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Leveraging strategy to amplify education initiatives

Aaron Wolowiec

Case in point, the “Super Bowl of Conferences” will be held here in 2015. So, as a self-proclaimed “meetings coach” and Michigan native, I’m pleased to have been invited by Brian McGrain of CEDAM (Community Economic Development Association of Michigan) to submit a presentation proposal for this year’s summit. Although I’m a firm supporter of developing sessions unique to conference objectives and attendee needs, I often raise this theme of “intentionality.”

How “Unmembership” Gets Back to the Roots of Associating

Associations Now

” Segar is author of Conferences That Work: Creating Events That People Love and got his start with conference design as a volunteer with a small association called edACCESS, a community for IT administration professionals at small schools. It’s entirely volunteer-run, save for Segar’s work planning the conference. ” Segar likened this model to Kickstarter , where ideas are proposed and greenlit only if enough people pledge their support.