Join Jeff for Better Boards Workshop on March 8 in Denver

Principled Innovation

Join Jeff De Cagna of Principled Innovation on Friday, March 8, 2013 in Denver for a full-day workshop on Building Better Boards , presented by the Colorado Society of Association Executives. The workshop and luncheon talk will take place in Denver on the Friday before ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference in Colorado Springs.

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A night away? We sure did pay.

Aaron Wolowiec

And Nashville, Denver and Atlanta were the hotspots for revenue growth in 2014. Atlanta and Denver experienced the highest jumps in occupancy rates, according to the report. And it seems three event hotbeds – Miami, Denver and Atlanta – may crimp your style.

Time to breathe…and think long-term

Aaron Wolowiec

It was developed in partnership with Visit Denver. Meeting professionals are some of the busiest people I know.

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Conference Circuit: Conservation Efforts

Associations Now

The National Association of Conservation Districts’ 2017 Annual Meeting begins over the weekend in Denver. Venue: Sheraton Downtown Denver. City: Denver. By offering six optional tours, NACD is encouraging attendees to learn more about both Denver and Colorado.

Immediate Release: Duckworth Assumes Ownership of Everyday Mindfulness Show

Holly Duckworth

Conference Circuit: Supply and Demand

Associations Now

The Industrial Supply Association’s Annual Convention 2017 starts this weekend in Denver. City: Denver. This year’s closing reception will take place at Mile High Stadium, home of the Denver Broncos. Rundown Attendees: 1,600. Keynotes: 3.

NAHB Association Management Conference is Coming Up

GrowthZone

#NAHBAMC kicks off this week and the GrowthZone team is looking forward to connecting with HBA professionals in Denver! Be sure to stop by the GrowthZone booth in the Resource Pavilion. Take our 5-question survey and we’ll give you a $5 Starbucks card.

Construction Industry Courts Next Generation of Workers

Associations Now

At an AGC event in Denver this week, officials noted that when construction companies don’t have enough workers, projects are delayed and economic recoveries in local areas around the country are held back.

Conference Circuit: Healthy Living

Associations Now

The American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo starts over the weekend in Denver. Location: Denver. Rundown Attendees: 12,000. Scientific Abstracts: 4,000. Sessions: 1,000 plus.

Brewers Association Grants Will Support Events Focused on Diversity and Inclusion

Associations Now

Two of the programs (in Pittsburgh and Richmond, Virginia) are craft beer festivals targeted at local black communities; one (in Denver) focuses on the local Latino community.

Time for less sitting, more mobile engagement

Association Management

What do Fort Worth, Birmingham, Dubai, Denver and Atlanta have in common? All advertise in the first few pages of the July/August edition of Associations Now magazine as locations for your next association meeting. I’ll confess, Associations Now isn’t typically my top priority.

Cannabis Summit Gets a Presidential Backer

Associations Now

The association emphasizes that the Denver event represents a significant moment for the industry. It’s the first event that we know of that a presidential candidate will be involved in the industry,” she told The Denver Post. “He’s

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Conference Circuit: Pig Tales

Associations Now

The American Association of Swine Veterinarians’ 48th Annual Meeting begins this weekend in Denver. Venue: Hyatt Regency Denver. Rundown Attendees: 1,000. Technical Tables Exhibitors: 80 plus.

Membership Hack: Micro-Advocacy

Associations Now

In Denver, we were able to send more than 1,000 messages to the city council,” he says. In the end, VRMA lost the legislative fight with Denver’s city council but won buy-in from highly engaged members.

We Asked, You Answered: Practical and Tactical Event Strategies

Associations Now

If we’re in Denver, Colorado, there will be microbreweries and a concert at Red Rocks. Not every “wow”-worthy gesture at an event has to be bold—sometimes, it just has to be supremely useful. Here are a few smart ways associations impressed their attendees and exhibitors.

Try a Mindful New Holiday Tradition

Holly Duckworth

The first year I was in Denver I attended the ballet, the next I attended Denver Christkindl German market. Holidays are full of traditions memories of doing the same thing over and over. It may be lighting a menorah or a Christmas tree, family gathering for a cherished family recipe.

Best Practices Suck

Jamie Notter

When you live in Denver, it is absolutely a best practice to drive east if you want to get to Kansas City by car.

Fun and Games At Your Next Conference

Associations Now

At its annual meeting, which kicks off this weekend in Denver, it will be hosting the AAPA National Medical Challenge Bowl.

Conference Circuit: On the Rocks

Associations Now

Geologists and energy professionals from around the world will make Denver home for a few days to learn about how the changing economy, new technologies, recent discoveries, and international events are modifying the energy landscape. Rundown Attendees: 8,500. Technical Presentations: 900.

Fighting Homelessness: Libraries on the Front Lines

Associations Now

Other efforts libraries around the country are trying include: Outreach programs: In Denver and Queens, New York, among other places, libraries are offering training and educational outreach programs. When people think of libraries, they think of books.

The 2017 NAHB AMC Was Fantastic

GrowthZone

The NAHB Association Management Conference in Denver may have been the best ever! From the keynote speakers to roof-top receptions and vintage arcade games, it was an incredible few days. Thanks to NAHB for providing the perfect balance for professional growth and relaxation.

