How an American Beer Hit a German Tradeshow’s Center Stage

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Proving its global reach, the Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte, North Carolina, is participating in a massive tradeshow in Germany later this month. Instead, the major industrial technology tradeshow, at which Obama will participate in the opening , will feature a brew from back home—albeit one inspired by Germany. But it’s the brewery’s ties to Charlotte—not Germany—that inspired it to participate in the fair.

Conference Circuit: Storage Space

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The Energy Storage Association’s 26th Annual Conference and Expo begins in Charlotte, North Carolina, next week. More than 2,000 influential leaders and decision makers from 750 companies will gather in Charlotte with global experts to shape the future of the energy storage industry. Venue: Charlotte Convention Center. Location: Charlotte, North Carolina. Rundown Attendees: 2,000. Speaker and keynotes: 100 plus. Expo hall time: 20 hours.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.30.21

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A weekly conversation about meeting and event technology, including software, hardware, and audiovisual for in-person and online events. Host: Brandt Krueger, founder Event Technology Consulting. Such technology is also key to restoring confidence in meetings and events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.7.21

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In some of these cases, technology and common sense can save the day and, in others, you might have to knock some sense into your board. A weekly conversation about meeting and event technology, including software, hardware, and audiovisual for in-person and online events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.5.17

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Hear unique perspectives from a researcher, technology partner and an association on the role of innovation in associations today. AENC Technology Roundtable (Raleigh NC). We’ll look at a range of virtual events—including Tagoras’s own Learning • Technology • Design 2017—to help you evaluate which option, if any, might be the right fit for your association’s challenges and opportunities. AENC FUEL Young Professionals Round Table (Charlotte NC). Location: Charlotte NC.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.6.17

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What do they rely on others to do now that technological change will allow them to do themselves in the future? WBT Systems spots some disappointing news about association e-learning programs in Association Learning + Technology , a recently released report from Tagoras. Dan Lautman from DelCor Technology Solutions identifies four key tools every association IT department must have.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.13.20

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This study investigates more than 60 factors influencing members across six domains, including economic, technology and market psychology. Presenters: Charlotte Hayslett, Vice President of Human Resources, Visit Milwaukee.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

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Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN, says, “Nonprofits will have to invest in both the people and technologies they’ll need to fulfill their missions in the future.” Discover what exciting events are doing in experiential, the role of technology in experiential events and how can you make the most out of it, and cutting edge tactics to get the wow factor. AENC Charlotte Connection Event (Charlotte NC). Location: Charlotte, NC.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.17.17

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Amy Sample Ward, CEO of NTEN, says, “Nonprofits will have to invest in both the people and technologies they’ll need to fulfill their missions in the future.” Discover what exciting events are doing in experiential, the role of technology in experiential events and how can you make the most out of it, and cutting edge tactics to get the wow factor. AENC Charlotte Connection Event (Charlotte NC). Location: Charlotte, NC.

CompTIA Study Finds Tech Hubs Where You Wouldn’t Expect Them

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Topping the list overall were two cities in North Carolina—Charlotte and Raleigh. While both had smaller numbers of job listings than more prominent metro areas such as Washington, DC, they made up for it by having cost-of-living levels that were much more modest—adjusted for hourly earnings, Charlotte and Raleigh ranked fourth and third, respectively.

ASAE Concludes First-Ever Hybrid 2021 ASAE Annual Meeting

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More than 500 attendees participated in the in-person Pop-UPs, hosted by the Atlanta CVB; Visit Charlotte; Choose Chicago; Destination Cleveland; Experience Columbus; Visit Dallas; Destination DC; Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB: Discover The Palm Beaches; and Discover Puerto Rico.

Five Ways to Boost Your Microvolunteering Resources

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It’s essentially the ‘many hands make light work’ approach,” notes Charlotte Muylaert, a marketing leader for Billhighway, in an article on ASAE’s website. Sometimes, it comes down to the right task doled out the right way.

Conference Circuit: Break Free

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On Sunday, correctional personnel at all levels will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, to mark the start of the American Jail Association’s annual meeting. Venue: Charlotte Convention Center. The expo floor will feature cool corrections-related technologies, such as devices that detect inmates’ contraband cellphones, and education sessions will address subjects that are top of mind to jail professionals. Rundown Attendees: 1,400. Exhibitors: 200 plus.

