Chicago’s Plan to Stay in the Conference Game

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Chicago has been whipsawed. Second- and third-tier cities are nipping at Chicago’s heels in ways they never have before. With smaller locales challenging the Windy City’s conference dominance, a new hotel could help Chicago regain some ground. Unlike Orlando or Las Vegas, Chicago doesn’t have a “headquarters” hotel next to its convention center. The $400 million project would include amenities such as meeting space and a restaurant.

Associations Project Uptick in Thanksgiving Travel

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The projection, per The Wall Street Journal , takes into account all major U.S. Delta started the trend by bringing such automation to the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport earlier this year, and in recent weeks, United and American Airlines have each teamed with the TSA to bring the automated process to Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Roads will be packed this weekend: The American Automobile Association projects that 48.7

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Give Back: Community Service Projects at Conferences

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Service projects will help your attendees feel a closer connection to the city—and also to each other and your association. If the answer’s yes, and you want to give back to the greater Nashville community, consider signing up for this year’s community service project. While I couldn’t make out what group they were a part of, seeing them there drew my mind back to associations and how they hold community service projects during their meetings to give back to local communities. (OK,

Tapping Into Attendee Expertise For Community Service Projects

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Your attendees have professional skills and specialized knowledge that can make a difference when they’re put to work in a conference-related community service project. Association conferences often feature a community service project —a chance for attendees to give back to the local community where the meeting is being held. However, NCRA members don’t limit their volunteer time with the project to the annual meeting.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.9.18

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While we’re on the topic of Creative Commons images, the Art Institute of Chicago opened up their collection. Association project managers carry a heavy load, especially if they’re expected to juggle their regular job along with their project responsibilities.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.22.17

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Life gets better when you have a new AMS, but heed this advice from Aptify before you plunge in: every new AMS (or any technology) project needs a change management team. CST – Chapter Roundtable in Chicago IL. Location: Chicago IL. The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… I heard the bells on Christmas day. Their old familiar carols play, And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth, good will to men. .

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.8.17

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I heard these wise words from Susan David on an episode of The Good Life Project podcast. – How to Bring Teams Together around Digital Projects with Simple Collaboration Techniques. The Whys and Hows Behind Recent Association Web Projects. Find out about the strategy behind seven recent web projects and learn how other organizations are developing new and better ways to meet their members’ needs on the web. CDT – Chapter Roundtable (Chicago IL).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.14.17

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In the [love this] “stormy seas of ego, opinion and entrenched habit…we need people who know that digital is never done, that it is not a series of projects but rather a stream of continuous improvements.” CT – The Power of State Advocacy: Enhancing Member/Component Relations (Association Forum Component Relations SIG, Chicago IL). Location: Chicago IL. CT – Association Forum Young Professionals Happy Hour (Chicago IL).

Destinations Experiment With New Marketing Efforts

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That’s what Chicago is thinking when it heads to Austin, Texas, next week for the annual music, film, and interactive conference South by Southwest (SXSW) to formally unveil its Chicago Made initiative. Chicago Made events will include an exhibit booth at the SXSW tradeshow, a private reception for business leaders, and an official SXSW Chicago music showcase. “[Chicago] is a taste-making place in the world. A look at how three U.S.

Cool Association Jobs This Week – December 8

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Manager, Marketing and Design , Giordano Dance Chicago – Giordano Dance Chicago, an internationally-renowned professional dance company, seeks an experienced, effective, and enthusiastic Manager, Marketing and Design. Giordano Dance Chicago, America’s original jazz dance company, has captivated generations of audiences around the world with dynamic performances and the diversity and wide appeal of its powerful repertoire.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.19.19

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The emotional benefits of cooking: people who frequently take on small, creative projects like baking or cooking report feeling more relaxed and happier in their everyday lives. Presenters: Kyle Contrata, Data Analyst and Project Manager at the Association of International Educators (NAFSA). CDT – Virtual Chapters & Online Communities: Should We or Shouldn’t We (Chicago IL). Location: Chicago IL.

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Key Findings from the State of Community Management Report 2018

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More on this community project soon – we will be presenting about it at ASAE’s annual meeting in Chicago in August. The Community Roundtable’s seminal State of Community Management Report 2018 is out!! And there’s a TON of insightful information it it. “Communities impact every facet of organizational life, from empowering individual contributors to generating strategic value.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.3.17

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Thankfully, DelCor has decoded the mysterious language of project management for all of us regular people. Central – Component Relations Chicago Roadshow with Billhighway (Chicago). Location: Chicago IL. “I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.”. Norman Rockwell said that, and today’s his birthday. Rockwell?” you yawn. Big deal.” Yeah, I used to think that too, being a sort of art snob.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.3.17

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Thankfully, DelCor has decoded the mysterious language of project management for all of us regular people. Central – Component Relations Chicago Roadshow with Billhighway (Chicago). Location: Chicago IL. “I was showing the America I knew and observed to others who might not have noticed.”. Norman Rockwell said that, and today’s his birthday. Rockwell?” you yawn. Big deal.” Yeah, I used to think that too, being a sort of art snob.

