Executive Connections: SLA's Illinois Chapter Invests in Members

Executive Connections

SLA’s Illinois Chapter Invests in Members. I cannot tell you how delighted I was to learn that the 2010 SLA Illinois Board of Directors has decided to offer up to 20 Early Bird registrations to the SLA 2010 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO to its members —on top of two student stipends of $1,000 each! Congratulations, SLA Illinois!  Listed below are links to weblogs that reference SLA’s Illinois Chapter Invests in Members : Comments.

Conference Circuit: School Rules

Associations Now

The 2015 Joint Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards, Illinois Association of School Administrators, and Illinois Association of School Business Officials is happening in Chicago this week. Conference: 2015 Joint Annual Conference.

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Learn with iMIS and TopClass LMS at the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference

WBT Systems

WBT Systems is delighted to be an official strategic partner of the 2018 NiUG Greater Chicago Conference , hosted by NiUG International , April 4-6, in Rosemont, Illinois.

Brain Tumor Association to Livestream Select Conference Sessions

Associations Now

With a new livestream option at its annual conference, the American Brain Tumor Association is making sure people can access the information they need. The livestream option is especially important as the conference gains more international recognition. “In

A Busy Start to 2012

Moving through the Association World

MASAE has been a great organization for me, I am also going to be working with the Annual Conference Planning Committee and strategic planning with the organization. Another organization I am very excited about is the Northern Illinois University Varsity Club. MASAE NIU Staffing Volunteers Work Associations Joseph Sapp Northern Illinois University Toastmasters volunteeringAfter a month it is beginning to look like 2012 is going to be extremely busy for me.

SLA Conferences: Who Did You Connect With?

Executive Connections

I received the nicest message (reprinted below) from one of our Illinois members about a valuable connection she made at this year’s annual conference. I have heard similar stories of lifelong friendships, new jobs, professional connections and even romance that have taken place at SLA conferences. So what is your favorite conference connection? I’m amazed at the opportunities that are available at the Annual Conference.

Digitization Is Not Digital Transformation


Conference. Hybrid conference offering learning for onsite and virtual attendees. Similar to what the University of Illinois did with its MBA program, associations will need to transform their offerings for a hyper-competitive and rapidly changing digital landscape.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 5.24.19

Reid All About it

The Illinois Principals Association (IPA) faced several years of declining attendance at their annual conference and wanted to involve their 21 chapters in remedying that. Presenter: Drew Thomason, Director of Marketing & Communication, Illinois Principals Association.

Why Play Benefits Attendees

Associations Now

It’s for those same reasons that many organizations are incorporating play into their conferences and other events. That’s why it makes sense that more conferences are building in dedicated play spaces and playtime for attendees. How do you encourage play at your conferences?

Creating Mentorship Programs to Drive Engagement

Associations Now

At an #ASAE16 session, the executive director of the Illinois Park and Recreation Association discussed its mentoring program and how other associations can build their own successful, sustainable programs to serve members.

Integrate for Success: 3 Sweet Results of AMS Integrations

Higher Logic

The Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) used data from their AMS, netFORUM Pro, in their marketing automation platform to build targeted event campaigns to illustrate benefits for membership types, each with their different needs.

Help Your Presenters Embrace Diversity and Inclusion

Idea Architects

Guidance and Orientation LeadingAge Illinois , like some associations, includes a brief statement in their speaker guidelines “to sensitize speakers to the potential diversity in the audience.” That work has value beyond the conference itself.

Executive Connections: Information Chemistry

Executive Connections

SLA’s Illinois Chapter Invests in Members » 01 March 2010. This is a busy time of year for library association conferences, and that means that I have been busy, too.   I imagine that professionals of every kind benefit from conferences, but in few professions are conferences quite as essential to growth as they seem to be for librarians and knowledge and information pros.  Executive Connections.

Learners Want Transformation—What Does It Take to Deliver?


They are already offering publications, conferences and individualized training. To hear more amazing speakers like Tracy, register for.orgCommunity’s Leading Innovation Summit on February 28 at The Rose Hotel, Rosemont–Illinois’ newest contemporary property.

Looking Back at 2018: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going


Last year, SBI planned and executed more than 130 local, state, national, and iternational association conferences; regional events; and chapter meetings throughout the US. To celebrate the beginning of a new year, we’re reflecting on what we accomplished in 2018.

