Envision 2030 to Save Your Association.

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To combat this, they conducted research and took educated guesses about what the industry could look like in 2030. If 2030 happened tomorrow, would we be ready for it? Part two in Sarah Sladek’s series looks at how imagining the future can prompt innovative strategies for change. In my last article, I outlined the symptoms of the workforce crisis and why we must act on them now. This sequel focuses on workforce development, and introduces remedies that get results.

Move over Fred Flintstone

Aaron Wolowiec

So imagine what’s in store for the year 2030! Technology will specifically shape and challenge the meetings industry by 2030,” according to the German Convention Bureau. Of course, by 2030, who knows what fancy tools we’ll have? George Jetson works in a futuristic office.

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What Does the Future of Work Look Like for Women?

Associations Now

A new McKinsey Global Institute report indicates that automation could lead to potentially high job losses for women by 2030. Globally, 40 million to 160 million women may need to transition between occupations by 2030, often into higher-skilled roles,” the report said. “If

Think Your Small Staff Association Doesn't Need Software? Think Again!


In her thought-provoking book “The End of Membership as We Know It,” Sarah Sladek has some pretty eye-opening statistics to share, including: “From now until 2030, every eight seconds someone will turn 65.

Why Coworking Will Survive the WeWork Saga

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markets it studied to 13 percent in 2030 (600 million square feet). percent of the market by 2030,” the firm stated in a news release. Given WeWork’s recent troubles, association pros might be wondering if coworking is on the way out.

Getting to Zero: Maritime Climate Change Effort Earns Plaudits

Associations Now

Last fall, a number of groups—led by the World Economic Forum, the Global Maritime Forum, and Friends of Ocean Action—launched the Getting to Zero Coalition, an effort that aims to deliver zero-emission vessels on deep-sea routes by 2030 and cut emissions by half in 2050 compared to 2008.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… The world wants you just as you are—you are enough. This message is from one of the best pieces I read this week. Thanks to Jeffery Cufaude for sharing his wisdom with us.

Business Group Builds Economic Case for Biodiversity

Associations Now

We are calling on governments to adopt an ambitious science-based target to halt the loss of nature by 2030. The coalition Business for Nature, announced earlier this month, plans to play a big role in global negotiations around biodiversity, using the Paris climate agreement as a template.

AARP Study: As Boomers Age, Family Caregiver Shortage Looms

Associations Now

By 2030, the United States will be faced with a family-caregiver shortage, according to a new analysis by AARP. The “2030 problem” will see the caregiver ratio, which currently stands at about 7 to 1, fall to 4 to 1.

New Climate Advocacy Group Has CEO Pedigree

Associations Now

The new group is aiming for an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050—a less-aggressive goal than the Green New Deal, which aims for net zero emissions by 2030, but is roughly similar to what was pitched during the Obama administration.

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In Association Rebrand, Travel Agents Become Travel Advisors

Associations Now

By 2030, that number is expected to double to 2 billion. After nearly 75 years, the American Society of Travel Agents is adopting a new name for new times, when people book travel in different ways. Now known as the American Society of Travel Advisors, ASTA says its mission remains the same.

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Report: Governments Must Help Manage Transition to Driverless Trucks

Associations Now

The global trucking industry could be facing a shortage of nearly 1 million drivers by 2030. million driver jobs in 2030, between 3.4

Who Should You Trust, the Boss or a Bot? Well …

Associations Now

trillion to the global economy by 2030, but also more likely to listen to it than the people in charge.

Irish Whiskey Association Shares New Industry Vision

Associations Now

While the industry has made a comeback from its days as an also-ran in the liquor world, the relatively new IWA has hopes for even more success—particularly, a 300 percent jump in global market share by 2030.

Does Your Association Need a Stop Doing List?

Associations Now

And they want to add new potatoes for 2025 and 2030. Associations are always trying to do more for their members, but with limited time and money, sometimes the best way to move forward with new projects is to stop doing old ones. Most people talk about having a to-do list.

What’s All This about Emerging Markets?


According to the World Bank, by 2030 emerging markets will contribute two-thirds of global growth and half of global output and will be the main destinations of world trade. Join MCI & A Panel of Association Execs from ACP, MDRT, PMI, and SLAS.

Foresight Focus: Artificial Intelligence

Association Adviser

Here is the topline finding: “Overall, and despite the downsides they fear, 63% of respondents in this canvassing said they are hopeful that most individuals will be mostly better off in 2030, and 37% said people will not be better off.”.

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Hotel Industry Embarks on Pilot to Prevent Food Waste

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The project came about jointly, with WWF and AHLA developing it through AHLA’s Food & Beverage Committee and Sustainability Committee, and the The Rockefeller Foundation offering support through its YieldWise Initiative , which aims to halve food waste globally by 2030.

