Let's Rock, Rattle and Roll at AUDC in Austin!

Higher Logic

We’re heading out to Austin, TX this Thursday and Friday for the annual Abila Users & Developers Conference (AUDC), one of our favorite tradeshows of the year. It’s a full line-up of sessions and events on technology, nonprofit and association management and government experts. Round up your colleagues and “roll on over” to one of the newest bars in Austin’s popular West Sixth Street District, Rattle Inn. ABOUT THE SHOW.

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Where Do We Go From Here? How COVID-19 Hit One Small Company and How They Are Hitting Back

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I talked with Austin Childers, Community Manager for Map Dynamics, and Alexis Simoneau, account manager for Map Dynamics, to find out more. Austin Childers: Before COVID struck, we were the events team for Map D and traveled across the country to attend events and keep our fingers on the pulse of the industry and see the needs of events and event managers first hand. . The year 2020 has been dedicated to change.

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After Uber and Lyft Leave Austin, Tech Scene Rallies Behind Nonprofit Alternative

Associations Now

One of the firms hoping to fill it in Austin is doing something unusual for an app of its nature: organizing itself as a community-driven nonprofit. The failure of a ballot measure backed by Uber and Lyft led the two companies to leave the market in Austin, Texas. If Austin wants ride-hailing, and wants it quickly, you have to have the whole community behind it. There was a big fight, and the vote was had,” Liemandt said, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

1-On-1 With Connor Finnigan: Managing a Board of Forty

Wild Apricot

Here are highlights of our 1-On-1 interview with Connor Finnigan of the Young Men''s Business League of Austin. leadership-technology

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Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

Headquartered in Austin, TX with other locations in Chicago, IL, Maitland, FL, McLean, VA, Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA. Petersburg, FL with offices in Groton, CT, Austin, TX, Lombard, IL, UK, Philippines. Offices located in Austin, TX, Herndon, VA, Chicago, IL. Productivity Technology GrowthCould an Association Management Software (AMS) solution be the answer to the inefficiencies that plague your association?

Hybrid Meetings Doomed to Failure? Not So Fast

Velvet Chainsaw

I’m watching PCMA’s Convening Leaders LIVE, the online real-time streaming of key sessions from my computer in the comfort of my office, far from the Austin Convention Center. Event Technology engagement hyrbrid meetings virtual meetingsI’ll admit that in 2011, when the Virtual Edge Institute (now called the Digital Experience Institute) first co-located its conference with the Professional Convention Management Association’s Convening Leaders, the experience fell flat for me.

How Associations are Making Their SXSW Imprints Felt

Associations Now

Associations, big and small, are all over the annual education, interactive, and music festival, which is getting even more attention than usual, thanks to President Obama’s appearance in Austin this year. However, Obama won’t be the only big figure making his presence felt at the annual education, technology, and culture conference, the interactive portion of which starts Friday.

10 virtual event tools you can use to move your meetings online

Association Success

Because social distancing — as in, the physical separation of people — is one of the only tools in the medical toolbox known to assuredly prevent the spread of this new virus, the cancelation of the Austin, Texas, music and technology conference South by Southwest was just the first in what will ultimately be a long line of events shut down by Covid-19.

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Alright, Alright Alright!

YourMembership Blog

McConaughey is somewhat of a favorite son here in Austin, where he attended the University of Texas, got his start in films with the locally shot movie, “Dazed and Confused”, and built a colorful reputation with his unique and carefree lifestyle at the Pecan Grove RV Park, located near the epicenter of the Keep Austin Weird movement. We know this because technology is driving change faster than any other catalyst in recent memory.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.21.19

Reid All About it

Iggy Pop talking with Anthony Bourdain, via Austin Kleon ). Join a roundtable discussion about the very good reasons that your business unit might go out, specify, evaluate and purchase a technology solution without involving your IT peers. Organizer: ASAE Technology Professionals Council. Moderators: Gayathri Kher, President of FusionSpan and ASAE Technology Council Chair.

