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Meetings, Education & Professional Development Survey Report

A group of 12 state societies of association executives collaborated with Whorton Marketing & Research in Las Vegas, Nevada and Event Garde in Kalamazoo, Michigan to conduct a survey of their education, meetings, and professional development activities.

The survey was conducted among 1,986 associations during the period of January 25 to February 16. A total of 609 individuals started a survey and 382 completed their survey, for an effective response rate of 19%.

 

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Gardian of the Month: Elisabet Harrell

Elisabet Harrell, Director of Product Development and Meeting Services with CGi LLC is our Gardian of the Month.

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5 tips to elevate remote speakers presenting to an in-person audience

While it may not be possible to replicate every aspect of an in-person presentation, with the right planning, coaching, and mentoring, remote speakers can still be highly effective. Here are five considerations as you work with remote speakers presenting primarily to an in-person audience.

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By: Aaron Wolowiec | Nov, 5 2021
Learning

5 Books We’re Loving This Conference Season

With the transition to in-person meetings and life back on the road, one of the most positive outcomes has been the ability to hear from and engage with colleagues, speakers, and authors in a way that doesn’t quite translate on screen. As a result, Aaron has been introduced to new topics and new books that he looks forward to learning more about. Following are the five books that most piqued his interest this conference season.

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Gardian of the Month: Erin Rogers

Erin Rogers, Membership and Operations Coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Section of American Water Works Association (RMSAWWA) is our Gardian of the Month.

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Innovating Attendee Experiences Despite the Ongoing Pandemic

To ignite some creative thinking among your team, here are just some innovation bright spots to elevate the attendee experience that Aaron has experienced first-hand that you might consider adapting and adopting for those in-person meetings and events on your horizon. 

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By: Aaron Wolowiec | Oct, 1 2021
Meetings

10 Hotel Challenges to Overcome During Your Next Event

Having attended, planned and facilitated a number of in-person meetings over the last couple of months, following are 10 hotel challenges Aaron experienced that you should be aware of and plan to overcome as you work on fall and winter events.

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