The Young Professional – Tracking down the Future Leaders of Your Association

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We spoke with Charlotte Putnam, vice president of communications & marketing for the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association (PHCC) , who told us about their new website, www.phccareers.com , that showcases a modern, exciting and technologically skilled trade. Part 4 of our 2017 Association Communications Benchmarking Study series. Acknowledging a challenge is the first step to finding a solution.

Three Collaboration Tools Component Relations Pros Swear By

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To save time and stay organized, it helps to have technology on your side. In an ongoing Billhighway blog series, Marketing Leads Charlotte Muylaert and Sarah Garrity highlight several membership tools to streamline chapter data collection , design , and content efforts. Here are three ways component relations staff frequently use technology to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively: Pulse surveys and forms.

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CompTIA Helps Build New Tech Foundations for the Underemployed

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The association’s philanthropic arm, Creating IT Futures, is expanding its free training program for individuals looking to enter the information technology field. The world of information technology can be a great opening for unemployed or underemployed people seeking new careers. In recent months, the foundation has moved to duplicate the program in other cities, including Philadelphia, Dallas, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

World Biogas Association Poised to Take a Bite Out of Climate Change

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The recently launched World Biogas Association plans to help organizations across the globe promote anaerobic digestion and biogas technologies—and harness them to fight climate change. Anaerobic digestion and biogas technologies have immense potential to help meet the United Nations sustainable development goals, according to the founders of the World Biogas Association , launched at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 22 at Marrakesh, Morocco, earlier this month.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.8.19

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The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… “It’s not the technology that makes your association innovative; it’s what you do with technology,” said WBT Systems. They describe several non-technology learning trends that can help your association engage learners and become the preferred educational provider in your industry. I saw these two excellent bands last week, first in Washington DC and then in Charlotte NC.

Calling on Members: Tech Association Embarks on Statewide Tour

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The North Carolina Technology Association is reaching out to members and going on a series of visits to member companies with the hopes of demonstrating how the tech industry is a boon for the state. To shake up its member outreach and to showcase North Carolina’s technology industry, the North Carolina Technology Association is embarking on a month-long, statewide Tech Tour. “As

Is Your Board Ready for a Crisis?

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For the American Counseling Association, Tennessee legislation that countered the profession’s code of ethics moved ACA to consider moving its next conference out of Nashville; the American Public Transportation Association pondered moving a meeting out of Charlotte after South Carolina passed a law diminishing LGBT protections. Every board has its own particular mix of interests and expertise—technology, finance, communications, and so forth.

Are Zip Lines Safe? Industry Faces New Questions Following Girl’s Death

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Zip lines, which only face state-level regulations in nine states, have largely been managed by groups such as the Association for Challenge Course Technology (ACCT), which is focused specifically on certifying zip lines and similar equipment; and the American Camp Association (ACA), which certifies such equipment as part of a camp’s overall certification. The industry is generally safe,” ACCT Executive Director James Borishade told the Charlotte Observer.

What’s Next for Convention Centers?

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Meeting planners and attendees expect increased technology capabilities and flexible meeting spaces. Centres are challenged by rapid change in … technology and connectivity demands, both of which require greater facility investment in a time of only modest revenue growth. s 2013 International Convention Center Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hawarden agreed, saying that conventions are all about the experience—and technology adds to that.

Monday Buzz: Farmers Markets Move Indoors—Into Hotels

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“We welcome the surrounding community but also want guests to be able to grab an apple or pear picked that morning on their way in or out,” Seamus Gallagher, director of sales and marketing for the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte, North Carolina, told Vora. We may have to wait a bit longer for technology that can predict the future, but associations can start adopting strategies to get them pretty close. Growing demand for fresh produce gives hotels a fresh idea.

Conference Circuit: Reinventing Meals on Wheels

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The need to diversify revenue streams, accommodate shifting demographics, foster new partnerships, and leverage cutting-edge technologies will become increasingly critical to our success,” the event’s promotional materials declare. Say thanks to the National Recreation and Park Association, which will hold its annual congress in Charlotte, North Carolina. A prominent organization serving the nation’s seniors looks to use its conference to spark new ideas.

