Chicago’s Plan to Stay in the Conference Game

Associations Now

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.

AMS Implementations are 20% Technology and 80% Governance

MatrixG

AMS Implementations are only 20% technology; the rest is governance.” Such were the provocative words by Thad Lurie, VP of Operations and CIO at EDUCAUSE, during the opening session at AMS Fest 2017 in Chicago earlier this month.

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How Mobile Technology Is Changing the Way We Commute

Associations Now

In Chicago, the foundation notes, bus ridership increased between 2006 and 2009 after the city made real-time bus information available. Mobile technology has the potential to change habits, even well-embedded ones like driving.

American Board of Medical Specialties Conference

Web Courseworks Associations

ABMS , a prominent board of medical specialty boards, will hold its annual conference in Chicago, September 25-27. Marketing to Members Uncategorized American Board of Medical Specialties Conference associations CHEST Chicago CME healthcare LMS SaaS Technology

If You Build It –and Communicate It– They Will Come

Association Management

In the film “Field of Dreams,” a voice in Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella’s cornfield convinces him to turn his acreage into a baseball diamond, and sure enough, once he’s done it, the ghosts of the 1919 Chicago White Sox do appear. The First Step in the Technology Adoption.

AMS Fest 2017

GrowthZone

AMS Fest is two loaded days where association pros will be elbow-to-elbow with executives of member-based organizations, consultants, and AMS vendors that all want to engage in discussions around technology and AMS systems. Come see us in Chicago! Technology Events and Conferences

AMSFest Highlights: Setting Expectations to Make a Saavy Membership Software Selection

Aptify

AMSFest brought an energized and inquisitive crowd to Chicago last week. In a creative North Side loft, AMS software vendors, partners, and association executives looking for new software solutions met to discuss the changing technology landscape and strategies on making sound selection decisions.

Compare Association Management Software Platforms

GrowthZone

Headquartered in Austin, TX with other locations in Chicago, IL, Maitland, FL, McLean, VA, Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA. Offices located in Austin, TX, Herndon, VA, Chicago, IL. Productivity Technology Growth

From the Corner Office: Tino Mantella, TAG

Association Adviser

Tino Mantella, Technology Association of Georgia. This month’s Corner Office spotlight shines on Tino Mantella, president and CEO of the 19,000 member Technology Association of Georgia (TAG). That makes us one of the largest technology organizations in the country.

Socialnomics

Elipsis Partners

Our goal is to have conversations in the association technology community that are accessible to all. So we have round table discussions, that are not just in DC but also in New York (May) and Chicago (August). ASAE Technology Council Social Media technology challengesOn Thursday last, the ASAE Tech Council hosted an online book club discussion. The book was Erik Qualman’s Socialnomics , about the economic impact of social media.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.7.20

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Wed 2/12 at 4:30 CST – Content & Digital Conversation Circle for Associations & Nonprofits (Chicago IL). An opportunity for members of the association and nonprofit communities in Chicago to come together to share our issues and challenges around digital and content.

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. WBT Systems pulled some lessons from the opening keynote at the ASAE Technology Conference. Location: Chicago IL.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.10.20

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In this MIT Technology Review article , he said, “What they wrote was remarkable, and remarkably consistent.”. CST – The Pros and Cons of Having Corporate Partners (Chicago, IL). Location: Chicago IL.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.30.17

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Prepare your association for the inevitable ransomware attack , say the guys at DelCor Technology Solutions, and, of course, they tell you how. In the meantime, I like to think about more positive and exciting developments in technology, like chatbots and conversational intelligence.

End of an Era: What Does It Mean for Associations?

SCD Group

As a college junior, I participated in an “field trip” of Chicago that included stopping at the Chicago Board of Trade. As an executive of the American Soybean Association, I participated in several meetings at the Board and with leaders of the Chicago Board.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.25.19

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Event technologists could be directing event technology strategy, making purchasing decisions, collecting and interpreting analytics, live wiring experiential touch-points and inventing experiences too. Host: Unleashed Technologies. Location: Chicago IL.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 7.14.17

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Make sure you have the technology to defend and enhance your membership turf. Explore the power of data insights and how wearable technology is changing the game forever. Location: Chicago IL. CT – Association Forum Young Professionals Happy Hour (Chicago IL).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 04.19.19

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Discuss elements your association should take into consideration when exploring or offering virtual components/communities, including volunteer roles and management, technology, membership models, financial banking, and more. Presenters: Dave Coriale, President, DelCor Technology Solutions.

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Association Brain Food Weekly: 8.4.17

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After the AMS Fest in Chicago, I gathered my thoughts about the future of the AMS in a guest post for ReviewMyAMS. – ASAE Technology Section Virtual Roundtable: Business of IT. Host: ASAE Technology Section. CDT – Chapter Roundtable (Chicago IL).