Solving homelessness, one tweet at a time

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The result: a project exploring how conversations about tough issues – ones we’d sometimes prefer to ignore – can lead to meaningful, long-term change. The campaign will move city by city – launching in Chicago – saturating each location for one week with media and activities to bring homelessness to the front burner. Please support this cutting edge online advocacy project , share Mark’s work with your friends, and help tell the story of homelessness in America.

American Hospital Association Enlists Manufacturers to Combat COVID-19 Shortages

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Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative , said the project, which started March 26, generated an immediate response from manufacturers, who began downloading specifications from AHA’s website for producing masks, face shields, and gowns. “We’ve Bathija said that in Chicago, where she lives, people lined the streets on a recent Saturday night to cheer for healthcare workers.

#thankful4home: Raising Awareness Around Homelessness

Beth Kanter

#thankful4home: A Lesson in Project Based Learning & Gratitude guest post by Lisa Colton. This fall and winter I’m working with a group of organizations in Chicago to raise awareness around homelessness, alongside screenings of the @Home documentary that features portraits of this issue through the eyes of activist Mark Horvath. The Boot Camp includes training, coaching, and project based learning.

Katie Winter Joins the Velvet Chainsaw Team

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We’re excited to announce that Katie Winter has joined the Velvet Chainsaw team as Client Projects & Stories Specialists! Lucky for us, Katie and her family recently relocated to Cleveland, OH from Chicago, IL. Katie will work closely with our Director of Client Project & Stories, Michele Frania, to conduct in-depth conference audience analysis…the cornerstone for our client recommendations.

How an Association’s Former Headquarters Became a Hip Hotel

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The Chicago Athletic Association building used to house an exclusive club of the same name. The Chicago Athletic Association’s building, once home to a private club exclusively for men, has seen a lot of faces come and go over its 123 years. ” The Game Room at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel. He saw the effort as one of civic duty—something especially important to his family, which has called Chicago home for generations.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.22.17

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Learn to establish clear goals and objectives, define and communicate the scope of the project and responsibilities so you can control the extent of your obligations, and evaluate your success. CDT – Chapter Roundtable (Chicago IL). Location: Chicago. The weekly list of free professional development and events for the association community… Politicians and pundits need to listen to these two women whose friendship survives their opposing politics.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.28.17

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– Building a Stronger Organization through Better Project Management (Loudon County VA Idea Swap). Since so much of our work is managed through individual projects, explore how better project management can pay off for your organization. Get some key ideas to implement to improve project management within your own organization. Save the dates: Wed/Thu June 7-8 – AMS Fest in Chicago.

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Tennis Association Gives Local Courts an Artistic Touch

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Open tournament, which started Tuesday and continues through September 9, USTA commissioned artists to adorn public tennis courts with their work in five cities: Chicago, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York. Marking the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open, the U.S.

Best Benefit Ever: Badges for Design Pros

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Houzz highlights the best in the world of residential design and serves as an online platform that helps homeowners, creatives, and design and construction professionals share ideas and collaborate on possible projects. Why it works: In the words of AIA CEO Robert Ivy : “This new relationship allows architects to show their versatility and talent across a range of residential projects.

Instructional Design: The New Normal

Aaron Wolowiec

I was booked on a non-Delta flight with a brief stop in the Bermuda Triangle (otherwise known as Chicago). For some reason, my flights through Chicago are always delayed – or, in this case, canceled. An elective and a learning project. I fled this week from the blustery temperatures of Grand Rapids, MI to a warmer climate in Dallas, TX.

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Doing Business in the Middle East Briefing, Panel and Lunch – June 7 and 15

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Business services (IT, customer and business process centers) come out as the most dynamic market segment accounting for 12% to 17% of projects in all subregions. If your association is considering expanding into MENA, then you will not want to miss Doing Business in MENA panel discussion and luncheon on: June 7 in Chicago, IL (HQ of American Association of Diabetes Educators). Sector Opportunities.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.5.17

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I still get an uneasy anxious feeling when I think about leading an AMS implementation project at my last association job. Share your best apps and how you use them in your work…whether it is your association management data base, project or meeting management, scheduler, email, mobile app or other neat tools that saves you work and time. Save the dates: Wed/Thu June 7-8 – AMS Fest in Chicago. Location: Chicago IL.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.2.17

