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About Event Garde—Your professional development consultant

Dedicated to lifelong learning

Event Garde is a professional development consulting firm committed to lifelong learning—for ourselves, our community and those who attend the meetings we facilitate—believing in its ability to create well-connected leaders and to foster performance improvement.

Education Development SIG


Chicago, IL​

Organization: Association Forum


During this session, we’ll identify the hidden pain points most likely to result in an under-performing education program. We’ll then leverage an innovative framework for knowledge sharing, known as The Solution Room, to provide each participant with a brief but powerful consulting session on a personalized pain point of their choosing. Participants can expect to walk away with a variety of ideas and resources that can be immediately applied to their unique challenges, resulting in a stronger brand, an elevated reputation and more loyal participation. Come prepared to actively participate!

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7/11/2017 - 7/13/2017

​Port Huron, MI

Organization: Michigan Society of Association Executives


ORGPRO is Michigan’s premier education and networking event for organization professionals in the not-for-profit sector.

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Northeast Institute

08/01/2017 - 08/03/2017

Villanova, PA​

Organization: Institute for Organization Management


Institute for Organization Management was designed to enhance individual performance, elevate professional standards, and recognize association, chamber of commerce, and other nonprofit professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of nonprofit management.

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Lunch and Learns


Lansing, MI​

Organization: Michigan Society of Association Executives


The Emerging Professionals Advisory Committee has created Lunch and Learns, a series of quarterly roundtable discussions organized and facilitated by members of the committee. These gatherings will bring together MSAE members of all ages to engage and explore issues that are of particular interest to those newer to the association community, but will also be of interest to more seasoned professionals.

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Annual Meeting & Exposition

8/12/2017 - 8/15/2017

​Toronto, Canada

Organization: American Society of Association Executives


Thousands of association professionals and industry partners gather to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions and more.

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SAAC Convention & Expo

08/23/17 - 08/24/17

Long Beach,CA​

Organization: Specialty Advertising Association of California


Attendees and exhibitors gather in Long Beach each year for education sessions, knowledge sharing, and most of all, product shopping. Our goal for the Annual Convention & Expo is to provide an opportunity to develop relationships, establish productive leads, and make valuable orders from the show floor.

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Annual Convention & Expo

9/14/2017 - 9/16/2017

Atlanta, GA

Organization: International Hearing Society


This conference is vital for anyone involved in the hearing healthcare industry, including hearing aid dispensers, audiologists, hearing healthcare students and apprentices.

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Annual Conference

11/1/2017 - 11/3/2017

​Roanoke, VA

Organization: Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education


Provides professionals, students and organizations who advance the field of outdoor recreation and education the opportunity to learn, network and improve performance.

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CMP Conclave

11/13/2017 - 11/15/2017

National Harbor, MD​

Organization: Convention Industry Council


Conclave is the industry’s only exclusive meeting of CMPs. The Conclave is a unique event for CMPs who wish to contribute to their profession, while advancing their own knowledge and skills, and expanding their professional network.

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