Study: Gender Gap Pronounced for Nonprofits, Workplace at Large

Associations Now

A wide-ranging study from the University of Denver that covers a number of fields (including nonprofits), suggests that a lot of work needs to be done to improve equity for women in leadership, both in representation and compensation. “The leadership landscape is so lopsided,” Lynn Gangone, the dean of the college, told The Denver Post.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.15.19

Reid All About it

The Greatest Ideas for Associations in 2019 (Association Chat – online and Denver CO). There will be a small reception following the live show at a local pub in Denver, Colorado. Locations: online (Zoom) and Denver Co.

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Do the followers make the leader?

Association Leaders

Tebow is the inexperienced, and under-qualified quarterback of the Denver Bronco’s who has led his team to five straight victories. Associations, Volunteerism and More…that’s the title of this blog. But truth is, most of the time it’s about leadership. Through this blog, I have tried to initiate discussions of the characteristics of great leaders and show examples of both good and bad leaders. I like exploring leadership with you.

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Associations Make Their Winning Predictions For Super Bowl Sunday

Associations Now

As the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos prepare for kickoff on February 7, several associations are forecasting increases in betting, chicken wing consumption, and tax revenue.

Brewing Up Demand: Beer Festival Sells Out in Record Time

Associations Now

But there could be a downside, Denver Westword reports : The number of beers each brewery can enter in the event’s annual competition will likely decline significantly from the current 10.

Tebow Time

Association Leaders

Tebow is the quarterback of the Denver Broncos. Oh yeah, and since he became the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos, they have won so much they made the playoffs – even though they were only playing him originally because the playoffs seemed out of reach. You would have to be living under a rock over the last few months if you hadn’t heard something about a professional football player named Tim Tebow.

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Conference Circuit: In Case of Emergency

Associations Now

The 9-1-1 Association’s 2015 Conference & Expo starts in Denver this weekend. Location: Denver. Rundown Registration Rates: $699 member/$849 nonmember. Hours of Education Sessions: 90 plus. Average Hours Attendees Spend in Exhibit Hall: 4.

Cannabis Association to Host First National Conference

Associations Now

To an outsider, the Cannabis Business Summit—the National Cannabis Industry Association’s (NCIA) first national conference , which will take place this June in Denver—might seem like an excuse for people in the marijuana industry to get together for a “tradeshow” of epic proportions.

Conference Circuit: Talent Scout

Associations Now

The Association for Talent Development’s 2016 International Conference and Exposition kicks off this weekend in Denver. Location: Denver. Rundown Attendees: 10,000 plus. Speakers: 400. Sessions: 300. Content tracks: 10.

Conference Circuit: Fostering Reconciliation

Associations Now

Plus: a surgical showcase in Denver. May 26-30: The Association of Surgical Technologists will hold its annual conference in its hometown of Denver, with special attention paid to the team that performed the first bilateral arm transplant.

How Three Associations Are Clearing The Air In Colorado

Associations Now

Denver residents are breathing a little easier today, thanks in part to the collaboration of three Colorado associations. As Malcolm Gladwell wrote in What the Dog Saw : “In Denver, five percent of the vehicles on the road produce 55 percent of the automobile pollution.”.

It’s all about boards and business models in March!

Principled Innovation

March 8– Better Boards Workshop (full day) and a luncheon talk on the Five Reasons-Boards article in Denver, Colorado. In support of my new article, “Trapped in the Past,” a.k.a. “Five Reasons Why Boards Are Killing Association Business Models,” that will appear in Associations Now next month, I have a few activities on the calendar to which members of the association community are invited. Here is a list of what is planned so far: March 6– P.I./TMA

Bring the Great Outdoors Into Your Meetings

Associations Now

Denver’s Colorado Convention Center expansion will include a 50,000-square-foot rooftop with unobstructed views of the Rocky Mountains and city skyline. A new report reveals that attendees and planners have an increased interest in outdoor spaces being used at meetings.

Conference Circuit: Fostering Reconciliation

Associations Now

Plus: a surgical showcase in Denver. May 26-30: The Association of Surgical Technologists will hold its annual conference in its hometown of Denver, with special attention paid to the team that performed the first bilateral arm transplant.

Conference Connexity: Delivering On Your Networking Promise [free eBook]

Velvet Chainsaw

Details about how to make this happen have been captured in an eBook we created as a follow-up to a session I am presenting today at the PCMA Education Conference in Denver ( Connexity: Reinventing the Networking Experience ).

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Cannabis Industry Group Works to Boost Safety for ???Edibles???

Associations Now

The first educational session was held Wednesday in Denver and was facilitated by NCIA member Maureen McNamara, the founder of Cannabis Trainers.

Airport Amenities: What’s In, and What’s Out?

Associations Now

For example, while smoking lounges still exist at large airports such as Washington Dulles International Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, airports in Salt Lake City and Denver have either ditched them already or are looking to do so.

Immediate Release: Duckworth Assumes Ownership of Everyday Mindfulness Show

Holly Duckworth

Denver, Colorado) – New York Times contributor, keynote speaker, author, and trendsetter in the field of leadership and mindfulness for the business world, Holly Duckworth, CAE, CMP, LSP, has been named the successor as host and producer of the Everyday Mindfulness Show.

African-American Film Critics Honor Prince’s Cinema Legacy

Associations Now

Late R&B icon Prince did something most of his musical contemporaries could only dream of: He starred in a critically acclaimed hit film that won an Oscar and even spent some time behind the camera as a director.