking for.

10:30 - 11:30 AM  Member Engagement: Looking at Tried and True Techniques through a COVID/Post-COVID Lens
Scott OserSpeaker: Scott Oser, MBA

Engagement is always a key factor in member retention but is even more so during turbulent times. This tip-heavy and tactic-focused session will walk through some tried and true techniques for engaging your members from "welcome" to "renewal" while suggesting ways to continue to have successful engagement and renewal strategies during COVID and beyond.

11:35 - 12:35 PM  Association Management Appointments

Association Executive Members and Associate Suppliers will be matched according to selection criteria to best meet both party's needs and appointments are roughly 10 minutes each. Association executives and planners that attend all scheduled appointments will receive a $25 gift card and be entered into a drawing for $100. View Exhibitors

Networking rooms will be open from 12:30 - 2:00 PM for anyone that wants to connect with colleagues.

Click here for Registration Information or the link below to register now.

Platinum Sponsor
Visit Tampa Bay

Gold Sponsors

Map Dynamics

XSITE Show Solutions

Sponsor

PMSI

 

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Questions? If you have any questions about this event or difficulty registering, please text 850.222.7994 or email [email protected].​

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