Lessons from Arizona: Meetings and Controversial Legislation

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While Arizona’s governor vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed businesses to use religious beliefs to refuse service to people earlier this week, the uproar around the measure provides plenty for associations to think about as they pick locations and plan for their upcoming meetings.

Arizona and Mexican Business Groups Sign Trade Agreement

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Arizona associations dedicated to fostering business innovation and startups signed an agreement with a Mexican counterpart organization last week to help further business development in the U.S. Three groups are joining together to help foster the growth of startups in Arizona and Mexico.

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Arizona Wildfire Tragedy Worst Since 9/11, Says Fire Protection Group

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The National Fire Protection Association responded rapidly to the loss of 19 firefighters who died battling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona, on Sunday, providing data and resources to media covering the story.

Arizona Restaurant Association, Tourism Office: Our State Is a Foodie State

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Average temperature aside, is Arizona about to become the country’s hottest foodie hot spot? It’s a little early to say, but the Arizona Restaurant Association, in partnership with the Arizona Office of Tourism, is working to make the case.

Arizona State University’s Alumni Association Tries Free (but Tiered) Membership

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In an effort to boost donations to the university and boost connections with the school’s numerous graduates, the Arizona State University Alumni Association is shifting to a free membership model, in addition to a variety of paid tiers for those who want more services.

SCD Group: Associations, Flash Mobs, Meetups, Popup Restaurants.

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Random thoughts on options for associations: Years ago, an AMC in Arizona talked about the “unconferences” that one of her clients held during weekends. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic. AMR Management Services. Stronger by Association. Monday, June 4, 2012. Associations, Flash Mobs, Meetups, Popup Restaurants & Unconferences: Whats the connection?

Executive Connections: Prosumers

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I am currently attending Information Todays Buying & Selling eContent Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona and heard an interesting new term, " Prosumer ," which I would like to pass along to you. Executive Connections. « FORO 2007: The Transborder Library Forum | Main. SIIA Content Forum » 27 March 2007. Prosumers.

Membership Hack: $5 Trial Membership

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Anyone who joined as a professional member during the first half of August was automatically entered into a raffle for a chance to win a free registration to the 2020 annual meeting in Tempe, Arizona.

Light Up Navajo: Association Helps Bring Power to Homes for the First Time

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This spring, the American Public Power Association (APPA) undertook an initiative to bring power to homes in the Navajo Nation, a territory that covers parts of New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona (with Arizona making up the largest portion).

How One Association Started a Conversation on Workplace Safety

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After a tragedy that served as a wakeup call, the State Bar of Arizona worked to educate legal professionals on workplace safety and was recently awarded for its efforts. It was January 2013, and Arizona attorney Mark Hummels and his client were shot and killed following a mediation session.

Membership Hack: A Two-for-New Deal

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The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits offers member prospects an incentive to join with two free webinars, which provide practical value. Jennifer Blair, membership director at the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, excites prospective members with a special “two-for-new membership” deal.

Conference Circuit: Wildlife Wins

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The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 105th Annual Meeting begins in Arizona this weekend. Canada, and Mexico are headed to Tucson, Arizona, to discuss conservation policy and management issues and accomplishments. Location: Tucson, Arizona. Rundown Attendees: 700.

Find Out How Immersive Venues Promote Attendee Engagement

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The space’s design picks up on the convention center’s interior palate of colors, textures and finishes designed to capture the warm hues of the Sonoran Desert and the cool tones of an Arizona sky, “paying homage to the many canyons in Arizona,” Davis says.

Location, Support Network Prompt Holistic Nurses’ Big Move

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A desire to be centrally located and to improve the association management resources available to them made moving 1,000 miles from Arizona to Kansas an easy decision for the American Holistic Nurses Association.

Report: The Story Machine Learning Tells About Nonprofits

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For example, three major West Coast states (Arizona, California, and Washington) most commonly focus on youth character development, while key mid-Atlantic states (Maryland and Virginia) are mostly driven by economic development.

Student and Law Enforcement Groups Respond to Recent Campus Shootings

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Incidents in Oregon, Arizona, and Texas have revived a discussion about laws regulating guns on campus and the special policing challenges that the university environment presents.

Inventive Meeting Spaces Are The Way Of The Future

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Meeting planners are looking for something their clients will remember a bit more than your typical hotel ballroom,” says Ryan Holmstedt, vice president of ticket sales & events for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Four States Put Up So Parks Don’t Stay Shut Up

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The Associated Press detailed an agreement that Arizona Gov. In Arizona, tourism officials arranged trips to Lowell Observatory and guided tours of the local Hopi culture. Governors in at least four states have reached deals to reopen their national parks and monuments.

Members Hire Bold Strategies

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The initial phase of the Strategic Plan was approved by the Board of Directors on April 15, 2018 and presented by the Board Task Force to an all Membership Meeting at the Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. Members Hire Bold Strategies.