Kids and Kickstarter: The Rise of PhilanthroKids and Kid Crowdfunding!

Beth Kanter

Charlotte, A Young Teen, Helping To Save Horse Farm Through A Kick Starter Campaign. Meet Charlotte, the teen daughter of one of my colleagues, Tom Subak , who is Chief Information Officer for a national charity and knows a thing or two about engaging young people and fundraising online. Charlotte started riding horses when she was 5 years old. Charlotte is helping Diane garner attention for her campaign, by putting in to practice some good tips from her Dad!

Thursday Buzz: Smooth Flying in the Future?

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Ready, set, takeoff” may be a possibility, all thanks to a new algorithm by engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) designed to prevent planes from needlessly idling to maximize fuel savings and minimize passenger frustration. “In Boarding and takeoff at airports may soon be faster and more enjoyable, thanks to math. Plus: Addressing and clarifying your organization’s tax status to the public.

Press Photographers Group Ups the Ante on Advocacy

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The proliferation of mobile technology means that everyone with a smartphone in their pocket—roughly 61 percent of U.S. Last year, prior to the political conventions in Tampa and Charlotte and the NATO Summit in Chicago, I started doing trainings with the police in those cities,” Osterreicher said. “I’ve

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Does Your Nonprofit Need Some Data Therapy?

Beth Kanter

Earlier this week, I participated in a meeting hosted by the Knight Foundation that brought together a small group of amazing thinkers in Silicon Valley — nonprofits, for-profits, activists, bloggers, and others interested in technology for civic engagement that builds connections between residents and our governments. It’s all related to its TechForEngagement summit last year.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

Beth Kanter

This year I facilitated several labs, including several for the Knight Foundation Arts Program to learn about the local arts ecosystem in four cities, including Philadelphia, San Jose, Charlotte, and Macon. But an effective leadership strategy is also dependent on a robust digital strategy that not only uses social media effectively, but incorporate mobile and new emerging digital technologies. I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!

Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.24.18

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Charlotte Muylaert at Billhighway explains how to retain chapter leaders and prevent them from burning out and checking out. How do you differentiate your B2B technology company from competitors? Learn what type of results to expect from certain marketing strategies, how new technologies have changed traditional marketing strategies, and how membership marketing is different from marketing non-dues products, programs, services, and events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.15.18

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning are changing the way we interact with technology in our everyday lives. Learn which technologies actually translate into results for event marketers, when and where to apply the best tools for your job, how to implement digital tools at your organization quickly and effectively, and which emerging tech you need to be on the lookout for. Learn strategies for shipping, custom brokers, technology, and attendee pre-planning information.

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111 Intriguing Chats for 2011

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ahier - Brian Ahier; The Dalles, Oregon; Passionate about healthcare, technology and government 2.0. Dig design, innovation, technology. andreamiller20 - Andrea Miller; Atlanta; Elementary Instructional Technology Specialist. BrandtKrueger - Brandt Krueger; Minneapolis; Geek Dad, Husband, and Corporate Technology Director for metroConnections, Inc. (A dcoriale - David Coriale; President, DelCor Technology Solutions, Inc.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.22.18

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I’ve learned over the years that identifying and prioritizing your requirements is the most important step in any technology selection process. Guests: Charlotte Muylaert, Billhighway. Host: Unleashed Technologies. Presenter: Chad Hester, Solutions Architect, Unleashed Technologies. The Essential Guide to Event Management Technology. Learn how event technology naturally fits into every stage of the event lifecycle.

AE on the Verge: Say it in 90 Seconds

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Charlotte Weeks. Charlotte Weeks www.weekscareerservices.com www.anassociationcareer.com. technology. (48). AE on the Verge. Association management, meetings and mania. Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Say it in 90 Seconds. What if you needed to describe what matters most in 90 seconds ? Yesterday, 28 associations met with our Governor-Elect to give ideas about what could improve the business climate in Maine.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.31.17

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Karnel Thomas, vice president of membership and meetings, Utilities Technology Council. Technology is changing every aspect of how we communicate, including the structure and distribution of the content we consume. Association Women Technology Champions (Washington DC). Connect with other women who serve in a variety of technology-related roles and have a safe space to swap stories, share advice, and learn from each other’s successes.