For One Planner, Innovation Means Thinking Like Attendees

Associations Now

IAAPA has committed to hosting its annual conference and trade show, IAAPA Expo, in Orlando through 2030, bringing more than 40,000 attendees to the city each year. Alice Mathu of IAAPA shares how innovation can include comfort, sustainability and trying the latest technology.

Redesigning? Bring In Outside Eyes

Associations Now

Now the foundation is working to do a brand reset, a part of its 2030 strategic goals, with Snøhetta’s help. The Wikimedia Foundation is trying to do something ambitious: The famously designed-by-committee nonprofit is planning a full rebrand, complete with a design firm’s assistance.

GMO Farmers Send Free Valentine’s Chocolate to Combat Misconceptions

Associations Now

The trees could go extinct as soon as 2030. In a bid to reduce fears that their products are unsafe or unhealthy, a coalition of GMO farmers is using Valentine’s Day to spread the word about the foods’ benefits via free chocolate. If there is one thing Americans are sweet on, it’s chocolate.

Report: Tech Giants Laying Groundwork for Artificial Intelligence Group

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” The report, titled “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030,” suggests that by following the examples set by the successful regulation of the technology industry on issues of privacy and the reliance of trade groups to set standards, those pitfalls could be avoided.

Global MegaTrends Part 3 ? Govt Intrusion, Labor Shortages.


billion people (versus only 100 million in developed countries) by 2030. To meet the infrastructure needs of this migration to cities, an investment of 30-40 trillion USD is required by 2030. GrowGlobally.org.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

Will people be better off in 2030? Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society.

Immersion Studies: Hotel Execs Plan Deep Dive in India

Associations Now

With India’s population expected to eclipse that of China by 2030, van Paasschen added, “this is a particularly exciting time for us relocate to India.”

Asia Tourism Group Opens Student Membership Category

Associations Now

The 2030 Agenda considers sustainable tourism as a vector of development, job creation, and the promotion of local culture and products,” Alfonso María Dastis, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, said at an event launching the year.

Final Stop ASAE Study Mission 09 ? Abu Dhabi, UAE.


The government is spending billions of USD to deliver their 2030 Vision and major groups are locating facilities across a host of key industries. The government is spending billions of USD to deliver their 2030 Vision and major groups are locating facilities across a host of key industries.

Think Like a Futurist to Identify Trends Affecting Your Association

Associations Now

What will the world look like in 2030? Sheryl Connelly, Ford Motor Company’s manager of global trends and futuring, shared some advice on pinpointing trends at the 2015 ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition on Monday.

Conference Circuit: Reinventing Meals on Wheels

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million Americans age 65 or older—19 percent of the total population—by 2030. A prominent organization serving the nation’s seniors looks to use its conference to spark new ideas.

How Coachella Could Help You Plan Better Events

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That’s why before the 2013 festival they announced that they would not only keep Coachella there through 2030 but also expand the event.

Five Global Meetings Megatrends

Associations Now

To help with this, last week the German Convention Bureau released “Meetings and Conventions 2030,” a study [PDF] that identified trends that are—and will continue—to impact the global meetings industry.

Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth Kanter

There is a lot of experiments and research in different areas, including the international development sector to address the 2030 development goals, emergency and humanitarian aid, medical fields and many others.

Using Design Thinking To Help Solve the Refugee Crisis at SXSW

Beth Kanter

The next step was to fill out an impact card that included prompts such as “By 2030 the world should …” or “Progress means …” There were also cards that you could fill out to identify resources that you or your company could contribute.

Note to Marketers: Don’t Forget Consumers Over 50

Associations Now

adult population by 2030. Speaking of Millennials … If you’re trying to hit the boomers and the millennials, make sure you aren’t forgetting your online presence.

How It All Began: Foresight Works

Association Success

Consider alternative scenarios of what your association might look like in 2025 or 2030. The association industry has been building a culture of foresight for decades. My passion for foresight began over ten years ago when I was Chair of the ASAE Research Committee.

PHYSICAL Self: Do I Have What it Takes to Achieve Greatness

Tom Morrison

this is one of the Power of "P's" that will hit home with a lot of people. When I do my live session on the Power of "P" and ask everyone to discuss which one of the 10 P's do you struggle with the most, outside of their PAST, their PHYSICAL well-being is always one of the top two. Lets face it.

digitalNow 2013 in Less Than 180 Seconds- #diginow13


Between now & 2030 someone turns 65 every 8 seconds. I had the privilege of attending digitalNow 2013 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, April 4-6.

Designing the ?Ultimate? Business Location in the Middle East.


The government is spending billions of USD to deliver their 2030 Vision and major groups are locating facilities across a host of key industries. GrowGlobally.org. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom.

UAE Gems Dubai and Abu Dhabi Offer World Class Opportunities.


The government is spending billions of USD to deliver their 2030 Vision and major groups are locating facilities across a host of key industries. GrowGlobally.org. global association strategy, regional planning and local infrastructure to grow your business. About. Channels. MarCom.

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International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

I’m teaching a graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. The course is about how to leverage networks and social media for learning and impact.