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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.

NIGP Leadership Development Symposium 2018

02/22/2018 - 02/24/2018

Herndon, VA​

Organization: NIGP

www.nigp.org

NIGP’s 5th Annual Leadership Development Symposium is not an ordinary leadership experience. It’s an adventure that will motivate, excite and energize you. Leave empowered with the knowledge and confidence to lead in ways that will help you, your chapter, your agency, your profession, and your Institute.

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ToP Facilitation Methods

02/27/2018 - 02/28/2018

Chicago, IL​

Organization: Technology of Participation

www.top-network.org/

ToP Network maintains training as our core competency, continually innovates ToP methods and curriculum, and supports ToP practitioners’ professional development journey. Through this course: Learn three proven ways to activate group participation. Hands-on practice helps you discover practical uses in your life and work.

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MSAE CMP Spring Virtual Course

03/05/2018

Organization: Michigan Society of Association Executives

www.msae.org

Aaron is one of the facilitators for this MSAE Spring Virtual CMP Course. ​

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MSAE Meeting Planning Community of Practice

03/09/2018

East Lansing, MI

Organization: Michigan Society of Association Executives

www.msae.org

MSAE’s Meeting Planning Community of Practice has been created to regularly provide a forum for meeting planners to discuss related issues, concerns and great ideas. MSAE’s Communities of Practice are a free member benefit. Aaron D. Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP, CTA, CTF/AT, founder and president of Event Garde LLC will be facilitating this group.

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Great Ideas Conference

03/11/2018 - 03/13/2018

Colorado Springs, CO​

Organization: American Society of Association Executives

www.asaecenter.org

Designed to advance new ideas by working together, the Great Ideas features a diverse range of learning content such as keynotes, Brain Dates, Great Ideas Ignite, and Executive Leadership Workshops, covering topics from all angles of association management—such as leadership, governance, technology, marketing, membership, and more.

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Site Visit for SAAC

03/14/2018 - 03/16/2018

Long Beach, CA

Organization: Specialty Advertisiing Association of California

www.saac.net

Kate and Aaron are heading to California for a site visit, in preparation for the 2018 SAAC Convention & Expo.

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FacilitateMI Digital Meeting

03/14/2018

9-10:30 AM EST

https://zoom.us/s/857692789

Agenda:

  1. Welcome
  2. Networking
  3. Learning (Topic TBD)
  4. Transferring (Your Facilitation Challenges)
  5. Next Steps

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Association Day 2018

03/19/2018

Plano, TX​

Organization: DFWAE

www.dfwae.org

Aaron will be presenting during the concurrent sessions for the Meetings/Conferences Track. ​His first session is “Savvy Sponsorship Solicitation” at 10:30 AM. The second session at 1:00 PM is co-presented with Scott Oser, “Under Pressure: Navigating Extreme Association Trends”.

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MSAE CMP Spring Virtual Course

03/19/2018

Organization: Michigan Society of Association Executives

www.msae.org

Aaron is one of the facilitators for this MSAE Spring Virtual CMP Course.

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CalSAE Elevate Conference

03/20/2018 - 03/22/2018

Monterey, CA​

Organization: California Society of Association Executives

www.calsae.org

Elevate is the 2018 Annual Conference ​from the California Society of Association Executives.

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ToP Facilitation Methods

03/27/2018 - 03/28/2018

Minneapolis, MN​

Organization: Technology of Participation

www.top-network.org/

ToP Network maintains training as our core competency, continually innovates ToP methods and curriculum, and supports ToP practitioners’ professional development journey. Through this course: Learn three proven ways to activate group participation. Hands-on practice helps you discover practical uses in your life and work.

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MSAE CMP Spring Virtual Course

04/02/2018

Organization: Michigan Society of Association Executives

www.msae.org

Aaron is one of the facilitators for this MSAE Spring Virtual CMP Course.​

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AAOE 2018 Annual Conference

04/17/2018

Orlando, FL​

Organization: American Alliance of Orthopaedic Executives

www.aaoe.net

The AAOE Annual Conference brings together more than 500 orthopaedic practice executives and their staff from around the country for education, networking, and professional development. The conference allows practice professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends while networking and learning alongside peers.