Associations Prep and Debut Virtual Conference Options

Associations Now

Although we could not organize as much real-time interaction and question and answer sessions as we would have liked, the energy and technological savvy of our audiovisual staff and some of our PC members enabled us to add a mechanism for direct interaction in sessions …,” organizers said a press release. “We With coronavirus causing many groups to rethink face-to-face meeting plans, some have turned to virtual offerings as way to deliver the education their attendees need.

Top 3 Live Streaming Apps to Humanize Your Organization [Part I]

Slice-Works

A San Francisco Startup two-years in the making, Meerkat hit the streets of Austin, TX at South by Southwest (SXSW) in March 2015. Consequently, they swiftly embraced change as the needs of their audience adapts, requiring the technology to morph and change with them. Association Marketing Associations Brand Strategy Business strategy Content marketing Digital marketing Marketing Strategy Membership Mobile Strategy Social Media Technology Video strategy associations blab.im

Customers for Life: Meet the Zenoss TechZen User Community [Case Study]

Higher Logic

John Boyle, Technology Alliances & Community, Zenoss. Zenoss debuted its new community in April 2017 at its annual conference, GalaxZ, complete with an updated brand and a new crowdsourced community name, courtesy of its Austin roots: TechZen. We caught up with John Boyle, in charge of technology alliances and community at Zenoss, to learn more about the TechZen launch and how community engagement has grown since the re-launch.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.17.20

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Austin Kleon ). Nonprofit Technology Trends Round Table: 2020. Join an “ask the experts” free-wheeling discussion–a nonprofit technology trends roundtable 2020 on trends we expect to deliver new impact this year, including cybersecurity, implementation projects, cloud computing, and IT management strategies and budgeting. Get a clear understanding of how to lead your organization in choosing the right learning technology. Host: Association Women Technology Champions.

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Daily Buzz: Define Your Community Manager’s Role

Associations Now

In a post on Community by Association , American Society of Civil Engineers Senior Coordinator of Online Community Tirza Austin describes five areas that community managers typically have some responsibility for. I urge you to look at community discussions as user generated content,” Austin says. “It This can lead to new ideas and approaches for personalization, says Erin Shy, vice president of event technology at Community Brands.

Investing in Yourself: Professional Development for Community Managers

Higher Logic

Rachel has spent the last 20 years helping organizations implement emerging technologies to advance their business strategies. That number was surprisingly consistent for communities across platforms, use cases, community sizes and industry, meaning massive customer communities on expensive, powerful platforms were about as likely to go through the year without training as those in smaller communities with less expensive technology.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

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DelCor published two good posts in the last week – one suggests the questions you should ask the references provided by technology vendors. Presenters: Amanda Marijanovic (moderator) with panelists from PCMA, Freeman, the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Austin Convention Center. – The Ultimate Tech Hackathon: 30 Tools & Shortcuts to Use Technology More Effectively. My Valentine wish: Love reign o’er all of you.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.10.17

Reid All About it

DelCor published two good posts in the last week – one suggests the questions you should ask the references provided by technology vendors. Presenters: Amanda Marijanovic (moderator) with panelists from PCMA, Freeman, the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Austin Convention Center. – The Ultimate Tech Hackathon: 30 Tools & Shortcuts to Use Technology More Effectively. My Valentine wish: Love reign o’er all of you.

Make a Splash With Micro-Influencers

Associations Now

In 2017, ACS created a marketing campaign targeting nonmembers at the famed South by Southwest conference (SXSW), the annual gathering in Austin, Texas, focused on technology, arts, and pop culture. “I Influencers on social media don’t always have millions of followers. To reach new audiences, the American Chemical Society targeted “micro-influencers” at the South by Southwest conference, creating a ripple effect that fueled a membership marketing campaign.