Visitors Bureaus and Businesses Feel the Shutdown’s Sting

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Felicia Fonseca of the Associated Press reported on a proposal by Arizona Gov. But fresh news out of Arizona indicates the governor has had productive talks with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell that could eventually lead to a compromise.

Major Gaming Convention Considers Leaving Indianapolis Over “Religious Freedom” Bill

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An Arizona Precursor An obvious comparison point for Gen Con’s approach is in Arizona, where lawmakers passed a harsh anti-immigration bill in 2010 that led many to boycott the state.

Conference Circuit: Teacher Educators Promote Social Justice

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Gunckel, assistant professor in the teaching, learning, and sociocultural studies department at the University of Arizona, for example, will lead a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ ) panel.

13 Hidden Conference Gems

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Chandler, Arizona: Once largely devoted to ostrich farms, the legacy of which remains with the Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival , Chandler is now a hub for golfing and spas. Tired of the cities where you’ve hosted conferences so often?

Association-Led Coalition Looks to Fight Diseases Spread by Ticks, Mosquitoes

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They don’t have a whole lot of Lyme disease in Arizona, but they certainly have their own things.

New University Collaboration Aims to Support Civic-Minded Tech

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The 21-member-strong Public Interest Technology University Network, backed by a trio of large nonprofits and a number of major schools, aims to bring together the worlds of public policy and tech.

The Most Important Things to Consider When Creating Your Association’s Annual Budget

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in Accounting, with an emphasis in Mandarin Chinese from Arizona State University and an MBA, Finance, from Hult International Business School. The budget: The lifeblood of any organization.

Bomb Scares Add Urgency to Calls for More Civil Discourse

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A return to respectful dialogue can help reverse that trend, according to the National Institute for Civil Discourse , an affiliate of the University of Arizona. Concerns about overheated political rhetoric have risen to new levels after Wednesday’s mail-bomb reports.

Science Group: Without Action, Extreme Heat Could Go “Off the Charts”

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Between 1971 and 2000, “off the charts” days only happened in two states, Arizona and California. In a new report, the Union of Concerned Scientists says that deadly levels of heat could emerge nationwide throughout the 21st century if nothing is done to counteract climate change.

Laws Imitate ‘Dallas Buyers Club’: States Pass Right-To-Try Legislation

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The governors in those states have signed the bills into law; other efforts are moving forward in Arizona, Missouri, and elsewhere.) The bills are backed by the Goldwater Institute, a conservative Arizona-based think tank that focuses on state-level issues.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.14.18

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I haven’t had time since returning on Wednesday night from our Arizona hiking vacation to do any of my usual work on this week’s Brain Food post. The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Brain Food is quick and dirty this week.

3 Topics for Medical Society Execs to Watch

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Lambert , CAE, Executive Director, New York Chapter, American College of Physicians , Lynda Layer , CAE, Massachusetts Medical Society and Donna Seawards , CAE CNAP, Executive Director, Arizona Geriatrics Society, American College of Physicians IL & IN Chapters.

State Dealer Groups, Tesla Motors Find Room for Compromise

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The company, which is looking to invest $4 billion to $5 billion in a “gigafactory” that would produce lithium-ion batteries, is looking to build in one of four states—Arizona, Texas, Nevada, or New Mexico.

Sunny Side Up: Solar Industry Seeing Record Returns

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While the industry’s growth is significant, there’s plenty of room for more growth, as just five states (California, Arizona, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Nevada) represent three-quarters of the cumulative solar-energy production.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.26.19

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Anne Stafford, MA, Chief Executive Officer, Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Give Your Conference Attendees Something to Brag About

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When people get out of the standard meetings format, they’re better able to connect with each other, says Matt Cooley, cofounder and CEO of Cloth & Flame , an Arizona-based outdoor dining and luxury retreat company that is helping meeting planners create unique experiences in Phoenix and beyond.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.6.17

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Hear how the University of Arizona College of Public Health used existing content and training materials to design their online conference, and partnerships to broaden audience reach.

With Partnership, Western Growers Adds a New Crop: The New Mexico Chile

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Western Growers President and CEO Tom Nassif noted that the new partnership helps the association expand its member base beyond its traditional strongholds of California and Arizona, as well as its more recent inroads into Colorado.

Four Internet Trends Affecting Membership

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Meeker, the founder of Bond Capital and a former Wall Street securities analyst, delivered a whopping 333-slide deck in a half-hour presentation at the Code Conference 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Maine Tourism Group Launches Service to Help Members Find Employees

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It’s also had a negative effect on other regional markets with seasonal needs, such as Maryland’s crabbing industry , Ohio’s landscaping industry , and Arizona’s construction field.

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Water-Efficient Toilets Could Save 170 Billion Gallons Each Year, Study Says

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The research looked at Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, and Texas, all of which have experienced severe water shortages and together made up 28 percent of the population in 2015.