Destinations Experiment With New Marketing Efforts

Associations Now

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] is a taste-making place in the world.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.26.18

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4 million US jobs are expected to be disrupted by technology and other factors between now and 2026. Make Your Marketing Technology Resolutions for 2018. Insiders’ Conversation into the Technologies Driving Results. CST – Chapter Roundtable in Chicago IL.

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. Selecting Nonprofit Software: Technology Comes Last. Learn why, to be successful with new software at your organization, technology must come last.

Practical Mobile Strategies for Associations: Interview with Michael Jones of Results Direct

Association Mavens

I sat down with Michael Jones, Director of Mobile Technologies at Results Direct to discuss the latest trends and technologies to help associations develop an overall mobile strategy. We live in a world with more than six billion mobile devices currently in use.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.2.16

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I’d love to go to Chicago for the AMS Fest, but…too many conferences, too little time and money, sort of like books. Speaker: Joshua Peskay, Vice President, RoundTable Technology. Tue 5/10 – AMS Fest Midwest in Chicago.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.2.16

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I’d love to go to Chicago for the AMS Fest, but…too many conferences, too little time and money, sort of like books. Speaker: Joshua Peskay, Vice President, RoundTable Technology. Tue 5/10 – AMS Fest Midwest in Chicago.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.12.17

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Your weekly list of free webinars and events for the association community… How are associations using learning technologies? If you work for a membership organization, please participate in the Association Learning + Technology survey. Location: Chicago IL.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.3.17

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If you want to keep up with the mergers, sales and acquisitions in the association technology market, subscribe to Ben Martin’s theNIRD.org. Central – Component Relations Chicago Roadshow with Billhighway (Chicago). Location: Chicago IL.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.3.17

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If you want to keep up with the mergers, sales and acquisitions in the association technology market, subscribe to Ben Martin’s theNIRD.org. Central – Component Relations Chicago Roadshow with Billhighway (Chicago). Location: Chicago IL.

Conference Circuit: The Science of Society

Associations Now

The American Sociological Association’s 110th Annual Meeting heads to Chicago this weekend. Venue: Hilton Chicago and Hilton Palmer House. Location: Chicago. Rundown Attendees: 6,000. Presenters: 4,600. Research Papers: 3,000. Sessions: 600.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.29.17

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Marketing automation software is no longer a ‘nice-to-have’ technology. CDT – Chapter Roundtable (Chicago IL). Location: Chicago. lunch) or 12:30 (webinar) – The Top Ten Tips for Nonprofits to Consider When They Procure Technology Solutions.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.8.17

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And finally, an optimistic opinion from an economic historian: “A long-wave theory of technological and economic change suggests the financial malaise that began in 2007 may be about to end.” CDT – Chapter Roundtable (Chicago IL). Location: Chicago.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.28.18

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Association departments are business owners of technology—think AMS or LMS—but they usually don’t know how to map out the roles and policies needed to best use those systems. CDT – Chapter Roundtable in Chicago IL. Location: Chicago IL.

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New University Collaboration Aims to Support Civic-Minded Tech

Associations Now

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 time to harness technologies’ potential to do good is now.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 4.21.17

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I expect we’ll hear more announcements in the near future about the acquisition of other association technology firms. CDT – Billhighway Chapter Roundtable (Chicago). Location: Chicago. Host: ASAE Technology Council.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.1.19

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From Hollywood to Silicon Valley: Bridging Content and Technology (Association Chat). – How to Get Organized Internally to Ensure Corporate Partnership Program Revenue Growth (Chicago IL). Location: Chicago IL.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 6.2.17

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I’m looking forward to spending a few days next week talking and thinking about association technology. If you can’t make it to AMS Fest in Chicago next week , stay tuned for my reports. Are you spending the right amount of money on technology? Location: Chicago IL.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.1.17

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Technology isn’t the only success factor. CST – Chapter Roundtable (Chicago). Location: Chicago IL. – From Artificial Intelligence to Human Intelligence – Key Themes at the ASAE Technology Conference (Idea Swap/Reston VA ).

Association Brain Food Weekly: 1.5.18

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CST – Chapter Roundtable in Chicago IL. Location: Chicago IL. The right technology can mean the difference between a big success and a big headache, but the selection process can be daunting.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.22.17

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Presenter: Tahira Endean, instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. CDT – Chapter Roundtable (Chicago IL). Location: Chicago.

Identifying opportunities to automate

Association Success

Let me illustrate a few others: A few months ago, I was in Chicago and I called for an Uber that never came. For example, I’ve been reading more ASAE emails because the technology they’re using — rasa.io — delivers content relevant to me through artificial intelligence. .