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Xperience Design Project

04/18/2018 - 04/20/2018

National Harbor, MD​

Organization: ASAE

www.asaecenter.org

XDP is a two-day, business-focused experience for association professionals and partners. You’ll work together to create better experiences for your event audiences and increase the success of your conferences and tradeshows. You’ll spend day one in The Lab, a collaborative learning environment where you’ll share ideas and tackle industry issues in three zones of educational content. On day two, you’ll sit down one on one with industry partners at the Business Exchange, where you’ll start planning your events for the years ahead. Top it all off with outstanding entertainment and plenty of time to connect and network.

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MSAE Meeting Planning Community of Practice

05/18/2018

East Lansing, MI​

Organization: Michigan Society of Association Executives

www.msae.org

MSAE’s Meeting Planning Community of Practice has been created to regularly provide a forum for meeting planners to discuss related issues, concerns and great ideas. MSAE’s Communities of Practice are a free member benefit. Aaron D. Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP, CTA, CTF/AT, founder and president of Event Garde LLC will be facilitating this group.

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MSAE Orgpro

07/10/2018 - 07/12/2018

Organization: Michigan Society of Association Executives

www.msae.org

ORGPRO is Michigan’s premier education and networking convention for professionals in the not-for-profit industry. With two full days of educational programming and networking opportunities targeted to the needs of association professionals, ORGPRO will help you advance in your professional journey.

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2018 SAAC Convention & Expo

08/14/2018 - 08/15/2018

Long Beach, CA​

Organization: Specialty Advertising Association of California

www.saac.net

The Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) is composed largely of promotional products professionals located in the Southern California region. For over thirty years, SAAC has supported the promotional products industry through programs and services designed to enhance the professional lives of their members. Their membership includes suppliers, distributors, multi line reps, and business service companies.

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ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo

08/18/2018 - 08/20/2018

Chicago, IL​

Organization: ASAE

www.asaecenter.org

The ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition is where thousands of association professionals and industry partners gather to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions, and more. Over three days of learning, growing, and finding inspiration, attendees are equipped with a year’s worth of support in their daily responsibilities as leaders in the association industry.

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MSAE Meeting Planning Community of Practice

08/31/2018

East Lansing, MI​

Organization: Michigan Society of Association Executives

www.msae.org

MSAE’s Meeting Planning Community of Practice has been created to regularly provide a forum for meeting planners to discuss related issues, concerns and great ideas. MSAE’s Communities of Practice are a free member benefit. Aaron D. Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP, CTA, CTF/AT, founder and president of Event Garde LLC will be facilitating this group.

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IHS 67th Annual Convention & Expo

09/13/2018 - 09/15/2018

Glendale, AZ​

Organization: International Hearing Society

www.ihsinfo.org

The International Hearing Society (IHS) is a membership association that represents hearing healthcare professionals worldwide. IHS members are engaged in the practice of testing human hearing and selecting, fitting and dispensing hearing instruments and counseling patients.

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2018 AORE WEA Joint National Conference

10/24/2018 - 10/26/2018

Snowbird, UT​

Organization: Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education

www.aore.org

The AORE Annual Conference has been delivering exceptional education, sparking innovation, and creating unique learning and quality networking opportunities for over three decades. With their collaboration with the Wilderness Education Association (WEA) this year, they aim to raise the bar yet again!

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MSAE Meeting Planning Community of Practice

11/09/2018

East Lansing, MI​

Organization: Michigan Society of Association Executives

www.msae.org

MSAE’s Meeting Planning Community of Practice has been created to regularly provide a forum for meeting planners to discuss related issues, concerns and great ideas. MSAE’s Communities of Practice are a free member benefit. Aaron D. Wolowiec, MSA, CAE, CMP, CTA, CTF/AT, founder and president of Event Garde LLC will be facilitating this group.

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CMP Conclave

11/16/2018 - 11/18/2018

Birmingham, AL​

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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