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In Protest, Fantasy Sports Group Moves Event From Nevada

Associations Now

The Fantasy Sports Trade Association, currently in the midst of regulatory controversy and legal challenges, decided over the weekend to move its upcoming winter conference from Nevada.

Transportation Group Hopes Annual List Guides Infrastructure Decisions

Associations Now

Where infrastructure decisions are made, we hope empirical data is utilized,” said Rebecca Brewster, ATRI president and COO, during a press conference call. In 2012, Illinois began the $500 million reconstruction of the Chicago Circle Interchange, which is expected to be completed by 2019.

Managing Volunteers? Learn from the Lutherans

Cvent Association Tips

Hundreds of volunteers were involved in the success of the group’s meeting in Pittsburgh last June, which drew 3,200 delegates, as well as at its 2011 meeting in Peoria, Illinois, which had a record attendance of 5,000 delegates. Tips from UUA’s Meeting Planners and Religious Conferences: Taking Part in the Social Stream.

Speaking from Experience: How to Be a More Confident and Competent Presenter

Idea Architects

18-year-old me getting a bit choked up as I deliver my final address as state president of the Illinois Association of Student Councils to about 1000 people at the convention closing banquet. Selecting sessions from the long list at a conference can be daunting.

Report: Major Hotel Chains Hit by Long-Term Data Breach

Associations Now

The company’s statement listed the affected hotels—located in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia—and stated it will offer credit monitoring services to customers affected by the breach. White Lodging Services Corp.

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. A look at how three U.S.

Making “What is” Visible

Jamie Notter

” Wednesday I was keynoting at Impact99, a conference about innovation in Human Resources (a field that needs innovation badly, if you ask me, and let me tell you, this was the group to do it!).

Red Flags and ADA Requirements: Are You Up to Date?

Off Stage

Recently, while reading the e-bulletin from Howe and Hutton, a law firm in Illinois who works with associations and is my personal attorney, I found the following posting which Jonathan Howe gave me permission to share with you. Many nonprofits accept credit card payments or otherwise extend credit (for meetings, conferences, trade shows, publications, etc.). Terry Penza, RCE, CAE.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.8.19

Reid All About it

This is one of my favorite conferences, however, if you’re a consultant or vendor who provides products/services to associations, the only way you can attend is by becoming either a sponsor or speaker.

Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

Beth Kanter

I came across a brain scan by Dr. Chuck Hillman from University of Illinois Neurocognitive Kinesiology Laboratory. I’m doing a panel at the NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference in March called “ Learn You Will ” with colleagues John Kenyon, Andrea Barry, and Cindy Leonard.

Member, Meet Sponsor: A Model for Reaching Under-Served Segments

Associations Now

Just a few more examples to add to the two above: The Society for Neuroscience “ grants about 70 awards each year , worth more than $100,000 total, assisting students, postdoctoral fellows, international delegates, and even science-journalism­ students” to attend its conferences.

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How To Incorporate More Movement Into Your Nonprofit Training

Beth Kanter

I recently submitted a proposal for NTEN’s 2017 Nonprofit Technology Conference with colleagues Cindy Leonard, John Kenyon and Jeanne Allen called “ Supercharge Your Technology Training ,” so please take a minute to vote for it. . Photo: Americans for the Arts.

Executive Connections: Spring Forward

Executive Connections

« SLA’s Illinois Chapter Invests in Members | Main.   Here are just a few:   • SLA 2010 Annual Conference & INFO-EXPO in New Orleans—The best buy in the info business, you will find an unparalleled selection of sessions that will sharpen your skills and introduce you to top experts.  Executive Connections. Cherry Blossom Time » 15 March 2010. Spring Forward. Before we went to bed Saturday night, most of us in Canada and the U.S.

14 Personal Highlights from EventCamp East Coast


First, I was thrilled to get a signed copy of Adrian Segar’s “Conferences that Work” in the bag I received at registration. We certainly had those, but we also had representation from far away and exotic lands called Illinois, Minnesota, Washington, California, Ontario, and Quebec. We had participants with extensive conference and event experience, but we also had many from associations and non-profits, developers of technology, journalists, etc.

Stronger by Association: AMR Hires Four

AMR Management Services

Brown holds Bachelor of Science in mass communications, with a focus in advertising, and a minor in business administration, from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. Pages. CONTRIBUTORS. AMR MANAGEMENT SERVICES. Tuesday, November 29, 2011. AMR Hires Four. LEXINGTON, Ky.