[IMPORTANT] Big changes at SocialFish

SocialFish

Lindy and I have joined the Marketing, Interactive, and Technology (MIT) team at ICF Ironworks. We’ll be able to offer them a whole bevy of expanded technology services, which we’re very excited about starting to explore. photo credit - ABC Austin newsroom, not our new office, just to be clear ). Deep breath. We have very exciting news to share – and no, it’s not baby news yet. (We’re

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White House Brings SXSW Vibe to South Lawn

Associations Now

The event is being put on with the help of the Austin-based SXSW team. South by Southwest (SXSW) is known for a lot of things, but an East Coast location isn’t one of them—it’s an Austin, Texas, festival through and through. Ahead of President Obama’s departure from office, the White House will hold a first-of-its kind cultural event that takes more than a little inspiration from South by Southwest.

Daily Buzz: Is AMP for Email Ready for Prime Time?

Associations Now

Support for AMP for Email—a Google-developed technology that aims to bring interactivity to a medium known to be somewhat creaky—is slowly rolling out into marketing tools, including the platforms MessageGears , SparkPost , and Braze. A number of big companies are testing the technology, including Pinterest and Oracle. I’ve been waiting for advancements in email technology since I graduated from college.

ASAE Reveals 2020 Gold Circle Awards Winners

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Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed); Saving Jobs and Lives – End Device Tax. Austin Board of REALTORS®; Be A Member Campaign. WASHINGTON — ASAE announces the winners of the 2020 Gold Circle Awards competition, which denotes excellence, innovation, and achievement in association/nonprofit marketing, membership, and communications programs.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.21.17

Reid All About it

I expect we’ll hear more announcements in the near future about the acquisition of other association technology firms. I was talking to a friend this week about the deal and the unsettling feelings it’s causing people on the association side to have about the future of their technology and people on the vendor side to have about the future of their jobs. Host: ASAE Technology Council.

Digital Transformation Research: We Need Your Help!

Association Success

During our Advisory Group meetings for digitalNow 2018 Executive Summit , this topic was emphasized as a critical issue for association leaders, and indeed since digital transformation springs from the convergence of a whole new generation of technologies, capabilities, possibilities and expectations, it has been on our radar for a while. Help us to drive associations forward in the age of digital disruption.

Destinations: Create a Social Media Strategy Just for Meeting Planners

Associations Now

But it does set apart the Austin (TX) Convention and Visitors Bureau as “an exemplar of social media marketing success.” Its marketing strategy includes a website that serves as a hub for both the leisure and meetings and conventions markets , a Pinterest board called “Meet in Austin” that highlights the city’s meeting spaces, and a special list in Foursquare that highlights restaurants and nightlife near the convention center.

Friday Buzz: SXSW, a Year After Tragedy

Associations Now

The festivities will go on in Austin, Texas, starting this weekend, after a deadly crash at last year’s event—but expect SXSW to be toned down this year. The 2014 edition of the SXSW festival—which covers topics in music, film, and interactive technology—was thrown into disarray after a driver fleeing police ran into a crowd of revelers. How do you ensure that your technology matches your needs?

Why You Should Be Using Customer Reviews in Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

In another study headed by Google, 60% of participants said they read peer reviews when search for new business technology. Erin Vaughan currently resides in Austin, TX. When she’s not outside enjoying a hike through the Texas hill country, she writes about the latest technology and tools for TrustRadius. Interested in this topic? Join the Review Society to dig into it more. .

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.18.16

Reid All About it

Learn how to evaluate an Association Management Software based on important, often overlooked criteria; avoid hidden costs you may not see on the surface; and attract next generation thinkers and staff with a strong technology platform. From a booming technology evolution, to endless social media opportunities, to a workforce made up of four generations, it’s no wonder there are misalignments between member wants and member benefit offerings. Host: Vanguard Technology.

Are We Creating The Wrong Type Of Conference Experiences?