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If you can’t make it to AMS Fest in Chicago next week , stay tuned for my reports. Presenters: Joy Brown,project manager, American College of Radiology. Wed/Thu June 7-8 – AMS Fest in Chicago. Location: Chicago IL. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… Countdown time to AMS Fest!! I’m looking forward to spending a few days next week talking and thinking about association technology. Ah, the geeky pleasures of life.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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50% of technology projects fail—the technology moves forward, but the organization does not. Most technology projects have non-technological goals: raise more money, serve more program participants, or become more efficient. Learn a process for deciding how to identify what font is right for any given design project. Save the dates: Wed/Thu June 7-8 – AMS Fest in Chicago. Location: Chicago IL.

Air Traffic Control Center Recovers From Fire, But Broader Challenges Linger

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Next for Aurora The facility at the center of the disruption is currently facing an audit of its safety procedures, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. A fire that took out a major air traffic control center near Chicago last month tangled the airways near the Windy City for days. “All of the facilities involved in this project have accomplished things they were never designed to do.”

Successfully Tailoring Educational Programs to Europe and Beyond – a LIVE Webinar Jan 23rd @10am Eastern

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Recently presented at the ASAE Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ms. Having lived, studied and worked in 5 different countries, her deep cultural understanding and fluency in 4 languages (German, English, French and Spanish) equips Annemarie for international projects. Annemarie Weise, Senior Business Development Manager for MCI Benelux and Mr. Kevin Perry, Ed.D, Director of SAE International’s Professional Development division (Retired) will repeat their popular ASAE session.

No Paper Needed: Anthropology Association Builds New Review System

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The association’s new platform will be built on an existing open-source platform, the Public Knowledge Project’s Open Journal Systems. In addition to the University Press of Colorado, four other university presses have signed up: the University of Chicago Press, University of Nebraska Press, University of New Mexico Press, and University Press of Florida.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

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Additional modules are available based on package subscription: Sponsors/Ads, API Access, Sales Funnel, Certifications, Events Expo, Project Management, Fundraising, Form Builder, Chapter Management, Online Store, and more. Offices located in Austin, TX, Herndon, VA, Chicago, IL.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.19.17

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If a website is in your future, get a clue by reading Kylee Coffman’s post on the DelCor blog about preparing for a website project. Hear about the Association of Energy Services Professionals’ research project and tips on conducting research. Save the dates: Wed/Thu June 7-8 – AMS Fest in Chicago. Location: Chicago IL. Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… You can buy everything except time–our most precious resource.

The Power Of A Nudge

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More specifically, what is the final push, shove, jerk, bump, prod, or jolt that must occur to see a project completed—or to convince your team or organization’s members that you would like them to change their behavior so that it lines up with your goals?

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Motown magic continues to attract business

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The association has a large number of members in Chicago, so it anticipates many from that area will come to Detroit for the meeting. In recent years, ASAE has engaged more than 1,000 attendees in community service projects in host cities. Detroit’s Cobo Center. I’m sure I can speak for my fellow Michiganders: We’ve watched with heartbreak as Detroit, once the most prosperous city in the country, has struggled to financially support its declining population.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.24.17

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When a technology project comes to a close, you want it to be done, over, finished, let’s move on. CST – Chapter Roundtable (Chicago). Location: Chicago IL. The weekly list of free educational events for the association community… CB Insights published one of the best explainer posts I’ve read about blockchain technology. The article also covers Bitcoin, Ethereum, initial coin offerings, and promising use cases. That’s your weekend reading right there.

We Asked, You Answered: Public Transit Commuter Strategies

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I ride the train (CTA in Chicago) about 40 minutes each way, and my favorite pastime is knitting! I’ll put on a podcast or some music and knit along on my current project (recently, socks). Not everyone has a 30-minute car ride ahead of them.

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#ASAE18: Value Means More Than Money, Says Kickstarter Founder

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In Sunday’s Opening Keynote at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago, Strickler challenged attendees to look at matters beyond profit and expansion when they think about what’s most beneficial for their organizations, their members, and society at large.

ASAE Reveals 2020 Gold Circle Awards Winners

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Chicago Association of REALTORS®; Young Professionals Network (YPN) Real Estate Boot Camp. We recognize the Merit Award as a distinguished honor awarded only on a case by case basis, to an applicant who had a very strong submission and project. 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.

How Our Association Prepared for the Future.

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As our population falls off, we are also challenged by losing too many graduates to cities like Chicago, New York, and LA. Without ignoring other new and existing projects, we have staff members dedicated to this area and a team working to support them. By engaging prospective professionals at an early stage, we ensure that our industry will thrive for years to come.

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