Velvet Chainsaw

Conference organizers, planning teams, and event producers aim to top last year’s event with a bigger-name speaker, larger budgets, trendy technology and greater wows. The opening of an industry conference in Austin this past year featured a walk-on welcome from Matthew Mcconaughey. Everyone’s talking about the need to create customer experiences. Yes, including us, the Velvet Chainsaw team.).

What to Do When Membership Is Booming?

Associations Now

The industry is surging thanks to advanced-automation and robotics technologies: Look no further than Amazon’s warehouse robots , which can now pick, pack, and ship an online order to your door. There are so many innovations, like collaborative robots and vision technologies, in more places, what I call robotics clusters—Pittsburgh, Boston, Silicon Valley, San Diego, and Austin, to name a few,” he says. “A

Top 3 Live Streaming Apps to Humanize Your Organization [Part I]

Slice-Works

A San Francisco Startup two-years in the making, Meerkat hit the streets of Austin, TX at South by Southwest (SXSW) in March 2015. Consequently, they swiftly embraced change as the needs of their audience adapts, requiring the technology to morph and change with them. Association Marketing Associations Brand Strategy Business strategy Content marketing Digital marketing Marketing Strategy Membership Mobile Strategy Social Media Technology Video strategy associations blab.im

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

Velvet Chainsaw

Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help. Related Stories Developing Conference Education That Provides Solutions To Customers’ Needs How Technology Impacts Education [Infographic] Is Your Conference Primarily Focused On Speakers Or Attendees? Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article.

How Tech Savvy Is Your Fundraising?

Associations Now

A new study on tech trends in fundraising illustrates some of the challenges nonprofit fundraisers face and opportunities that technology is making possible. These numbers are from the “ 2014 Fundraising Technology Trends ” study, which also found that a significant number of fundraisers feel they could be more effective at raising revenues. In fact, 80 percent of respondents agreed that better technology leads to more effective fundraising.

If Dr. Evil Were A Meeting Professional

Velvet Chainsaw

This Austin Powers movie character is a great metaphor for many meeting professionals today. Similarly, conference organizers are scrambling to adjust to sophisticated attendee expectations of a great experience and active engagement, new media marketing methods, new technologies and a mobile environment. Evil, a mastermind criminal cryogenically frozen in 1967 and reawakened in 1997, has challenges adapting to a new society, culture and rapid pace of change.

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech

SocialFish

The National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT) is a coalition of over 250 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase the participation of girls and women in computing and IT. Awardees are selected for their demonstrated outstanding aptitude and interest in information technology/computing; solid leadership ability; good academic history; and plans for post-secondary education. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Recommended For You: Personalized Attendee Picks

Associations Now

With [picks] uniquely tailored to each person, we hope that attendees can spend less time planning and instead make the most of their time in Austin. SXSW is a vast, intense experience, and this year we’ve focused even more deeply on using technology to make it truly personal,” said Jeff Sinclair, cofounder and CEO of Eventbase. Attendees want to get the most out of attending a conference.

Where’s ASAE?

Association Okie

I have attend ASAE Annual Meetings in Philadelphia, Nashville, Chicago, Denver, San Diego, LA, Honolulu, and the Technology Conference in Baltimore. Austin. Let’s play a little “Where’s Waldo” with ASAE. We know where ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Expo are scheduled for the next 7 years: St.

A Million Strong: The Association Behind Drupal’s Massive Install Base

Associations Now

Original developer Dries Buytaert built the platform as a way to experiment with modern web technologies. And the group helps lead events such as Austin, Texas-based DrupalCon —the next edition of which will take place in June. The open-source CMS platform Drupal recently announced a footprint topping 1 million websites worldwide. And like many community-driven efforts, the platform has an association helping to push it forward.

This Week’s Coolest Jobs – November 16

SocialFish

We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , digital and technology. Communications Manager – Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau – We have an immediate opening for a Communications Manager in the Marketing Department. Here are some of the coolest jobs you can find via the SocialFish job board !